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2023-08-23
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Regulatory & Standard Updates / August 2023

European Union                           

Approval of Sulfur Dioxide as an Active Substance for Use in Biocidal Products Learn more.

EU - Approval of Sulfur Dioxide as an Active Substance for Use in Biocidal Products

On December 2, 2013, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) received an application for approval of sulfur dioxide released from sodium metabisulfite as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 9 - Fibre, rubber and polymerized materials preservatives.

On January 22, 2018, the German evaluating competent authority submitted the assessment report on the application, concluding biocidal products of product-type 9 using sulfur dioxide released from sodium metabisulfite is expected to satisfy the criteria laid down in the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). Therefore, it is approved the use with certain conditions.

Date of Approval: August 1, 2023

Expiry date of approval: July 31, 2033


Source Link: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/1421

New RoHS Exemption for Mercury Learn more.

EU - New RoHS Exemption for Mercury

​On April 26, 2021, the EU Commission received an application for the exemption of mercury in melt pressure transducers for capillary rheometers at temperatures over 300 °C and pressures over 1000 bar in Annex IV to RoHS Directive. The evaluation concluded that substitution of mercury in melt pressure transducers for capillary rheometers at temperatures over 300 °C and pressures over 1 000 bar are currently scientifically and technically impracticable. Therefore, it is appropriate to grant the exemption in Annex IV to the Directive with respect to electrical and electronic equipment of category 9 (Monitoring and Control Equipment) and the following entry is newly added to the corresponding Annex:

'49 Mercury in melt pressure transducers for capillary rheometers at temperatures over 300 °C and pressures over 1000 bar - Applies to category 9 and expires on December 31, 2025.

The new exemptions shall be applied from February 1, 2024.

Source Link: COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) 2023/1437

 

Approval of Chrysanthemum Cinerariaefolium as an Active Substance in Biocidal Products

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EU - Approval of Chrysanthemum Cinerariaefolium as an Active Substance in Biocidal Products

​Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium extract from open and mature flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium obtained with supercritical carbon dioxide is approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 18 (Insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods) subject to certain conditions.

Date of approval: February 1, 2025

Expiry date of approval: January 31, 2035

Source Link: COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/1429

Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 of 11 July 2023 Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 Learn more.

EU - Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 of 11 July 2023 Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

On July 11, 2023, Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 was published, which is to amend Annex I to Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, as regards changes to substance authorizations and addition of new substances.

Summary of changes:

1. Point 1, Table 1 is amended as follows:

- entry 96 on wood flour and fibers, untreated, and entry 121 on salicylic acid are deleted;

- entry 157 on phthalic acid, dibutyl ester is replaced 

- entry 159 on phthalic acid, benzyl butyl ester is replaced

- entry 283 on phthalic acid, bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester is replaced 

- entry 728 on phthalic acid, diesters with primary, saturated C8-C10 branched alcohols, more than 60 % C9 is replaced

- entry 793 on triethanolamine is replaced

- entry 822 on perchloric acid, salts (perchlorate) is replaced 

- entry 1007 on diethyl[[3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl]methyl]phosphonate is replaced

- entry 1059 on poly((R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate) is replaced 

- entry 1076 on Phosphorous acid, triphenyl ester, polymer with alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxypoly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)], C10-16 alkyl ester is replaced 

- the following entries are inserted at the end of Table 1 in numerical order: 1078,1080 to 1083

2. In point 2, Table 2 is amended as follows

- entry 7 is replaced 

- entry 26 is replaced

- entry 32 is replaced 

- the following entries are added: 36 to 38

3. In point 3, Table 3, the entry (30) is added.

Please refer to the Annex for details.​

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Source Link: Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 of 11 July 2023 Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011

 

Restriction of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Releasers Adopted Learn more.

EU - Restriction of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Releasers Adopted

​The European Commission adopted the restriction of formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers on July 17, by adding a new entry to the Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation). It also specifies the test conditions by adding a new Appendix (Appendix 14) to the Regulation.

The new restriction entry sets limits for wood-based products and interior in vehicles, with certain exemptions, effective on August 6, 2026 and August 6, 2027 respectively:

1. ​≤​ 0.062 mg/m3 for indoor use furniture and wood-based articles

2. ≤​ 0.080 mg/m3 for articles other than furniture and non-wood-based articles​

​3. ≤​ 0.062 mg/m3 for interior of vehicles​

Formaldehyde is a highly reactive gas at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure conditions and classified as carcinogen category 1B, mutagen category 2, acute toxicants category 3, skin corrosive category 1B and skin sensitizer category 1 under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation).

Source Link: COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2023/1464

Information_2023_07_Regulation on the placing on the market of products releasing Formaldehyde en

Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1338 Safety Requirements to be Met by European Standards for Certain Children's Products Pursuant to GPSD 2001/95/EC Learn more.

EU - Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1338 Safety Requirements to be Met by European Standards for Certain Children's Products Pursuant to GPSD 2001/95/EC

​Recently the ​Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1338 was published on June 30, 2023, stipulating the safety requirements to be met by European standards for certain children’s products and related products pursuant to Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

This Decision applies to the European standards referred to in Article 4(1) of General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) 2001/95/EC for the following products:

(a) children’s products intended to be worn by children;

(b) children’s products intended to facilitate or protect the seating function, sleeping function, bathing function, body care, relaxation, transportation and early learning;

(c) children’s products intended to facilitate the feeding, drinking or sucking of children;

(d) children’s products that offer one or several functions listed in points (a), (b) and (c) and one or several other functions;

(e) products related to children’s products, including the following products:

(i) products and accessories specifically designed for use with children’s products referred to in points (a) to (d) or in combination with those products;

(ii) products to be used and mounted or installed by adults which are accessible to a child or offer a protective function to a child.

Refer to Annex for the details of the safety requirements. 
Source Link: Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1338

RoHS Exempts Lead as a Thermal Stabilizer in PVC Using in Certain Medical Devices Learn more.

EU - RoHS Exempts Lead as a Thermal Stabilizer in PVC Using in Certain Medical Devices

​The European Commission released a Commission Delegated Directive to amend Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS Directive) by adding entry 41a to the Annex:

41a. Lead as a thermal stabilizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used as base material in amperometric, potentiometric and conductometric electrochemical sensors which are used in in vitro diagnostic medical devices for the analysis of creatinine and blood urea nitrogen in whole blood.

Applies to category 8 and expires on December 31, 2023.

Source Link: COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) 2023/1526

The New Battery Regulation Published Learn more.

EU - The New Battery Regulation Published

​​The European Commission published the new battery and battery waste Regulation on 28 July. The new Regulation remains most of the chemical and labelling requirements set forth in the Directive 2006/66/EC. However, it also adds a restriction limit for lead and a labelling limit for Cadmium. The main chemical and labelling requirements are as follows:

1. Restriction Limits 

Lead (newly added)
Portable batteries: ≤ 0.01%, effective 18 August 2024
Portable zinc-air button cells: ≤ 0.01%, effective 18 August 2028

Cadmium
Portable batteries: ≤ 0.002%

Australia

decaBDE, PFOA-related Compounds will be Subject to New Import/Export Authorization Rules

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Australia - decaBDE, PFOA-related Compounds will be Subject to New Import/Export Authorization Rules

​Amendments to the Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019 (General Rules) affects the export or importation of decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds.
Manufacturers/suppliers of decaBDE, PFOA-related compounds need to apply to AICIS for import/export authorization, from July 21, 2023.

Source Link: https://www.industrialchemicals.gov.au/news-and-notices/decabde-and-pfoa-related-compounds-authorisation-required-21-july-2023

China

Banning Five Persistent Organic Pollutants Learn more.

China - Banning Five Persistent Organic Pollutants

​The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the Mainland China, together with other 10 ministries, published an announcement on 6 June 2023 banning the following five persistent organic pollutants (POPs), effective immediately. 

1. Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD)
2. Polychlorinated naphthalene​ (PCN)
3. Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters (PCP)
4. Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)
5. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP)

Basically, five POPs are prohibited from production, use, import and export in China with certain exemptions for decaBDE and SCCP.

Exemptions for decaBDE:
- Textile products that need to be flame-retardants, excluding clothing and toys, i.e. decaBDE shall not be used in clothing and toys.
- Additives in plastic enclosure and components used in household heating appliances, iron, fans and immersion heater with density less than 10% by weight of the component.
- Polyurethane (PU) foam used for building insulation

Exemptions for SCCP:
- Additives used in the production of conveyors belts in the natural and synthetic rubber industry
- Spare parts for rubber conveyor belts used in mining and forestry
- The leather industry, particularly in fatliquoring of leather
- Lubricating oil additives
- Outdoor decorative lamps
- Water- and oil-resistant paints
- Adhesives
- Metal processing​
- Plasticizer in polyvinly chloride (PVC) (but shall not be used in any toys and children's products)

All exemptions will be expired on December 31, 2023.

Source Link: MEE Announcement (Simplified Chinese)

 

CCC Approval Become Mandatory for Mobile Power Sources Since August 1st Learn more.

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China - CCC Approval Become Mandatory for Mobile Power Sources Since August 1st

​The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation published new announcement on mobile power sources. Products including Li-ion batteries, mobile power banks, battery adapters/chargers, will be regulated under CCC Approval regulations, the application for CCC approval can be started since August 1, 2023.  

From August 1, 2024, above-mentioned mobile power sources products without CCC approval and mark, will be prohibited to be supplied on the market.

Source Link: https://www.gov.cn/lianbo/bumen/202307/content_6893340.htm

 

MIIT Published the Plan to Draft and Revise 14 Mandatory Standards Learn more.

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China - MIIT Published the Plan to Draft and Revise 14 Mandatory Standards

​In June 2023, the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the first batch standards to be drafted and revised. 

These standards include: Restriction Requirements for Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products; Lithium-ion Cells and Batteries used in Electric Tools/Toys/Portable Household Appliances, etc., total 14 standards.

Source Link: https://www.miit.gov.cn/gzcy/yjzj/art/2023/art_6c972676fbd849f99b7bb7c906e19e69.html

 

New Draft for Proposed Standard Regarding Energy Efficiency Requirements for Servers

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China - New Draft for Proposed Standard Regarding Energy Efficiency Requirements for Servers

​On July 20, 2023, China notified WTO a new draft document for the standard "Minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades for servers".

Source Link: https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2023/TBT/CHN/modification/23_11192_00_x.pdf

Japan

Partial Revision of Regulation Related to Radio Equipment Learn more.

Japan - Partial Revision of Regulation Related to Radio Equipment

​Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announces Partial revision of regulation related to radio equipment for Wireless LAN (WLAN) System (2.4GHz band).

The reason for this amendment is to update 2.4GHz band by WLAN System to use. 

Outline of the amendment

Item

Amendment

Communication Systems

Unidirectional, Simplex, Half-Duplex and Duplex

Any communication systems

Modulation

DS-SS, Amplitude Modulation, Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Pulse Modulation or these combination, and OFDM

Any modulation

Allowable deviation of Antenna Power

-80 to +20%​

Proposed date of adoption: October 2023

Proposed date of entry into force: October 2023

Source Link: G/TBT/N/JPN/775 and G/TBT/N/JPN/775/Corr.1

South Korea

Draft Amendment of Technical Regulations for Electromagnetic Compatibility Learn more.

South Korea - Draft Amendment of Technical Regulations for Electromagnetic Compatibility

​South Korea National Radio Research Agency (RRA) announces Draft amendment of Technical regulations for Electromagnetic Compatibility. 

This regulation is to specify technical specifications of wireless power transmission equipment for electric vehicles.

This regulation includes revisions to notification on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment which newly establishes wireless power transmission equipment for electric vehicles and transportation electric devices to equipment subject.

This regulation includes revisions to notification on Designation and Management of Testing Institutions for Broadcasting and Communications Equipment annex1 which newly adds wireless power transmission equipment for electric vehicles and transportation electric devices to item of tests

Proposed date of adoption: July 1, 2023

Proposed date of entry into force: July 1, 2023

Source Link: G/TBT/N/KOR/1146

Revision of the Rules on the Performance and Standards for Motor Vehicles and Their Parts

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South Korea - Revision of the Rules on the Performance and Standards for Motor Vehicles and Their Parts

​South Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) announces revision of the Rules on the Performance and Standards for Motor Vehicles and their Parts.

The existing the Rules on the Performance and Standards for Motor Vehicles and their Parts will be abolished.

A. Give exemption from applying the maximum slope angle of vehicle rollover to the special purpose vehicles that has special structures or equipment for certain tasks, such as testing bridges, moving furniture, and distinguishing fire (Article 8).

B. Specify that the detailed regulations of TPMS and LDWS shall be announced by the

Minister of MOLIT (Article 88-3, 89-2, Annex 6, Annex 6-29).

C. Allow emergency light to be lighted on consecutively as well as the current simultaneous flickering of turn signals (Annex 6-19).

D. Allow to equally apply the larger value between ± 100kg and ± 3% to mid-sized vehicles and large sized vehicles for the specification tolerance for vehicle weight (Annex 33).

 Proposed date of adoption: December 31, 2023

Proposed date of entry into force: December 31, 2023

Source Link: G/TBT/N/KOR/1155

Taiwan

Proposed to Prohibit PFHxS and its Salts Learn more.

Taiwan - Proposed to Prohibit PFHxS and its Salts

​The Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) proposed to list perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) and its salts and related compounds as toxic chemical substances in the Schedule 1 of the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Control Act (TCCSCA) as the substances were added into the Stockholm Convention last year. The EPA proposed to completely ban the uses of the group of substances except for research, experimental and educational purposes.

The limits of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctane sulfonate lithium salt, perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are also going to be revised from 0.01% to completely prohibited.

The industry will be given at least 6 months up to 18 months to adapt to the changes after the enforcement. The comment period will end on August 10, 2023.

Source Link: EPA News

Draft of Amendments to Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Dehumidifier Learn more.

Taiwan - Draft of Amendments to Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Dehumidifier

​Taiwan Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announces Draft of Amendments to Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Dehumidifier with a view to enhancing the efficiency of energy use, the Bureau of Energy intends to modify the minimum energy performance standards and energy efficiency rating labelling requirements.

The testing and calculation of energy factor for Dehumidifiers shall comply with the following requirements:

- The tested value of energy factor (EF) shall be tested in accordance with CNS 12492.

- The measured value of EF rounded off to the second decimal place shall not be lower than the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) of Dehumidifiers (Table 1) and shall be more than or equal to 95% of the labeled value of products.

Proposed date of entry into force: January 1, 2026

Source Link: G/TBT/N/TPKM/528

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United States of America

Maine Postpones the PFAS Reporting Date for Products Learn more.

USA - Maine Postpones the PFAS Reporting Date for Products

​The Maine's governor signed the bill LD 217 on 8 June amending the existing act - An Act to Stop Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution (LD 1503). The law originally required manufacturers of product with intentionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to report the intentionally added presence of PFAS in those products to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) beginning January 1, 2023 and now postpones to ​January 1, 2025.

The original law also prohibits the sale of carpets or rugs, as well as the sale of fabric treatments, that contain intentionally added PFAS beginning on January 1, 2023. Effective January 1, 2030, any product containing intentionally added PFAS may not be sold in Maine unless the use of PFAS in the product is specifically designated as a currently unavoidable use by DEP.

Source Link: LD 217

 

Hawaii Prohibits Mercury-Containing Compact Fluorescent Lamps Learn more.

USA - Hawaii Prohibits Mercury-Containing Compact Fluorescent Lamps

​The Governor of Hawaii signed HB 192 into law on 5 July banning mercury-containing compact fluorescent lamps with certain exemptions.

- a screw or bayonet base type compact fluorescent lamp, effective January 1, 2025;

- a pin-base type compact fluorescent lamp or linear fluorescent lamp, effective January 1, 2026.

Exemptions:

​- used for image capture and projection or in preprocessing, lithography, film and video projection and holography;

- high proportion of UV emission lighting;

- used for medical or veterinary diagnosis or treatment or used in medical device;

- used in pharmaceutical product manufacturing or quality control;

- used for spectroscopy and photometric applications;

- used by academic and research institutions exclusively for conducting research and experiments;

- used to replace a lamp in previously manufactured motor vehicles​.

Source Link: HB 192

Maine Prohibits Mercury-Containing Compact Fluorescent Lamps Learn more.

USA - Maine Prohibits Mercury-Containing Compact Fluorescent Lamps

​Maine adopted the Bill HP 1160 on 5 July without the signature of the Governor, banning certain mercury-containing compact fluorescent lamps with exemptions.

​- screw or bayonet base type mercury containing compact fluorescent lamp, effective January 1, 2024;

- pin base type or linear fluorescent lamp containing mercury, effective January 1, 2025.

Exemptions:

​- exclusively for image capture and projection;

- has a high proportion of UV light emission;

- exclusively for use in medical or veterinary diagnosis or treatment or in a medical device;

- exclusively for use in the manufacturing or quality control of pharmaceutical products;

- exclusively for spectroscopy and photometric applications;

- exclusively for use by academic and research institutions for conducting research projects and experiments;

- used to replace a lamp in a motor vehicle that was manufactured on or before January 1, 2020.

Source Link: HP 1160

2023-04-26
Location: Newsletter
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TUV Regulatory & Standard Updates

APAC (Asia-Pacific)

Vietnam

Draft National Technical Regulation on Short Range Device 9 kHz to 25 MHz Learn more.

Draft National Technical Regulation on Land Mobile User Equipment - Radio Access Learn more.

LATAM (Latin America)

Uruguay

Draft Ministerial Resolution for the Incorporation of LED Lamps into the National Energy Efficiency Labeling System Learn more.

Other

Gulf Cooperation Council

GSO Announcement Postponing Implementation of IEC 60335-2-24:2020 (Ed. 8) Learn more.

Safety

Components

South Korea - Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-acid Electrolytes - Safety Requirements for Secondary Lithium Batteries to Repurpose Used Lithium Batteries

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2023-03-28
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EU - Draft Commission Regulation Implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with Regard to Ecodesign Requirements for Household Tumble Dryers, Amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008, and Repealing Commission

 

​This draft Commission Regulation covers products designed for the drying of household laundry to be placed on the EU market.

 

The draft regulation lays down minimum energy performance requirements, in particular on power demand in active mode and for the low power modes of household tumble dryers; minimum condensation efficiency performance; appropriate requirements contributing to circular economy objectives in particular, requirements on resource efficiency including availability of necessary spare parts and maximum delivery time thereof, access to repair and maintenance information, information requirements for refrigerant gases, requirements for disassembly for the purpose of repair and for material recovery and recycling, and information requirements. In accordance with the Eco-design Directive 2009/125/EC, household tumble dryers not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to be placed on the EU market. The draft Regulation is based on the findings of technical, environmental and economic studies and takes into account the opinions of the different stakeholders.

Proposed date of adoption: April 2023

Proposed date of entry into force: 20 days from publication in the Official Journal of the EU. The provisions shall apply from July 1, 2025

Final date for comments: 60 days from notification

Source Link: G/TBT/N/EU/949

Energy Efficiency

Household Appliances

UAE - Updating the UAE Technical Regulation "Labeling–Energy Efficiency for Electrical Appliances Part 3 Household Refrigerating Appliance"

February 08, 2023

Chemical

1 Categories

USA - Minnesota Proposed to Ban PFAS in Certain Products

March 23, 2023

New Zealand - Proposal to Restrict PFHxS

March 06, 2023

Chemical

1 Categories

Saudi Arabia - Amendments on Energy Efficiency Standards - SASO 2927:2019 and SASO 2663:2021

March 01, 2023

Safety

1 Categories

USA - Safety Standard and Notification Requirements for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries

February 13, 2023

Energy Efficiency

Household Appliances

UAE - Updating the UAE Technical Regulation "Labeling–Energy Efficiency for Electrical Appliances Part 3 Household Refrigerating Appliance"

February 08, 2023

 

Israel

SI 994 Part 1-Air Conditioners: Safety and Operational Requirements Learn more.

Pharmacists' Regulations (Cosmetics) 5783-2022 Learn more.

South Korea

Proposed Partial Amendments to the Regulations on Standard Specification of Medical Devices

Learn more.

Uruguay

Draft Regulation on Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste Management Learn more.

2022-11-21
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From January 01, 2023, the legal requirements for the export of products to UK was intended to change. The new UKCA mark should be mandatory and European CE mark finally lose its validity for this market. Now there is a new regulation!

Last Monday, the British government announced that it will continue to recognize the CE mark until the end of 2024. Thereby, extending the deadline for another two years. During this time, both UKCA or CE mark may be used.

Important to consider: Different rules will apply for medical devices, construction products, cableways, transportable pressure equipment, unmanned aircraft systems, rail products, and marine equipment. Which ones is not yet known.

Which consequences occur?

The government also declares to reviewing the wider product safety framework and prove further methods like e-labelling. Until December 31, 2027, the government will allow to affix the UKCA marking and include importer information for products from EEA countries on an accompanying document or label. Until this date, CE conformity assessment activities can also be used as the basis for the UKCA marking, when carried out before December 31, 2024.

For more information, please see the UK government website.

We recommend you to take care for the certification with the UKCA mark already now, so that you can avoid delays in market approval and continue to market your products in the UK from 2025. As an experienced partner in all matters relating to certification and conformity, we can support you. In this partnership, you get all the services you need from a single source. We are familiar with the current legal standards, react quickly to changes and run locations in UK. This simplifies and accelerates the approval of your products on the British market.

2022-10-22
Description:

TÜV Rheinland North America info@go2.tuv.com

Regulatory & Standard Updates / October 2022

Japan

Link

https://www.jqa.jp/english/safety/service/mandatory/pse/

DENAN - Revision of “About Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials"

Japan - DENAN - Revision of “About Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials"

​It was announced by METI that Appendix 10 and Appendix 12 of “About Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials” were revised on August 31, 2022.

Summary of this announcement:

Appendix 10:
Appendix 10 stipulates the per​missible values of radio noise strength from electrical appliances, but there are no requirements for radiated emission from lighting devices. Since there is a risk that measures against communication interference caused by radio noise from lighting devices are not taken sufficiently, the international technical trends related to radio noise strength have been reflected in this revision.​

Appendix 12:
- 8 J-standards were replaced with a newer edition.
- 16 J-standards were deleted due to the expiration of transition period.


Source Link: Japan - DENAN - Revision of “About Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials”

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Philippines

Draft Circular on Expanding the Coverage of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP)

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Philippines - Draft Circular on Expanding the Coverage of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP)

The draft department circular aims to amend some sections of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) Guidelines (DC2020 -06-0015) and to cover additional energy consuming products under the program.

Several energy consuming products (ECPs):
- space cooling appliances
- refrigerating appliances
- multimedia appliances
- lighting products
- laundry appliances
- ironing appliances
- cooking and food processing appliances
- water heating appliances
- ICT equipment
- small appliances

South Korea

Proposed Amendments to the "Operation Bulletin of the Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act" Learn more .

China

Revision of the Mandatory Standard about the Labelling for Chemicals Learn more.

Singapore

Prohibits Certain Chemicals Listed under the Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention Learn more.


Source Link: G/TBT/N/PHL/293

Technical Aspects

Household Appliances

Indonesia - Draft Decree on Minimum Energy Performance Standard (SKEM) and Energy Saving Label for Electric Stove

October 17, 2022

Technical Aspects

Household Appliances

Saudi Arabia - Draft Standard on Electrical Dishwashers - Energy and Water Performance Requirements and Labelling

October 17, 202

Chemical

Categories

Taiwan - Prohibition of the Import of Products Containing Asbestos

October 11, 2022

Chemical

Categories

Canada - Proposes to add TMTD to the List of Toxic Substances

October 11, 2022

United Kingdom - Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Regulations 2001

Get the neccessary certifications for your machines to enter the UK market. Call us today !

‘Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Regulations 2001’ cover certain types of outdoor machinery to control the noise they produce in order to reduce its environmental impact, particularly in urban areas. Equipment in scope must have: - a standard label indicating its guaranteed sound power level - technical documentation showing this has been measured correctly - a Declaration of Conformity The Regulations apply UK wide, however some of the provisions apply differently in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and Northern Ireland.* Overall 57 types of equipment are split into two lists: - equipment subject to noise limits and noise marking - equipment subject to noise marking only The regulations do not apply to equipment for the transport of goods or people by road, rail, air or waterways, nor for equipment for military and police purposes and for emergency services* The experts of TÜV Rheinland support you with deep knowledge of the UK regulation as well as long term technical experience to make sure that you comply with the ‘Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for Use Outdoors Regulations 2001’ * Source: Guidance Regulations - Noise emissions from outdoor equipment

Detailed Information

Technical aspects

Safety
Environment / Eco

Market surveillance

Yes

Obligation

Mandatory

Factory inspection

Conditionally

Sample testing

Conditionally

Validity

Three or five years (at the clients discretion)

Product Scope

Equipment subject to noise limits, e.g.

  • Compressors (<350kW)
  • Lawnmowers (with exclusions)
  • Lawn trimmers/lawn edge trimmers
  • Mobile cranes
  • Power generators (<400kW)

Equipment subject to noise marking only, e.g.

  • Building site band saw machines
  • Portable chain saws
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Leaf blowers
  • Power generators (≥ 400 kW

United Kingdom - Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

Open the doors to the United Kingdom with third party certification of Electrical Equipment

‘Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016’ is applicable to equipment within specific voltage ranges per kind of current, which are manufactured or sold and operated in the UK. Exemptions from the scope of the regulations apply to e.g. electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres or on ships, aircrafts or railways. Manufacturers’ obligations consist in drawing up the technical documentation and carry out the conformity assessment procedure set out in Schedule 2 (or have it carried out). ‘Principal elements of the safety objectives‘ are described in Schedule 1, e.g. protection against hazards arising from the electrical equipment or hazards which may be caused by external influences on the electrical equipment. Further obligations apply to authorized representatives, importers and distributors. Different requirements apply in Northern Ireland. Contact us if you need an independent proof of your electrical equipment complying with the ‘Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016’ and UK standards. As a UK Approved Body, TÜV Rheinland is authorized to provide you with services in respect of various UK regulations.

Detailed Information

Technical aspects

Safety

Market surveillance

Yes

Obligation

Mandatory

Factory inspection

No

Sample testing

Yes

Validity

​Unlimited for 'Certificates of Conformity'

Product Scope

​​Electrical equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500V for direct current

2022-05-05
Description:

TÜV Rheinland is sending this cyber security alert to ensure you are aware of the latest existing threat that could potentially cause severe damage to critical utility and corporate infrastructure.

This week, multiple agencies of the United States Government announced that the control systems of critical infrastructure in the U.S., such as power grids, water utilities and oil refineries, are under threat. The tool for this hack is known as the "Swiss Army Knife" for its expansive utility in being able to penetrate the control systems that are connected to the internet. While it is targeted at industrial systems, the “Swiss Army Knife” is designed to take advantage of technology that exists in large enterprise and corporate systems as well.

While no attribution to the source of the threat has been published, it is considered highly likely that the threat emanates from nation state agencies and cyber criminals that are rushing to take advantage of the war in Ukraine.

TÜV Rheinland would like to ensure that you are aware of the cyber threat and to advise that you take precautions against the threats. Ensure all the system vulnerabilities, such as zero-day vulnerabilities, software patch flaws and even suspicious user access behaviors are evaluated, fixed and monitored. These are some important areas of concern but for a complete security hardening of the systems, it is recommended that you certify to the standards recommended by the various agencies of the US and International Governments. One specific standard to consider is IEC 62443, an international series of standards that address cybersecurity for operational technology in automation and control systems. More details on IEC 62443 can be found here.

At TÜV Rheinland, our cyber security experts are ready and available to assist in your concerns. We are dedicated to helping our clients maintain Cyber Agility by being prepared and agile in building and maintaining safe and secure digital solutions by combining our digital transformation and cybersecurity expertise with extensive industry know-how. We provide advisory, consulting, systems integration, testing, certification, and managed security services for connected systems.

TÜV Rheinland will continue to provide future cyber threat alerts as we receive them. If you would like to speak to one of our cyber security experts about your company's Cyber Agility or request an assessment of your systems, click below to contact us!

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2022-03-31
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Europe, the Middle East and Africa

European Union

Identification of (ADBAC/BKC (C12-C16) as a Biocidal Product. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R100 03 Series of Amendments on Approval of Vehicles with Electric Power Train. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R161 on Protection of Motor Vehicles Against Unauthorized Use. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R162 on Immobilizers. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R163 on Vehicle Alarm Systems. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R153 on Fuel System Integrity and Safety of Electric Power Train in the Event of a Rear-end Collision. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R160 on Event Data Recorder (EDR). Learn more.

(EC) - Extension of UN-R157 to Other Applications. Learn more.

Commission Seeks Views on Review of EU Rules on Use of Mercury. Learn more.

(EC) - Draft Commission Implementing Regulation Amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/683. Learn more.

New Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/179 for 5GHz WLANs Issued. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in CCFL and EEFL. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Other High Pressure Sodium (vapor) Lamps for General Lighting Purposes. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in CFLs. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in CFLs for General Lighting Purposes. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Metal Halide Lamps. Learn more.

The Renewal of the RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Other Discharge Lamps for Special Purposes. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Other Low Pressure Discharge Lamps. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in CFLs for Special Purposes. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Certain High Pressure Sodium (vapor) Lamps. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Double-capped Linear Fluorescent Lamps for General Lighting Purposes. Learn more.

The Renewal of RoHS Exemption for the Use of Mercury in Non-linear Tri-band Phosphor Lamps. Learn more.

(EC) - Adoption of UN-R154 on Approval of Vehicles with Regards to Criteria Emissions, Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Fuel Consumption and/or The Measurement of Electric Energy Consumption and Electric Range (WLTP). Learn more.

Asia-Pacific

India

TEC, MTCTE (Phase 3 and Phase 4 ) Amended Rules. Learn more.

Thailand

Draft Ministerial Notification on Plastic Food Packaging. Learn more.

China (SAMR)

Update GB 22757.2—2017 for Energy Consumption Label for Light Vehicles. Learn more.

The Vehicle Mark for Road Transportation Dangerous Goods. Learn more.

Light-signaling Devices and Systems for Vehicles. Learn more.

The Protection of Vehicle for Pedestrians in the Event of a Collision. Learn more .

Road Illumination Devices and Systems for Vehicles. Learn more.

Protective Devices Against Unauthorized Use for Motorcycles and Mopeds. Learn more.

Latin America

Chile (MTT)

Safety Features Applicable to Motor Vehicles and Light Passenger and Commercial Vehicles. Learn more.

Brazil

Ordinance No.499/2021 Technical Quality Regulations and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Metal Cookware. Learn more.

 

North America

USA

(NHTSA) - FMVSS 304, Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Container Integrity. Learn more.

Pentachlorophenol will be Phased out in Five Years. Learn more.

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2022-02-15
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Europe, the Middle East and Africa

European Union

Four Hazardous Chemicals Added to the Candidate List Learn more.

New Proposed RoHS Exemption for Use of Lead in Specific Medical Devices Learn more.

Draft Renewal of RoHS Exemption for Use of Lead in Specific Medical Devices Learn more.

Internal combustion engines to be installed in non-road mobile machinery Learn more.

Saudi Arabia

Draft Technical Regulation on Child Restraint Systems and Strollers Learn more.

UK (DCMS)

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill Learn more.

Asia-Pacific

South Korea

Proposed Amendments of “Standards of Medical Device Good Manufacturing Practices” Learn more.

Draft Partial Amendment of the "Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources" Learn more.

China

Draft National Standard on Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Ballasts Learn more.

Draft National Standard on Energy Consumption Label for Light-duty Vehicles - Part 1:For Gasoline and Diesel Vehicles Learn more.

Draft National Standard on Light-signaling Devices and Systems for Vehicles and Their Trailers Learn more.

Draft National Standard on Road Illumination Devices and Systems for Vehicles Learn more.

Draft National Standard on Retro-reflective Devices and Markings for Motor Vehicles Learn more.

Thailand (TIS)

Draft Ministerial Regulation on Light Motor Vehicles Installed with LPG/NG Retrofit Systems Learn more.

Draft Ministerial Regulation on Motorcycle Exhaust Muffler's Part (TIS 3226 - 25XX(20XX)) Learn more.

Japan

DENAN - Revision of Interpretation of DENAN Scope and DENAN Technical Requirements Learn more.

Latin America

Chile

Draft Protocol PE Nº1/17/:2021 on Analysis and/or Energy Efficiency Testing of Electrical Products, Refrigerators and Freezers Learn more.

Brazil

(INMETRO) - Ordinance N° 496 Technical Quality Regulation and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Vehicular Axis Learn more.

(INMETRO) - Ordinance 501:2021 - Consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Wheels (Replaces Ordinance 445:2010) Learn more.

CONTRAN Resolution No. 885 Technical Safety Requirements and Criteria for Testing the Restraint Systems of Doors, Locks, Hinges and their Components in Motor Vehicles Learn more.

Ordinance on Conformity Assessment Requirements for Safety Helmet for Use in Industry Learn more.

Peru (MINAM)

New Permissible Emission Levels for All Vehicle Applications Learn more.

North America

USA

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comment on Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Single Package Vertical Heat Pumps Learn more.

CPSC Proposed Rule on Safety Standard for Magnets Learn more.

(NHTSA) - "Final Rule" Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Preemption Learn more.

(The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) - Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) Zero Emission Truck Annual Sales Requirements and Large Entity Reporting Learn more.

(EPA) - Listing of HFO-1234yf Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning in Nonroad Vehicles and Servicing Fittings for Small Refrigerant Cans Learn more.

(EPA) - Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: RFS Annual Rules Learn more.

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Dishwashers Learn more.

New York Bans Organohalogen Flame Retardants in Certain Consumer Products Learn more.

Listing of Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Its Salts and Transformation and Degradation Precursors Learn more.

Canada

Proposed Regulation to Prohibit Certain Single-Use Plastic Items Learn more.

(CEPA) - Proposed Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Learn more.

(TC) - Customs Procedures for Tire Importation via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) - Consolidated Version Learn more.

(TC) - Motor Vehicle Safety Consolidated Version December 2021 Learn more.

2021-12-30
Description:

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

European Union

Commission Proposed New Limits for POP Chemicals in Waste Learn more

Plans to Set a Limit for Hexachlorobenzene under POP Regulation Learn more

Amending Annex XIV to RoHS Directive Regarding DEHP Usage in Medical Device Learn more

Amending Annex XIV to RoHS Directive Regarding the Use of Phthalates in Spare Parts in Medical Devices Learn more

Amending Annex XIV to RoHS Directive Regarding the Use of DEHP in Ion-selective Electrodes

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New Substance Restriction under REACH Regulation Learn more

Four Phthalates Identified Having Endocrine Disrupting Properties Learn more

New Security and Privacy Requirements for Wireless IoT Devices Learn more

ETSI Releases Technical Specifications for Securing Smart Phones Learn more

Development of BPA Restriction in the EU Learn more

Germany

Chloropropanols in Food Contact Materials and Toys Learn more

France

Law on the Restriction for the Use of Mineral Oils in Packaging Material Learn more

Asia-Pacific

Singapore

Energy Conservation (Regulated Goods and Registered Suppliers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2021 Learn more

Japan

DENAN - Revision of “About Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials" Learn more

India

Standard Update IS 1293 for Plugs and Socket-Outlets Learn more

Indonesia

Regulation of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No 14 of 2021 on The Implementation of Minimum Energy Performance Standard (SKEM) for Energy Utilizing Household Learn more

Decree of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No.114.K/EK.07/DJE/2021 on The Minimum Energy Performance Standard (SKEM) and Energy Saving Label for Fan Devices Learn more

Decree of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No.115.K/EK.07/DJE/2021 on The Minimum Energy Performance Standard (SKEM) and Energy Saving Label for Rice Cooker Devices Learn more

Taiwan

Proposal for Amendments to the Legal Requirements for Printing or Copying Machines and 30 Other Commodities Learn more

Proposal for Legal Requirements for Headphones Learn more

Philippines

New Technical Regulation Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Station Learn more

Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds Learn more

Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Chromium VI Compounds Learn more

China

Draft Amendment to GB 4806.7-2016 Food Contact Materials and Articles - Plastic Learn more

Draft Amendment to GB 4806.11-2016 Food Contact Materials and Articles - Rubber Learn more

South Korea

Proposed Revision of the “Enforcement Rule of the Act on Labeling and Advertising of Foods”

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Thailand

Draft Ministerial Regulation for Commercial Electric Donut Fryers and Deep Fat Fryers Learn more

Draft Ministerial Regulation for Certain Deep Fat Fryers and Frying Pans Learn more

Vietnam

National Technical Regulation on Short-range Radio Equipment in the Frequency Range 40 GHz to 246 GHz Learn more

Regulations on the List of License-free Radio Equipment and the Attached Technical and Operating Conditions Learn more

Latin America

Brazil

Consolidation of Mercosur Technical Regulation for Children's Bicycles Learn more

North America

USA

Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scope of Recognition of Several NRTLs Learn more

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Cooking Products Learn more

California Proposition 65 - Findings in socks on Bisphenol A Learn more

Canada

New SAR and Regulatory Requirements for 6GHz RLAN Devices in Canada Annouced Learn more

Other

EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union)

Draft Amendment to TR EAEU 037/2016 Technical Regulation on RoHS Learn more

MERCOSUR

Technical Regulation RES Nº 20/21 amendment on RES Nº 56/92 General Provisions for Plastic Containers and Equipment in Contact with Food Learn more

Technical Regulation RES No. 19/21 Amendment on RES No. 02/12 Positive List of Monomers and Other Substances for Use in Plastic Food Contacting Articles Learn more

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2021-12-02
Location: Webinar
Description:

You are Invited!

With the rapid digitalization of the healthcare sector, spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a unified, harmonized approach to establishing state-of-the-art medical cybersecurity approaches is extremely important, especially in light of the emerging threat of cybercrime.

Safety and security of medical devices is mandatory under the EU MDR (EU 2017/745) and EU IVDR (EU 2017/746). For the conformance with the General Safety and Performance Requirements (GSPR) of the regulations, appropriate evidence needs to be in place during audits and technical file reviews.

In this webinar, our experts will be sharing the following key topics:

1.Background of medical device cybersecurity requirements under MDR/IVDR

2. Conformity assessment and technical file considerations and key expectations

3. Medical device software development and security life-cycle synergies

Webinar Details:

Date: 2nd December, 2021

Time: 8:00 am (Germany, CET)

          4.00 pm (Japan, South Korea - GMT +9)

          3.00 pm (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines - GMT+8)

          2.00 pm (Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam - GMT +7)

Duration: 1 Hour

Language: English

Fee: Complimentary

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2021-10-22
Description:

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

European Union

Intention to Restrict the Manufacture and Use of PFAS Learn more.

Four Proposals to Identify New Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Learn more .

ECHA Published the SCIP Data Learn more.

Commission Proposes to Mandate the Implementation of Common Chargers Learn more.

Policy Framework on Biobased, Biodegradable and Compostable Plastics Learn more.

Switzerland

Draft Revision of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on Telecommunications Installations (OOIT) Learn more .

Asia-Pacific

Singapore

Update on High-Risk Controlled Goods Test Standards Learn more .

IMDA Published Updated Short Range Device (SRD) Technical Specification Learn more .

Public Consultation on Proposed Control of Additional Chemicals as Hazardous Substances (HS) in Singapore Learn more .

Enhanced Control of Lead in Paints Under the Environmental Protection and Management Act

Learn more .

Thailand

Draft Ministerial Regulation on Safety Standards for Electric Rice Cookers Learn more.

Draft Ministerial Regulation on Safety Standards for Electric Thermal Pots Learn more.

Draft Ministerial Regulation on Safety Standards for Electric Kettles Learn more.

Philippines

Draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Energy Consuming Products Learn more.

Draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Station Learn more.

Japan

Partial Revision to the Electrical Appliances and Apparatus Quality Labeling Regulation Learn more.

Prohibition of PFOA and/or its Salt and O p-Dicofol Learn more.

Latin America

Chile

Draft Protocol PE Nº 1/22:2021 Instantaneous Water Heater Learn more .

Draft Protocol PE Nº 1/12:2021 Household Appliances for Heating Liquid Learn more.

Draft Protocol PE Nº 1/18:2021 Microwave Oven Learn more.

Draft Protocol PE N°3/0X:2021 on Fixed or Portable Socket-outlets Learn more.

Draft Technical Specifications on Energy Efficiency Labels for Household Lamps Learn more .

Brazil

Public Consultation to Update the Technical Requirements Applied to the Conformity Assessment of Mobile Phone Chargers Learn more .

Argentina

Performance and Energy Efficiency Labeling for Household Electric Ovens that are Portable, Built-in or Incorporated into Cookers Learn more.

North America

USA

California Plans to Restrict PFAS in Children's Products Learn more.

EPA Plans to Initiate New Rulemaking on the Five PBT Chemicals and Extends the Compliance Dates of PIP (3:1) Learn more .

California to Restrict PFAS in Food Packaging Learn more.

EPA Extends the Compliance Date of the PBT Chemical - PIP (3:1) Learn more .

Proposes Amendment on Test Procedures for Residential and Commercial Clothes Washers

Learn more.

Energy Conservation Program: Proposed Determination of Air Cleaners as a Covered Consumer Product Learn more .

Other

Australia

Amendment on Consumer Goods (Projectile Toys) Safety Standard 2020 Learn more.

2020-07-27
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Georgia

Technical Regulation on “Personal Protective Equipment” Approved by Decree of the Government of Georgia 

Saudi Arabia

Cord Extensions, Plugs, Socket Outlets Requiring Saudi Quality Mark  

Asia-Pacific

Australia

New Safety Standard For Projectile Toys  

New Safety Standard for Aquatic Toys 

Malaysia

Proposed Revision Technical Code on DTT Broadcast Service Receiver - Common Test Suite  

Proposed Revision Technical Code on Short Range Device - Specifications 

Hong Kong

Approved Updates to Safety Standards for Toys and Children's Products  

South Korea
Revision of Korean Safety and Performance Regulations for Motor Vehicles and Parts  

Proposed Revision of the ''Enforcement Rule of the Act on Labelling and Advertising of Foods''  

Amendments to the ''Enforcement Rule of the Medical Devices Act"  

South America

Ecuador

Technical Regulation RTE INEN 139 "Household Electrical Heaters"  

Technical Regulation RTE INEN 179 (1R) "Skin or Hair Care Devices"  

Technical Regulation RTE INEN 247 (1R) "Safety and Energy Efficiency Requirements for Instantaneous Water Heaters"

North America

Canada

Published Revision Radio Standards Specification on Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 1.705 MHz to 30 MHz  

Published Revision of Radio Standards Specification on Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3450-3650 MHz  

Mexico
Draft PROY-NOM-064-SE-2020, Electrical Products-Luminaires for Indoor and Outdoor Use-Safety Specifications and Test Methods

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2020-07-09
Location: Virtual Roundtable
Description:

Virtual Roundtable: Functional Safety & Cybersecurity Thursday, July 30 @ 12:00 PM EDT

We start the conversation, you lead.

While we value (and miss!) our face to face time with clients, due to the current climate we are offering our first ever virtual roundtable! We are always listening to our clients concerns and questions regarding all things functional safety and cyber security and based on this feedback we have gathered some of the hot topics in the industry at the moment.

Key conversation points:

·     News about IEC 61508 (e.g. new edition – IEC TS 61508-3-1)

·     ISO/SAE 21434 – Road vehicles – Cybersecurity engineering

·     Discussion: What is needed in the current situation? How can we support you better?

The main focus of this virtual roundtable is YOU. Your questions, thoughts and concerns, so please come prepared to discuss!

We are limiting this event to the first 25 people so each person can be engaged in the conversation.

Bonus: You will also receive access to our most recent Functional Safety & Cybersecurity webinar.

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2020-07-01
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Due to the current situation regarding the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we are constantly evaluating the situation in order to protect the health and safety of our employees and of our customers.

In addition, regulatory policies and processes around the world are constantly evolving in reaction to the pandemic. Read more about the latest changes in standards and regulations affecting market access opportunities:

Russia - Simplified registration procedures for medical devices with a low degree of potential risk of use per Government Decree No. 299 of March 18, 2020. 

India - Revised Medical Devices (Amendment) Rules, 2020, went into effect on April 1, 2020. 

Iraq - Updated product list for the Pre-Import Inspection, Testing & Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq (ICIGI). 

Mexico - Extended compliance deadline for new NOM 001-SCFI-2018 Standard. 

Saudi Arabia - Extended registration deadline for lighting products that have not yet met the acceptance criteria for registration in the electronic registration system (SLS) in compliance with standard SASO 2902:2018. 

United Arab Emirates - TÜV Rheinland Middle East was recently approved by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (EMSA) to issue certificates of conformity for lighting products under the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS). 

Vietnam - Required Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) compulsory registration mark for fruit juicers, meat grinders, blenders, and egg mixers as of July 1, 2020. 

Contact us today and our experts will continue to assist you in navigating global standards and regulations in compliance with current possibilities.

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2020-05-21
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This edition of the newsletter provides you with information about new and revised approval procedures in your target markets. Stay up to date!

Israel

SI 15194 Electrically Power Assisted Cycles - EPAC Bicycles   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

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Zimbabwe

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Tanzania

Draft Standard TDC4 (6678) P3 Textiles - General Labelling of All Products Manufactured from Textiles   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Saudi Arabia

Technical Regulation for Shoes and Accessories   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Asia-Pacific

Taiwan

Mandatory Inspection on Eye Protection for Protective Helmets Used in Cycling, Skating, Skateboarding and Roller Skating   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Amendment to the List of Colorants in Cosmetic Products   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Proposal for Amendments to the Inspection Requirements for Certain Eye Protectors   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Vietnam

Draft National Technical Regulation on Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility for Electrical and Electronic Equipment   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

South Korea

Proposed Amendments to the ‘Labelling Standards for Cleansing & Hygiene Products’   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Proposal for Technical Regulations for Electrical and Telecommunication Products and Components (KC 62133-2)   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Malaysia

Draft Amendment to Regulation 28 of the Food Regulations on Ceramic Cookware   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

India

BIS CRS Scheme Phase 4   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Latin America

Brazil

Updated Inmetro Alternative Conformity Assessment Due to COVID-19 Epidemic   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

INMETRO - Extension of period of validity of certificates CIV, CIPP, CTPP, CCT, natural gas vehicle seal and fire extinguisher label   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Mexico

Declaration of Validity of NMX-J-521-2-91-ANCE-2019 on Lawn Trimmers   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

NA (North America)

USA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Occupant Protection for Automated Driving Systems (ADS)   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Proposal of Rulemaking on Adoption of SAE Standards for Regulation   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

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2020-05-21
Location: Newsletter
Description:

TUV: Our Events

Due to the current pandemic, all workshops have been canceled through June 30. In order to protect the health of the public and of the environment, we are complying with the recommendations of the German Federal Government and are constantly reassessing the situation. Do you have any questions?

Please contact us!  

Webinar “Machinery – Production Line Assessment”

May 27 from 9:00 – 10:00

Agenda and Registration  

Webinar “Ask our Cybersecurity and Penetration Testing Experts”

May 27 from 11:00 – 12:00

Agenda and Registration  

Webinar "Electrified Furniture – Because Technology makes the Difference”

(The webinar will be held in German)

June 25 from 10:00 – 11:00

Agenda and Registration  

Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment according to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

(The event will be held in German)

Cologne, July 2 and October 28, 2020

Nuremberg, November 25, 2020

Agenda and Registration  

CE Marking Conference

(The event will be held in German)

Nuremberg, October 6, 2020

Agenda and Registration  

Risk Assessment According to the Low Voltage and EMC Directivs

(The event will be held in German)

Cologne, October 27, 2020

Nuremberg, November 24, 2020

Agenda and Registration  

New Approval Scheme for Electronic Products in India New Approval Scheme for Electronic Products in India

New BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme

On April 1, 2020, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) announced that soon 12 additional electronic products will require a CRS approval. These include products in the categories of LED lights, IT and audio/video products as well as household appliances. There will be a transition period of three months, beginning at the release date of the Meity notice.

Together with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the Meity regulates the testing and certification of these products. Therefore, local and foreign manufacturers, as well as importers and distributors must obtain a mandatory registration from the BIS before they can bring their products on the Indian market.

Product testing by accredited institutions is an essential part of the certification process. To verify that a regulated product conforms to the Indian Standards (IS), TÜV Rheinland India became one of the first laboratories ever to be recognized by the BIS.

Do you have questions about the current Meity announcement or the BIS registration requirement?

Please contact our experts!  

2020-05-13
Location: Webinar
Description:

Upcoming Webinar: June 4th | 11AM EST
EU MDR: New Requirements for Hazardous Substances in Medical Products

With the EU MDR: New Requirements for Hazardous Substances in Medical Devices, it’s more important than ever to understand compliance. Supplier declarations have been proven to be unreliable. Often times, suppliers do not accurately know what their products contain, they lack proper education, and unfortunately, some suppliers have been known to outright lie on their declarations of conformity. However, when it comes down to it, it’s manufacturers who bear the burden of proving their medical device is safe, not the supplier.

Here are some questions to consider:

  • Have you considered the restrictive list of CLP substances required for “Invasive” materials in your Medical and IVD devices?
  • How will you prove your medical devices contain no substances classified as Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, or Toxic for Reproduction (CMR 1A and 1B)?
  • How will you ensure your medical device upholds the highest possible standard of quality?
  • How can you avoid worst-case scenarios such as a non-conformance, FDA recall, legal litigation and/or possible removal from the market?

If you are having difficulty answering any of these questions, join TÜV Rheinland for our upcoming webinar, EU MDR: New Requirements for Hazardous Substances in Medical Devices.

Key Learning:

  • Applicable Section of EU MDR Requiring Compliance with CLP Regulation
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Material Compliance
  • How to Eliminate Supplier Doubt

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
8AM PST | 11AM EST

Register Now!

BONUS! One Registration, Two Key MDR Assets

Those who attend this webinar will also receive a free copy of our whitepaper, EU MDR and the Impact on Chemical Substances in Medical Products! This paper highlights the impact the new MDR will have on chemical substances used in medical products, proposed solutions, and long-term considerations to ensure compliance in the future.

2020-04-30
Location: Newsletter
Description:

EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) Date of Application Postponed

The Regulation (EU) 2020/561 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 23, 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices is published on April 24, 2020 in the Official Journal    of the European Parliament!
 
The main objective to the amendment is to postpone the date of application from May 26, 2020 to May 26, 2021. Along with this postponement, the dates of applications of other provisions were also adopted. Please find the official publication of the Amendment Regulation HERE.

TÜV Rheinland appreciates and supports the postponement as this measure gives medical device manufacturers the opportunity to fully focus all possible resources on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical device manufacturers play an important, but challenging role. It is critically important that medical devices remain compliant and continue to be available in the EU in order to avoid shortages or delays of certain medical devices during these unique circumstances.
 
Beyond this situation, TÜV Rheinland would like to encourage its clients to keep in contact with us in order to continue planning activities to implement the Medical Device Regulation, which is also under consideration of the application date of May 26, 2021.

2020-04-29
Location: Newsletter
Description:

This edition of the newsletter provides you with information about new and revised approval procedures in your target markets. Stay up to date!

Your Market Access Team from TÜV Rheinland

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Russia

Russian Scientific and Technical Centre for Information on Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment - Draft of Amendments N° 3 to the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union "On The Safety of Wheeled Vehicles" (TR CU 018/2011)   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

EU

Restriction of NPEO in Washable Textiles  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Substances of Concern in Articles Such or in Complex Objects Products (SCIP)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Publication of Newly Harmonized Standards for Directive 2014/53/EU (Radio Equipment Directive)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Addition of SVHCs to REACH Authorization List (Annex XIV)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

GS certificate for handheld hair dryers may only be issued for products with a PRCD (10 mA) integrated in the plug (or near the plug) from 1 January 2020  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

14th Adaptation of CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 Classification of Powdered Titanium Dioxide as Carcinogenic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

ECHA’s Committees Conclude on Five Restrictions  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

UN Regulations 0, 16, 21, 29, 43, 44, 48, 53, 55, 58, 67, 74, 80, 83, 85, 86, 98, 107, 112, 113, 115, 116, 123, 129, 135, 148, 149, 150  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Regulation (EU) 2020/239 - Amendment to Regulation (EU) No 901/2014 on Type Approval Procedures (L-category vehicles)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 - General Safety Requirements - Type Approval (M, N and O-category vehicles)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Amendment of Annex IV to RoHS 2 Directive (Entry 44)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Amendment of Annex IV to RoHS 2 Directive (Entry 41)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Amendment of Annex IV to RoHS 2 Directive (Entry 37)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Amendment of Annex III to RoHS 2 Directive (Entry '41)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Recommendation for Inclusion in the Authorisation List and Consultation  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Amendment of Annex III to RoHS 2 Directive (Entry 9)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Five Proposals to Identify New Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Botswana

SIIR Extended Regulated Product List  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Asia-Pacific

China

National Standard of the P.R.C., Identification for Passenger Cars and Their Parts  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

National Standard of the P.R.C., Implementation Rule for Compulsory Certification of Brake Linings for Automobiles  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

7 GB Standards on Limit of Harmful Substances  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

India

Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2020  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

BEE Voluntary Marking Three New Products  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

IS: 2553 (Part 2): 2019 - Safety Glass – Specification Part 2 For Road Transport  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

South America

Brazil

Inmetro Decree 102/2020 Suspending the Mandatory Certification of Hospital Medical Supplies Due to COVID-19 Epidemic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Resolution RDC 349/2020 with Alternative Procedures for Registration of Personal Protective Equipment, Medical Equipment (Pulmonary Ventilator) and Other Medical Devices Due to COVID-19 Epidemic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Resolution RDC 348/2020 with Alternative Procedures for Registration of Medicines, Biological Products and In Vitro Diagnostic Products Due to COVID-19 Epidemic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Resolution RDC 346/2020 with Alternative GMP Auditing (Good Manufacturing Practice) Requirements Due to COVID-19 Epidemic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Resolution RDC 344/2020 Updating Minimum Identity and Quality Requirements for Hypodermic Needles and Gingival Needles  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Resolution RDC 342/2020 Updating Minimum Identity and Quality Requirements for Single-use Transfusion, Gravitational Infusion and Infusion Equipment for Use with an Infusion Pump  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

RDC 341/2020 Updating the Minimum Quality and Identity Requirements for Single-use Sterile Hypodermic Syringes  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Resolution RDC No 340/2020 Updating Information Requirements of Medical Devices and IVD Equipment Registration Procedures  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anatel Alternative Conformity Assessment Activities During the COVID-19 Epidemic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png
Inmetro Alternative Conformity Assessment Due to COVID-19 Epidemic  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Ecuador
First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 186 (1R) of Electro-Medical Equipment and Systems  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Technical Regulation RTE INEN 206 "Dental Units" - Repealed  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Technical Regulation RTE INEN 199 "Dentistry Equipment" - Repealed  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 035 "Energy Efficiency of Household Refrigeration Appliances"  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Amendment of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 009 (1R) on Refrigerating Appliances  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

North America

USA

State of New York: Toxic Chemicals in Children's Products  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

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2020-02-25
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Energy Efficiency

Air conditioning and heat. Equipment.

Brazil - Draft Update on Household Air Conditioners Energy Efficiency Requirements

February 17, 2020

Safety

Household Appliances

GS certificate for handheld hair dryers may only be issued for products with a PRCD (10 mA) integrated in the plug (or near the plug) from 1 January 2020

February 17, 2020

Chemical

>1 Categories

EU - Addition of SVHCs to REACH Authorization List (Annex XIV)

February 12, 2020

>1 Technical Aspects

Household Appliances

Ecuador - First Ammendment of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 009 (1R) on Refrigerating Appliances

February 10, 2020

Energy Efficiency

Household Appliances

Ecuador - First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 035 "Energy Efficiency of Household Refrigeration Appliances"

February 10, 2020

Safety

Active Medical Devices

Ecuador - Technical Regulation RTE INEN 199 "Dentistry Equipment" - Repealed

February 10, 2020

Safety

>1 Categories

Ecuador - Technical Regulation RTE INEN 206 "Dental Units" - Repealed

February 10, 2020

Safety

>1 Categories

Ecuador - First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 186 (1R) of Electro-Medical Equipment and Systems

February 10, 2020

Telecom/Wireless

>1 Categories

EU - Publication of Newly Harmonized Standards for Directive 2014/53/EU (Radio Equipment Directive)

February 07, 2020

Chemical

>1 Categories

EU - Substances of Concern in Articles Such or in Complex Objects Products (SCIP)

February 04, 2020

Chemical

Textiles, Clothes, Leather Products

EU - Restriction of NPEO in Washable Textiles

February 04, 2020

Safety

Luminaires/LED

Chile - Draft Protocol for Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services

January 30, 2020

Energy Efficiency

Household Appliances

Chile - Draft Amendment of the Protocol for Energy Efficiency Requirements of Washing Machines

January 30, 2020

EMC

Vehicles

Canada - Consultation on ICES-002, Issue 7, “Vehicles, Boats and Other Devices Equipped with Internal Combustion Engines, Traction Batteries or Both”

January 30, 2020

EMC

>1 Categories

Canada - Consultation on ICES-001, Issue 5, “Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment”

January 30, 2020

Telecom/Wireless

IT-, Telecom., Office Equipment

Canada - Consultation on RSS-125, Issue 3, “Land Mobile and Fixed Equipment Operating in the Frequency Range 1.705 to 30 MHz”

January 30, 2020

Telecom/Wireless

IT-, Telecom., Office Equipment

Canada - Consultation on SRSP-520, Issue 1, “Technical Requirements for Flexible Use Broadband Systems in the Band 3450-3650 MHz”

January 30, 2020

Telecom/Wireless

IT-, Telecom., Office Equipment

Canada - Consultation on RSS-192, Issue 4, “Equipment Operating in the Flexible Use Service in the Band 3450-3650 MHz”

January 30, 2020

>1 Technical Aspects

>1 Categories

Brazil - First Phase of the Regulatory Impact Analysis (AIR) of the Inmetro General Regulation of the New Regulatory Model (NMR)

January 30, 2020

Safety

Luminaires/LED

Chile - Draft Protocol for Luminaires for Road and Street Lighting

January 20, 2020

2020-01-30
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Germany

BfR Requirements for Paper and Paperboard Food Contact Materials   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

EU

Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC - Aluminum and Formaldehyde   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Stakeholder Consultation Held as Part of a “Study to Support the Review of the List of Restricted Substances and to Assess a New Exemption Request Under RoHS 2 (Pack 15)“   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Ecodesign Requirements for Electronic Displays“   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Turkey

Turkey REACH-Like Regulation (KKDIK) Adopted New Amendment to Restrict Use and Market of Cyainde   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Switzerland

Amendment of Regulation SR 817.023.21 of the EDI on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Amendment for Ordinance of Year 2005 on Articles Intended to Come Into Contact with the Human Body  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Revision of the Ordinance on Energy Efficiency Requirements for Series-Produced Installations, Vehicles and Appliances (Energy Efficiency Ordinance)  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Morocco

Draft Order on Composition and Conditions of Use of Packaging Materials Intended to Come Into Contact with Primary Products and Food Products   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Italy

Draft Ministerial Decree Laying Down Fire Prevention Provisions for Air Conditioning Systems Use in Activities Subject to Fire Prevention Controls   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Israel

SI 62133 Part 2 - Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes (Lithium Systems)   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

SI 62133 Part 1 - Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes (Nickel Systems)   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

SI 69 - Storage Water Heaters - General and Performance Requirements and SI 900 Part 2.21 - Safety: Particular Requirements for Storage Water Heaters   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

SI 37 Part 1 - Plywood: Plain Plywood   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

SI 23 Part 3 - Wooden Door Sets and/or Laminated Door Sets: Hinged Laminated Doors   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Asia-Pacific

India

Plugs and Socket-Outlets and Alternating Current Direct Connected Static Prepayment Meters for Active Energy (Quality Control) Order, 2019   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Australia

Industrial Chemicals (General) Rules 2019   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Indonesia

SDPPI Published Draft Regulation on Short Range Devices  http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Mongolia

Draft Technical Regulation for Production and Trade of Cashmere   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Malaysia

Draft Technical Code on Communications Network Facilities for Fixed Network was Published for Comments   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Technical Code on Short Range Devices (Second Revision) was Published for Comments   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

South Korea

Sub Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Proposed Amendments to the "Regulation on the Labeling of Precautions for Use of Cosmetics"   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Amendment of Technical Regulation for Electromagnetic Compatibility   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Partial Amendment of "Regulation on the Measurement of Energy Consumption Efficiency and the Labeling of Automobile Tires"   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Revision of Safety Assurance Criteria for Metal Blades and Blade Guard for Portable Brush Cutters"   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Taiwan

Proposal for Legal Inspection of Children’s Cots and Folding Cots for Domestic Use   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Japan

Partial Revision of Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Law etc.   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

South America

Brazil

Cancellation of Low-Impact Inmetro Regulatory Measures for Society   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Draft Update of the List of Permitted Preservative Substances for Personal Hygiene Products, Cosmetics and Perfumes   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Argentina

Resolution 451/2019 for the Prohibition on Import, Manufacture, Use and Marketing of Persistent Organic Pollutants   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Resolution 812/2019 on Safety and Technical Requirements for Ceramic Tiles   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Uruguay

Draft Regulation on Safety of Household Gas Appliances, Portable Containers and Accessories of LPG and Natural Gas   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

Ecuador

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 122 on Energy Efficiency for Household Electric Ovens   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

North America

USA

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (“EPCA”) Prescribes Energy Conservation Standards   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

TUV Rheinland is now a Recognized Electrical Field Testing Agency in the City of Los Angeles   http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7b8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7d_TVR_link-icon.png

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2019-12-19
Location: Newsletter
Description:

This edition of the newsletter provides you with information about new and revised approval procedures in your target markets. Stay up to date!

Your Market Access Team from TÜV Rheinland

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Italy
Notice on Adjustment of Annex I to Health Ministry Decree (March 21, 1973) Regarding Stainless Steel Materials    Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

European Union
Transition Period for Press Standards Extended   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Scooter Inside the Scope of the Machinery Directive   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Delegated Regulation About the Restriction on Chemical Pollutant - Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Inclusion of Vinegar as an Active Substance   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

A New RoHS Exemption for Lead in Solders Used in Certain Combustion Engines   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

A New RoHS Exemption for DEHP in Certain Rubber Components Used in Engine System   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Granting a Union Authorization For the Biocidal Product Family ‘BPF_Iodine_VET’   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Egypt
Draft Standard ES 7195-1 on Furniture   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Standard ES 1781 on Household and Similar Electrical Appliances   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

France
Order on Adding New Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values for Certain Chemicals  Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Switzerland
Amendment of Toy Safety Ordinance, on Deadlines, Migration Limits for Chromium VI, etc.  Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Asia-Pacific

Thailand
Draft Thai Industrial Standard for Pacifier   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Thai Industrial Standard for Toys   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Thai Industrial Standard for Feeding Bottles Nipples   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Mongolia
Draft Law on "Safety Mark" Design, Dimension, and Usage   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Law on Procedures of Mandatory Conformity Assessment   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Law on List of Products and Services Subject to Mandatory Conformity Assessment   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

China
Approved CCC Mark Implementation Rule for Domestic Gas Appliance   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Approved National Standard GB 38189-2019 Safety of Equipment Electrically Connected to a Telecommunication Network   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Vietnam
Approved Circular No. 05/2019 / TT-BKHCN on Implementation of Decree 43/2017 / ND-CP on Labeling of Goods   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Approved National Technical Regulation for Protection Equipment - Safety Shoes   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

India
Draft Domestic Pressure Cooker (Quality Control) Order, 2019   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Order on Room Air-Conditioners, Hermatic Compessors and Temperature Sensing Control Devices   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Japan
DENAN - Revision of “About Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials”   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

South America

Peru
Regulation No. 30884 Regulating Single-Use Plastic and Disposable Containers   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Updated Regulation on Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Supreme Decree No. 009-2019-MINAM   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Brazil
Anvisa Draft Update in the Regulation for Risk Classification, Notification, Registration and Registration Control Regimes, Labeling Requirements and Instructions for Use of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, Including Their Instruments   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Anvisa Draft Update in the Regulation for Risk Classification, Registration Regime and Labeling Requirements and Instructions for Use of Medical Devices   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Argentina
Draft Amendment to Add Exceptions to the Prohibition of Importing and Marketing of Halogen Lamps   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Draft Amendment to Essential Safety Requirements for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment, Resolution No. 169/2018   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Ecuador
Second Revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 216 on PPE (Face and Eyes)   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 101 on Household Induction Cookers   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 111 on Energy Efficiency for Household Clothes Dryers   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 089 on Toys Safety   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Second Revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 072 on Energy Efficiency for Ductless Air Conditioners   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 194 on Padlocks   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Second Revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 152 on Thermal Performance of Prefabricated Solar Systems and Solar Collectors   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Fourth Revision (4R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 021 on Insulated Cables and Conductors   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Third Revision (3R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 033 on Ceramic Tiles   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

First Revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 095 on Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walkways   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Second Revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE INEN 010 on Ceramic Tableware Intended to Come Into Contact With Food   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

North America

Mexico
CCONNSE PROY-NOM-086-1-SCFI-2018 - Draft Mexican Official Standard Rubber Industry - New Radial Tires for Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Exceeding 4,536 kg and Diagonal Tires of Any Load Capacity   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Dominican Republic
Draft Technical Regulation for Management and Final Disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

Cross-Regional Updates

SEMI S30
Energetic Materials in Semiconductor R&D and Manufacturing Processes   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

MERCOSUR
Proposed Amendment on Resolution No.46/06_Technical Regulation on Provisions for Metallic Packaging, Lining, Utensils, Lids, and Equipment that are in Contact with Foodstuffs   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

EAEU
Approved List of Products that Required Certification of Technical Regulation TR EAEU 043/2017 on Requirements For Fire Safety and Fire Fighting   Description: http://img03.en25.com/EloquaImages/clients/RiverlandReply/%7B8cd9c0e4-cf44-43ff-afb2-7c1b124e89ee%7D_TVR_link-icon.png

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2019-10-24
Location: Newsletter
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This edition of the newsletter provides you with information about new and revised approval procedures in your target markets. Stay up to date!

Your Market Access Team from TÜV Rheinland

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

European Union

Draft Amendment to Annex IV to RoHS 2 as Regards an Exemption for Lead as a Thermal Stabilizer in PVC Used in Certain Medical Devices.

Draft Amendment to Annex III to RoHS 2 as Regards an Exemption for the Use of Cadmium and Lead.

New Specification AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK.

SCIP Database will Improve Transparency on Hazardous Substances in Articles.

Corrigendum to the Regulation Concerning the Non-Renewal of Approval of the Active Substance Dimethoate.
Draft Commission Regulation Amending Annex II to REACH.
Draft Commission Regulation Amending Annex XVII to REACH.
Hazardous Substances in Electrical/Electronic Equipment – Evaluation of Restrictions.

Asia-Pacific

Taiwan

Proposal for Legal Inspection of Eye-Protection for Protective Helmets Used in Cycling, Skating, Skateboarding and Roller Skating.

Revised CNS 15291 Safety of Cords and Drawstrings on Children's Clothing.

India

Draft Order on Domestic Gas Stoves for Use with Liquefied Petroleum Gases.

Draft Bicycles - Retro Reflective Devices (Quality Control) Order, 2019.

Japan

Amendment on Interpretation of DENAN Law on Annex 12 Applicable Standards.

South Korea

Sub-Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources.

Indonesia

Food Contact Material Regulation Scope Expansion.

South America

Brazil

Draft Proposal for Simplification of Inmetro Product Registration Procedure.

Minimum Quality and Identity Requirements of Sterile Hypodermic Syringes for Single Use.
Minimum Quality and Identity Requirements of Infusion Sets.

Minimum Quality and Identity Requirements of Single Use Hypodermic Needles and Gingival Needles.

Chile

Draft Specification for the Energy Efficiency Label of Electric Ovens.

Peru

Draft Regulation for Sanitary Registration of Articles for Babies.

North America

USA

New Hampshire Bill SB 193 Prohibiting The Sale of Certain Furniture and Carpeting with Flame Retardant Chemicals.

Canada

Consultation on RSS-310 Issue 5 Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus – Category II Equipment.

Cross-Regional Updates

MERCOSUR

Working Subgroup N° 3 - (Draft) Technical Regulation and Conformity Assessment.

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2019-09-26
Location: Newsletter
Description:

As from now TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH is a Notified Body for the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) 2017/745.

The European Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745 (MDR) came into force on May 25, 2017 and will replace the two Directives 93/42/EEC (MDD) and 90/385 EEC (AIMDD) by May 26, 2020.

Starting immediately, you may submit your application for MDR certification.

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2019-09-17
Location: European Union
Description:

​This draft Regulation relates to a new entry of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No.1907/2006. It would restrict the use of diisocyanates as substances on their own, as a constituent in other substances or in mixtures for industrial and professional use(s), individually or in any combination of these diisocyanates, in a concentration above 0.1% by weight. A derogation is provided for the placing on the market and use of these substances and mixtures, if the employer or self-employed worker ensures that adequate training is successfully completed by the industrial and professional users prior to their use.​

Application of the restriction is deferred for 2 years for use and 18 months for placing on the market of diisocyanates to allow sufficient time to adapt and achieve compliance with the regulation.
Source Link: G/TBT/N/EU/681

2019-09-16
Location: European Union
Description:

This draft Regulation relates to an update of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) on requirements for safety data sheets (SDS):

• Alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), 6th and 7th revisions, most prominently in Sections 9 (physical and chemical properties) and 14 (transport).

• Alignment with the provisions of Annex VIII (on emergency health response) to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), in particular in relation to the Unique Formula Identifiers (UFIs) assigned to hazardous mixtures, in Section 1 (Identification).

• Alignment with the new provisions for nanoform substances, adopted on December 3, 2018 through the revision of REACH Annexes I, III, and VI-XII to REACH (Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1881), in Sections 1 (Identification), 3 (composition/information on ingredients) and 9 (physical and chemical properties). In addition to the above three main changes, a number of smaller amendments are proposed to the text, related to recent developments in the Commission's approaches to risk management of chemicals, such as on endocrine disruptors. Application of the amended Annex is deferred to December 31, 2022 to allow stakeholders sufficient time to adapt and achieve compliance.

Source Link: Notification Detail G/TBT/N/EU/680

2019-09-16
Location: European Union
Description:

On page 40, in recital 15:

for: ‘17 October 2019’,

read: ‘30 September 2019’;

for: ‘17 July 2020’,

read: ‘30 June 2020’.

(15)     For plant protection products containing dimethoate, where Member States grant any grace period in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, that period should, at the latest, expire on September 30, 2019 for plant protection products used on cherries and on June 30, 2019 for plant protection products used on other crops.

On page 41, in Article 3:

for: ‘17 January 2020’,

read: ‘31 December 2019’.

Member States shall withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing dimethoate as active substance by December 31, 2019 at the latest.

On page 41, in Article 4:

for: ‘17 October 2019’,

read: ‘30 September 2019’;

for: ‘17 July 2020’,

read: ‘30 June 2020’.​

Any grace period granted by Member States in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 shall be as short as possible and shall expire by September 30, 2019 for plant protection products used on cherries and by June 30, 2020 for plant protection products used on other crops, at the latest.
Source Link: Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1090 of June 26, 2019

2019-09-16
Location: European Union
Description:

The information requirements for the upcoming database on articles containing Candidate List substances (SVHCs) are now published. Companies will need to submit information to the database from January 2021 onwards.

Under the Waste Framework Directive, suppliers of articles containing a substance of very high concern (SVHC) on the Candidate List need to provide information on their safe use to ECHA. The new SCIP database will contain information on substances of concern in articles, as such or in complex objects (products).

A prototype of the database is planned for early 2020. It will be further improved and extended with new features later that year. Companies placing articles on the EU market will need to submit notifications from January 5, 2021. The aim is to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals and a circular economy.

The information requirements, which define the content of the database, have been developed based on legal requirements and consultations with the European Commission, Member States and stakeholders. Suppliers of articles need to provide:

  • information that allows the article to be identified;
  • the name, concentration range and location of the SVHC in the article; and
  • possibly other information on the safe use of the article.

The SCIP database will provide waste operators with information about the hazardous substances in the waste they process so that material streams can potentially be “cleaned” before recycled and reused in the production of new articles to ensure a true and safe circular economy.

In addition, the increased transparency on the presence of hazardous substances will help consumers to make better informed choices when purchasing products and providing information on how to best use and dispose such articles.
Source Link: ECHA News

2019-09-13
Location: South Korea
Description:

1. The Republic of Korea has amended the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources as of December 24, 2018, which will enter into force on December, 25, 2019. The amended Act requires that materials and structures of packaging are graded and evaluated according to their recyclability. Once the grades are determined, they should also be marked on the labels of products, which is to promote the production of easily recyclable packaging. The grades should be labeled on each product, but they have nothing to do with sales ban.
2. The Amendment of sub-Act in August 2019 is for the enforcement procedures defined in the higher Act (Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources).
3. A grace period will be granted after the entry into force of the amended Act in consideration of industry's preparation period. Nine months will be granted for grading and evaluation and up to 15 months for labeling, which adds up to a total of 2 years for the entire grace period.
4. In addition, a ban will be imposed on PVC plastics and colored PET bottles, which have extremely negative impact on the recycling process. However, if such packaging does not have substitutes available on the market or are closely related to people’s diet and medicines, they will be exempt from the ban. Colored PET bottles will be banned only for mineral water and drinks.
5. In principle, a year is given to manufacturers to improve their products’ recyclability. In case there have been changes in the manufacturing process or for similar reasons, a 3-year improvement period is given, and if no improvement is made within this period, either the use of such product is banned or a fine is imposed.
Source Link: South Korea - Sub-Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources

2019-09-09
Location: Chile
Description:

The Ministry of Energy of Chile published a draft version open for public comments on the Technical Specification for the Energy Efficiency Labelling of Electric Ovens. The draft label is based on the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) Nº 65/2014 of the European Commission.

Contributions are accepted until October 11, 2019 by sending comments and suggestions through the form indicated below, to the email eficienciaenergetica@minenergia.cl

Form: http://www.minenergia.cl/archivos_bajar/2019/07/Planilla_observaciones_y_comentarios_Et_hornos_Electricos.docx


Source Link: Ministry of Energy

2018-12-19
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation

Argentina
Draft technical regulation establishing the quality and safety requirements applicable to wood-based boards Read More

Brazil
Draft adjustments and clarifications to the technical regulation on quality and conformity assessment requirements for toys Read More

Canada
New playpens regulations Read More

European Union
Draft commission delegated regulation supplementing regulation (EU) No 305/2011 Read More

Vietnam
Draft technical regulation on safety of agricultural portable hand-held grass trimmers Read More

Electrical and Electrical Products

Australia
Consultation on exposure draft of refrigerated cabinets determination Read More

Brazil
Updated regulation on the evaluation of human exposure to electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with the operation of radio communication stations Read More

Chile
Modification on protocol PE N°1/12:2014 concerning the follow-up tests of water kettles Read More

China
Announcement on ban of using HCFC-14b as foaming agent in refrigerators, refrigerated containers and electric water heaters Read More

Colombia
Draft resolution for the technical regulation of "products under special circumstances Read More

European Union
Commission implementing decision (EU) 2018/1538 on the harmonization of radio spectrum for use by short-range devices Read More

Kenya
Public notice on implementation of legal notice 127 Read More

Kuwait
Energy efficiency labeling and minimum energy performance requirements for DX air-conditioners up to 70,000 Btu/h Read More

Peru
Technical requirements for LED street luminaries - governnment procurement program "peru compras" Read More

USA
Appliance efficiency regulations on portable air conditioners Read More

Chemical Testing

European Union
Non-approval of certain active substances in biocidal products Read More

Germany
Micro plastics cosmetics Read More

Palau Island
Prohibition on reef-toxic sunscreens Read More

South Korea
A draft revision of electrical appliances and consumer products act Read More

Turkey
Turkish food codex communiqué on plastic materials and articles in contact with food Read More

USA
Termination of listing of color additive exempt from certification; lead acetate Read More

Solar

Germany
Germany A new RoHS stakeholder consultation is online Read More

Industrial

Argentina
Regulatory framework establishing the basic quality and safety principles and requirements applicable to equipment working under pressure, whether fire-heated or non-fire-heated Read More

USA
Emission standards for new, reconstructed, and modified sources reconsideration for oil and natural gas sector Read More

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2018-09-28
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.
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Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation
Chile
Draft protocol for gas product testing for multilayer pipe systems for indoor gas installations - PC N° 34/1:2018 Read More

Draft protocol for gas product testing for non-refillable metallic gas cartridges for LPG - PC N° 48:2018 Read More
Electrical and Electrical Products
Argentina
Resolution 4709/2018 ENACOM; acceptance of foreign tests reports on radio interface approvals Read More

Disposition 4/2018; maximum level of energy consumption of halogen and compact fluorescent lamps Read More

Brazil
Regulation and a target program for refrigerators and freezers maximum levels of energy consumption or energy efficiency Read More

Regulation and a target program for air conditioners maximum levels of energy consumption and energy efficiency Read More

Canada
Draft ISED radio standards specifications, RSS-HAC issue 1, July 2018 – hearing aid compatibility & volume control Read More

Review of RSS-130 issue 2 – equipment operating in the frequency bands 617-652 MMHz, 663-698 MHz, 698-756 MHz and 777-787 MHz Read More

Chile
SUBTEL Resolution 1517 updating short range devices requirements from Resolution 1985/2017 Read More

Draft protocol of electrical product testing for hair and skin care - PE N°1/16:2018 Read More

China
Proposed draft compulsory standard on micro-dose X-ray security inspection system Read More

Eurasian Economic Union
Completed the public discussion on draft technical regulation on safety of high voltage equipment Read More

Indonesia
SDPPI new regulation on online integrated licensing services for communication and information technology Read More

Japan
Partial amendment of regulations for enforcement of the radio law - 920MHz band low power wireless system Read More

Korea
Public notification of conformity assessment for broadcasting communications equipment Read More

Mexico
Mexican official standard NOM-220-SCFI-2017 - specifications and requirements for blocking equipment for cell phone signals, radio communication or data and image transmission Read More

Pakistan
Proposed draft standard self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services Read More
Chemical Testing
Brazil
Draft regulation preparation on the use of hazardous substances used in electrical and electronic equipment, toys, among others (Brazilian RoHS) Read More

Canada
Amendment of the Canadian toys regulations on magnetic toys Read More

Ecuador
Reviewed technical regulation of toys - RTE INEN 089 (1R) Read More

Europe
Addition of 10 more substances to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation Read More

European Union
The new harmonised parts of EN 71 Read More

Hawaii
Bans sunscreen containing oxybenzone or octinoxate Read More

Saudi Arabia
Draft standard on refillable drinking water bottles made of polycarbonate Read More
Solar
Brazil
Updated requirements for mandatory certification of solar thermal equipment for water heating Read More
Industrial
Chile
Draft protocol for gas product testing for manual operated valves for portable cylinders of 33 and 45kg of LPG - PC N° 21:2018 Read More

2018-06-21
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Consumer Products & Retail E-ssentials
Your guide to compliance, quality and safety news

A complimentary TÜV SÜD newsletter covering the latest regulations, standards and Global Market Access news relevant to the consumer products & retail industry. Click here to contact us.

Japan Toy Association announces amendments on toy standard

On 13 June 2018, Japan Toy Association (JTA) revised part 1 of the national toy standard ST 2016 second edition for the physical and mechanical properties after the meeting held in May. The amendments were developed to address the risk against the blockage of infant’s airway. Implementation under ST mark system of the revisions will be applied from 1 January 2019.

Read more

China: CCC scope change and implementation methods

On June 11, 2018, China State Administration for Market Regulation and CNCA published an important announcement about big change of CCC approval scope and implementation method. From the date of this announcement, products listed in Annex 1 are no longer in the scope of CCC certification, and the designated certification authority needs to cancel the issued CCC certificates. Read more 

EU: New proposals for RoHS exemptions

The European Commission has proposed to amend exemption applications in Annex III of RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. The amendments include an exemption renewal and a newly added application. The consultation is now opened until 16 July 2018.    Read more  

USA: CPSC publishes final rule on safety standard for high chairs

This rule incorporates by reference ASTM F404-18, Standard Consumer Safety Specification for High Chairs. Moreover, this rule amends the regulations regarding third party conformity assessment bodies to include the safety standard for high chairs in the list of Notices of Requirements.    Read more                

https://www.tuv-sud.in/in-en/industry/consumer-products-retail/softlines/textile-and-apparel/lab-capabilities?utm_source=e-ssentials&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cps-essentials&utm_content=ps-cps&utm_term=12-2018

USA: CPSC publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for safety standard for stationary activity centers

Stationary Activity Center (SAC), according to ASTM F2012-18e1’s definition, is a freestanding product intended to remain stationary that enables a sitting or standing occupant whose torso is completely surrounded by the product to walk, rock, play, spin or bounce, or all of these, within a limited range of motion.

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2018-06-19
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation

Canada
CCPSA consumer products containing lead regulations: SOR/2018-83 Read More

Amendment of CCPSA children’s jewellery regulations: SOR/2018-82 Read More

Eurasian Economic Union
Adopted standard list under technical regulation TR EAEU 042/2017 Read More

Europe
Commission regulation (EU) 2018/675 amending the appendices to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 Read More

Taiwan
Proposal for amendment to legal inspection of industrial protective helmets Read More

Proposed mandatory commodity inspection rules for gas ovens Read More

Electrical and Electrical Products

Albania
Approved technical regulation on energy labeling for domestic ovens and range hoods Read More

Argentina
Resolution 246/2018 amending Resolutions No. 404/2016 regarding the sworn declaration of product composition (DJCP) Read More

Brazil
Draft technical requirement for signal boosters Read More

Canada
Consultation of interference-causing equipment standard; ICES-005 -Issue 5 for lighting equipment Read More

Consultation of ISED interference-causing equipment standard; ICES-006 -Issue 3 for AC wire carrier current devices Read More

Chile
Draft protocol for safety certification procedure of air-break circuit breakersRead More

SEC minimum size requirements of certificate marking on cell phone chargers Read More

Colombia
Resolution to review regulation on zinc-carbon and alkaline cells and batteries Read More

Resolution 40298 amending the Resolution 41012 of mandatory energy efficiency labelling requirements (RETIQ) Read More

Ecuador
Draft technical regulation RTE INEN 278 for LED lamps and luminaires Read More

Europe
Commission delegated directive (EU) 2018/736 amending Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EURead More

Kenya
Issued new version of PVOC program operations manual Read More

Korea
Enactment and amendment of safety standards for three electrical appliances (luminaires) items Read More

South Africa
Notice on list of draft standards and issued standards Read More

Chemical Testing

Colombia
Resolution 1770 on maximum levels of phosphorus and the biodegradability of surfactants in detergents and soaps Read More

European Union
Member states vote for restricting the use of hazardous chemicals in textiles Read More

Review the list of hazardous substances under RoHS Read More

GCC
Draft text of proposed GSO RoHS regulation Read More

Saudia Arabia
Draft technical regulation on plastic bottles Read More

Ukraine
Approved new technical regulation on toy safety Read More

Solar

Israel
Revision of the mandatory standard SI 62040 part 1 Read More

Mobility

Europe
Proposed regulation on monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions from lorries Read More

European Union
UN Regulation No. 16 concerning safety-belts, restraint systems and vehicles equipped with such devices Read More

Adopted proposals & situation of their entry into force Read More

International transport of dangerous goods - ADR Read More

Thailand
Draft industrial standard for safety requirements for motorcycle Read More

USA
40 CFR Part 86 concerning general provisions for heavy-duty engines and heavy-duty vehicles correction Read More

Control of emissions from certain new and in-use on-road and off-road vehicles and engines Read More

 

 

2018-05-31
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.
Click Here for all Standards and Regulations News
Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation
Canada
CCPSA consumer products containing lead regulations: SOR/2018-83 Read More

Amendment of CCPSA children’s jewellery regulations: SOR/2018-82 Read More

Eurasian Economic Union
Adopted standard list under technical regulation TR EAEU 042/2017 Read More

Europe
Commission regulation (EU) 2018/675 amending the appendices to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 Read More

Taiwan
Proposal for amendment to legal inspection of industrial protective helmets Read More

Proposed mandatory commodity inspection rules for gas ovens Read More
Electrical and Electrical Products
Albania
Approved technical regulation on energy labeling for domestic ovens and range hoods Read More

Argentina
Resolution 246/2018 amending Resolutions No. 404/2016 regarding the sworn declaration of product composition (DJCP) Read More

Brazil
Draft technical requirement for signal boosters Read More

Canada
Consultation of interference-causing equipment standard; ICES-005 -Issue 5 for lighting equipment Read More

Consultation of ISED interference-causing equipment standard; ICES-006 -Issue 3 for AC wire carrier current devices Read More

Chile
Draft protocol for safety certification procedure of air-break circuit breakers Read More

SEC minimum size requirements of certificate marking on cell phone chargers Read More

Colombia
Resolution to review regulation on zinc-carbon and alkaline cells and batteries Read More

Resolution 40298 amending the Resolution 41012 of mandatory energy efficiency labelling requirements (RETIQ) Read More

Ecuador
Draft technical regulation RTE INEN 278 for LED lamps and luminaires Read More

Europe
Commission delegated directive (EU) 2018/736 amending Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU Read More

Kenya
Issued new version of PVOC program operations manual Read More

Korea
Enactment and amendment of safety standards for three electrical appliances (luminaires) items Read More

South Africa
Notice on list of draft standards and issued standards Read More
Chemical Testing
Colombia
Resolution 1770 on maximum levels of phosphorus and the biodegradability of surfactants in detergents and soaps Read More

European Union
Member states vote for restricting the use of hazardous chemicals in textiles Read More

Review the list of hazardous substances under RoHS Read More

GCC
Draft text of proposed GSO RoHS regulation Read More

Saudia Arabia
Draft technical regulation on plastic bottles Read More

Ukraine
Approved new technical regulation on toy safety Read More
Solar
Israel
Revision of the mandatory standard SI 62040 part 1 Read More
Mobility
Europe
Proposed regulation on monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions from lorries Read More

European Union
UN Regulation No. 16 concerning safety-belts, restraint systems and vehicles equipped with such devices Read More

Adopted proposals & situation of their entry into force Read More

International transport of dangerous goods - ADR Read More

Thailand
Draft industrial standard for safety requirements for motorcycle Read More

USA
40 CFR Part 86 concerning general provisions for heavy-duty engines and heavy-duty vehicles correction Read More

Control of emissions from certain new and in-use on-road and off-road vehicles and engines Read More

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2018-05-08
Location: Newsletter
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Testing | Inspection | Certification

EN 62368-1:2014 Update
62368-1 DOW
The previous update from the Official Journal for the European Union listed the Date of Withdrawal for EN 62368-1 as June 20, 2019. However, Cenelec has published an 18-month extension to change the DOW to December 20, 2020. The 18-month extension date has been delayed in the Official Journal, likely awaiting an Annex ZZ update (relationship between RED and LVD Directives) for EN 62368-1:2014.

Negative Result in the CLC/TC108X Vote
Results of recent voting in the European Union for EN 62368-1:2014/prAB:2018 received a negative result in the CLC/TC108X National Committee of Member Country voting. The deletion of text in clause 4.1.1 was not supported by most member countries. As a result, manufacturers will likely still have the option to use 60950/60065 certified components when using EN 62368-1 2nd edition, even after the Date of Withdrawal. TÃœV Rheinland will continue to monitor the situation and its effect on the upcoming 3rd edition of EN 62368-1.

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Register now for our free, informative webinar: 62368-1: Latest Updates & Testing Requirements on May 10th!
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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Enforced as of May 25 2018, wireless device manufacturers that plan to sell in the European market must comply with the GDPR’s tight regulations for keeping personal data private and protected if their products process such data. Failure to comply with the GDPR results in major financial penalties. Companies could face fines up to €20 million or 4% of its annual turnover. Even though thee GDPR is based out of Europe, it should be seen as a global data privacy regulation that impacts organizations worldwide.

What Else Should You Know About the GDPR?

International Relevance
Valid for all products & services offered in the EU, regardless of where data is processed

Data Processing
Allowed only under specific conditions including consent

Obligations to Provide Information
All information must be provided in a clear, concise, and easy to understand format

Data Portability
Requires that persons can move, copy, or transfer personal data safely

Duty to Erase
Personal data must be erased when requested without undue delay

Security of Processing
Controller & processor must ensure a level of security appropriate to risk

Privacy by Design & Privacy by Default
Measures must be implemented during design & development to support GDPR concepts such as data minimization

Certification
GDPR provides for the creation of data protection certifications

Interested in Learning More About the GDPR?

Register now for our free, informative webinar: Approaches to Privacy and Security for IoT Devices in a GDPR World on May 23rd!
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Protected Privacy IoT Product Certification Mark
In accordance with the cooperation agreement and based on the GDPR of the EU and the internal 2PfG standard, TÃœV Rheinland will offer comprehensive testing services for a range of IoT products.

Our Testing Services:

  • Hardware and Firmware Tests
  • Data Protection and Processing
  • Local/Internet Communication Tests
  • Penetration and Application Tests
  • Factory Inspections

IoT Product Examples:

  • IP Cameras
  • Network Video Recorders
  • Software Platforms
  • Intelligent Servers
  • And More!

Every product that passes a test and is awarded the TÃœV Rheinland Protected Privacy IoT Product test mark meets the requirements of the GDPR and thus achieves the highest level of information security and data protection worldwide.
cTUVus and NRTL Certification

The Road Less Traveled is Often Better

There is a common misinterpretation that in order to satisfy OSHA, a manufacturer must employ the NRTL that wrote the standard being tested against. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, OSHA treats all 15 NRTLs equally. OSHA's recognition of a NRTL does not reflect a judgement of the NRTL's relative experience, personnel, facilities and equipment, testing methods or other aspects of its operations for testing and certifying products.


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2018-04-27
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Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Electrical and Electrical Products

-Argentina

Disposition 19-E/2018 amending disposition 170/2016 of energy efficiency requirements for microwave oven Read More

Brazil
Anatel acts for testing and certification requirements Read More

Canada
Amendment 1 (issue 6) of the radio standards specifications RSS-133 Read More

Consultation of ICES-GEN issue 1 : general requirements for compliance of interference-causing equipment Read More

Consultation of radio standard specifications RSS-220 issue 1 Read More

Chile
Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for air-conditioners, Resolution No. 4, 2018 Read More

Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for three phase, squirrel cage induction motors, Resolution No.3, 2017 Read More

Draft plan for national eco-design and labelling 2018-2022 Read More

Colombia
Prevention and reduction of the consequences of the disposal of waste of electrical and electronic products on the environment Read More

GSO
Scope of washing machines requiring gulf type examination certification and GCTS marking Read More

Draft of technical regulation for machinery, safety components and lifting equipment Read More

India
BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) requirement for self ballasted LED lamps Read More


Bureau of energy efficiency regulations on labels of tubular fluorescent lamps Read More

Mexico
New Mexican official standard NOM-058-SCFI-2017 Read More

Taiwan
Proposed legal inspection requirements for automotive cigar lighter power supply products Read More

USA
Amendment in the California 2019 building energy efficiency standard Read More

Vietnam
Draft national technical regulation on LED lighting equipment Read More

Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation

-Egypt
Mandating the Egyptian standard ES 3123-5/2017 "safety of toys-part 5: chemical toys" Read More

Peru
Draft standards for water meters for cold portable water and hot waterRead More

USA
Prohibition of children's toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates Read More

Chemical Testing

-Brazil
Amendment to the national policy on solid waste and packaging take-back procedures Read More

Canada
Proposed amendment on products containing mercury : regulation SOR/2014-254 Read More

European Union
Commission regulation (EU) 2018/213 BPA restrictions in food contact materials and articles Read More

Indonesia
Draft decree on mandatory implementation of Indonesian national standard for bead wire Read More

Norway
New substances added to national priority pollutants Read More

USA
Adding aerosol cans to the universal waste regulations Read More

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2018-03-22
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Electrical and Electrical Products

Canada

Consultation of radio standard specifications RSS-GEN Issue 5 : General Requirements for Compliance of Radio Apparatus Read More

Chile
Resolution 21621 postponing the implementation of the protocols for energy efficiency gas water heaters Read More

Eurasian Economic Commission
Adopted amendments to technical regulation TR CU 007/2011 Read More

India
Extension in date of implementation of IS 16333 (Part 3)2016 Read More


Mexico
Proposed draft standard PROY-NOM-001-CRE/SCFI-2017 Read More

Montenegro
Approved rulebook on technical requirements for eco design on directed light bulbs, LED bulbs and related equipment Read More

Panama
Energy efficiency labelling of air-conditioners Read More

Philippines
Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services Read More

Russia
Proposed draft amendments to energy efficiency requirements for lighting devices and electric lamps used in AC circuits for lighting purposes Read More

Tawain
Approved list of products that require mandatory waterlabel Read More

Thailand
Draft announcement for comments about spectrum licensing and technical specifications for ultra wideband frequency 1.6-10.6 GHz Read More

Turkey
Fluorinated greenhouse gases regulation Read More

Ukraine
Proposed draft amendments to RoHS Regulation Read More

Vietnam
Proposed draft circular replacing the No.42/2016/TT-BTTTT on the list of products with unsafe capability Read More

Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation

Brazil
Improvements to the technical requirements for children's infant walkers Read More

Canada
Proposed prohibition of asbestos and asbestos products regulations Read More

China
Playmats to be included in CCC scope Read More

Colombia
Resolution 0837 amending the Resolution 0689 of maximum levels of phosphorus and the biodegradability of surfactants in detergents and soaps Read More

Hong Kong
Proposed updates to safety standards for toys and children’s products Read More

Japan
Amendment to the food sanitation act Read More

Russia
Proposed draft amendments to technical regulation of customs union TR CU 019/2011 on safety of personal protective equipment Read More

USA
Rules and regulations under the textile fiber products identification act Read More

Chemical Testing

Brazil
Draft regulation on maximum concentration of lead in paints Read More

Colombia
Draft amendment to the technical regulation on the labeling of made-up articles Read More

Costa Rica
Regulation for collecting fees for registration and control of hazardous chemicals Read More

Singapore
Proposed control of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Read More

 

Medical

Brazil
Procedures related to the re-validation of product registration and provides other measures Read More

Kenya
Proposed draft standard DKS 2612-2:2017 prostheses, specification part 2 Read More

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2018-01-15
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Electrical and Electrical Products

Argentina

Disposition 259-E/2017 on energy efficiency certification and labeling of electric washing machines Read More

ENACOM resolution 4665-E/2017: band assignment for radio-communication systems for medical use (SRMED) Read More


Brazil

New voluntary procedure for the procel label of LEC public luminaire Read More

Draft resolution to update requirements for conformity assessment of restricted radiation radio-communication equipment Read More

Draft resolution to update the regulation of conformity assessment and certification of telecommunications products Read More


China
Draft national standard on minimum allowable values of the energy efficiency grades for hermetic motor-compressor in room air conditioners Read More

Ecuador
Draft review of Technical Regulation of Electric Stationary Cooking Ranges for Commercial Use - PRTE INEN 208 (1R) Read More

Reviewed Technical Regulation for Fans, with built-in electric motor of power less than or equal to 125 W - RTE INEN 112 (1R) Read More


European Union
ECE R58.03 series of amendments has been officially published Read More


Korea
Draft Amendment of Technical Regulation for Lithium Secondary Battery Safety Read More


Mexico
New Catalog for Energy Consumption Information for Consumers Read More

Singapore
Draft Public Utilities (Water Supply) Amendment Regulations 2018 Read More

USA
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Proposal to Amend the Energy Labeling Rule Read More


FCC Radiofrequency Equipment Authorization Regulations Amendment Read More

Chemical Testing

Brazil
Draft Review on the Regulation of the Control of Potentially Polluting Activities Read More

Draft Review on the Regulation for the Import Limits for Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and mixtures Read More

Chile
Draft Regulations on the classification, labeling and notification of chemical substances and mixtures Read More

Cosmetics

Jamaica
Specification for Cosmetics Part 2 water used in the preparation of cosmetics Read More

Mobility

European Union
Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments of ECE Regulation No. 119 Read More

Peru
New label for NG vehicle conversions for 2018 Read More

New label for LPG vehicles for 2018 Read More

 

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2017-12-19
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Standards and Regulation News

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Electrical and Electrical Products

Brazil

Anatel Resolution 686– Repealing Standards and Technical Requirements of Telecommunications Products Certification Read More

Chile
New Resolution 1.985 / 2017 for Short Range Devices Read More

Kenya
Proposed Draft Technical Specification for IPTV Set Top Boxes Read More

Korea
Draft Amendment of Technical Regulation for Lithium Secondary Battery Safety Read More


Mexico
Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-012-ENER-2017 Read More

Notice on approved standard NMX-J-538-4-2-ANCE-2017 on Low Voltage Controller and Distribution Products Read More

Thailand
Proposed mandatory standard on Portable Power Bank – Safety Requirements Read More

Uganda
Draft Standards on Equipment for Entertainment Read More

Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation

Brazil
Rules for the Equality of Monitoring Obligations for Waste and Packaging Take-back or Reverse Logistics s Read More

China
Proposes Draft Administrative Rules on the Recall of Defective Consumer Products Read More

GCC
Draft technical regulation on plastic food package Read More

UAE
Draft published for Federal Law on product safety and its executive regulation Read More

Toys

Canada
Regulations Amending the Toys Regulations (Magnetic Toys) Read More

EAEU
Updated standard lists under Technical Reuglation TR CU 008/2011 on Safety of Toys Read More

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2017-10-16
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Description:

Global Standards and Regulations are constantly evolving, with changes and updates occurring almost every day. As a global testing and inspection agency, we make it easier for our customers to keep abreast of these changes through our Standards Broadcast Newsletter and our Website. Customers can now subscribe to our RSS Feeds.

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Electrical and Electrical Products

Brazil

Anatel Act No 11542 of technical requirements for restricted radiation equipment Read more
EAEU

Adopts Decisions on Standards Implementing Technical Regulation on RoHS in EEE Read more
India

Compulsory registration Scheme : Phase 3 products-Release of the Official Gazette notification Read more

Implementation of IS 616:2017-Audio, Video and similar electronic apparatus-Safety requirements Read more

Taiwan
Proposed Drafted Technical Specifications for Narrowband Terminal Equipment of Mobile Broadband Business Read more

Household Goods, Fitness and Recreation

Canada
Proposed Draft Corded Window Coverings Regulations Read more

Ecuador
Proposed Draft Amendment to Technical Regulation on Safety of Toys Read more

European Union
Publication of Harmonised Standards for General Product Safety, Commission Communication 2017/C 267/03 Read more

Kenya
Notice No. 2356/2017 : Prohibition on the Use, Manufacture and Importation of Plastic Bags
Read more

Mercosur
Draft revision of the Textile Labelling Mercosur Regulations Read more

Taiwan
Revised Mandatory Commodity Inspection Rules for domestic use pressure cookers Read more

Ukraine
Draft Resolution Approving Technical Regulations on Safety of Toys Read more

USA
Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specified Phthalates: Determinations Regarding Certain Plastics Read more

CPSC Approves new federal mandatory standard for Infant Bouncer Seats Read more

Vietnam
Draft National Technical Regulation on the safety of synthetic resin implement, container and packaging in direct contact with foods, milk and milk products Read more

Mobility

European Union
01 series of amendments to the Regulation ECE No. 137 has been released Read more

03 series of amendments to the Regulation ECE No. 94 has been released Read more

06 Series of amendments of Regulation 105 has been released Read more

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2017/1576 regarding the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System requirements Read more

The new WLTP emission test cycle Read more

USA
Updated federal driverless policy guideline released Read more

Chemical Testing

Mexico
New version of NOM-106-SCFI-2017 published for the NOM marking in products Read more

South Korea
Draft amendment of Technical Regulation for Electromagnetic Compatibility Read more

 

 

2017-09-26
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Voluntary Control Council for Interference: Transition Update
VCCI is Transitioning from VCCI V-3 to VCCI-32
It's Important to understand changes and if new requirements will impact your regulatory compliance requirements. Currently, both version-2 and version-32 can be used. However, after April 2019, all existing and new VCCI registrations must be compliant to VCCI-32.

During the transition period, members can do the following:

  • Submit a report of compliance as New and Add/Modify using V-2 (corresponding to CISPR 22)
  • Manufacture and sell the product and can submit Add/Modify using V-2 (corresponding to CISPR 22)
  • Use VCCI 32-1 (corresponding to CISPR 32) to submit new report of compliance and its Add/Modify

VCCI 32-1 (corresponding to CISPR 32) will be officially implemented in April 2019. For reports submitted using V-2 (corresponding to CISPR 22):

  • Members can continue to sell unless Add/Modify is necessary (neither a change of warning statement or re-submission of a report of compliance using VCCI 32-1 is necessary)
  • When Add/Modify is necessary
  • When a member judges that a change does not affect its EMI characteristics and use of VCCI 32-1 is not necessary, a member can submit a report of compliance using Add/Modifyusing VCCI 32-1
  • When a member judges that a change affects its EMI characteristics and/or correspondence to VCCI 32-1 is necessary, retesting using the technical standard of VCCI-CISPR 32 is necessary. In this case, a member can submit its report of compliance either New or Add/Modify.

When is re-testing required?

  • If the product now has a broadcast radio tuner in it
  • If the product display was not operating as described in CISPR 32
  • If the wireless functions of the product were not active during the original testing

Use VCCI 32-1 (corresponding to CISPR 32) to submit new report of compliance and its Add/Modify.

Please note, warning statements cannot be used for VCCI 32-1 on a product that was already submitted on a report of compliance using V-2.

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Source: VCCI Council
62368-1 Date Of Withdrawal Update
62368-1 DOW
The latest Official Journal for the European Union lists the Date of Withdrawal for EN 62368-1 as June 20, 2019. The standard UL/CSA 62368-1 has already been adopted in North America, and the dates are currently aligned with the European dates.

Moreover, an IEC 62368-1: Third Edition is currently in development and TÃœV Rheinland will report as this process moves forward. It is expected to be published in mid 2018.
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The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India under the BIS CRS Scheme has introduced 13 more products under the regulations categorized under:

  • LED Luminaries: 06 Nos.
  • IT Products: 04 Nos.
  • AV: 01 No.
  • Power: 01 No.
  • House: 01 No.

Details on the products and standards can be found here.

  • These products require mandatory testing and registration under the scheme by February 16, 2018.

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2017-09-22
Location: Webinar
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In September of 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the original definition of an stands true, meaning Once an Article, Always an Article.

According to:

  • Regulation (EC) No 1907/ 2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Article 7(2) and Article 33 of the REACH Regulation

producers of the articles must both determine and provide communication to users if a substance exceeds 0.1% by weight of an article.
The new guidance document on defining and determining substances in articles under REACH from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is having a major impact on both the supply chain and OEMs of products. Together we’ll discuss the impact, how to define articles and how using a risk-based approach is the best path forward to demonstrate compliance.

Join TÃœV Rheinland's free webinar on October 18 at 2:00PM EDT to learn how to use risk assessment to deal with this change.


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Geoffrey Bock
Director of Environmental Services
Mr. Bock has been with TUV Rheinland since May of 2001 and is currently involved in developing and growing business for Environmental Services including RoHS, REACH, WEEE and certification to provide a full range of Environmental Services to our clients. He recently joined the NSF 426 Environmental Leadership Standard for Servers and is the Task Group Leader for “Substances of Concern.†Geoffrey provides training and seminars for clients who require compliance to standards and regulations around the globe.

 

2014-07-02
Description:

EN 61326-1:2013, EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use is changing from the previous version dated 2006. This new version will likely be mandatory in 2015 after which the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. There are technical changes in the new version of the standard that will require re-testing of products.

 

EN 61326-1 defines the immunity environments for different locations: Basic, Industrial, Controlled Electromagnetic (EM) and Portable Test and Measurement (in Annex A).

 

For immunity in ‘Basic’ environments, here are the changes in the 2013 version:

  • 61000-4-2 – The ESD requirement for air discharge has been increased to +/- 8kV, up from +/- 4kV

  • Immunity to magnetic fields according to IEC 61000-4-8 – A power frequency H-field requirement of 3 A/m for both 50 & 60 Hz has been added. This only applies to “magnetically sensitive equipment.”

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For emissions tests, the new version references the CISPR 11:2009 & A1:2010 standard which is recently updated.

 

There are no significant changes in immunity for ‘Industrial’ environments. For ‘Controlled EM’ environments, the “Measurement I/O” port category was eliminated. For ‘Portable Test and Measurement Equipment,’ as in Basic environments, there is a new power frequency H-field requirement of 3 A/m specified in 61000-4-8.

 

In addition to performance criteria for the immunity testing, there is a new section 9 with requirements for EMC information in the user manual.

 

TÜV Rheinland can guide you on the update to EN 61326-1:2013. We can review your declaration of conformity and EMC reports and provide the testing services / guidance required for this update. Get ahead of the deadline as manufacturers can prepare by upgrading to this new version now. Contact your TÜV Rheinland representative today!

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Application: Appliances
EN 60335-1 Updates - Start year: : 2013
Description:

N 60335-1 is a standard that deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes.

EN 60335-1 is harmonised according to the LVD (2006/95/EC) and MD (2006/42/EC) directives. Within the scope of the LVD and MD directives, electrical appliances for household and similar purposes (including some products intended for commercial use) shall comply with their applicable particular requirements (EN 60335-2-x) together with EN 60335-1 to receive their CE markings.

TUV Rheinland offers consultancy on minimising your financial risks if your product is assessed against the standard. Products may be placed under a sales ban if they are found not to be in compliance. Furthermore, your company risks the penalties imposed by European authorities if it markets a product that does not comply with the statutory requirements.

The additional requirements of EN 60335-1:2012 may affect the compliance of products previously evaluated according to EN 60335-1:2002+A11+A1+A12+A2+A13+A14+A15.

Marking and instructions:

  • The class III appliance symbol and instruction requirements shall be applied. (7.1, 7.12)

  • Warnings shall prohibit the use of the appliance by children aged less than 8 years and by persons with reduced physical capability. (7.12)

  • Any devices used to start/stop the operational functions of the appliance shall be distinguished from other manual devices. An indication that the device has been operated shall be given via tactile or audible and visual feedback. (7.10)

  • The specific instructions related to the safe operation of the appliance shall be collated together in the front section of the user instructions. The height of the characters, measured according to the capital letters, shall be at least 3 mm. (7.12.Z1)

  • These instructions shall also be available in an alternative format such as a website. (7.12Z1)

Construction requirements:

  • Test probe 18 shall be used to check the appliance’s protection against access to live or moving parts. (8, 20.2)

  • The reinforced insulation is allowed contact with accessible conductive liquids. (22.33)

  • Motors running capacitors in unattended appliances should be at least class P2 or provide equivalent protection to the surroundings. (24.8)

  • Interpolation is allowed when checking creepage distances. Introduced insulation requirements are subject to high frequency voltages. (29)

  • UV appliances: material should be UV resistant, and additional warnings should be available. (Annex ZG)

Testing requirements:

  • General test condition: the updated test condition for the appliance shall have both a self-resetting feature and a non-self-resetting feature. (5.19)

  • Normal heating test: the temperature rise limit of motor-operated appliance enclosures has been revised. It is now 50 K for metal enclosures. (11)

  • Leakage current test: the peak value must be measured for class II, III and 0 appliances. (13)

  • Abnormal evaluation: the evaluation method for software protection circuits has been revised. (19)

  • Abnormal evaluation: main voltage selector switches must be set to the lowest voltage position, and the highest voltage value must be applied. (19.15)

  • Switch endurance test: if the switch operates a relay or contactor, the complete switching system is subject to the switch endurance test. (24.1.3)

  • The fire resistance requirements for small parts must be applied. (30.2.3)

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Commercial Appliances
EN 60335-1 Updates - Start year: : 2013
Description:

N 60335-1 is a standard that deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes.

EN 60335-1 is harmonised according to the LVD (2006/95/EC) and MD (2006/42/EC) directives. Within the scope of the LVD and MD directives, electrical appliances for household and similar purposes (including some products intended for commercial use) shall comply with their applicable particular requirements (EN 60335-2-x) together with EN 60335-1 to receive their CE markings.

TUV Rheinland offers consultancy on minimising your financial risks if your product is assessed against the standard. Products may be placed under a sales ban if they are found not to be in compliance. Furthermore, your company risks the penalties imposed by European authorities if it markets a product that does not comply with the statutory requirements.

The additional requirements of EN 60335-1:2012 may affect the compliance of products previously evaluated according to EN 60335-1:2002+A11+A1+A12+A2+A13+A14+A15.

Marking and instructions:

  • The class III appliance symbol and instruction requirements shall be applied. (7.1, 7.12)

  • Warnings shall prohibit the use of the appliance by children aged less than 8 years and by persons with reduced physical capability. (7.12)

  • Any devices used to start/stop the operational functions of the appliance shall be distinguished from other manual devices. An indication that the device has been operated shall be given via tactile or audible and visual feedback. (7.10)

  • The specific instructions related to the safe operation of the appliance shall be collated together in the front section of the user instructions. The height of the characters, measured according to the capital letters, shall be at least 3 mm. (7.12.Z1)

  • These instructions shall also be available in an alternative format such as a website. (7.12Z1)

Construction requirements:

  • Test probe 18 shall be used to check the appliance’s protection against access to live or moving parts. (8, 20.2)

  • The reinforced insulation is allowed contact with accessible conductive liquids. (22.33)

  • Motors running capacitors in unattended appliances should be at least class P2 or provide equivalent protection to the surroundings. (24.8)

  • Interpolation is allowed when checking creepage distances. Introduced insulation requirements are subject to high frequency voltages. (29)

  • UV appliances: material should be UV resistant, and additional warnings should be available. (Annex ZG)

Testing requirements:

  • General test condition: the updated test condition for the appliance shall have both a self-resetting feature and a non-self-resetting feature. (5.19)

  • Normal heating test: the temperature rise limit of motor-operated appliance enclosures has been revised. It is now 50 K for metal enclosures. (11)

  • Leakage current test: the peak value must be measured for class II, III and 0 appliances. (13)

  • Abnormal evaluation: the evaluation method for software protection circuits has been revised. (19)

  • Abnormal evaluation: main voltage selector switches must be set to the lowest voltage position, and the highest voltage value must be applied. (19.15)

  • Switch endurance test: if the switch operates a relay or contactor, the complete switching system is subject to the switch endurance test. (24.1.3)

  • The fire resistance requirements for small parts must be applied. (30.2.3)

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Communications Equipment
EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

EN 55022:2010, emissions standard for ITE products became mandatory on December 1 2013. Effective that date, previous version, EN 55022:2006 and A1:2007 will no longer show compliance with the EMC directive. Manufacturers will need to have the new version on their declarations of conformity. Information technology equipment in scope of EMC directives shall comply with the standard in order to be able to mark your products with CE.

EN 55022:2010 applies to information technology equipment. Procedures are given for the measurement of the levels of spurious signals generated by the ITE and limits are specified for the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz for both class A and class B equipment.

The changes in EN 55022 involve an alternative method for Telco / LAN conducted emissions and an update to the CISPR 16 reference standard. This means that conducted emissions testing must be done with CISPR 16 compliant LISN’s and setup table influence must be included in the uncertainty budget. While these are not significant technical changes, it is a good opportunity for manufacturers to review their declarations of conformity. For example, if A1:2007 is not included on your declaration and you have processor speeds above 108MHz, your product will require radiated emissions testing from 1-6GHz.

TÜV Rheinland can guide you on the update to EN 55022:2010, we can review your declaration and EMC reports and advise if product retesting is required or just a simple documentation update is needed.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Computer Terminals
EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

EN 55022:2010, emissions standard for ITE products became mandatory on December 1 2013. Effective that date, previous version, EN 55022:2006 and A1:2007 will no longer show compliance with the EMC directive. Manufacturers will need to have the new version on their declarations of conformity. Information technology equipment in scope of EMC directives shall comply with the standard in order to be able to mark your products with CE.

EN 55022:2010 applies to information technology equipment. Procedures are given for the measurement of the levels of spurious signals generated by the ITE and limits are specified for the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz for both class A and class B equipment.

The changes in EN 55022 involve an alternative method for Telco / LAN conducted emissions and an update to the CISPR 16 reference standard. This means that conducted emissions testing must be done with CISPR 16 compliant LISN’s and setup table influence must be included in the uncertainty budget. While these are not significant technical changes, it is a good opportunity for manufacturers to review their declarations of conformity. For example, if A1:2007 is not included on your declaration and you have processor speeds above 108MHz, your product will require radiated emissions testing from 1-6GHz.

TÜV Rheinland can guide you on the update to EN 55022:2010, we can review your declaration and EMC reports and advise if product retesting is required or just a simple documentation update is needed.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Control, Electrical Equipment
EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

EN 61326-1:2013, EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use is changing from the previous version dated 2006. This new version will likely be mandatory in 2015 after which the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. There are technical changes in the new version of the standard that will require re-testing of products.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Data Processing
EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

EN 55022:2010, emissions standard for ITE products became mandatory on December 1 2013. Effective that date, previous version, EN 55022:2006 and A1:2007 will no longer show compliance with the EMC directive. Manufacturers will need to have the new version on their declarations of conformity. Information technology equipment in scope of EMC directives shall comply with the standard in order to be able to mark your products with CE.

EN 55022:2010 applies to information technology equipment. Procedures are given for the measurement of the levels of spurious signals generated by the ITE and limits are specified for the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz for both class A and class B equipment.

The changes in EN 55022 involve an alternative method for Telco / LAN conducted emissions and an update to the CISPR 16 reference standard. This means that conducted emissions testing must be done with CISPR 16 compliant LISN’s and setup table influence must be included in the uncertainty budget. While these are not significant technical changes, it is a good opportunity for manufacturers to review their declarations of conformity. For example, if A1:2007 is not included on your declaration and you have processor speeds above 108MHz, your product will require radiated emissions testing from 1-6GHz.

TÜV Rheinland can guide you on the update to EN 55022:2010, we can review your declaration and EMC reports and advise if product retesting is required or just a simple documentation update is needed.

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Application: Educational Equipment
EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

EN 61326-1:2013, EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use is changing from the previous version dated 2006. This new version will likely be mandatory in 2015 after which the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. There are technical changes in the new version of the standard that will require re-testing of products.

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Application: Hairdressers Appliances
EN 60335-1 Updates - Start year: : 2013
Description:

N 60335-1 is a standard that deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes.

EN 60335-1 is harmonised according to the LVD (2006/95/EC) and MD (2006/42/EC) directives. Within the scope of the LVD and MD directives, electrical appliances for household and similar purposes (including some products intended for commercial use) shall comply with their applicable particular requirements (EN 60335-2-x) together with EN 60335-1 to receive their CE markings.

TUV Rheinland offers consultancy on minimising your financial risks if your product is assessed against the standard. Products may be placed under a sales ban if they are found not to be in compliance. Furthermore, your company risks the penalties imposed by European authorities if it markets a product that does not comply with the statutory requirements.

The additional requirements of EN 60335-1:2012 may affect the compliance of products previously evaluated according to EN 60335-1:2002+A11+A1+A12+A2+A13+A14+A15.

Marking and instructions:

  • The class III appliance symbol and instruction requirements shall be applied. (7.1, 7.12)

  • Warnings shall prohibit the use of the appliance by children aged less than 8 years and by persons with reduced physical capability. (7.12)

  • Any devices used to start/stop the operational functions of the appliance shall be distinguished from other manual devices. An indication that the device has been operated shall be given via tactile or audible and visual feedback. (7.10)

  • The specific instructions related to the safe operation of the appliance shall be collated together in the front section of the user instructions. The height of the characters, measured according to the capital letters, shall be at least 3 mm. (7.12.Z1)

  • These instructions shall also be available in an alternative format such as a website. (7.12Z1)

Construction requirements:

  • Test probe 18 shall be used to check the appliance’s protection against access to live or moving parts. (8, 20.2)

  • The reinforced insulation is allowed contact with accessible conductive liquids. (22.33)

  • Motors running capacitors in unattended appliances should be at least class P2 or provide equivalent protection to the surroundings. (24.8)

  • Interpolation is allowed when checking creepage distances. Introduced insulation requirements are subject to high frequency voltages. (29)

  • UV appliances: material should be UV resistant, and additional warnings should be available. (Annex ZG)

Testing requirements:

  • General test condition: the updated test condition for the appliance shall have both a self-resetting feature and a non-self-resetting feature. (5.19)

  • Normal heating test: the temperature rise limit of motor-operated appliance enclosures has been revised. It is now 50 K for metal enclosures. (11)

  • Leakage current test: the peak value must be measured for class II, III and 0 appliances. (13)

  • Abnormal evaluation: the evaluation method for software protection circuits has been revised. (19)

  • Abnormal evaluation: main voltage selector switches must be set to the lowest voltage position, and the highest voltage value must be applied. (19.15)

  • Switch endurance test: if the switch operates a relay or contactor, the complete switching system is subject to the switch endurance test. (24.1.3)

  • The fire resistance requirements for small parts must be applied. (30.2.3)

Notes:
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Application: Industrial/Automation and Control Systems
EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

EN 61326-1:2013, EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use is changing from the previous version dated 2006. This new version will likely be mandatory in 2015 after which the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. There are technical changes in the new version of the standard that will require re-testing of products.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
EN 60335-1 Updates - Start year: : 2013
Description:

N 60335-1 is a standard that deals with the safety of electrical appliances for household and similar purposes.

EN 60335-1 is harmonised according to the LVD (2006/95/EC) and MD (2006/42/EC) directives. Within the scope of the LVD and MD directives, electrical appliances for household and similar purposes (including some products intended for commercial use) shall comply with their applicable particular requirements (EN 60335-2-x) together with EN 60335-1 to receive their CE markings.

TUV Rheinland offers consultancy on minimising your financial risks if your product is assessed against the standard. Products may be placed under a sales ban if they are found not to be in compliance. Furthermore, your company risks the penalties imposed by European authorities if it markets a product that does not comply with the statutory requirements.

The additional requirements of EN 60335-1:2012 may affect the compliance of products previously evaluated according to EN 60335-1:2002+A11+A1+A12+A2+A13+A14+A15.

Marking and instructions:

  • The class III appliance symbol and instruction requirements shall be applied. (7.1, 7.12)

  • Warnings shall prohibit the use of the appliance by children aged less than 8 years and by persons with reduced physical capability. (7.12)

  • Any devices used to start/stop the operational functions of the appliance shall be distinguished from other manual devices. An indication that the device has been operated shall be given via tactile or audible and visual feedback. (7.10)

  • The specific instructions related to the safe operation of the appliance shall be collated together in the front section of the user instructions. The height of the characters, measured according to the capital letters, shall be at least 3 mm. (7.12.Z1)

  • These instructions shall also be available in an alternative format such as a website. (7.12Z1)

Construction requirements:

  • Test probe 18 shall be used to check the appliance’s protection against access to live or moving parts. (8, 20.2)

  • The reinforced insulation is allowed contact with accessible conductive liquids. (22.33)

  • Motors running capacitors in unattended appliances should be at least class P2 or provide equivalent protection to the surroundings. (24.8)

  • Interpolation is allowed when checking creepage distances. Introduced insulation requirements are subject to high frequency voltages. (29)

  • UV appliances: material should be UV resistant, and additional warnings should be available. (Annex ZG)

Testing requirements:

  • General test condition: the updated test condition for the appliance shall have both a self-resetting feature and a non-self-resetting feature. (5.19)

  • Normal heating test: the temperature rise limit of motor-operated appliance enclosures has been revised. It is now 50 K for metal enclosures. (11)

  • Leakage current test: the peak value must be measured for class II, III and 0 appliances. (13)

  • Abnormal evaluation: the evaluation method for software protection circuits has been revised. (19)

  • Abnormal evaluation: main voltage selector switches must be set to the lowest voltage position, and the highest voltage value must be applied. (19.15)

  • Switch endurance test: if the switch operates a relay or contactor, the complete switching system is subject to the switch endurance test. (24.1.3)

  • The fire resistance requirements for small parts must be applied. (30.2.3)

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Laboratory equipment
EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

EN 61326-1:2013, EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use is changing from the previous version dated 2006. This new version will likely be mandatory in 2015 after which the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. There are technical changes in the new version of the standard that will require re-testing of products.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Office Equipment
EN 55022:2010 - Start year: : 2010
Description:

EN 55022:2010, emissions standard for ITE products became mandatory on December 1 2013. Effective that date, previous version, EN 55022:2006 and A1:2007 will no longer show compliance with the EMC directive. Manufacturers will need to have the new version on their declarations of conformity. Information technology equipment in scope of EMC directives shall comply with the standard in order to be able to mark your products with CE.

EN 55022:2010 applies to information technology equipment. Procedures are given for the measurement of the levels of spurious signals generated by the ITE and limits are specified for the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz for both class A and class B equipment.

The changes in EN 55022 involve an alternative method for Telco / LAN conducted emissions and an update to the CISPR 16 reference standard. This means that conducted emissions testing must be done with CISPR 16 compliant LISN’s and setup table influence must be included in the uncertainty budget. While these are not significant technical changes, it is a good opportunity for manufacturers to review their declarations of conformity. For example, if A1:2007 is not included on your declaration and you have processor speeds above 108MHz, your product will require radiated emissions testing from 1-6GHz.

TÜV Rheinland can guide you on the update to EN 55022:2010, we can review your declaration and EMC reports and advise if product retesting is required or just a simple documentation update is needed.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Test and measurement equipment
EN 61326-1:2013 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

EN 61326-1:2013, EMC standard for measurement, control and laboratory use is changing from the previous version dated 2006. This new version will likely be mandatory in 2015 after which the 2006 version of this standard will be withdrawn and can no longer be used to meet the essential requirements of the EMC Directive. There are technical changes in the new version of the standard that will require re-testing of products.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
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