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11 April 2019 | India TEC: Mandatory certification for telecom equipment

Certification of all telecom equipment under MTCTE shall be mandatory with effect from 1st August 2019.


11 April 2019 | India WPC: ETA through self-declaration for commercial finished products

WPC (The Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing) through a memorandum dated February 26, 2019 has clarified the types of devices can now obtain an exemption from ETA by filing a self-declaration.


11 April 2019 | India BIS: New guidelines for secondary cells and batteries

India BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) released guidelines for Implementation of Revised Standards IS 16046 (Part 1): 2018/IEC 62133-1: 2017 and IS 16046 (Part 2): 2018/ IEC 62133-2: 2017 superseding IS 16046:2015/ IEC 62133: 2012 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes. Effective date: 2019.3.11 (Implementation date: 2020.3.14)


11 Maart 2019 | China: Amending Safety and EMC Certification Rules for Lighting Equipment

In November 2019, CQC published a Notice on safety and EMC certification rules for lighting equipment to take immediate effect.


11 Maart 2019 | Russian Federation: Approving List of Product Categories Subject to Energy Efficiency Labelling and Technical Documentation Requirements, Order No. 4404, 2018

No. 4404 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation of 6 November 2018, determines the categories of goods that must be accompanied by information on their energy efficiency in technical manuals, on packaging and on labels.

 


11 Maart 2019 | Peru: Approving Technical Standards for different types of electrical products, Resolution No. 044-2018-INACAL/DN

The Peruvian Directorate of Standardisation published Resolution No. 044-2018-INACAL/DN,  approved a list of standards.


5 Februari 2019 | Costa Rica - Approving Technical Regulation RTCR 497: 2018

Technical regulation on Electrical Materials, Boards and Thermomagnetic Circuit Breakers, Switches, Sockets, Plugs and Connector Cords up to 1000 V.  Draft Decree, January 2019.


5 Februari 2019 | Korea - RRA requests IP test for CCTV and Network cameras

New testing required by RRA.


29 Januari 2019 | Belarus enforced updated requirements for Radio/Telecom products starting January 1, 2019

Belarus National Radio/Telecom Technical Regulation TR 2018/024/BY has been approved with the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Belarus No.: 469 dated 20 June 2018.

 

 


28 Januari 2019 | Russia (EAEU): List of Products in Respect of which a Customs Declaration is Accompanied by RoHS Conformity Assessment Document

On October 16, 2018, the Eurasian Economic Commission enacted Decision No. 167

 


11 Januari 2019 | Chile: Automatic Interrupters in electrical products require a certificate of Approval

Certificate of Approval needed prior to marketing, see resolution No. 40, 2018


20 Maart 2018 | Egypt: NTRA updates the use of WLAN 5GHz
The changes affect both indoor and outdoor use.


20 Maart 2018 | Ukraine: New technical regulation for Radio Equipment to become effective
Effective date: April 1, 2018


20 Maart 2018 | Brazil: ANATEL releases new Acts
Effective date: February 2, 2018


20 Maart 2018 | Chile:SUBTEL Introduces New Multiband/SAE Certification
Effective date: September 23, 2017


16 Januari 2018 | Mauritius: Exemption from mandatory type approval for BT and WiFi
As of December 1, 2017, some BT and WiFi products are exempted from mandatory type approvals


16 Januari 2018 | Paraguay: upcoming auction for 700 MHz spectrum
Currently, there are no Paraguayan cellular network providers that offer services in 700 MHz


16 Januari 2018 | Ecuador: Updated National Frequency Plan
ARCOTEL updates National Frequency Plan


16 Januari 2018 | Chile: New requirements for charging equipment for cellular phones
Resolution 16677 now requires mandatory SEC certification.


16 Januari 2018 | Argentina: New requirements for cellular devices
From July 4th, 2018, celluar devices require testing in local accredicted labs.


16 Januari 2018 | Singapore: IMDA releases new technical standards
The new standards concern Internet of Things and Intelligent Transport Systems


7 December 2017 | FCC: Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity
Reference: 47 CFR Part 2, Part 15


7 December 2017 | Korea: RRA changes MSIP ID to R ID
Effective date: December 5, 2017


7 December 2017 | Malaysia: Cancellation of Frequency Band Allocations by MCMC
Effective date: January 1, 2018


8 November 2017 | Belarus: Energy efficiency certification & labelling
Effective date: Phase I: Sep. 1st, 2017. Phase II: July 1st, 2018


8 November 2017 | Uzbekistan: OZ mark labelling and packaging requirements
Effective date: October, 2017


8 November 2017 | Chile: SUBTEL Introduces New Multiband/SAE Certification
Effective date: September 23, 2017


8 November 2017 | Tunisia: Update on Frequency ranges for IOT and WIGIG
Effective date: July 4, 2017


20 Oktober 2017 | Russia: CTF stages 2 and 3 no longer accepted
As of November 1, 2017, the Russian NCB GOST RE will no longer accept CTF stage 2 and stage 3 stages. There is no change in the acceptance of stage 1, and stage 4 continues to not be accepted.


18 September 2017 | Seminar: East meets West
Obtaining access to markets in the Eurasian Economic Union and the Americas


4 September 2017 | Webinar: Unlocking opportunities in the GCC markets
The Gulf Region is flourishing with opportunities. To enter this attractive market, manufacturers must comply with the local regulations and certify their products with the GCC Mark.


4 September 2017 | Mexico: new requirements for lamp controlgear
The Mexican Standard NOM-058-SCFI-2017  aims to reduce risks and protect people and/or property from damage caused by the malfunction or failure of lamp controlgea; and will enter into force on February 11, 2018.


12 Juni 2017 | Ukraine: technical regulations on energy labelling for air conditioners
The Resolution No. 360, 2017, will enter into force 6 months after its official publication.


19 Mei 2017 | Ecuador: technical regulation for televisions with built-in tuners
The Ecuadorian Ministry of industry and productivity adopted the Resolution 17199 on April 28, 2017, which approves the first revision of the country's technical regulation for televisions with built-in tuners supporting digital television standard ISDB-T international.    


9 Mei 2017 | DEKRA accredited for KNX smart building testing
DEKRA's testing laboratory in the Netherlands has been accredited by the KNX Association to test devices compatible with the KNX ecosystem. KNX is the largest interoperability standard for home and building automation worldwide – ensuring comfort, safety and energy efficiency.  


8 Mei 2017 | Brazil: update on Compliance Assessment Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment
The Compliance Assessment Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment under Sanitary Surveillance Regime (established in Portaria Inmetro nº 350, from September 06, 2010) have been updated and are present in Ordinance No. 54, published by INMETRO on February 1, 2016, and is in effect since May 1, 2017.


5 Mei 2017 | Paraguay: New legislation proposed on management of batteries for domestic use
The bill S-136242 has been approved on 26 April and is now under consideration of the Paraguayan Senate.


3 Mei 2017 | Mexico: new resolution for luminaires
The resolution came into effect on 13 April 2017.


18 April 2017 | Sweden: additional requirements for electrical equipment
The Ordinance will enter into force on 1 July 2017.


10 April 2017 | South Africa: new amendment to Compulsory Specification for Lampholders
Changes will become effective on 1st October 2017


3 April 2017 | Mexico: New standard on fastening hardware for all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cables
The standard has been made effective on 12 December 2016.


3 April 2017 | Mexico: New standard for copper wire cables
Changes have been made effective on 19 March.


3 April 2017 | China: New amendment on safety certification rules for Li-ion cells and batteries
Changes have been made effective on 13 March.


24 Maart 2017 | Serbia: New regulation for energy efficiency labelling of household ovens and range hoods
The new regulation has become effective as of 16 March 2017


13 Maart 2017 | DEKRA receives accreditation for GCC Mark
Since January, 24, 2017, DEKRA has been recognized as a notified body for the Gulf Country type examination scheme.


10 Maart 2017 | Mexico: new NOM regulation to become effective
The new NOM-208 will replace NOM-EM-016 and is to become effective on 8 April 2017.


7 Maart 2017 | Ecuador: Amendment on Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Street Lighting
As of 20 December 2016, Resolution No. 16514 entered into force to amend Ecuador's existing measure on the energy efficiency of street lighting.


30 Januari 2017 | CRC Extends Effective Date for New Resolution.
The effective date for Resolucion 5031 de 2016 has been postponed to July 8, 2017. 


30 Januari 2017 | SUBTEL modified Resolution 755 regarding 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
Since January 10, 2017, 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands are allowed in Chile for indoor and outdoor use under the power limit mentioned below.


2 December 2016 | Brazilian Official Diary published the Portaria 544
The Brazilian Official Diary (The Journal of Publication for Regulations) published the Portaria 544.


8 November 2016 | Taiwan authority BSMI introduced updated RoHS
The Taiwan authority BSMI (Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection) has introduced updated RoHS requirements based on the standard CNS 15663 Section 5.


8 November 2016 | Announcement of CCC standard upgrade
GB7000.1:2015 Luminaires—Part 1 General requirements and tests is implemented from 2017-01-01. It is identical to IEC 60598-1:2014.


4 November 2016 | New requirements for telecommunication devices placed in Singapore
New authority and label requirements for telecommunication devices placed in Singapore
Effected date: Oct. 1st, 2016


20 September 2016 | Vietnam has proposed to extend EE products
Vietnam has proposed to extend EE products to LED products and storage water heaters & IT products. Vietnam: List of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to Energy Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance, Decision No. 51/2011/QD-TTG - Proposed Amendment - (on extending the catalogue of industry equipment and appliances) Draft Decision, August 2016.


5 September 2016 | Kenya CA exempts short range device from type apporoval
Effected date: September 1st, 2016    


30 Augustus 2016 | DEKRA Seminar Global Market Access
With focus on Australia, China and South Korea.
Please click here for the invitation.  


15 Augustus 2016 | Argentina ENACOM releases new test standard
Argentina ENACOM releases new test standard for Low Power Devices. It was published in Official Bulletin the Resolution ENACOM 6038/2016 with a revised test standard for Low Power Devices “ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V16.1”.  


11 Juli 2016 | Saudi Arabia: Energy labeling
In Saudi Arabia standards for energy labeling and performance were issued.


11 Juli 2016 | Saudi Arabia: Update of regulations CoC & G marking
Both the regulations regarding the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) and the labeling of Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Other Consumer Products for Saudi Arabia have been updated.


7 Juli 2016 | Vietnam: Notification of Declaration of Conformity Acceptance Letter by Mic
All kind of lithium batteries (standalone or integrated in hosts) to be used on hand held equipment (e.g. cell phones, tablet PC, notebook) that are produced or imported in Vietnam are required to have a Declaration of Conformity Acceptance Letter in compliance with QCVN101:2016/BTTTT. This regulation is mandatory as per April 1st 2017.


23 Juni 2016 | Regulation nr. 32/2016 is approved
The Chinese Government has published on January 2016, the regulation nr 32/2016 approved (Order No. 32, 2016) with the Measures for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products; it is also known as China RoHS 2.    


7 Juni 2016 | Scope extending for Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency

DEKRA Testing and Certification (Shanghai) Ltd. Guangzhou Branch has extended the scope for the Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency scheme to washing machines & lamps.


29 April 2016 | Invitation to IEC 62368 webinar
All you want to know about IEC 62368.


28 April 2016 | News from AT4 wireless
Are you interested in news from AT4 wireless? Please click here for the newsletter of April 2016.


7 April 2016 | New regulations Japanese certification
As of August 31, 2015 there have been some changes in the Japanese standards (JNIOSH-TR-46) on Ex-equipment.


18 Maart 2016 | New edition of IEC 62841-3-4
IEC 62841-3-4:2016 applies to transportable bench grinders that can be equipped with one or two accessories.


18 Maart 2016 | New edition of IEC 62196-2:2016 published
IEC 62196-2:2016 applies to plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets with pins and contact-tubes of standardized configurations, herein referred to as accessories.


4 Februari 2016 | New edition of IEC 60950-22:2016 published
IEC 60950-22:2016 applies to information technology equipment intended to be installed in an outdoor location.


4 Februari 2016 | New edition of IEC 60730-1:2013/A1:2015 published
This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2010. It constitutes a technical revision. This standard is also applicable to relays when used as controls for IEC 60335 appliances.    


23 December 2015 | New edition of IEC 60436:2015 published
IEC 60436:2015 applies to electric dishwashers for household and similar use that are supplied with hot and/or cold water. It replaces IEC 60436:2004 + A1:2009 + A2:2012.


23 December 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-25:2010/A2:2015 published
IEC 60335-2-25:2010+A1:2014+A2:2015 deals with the safety of microwave ovens for household and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.


21 December 2015 | New edition of IEC 61914: Cable cleats for electrical installations published
IEC 61914:2015 specifies requirements and tests for cable cleats and intermediate restraints used for securing cable in electrical installations. Cable cleats provide resistance to electromechanical forces where declared.


18 December 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-11:2015/A2:2015 published
IEC 60335-2-11:2008+A1:2012+A2:2015 deals with the safety of electric tumble dryers intended for household and similar purposes. The rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.


17 December 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-8:2012+A1:2015 published
IEC 60335-2-8:2012+A1:2015 deals with the safety of electric shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.


10 December 2015 | Korea: certification update for lighting performance testing
There has been an update in Korea of KC certification for the performance testing of lighting products.


9 December 2015 | Korea: Notification of integrated test standard by RRA
The Korean Radio Research Agency (RRA) send out a notification that some test standards will be integrated.


7 December 2015 | New standard for performance requirements of self-ballasted LED lamps published
IEC 62612:2013/A1:2015 is now published. IEC 62612:2013+AMD1 specifies the performance requirements, together with the test methods and conditions, required to show compliance of LED lamps with integral means for stable operation, intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes.


4 December 2015 | New standard for the safety requirements for secondary batteries published
IEC 61982-4:2015 is now published. IEC 61982-4 specifies test procedures and acceptance criteria for safety performance of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) secondary cells and modules used for the propulsion of electric vehicles (EV) including battery electric vehicles (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV).


3 December 2015 | India extends deadline for registration for battery and fixed LED luminaires
BIS has extended the deadlines for registration for category 18, category 20 and category 22.    


3 December 2015 | New edition of IEC 61000-4-24 for EMC published
IEC 61000-4-24:2015 for Electromagnetic compatibility is now published. This is the second edition of the standard. It is for test methods for protective devices for HEMP conducted disturbance.


30 November 2015 | New edition of IEC/TR 60083 for plugs and socket outlets published
IEC/TR 60083:2015 is now published. This is de 7th edition of the standard. It is for plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use standardized in member countries of IEC.


29 Oktober 2015 | Additional testing expertise for wireless communication and EMC
DEKRA has completed its range of testing services for wireless communication and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), by taking over the testing company AT4 Wireless in Málaga, Spain and the QuieTek Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan.


29 Oktober 2015 | Paraguay: Frequency 915 MHz ~ 928 MHz band closed
CONATEL (Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) from Paraguay announced that band 915 MHz ~ 928 MHz is not longer available for spread spectrum devices.


29 Oktober 2015 | Korea: Notification of Changes to Electrical Appliances Safety Control Regulation by KATS
KATS in Korea announced some changes in regulations for the safety control of electrical appliances. The changes refer to KATS Notice No. 276.


26 Oktober 2015 | New standard for performance requirements for LED modules published
IEC 62717:2014+A1:2015  is now published. This first edition cancels and replaces IEC PAS 62717 published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. 


23 Oktober 2015 | New edition of IEC 60691 for thermal-links published
IEC 60691:2015 is now published. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2002, Amendment 1:2006 and Amendment 2:2010. This fourth edition constitutes a technical revision. 


22 Oktober 2015 | New version of IEC 60601 for medical electrical equipment published
IEC 60601-2-8:2010+A1:2015 is now published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60601-2-8. This edition constitutes a technical revision which brings this standard in line with the third edition of IEC 60601-1 and its collateral standards. This consolidated version consists of the second edition (2010) and its amendment 1 (2015). 


21 Oktober 2015 | New editions of IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1 and -2 for Explosive atmospheres published
IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1 en -2 are now published. These first editions of IEC/IEEE 60079-30-1 and -2 cancels and replaces the first editions of IEC 60079-30-1 and 2 published in 2007 and constitutes technical revisions. 


20 Oktober 2015 | Uzbekistan will require Energy Labelling for Household Appliances from 1 January 2016
From 1 January 2016, Uzbekistan will introduce a requirement for labelling and provision of technical documentation on the energy efficiency class of household appliances.


19 Oktober 2015 | Malaysia: New MS standards for MEPS
According to an official announcement ST(IP/JKE)KE/19/01(17), from 1 September 2015 all products including refrigerators, air conditioners, televisions, domestic fans and lamps are subject to new MS standards.


16 Oktober 2015 | New edition of IEC 60079-10-1 for explosive gas atmospheres published
IEC 60079-10-1:2015(E) is now published. This second edition of IEC 60079-10-1 cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2008, and constitutes a technical revision. The significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are identified in the Foreward of the document.


15 Oktober 2015 | Saudi Arabia: Lamps & motors have been added to Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP)
In addition to refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines, Saudi Arabia has extended its scope of energy efficiency to include both Lamps and Motor Products.


14 Oktober 2015 | New edition of IEC 62683 for Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear published
IEC 62683:2015 for Product data and properties for information exchange for Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear is now published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2013. This edition constitutes a technical revision


13 Oktober 2015 | Colombia publishes new mandatory energy efficiency labeling Resolution No. 41012
On 18th September 2015, the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy issued Resolution No. 41012 approving technical regulations on the energy efficiency labeling of specific electrical and gas powered products.


12 Oktober 2015 | New edition of IEC 61427-2 for batteries published
IEC 61427-2:2015 for secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage is now published. It is the first edition of the standard.


9 Oktober 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-90 for household appliances published
IEC 60335-2-90:2015 is now published. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2006 including its Amendment 1 (2010) and Amendment 2 (2014). It constitutes a technical revision. 


10 September 2015 | IEC/TR 61000-6-5:2015 for EMC published
This first edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC TS 61000-6-5 published in 2001. This edition constitutes a technical revision.


8 September 2015 | New edition of IEC 60533:2015 for EMC published
IEC 60533:2015 is now published. This second edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.


31 Augustus 2015 | Singapore: New Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme Labels for Clothes Washing Machines
With effect from 1 Oct 2015 onwards, only clothes washing machines affixed with the new WELS labels shall be allowed in Singapore for sale, supply, display or advertisement.


24 Augustus 2015 | New edition of IEC 60947-3:2008/A2:2015 for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear published
It applies to switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units to be used in distribution circuits and motor circuits of which the rated voltage does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500 V d.c.


21 Augustus 2015 | India extends deadline for registration of newly added products
India just published another notice to extend the mandatory registration date of LED lamps & mobile phones to 13 September 2015.


20 Augustus 2015 | Revisions in South African compliance deadlines for Energy Efficiency and Labeling
On 13 August 2015, the South African Department of Trade and Industry published Notice 710 which extends the Phase 2 and 3 compliance deadlines for certain goods listed in Notice No. 944.


19 Augustus 2015 | New edition of IEC 60598-2-5 for floodlights is published
IEC 60598-2-5:2015 is now published. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: it introduces requirements for the glass breaking test.


17 Augustus 2015 | New edition of IEC 60086-1:2015 for primary batteries published
IEC 60086-1:2015 is now published. This twelfth edition cancels and replaces the eleventh edition (2011) and constitutes a technical revision.


14 Augustus 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-17:2012/A1:2015 published for flexible heating appliances
IEC 60335-2-17:2012/A1:2015 is now published. It deals with the safety of electric blankets, pads, clothing and other flexible appliances that heat the bed or human body, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. This standard also applies to control units supplied with the appliance.


13 Augustus 2015 | New edition of IEC 61010-2-040 for treatment of medical materials published
IEC 61010-2-040:2015 is now published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. This edition constitutes a technical revision.


12 Augustus 2015 | New parts added to IEC 62443
2 new parts have been added to the series of the standard IEC/TR 62443 for Security for industrial automation and control systems: IEC/TR 62443-2-3:2015 and IEC 62443-2-4:2015


11 Augustus 2015 | New IEC 61048:2006/A1:2015 for auxiliaries for lamps published
The second edition of IEC 61048:2006/A1:2015  is now published.


11 Augustus 2015 | India launches energy efficiency labelling scheme for LED lamps
On July 7, 2015, the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) announced the energy efficiency labelling scheme for LED retrofit lamps.


10 Augustus 2015 | New edition of IEC 60974-10:2014/A1:2015 for EMC requirements published
IEC 60974-10:2014/A1:2015 is now published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision.


10 Augustus 2015 | India extends deadline for registration of newly added products
India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) has published a notice extending the deadline for newly added products to 1 December 2015.


31 Juli 2015 | New edition of IEC 60601-2-66 for hearing instruments (systems) published
IEC 60601-2-66:2015 is now published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision to adapt IEC 60601-2-66:2012 to the technical corrections introduced by Amendment 1 (2012) to IEC 60601-1:2005, as well as to clarify and correct the wording of this particular standard and to implement minor changes requested by interested parties.


30 Juli 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-3:2012/A1 for electric irons
IEC 60335-2-3:2012 is now published. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2002 including its Amendment 1 (2004) and its Amendment 2 (2008). It constitutes a technical revision.


27 Juli 2015 | New edition for IEC 60079-7 for explosive atmospheres published
IEC 60079-7:2015 is now published. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2006, and constitutes a technical revision.


9 Juli 2015 | Korea Notification of Changes to Electrical Appliances Safety Control Regulation
The Korean Electrical Appliances Safety Control Regulation has recently been modified and the new regulation will take effect from August 1st, 2015.


6 Juli 2015 | New edition of IEC 62471-5 for image projectors published
IEC 62471-5:2015(E) is now published. This first edition provides a risk group classification system for image projectors, and measurement conditions for optical radiation emitted by image projectors.


1 Juli 2015 | New edition of IEC/TS 60079-39 for explosive atmospheres published
IEC TS 60079-39:2015 is now published. This is the first edition of this standard.


29 Juni 2015 | New edition IEC 61010-031 for electrical equipment for measurement, control&laboratory use published
IEC 61010-031:2015 is now published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2002 and Amendment 1:2008. This edition constitutes a technical revision.


25 Juni 2015 | New edition of CISPR 11 for Industrial, scientific and medical equipment published
CISPR 11:2015 is now published. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2009 and its Amendment 1 published in 2010. It constitutes a technical revision


24 Juni 2015 | New edition of IEC 60601-2-37 for medical electrical equipment published
IEC 60601-2-37:2007/A1:2015 is now published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition.


23 Juni 2015 | DEKRA included in the Qatar Civil Defense Recognized Listing and Testing Authority
We are happy to inform you that DEKRA has now been approved to be included in the Qatar Civil Defense Recognized Listing and Testing Authority.


17 Juni 2015 | CCC standard upgrade for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances
GB 4706.7-2014 (based on IEC 60335-2-2:2009) for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances, which was issued on 5 December 2014, will be mandatory implemented from 1 January 2016.


9 Juni 2015 | New edition of IEC 60079-28 for protection of equipment&transmission systems using optical radiation
IEC 60079-28:2015 is now published.  This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2006, and constitutes a technical revision.


1 Juni 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-34:2012/A1 for motor compressors published
IEC 60335-2-34:2012/A1:2015 is now published. It deals with the safety of sealed (hermetic and semi-hermetic type) motor-compressors, their protection and control systems, if any, which are intended for use in equipment for household and similar purposes and which conform with the standards applicable to such equipment. 


13 Mei 2015 | India extends deadline for registration of newly added products
India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) has published a notice extending the deadline for newly added products to 13 August 2015.


13 Mei 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-27:2009/A2 for household and similar electrical appliances published
IEC 60335-2-27:2009+A1:2012+A2:2015 is now published and specifies the particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition.


11 Mei 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-58:2002/A2 for household and similar electrical appliances published
IEC 60335-2-58:2002+A1:2008+A2:2015 is now published and specifies the particular requirements for commercial electric dishwashing machines. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition.


8 Mei 2015 | Update of GB standards in China
The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China announced that some standards will be renewed.


7 Mei 2015 | Upcoming deadlines for registration of electronics and IT equipment India
In India there is a procedure for registering consumer electronics and IT equipment with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).


6 Mei 2015 | IEC 62560:2011 + A1:2015 for self-ballasted LED-lamps published
IEC 62560:2011 + A1:2015 (first edition) is now published and specifies the safety and interchangeability requirements, together with the test methods and conditions required to show compliance of LED-lamps with integrated means for stable operation (self-ballasted LED-lamps), intended for domestic and similar general lighting purposes.


4 Mei 2015 | IEC 62485-1 for secondary batteries and battery installations published
IEC 62485-1:2015 (first edition) is now published and specifies the basic requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations.


1 Mei 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-80 & IEC 60335-2-103 for household and similar electrical appliances publ
IEC 60335-2-80:2015 for fans is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002, its Amendment 1 (2007) and its Amendment 2 (2011) and it constitutes a technical revision. Also IEC 60335-2-103:2015 for drives for gates, doors and windows is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006 and its Amendment 1 (2010) and it constitutes a technical revision.


30 April 2015 | New edition of CISPR 32 for electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment published
CISPR 32:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition in 2012.


28 April 2015 | New edition of IEC 60079-29-2 for explosive atmospheres published
IEC 60079-29-2:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision.


23 April 2015 | New edition of IEC 60335-2-81 for household and similar electrical appliances
IEC 60335-2-81:2015 is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition.  


21 April 2015 | New product safety rules for Philippines
Philippines has drafted a new DAO called 'The New Rules and Regulations Concering the Product Safety Certification Scheme of the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS)', which Merges DAO No. 4 and 5 into one technical regulation and it gives a clear picture of product safety certification.


16 April 2015 | Hong Kong updates Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme
Hong Kong published the new version of MEELS Code of Practice. MEELS stands for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme


14 April 2015 | Ukraine: Plan for implementation of EU Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Legislation
Ukraine has proposed an action plan for the implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Legislation.


13 April 2015 | New edition of IEC 60898-1 for circuit-breakers published
IEC 60898-1:2015(E) is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2002, Amendment 1:2002 and Amendment 2:2003.


7 April 2015 | New edition of IEC 60670-1 for boxes and enclosures published
IEC 60670-1:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2002 and its Amendment 1:2011 and constitutes a technical revision.


3 April 2015 | New edition of IEC 61347-1 for lamp controlgear published
IEC 61347-1:2015 is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007, Amendment 1:2010 and Amendment 2:2012. This edition constitutes a technical revision.


2 April 2015 | New edition of CISPR 14-2 for electromagnetic compatibility published
CISPR 14-2:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1997, Amendment 1:2001 and Amendment 2:2008. It constitutes a technical revision.


1 April 2015 | New edition of IEC 60079-5 for explosive atmospheres is published
IEC 60079-5:2015 is published. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition, published in 2007, and constitutes a technical revision.


23 Maart 2015 | IEC 61810-1 for electromechanical elementary relays published
IEC 61810-1:2015 is published. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2008 and C1:2010.


20 Maart 2015 | Ecuador approved technical regulations for audio-frequency electric amplifiers
This mandatory technical regulation RTE INEN 118 lays down safety and labelling requirements to be met by audio frequency electric amplifiers. It applies to all audio-frequency electric amplifiers manufactured, imported or marketed in Ecuador.


19 Maart 2015 | IEC 62366-1:2015 for medical devices is published
This first edition of IEC 62366-1, together with the first edition of IEC 62366-2, cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 62366 published in 2007 and its Amendment 1 (2014).


18 Maart 2015 | New edition of IEC 62135-2 for resistance welding equipment (EMC)
IEC 62135-2:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision.


17 Maart 2015 | CCC standard update for thermal-links
GB 9816.1-2013 (based on IEC 60691:2002), which was issued on 31 December 2013, will be mandatory from13 July 2015.


16 Maart 2015 | New edition of IEC 61285 for industrial-process control
IEC 61285:2015 is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2004 and constitutes a technical revision.


13 Maart 2015 | New edition of IEC/TR 62368-2 for audio/video, information and communication technology
IEC/TR 62368-2:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011 and it constitutes a technical revision.


12 Maart 2015 | CCC standard update for switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations
GB 16915.1-2014 (based on IEC 60669-1:2007), which was issued on 3 September 2014, will be mandatory from 3 August 2015.


11 Maart 2015 | New edition of IEC 61000-4-30 for Electromagnetic compatibility is published
IEC 61000-4-30:2015 is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2008 and it constitutes a technical revision.


10 Maart 2015 | CCC standard update for refrigerating appliances
GB 4706.13-2014 (based on IEC 60335-2-24:2012), which was issued on 5 December 2014, will be mandatory implemented from 1 January 2016. GB 4706.13-2014 is the Chinese standard for particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers.


10 Maart 2015 | New edition of IEC 60079-6 for equipment protection by liquid immersion “o”published
IEC 60079-6:2015 is published. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical revision.


27 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 62271-104 for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear published
IEC 62271-104:2015 is published. This second edition replaces and cancels the first edition published in 2009 and constitutes a technical revision.


26 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 62246-1 for reed switches published
IEC 62246-1:2015 is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 62246-1 published in 2011. It constitutes a technical revision.


25 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 60968 for self-ballasted fluorescent lamps published
IEC 60968:2015 is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2012. It constitutes a technical revision.


20 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 61010-2-101 for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment published
IEC 61010-2-101:2015 is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2002. It constitutes a technical revision.


19 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 61010-2-081 for (semi-)automatic laboratory equipment published
IEC 61010-2-081 (ed.2) is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision.


18 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 60904-2 for photovoltaic reference devices published
IEC 60904-2:2015 (ed.3) is published. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2007, and constitutes a technical revision.


17 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 60601-1-11 for medical electrical equipment published
IEC 60601-1-11:2015 (ed.2) is published. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60601-1-11, published in 2010, and constitutes a technical revision.


16 Februari 2015 | New edition of IEC 60127-3 for sub-miniature fuse-links published
IEC 60127-3:2015 (ed.3) is published. This third edition of IEC 60127-3 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1988, its Amendment 1 (1991) and Amendment 2 (2002).


13 Februari 2015 | The Gulf Countries introduce GCC Certification for low-voltage electrical equipment
The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Standardization Organization will introduce the new Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01). The new GCC scheme will be in force from 1 July 2016.


6 Februari 2015 | Malaysian battery guideline in force from March 2015
The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) in Malaysia has decided that the Guideline on Mandatory Safety Standards for Primary Batteries 2013 will be in force from 1 March 2015.


15 Januari 2015 | Deadlines for cables used in irons extended
As mentioned in portaria 562, the deadlines for certification of cables used in irons (ABNT NBR NM IEC 60335-2-3), mentioned in article 1 and 2 from portaria 10, are extended by 20 months.


13 Januari 2015 | New regulation for Energy Efficiency in South Africa
Please note that South Africa has published a new regulation VC9008 to control the energy efficiency and labeling of electrical & electronic products.


8 Januari 2015 | DEKRA Registered as Testing Laboratory in SASO System
At the start of 2015, we are happy to announce that DEKRA laboratory in Guangzhou (South China) is now registered as testing laboratory within the SASO system (Saudi Standards Metrology and Quality Organization) for the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP). 


6 Januari 2015 | Lighting products under mandatory scope in U.A.E.
Please note that lightings fall into the mandatory control scope in the United Arabic Emirates from 1 July 2014.


17 November 2014 | Change in CCC mark print permission
Currently, CCC mark print permission license is valid for one year. It needs to be updated every year. This will change.


12 November 2014 | India: 15 additional products will be into BIS mandatory control soon (RS)
15 additional products will be put into RS scheme in India soon, including adaptors, LED controlgear, LED luminaires, LED lamps, batteries and power banks.


7 November 2014 | Changes Japan for LED lamps
Please note there are changes regarding the energy consumption efficiency of LED lamps in Japan. 


6 November 2014 | New requirements CCC mark (China)
There are new requirements on the authorization & labels of CCC mark in China.


21 Oktober 2014 | DEKRA approved as Certification Body for Emergency Light Systems by UAE
We are happy to inform you that DEKRA is approved as Certification Body for Emergency Light Systems by UAE Civil Defence.


16 Oktober 2014 | Deadline for replacement GOST-R certificate to EAC certificate comes closer
The Russian GOST-R is replaced by the EAC mark. The transition period is almost over: GOST-R certificates will expire on 15 March 2015. Please make sure your certificates have been updated to EAC before that date.


14 Oktober 2014 | Electrical components & Switchgear seminars
In order to help you expand your knowledge about the latest developments in the world of standards, we are delighted to invite you to attend one of our upcoming seminars, free of charge.


2 Oktober 2014 | DEKRA purchases NDT, PI and microscopic operations from DNV GL
DEKRA has taken over the Plant Integrity (PI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Microsopy operations from DNV GL (formerly KEMA) and as such is expanding its industrial operations in the Netherlands.


2 Oktober 2014 | DEKRA now offers Zigbee Services
DEKRA has entered into a cooperation agreement with TRaC Global. The new partnership will enable DEKRA to call on TRaC Global for ZigBee certification purposes.


2 Oktober 2014 | DEKRA's scope for INMETRO extended with Cables
DEKRA's scope extension for cables (portaria 640) has been approved by INMETRO in September 2014.


9 September 2014 | INMETRO published new regulation for LED Lamps
INMETRO has released a new technical regulation for LED lamps.


9 September 2014 | INMETRO released new draft portaria for medical devices
INMETRO has released a draft of the new Portaria for Medical Devices which will replace Portaria 350/2010. This draft, published as portaria 407 on 26 of August 2014, is expected to be approved in the coming year and Portaria 350/2010 will be definitely cancelled as per 31 December 2018.


9 September 2014 | ENEC certificates accepted to access the Eurasian Customs Union
The establishment of the Eurasian Customs Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) has created a single market of 170 million consumers, a unified customs code, a unified customs tariff, unified foreign trade and customs regulations, and a unified legal framework of technical regulations. The benefits of the Customs Union are already being felt.


26 Augustus 2014 | New version of Japan Safety Act
The new version of the Japan Safety Act will be issued on 1 September 2014 and will be enforced mandatory on 1 September 2015.


21 Augustus 2014 | Procedure for Registration of certificates at INMETRO
After certification of the product, the product must be registered at INMETRO before it can be sold on the Brazilian market. The Registration has to been done by the local representative.


7 Augustus 2014 | Mexican standard updates for 2014
Please note that Mexico has newly released two standards regarding Energy Efficiency and electrical tools.


28 Juli 2014 | CNCA has published the new regulation of CCC approval
The regulation of CCC approval has been updated, which will be in force from 1 September 2014. Here are the main changes:


15 Juli 2014 | Protecting consumer safety and your own reputation
Recent high-profile cases of faulty electrical components have once again demonstrated that it pays for technology companies to invest in the services of a reputable testing and certification body. Quality and peace of mind are priceless when weighed against the potential risks of safety shortcomings: costly product recalls, lasting damage to a company’s image, and even danger to life.


11 Juli 2014 | IECEx New Member United Arab Emirates
IECEx is pleased to inform that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the 32nd Country to join the IECEx and take a seat on the IECEx Management Committee.


24 Juni 2014 | CCC standard update: Low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies
GB 7251.12-2013 (based on IEC 61439-2:2011), which was issued in December 2013, will be implemented on 13 January 2015. Applicants can apply for CCC license according to GB 7251.12-2013 from 10 June 2014 on.  All CCC applications for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies must be according to GB 7251.12-2013 from 13 January 2015 on.


1 April 2014 | New European limit for PAHs
In a move to further improve consumer safety, the European Commission has recently finalised its first binding limit values for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in consumer products. The change will come into effect on 27 December 2015.


25 Maart 2014 | Modified INMETRO regulation for flexible cords used in irons
INMETRO has released a clarification regarding flexible cords used in irons (portaria 15), which are going to be certified according to portaria 371 (ABNT NBR NM IEC 60335-2-3).


24 Maart 2014 | Update of the Mexican standard NMX-J-521-ANCE
The Mexican government has published new standard: NMX-J-521/1-ANCE-2012. This standard will replace NMX-J-521/1-ANCE-2005. The new version of the NMX-J-521/1-ANCE-2012 was issued to pair the requirements of the International Standard IEC60335.


24 Maart 2014 | New plug requirements for South Africa
The South African National Regulatory for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) requires all importers and manufacturers of products that fall under relevant compulsory specifications, to obtain a LOA (Letter of Authority).


24 Maart 2014 | New automotive components regulations for Brazil
Brazil is introducing a new regulation for automotive components. From 21 July 2014 you will need to comply with Portaria No. 301 to get access to the Brazilian market. This regulation covers a wide range of automotive components, including light sources. Naturally we have extended our INMETRO testing and certification scope accordingly.


17 Maart 2014 | Medical devices to be covered by the RoHS Directive
Since 2003 the EU has restricted the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The most recent RoHS Directive is 2011/65/EC. So far, medical devices have not been affected. However, from 22 July 2014 these devices will be included in the scope of the Directive.


20 Januari 2014 | New INMETRO regulation for commercial ovens - portaria 446
INMETRO has published a regulation for commercial electrical ovens. It concerns portaria 446 (27 August 2012): Conformity assessment for Electric Ovens (Commercial). The date for enforcement is the end of February 2014.


7 Januari 2014 | CCC standard updates
There are CCC standard upgrades for socket outlets and portable residual current devices without integral over current protection for household and similar use.


2 Januari 2014 | Japanese METI updates
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) has revised its ordinance concerning technical requirements for electrical appliances and materials under the “Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act” (also known as “Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law”).


23 Oktober 2013 | Brazil Member Body of the IECEE
Brazil has now been re-admitted (re-accepted) as a member body of the IECEE. The member body is COBEI (COMITE BRASILEIRO DE ELECTRICIDADE, ELECTRONICA, ILUMINAÇAO E TELECOMUNICAÇOES).


14 Oktober 2013 | IP3X and IP4X test update
The IECEE committee recently discussed the interpretation of the IP3X and IP4X test requirements. This was because there was some uncertainty about the probing provisions. The note to Clause 13.3 of IEC 60529 states that the specified probes may not be sufficient for full ingress protection verification. For this reason additional tests may be required.


14 Oktober 2013 | DEKRA accredited for Zhaga Specification Book 6
As one of the members of Zhaga we closely follow all of the developments within the consortium and apply for accreditation for testing to new Specification Books. We were recently accredited to test light engines to Specification Book 6: compact socketable light engines with integrated control gear.


14 Oktober 2013 | Ready for ErP testing of lighting products
As you know, the EU's EcoDesign Directive defines a range of requirements for Energy-related Products (ErP) and introduces new labelling requirements. The new requirements, which apply to LED lamps, other light sources and numerous other products, came into force in September 2013.


14 Oktober 2013 | Ingress protection testing scope extended to IPX9K
We have long experience of testing products for protection against the ingress of solid foreign objects and water (IP testing). But our scope has been extended. Now we can also subject products to high pressure/ steam jet cleaning tests for the IPX9K rating.


23 Augustus 2013 | DEKRA and QPS offer product approvals for the North American market
We are pleased to announce that we are an Authorized Testing Facility for QPS - a recognized North-American testing, certification and field services body that is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. As as result, we are now authorized to conduct testing, field evaluation, field certification and factory inspections on behalf of QPS for all electrical products destined for the North American market which require third-party approval. 


23 Augustus 2013 | Testing power factor corrections panels against IEC 61921
Capacitor banks, otherwise known as power factor correction panels (PFC panels), are used to avoid inefficiencies in power distribution networks associated with large electrical motors similar loads with a low power factor. Testing these products require specific knowledge, expertise and facilities.


23 Augustus 2013 | Zhaga Specification Books 4, 7 and 8
As one of the first certification bodies to be qualified by the Zhaga light engine consortium, DEKRA is now also one of the first bodies authorised to undertake certification tests to Zhaga Specification Books 4, 7 and 8.


25 Juni 2013 | CTIA general & process information
DEKRA lab in Guangzhou in China is authorised by CTIA to undertake battery tests according to the certification programme.


20 Juni 2013 | Chinese EMC standard GB 13837 will be updated
Please note that Chinese EMC standard GB 13837 will be updated to the 2012 version from July 2013.


18 Juni 2013 | DEKRA battery testing services approved by CTIA
DEKRA’s battery testing laboratory in Guangzhou, China is now authorised by CTIA to undertake battery tests according to the certification programme. Hence, DEKRA can now provide these services to battery producers and manufacturers incorporating batteries in their products. This will help to ensure that these essential energy sources for mobile electronics are both safe and effective.


30 Mei 2013 | Chinese EMC standard GB 17625.1-2012 will replaceGB 17625.1-2003
Please note that EMC standard GB17625.1 will be updated from 2003 version to 2012 version from July 2013.


30 Mei 2013 | Vietnam Energy Efficiency Labelling in force from 1 January 2013
Please note that Vietnam has mandatory Energy Efficiency requirement (Vietnam Energy Star).


30 Mei 2013 | Webinar about new European Regulations
Get the latest updates on the new Rgulations Webinar, 12 June, 5.00 - 6.00 p.m. (GMT +2)


8 Mei 2013 | No mandatory CCC certification for Medical devices anymore
Please kindly be noted that the CNCA announced that CCC certification for all medical devices has been stopped since 24 April 2013. From now on, all medical devices only need to apply for SFDA registration, for getting access to the Chinese market.


5 April 2013 | EPEAT registry expands with television category
EPEAT®, the definitive global registry for greener electronics, expanded its product categories to include environmental ratings for televisions. This marks the first time a comprehensive standard has been available for governments, institutional purchasers and consumers to identify environmentally preferable televisions, including HDTVs and Smart TVs.


3 April 2013 | Russian GOST-R changed to EAC mark
The Russian GOST-R has now been replaced by the EAC mark. This will not lead to significant changes. The most important changes are:


27 Februari 2013 | Changes in Mexican lighting standards for Energy efficiency
Mexico's Ministry of Economy has revised the standard NOM-017-ENER/SCFI-2008 - Energy Efficiency and Safety Requirements of Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps - Limits and Test Methods. In the new version of the standard (NOM-017-ENER-2012) the minimum luminous efficiency requirements for self-ballast CFLs are revised.


25 Februari 2013 | Upcoming regulatory changes in Russia
EAC mark replaces GOST-R mark


25 Februari 2013 | Upcoming regulatory changes in Malaysia
List of controlled goods extended


25 Februari 2013 | Upcoming regulatory changes in Indonesia
Luminaires now covered by Indonesian standards


25 Februari 2013 | Upcoming regulatory changes in Chile
New unified SEC compliance mark


25 Februari 2013 | Upcoming regulatory changes in India
New ISI procedure


25 Februari 2013 | Upcoming regulatory changes in Australia
RCM compliance mark and MEPS energy labels


8 Januari 2013 | Changes in the implementation of Resolution 92/98 in Argentina
There are some modifications to the Compulsory Certification Scheme for Safety of Electrical-Electronic products in Argentina.


23 Oktober 2012 | Smooth access to the Brazilian market for electrical goods
Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and the 6th economy in the world. Its economy is growing fast. Furthermore, with the upcoming World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, which will both take place in Brazil, the country's infrastructure has improved significantly and this has had a favourable impact on the demand for imported industrial and consumer products.


17 Oktober 2012 | CCC Seminar - How to reach the Chinese market
DEKRA can help you to better understand the issues of Chinese Compulsory Certificate mark (CCC Mark) by organising a seminar together with the CQC experts. The CCC Mark is established by the government and applicable to many products, before they can be sold in the Chinese market.


10 Oktober 2012 | New electrical equipment categories for certificate approval in Malaysia
Under Electricity Regulations 1994, it is the responsibility of manufacturers and importers of electrical equipment to obtain the Certificate of Approval before their products can be sold on the Malaysian market. Until now, 31 categories of electrical equipment are required to obtain the Certificate of Approval from the Malaysian Energy Commission.


5 September 2012 | Webinar: GHS around the world
Compliance with new GHS-aligned laws around the world continues to occupy a good deal of resources for regulatory managers.


28 Augustus 2012 | Update on CCC scope
According to CNCA announcement issued on Aug.13, 2012 there has been an update on CCC scope.


15 Augustus 2012 | EPEAT Conformity Assessment & Certificate Trainings
Join us for Conformity Assessment and Certificate Trainings in 2012 - including for the first time, Television and Imaging Equipment Standards!


29 Juni 2012 | Korea: new approval arrangements as of July 2012
Korea has two bodies responsible for the approval of electrical and electronic equipment imported into the country:

  • the Korea Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
  • the National Radio Research Agency (NRRA)


6 Juni 2012 | New single compliance mark in Australia - RCM
The three existing compliance marks in Australia (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) are being consolidated into a single compliance mark—the RCM. This will indicate a device's compliance with all applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements—that is, for telecommunications, radiocommunications, EMC and EME—and with applicable state and territory electrical equipment safety requirements.  


1 Juni 2012 | DEKRA now verifies for EPEAT
DEKRA extends its strategic alliance with EPEAT, the rating organisation for "green" electronic products. DEKRA is now among the first organisations to be recognised as an EPEAT registration entity. In addition to ongoing training and advisory activities, the DEKRA experts will support electronic manufacturers to register their products in accordance with the worldwide IEEE standards behind EPEAT.


15 Mei 2012 | Seminar: How to reach the Chinese market?
China is now the fastest growing and most dynamic consumer market on the planet. For many analyst (or and Economical Experts) China will become the second-largest consumer market behind the United States before the end of this decade.


3 April 2012 | Brazil - microwave ovens (INMETRO Ordinance 497)
Until recently, microwave ovens for the Brazilian market were exempt from INMETRO Ordinance 371 which covers most other household appliances. As of 28 December 2012, microwave ovens will be covered by Ordinance 497 which is very similar to 371.


29 Maart 2012 | Australia - a single new compliance mark
Australia currently uses three compliance marks: C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM. In future C-Tick and A-Tick will be phased out and only RCM will remain in use, with a new design (see illustration below).  


21 Februari 2012 | Appliance safety requirements: Australia and New Zealand
Traditionally, electrical equipment safety has been regulated by state and territory governments in Australia, and by the national government in New Zealand. The new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) is now being introduced to provide greater uniformity. This system, which will be coordinated by the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC), covers low-voltage equipment suitable for household or personal use.


20 Januari 2012 | Hardware and software safety testing to IEC 60730
IEC 60730 – the international standard for automatic electrical controls for household and similar use – was updated in 2010. The scope of the standard covers stand-alone controls such as room thermostats as well as controls incorporated in electrical household applications, including HVAC appliances and, for example, power tools.


18 Januari 2012 | Workshop: Chemical Legislation Requirements
Companies are facing increasing chemical requirements in Europe, Asia-Pacific and America. EPPA, Deloitte, SCAS and DEKRA are organizing a half-day joint workshop that will provide you an overview of current developments regarding chemical legislation in Europe and Asia ans substance-ban initiatives in these regions.


19 December 2011 | Implementation date Russian Low Voltage Equipment changed
In Russia, Federal Law No. 426-3 dated 12 December 2011 declares that the new ‘Technical Regulations on the Safety of Low Voltage Equipment’ will be postponed from 1 January 2012 to 1 January 2014.


16 December 2011 | New RoHS Directive
The new RoHS Directive, 2011/65/EU, was published on 8 June 2011. The EU Member States must implement this new directive no later than 2 January 2013. DEKRA, as one of the leading test organisations, would like to inform you about the new RoHS Directive and especially those aspects in which it differs from the old directive (2002/95/EC).


2 December 2011 | REACH deadline results in run on laboratories
The REACH deadline for registering chemicals in the tonnage class between 100 tonnes and 1,000 tonnes per year (t/a) is set to end in precisely 18 months, i.e. on 1 June 2013. Manufacturers and importers are required to submit their registration dossiers to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by this date. DEKRA recommends ensuring the laboratory capacity required for data capture in good time.


12 Oktober 2011 | DEKRA receives Best Partner Award from KTL
On 27 September 2011 at the Opening Ceremony of the Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) China Co., Ltd., DEKRA received the Best Partner Award, which was presented by Namgung, Min, President & CEO of KTL.


12 Oktober 2011 | Japan: changes to the scope of PSE
In July 2011 the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that the scope of the PSE safety mark scheme will be extended to include:
- LED lamps and LED luminaires
- electrical vacuum cleaners rated between 1 and 1.5 kW
- Li-ion batteries incorporated in equipment.


10 Oktober 2011 | Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear for the Chinese market - new standard
Standard GB 14048.4-2010 (Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 4-1: Contactors and motor-starters - Electromechanical contactors and motor-starters (including motor protection)) will take effect from 1 September 2011. This GB standard is identical to IEC 60947-4-1:2009.


10 Oktober 2011 | Domestic appliance compressors for the Chinese market - new standard
Standard GB4706.17:2010 (Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for motor compressors) will take effect from 15 September 2011. The new GB standard is identical to IEC60335-2-34: 2009.


4 Oktober 2011 | Working towards a world with greener electronic products
Electronic products have a negative effect on the environment and people's livelihoods around the globe. DEKRA and EPEAT, the green electronics rating organization, have recently launched a unique strategic partnership to respond to this situation. The two companies will use their complimentary strengths to support global adoption - both by purchasers and by manufacturers - of the EPEAT evaluation system for environmentally preferable electronic products.


21 September 2011 | Upcoming events
At the following upcoming fairs you can get more information about our Export Support Services:


29 Augustus 2011 | Cooperation ANCE-DEKRA: Gateway to the Mexican market
DEKRA is proud to announce that our laboratories in Shanghai, Wenzhou, Guangzhou (China), Hong Kong and Arnhem (The Netherlands) are recognized by the Mexican authority ANCE (Asociación Nacional de Normalización y Certificación del Sector Eléctrico, AC) as Accredited Laboratory under ISO/IEC 17025.


18 Augustus 2011 | New Australian Energy Rating amendments apply to household refrigerators/freezers
By 1 October 2011 all refrigerator/freezer registrations for energy performance must be confirmed as compliant with the amended test method AS/NZS4474.1 A2 and the amended regulatory standard AS/NZS4474.2 A1.


8 Juli 2011 | New regulation in Japan for LED lamps
From July 1, 2011 LED lamps which have only one cap and with a rating of more than 1W now come under the circle PSE mark scheme (also known as category B).


27 April 2011 | New EU regulation on the energy efficiency of fans (building services and industrial applications)
The European Union has published Commission Regulation (EU) No 327/2011 which contains ecodesign requirements for electric fans with electric input power between 125W and 500kW.


26 April 2011 | Eurasian Customs Union: Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
The Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union came into effect in July 2010. Its objective is to remove barriers to trade between the countries, abolish external import duties, and harmonize external import duties and customs rules. This also affects certification of electrical equipment imported into the Customs Union.


23 Maart 2011 | New regulation for single capped fluorescent lamps in South Africa
Effective from August 1 2011 all single capped fluorescent lamps (CFL's) in South Africa must comply with the compulsory specification VC 9091 as published by government notice no. R 348 and amended by notice R 1229.


31 Januari 2011 | New regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
The EU Commission has published a new regulation, which updates the directive 2002/72/EC on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.


14 Januari 2011 | EU agreement on new version of the RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)
At the end of November 2010 the European Parliament and the EU Member States agreed on a new version of the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive.


4 Januari 2011 | Important changes to Russia Certification Systems
Over the past two years there have been a number of changes in the Russia Certification Systems. The purpose of this communication is to keep you informed of planned changes in the Russia Technical Regulations (TR) system for electrical products which will take effect from 30 December 2010.


23 December 2010 | Regulations for plugs and sockets used in consumer electronics
Electrical equipments with plugs with 2 or 3 pines (code B2 and B6), fixed or mobile sockets with 2 or 3 contacts, power Cord, the extension cord and power cord, removable or not removable, exported to Brazil must comply with the Inmetro Resolution No. 8 of August 31, 2009.


6 December 2010 | New EMC regulation in Ukraine
Ukraine has implemented a new EMC regulation. It will become in force as per January 1 2011.


2 December 2010 | KEMA GS will become DEKRA GS
As you may already know, KEMA Quality joined forces with DEKRA in November 2009. More expertise, a much wider scope of accreditations and competences, a greater variety of services, and an extended global network. These are the direct benefits of DEKRA and KEMA Quality joining forces in product testing and certification.


2 December 2010 | ROHS in Ukraine
Ukraine has implemented new Technical Regulation for Restricting the Use of Certain Dangerous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ROHS). It will become in force as per january 1 2011.


17 November 2010 | The European Union has published 2 more implementing regulations, which update ErP directive 2009/125/EC
Commission regulation EU No. 1016/2010 has set ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers, which will become into force on 1 December 2011. The regulation sets requirements for energy efficiency, cleaning efficiency and drying efficiency.


9 November 2010 | New Memorandum of Understanding with KTL
As per October 2010 KEMA Quality has signed a new Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL). KTL is one of the leading testing and certification bodies in Korea and active member at the IECEE scheme. 


8 November 2010 | New requirement for MEPS and Energy label approval in Australia
Registration approvals for products subject to energy labeling and MEPS normally last for a period of 5 years. From 1 April 2011 a new system to manage the currency of public listings of products on the energy rating database will apply.


26 Oktober 2010 | Update of the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC published
The European Union has recently published an update to the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. The commission decision 2010/571/EU and a corrigendum have been published end of September in the official journal L 251/28 and L254/48 respectively.


21 Oktober 2010 | New Energy Labels for televisions, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and washing machines
The European Union has published new Energy Labelling Regulations for televisions, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and washing machines.


23 September 2010 | Standard upgrade of ballasts for lamps
According to a CQC standard upgrade announcement, CCC licenses for the following products need to be updated.


23 September 2010 | Safety in Australia
Australia is introducing new harmonised product safety laws, which will take effect from 1 January 2011. From then on, a single set of regulations will apply across Australia, replacing current state and territory standards and regulations.


23 September 2010 | Energy efficiency labelling in the European Union
The European Union has published the new Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU which will replace the old labelling directive dating from 1992.


23 September 2010 | Energy efficiency labelling in South Korea
The Ministry of Knowledge Economy has updated its Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labelling and Standards (MKE Notification 2009-317).


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