The Ministry of Commerce and Heavy Industries of the Government of India has made it mandatory for tires to bare ISI mark on them. The new rule will become effective from 9th May, 2011. What this means is, that users will get quality tires without defects. However imported tires will no longer be sold in the country and dealers will be fined for the same.

“No person through himself or through any person on his behalf, manufacture, store or import for sale, sell or distribute pneumatic tires which do not confirm to the specified standard by the Bureau of Indian Standards and which do not bear the standard mark of the Bureau on obtaining certification marks license,” the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has said.