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What is SLS- Overseas

How to Apply

Pre-certification Assessment

Issue of permit/ Grant of Lisence

Post Permit Monitoring

Validity of Permit

FAQ's (Remarks)

Annual Fee

Procedure for Granting SLS Mark for Products Manufactured Overseas

Application

The applicant shall apply to the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) on the prescribed form along with application fee. The applicant submitting an application shall be a manufacturer outside Sri Lanka. The applicant shall be given an undertaking that all liabilities with respect to the SLSI Act and Rules and Regulations of the Scheme shall be fulfilled.

The following documents shall be submitted along with the application:

  • Necessary documents supporting the Quality Assurance System (e.g. a copy of the Quality Manual, Quality Plan, test formats etc.) ;
  • Outline of manufacturing process ; (e.g. a copy of the diagrammatic representation of the Process, flowcharts etc.) ;
  • Details of testing arrangement and calibration certificates ;
  • Test certificate from an independent (accredited) laboratory indicating conformance of the product to Sri Lanka Standards ; and Details of any other certification (Product or System)
  • Application Fee USD 25.00 or equivalent.
 Pre-Certification Audit
  • A Pre-Certification audit will be required to be carried out at the manufacturers’ premises. The Pre-Certification assessment will be carried out by SLSI or the National Standards Body in the exporting country or any other accredited inspection agency appointed by SLSI. However, if sufficient evidence is available to suggest that the manufacturer has a well established Quality System, the Pre-Certification assessment may be dispersed with at the discretion of SLSI.
  • If the applicant holds certification from a National Standards Body or any other recognized Institution, Pre-Certification assessment may be dispensed with at the discretion of SLSI.
  • The application processing fee will be USD 150.00 (or equivalent), and the applicants will have to bear expenditure for travel, stay and per diem as applicable by SLSI Regulations for SLSI officer (s) deputed for assessment.
  • If the Pre-Certification assessment is done by the agent of SLSI, the fees shall be directly arranged between the company and agent.
  • The final assessment shall be carried out by a team of SLSI auditors on the agreed guidelines of the SLSI. The cost with respect to the visit shall be borne by the applicant.
Grant of License
  • The sample (s) shall be drawn by SLSI or the National Standards Body in the exporting country or any other accredited inspection agency appointed by SLSI to monitorconformance of the product to the relevant Sri Lanka Standard. The cost of testing of the sample (s) will be borne by the applicant.. The product may be tested in Sri Lanka or in the applicant’s country and the discretion to choose the laboratory will rest with SLSI.
  • If two consecutive samples comply with the requirements of the relevant Sri Lanka Standard and the company has a Quality Management System in compliance with ISO 9001/2000, the permit to use the SLS Certification Mark will be granted to the manufacturer.
  • The permit shall be valid for a period of three years.
Surveillance Audit
  • The sample (s) shall be drawn by SLSI or the National Standards Body in the exporting country or any other accredited inspection agency appointed by SLSI to monitor conformance of the product to the relevant Sri Lanka Standard. The cost of testing of the sample (s) will be borne by the applicant. The product may be tested in Sri Lanka or in the applicant’s country and the discretion to choose the laboratory will rest with SLSI.
  • If audit is carried out by SLSI, the manufacturer shall bear the expenditure of travel, stay and per diem as applicable by SLSI Regulation for the SLSI Officer (s) undertaking audit if required.
  • If audit is carried out by any other accepted body, the fees shall be directly arranged between the company and the agent.
  • Sample (s) shall be drawn during surveillance audit for testing. The testing shall be done at the manufacturer’s laboratory or at any independent testing laboratory. The cost of testing shall be borne by the permit holder. The test report shall be submitted to SLSI.
  • Market samples will also be drawn during operation of the permit. Cost of testing of market samples drawn in Sri Lanka will be borne by SLSI.
Renewal of Permit

The Permit Holder shall inform SLSI three months prior to the date of expiry of the Permit for renewal along with the renewal fee of US $ 150.00 (or equivalent). The Permit shall be renewed subsequently for three years based on the assessment of the performance of the Permit Holder.

Agreement With SLSI

The applicant shall enter into an agreement with SLSI for terms and conditions of operation of the permit.

NOTE : The agreement between SLSI will include clauses pertaining to indemnity, misuse of SLS Certification mark, voluntary withdrawal or cancellation of permit etc.

Recommendation for Health Ministry (MOH) Registration of BDW

Under the agreement between Health Ministry and SLSI, SLSI is the inspection body who carryout inspections and recommend for granting approval to MOH for registration of Bottled Drinking Water.

Assessment before granting approval

On receipt of an application the institution will assess the adequacy of manufacturer’s arrangements for quality assurance based on information provided in the application. An audits at the factory is/are arranged to examine and verify the quality management system adopted by the applicant. Attention will be paid to control at production, suitability of equipment, inspection and testing facilities, training, record keeping, provision of necessary resources etc.

Specific attention will be paid to hydro geological report and recommendations made under there, suitability of water resource, perimeter protection, adherence to Code of Practice for Bottled drinking Water and conformity of two consecutive samples of source water and final product to relevant standards.

Issue of Permit

On satisfactory fulfillment of those requirements provisional registration is recommended for 1 year and after verifying consistent quality by continuous testing as per sampling plan, full registration is recommended.

Validity of Registration

Audits are arranged for renewal of registration on request of M.O.H.

Remarks
  • A Sri Lanka standard Specification shall be available for the product.
  • Manufacturer and the Brand Owner shall be legal entities.
  • The brand shall have registered.
  • An application shall be product/brand and manufacturing location specific.
  • If the same product under the same brand name is manufactured at more than one manufacturing location, applications shall be submitted for all locations simultaneously.
  • For overseas manufacturers, having certified against ISO 9001 standard is a pre-requiste.
  • Product specific prerequisites shall be fulfilled as relevant.
  • Product specific prerequisites
    • Cement
      • The Company shall have facilities to test the product in accordance with the methods specified in SLS 107:2008, particularly compressive strength as per ISO 679 at  following environmental conditions:
      • The temperature throughout the entire test procedure shall be controlled at 27 + 2 0C.
      • The minimum relative humidity shall be as given in the following Table.

Location

Minimum Relative Humidity %

Mixing room

65

Moist curing chamber

90

Compressive strength testing room

50

Shall be in a position to get each batch tested as per SLS 107, in an laboratory accredited for the same test method

When forwarding the application, following shall be submitted in this regard:

  • a declaration by the Manufacturer on  a) above
  • In case of  b) above, the name and address of the accredited laboratory and the average time taken to deliver a sample to the laboratory (indicating mode of transport) shall be indicated in a letter to be submitted with the application. The Sri Lanka Standards Institution would assess the practicality of getting reports for each shipment.
    • CFL bulbs: Test reports issued from an accredited lab for life test shall be available.
  • An applicant is considered to be satisfactory when two consecutive samples (the number of samples to conform will vary depending on the number of types/varieties manufactured) are found to be conforming to the requirements of the relevant Sri Lanka Standard and a Quality Management System is satisfactorily established, documented and implemented as per the requirements of the scheme.