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SLS Marks Scheme-Overseas

SLS Marks Scheme-Overseas


PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING SLS MARK FOR PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED OVERSEAS


1.    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.

2 . Pre-Certification Audit


2.1  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.

2.2  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.

2.3  The application processing fee will be USD 100.00 (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.

2.4  If the Pre-Certification assessment is done by the agent of SLSI, the fees shall be directly arranged between the company and agent.

2.5  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.

3 . Grant Of License
3.1  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.

3.2  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.
3.3The permit shall be valid for a period of three years.

4. Surveillance Audit

4.1  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.

4.1.1  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.

4.1.2  If audit is carried out by any other accepted body, the fees shall be directly arranged between the company and the agent.

4.2  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.

4.2.1  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.

5. 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.

6. 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

 

 

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