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TAC Approval for Automobile

TAC Approval

TAC Approval for Automobile

The TAC Approval granted to a product that meets the required standard, technical and safety requirements are called Type Approval or Certificate of Conformity. The approval is required before a product is sold in a particular country and the processes differ from each and every country. The process and certification given to such a product are known as TYPE APPROVAL.


The TAC Approval or certificate is given to a product which the technical, safety and regulatory requirements. It is given before a product is sold in a particular market.  It is compulsory before a new product is launched in the market. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways[1] is the agency authorized to provide the certification.

Who can apply?

  • A manufacturer who is producing such product or involved in a manufacturing process of such a product for which TAC approval is required
  • Indian Importer or Traders who are importing the product from a foreign manufacturer
  • Foreign companies having their business establishment in India who are doing trading activities
  • Indian Traders who are involving in trading of such products.

Types of Testing

  • Active and Passive Safety
  • Mechanical & Electrical Testing
  • Photometry Testing
  • Electro-Magnetic Compatibility
  • Noise Vibration Harshness
  • Homologation test
  • Powertrain

Homologation Certification

It is a process of certifying the vehicles for roadworthiness as per the criteria laid by the Government for all vehicles made or imported in the country. The tests ensure that the vehicle meets the requirements in terms of emission and safety. India NATRIP is one of the largest and one of the most significant initiatives in the automobile sector.

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  • Application in the prescribed format along with the required documents must be submitted at the time of making the application.
  • The sample of a product must be submitted for testing and it should be complete in all aspect along with its full capacity
  • Compliance Report as per TEC GR & Test results as per the prescribed procedure.
  • Specification of the facilities and facilities
  • All the technical documents supporting the product and it includes installation documents, operation manual, and maintenance manual.
  • In the case of Traders, authorization letters from the manufacturer appointing him as the trader for the product.

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