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Global Market Access Regulatory 업데이트

시장 진입 요구 사항을 정확히 파악하는 것이 더 중요하며, 그 어느 때보다 어려운 과제로 자리잡았습니다. Market Access Regulatory 업데이트는 글로벌 제품 안전 및 시장 액세스의 복잡성을 탐색하는 신뢰할 수 있는 정보를 제공합니다.

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안전, 에너지 효율성, 무선, EMC를 포함한 다양한 주제로 전 세계의 최신 규제 뉴스 및 정보가 매월 업데이트 됩니다. 경쟁에서 앞서 나갈 수 있는 신뢰할 수 있는 최신 글로벌 규제 정보를 제공합니다.

November 2021 Updates
October 2021 Updates

Previous updates

April 2024

Regulation

Country

Summary

Artificial Intelligence

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of Various Artificial Intelligence Standards

On March 21, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the following standards:

  • CSA ISO/IEC 42006 - Artificial Intelligence – Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Artificial Intelligence Management Systems
  • CSA ISO/IEC 42005 - Artificial Intelligence – AI System Impact Assessment

Comments were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Artificial Intelligence

EU

European Commission (EC) Adopts Proposal for Regulation of European Parliament Laying Down Harmonized Rules on Artificial Intelligence Act

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on laying down harmonized rules on artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act) and amending certain Union legislative act (COM(2021)0206 - C9-0146/2021 - 2021/0106(COD)).

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Chemicals

France

France National Assembly Adopts Proposal for a Law To Protect the Population From Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

On April 4, 2024, the French National Assembly adopted Text No. 276, which aims at protecting the population from the risks linked to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The text has been transmitted to the Senate and will be discussed in open session on May 30, 2024.

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Cyber Security

Japan

Japan METI Issues IoT Product Security Conformity Assessment Scheme Policy Draft for Public Comment

On March 15, 2024, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Cybersecurity Division issued the draft policy for establishing the Internet of Things (IoT) Product Security Conformity Assessment Scheme, including the draft Security Requirement and Conformance Criteria, for public comment until April 15, 2024.

The proposed voluntary conformity assessment scheme aims to ensure the security of IoT products by incorporating labeling into procurement for high societal security risk organizations, ensuring sector-specific standards for vendors and procurers, and coordinating with other countries' schemes for mutual recognition. 

For guidelines on submitting opinions, please refer to this link.

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Cyber Security

USA

USA FCC Announces Consultation Period for Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling for Internet of Things

On March 25, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States of America published a report and order and opened a public consultation titled “In the Matter of Cybersecurity Labeling for Internet of Things” (Report and Order And Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking PS Docket No. 23-239) through the Federal Register.

Comments were accepted until April 24, 2024.

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Cyber Security

Hungary

Hungary SZTFH Releases Draft Decree on the National Cyber Security Certification Scheme for IoT Devices

On March 8, 2024, the Supervisory Authority for Regulatory Affairs (SZTFH) of Hungary notified the public regarding the release of the Draft Decree on the National Cyber Security Certification Scheme for IoT Devices. This draft reveals the conditions and the process for achieving certification, including the use of the conformity marking labels.

The standstill ends on June 11, 2024.

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EMC

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS 61800.3:2024 - EMC Requirements and Specific Test Methods for Power Drive Systems and Machine Tools

On April 19, 2024, Australia prepared draft standard DR AS 61800.3:2024. This draft standard specifies electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for adjustable speed power drive systems (PDSs) and machine tools.

Closing date for comments was on May 17, 2024.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

Israel MEI Issues Proposed Draft Amendment of the Standards Law, 5784-2024

On March 8, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) issued the Memorandum of the Standards Law (Compliance with European Regulatory Requirements), 5784-2024, concerning the proposed Amendment No. 19 of the law that will allow products marketed in Europe to be imported to Israel based on the importer's declaration and compliance with the applicable EU regulations. The proposed amendment is part of the reform “What is Good for Europe is Good for Israel”, which includes provisions for the amendment of the Import and Export Ordinance [new version], 5739-1979.

The Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) passed this memorandum with revisions as Government Bill No. 1743, dated April 1, 2024.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety, Water Efficiency

GCC, Oman, Bahrain

GCC Countries GSO Announces the Updated Requirements on Recognition of Test Reports for GMARK Certification

On April 3, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) announced updated requirements regarding the acceptance period of test reports and their traceability to products applied for G-Mark certification as part of their ongoing commitment to improving the transparency and efficiency of the certification process under the Gulf Technical Regulations.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, RoHS, Safety

EAEU

EAEU BELLIS Publishes Notification on Requirement To Conduct On-Site Factory Inspection for the Purpose of EAEU TR (EAC) Certification (Series Manufacturing)

On March 27, 2024, the BELLLIS Testing and Certification of Home Appliances and Industrial Products published Notice No. 275 on the requirement to conduct on-site factory inspection for the purpose of EAEU TR (EAC) Certification (series production).

In this notification, Bellis communicates that CIG 023 reports will no longer be accepted, and on-site factory inspections will be performed to issue EAC certificates starting February 2024.

Important note:
UL Solutions is dedicated to working for a safer world and prioritizes the safety, security and sustainability of its employees, customers and communities worldwide. As such, UL Solutions made the decision to stop all work in Russia and Belarus considering events in Ukraine and will not pursue or take on any new customer orders related to those countries. At this time, UL Solutions will continue not to quote or service any certification or research services for Russia and Belarus. This means that the following services will remain suspended and will not be offered:

  • Belarus – Energy Efficiency, MIC (Wireless) 
  • Russia – GOST-R, Russia DoC/CoC, FAC DoC/CoC, FSS Encryption, RFC Conclusion 
  • Any other GMA services that relate to Belarus and Russia 

UL Solutions continues to offer EAC Mark services. However, under the following terms:

  • The EAC Certification will be issued via a Certification Office in Armenia, Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan
  • Product is not on the trade sanction list for Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • We receive confirmation that your company has stopped all work in Russia and Belarus

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Wireless

Japan

Japan MIC Releases Proposed Technical Conditions for 5th Generation Mobile Communication Systems in the 4.9 GHz Band

On March 12, 2024, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) published the partial report Technical Conditions for 5th Generation Mobile Communication Systems in the 4.9 GHz Band as part of technical conditions for new generation mobile communication systems. This should ensure the frequency for 5G will be secured against increasing demands in the future.

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EMC, Wireless

Canada

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Technical Requirements Applicable to Wireless Power Transfer Devices

On April 19, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened public consultation regarding RSS-216, Issue 3, Wireless Power Transfer Devices.

Comments can be submitted until July 2, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  1. Online, using the General Inquiry form [http://www.ic.gc.ca/res_general (In the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify “RSS-216” in the General Inquiry field.)
  2. By mail to the following address:
       Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
       Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
       Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate
       235 Queen Street
       Ottawa, ON  K1A 0H5
       Canada
  3. By email to: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca or via the Standard Change Request form

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Energy Efficiency

USA

US DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Clothes Dryers

On March 12, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a direct final rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer clothes dryers. 

The rule, effective July 10, 2024, requires compliance with amended standards for consumer clothes dryers until March 1, 2028. If adverse comments are received by July 1, 2024, and the DOE determines they may support withdrawal, the rule will be published in the Federal Register. If no adverse comments are received, compliance with the amended standards would be required until April 11, 2024. Comments on the competitive impact of the standards should be sent to the Department of Justice contact.

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Energy Efficiency

Bahrain

Bahrain MOIC Prepares Draft Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and Testing Requirements for Household Refrigerating Appliances

On March 28, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) prepared draft minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) and testing requirements for household refrigerating appliances. This draft standard specifies the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and testing requirements of refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers.

Deadline for comments was on May 27, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

US DOE Publishes a Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers

On March 15, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a direct final rule for the energy conservation standards for residential clothes washers.

The rule, effective July 15, 2024, requires adverse comments by July 3, 2024, if the DOE determines they could justify withdrawing the rule under 42 U.S.C. 6295(o). If no adverse comments are received, compliance with the revised standards is required after March 1, 2028. Comments on the competitive impact should be sent to the Department of Justice contact by April 15, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

Philippines DOE Announces the Adjustment of the Launching of the PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Clothes Washing Machines

On March 28, 2024, the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE announced the adjustment of the launching of the PELP Online Product Registration Platform for clothes washing machines.

The launch was adjusted from March 25, 2024 to April 29, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

EU

European Commission (EC) Publishes Commission Implementing Regulation for Operational Details of EPREL Labelling of Energy Related Products Database

On April 2, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/994, laying down operational details of the product database EPREL, established under Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Those operational details and rules relate to:
(a) The verification process that allows natural persons and legal persons to become verified suppliers and to ensure confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of the information registered by them
(b) Information required to register product models
(c) Data exchange models and software release management
(d) Availability of the system and of the data

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Energy Efficiency

Singapore

Singapore NEA Releases Circular on Reminder on Requirements for Regulated Lamps, Televisions and Portable Air Conditioners Effective on April 1, 2024

On April 3, 2024, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore released Circular Ref: NEA-LSD-CIRCULAR-ECA-00003-2024 on the Requirements for Regulated Lamps, Televisions and Portable Air Conditioners in effect from April 1, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Thailand

Thailand EGAT Launches the Usage of the New Energy-Saving Label No.5 With Stars

On Jan. 1, 2024, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) officially began using the new Energy-Saving Label No. 5 with stars, raising the standard of energy efficiency coupled with taking care of the environment.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard CWA 18090:2024 - User Centric Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles - Guidelines for Operators

On April 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, CWA 18090:2024 for user centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles - guidelines for operators, to implement advanced smart charging and management strategies.

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Energy Efficiency

India

India BEE Revises the Star Rating Table for Solar Photovoltaic Modules

On March 21, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) released document No. BEE/S&L/SPV/123/2023-24, which contains important instructions regarding a revised Star rating table for solar photovoltaic modules. This latest revision must apply from Jan. 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2025.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Israel

Israel Parliament Issues Draft Amendment of the Energy Efficiency Regulation (Energy Sources Bill Amendment No. 5, 5784-2024)

On April 1, 2024, the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) issued Government Bill No. 1741 approving the draft Law on Energy Sources (Amendment No. 5), 5784-2024, proposed by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to amend the law on energy efficiency. It aims to reduce the regulations on electrical product imports to lower the cost of living. The proposed amendment is part of the reform, “What is Good for Europe is Good for Israel,” which makes it possible to import to Israel freely and fully all electrical appliances marketed in Europe.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

US DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Extension of Comment Period for the Energy Labeling Rule

On April 2, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notification of proposed rulemaking regarding the extension of the comment period for the energy labeling rule.

The deadline for comments on the NPRM published on Feb. 2, 2024 (89 FR 7566) was April 19, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

US DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Energy Test Procedure for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

On April 5, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rulemaking for the energy test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps. 

The DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this proposal no later than June 4, 2024. See section V, “Public Participation,” for details.

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Energy Efficiency

India

India BEE Releases Some Modifications to the Star Rating Table for Solar Photovoltaic Modules

On April 9, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) released a new version of document No. BEE/S&L/SPV/123/2023-24. The document still contains the same instructions regarding the revised Star rating table for solar photovoltaic modules as previously reported.

The specifications apply from Jan. 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2025.

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Energy Efficiency

Indonesia

Indonesia MEMR Publishes Amendment on Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Energy Efficiency Labels for LED Lamps

On March 4, 2024, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) published Decree No. 20.K/EK.07/DJE.S/2024. The Decree specifies the amendment on minimum energy performance standards and energy efficiency labels for light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

US DOE Publishes a Final Rule for the Energy Test Procedure for Consumer Furnace Fans

On April 12, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer furnace fans. 

The U.S. DOE revised its test procedure for consumer furnace fans to clarify its applicability, incorporate recent industry test methods, establish a test method for fans incapable of operating at required static pressure, and improve test procedure repeatability and reproducibility.

The effective date of this rule is June 26, 2024. The amendments will be mandatory for product testing starting Oct. 9, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Bolivia

Bolivia MDPYEP Announces Publication of Technical Regulation on Minimum Energy Efficiency of LED Lamps

On April 10, 2024, the Ministry of Productive Development and Plural Economy of Bolivia (MDPYEP) released the notification for the “Technical Regulation on Minimum Energy Efficiency of LED Lamps.” Ministerial Resolution No. 043.2024 approves the implementation of the aforementioned standard on March 12, 2024, in order to control the quality of the LED Lamps. 

Certification will be mandatory by Nov. 7, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Egypt

Egypt EOS Prepares Draft Energy Efficiency Standard for Electric Circulating Air Fans

On April 4, 2024, the Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality (EOS) prepared draft standard ES 7821. This standard specifies requirements of energy efficiency for electric circulating air fans.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

US DOE Publishes Final Rule for Procedures, Interpretations and Policies in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment

On April 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule for the procedures, interpretations and policies for consideration in new or revised energy conservation standards and test procedures for consumer products and commercial/industrial equipment.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan MOEA Issues Draft Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Labelling Requirements for Non-Ducted Air Conditioners

On March 29, 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment on Illustration 1 of Paragraph 6 of “Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Non-Ducted Air Conditioners” for public comments until April 12, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan MOEA Issues Draft Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Labelling Requirements for Electric Pot

On April 22, 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment to Illustration 1 of Paragraph 6 of “Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Electric Pots” (former name: “Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Electric Pots”) for public comment until May 6, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan MOEA Issues Draft Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Labelling Requirements for Electric Storage Tank Water Heater

On April 22, 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the draft amendment to Illustration 1 of Paragraph 6 of “Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters.”

The deadline for comments was May 6, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Oman

Oman MoCIP and DGSM Announce the Commencement of Phase 2 of the DGSM Enforcement Plan and Update on Hazm Platform Usage

On April 18, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIP) and Directorate General for Standards and Metrology (DGSM) announced the commencement of Phase 2 of the DGSM enforcement plan and update on Hazm platform usage. This phase introduces significant enhancements in the registration and labeling processes of energy-efficient products.

The commencement date of Phase 2 started last April 3, 2024.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Chemicals, EMC, RoHS, Performance

Bahrain

Bahrain MOIC Publishes Part 2 of Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Lighting Products

On March 17, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) published Part 2 of the technical regulation on energy efficiency of lighting products. This regulation establishes requirements for the placing on the market of the listed lamp types, control gear ballasts, able to operate such lamps, even when they are integrated into other energy-using products, and directional/nondirectional integrated luminaires (provided with non-replaceable lamps).

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Energy Efficiency, Chemicals, RoHS, Performance, EMC

Bahrain

Bahrain MOIC Publishes Part 1 of Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Lighting Products

On March 17, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) published Part 1 of the technical regulation on energy efficiency of lighting products. This regulation covers indirect and direct general light sources having a luminous flux above 60 lumens or below 12,000 lumens of incandescent and halogen lamps, LED lamps (incandescent and halogen retrofit type) and compact fluorescent lamps with integrated ballast (CFLi).

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

EU

European Commission (EC) Publishes Commission Regulation of Ecodesign Requirements for Local Space Heaters and Separate Related Controls

On April 19, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1103 of April 18, 2024, implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards ecodesign requirements for local space heaters and separate related controls and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1188.

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Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals, EMC, Explosive Atmospheres, Performance

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Training Guide for Facilities Chat Service Between Facility and Conformity Body

Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a training guide for facilities chat service between facility and conformity body. 

The training guide may be found on Saber.sa.

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Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, Performance

China

China SAMR Announces the Inclusion of Commercial Gas-Burning Appliances and Other Products Into Compulsory Product Certification Scheme

On April 7, 2024, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued a circular on a decision to implement compulsory product certification or the CCC certification management for commercial gas-burning appliances and other products with a separate implementation date and mandatory date.

•    Commercial gas-burning appliances
•    Flame retardant wires and cables
•    Electric toilet appliances
•    Helmets for electric bicycle users
•    Combustible gas detectors
•    Waterborne interior wall coatings
•    Explosion-proof luminaires and their control devices

Meanwhile, restored the third-party evaluation method for  CCC certification for low-voltage components.

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Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, Performance

China

China NCA Releases Updated Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Commercial Gas-Burning Appliances and Other Products

On April 15, 2024, the China National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) released the new compulsory product certification implementation rules for wires and cables, low-voltage components, household and similar purpose equipment, explosion-proof electrical products, and gas-burning appliances with a separate implementation date.

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F Gas, Chemicals

Ukraine

Ukraine MEPR Publishes Order on the Approval of the Procedure for Maintaining and Submitting Reports by Operators of Controlled Substances and Goods Containing Them

On Feb. 21, 2024, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (MEPR) published Order No. 875 on the approval of the procedure for maintaining and submitting reports by operators of controlled substances moving across the customs border of Ukraine, placing on the market, using and handling controlled substances and goods in the Official Gazette.

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F Gas, Chemicals

Israel

Israel Ministry of Economy Publishes Draft Order To Regulate the Distribution of Import Quotas of HFCs for 2024

On April 4, 2024, Israel Ministry of Economy published a draft of the Director General's Order 2.13 for the distribution of quotas for the year 2024 for the import of materials that cause global warming (HFC-type refrigerants).

Comments on the changes that appear in the draft Order were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Performance

South Africa

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 60350-1:2023 Edition 2 for Household Electric Cooking Appliances: Ranges, Ovens, Steam Ovens and Grills - Methods for Measuring Performance

On Jan. 23, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 60350-1:2023 Edition 2 for household electric cooking appliances - Part 1: ranges, ovens, steam ovens and grills - methods for measuring performance.

The closing date for comment was March 24, 2024.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 61169-10:2024 - Radio-frequency Coaxial Connectors (Type SMB)

On March 29, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61169-10:2024 for radio-frequency connectors - Part 10: sectional specification for rf coaxial connectors with inner diameter of outer conductor 3 mm (0,12 in) with snap-on coupling - characteristic impedance 50 Ω (type SMB).

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Performance

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of Various Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules Standards

On March 8, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the following standards:

  • CSA 61215-1-4 - Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval - Part 1-4: Special Requirements for Testing of Thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 Based Photovoltaic (PV) Modules
  • CSA IEC 61215-1-3 - Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval - Part 1-3: Special Requirements for Testing of Thin-film Amorphous Silicon Based Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

Comments were accepted until April 11, 2024.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 63118-1:2024 - Requirements and Methods of Test of 12 V Lithium-ion Secondary Batteries

On March 29, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63118-1:2024 for 12 V lithium-ion secondary batteries for automotive starting, lighting, ignition (SLI) applications and auxiliary purposes - Part 1: General requirements and methods of test.

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Performance

EU

European Union CEN Publishes an Amended Standard EN ISO 24194:2022/A1:2024 - Solar Energy: Collector Fields

On March 27, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN ISO 24194:2022/A1:2024 for solar energy - collector fields - check of performance - amendment 1.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, CWA 18091:2024 - User Centric Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles - Charging Stations

On April 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, CWA 18091:2024 for user centric charging infrastructure for electric vehicles - charging stations of the future - stations models considering users’ expectations.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 61300-2-44:2024 - Flexing Strain Relief of Fiber Optic Devices and Components

On April 5, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61300-2-44:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - basic test and measurement procedures - part 2-44: tests - flexing of the strain relief of fiber optic devices and components.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 3, 2025.

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Performance

Global

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61427-2:2015/AMD1:2024 - Secondary Cells and Batteries for On-Grid Applications

On March 28, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61427-2:2015/AMD1:2024. This standard deals with secondary batteries used in on-grid electrical energy storage (EES) applications.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 61169-70:2024 - HD-BNC Radio-frequency Coaxial Connectors

On April 5, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61169-70:2024 for radio-frequency connectors - part 70: sectional specification for series HD-BNC radio-frequency coaxial connectors - characteristic impedance 75 Ω.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes an Amended Standard EN 60704-2-14:2013/A2:2024 - Determination of Airborne Acoustical Noise for Refrigerators, Frozen-Food Storage Cabinets and Food Freezers

On April 5, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard, EN 60704-2-14:2013/A2:2024 for household and similar electrical appliances - test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - part 2-14: particular requirements for refrigerators, frozen-food storage cabinets and food freezers.

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Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 61820-1-2:2024 - Requirements for Series Circuits of AGL Systems

On April 5, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61820-1-2:2024. This standard deals with fundamental principles particular to the requirements for series circuits of aeronautical ground lighting (AGL) systems. 

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 60966-4:2024 - Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable Assemblies

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60966-4:2024 for radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - part 4: sectional specification for semi-rigid coaxial cable assemblies.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 16, 2027.

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Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard IEC 60794-1-212:2024 - Environmental Test Methods - Temperature Cycling With Cable Elements Fixed at Both Ends

On April 5, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-212:2024. This standard deals with environmental test methods for temperature cycling of cables.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 60966-4-1:2024 - Blank Detail Specification for Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable Assemblies

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60966-4-1:2024 for radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - part 4-1: blank detail specification for semi-rigid coaxial cable assemblies.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 16, 2027.

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Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 63281-3-1:2024 - Performance Test Method for Total Run Time of E-Scooters

On April 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63281-3-1:2024. This standard deals with the performance test method for the total run time of e-scooters with consideration to environmental conditions of actual use.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 60966-2-2:2024 - Blank Detail Specification for Flexible Coaxial Cable Assemblies

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60966-2-2:2024 for blank detail specification for radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - part 2-2: blank detail specification for flexible coaxial cable assemblies flexible coaxial cable assemblies.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 16, 2027.

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Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 62386-302:2017/AMD1:2024 - Particular Requirements for Absolute Input Devices

On April 10, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62386-302:2017/AMD1:2024. This standard defines the particular requirements for absolute input devices.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 60034-2-1:2024 - Rotating Electrical Machines - Methods for Determining Losses and Efficiency From Tests

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60034-2-1:2024 for rotating electrical machines - part 2-1: standard methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles).

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 16, 2027.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 60034-2-2:2024 - Rotating Electrical Machines - Methods for Determining Separate Losses of Large Machines from Tests

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60034-2-2:2024 for rotating electrical machines - part 2-2: specific methods for determining separate losses of large machines from tests - supplement to IEC 60034-2-1.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 16, 2027.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 60034-2-3:2024 - Methods for Determining Losses and Efficiency of Converter-Fed AC Motors

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60034-2-3:2024 for rotating electrical machines - part 2-3: specific test methods for determining losses and efficiency of converter-fed AC motors.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 16, 2027.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard, EN IEC 63267-2-2:2024 - 50 μm Core Diameter Fibers - Non-Angled and Angled for Reference Connector Applications

On April 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 63267-2-2:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - connector optical interfaces for enhanced macro bend multimode fibers - part 2-2: connection parameters of physically contacting 50 μm core diameter fibers - non-angled and angled for reference connector applications.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Includes New Standards in the System for the Month of March 2024

On March 2024, new standards were added to the IECEE system.

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Performance, Safety

India

India TEC Extends the Acceptance of Test Reports and Certification for Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cables Under MTCTE

On April 3, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) released Notification No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC (Pt.I) Acceptance of Test Report/Certification for OF (Single Mode) and OFC under MTCTE to extend the acceptance date for test reports issued by NABL accredited laboratories for optical fiber (OF) / optical fiber cable (OFC) to July 31, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of C22.2 NO. 248.19 and C22.2 NO. 4248.19 - Photovoltaic Fuses and Fuseholders

On March 19, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the following standards:

  • C22.2 NO. 248.19 - Low-voltage Fuses - Part 19: Photovoltaic Fuses
  • C22.2 NO. 4248.19 - Fuseholders - Part 19: Photovoltaic Fuseholders

Comments were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS IEC 61800.1:2024 - Requirements for Low Voltage Adjustable Speed DC Power Drive Systems

On April 3, 2024, Standards Australia prepared draft standard DR AS IEC 61800.1:2024. This draft standard specifies requirements for adjustable-speed electric DC power drive systems, which include semiconductor power conversion and the means for their control, protection, monitoring, measurement and the DC motors.

The closing date for comments was May 1, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 15 (2024-W15)

On April 12, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 16 (2024-W16)

On April 19, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia SASO Approves Technical Regulation for General Requirements for Machinery Safety

On March 29, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) approved a technical regulation for general requirements for machinery safety (M.E.01-02-04-23-196) published in Official Gazette Issue 5026.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS IEC 62386.250:2024 - Requirements for Integrated Power Supply of Digital Addressable Lighting Interface

On Feb. 23, 2024, Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS IEC 62386.250:2024. This standard specifies the characteristics of a bus power supply integrated into a control gear. This document builds on the digital addressable lighting interface as specified in the IEC 62386 series.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS IEC 62386.102:2024 - Requirements for Control Gear of Digital Addressable Lighting Interface

On March 15, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS IEC 62386.102:2024. This standard specifies requirements and is applicable to control gear for control by digital signals of electronic lighting equipment.

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Safety

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard IEC 60335-2-108:2024 - Requirements for Electrolysers

On March 22, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-108:2024. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particular to the requirements for electrolysers.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 5263.1.7:2020 Amd 1:2024 - Requirements and Test Methods for Domestic Outdoor Gas Cooking Appliances

On March 22, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 5263.1.7:2020. This standard provides specific requirements and test methods for domestic outdoor cooking appliances with an energy input not exceeding 200 Mj/h.

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Safety

Chile

Chile SEC Modifies the Application Date of Protocol for the Safety Certification of Battery Chargers

On March 26, 2024, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) amended the application date of safety protocol PE No. 1/38:2022 for the safety certification procedure for Battery Chargers. 

The new enforcement date is Sept. 30, 2024. 

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Safety

Uganda

Uganda UNBS Prepares Various Draft Standards for Electric Cables and Wire Conductors

On March 14, 2024, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared various draft standards for electric cables. These draft standards specify construction, dimensions, test requirements of power cables, and electrical and mechanical properties and characteristics of round wire conductors.

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Safety

Thailand

Thailand Ministry of Industry Announces the New Mandatory Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) for Safety of Household Microwave Ovens

On Jan. 6, 2024, the Ministry of Industry issued Announcement No. 7284 of Oct. 17, 2023, in the Royal Gazette (Volume 141, Special Section 5, Page 27) regarding the repeal of industrial product standard TIS 1773-2548 (2005) Microwave Ovens Safety Requirements and requiring household microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens, to comply with TIS 60335 Part 2(25)-2565 (2022).

TIS 60335 Part 2(25)-2565 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances—Safety—Part 2-25: Particular Requirements for Microwave Ovens, Including Combination Microwave Ovens, is waiting for the Ministerial Regulation to be published in the Royal Gazette to become mandatory.

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Safety

Thailand

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulations for Residual Current Operated Circuit-Breakers with Integral Overcurrent Protection (RCBOs) to Comply with TIS 909-25XX

On April 2, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published draft ministerial regulations specifying that residual current-operated circuit-breakers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCBOs) must comply with TIS 909-25XX.

Submission of opinions on the draft ministerial regulations is through this link until May 23, 2024.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Amendment to Standard AS/NZS 60598.2.25:2001 Luminaires for Use in Clinical Areas of Hospitals and Healthcare Buildings

On March 19, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft amendment 1 to standard AS/NZS 60598.2.25:2001. This standard specifies requirements for luminaires for use with tungsten filament, fluorescent and other discharge lamps on supply voltages not exceeding 1,000 V for use in clinical areas of hospitals and healthcare buildings.

The closing date for comments was April 16, 2024
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Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of CSA C22.2 No. 111 - General-Use Snap Switches

On March 8, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published CSA C22.2 No. 111, which applies to general-use snap switches.

Comments were accepted until April 11, 2024.

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Safety

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS IEC 61800.5.2:2024 - Safety Requirements for Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

On March 26, 2024, Australia prepared draft standard DR AS IEC 61800.5.2:2024. This draft standard specifies requirements and makes recommendations for the design and development, integration and validation of safety-related power drive systems (PDS(SR)) in terms of their functional safety considerations.

The closing date for comments was April 23, 2024.

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Safety

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS 60529:2024 - Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)

On March 28, 2024, Australia prepared draft standard DR AS 60529:2024. This draft standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72.5 kV.

The closing date for comments was May 30, 2024.
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Safety

India

India BIS Updates Standard for Safety of Domestic Electric Clothes Washing Machines

On Jan. 15, 2024, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published provisions for the use of the latest version, IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 7): 2024 Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Part 2 Particular Requirements Section 7 Domestic Electric Clothes Washing Machines (Second Revision). Notification Ref: HQ-PUB012/4/2020-PUB-BIS (786) sets IS 302 (Part 2/Sec 7): 2024 is mandatory after April 13, 2024.

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Safety

Israel

Israel MEI Issues Notice To Replace the Official Standard for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (SI 569 Part 2)

On March 28, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) issued a notice regarding the public consultation to replace the official standard SI 5697 Part 2 - Mobile elevating work platforms: Insulating elevating platforms used for live working, from August 2019.

Interested parties accepted comments or feedback until April 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Extends Date of Withdrawal of EN 62368-1 for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment

On April 5, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) extended the date of withdrawal of EN IEC 62368-1:2020 (third edition) for audio/video, information and communication technology equipment.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version was extended from July 6, 2024, to Jan. 7, 2026.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

France

France Ministry of Economy and Finance Releases Proposed Law To Prohibit Single-Use Electronic Vaping Devices

On March 21, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Finance notified the public regarding a proposed law to prohibit single-use electronic vaping devices, Notification No. 2024/0164/FR. This amends a portion of France’s Public Health Code, particularly on the product-specific provisions. Standstill ends on June 24, 2024.

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Safety

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 62282-6-107:2024 - Safety of Indirect Water-Reactive (Division 4.3) Compounds

On April 5, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62282-6-107:2024. This standard deals with safety of indirect water-reactive (Division 4.3) compounds.

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Safety

EU

European Union (EC) Publishes Draft Commission Implementing Regulation for Product Safety - Indicators for Reporting of General Product Safety Regulation

On April 16, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published a draft Commission Implementing Regulation on determining the output indicators relevant for Regulation (EU) 2023/988 of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 10, 2023, on general product safety. Member States will report to the European Commission about product safety and their surveillance activities according to the output indicators to be defined in this draft.

Comments and feedback were accepted until May 14, 2024.

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Safety

China

China CNCA Issues Resolution on the Standard Upgrading of the Compulsory Product Certification for Circuit Breakers for Equipment (CBE)

On March 25, 2024, the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) issued the resolution of the TC06 Technical Expert Group regarding the standard GB/T 17701-2008 upgrading of the Compulsory Product Certification for circuit breakers for equipment (CBE). The new version of the standard is GB/T 17701-2023, which will be implemented from April 1, 2024.

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Safety

Taiwan

Taiwan BSMI Issues the Revision of the Operational Procedures for Factory Inspection

On March 5, 2024, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the revision of paragraph 6 of the Operation Procedures for Factory Inspection (former name: Operational Procedures for Factory Inspection), which is effective on the same date.

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Safety

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS IEC 62477.1:2024 - Safety Requirements for Power Electronic Converter Systems and Equipment

On April 19, 2024, Australia prepared draft standard DR AS IEC 62477.1:2024. This draft standard applies to power electronic converter systems (PECS), any specified accessories, and their components for electronic power conversion and electronic power-switching, including the means for their control, protection, monitoring and measurement.

The closing date for comments was May 17, 2024.

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Safety

Belgium

Belgium FPS Health Plans To Prohibit Disposable (Single-Use) Electronic Cigarettes on the Market

On April 9, 2024, the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (FPS Health) of Belgium released a proposal for amending the Royal Decree of Oct. 28, 2016, on the manufacture and placing on the market of electronic cigarettes. This Amendment declares the ban on electronic cigarettes that are completely disposable on the market.

Comments are accepted until June 8, 2024.

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Safety

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS IEC 61800.5.1:2024 - Safety Requirements for requirements for Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

On April 19, 2024, Australia prepared draft standard DR AS IEC 61800.5.1:2024. This draft standard specifies requirements for adjustable-speed electrical power drive systems (PDS) or their elements, with respect to electrical, thermal, fire, mechanical, energy and other relevant hazards.

The closing date for comments was May 17, 2024.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Amendment to Standard AS/NZS 3120:2021 - Approval and Test Specifications for Cord Extension Sockets

On April 18, 2024, Australia and New Zealand prepared draft Amendment 1 to standard AS/NZS 3120:2021. This draft standard specifies safety requirements for cord extension sockets and inlet plugs intended for use at extra-low or low voltages and inlet plugs with rated voltages not exceeding 250 V and current ratings not exceeding 20 A in accordance with the pin configurations given in AS/NZS 3112.

The closing date for comments is June 20, 2024, and can be submitted via this link.

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Safety

Brazil

Brazil ANVISA Updates the Electronic Cigarettes Regulations and Maintains the Ban

On April 19, 2024, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) announced a decision to maintain the ban on electronic smoking devices (DEFs), commonly known as electronic cigarettes, and to update the current regulations. A thorough review of the regulation of these products in the country and the latest scientific information about them led to this decision.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes a New Standard EN IEC 62368-1:2024 - Safety Requirements for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62368-1:2024 for audio/video, information, and communication technology equipment - part 1: safety requirements.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Feb. 15, 2027.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes an Amended Standard EN IEC 62368-1:2024/A11:2024 - Safety Requirements for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 62368-1:2024/A11:2024 for audio/video, information, and communication technology equipment - part 1: safety requirements.

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Safety

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 61558-2-12:2024 - Requirements and Tests for Constant Voltage Transformers and Power Supply Units for Constant Voltage

On April 10, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-12:2024. This standard deals with requirements and tests for constant voltage transformers and power supply units.

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Safety, Cyber Security

India

India MEITY Adds Essential Requirements for CCTV Security

On April 9, 2024, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) released an Amendment to the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2021, S.O. 1652(E). This Order adds essential requirement(s) for CCTV cameras, which are presented under the annexure of the document. 

The changes will apply on Oct. 9, 2024.

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Safety, EMC

China

China CNCA Clarifies the CCC Certification Requirement for Electric Clothes Drying Racks With Lighting Functions

On April 3, 2024, the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) released an announcement to clarify the compulsory product certification (CCC) requirements for electric clothes drying racks with lighting functions and guide the enterprise on how to identify whether the product is in the CCC scope or not.

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Safety, EMC

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 4024.3704:2024 - Safety Requirements for Rail Dependent Storage and Retrieval Machines

On April 19, 2024, Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 4024.3704:2024. This standard deals with all significant hazards relevant to rail-dependent storage and retrieval equipment when used under the conditions intended by the manufacturer, including reasonably foreseeable misuse.

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Safety, Performance

India

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Domestic Water Heating Appliances

On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) released the Electrical Appliances for Domestic Water Heating (Quality Control) Order. This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority.

This Order will come into force on Sept. 5, 2024.

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Safety, Performance

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of CSA C22.2 No. 68 - Motor-Operated Appliances

On March 19, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published CSA C22.2 No. 68, which applies to motor-operated appliances (household and commercial).

Comments were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Safety, Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 60947-5-1:2024 - Electromechanical Control Circuit Devices

On March 26, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60947-5-1:2024. This standard deals with low-voltage switchgear and control gear, particularly for electromechanical control circuit devices.

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Safety, Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 61439-3:2024 - Distribution Boards Intended to be Operated by Ordinary Persons

On March 26, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61439-3:2024. This standard deals with low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies, particularly for the distribution boards intended to be operated by ordinary persons (DBO).

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Safety, Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard IEC 62752:2024 - In-Cable Control and Protection Device (IC-CPD) for Mode 2 Charging of Electric Road Vehicles

On March 27, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62752:2024. This standard deals with in-cable control and protection device (IC-CPD) for Mode 2 charging of electric road vehicles.

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Safety, Performance

Australia

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS IEC 61800.2:2024 - Requirements for Adjustable Speed Electric AC Power Drive Systems

On April 3, 2024, the Standards Australia prepared draft standard DR AS IEC 61800.2:2024. This draft standard specifies requirements for adjustable-speed electric AC power drive systems, which include semiconductor power conversion and the means for their control, protection, monitoring, measurement and the AC motors.

The closing date for comments was May 1, 2024.

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Safety, Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 62061:2021/AMD1:2024 - Functional Safety of Safety-Related Control Systems for Machinery

On March 28, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62061:2021/AMD1:2024. This standard deals with the functional safety of safety-related control systems of machinery.

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Safety, Performance

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 63171-1:2024 - Mechanical Mating Information, Pin Assignment and Additional Requirements for Type 1 (Copper LC Style)

On April 3, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63171-1:2024. This standard deals with mechanical mating information, pin assignment and additional requirements for Type 1 (copper LC style).

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Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes an Amended Standard EN 60601-1:2006/A13:2024 - Medical Electrical Equipment General Requirements for Safety

On April 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60601-1:2006/A13:2024 for medical electrical equipment - part 1: general requirements for safety.

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Safety, Performance,  EMC

Global

IEC Publishes a New Standard, IEC 60947-5-7:2024 - Proximity Devices With Analogue Output

On April 5, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60947-5-7:2024. This standard deals with control circuit devices and switching elements particular to proximity devices with analogue output.

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Sanitation

India

India BIS Publishes Draft Standard, Second Revision of IS 10142 Polystyrene (Crystal and High Impact) for Its Safe Use in Contact With Foodstuffs, Pharmaceuticals and Drinking Water - Specification

On Feb. 13, 2024, the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) published Draft Standard, Second Revision of IS 10142 Polystyrene (Crystal and High Impact) for Its Safe Use in Contact with Foodstuffs, Pharmaceuticals and Drinking Water - Specification. This standard specifies the requirements and methods of sampling and tests for polystyrene (crystal and high impact) materials for the manufacture of plastic items used in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water.

The last date for comments was April 13, 2024.

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Sanitation

USA, Washington

USA - State of Washington Signs Into Law a Bill on Reducing Lead in Cookware

On March 28, 2024, the State of Washington signed into law a bill related to the reduction of lead in cookware (House Bill 1551). This is the first Law in the U.S. to ban toxic lead in pots and pans and other cookware.

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Sanitation

Germany

Germany Federal Environment Agency Publishes Draft Basis for the Assessment of Enamels and Ceramic Materials in Contact With Drinking Water

On April 3, 2024, the Federal Environment Agency published a draft basis for the assessment of enamels and ceramic materials in contact with drinking water under the EU TRIS Notification Portal. 

The comments are accepted until July 4, 2024.

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Sanitation

Uruguay

Uruguay MIEM Releases Public Consultation on MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on Monomers, Other Starting Substances and Polymers for the Production of Plastic Containers and Equipment in Contact With Food

On April 15, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) released Public Consultation on the MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on monomers, other starting substances and polymers for the production of plastic containers and equipment in contact with food.

Contributions and proposals to the Project can be made from the Public Consultation module until June 15, 2024. For comments or suggestions, email consultations.publicas@miem.gub.uy.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Publishes Decision on Procedures and Methods for Testing and Accepting Final Materials as Used in Products that Come Into Contact With Water Intended for Human Consumption

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/368 of Jan. 23 2024, laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the procedures and methods for testing and accepting final materials as used in products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption.

This Implementing Decision, also known as the Fourth Implementing Act (4. IA), entered into force on May 13, 2024, and will apply starting Dec. 31, 2026.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Publishes Decision on Positive Lists of Starting Substances, Compositions and Constituents for Manufacture of Materials/Products that Come Into Contact With Water for Human Consumption

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/367 of Jan. 23, 2024, laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing the European positive lists of starting substances, compositions and constituents authorized for use in the manufacture of materials or products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption.

This Implementing Decision, also known as the Second Implementing Act (2. IA), entered into force on May 13, 2024, and will apply starting Dec. 31, 2026.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Publishes Implementing Decision on Methodologies for Testing and Accepting Starting Substances, Compositions and Constituents to be Included in the European Positive Lists

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/365 of Jan. 23, 2024, laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards methodologies for testing and accepting starting substances, compositions and constituents to be included in the European positive lists.

This Implementing Decision, also known as the First Implementing Act (1. IA), entered into force on May 13, 2024, and will apply starting Dec. 31, 2026.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Publishes Delegated Regulation Establishing Harmonized Specifications for the Marking of Products That Come Into Contact With Water Intended for Human Consumption

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/371 of Jan. 23, 2024, supplementing Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing harmonized specifications for the marking of products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption.

This Delegated Regulation, also known as the Sixth Delegated Act (6. DA), entered into force on May 13, 2024, and will apply starting Dec. 31, 2026.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Publishes Regulation on Conformity Assessment Procedures for Products That Come into Contact With Water for Human Consumption and Rules for Designation of Conformity Assessment Bodies

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/370 of Jan. 23, 2024, supplementing Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down conformity assessment procedures for products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption and the rules for the designation of conformity assessment bodies involved in those procedures.

This Delegated Regulation, also known as Fifth Delegated Act (5. DA), entered into force on May 13, 2024, and will apply starting Dec. 31, 2026.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Publishes Delegated Regulation Laying Down the Procedure on Inclusion in or Removal From the European Positive Lists of Starting Substances, Compositions and Constituents

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/369 of Jan. 23, 2024, supplementing Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down the procedure regarding inclusion in or removal from the European positive lists of starting substances, compositions and constituents.

This Delegated Regulation, also known as the Third-Delegated Act (3.DA), entered into force on May 13, 2024, and will apply starting Dec. 31, 2026.

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Sustainability

EU

European Union Parliament and the Council Adopts Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste

On March 4, 2024, the Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the proposed Regulation on packaging and packaging waste, amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and Directive (EU) 2019/904 and repealing Directive 94/62/EC. 

The provisional agreement text, published on March 15, 2024, aims to tackle the growing issue of packaging waste through measures that will cover the entire packaging life cycle. Certain formats of single-use plastic packaging will be banned by 2030, and the use of PFAS chemicals in food-contact packaging will be prohibited.

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Sustainability

France

France Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion Publishes Decree and Orders Related Sustainability Index of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On April 7, 2024, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion published the following Decree and Orders related to the sustainability index of electrical and electronic equipment in the Official Journal. This Index informs consumers about the more or less sustainable nature of the products concerned and will replace the Repairability Index.

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Sustainability

Belgium

Belgium Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment Published Draft Royal Decree on Goods Covered by the Sustainability Index

On April 17, 2024, the Belgium Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment published a draft Royal Decree aimed at determining the goods covered by the durability/sustainability index, the technical standards for establishing the scores for each of the criteria and the method for calculating the sustainability index.

The deadline for comments is July 18, 2024.

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Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Scotland Environment and Forestry Directorate Publishes Draft Environmental Protection (Single-Use Vapes) (Scotland) Regulations 2024

On Feb. 23, 2024, the Environment and Forestry Directorate published a draft of The Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

These draft Regulations:
- prohibit the sale and supply of single-use vapes in Scotland; and
- prevent pollution to the environment and harm to animal health. 

Any comments or views on the draft regulations were accepted until March 8, 2024.

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Wireless

Hong Kong

Hong Kong OFCA Publishes Performance Specification for New Radio (NR) Base Station

On Feb. 27, 2024, the Office of Hong Kong Communications Authority (OFCA) published HKCA 1082 Issue 1, Performance Specification for New Radio (NR) Base Station, which will be effective on the same day. This document is newly established to set out the performance and evaluation requirements for a new radio (NR) base station and guide the enterprise to meet the technical requirements for the Compulsory Certification Scheme (CCS) under HKTEC in Hong Kong. 

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam MIC Opens Public Consultation on NR and E-UTRA Base Station Equipment - Radio Access

On March 28, 2024, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) opened a public consultation on the draft of the National Technical Regulation on Base Station Equipment Supporting NR and E-UTRA Mobile Communication Networks Simultaneously - Radio Access Section.

Comments are accepted until May 28, 2024, and must be submitted via this link.

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Wireless

South Africa

South Africa ICASA Opens a Public Consultation on Radio Frequency Migration Plan

On March 27, 2024, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) opened a public consultation under Notice no. 4559 of Government Gazette No. 50389 on the The Draft Radio Frequency Migration Plan.

Comments are accepted until May 31, 2024, and must be submitted to rmakgotlho@icasa.org.za.

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Wireless

India

India TEC Further Extends Timelines for Mandatory Certification Date for 10 Products and Acceptance of Test Reports for 4 Products (ERs) for MTCTE

On April 1, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) released Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/192 to further extend the mandatory certification date for 10 products (ERs) notified under phase-III and IV of the MTCTE scheme by four months, i.e., from April 1, 2024, to Aug. 1, 2024, as well as acceptance of test reports for the technical parameter of ER for four products (ERs) under phase-III and IV from March 31, 2024 to July 31, 2024.

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Wireless

Brazil

Brazil Anatel Updates the List of Technical Requirements for Category II Products

On March 27, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) updated the lists of technical requirements and test procedures applicable to Category II telecommunications products, which was effective on the same day. 

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Wireless

Brazil

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Personal Mobile Service Radiofrequency Repeater With 4G and 5G

On March 27, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 2921, which approves the technical requirements for evaluating the conformity of Personal Mobile Service Radio Frequency Repeaters with 4G LTE and 5G NR technology.

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Wireless

Serbia

Serbia RATEL Opens Public Consultation on Allocation of the 880-915/925-960 MHz Band

On April 2, 2024, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) of Serbia opened a public consultation regarding the Plan for the Distribution of Radio Frequencies in Radio Frequency Bands 880-915/925 960 MHz.

Comments were accepted until May 2, 2024.

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Wireless

Serbia

Serbia RATEL Opens Public Consultation on Allocation of the 1710-1785/1805-1880 MHz Band

On April 2, 2024, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) of Serbia opened a public consultation regarding the Plan for the Distribution of Radio Frequencies in Radio Frequency Bands 1710-1785/1805-1880 MHz.

Comments were accepted until May 2, 2024.

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Wireless

Turkey

Turkey BTK Publishes Regulation on Radio Equipment Inspection

On March 27, 2024, Turkey's Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) published under Decision No. 2024/DK-TED/64 the Regulation on Market Surveillance and Inspection of Radio Equipment.

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Wireless

Indonesia

Indonesia SDPPI Releases the Decree on Updated List of Recognized Testing Labs for Certification

On March 27, 2024, the Directorate General of Postal and Information Resources and Equipment (SDPPI) released Decree of Director General of SDPPI No. 109 of 2024 concerning Designation of Foreign Testing Lab for Telecommunications Equipment and/or Device Certification Purposes. This Decree contains the list of designated overseas Testing Labs for certification purposes and underlying conditions of designation.

This Decree takes effect from April 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2024.

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Wireless

India

India TEC Issues a Notification on Exemptions From 5G NR Interfaces of Applicable ERs Under MTCTE

On April 3, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) released Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC Exemption pertaining to Parameters/Interfaces of Applicable ERs under MTCTE to exempted 5G NR interfaces for all the applicable Essential Requirements (ERs) until June 30, 2024, or further orders.

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Wireless

Hong Kong

Hong Kong OFCA Publishes Frequency Allocation Table of April 2024

On April 2, 2024, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published the Hong Kong Table of Frequency Allocations 2024 to give the latest overview of frequency allocations in Hong Kong, which will be effective from the announcement date.

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Wireless

Colombia

Colombia ANE Publishes Technical Requirements for Vehicle Radars

On March 26, 2024, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) published Resolution 153/2024, which regulates the technical and operational conditions for short-range radio communications, including cabin radars that operate in the free band of 57 GHz-64 GHz.

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Wireless

South Africa

South Africa ICASA Opens a Public Consultation on Draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Roadmap

On March 28, 2024, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) opened a public consultation under Notice No. 4584 of Government Gazette No. 50413 on the Draft International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Roadmap 2024.

Comments are accepted until June 10, 2024, and must be submitted to rmakgotlho@icasa.org.za.

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam MIC Publishes Amendment of Regulation Regarding List of Products Requiring Type Approval and/or DoC

On March 29, 2024, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published the amendment of the Regulations on the List of Potentially Unsafe Products and Goods Under the Management Responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Communications (Circular No. 02/2024/TT-BTTTT). The document covers the list of products requiring type approval and/or Declaration of Conformity (DoC).

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Wireless

Trinidad  and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Publishes Schedule of Devices Eligible for Use Under a Class License

On March 15, 2024, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) published the Schedule B - Schedule of Devices Eligible for Use Under a Class License.

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Wireless

Macau

Macau CTT Publishes Amendment to Exemption Categories of Low-Power and Short-Range Radio Communications Equipment

On April 15, 2024, the Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT) of Macau published the amendment of Certain Categories of Low-Power and Short-Range Radio Communication Equipment Are Exempted From Government Licenses (Order from the Chief Executive No. 64/2024), which will be effective on April 16, 2024.

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Wireless

Canada

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Certification Requirements for Wireless Microphones and Wireless Multichannel Audio Systems

On April 9, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened public consultation regarding RSS-123, issue 5, Wireless Microphones and Wireless Multichannel Audio Systems.

Comments can be submitted until June 20, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods:

  1. Online, using the General Inquiry form [http://www.ic.gc.ca/res_general] (In the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify “RSS-123” in the General Inquiry field.)
  2. By mail to the following address:
         Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
         Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch
         Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate
         235 Queen Street
         Ottawa ON  K1A 0H5
         Canada
  3. By email to: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca or via the Standard Change Request form

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Wireless, Cyber Security

India

India TEC Further Extends Timelines for Mandatory Security Testing of WiFi CPE and IP Router

On March 28, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) issued Notification No. 6-1/2022-TC/TEC regarding Extension of Mandatory Security Testing of WiFi CPE and IP Router under MTCTE - reg. The mandatory start date of accepting online applications for WiFi CPEs and IP Routers on the Integrated MTCTE and NCCS portal for security testing (ITSAR) has been extended to July 1, 2024.

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Wireless, EMC

Colombia

Colombia CRC Publishes Technical Standard Used in the Type Approval of Mobile Terminal Equipment

On March 21, 2024, the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) published Circular 155 of 2024, which updates the technical standards to establish conformity regarding the approval of mobile terminal equipment (ETM).

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Wireless, EMC, Safety

Brazil

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for Charger Used in Cellular Mobile Phones

On April 17, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 5155, which approves the Technical Requirements and Test Procedures for Conformity Assessment of Chargers Used in Cellular Mobile Telephones.

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Wireless, Safety

Egypt

Egypt TRA Releases Awareness Guideline for Importing and Manufacturing Communications Equipment

On March 25, 2024, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) released an awareness guide for import services in the Arab Republic of Egypt. This provides additional context on the procedures for importers/manufacturers for importing Telecommunications equipment in Egypt.

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March 2024 updates

Regulation

Country

Summary

Juvenile Product

European Union

CEN Publishes New Versions of EN 747-1 and 747-2 for Bunk Beds and High Beds

On March 13, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published new versions of the standard for bunk beds and high beds for domestic and non-dometic use, which is divided into two parts:

  • EN 747-1:2024 - Furniture - Bunk beds and high beds - Part 1: Safety, strength and durability requirements
  • EN 747-2:2024 - Furniture - Bunk beds and high beds - Part 2: Test methods This standard is applicable to beds with an internal length greater than 1400 mm and a maximum bed base width of 1200 mm and with the upper surface of a bed base 600 mm or more above the floor. The standard has been fully revised and includes a number of changes.

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Food Contact Materials

Turkey

Turkey Issues Notification No. 32538 to revise the nation’s Food Codex Regulation on food contact plastics (Communiqué No. 2019/44)

On May 6, 2024, Turkey issued Notification No. 32538 to revise the nation’s Food Codex Regulation on food contact plastics (Communiqué No. 2019/44).

The latest revision implements three amendments to Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 on food contact plastics in the European Union (EU) into the nation’s law on food contact plastics. These are:

  • Regulation (EU) 2020/1245 (amendment 15 to Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011)
  • Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 (amendment 16)
  • Regulation (EU) 2023/1627 (amendment 17)
The amendment entered into force on May 6, 2024 – the date of publication. It will apply from January 1, 2026.

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Chemicals

EU

EU Issues Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/1328 to Amend Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation as regards to D4, D5 and D6

On May 17, the EC has revised restriction of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6).

The restriction applies to substance and mixtures with the limit of 0,1 % (for each substance) applicable from 6 June 2026.

It is already applicable to (D4) and (D5) for wash-off cosmetic products, while the restriction on (D5) and (D6) for all cosmetic products will be applicable starting June 6, 2027.

Moreover these substances shall not be used as a solvent for the dry cleaning of textiles, leather and fur after 6 June 2026. For D5 restrictions shall apply after 6 June 2034.

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Chemicals

U.S., Maine

USA - Maine Postpones the General Ban on PFAS

The state of Maine has postponed the general ban on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and revising the product scope for notification requirement. The notification is required only for products with PFAS determined to be a currently unavoidable use by the Department of Environmental Protection.

These revisions prohibit the following:

  • January 1, 2026: cleaning products, cookware, cosmetics, dental floss, juvenile products, menstruation products, textile articles, ski wax, upholstered furniture
  • January 1, 2029: artificial turf and outdoor apparel for severe wet conditions
  • January 1, 2032 (previous effective date is 1 January 2025), notification is required for all products that contain intentionally added PFAS

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Chemicals

U.S.

U.S. Congress Introduces Forever Chemical Regulation and Accountability Act of 2024 (HR 8074)

On April 18, the U.S. Congress has introduced Forever Chemical Regulation and Accountability Act of 2024 (HR 8074).

This bill aims to phase out production of nonessential uses of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, to prohibit releases of all perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

It proposes to prohibit the use of PFAS in certain products in five phases, such as textiles, juvenile products, food packaging and containers, oil and gas products, cosmetics, textile furnishings, upholstered furniture, outdoor apparel for severe wet conditions, etc.

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Toys

European Union

EU Council Adopts Position on Updated Rules for Toy Safety

The Council of the EU has adopted its position on the toy safety regulation that updates the rules to protect children from risks related to the use of toys. The proposed legislation aims to increase protection from harmful chemicals and reinforce the enforcement rules with a new digital product passport.

The Council position supports the general objectives of the proposal but introduces several improvements to clarify the obligations of economic operators and online marketplaces; it sets out the contents of the digital product passport and warnings and increases the number of substances whose presence in toys is prohibited.

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Chemicals

USA - Minnesota

USA - Minnesota Releases Guidance Document on Lead and Cadmium Law

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has developed a guidance document on the new law (Minn. Stat. § 325E.3892) to protect children and families from exposure to lead and cadmium. This law restricts 15 products in certain categories containing lead at more than 90 parts per million or cadmium at more than 75 parts per million.

This page provides guidance on the implementation of the law and a guide for regulated persons in determining what products or components of those products may be covered under the statute.

The new law went into effect mid of 2023.

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Chemicals

Denmark

Denmark Aims to Introduce Ban on PFAS in Clothing and Shoes

As part of a new PFAS action plan, the Danish government proposes to introduce a national ban on PFAS in clothing, shoes and waterproofing agents. PFAS in professional clothing and safety clothing will not be part of the ban.

The executive order on the ban is expected to be ready on 1 July 2025. The government proposes to give business a transition period of one year, so that the ban applies from 1 July 2026. The ban will be implemented in practice by setting limit values that ensure that PFAS cannot be deliberately used in clothing, shoes and impregnation.

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Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

Taiwan

Taiwan's BSMI Released CNS 15290:2023 - Textile Safety Code (General Requirements)

On December 21, 2023, Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards and Inspection (BSMI) released CNS 15290:2023 - Textile Safety Code (General Requirements).

This standard applies to the safety requirements for textile products. The main revisions of the standard include:

  • Lead content: Inclusion of accessories within the scope of textiles for children
  • Limits for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEO) and nonylphenol (NP) in textiles shall not exceed 100mg/kg
  • Addition of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) as a controlled item, and total amount shall not exceed 25ug/kg

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Chemicals

EU

European Parliament Issues Proposal to Amend EU CLP Regulation

The European Parliament has issued a proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

This draft amendment adds the following provisions (among others):

  • requires that there is a supplier established in the Union, which ensures that the substance or the mixture in question meets the requirements set out in that Regulation.
  • a substance containing more than one constituent, in the form of an individual constituent, an identified impurity or an additive for which relevant information referred to in paragraph 1 is available, shall be evaluated.

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Drinking Water

EU

European Commission (EC) Published Six Acts on Hygiene Requirements for Materials in Contact with Drinking Water

On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published six acts – three delegated regulations and three implementing decisions – on minimum hygiene requirements for materials coming into contact with water intended for human consumption established under Article 11 of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Starting December 31, 2026, the date of application of these acts, new materials and products that come into contact with drinking water will have to undergo conformity assessment procedures, involving Notified Bodies, in order to be placed on the European Union market.

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Chemicals 

U.S., Colorado  

U.S. – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Introduces a Bill to Increase Protection from Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals 
 
On Jan. 22, 2024, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment introduced a bill in the senate concerning measures to increase protections from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals amending the current law.

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Chemicals  

U.S., New Jersey  

U.S. – New Jersey DEP Publishes Bill on Establishing Requirements, Prohibitions, and Programs for Regulation of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 
 
On Jan. 9, 2024, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) introduced a bill "Protecting Against Forever Chemicals Act" which would establish requirements, prohibitions, and programs for regulation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 
 
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Chemicals 

U.S., Illinois 

U.S. – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Introduces a Bill on Ban of Products Containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 
 
On Jan. 10, 2024, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency introduced a bill that would introduce a ban on products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) according to product categories and specific timeline. 
 
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Chemicals 

U.S., Illinois 

U.S. – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Introduces the Amendment on PFAS Reduction Act Regarding Registration Requirements 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency introduced a bill that would amend the PFAS Reduction Act to introduce registration requirements for manufacturers of PFAS or a product or product component containing intentionally added PFAS. 
 
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Chemicals 

U.S., Kentucky 

U.S. – Kentucky General Assembly of the Commonwealth Introduces the Amendment on PFAS Reduction Act Regarding Registration 
 
On Jan. 3, 2024, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky introduced a bill that establishes reporting requirements for manufacturers of products containing intentionally added PFAS. 
 
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Chemicals 

Japan 

Japan METI Publishes Draft Order to Partially Amend the Order Concerning the Manufacture of Products Using Mercury for New Uses 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published Draft Order to Partially Amend the Order Concerning the Manufacture of Products Using Mercury for New Uses. 
 
The deadline for comments was March 15, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals 

Ukraine 

Ukraine MEPR Publishes Notification on the End of Public Discussion Procedure on National Action Plan on Mercury 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (MEPR) published an information notice on the completion of the public discussion procedure of the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the approval of the National Action Plan aimed at fulfilling the obligations arising from Ukraine's membership in the Minamata Convention on Mercury. 
 
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Chemicals 

EU 

European Union Council Notifies the Adoption of Proposal for Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) 
 
On March 18, 2024, the European Union Council notified the adoption of Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials and amending Regulations (EU) 168/2013, (EU) 2018/858, 2018/1724 and (EU) 2019/1020. 
 
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Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Notifies the Adoption of Proposal for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) – Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) 
 
On March 21, 2024, the European Commission (EC) notified the adoption of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the persistent organic pollutant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), amending the limit value for the presence of HBCDD as an unintentional trace contaminant in substances, mixtures and articles. 
 
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Chemicals; Sanitation; Noise; EMC; Safety;  

China 

China SAMR Notifies WTO of Draft GB Specifying Health Safety Specifications for Household Appliances 
 
On Feb. 12, 2024, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) notified a draft mandatory national standard entitled Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Health Safety Specification to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 
 
The deadline for comments was April 12, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals, Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

India 

India MoEF Publishes Amendments to Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022 
 
On March 14, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published Battery Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024 to amend the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022, effective immediately. 
 
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Cybersecurity 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN ISO/IEC 27006-1:2024 – Information Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection 
 
On March 13, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN ISO/IEC 27006-1:2024 for information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection – requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems: general. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Sept. 30, 2024. 
 
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Cybersecurity 

U.S. 

U.S. FCC Publishes Report and Order and Opened Public Consultation on Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program for Smart Products 
 
On March 15, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States of America published a report and order and opened a public consultation on "In the Matter of Cybersecurity Labeling for Internet of Things" (Report and Order And Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking PS Docket No. 23-239). 
 
For the notice of proposed rulemaking, comments must be submitted 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register publication. This is yet to be published. 
 
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Electrical and Electronic Waste 

India 

India MoEF Publishes Amendments to E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 
 
On March 8, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published E-Waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2024, to amend the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022, effective immediately. 
 
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Electrical and Electronic Waste 

Thailand 

Thailand MNRE Releases Draft of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act 
 
On Feb. 22, 2024, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) published the draft of the Act on Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The target products will be specified in the subsidiary legislation issued by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. 
 
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Electrical and Electronic Waste 

EU 

European Union EC Amends Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 
 
On March 19, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Directive (EU) 2024/884 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 March 2024, amending Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment. 
 
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EMC 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61000-3-2:2018/AMD2:2024 – Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions 
 
On March 4, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61000-3 2:2018/AMD2:2024. This standard deals with Electromagnetic compatibility, particularly for the limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase). 
 
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EMC 

GCC, Oman 

GSO Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Notifies the Implementation of IEC 61000-3-2:2018/AMD2:2024 Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions 
 
On March 4, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 61000-3-2:2018/AMD2:2024. This standard deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system. It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which can be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions. 
 
This is part of the IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates and Omani Certificates of Conformity and therefore, certificates mentioning this standard shall be updated considering the two-year transition period. 
 
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EMC 

GCC 

GSO Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Notifies the Implementation of CISPR 11:2024 Emission Requirements Related to Radio-Frequency (RF) Disturbances 
 
On Feb. 13, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard CISPR 11:2024. The standard covers emission requirements related to radio-frequency (RF) disturbances in the frequency range of 9 kHz to 400 GHz of domestic and similar appliances designed to generate and/or use local radio-frequency energy. 
 
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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety 

GCC, Oman, Bahrain 

GCC Countries GSO Notifies Stakeholders Regarding Adjusted Working Hours During Ramadan 
 
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) notified stakeholders regarding the adjusted working hours during the month of Ramadan. The official working hours will be modified to five hours daily from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (+3 UTC). This will be implemented from March 11 to April 4, 2024. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

EMC, Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Includes New Standards for the Month of Feb. 2024 
 
On Feb. 2024, new standards were included in the IECEE System. 
 
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EMC, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Equipment List Added on Week 10 (2024-W10) 
 
On March 8, 2024, the following testing equipment list was published and replaced to the IECEE website.  
 
* IEC 60335-2-15:2012 ; IEC 60335-2-15:2012/AMD1:2016 ; IEC 60335-2-15:2012/AMD2:2018 
* IEC 60335-2-4:2021 
* IEC 60335-1:2020 
* IEC 62920:2017 ; IEC 62920:2017/AMD1:2021 
* IEC 62920:2017 
* IEC 62841-4-1:2017 
     
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EMC, Safety, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency 

GCC 

GCC 6th Open Day for Economic Operators Organized by GSO 
 
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) is organizing a workshop for all economic operators, manufacturers and importers to discuss the benefits and challenges of GSO Technical Regulations. 
 
Event details: 
The GCC 6th Open Day for Economic Operators 
May 15, 2024 (Wednesday), discussion platform to be held  face-to-face in Dubai 
To register please use this link: Registration for The GCC 6th Open Day for Economic Operators 
 
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EMC, Wireless 

South Korea 

South Korea MSIT Publishes Amendment of Radio Wave Act 
 
On Jan. 23, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) published the partial revision of the Radio Wave Act under Law No. 20067. 
 
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EMC, Wireless 

U.S. 

U.S. FCC Opens Public Consultation on Operation of Very Low Power Devices in the 6 GHz Band 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of U.S. opened a public consultation on Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band and Expanding Flexible Use in Mid-Band Spectrum Between 3.7 and 24 GHz. 
 
Comments were accepted until March 27, 2024. 
 
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EMC, Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for Personal Communications Services in the Bands 1850-1915 MHz and 1930-1995 MHz 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened public consultation on SRSP-510, Issue 6, Technical Requirements for Personal Communications Services in the Bands 1850 MHz-1915 MHz and 1930 MHz-1995 MHz. 
 
Comments can be submitted until May 7, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods: 
 
1. Online, using the General Inquiry (in the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify “RSS-133” in the General Inquiry field) 
2. By mail to the following address: 
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 
    Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch 
    Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate 
    235 Queen Street 
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0H5 
    Canada 
3. By email: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca  
     
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Energy Efficiency 

U.S. 

U.S. DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Conventional Cooking Products 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published direct final rule regarding the energy conservation standards for consumer conventional cooking products.  
 
The Rule, effective June 13, 2024, requires compliance with new and amended standards for consumer conventional cooking products. If adverse comments are received by June 3, 2024, the rule may be withdrawn, and if not, compliance is required after Jan. 31, 2028. Comments on the competitive impact of the standards should be sent to the Department of Justice contact by March 15, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

U.S. 

U.S. DOE Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Conventional Cooking Products 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the energy conservation standards for consumer conventional cooking products.  
 
DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR no later than June 3, 2024. Comments regarding the likely competitive impact of the proposed standard should be sent to the Department of Justice contact listed in the addresses section on or before March 15, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Serbia 

Serbia MoME Issues a New Regulation for the Eco-Design Requirements of Small, Medium and Large Power Transformers 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) issued a new rulebook on eco-design requirements for power transformers to align with European Union (EU) legislations. This rulebook or regulation specifies the process for conformity assessment and the procedure for checking compliance with the eco-design requirements of power transformers. This regulation entered into force on Feb. 3, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Serbia 

Serbia MoME Issues a New Regulation for the Eco-Design Requirements of Ovens, Hobs and Hoods for Households 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) issued a new rulebook on eco-design requirements for ovens, hobs, and hoods for households to align with European Union (EU) legislation. This rulebook or regulation entered into force on Feb. 22, 2024, and will apply from Sept. 1, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Serbia 

Serbia MoME Issues a New Regulation for the Eco-Design Requirements of Air Conditioning Appliances and Fans 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) issued a new rulebook on eco-design requirements for air conditioning appliances and fans to align with European Union (EU) legislation. This rulebook or regulation entered into force on Feb. 22, 2024, and will apply from Sept. 1, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency  

Kosovo 

Kosovo MIET Issues Decision Repealing the Energy Efficiency Regulation for Household Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade (MIET) issued Decision No. 01/97, repealing the Regulation (MTI) No. 01/2014 on principal requirements and assessment of conformity of household electrical appliances for freezing, refrigerators, and their combinations, regarding the energy efficiency requirements. This Decision is effective from the same day of publication. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Israel 

Israel Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Clarifies the Effects of the European Regulatory Updates on Energy Efficiency Requirements of Imported Electrical Appliances 
 
On Feb. 13, 2024, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure clarified to the public the European regulatory updates for electrical appliances and their effects on product imports to Israel. The recent European regulatory updates are about the new energy efficiency requirements for household refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers, which became effective on March 1, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Indonesia  

Indonesia MEMR Publishes Amendment on Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Energy Saving Labels of Refrigerators 
 
On Feb. 12, 2024, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) published Decree No. 8.K/EK.07/DJE/2024. The Decree specifies the amendment on Decree  No.113.K/EK.07/DJE/2021 related to minimum energy performance standards and energy saving labels of refrigerators. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

South Korea 

South Korea MOTIE Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, the South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations (MOTIE Notice No. 2024-167). 
 
Comments were accepted until March 31, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Singapore 

Singapore NEA Releases Circular on Updates to the MEPS/MELS Under the Energy Conservation Act 
 
On March 8, 2024, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore released Circular Ref: NEA-LSD-CIRCULAR-ECA-00002-2024 on the Key Amendments to the Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (MELS) and Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) Requirements Under the Energy Conservation Act (ECA). 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Costa Rica 

Costa Rica MINAE Grants the Regulatory Equivalence between Various Technical Standards and Costa Rican Technical Regulation 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) approved the regulatory equivalence request presented by different companies shown below between different technical standards and Executive Decree 43616-COMEX-MEIC-MINAE that publishes Resolution No. 451-2021  (COMIECO-XCVIII), dated Dec. 17, 2021, and its Annex Central American Technical Regulation (RTCA) No. 23.1.78:00: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Split Type (Inverter), Variable Coolant Flow, Free Discharge and Ductless Air Conditioners. 
 
* CLIMA IDEAL SA 
* AIRE TROPICAL SA 
* LEAHO REFRIGERACIÓN INDUSTRIAL SA 
 
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Energy Efficiency;  

China 

China CNIS Publishes Consultation for Two Draft Amended National Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Household Kitchen Appliances 
 
On March 4, 2024, the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) published two draft amendments of mandatory national standards for energy efficiency limits and energy efficiency grades for commercial refrigeration appliances (Plan No. 20230473-Q-469) and household kitchen appliances (Plan No. 20230474-Q-469) for collecting the feedback from the relevant units and experts: 
 
* GB 26920—XXXX Maximum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances 
* GB 12021.6—XXXX Maximum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Household and Similar Kitchen Appliances 
 
The submission for feedback can be sent through email until April 28, 2024. The contact way is as below. 
 
1. Contacts for commercial refrigerating appliances 
    * Chen Jianhong 
    * Tel.: 010-58811741 
    * Email: chengjh@cnis.ac.cn  
2. Contacts for kitchen appliances: 
    * Peng Yanyan 
    * Tel.: 010-58811136 
    * Email: pengyy@cnis.ac.cn  
3. Secretariat contact way: 
    * Zhang Sinan 
    * Tel.: 010-58811633 
    * Email: zhangsn@cnis.ac.cn  
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Uruguay 

Uruguay DNE Conducts a Virtual Event: Energy Efficiency Labeling of LED Lamps – Results of the Public Consultation 
 
On Feb. 29, 2024, the National Energy Directorate (DNE) held a Virtual Event: Energy efficiency labeling of LED lamps – Results of the Public Consultation. 
 
As reported at the event, comments regarding the published documents was received until March 10, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

United Arab Emirates 

UAE MoIAT Publishes Standard UAE.S 5051:2023 – Energy Efficiency for Electric Motors 
 
MOIAT has recently added the Energy Efficiency for Electric Motors standard UAE.S 5051:2023 into its eServices website. There was no formal declaration regarding the availability of this standard, but it was observed to be available from March 11, 2024. 
 
Despite its recent availability in MOIAT eServices, the standard's publication date in the Official Gazette was recorded as Dec. 29, 2023, while the standard's regulation document was dated Dec. 15, 2023. 
 
The enforcement date is set for Dec. 14, 2024, following clarification from MOIAT. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

United Arab Emirates 

UAE MoIAT Publishes Standard UAE.S 5010-3:2024 – Energy Efficiency Label for Household Refrigerating Appliances 
 
MOIAT has recently added the new Energy Efficiency standard edition for Household Refrigerating Appliances UAE.S 5010-3:2024 into its e-services website. There was no formal declaration regarding the availability of this standard, but it was observed to be available from March 11, 2024. 
 
Despite its recent availability in MOIAT eServices, the standard's publication date in the Official Gazette was recorded as Jan. 31, 2024. A UAE Cabinet Decree No. 1 of 2024 was published on Jan. 26, 2024, announcing the use of this new standard edition. 
 
The mandatory enforcement date of UAE.S 5010-3:2024 is set for Jan. 25, 2025, following clarification from MOIAT. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Energy Efficiency 

U.S. 

U.S. DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwashers, Residential Clothes Washers, and Consumer Clothes Dryers 
 
On March 11, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rule for the energy conservation standards for dishwashers, residential clothes washers, and consumer clothes dryers. 
 
Written comments and information were accepted until April 10, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

China 

China NDRC and Other Departments Release the Energy Efficiency Level Regulations for Key Energy-Consuming Products and Equipment (2024 Edition) 
 
On Feb. 7, 2024, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), along with other departments, released a notice on the Advanced Level, Energy Saving Level, and Access Level of Energy Efficiency of Key Energy-Consuming Products and Equipment (2024 Edition), which will come into effect on April 1, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Brazil 

Brazil MME Issues Regulatory Agenda of Energy Efficiency Indicators and Levels Management Committee (CGIEE) for the Period 2024 – 2026 
 
On Feb. 5, 2024, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) issued a resolution approving the regulatory agenda of the Energy Efficiency Indicators and Levels Management Committee for the period 2024–2026 (CGIEE Resolution No. 1 of Feb. 1, 2024). This resolution came into force on Feb. 12, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60034-2-3:2024 – Test Methods for Determining Losses and Efficiency of Converter-fed AC Motors 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60034-2-3:2024. This standard deals with specific test methods for determining losses and efficiency of converter-fed AC motors. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Switzerland 

Swiss Federal Council Releases Amendments for the Energy Efficiency Ordinance 
 
On Jan. 1, 2024, the Swiss Federal Council enforced amendments to AS 2023 763 Ordinance on the requirements for the energy efficiency of mass-produced systems, vehicles and devices. Amendments focus on references to EU Regulations, with a clarification about residential use of tumble dryers and are considered minor changes. The products involved are household tumble dryers, air conditioning units and comfort fans, cooling devices and light sources. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Taiwan 

Taiwan EA Issues Revision on the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Energy Saving Label of Axial Fans 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, the Energy Administration (EA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the revision of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified for Axial Fan (former name: Energy Conservation Labeling Program Requirements for Axial Fans) which will be effective from July 1, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Ukraine 

Ukraine Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Approves the Technical Regulation on Energy Labelling of Electronic Displays 
 
On Feb. 5, 2024, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development registered Order No. 1106 on the Approval of the Technical Regulation of Energy Labelling of Electronic Displays in the Ministry of Justice. This Order has not yet entered into force. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

India 

India BEE Releases Important Instructions regarding Star Labeling Program for Commercial Beverage Cooler (Visi Cooler) 
 
On March 13, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions regarding Star Labeling Program for commercial beverage cooler (visi cooler). 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

India 

India BEE Releases Important Instructions regarding Star Labeling Program for Packaged Boiler 
 
On March 13, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions regarding Star Labeling Program for packaged boilers. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

U.S. 

U.S. DOE Publishes Notification of Data Availability for the Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers 
 
On March 14, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notification of data availability (NODA) regarding the energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers.  
 
DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NODA no later than April 15, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Egypt 

Egypt EOS Prepares Updated Draft Energy Efficiency Standard for Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On March 12, 2024, the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) prepared draft standard ES 3794. This standard specifies the requirements of energy efficiency for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong ESMD Issues a Circular for the Specified Person to Update Energy Efficiency Grading of Prescribed Products Under the Updated Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS) 
 
On March 8, 2024, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) released Circular No. 1/2024 to provide supplement about the revised Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products (COP) 2024 and notice to specific individuals regarding refrigerating appliances, washing machines, and storage-type electric water heaters. This circular will become effective on June 30, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong ESMD Issues the Revised Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products for 2024 Version 
 
On March 8, 2024, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (ESMD) issued the sixth revision of the Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products 2024, replacing the 2023 version (Rev. 5). This version of the guideline contains new calculation methods for the energy efficiency grading of refrigerating appliances, washing machines, and storage-type electric water heaters and takes effect on June 30, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60034-30-3:2024 – Efficiency Classes of High Voltage AC Motors (IE-Code) 
 
On March 22, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60034-30-3:2024, for rotating electrical machines: efficiency classes of high voltage AC motors (IE-code). 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Performance 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Standard SASO 2874 – Large Capacity Air Conditioners – Performance Requirements and Methods of Testing 
 
On March 4, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft standard SASO 2874 for large capacity air conditioners – performance requirements and methods of testing. 
 
Comments and feedback can be submitted to the following until May 3, 2024: 
 

* Tel: +966(1)2529095 
* Fax +966(1)4520086 
* Email: enquirypoint@saso.gov.sa 
* Website: www.saso.gov.sa 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60079-31:2024 – Equipment Dust Ignition Protection by Enclosure "t" 
 
On March 1, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60079-31:2024, for explosive atmospheres: equipment dust ignition protection by enclosure "t." 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Dec. 13, 2026. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

Ukraine 

Ukraine MEPR Notifies the Publication of the Final Draft Order on Approval of the Procedure for Labelling of Controlled Substances, Goods and Equipment 
 
On Jan. 5, 2024, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (MEPR) announced the publication on the final draft Order on Approval of the Procedure for Labeling Controlled Substances, Goods and Equipment. 
 
Comments and suggestions can be sent to: 
st. 35, Metropolitan Vasily Lipkovsky Ave., Kyiv, 03035, 
e-mail: info@mepr.gov.ua
 
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Noise 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60704-2-14:2013/AMD2:2024 – Test Code for the Determination of Airborne Acoustical Noise for Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60704-2-14:2013/AMD2:2024. This standard deals with test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise for refrigerators, frozen-food storage cabinets and food freezers. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61757-6-1:2024 – Displacement Sensors Based On Fiber Bragg Gratings 
 
On March 1, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61757-6-1:2024, for fiber optic sensors: displacement measurement – displacement sensors based on fiber bragg gratings. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63086-2-1:2024 – Air Cleaning Appliances for Determination of Reduction of Particles 
 
On March 1, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63086-2-1:2024 for household and similar electrical air cleaning appliances – methods for measuring the performance: particular requirements for determination of reduction of particles. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63404:2024 – Switchgear and Controlgear for Low Voltage Application – Integration Method of Radiocommunication Device 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63404:2024. This standard deals with switchgear and controlgear and their assemblies for low voltage focusing on integration method of radiocommunication device above 380 MHz into equipment. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-2-24:2024 – Multiple Multi-Fiber Unit Cables for Use In MPO Connector Terminated Breakout Cable Assemblies 
 
On March 8, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60794-2-24:2024, for optical fiber cables: indoor cables – detail specification for multiple multi-fiber unit cables for use in MPO connector terminated breakout cable assemblies. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60034-2-1:2024 – Methods for Determining Losses and Efficiency from Tests of Rotating Electrical Machines 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60034-2-1:2024. This standard deals with methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles) of rotating electrical machines.  
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63203-402-2:2024 – Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies 
 
On March 15, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63203-402-2:2024, for wearable electronic devices and technologies: performance measurement of fitness wearables – step counting. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-2-23:2024 – Multi-Fiber Cables for Use In MPO Connector Terminated Cable Assemblies 
 
On March 15, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60794-2-23:2024, for optical fiber cables: indoor cables – detail specification for multi-fiber cables for use in MPO connector terminated cable assemblies. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-312:2024 – Optical Fiber Cables, Elongation Test for Buffer Tubes At Low Temperature, Method G11B 
 
On March 15, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60794-1-312:2024, for optical fiber cables: generic specification – basic optical cable test procedures – cable element test methods – elongation test for buffer tubes at low temperature, method G11B. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 6, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-311:2024 – Optical Fiber Cables, Tensile Strength and Elongation Test for Cable Elements, Method G11A 
 
On March 15, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60794-1-311:2024, for optical fiber cables: generic specification – basic optical cable test procedures – cable element test methods – tensile strength and elongation test for cable elements, method G11A. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 6, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50719:2024 – Insulating Liquid Filled Transformers 
 
On March 15, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50719:2024, for connecting terminal flags for bushings from 250 A to 4000 A for insulating liquid filled transformers. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60966-2-1:2024 – Radio Frequency and Coaxial Cable Assemblies 
 
On March 19, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60966-2-1:2024. This standard deals with sectional specification for flexible coaxial cable assemblies. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63403-1:2024 – LED Packages for Horticultural Lighting 
 
On March 22, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63403-1:2024, for horticultural lighting – LED packages for horticultural lighting – part 1: specification sheet. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63403-2:2024 – Binning LED Packages for Horticultural Lighting 
 
On March 22, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63403-2:2024, for horticultural lighting – LED packages for horticultural lighting – part 2: binning. 
 
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Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 11 (2024-W11) 
 
On March 15, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.  
  
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REACH, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union ECHA Launches New Chemicals Database ECHA CHEM 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched new chemicals database ECHA CHEM. Included in this dataset are the submissions made by companies during their REACH registrations. Going forward, ECHA will progressively relocate the publicly accessible data from its current location (the ‘Search for chemicals’) to ECHA CHEM. 
 
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REACH, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union ECHA Releases the Next Steps for PFAS Restriction Proposal 
 
On March 13, 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released an announcement regarding the next steps for PFAS restriction proposal under REACH Regulation. ECHA outlines how its two scientific committees will progress in evaluating the proposal to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Europe. 
 
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RoHS, Chemicals 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom DEFRA Opens Public Consultations on Exemptions Renewal under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations 
 
On March 15, 2024, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published the following public consultations on RoHS exemptions: 
 
- Atomic absorption spectroscopy lamps: exemption for lead and cadmium; 
- Glass frit binder for assembly of gas lasers: exemption for lead and cadmium; 
- Industrial monitoring and control instruments: exemption for cadmium anodes in Hersch cells; and 
- Sun tanning lamps: exemption for lead as the activator. 
 
These public consultations will close on May 10, 2024. 
 
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RoHS, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

South Korea 

South Korea ME Amends Business Handling Guidelines for Checking Compliance with Standards for Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products and Automobiles 
 
On March 7, 2024, the Ministry of Environment (ME) published revised Business Handling Guidelines for Checking Compliance with Standards for Hazardous Substances in Electrical/Electronic Products and Automobiles. 
 
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Safety 

U.S. 

U.S. UL Standards & Engagement Publishes CSDS Proposal of UL 705 Edition 7 Safety for Power Ventilators 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the UL Standards & Engagement published CSDS proposal of UL 705, Edition 7. This standard deals with the safety for power ventilators. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publish New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-40:2024 – Safety Requirements for Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-Conditioners and Dehumidifiers 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-40:2024. This standard deals with the safety requirements of electric heat pumps, sanitary hot water heat pumps and air conditioners, incorporating motor-compressors as well as hydronic fan coils units, dehumidifiers (with or without motor-compressors), thermoelectric heat pumps and partial units. 
 
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Safety 

Iraq 

Iraq COSQC Publishes the Updated List of Regulated Products Under the Pre-shipment Verification of Conformity Program 
 
On Feb. 19, 2024, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) published the updated list of imported goods, materials, products that are subject for examination, inspection and issuance of certificate of conformity. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publish New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-4:2024 – Safety Requirements for Spin Extractors 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-4:2024. This standard deals with the safety of stand-alone electric spin extractors and spin extractors incorporated in washing machines that have separate containers for washing and spin extraction for household and similar purposes. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publish New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-29:2024 – Safety Requirements for Battery Chargers 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-29:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric battery chargers for household and similar use having an output not exceeding 120V ripple-free direct current, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-64:2021/AMD1:2024 – Requirements for Commercial Electric Kitchen Machines 
 
On Feb. 21, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-64:2021/AMD1:2024. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances, particularly for the commercial electric kitchen machines. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62841-2-6:2020/AMD1:2024 – Safety Requirements for Hand-held Hammers 
 
On Feb. 21, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62841-2-6:2020/AMD1:2024. This standard deals with electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery, particularly for the safety requirements for hand-held hammers. 
 
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Safety 

Argentina 

Argentina Secretariat of Commerce Releases the Finalized Version of the Amendment to the Resolution for Electrical Equipment Safety 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the Secretariat of Commerce of Argentina released Resolution 61/2024, the final version of the amendment to Resolution No.169/2018, which establishes the mandatory certification of compliance with the essential safety requirements for low-voltage electrical products in Argentina. Resolution 61/2024 comes into force the day after its release. Resolution 61/2024 basically repeals the latest modifications issued in 2023 to Resolution 169/2018, to go back to the same situation as before regarding products for ideal use and certification exception. 
 
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Vietnam 

Vietnam MARD Prepares Draft Technical Regulation on Safety of Hand Mowers Used in Agricultural and Forestry 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) prepared draft technical regulation on safety of hand mowers used in agricultural and forestry. This regulation stipulates technical requirements and management requirements to ensure safety for hand-held lawn mowers used in 
agriculture and forestry. 
 
Closing date for comments is on April 27, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Israel 

Israel MEI Notifies Stakeholders for Changes to Official Standard SI 32 Part 1.1 Amendment 3 – Plugs and Socket-outlets for Household and Similar Purposes: General Requirements 
 
On Feb. 11, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders for the changes to official standard SI 32 part 1.1 amendment 3 for plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes – General requirements. 
 
Comments and feedback were submitted until March 12, 2024. 
 
* Tel: 074-7502838 
* E-mail: tkina.aos@economy.gov.il  
* Website: https://go.gov.il/tkina  
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63118-1:2024 – Requirements and Methods of Test of 12 V lithium-ion Secondary Batteries 
 
On Feb. 21, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63118-1:2024. This standard deals with general requirements and methods of test of 12 V lithium-ion secondary batteries for automotive starting, lighting, ignition (SLI) applications and auxiliary purposes. 
 
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Safety 

Israel 

Israel MEI Publishes Announcement of the Official Standard for Low Voltage Fuses for Use by Unskilled Persons (SI 60269 Part 3 Amendment 1) 
 
On Feb. 11, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published Proclamation of Standards (Official Standard) (Change) (No. 5) Amending official standard SI 60269 Part 3 of November 2015 with the publication of amendment Issue No. 1 of Jan. 2024, Low voltage fuses: Special requirements for fuses for use by unskilled persons (fuses mainly for household and similar uses) – Examples of standardized systems of fuses A to F, which became effective on the same day. However, the standard in its form on the eve of the commencement of this change will remain in effect for another 24 months, until Feb. 11, 2026. 
 
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Safety 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MARD Prepares Draft Technical Regulation on Safety of Combine Harvesters 
 
On Feb. 28, 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) prepared draft technical regulation on safety of combine harvesters. This regulation stipulates technical requirements and management requirements to ensure safety of combine harvesters used for harvesting rice in agricultural 
production. 
 
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Safety 

Canada 

Health Canada Issues a Determination Regarding the Safety Assessment for Portable Electric Heaters 
 
On Feb. 19, 2024, Health Canada is seeking stakeholder input on the potential danger of portable electric heaters without adequate protection for human health or safety. The overheating of a portable electric heater, which can also cause nearby objects to burn or fire, poses a significant health risk to consumers. 
 
The 90-day period of this consultation will begin on Feb. 19, 2024, and end on May 19, 2024. 
 
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GCC 

GCC Countries Publish New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-85:2024 – Safety Requirements for Fabric Steamers 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-85:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric fabric steamers intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V, including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
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Safety 

Republic of Congo  

Republic of Congo Industrial Development and Promotion, Economy and Trade, and Finance Ministries Release a Circular Note on Resumption of the Congolese Conformity Assessment Programme 
 
On Jan. 19, 2024, the Industrial Development and Promotion, Economy and Trade, and Finance Ministries released a circular note on resumption of the Congolese Conformity Assessment Programme. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62841-3-4:2016/AMD2:2024 – Requirements for Transportable Bench Grinders 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62841-3-4:2016/AMD2:2024. This standard deals with electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery, particularly for the requirements for transportable bench grinders. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61084-2-3:2017/AMD1:2024 – Slotted Cable Trunking Systems Intended for Installation in Cabinets 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61084-2-3:2017/AMD1:2024. This standard deals with cable trunking systems and cable ducting systems for electrical installations, particularly the requirements for slotted cable trunking systems intended for installation in cabinets. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61169-70:2024 – Sectional Specification for Series HD-BNC Radio-frequency Coaxial Connectors 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60704-2-14:2013/AMD2:2024. This standard deals with sectional specification for series HD-BNC 
radio-frequency coaxial connectors with characteristic impedance of 75 Ω. 
 
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Safety 

Uganda 

Uganda UNBS Prepares Various Draft Standards for Electrical Appliances and Accessories 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared various draft standards for electrical appliances and accessories. These draft standards specify the requirements for household electric appliance for heating liquids, refrigerating and ice cream appliances, ice makers and plugs and socket outlets. 
 
Closing date for comments was April 9, 2024. 
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62841-2-12:2024 – Requirements for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools – Concrete Vibrators 
 
On Feb. 29, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62841-2-12:2024. This standard deals with electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery, particularly for the requirements for hand-held concrete vibrators. 
 
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Safety 

Indonesia 

Indonesia MoI Publishes Procedures on Issuing Technical Considerations for the Import of Electronic Products 
 
On Feb. 1, 2024, the Ministry of Industry (MoI) published Regulation No. 6 of 2024 regarding procedures for issuing technical considerations for the import of electronic products. This regulation regulates provision of technical considerations for import of electronic products. 
 
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Safety 

Taiwan 

Taiwan BSMI Issues Revised Regulation for Re-Inspection Applications for Mechanical and Electrical Products That Failed Inspections 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) revised its regulation for re-inspection applications for mechanical, electrical, and electronic commodities that failed inspections through Order No. 11330000850, which takes effect the same day. 
 
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Safety 

Ukraine 

Ukraine Publishes Changes to the List of National Standards for the Purposes of Applying the Technical Regulations on Pressure Equipment 
 
On Feb. 28, 2024, the Ministry of Economy published Order No. 5468 on approval of changes to the list of national standards for the purposes of applying the technical regulations of equipment operating under pressure. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Extends Date of Withdrawal of EN 62368-1 for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment 
 
On March 11, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) extended date of withdrawal of EN IEC 62368-1:2020 (3rd edition) for audio/video, information and communication technology equipment. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version was extended from July 6, 2024 to Dec. 7, 2025. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publish New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-3:2024 – Safety Requirements for Electric Irons 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-3:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric dry irons and steam irons, including those with a separate water reservoir or boiler having a capacity not exceeding 5 l, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V, including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
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Safety 

South Korea 

South Korea, Consumer Goods Safety KATS Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Safety Standards for Motorized Boards 
 
On March 13, 2024, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under National Agency for Technology and Standards Notice No. 2024-70 on the partial revision of Safety Standards for Household Goods Subject to Safety Confirmation. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 3, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

U.S. 

U.S. UL Standards & Engagement Publishes Updated Requirements for Refrigerant Detection Systems 
 
On March 5, 2024, UL Standards & Engagement published an article regarding the updated requirements for refrigerant detection systems. These updates are based on the fourth edition of UL 60335-2-40, which was published last Dec. 15, 2022. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia & New Zealand Prepare Draft Standards for Photovoltaic (PV) Modules – Requirements for Testing and Construction 
 
On March 14, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standards DR AS/NZS 61730.1:2024 and DR AS/NZS 61730.2:2024. These standards specify the test sequence and fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules. 
 
Closing date for comments was April 10, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Botswana 

Botswana BOBS Prepares Draft Standard BOS IEC 60335-2-24:2020 – Safety of Refrigeration Appliances, Ice-cream Appliances and Ice makers 
 
On March 12, 2024, the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) prepared draft standard BOS IEC 60335-2-24:2020 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety: particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers. 
 
Comments and feedback can be submitted until May 11, 2024: 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia & New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 60076.25:2024 – Requirements and Test Methods for Neutral Grounding Resistors 
 
On March 15, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 60076.25:2024. This standard specifies the requirements relating to marking, test methods, characteristics and service condition requirements of neutral grounding resistors. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60034-2-2:2024 – Specific Methods for Determining Separate Losses of Large Machines from Tests 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60034-2-2:2024. This standard deals with specific methods for determining separate losses of large machines from tests. It is a supplement to IEC 60034-2-1 standard. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard CEN/TS 17471:2024 – Interface Between Loader Cranes and Work Platforms 
 
On March 13, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard CEN/TS 17471:2024 for cranes – loader cranes – interface between loader cranes and work platforms. 
 
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Safety 

Kosovo 

Kosovo MIET Issues List of Harmonized Standards for the General Product Safety 
 
On March 1, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Trade (MIET) issued a decision on the List of Harmonized Standards of Kosovo and Harmonized European Standards under Law No. 08/L-172 on General Product Safety. The compliance of products with the standards listed provides a presumption of conformity with the general safety requirements of products. This decision entered into force on March 8, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60669-2-2:2024 – Particular Requirements for Electromagnetic Remote-Control Switches (RCS) 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60669-2-2:2024. This standard deals with switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations, particularly requirements for Electromagnetic remote-control switches (RCS). 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60669-2-3:2024 – Particular Requirements – Time-Delay switches (TDS) 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60669-2-3:2024. This standard deals with switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations, particularly requirements for time-delay switches (TDS). 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60669-2-4:2024 – Isolating Switches 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60669-2-4:2024. This standard deals with switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations, particularly requirements for isolating switches. 
 
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Safety 

South Korea 

South Korea, Consumer Goods Safety KATS Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Safety Management and Operation Guidelines for Electrical Appliances and Household Items 
 
On March 13, 2024, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under National Agency for Technology and Standards Notice No. 2024-72 on the partial revision of Safety Management and Operation Guidelines for Electrical Appliances and Household Items. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 3, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

South Korea 

South Korea, Consumer Goods Safety KATS Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Safety Standards for Household Items Subject to Safety Standards Compliance 
 
On March 13, 2024, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under National Agency for Technology and Standards Notice No. 2024-69 on the partial revision of Safety Standards for Household Items Subject to Safety Standards Compliance. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 3, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MOST Issues Decision No. 367/QD-BKHCN – Amendments and Supplements to the Group of Lighting Products using LED Technology 
 
On March 12, 2024, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) issued Decision No. 367/QD-BKHCN. This regulation specifies the amendments and supplements to the group of lighting products using LED technology. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60966-4:2024 – Sectional Specification for Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable Assemblies 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60966-4:2024. This standard deals with sectional specification for semi-rigid coaxial cable assemblies. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60966-4-1:2024 – Blank Detail Specification for Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable Assemblies 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60966-4-1:2024. This standard deals with blank detail specification for semi-rigid coaxial cable assemblies. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60966-2-2:2024 – Blank Detail Specification for Flexible Coaxial Cable Assemblies 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60966-2-2:2024. This standard deals with blank detail specification for flexible coaxial cable assemblies. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publish New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-24:2024 – Safety Requirements For Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice Makers 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-24:2024. This standard deals with the safety of refrigerating appliances, ice-cream and ice maker appliances, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, 480 V for other appliances and 24 V DC for appliances when battery operated. 
 
Following this adoption, GSO announced the mandatory implementation of the GSO IEC 6033-2-24:2024 and of the corresponding IEC 60335-2-24:2020 under the Gulf Type examination (G-Mark) certification scheme, which will be on Feb. 1, 2026. 
 
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Safety 

U.S. 

U.S. CPSC Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Safety Standard for Automatic Residential Garage Door Operators 
 
On March 14, 2024, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a direct final rule regarding the safety standard for automatic residential garage door operators.  
 
The Rule is effective on May 13, 2024, unless CPSC receive significant adverse comments by April 15, 2024. If CPSC receive timely significant adverse comments, a notification will be published in the Federal Register withdrawing this direct final rule before its effective date. 
 
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Safety 

U.S. 

U.S. CPSC Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the Rule for Electric Bicycles 
 
On March 15, 2024, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding electric bicycles. CPSC is considering developing a rule to address the risk of injury associated with electric bicycles. 
 
Comments must be received by May 14, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 15091:2024 – Electronic Opening and Closing Sanitary Tapware 
 
On March 20, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, EN 15091:2024 for sanitary tapware – electronic opening and closing sanitary tapware. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Sept. 30, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13557:2024 – Cranes – Control Devices and Control Stations 
 
On March 20, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, EN 13557:2024, for cranes – control devices and control stations. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Sept. 30, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Electrical Appliances for Skin or Hair Care 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) released Electrical Appliances for Skin or Hair care (Quality Control) Order, 2023 S.O. 1125(E). This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority. 
 
This Order will come into force on March 5, 2025. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Electrical Appliances for Kitchen 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) released Electrical Appliances for Kitchen (Quality Control) Order, 2023, S.O. 1128(E). This Order will state the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority. 
 
This Order will come into force on Sept. 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 12 (2024-W12) 
 
On March 22, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.  
  
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-73 – Requirements for Fixed Immersion Heaters 
 
On March 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-73:2024. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particularly for the requirements for fixed immersion heaters. 
 
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Safety 

South Korea 

South Korea, KC Safety Releases Reminder on Mandatory KC Marking on Medium and Large Size Batteries 
 
On March 20, 2024, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) released a reminder on the implementation of the mandatory KC marking on medium and large size batteries. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60061-3:1993/A60:2024 – Lam Caps and Holders Gauges 
 
On March 22, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60061-3:1993/A60:2024 for lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety – part 3: gauges. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Air Cooler and Air Filters 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India released Air Cooler and Air Filters (Quality Control) Order, 2023. This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority. 
 
This Order will come into force on Sept. 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Electrical Appliance Fans 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India released Electrical Appliance Fans (Quality Control) Order, 2023 S.O. 1124(E). This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority. 
 
This Order comes into force on Sept. 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Electrical Appliance for Vending and Dispensing 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India released Electrical Appliance for Commercial Dispensing and Vending (Quality Control) Order, 2023 S.O. 1127(E). This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority. 
 
This Order will come into force on Sept. 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Electrical Appliance for Clothes Washing 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India released Electrical Appliance for Domestic Clothes Washing (Quality Control) Order, 2023, S.O. 1126(E). This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer and the enforcing authority. 
 
This Order will come into force on Sept. 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety, Cyber Security, Performance 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 08 (2024-W08) 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 
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Safety, EMC 

Israel 

Israel MEI Publishes the Proclamation of the Official Standards for Plugs and Socket-Outlets and Dishwashers (Regulations File 11138) 
 
On Feb. 7, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published the regulations file 11138 for the proclamation of the following official standards: 
 
* Amendment No. 2 of Jan. 2024 of SI 32 part 1.1 of Sept. 2017 Plugs and Socket-outlets for Household and Similar Purposes: Plugs and Socket-outlets for Single Phase up to 16A – General Requirements, including Amendment No. 1 of March 2020. 
* SI 900 part 2.5 of Jan. 2024 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety: Particular Requirements for Dishwashers. 
 
These official standards are effective on the same day of their proclamation, with different transition dates. 
 
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Safety, EMC 

Azerbaijan 

Azerbaijan Publishes Criteria for Determining the Risk Groups of Goods 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan published Criteria for Determining the Risk Groups of Goods (Resolution No. 63 dated Jan. 31, 2024). This document is part of the works for the implementation of the Law on Technical Regulations 1669-VQ. 
 
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Safety, EMC 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60939-3:2024 – Safety Test of Passive Filter Units for Electromagnetic Interference Suppression 
 
On March 22, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60939-3:2024 for passive filter units for electromagnetic interference suppression – part 3: passive filter units for which safety tests are appropriate. 
 
The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 18, 2027. 
 
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Safety, EMC, Performance, Wireless 

India 

India TEC Publishes Clarification Regarding End of Life/End of Sale Replacement Products Under MTCTE 
 
On March 6, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) of India released a clarification regarding End of Life/ End of Sale whole unit warranty replacement products notified under various Phases of MTCTE-reg. to supersede the Office Letter No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC (Pt. II) dated November 16, 2022. 
 
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Safety, Noise, Performance 

EAEU 

EAEU Board of the EEC Publishes Draft Decision on Amendments to Section 7 of Chapter II of the Uniform Sanitary-Epidemiological & Hygienic Requirements for Products (Control) 
 
On Feb. 7, 2024, the Department of Sanitary, Phytosanitary and Veterinary Measures published Draft Decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission on amendments to Section 7 of Chapter II of the Uniform Sanitary-Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements for Products (Goods) Subject to Sanitary-Epidemiological Surveillance (Control). Section 7 is about requirements for products of mechanical engineering, instrumentation and electrical engineering. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 7, 2024. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Australia 

Australia Standards Prepares Draft AS 4563:2022 Amd 1:2023 – Safety and Performance Requirements for Commercial Catering Gas Equipment 
 
On Jan. 24, 2024, Standards Australia prepared draft AS 4563:2022 Amd 1:2023. The objective of this standard is to provide manufacturers, designers, regulatory authorities, testing laboratories and similar organizations with uniform minimum requirements for the safety, performance and use of commercial 
cooking and catering gas appliances. 
 
Closing date for comments was March 27, 2024. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60227-3:2024 – Non-sheathed Cables for Fixed Wiring 
 
On Feb. 22, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60227-3:2024. This standard deals with polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V, particularly for non-sheathed cables for fixed wiring. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60227-1:2024 – General Requirements for Polyvinyl Chloride Insulated Cables 
 
On Feb. 22, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60227-1:2024. This standard deals with the general requirements of polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60227-5:2024 – Flexible Cables 
 
On Feb. 22, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60227-5:2024. This standard deals with polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V particularly for flexible cables (cords). 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60227-7:2024 – Screened and Unscreened Flexible Cables 
 
On Feb. 22, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60227-7:2024. This standard deals with polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V particularly for flexible cables screened and unscreened with two or more conductors and of rated voltages up to and including 300/500 V. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61169-10:2024 – Radio-frequency Coaxial Connectors 
 
On Feb. 22, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61169-10:2024. This standard deals with radio-frequency connectors, particularly sectional specifications for RF coaxial connectors with an outer conductor inner diameter of 3 mm (0,12 in), snap-on coupling, and a characteristic impedance of 50 Ω. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 80601-2-58:2024 – Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Lens Removal Devices and Vitrectomy Devices for Ophthalmic Surgery 
 
On March 6, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 80601-2-58:2024. This standard deals with medical electrical equipment, particularly for the requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of lens removal devices and vitrectomy devices for ophthalmic surgery. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 80601-2-78:2019/AMD1:2024 – Safety and Essential Performance of Medical Robots 
 
On March 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 80601-2-78:2019/AMD1:2024. This standard deals with medical electrical equipment particularly for the requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical robots for rehabilitation, assessment, compensation or alleviation. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 80601-2-26:2020/A1:2024 – Medical Electrical Equipment for Electroencephalographs 
 
On March 22, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 80601-2-26:2020/A1:2024 for medical electrical equipment – part 2-26: particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electroencephalographs. 
 
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Sanitation 

South Korea 

South Korea MFDS Proposes Amendments of the Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packaging 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) proposed amendments to the Standards and Specifications for Utensils, Containers, and Packaging. 
 
The deadline for comments is May 4, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Sanitation 

Brazil 

Brazil ANVISA Publishes Proposal for a Normative Instruction (IN) on Sanitary Requirements for Silicones Materials, Packaging, Coatings and Equipment Used in Contact with Food 
 
On Feb. 28, 2024, the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published Public Consultation No. 1236 on a proposal for a Normative Instruction – IN, which provides for the sanitary requirements applicable to silicones used in materials, packaging, coatings and equipment intended to come into contact with food.  
 
The deadline for comments is May 5, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Sanitation 

Brazil 

Brazil ANVISA Publishes Proposal for a Collegiate Board Resolution (RDC) on Sanitary Requirements for Silicones Materials in Contact with Food 
 
On Feb. 28, 2024, the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published Public Consultation No. 1235 on a Proposal for a Collegiate Board Resolution – RDC, which provides for the sanitary requirements applicable to silicones used in materials, packaging, coatings and equipment intended to come into contact with food.  
 
The deadline for comments is May 5, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Sanitation 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes an Initiative regarding Update to Quality Control Rules for Plastic Food Contact Materials (FCMs) 
 
On March 13, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food as regards recycled plastic and other matters related to quality control and manufacturing of plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. 
 
The feedback period was open from March 13, 2024, to April 15, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Sanitation 

China 

China CFSA Publishes Announcement on the Release of National Food Safety Standards on Adhesives for Food Contact Materials and Articles 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) published an announcement on the release of 47 national food safety standards and 6 amendments (No. 1, 2024), including two National Food Safety Standards for food contact materials and articles. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Sanitation 

Germany 

Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Publishes Draft Assessment Basis for Plastics and Other Organic Materials in Contact with Drinking Water 
 
On March 12, 2024, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection published a draft assessment basis for plastics and other organic materials in contact with drinking water. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 13, 2024 
 
Official source 

Sanitation 

Germany 

Germany Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Publishes Draft Assessment Basis for Metal Materials in Contact with Drinking Water 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection published a draft assessment basis for metal materials in contact with drinking water. 
 
Comments are accepted until May 27, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Sanitation 

India 

India DPIIT Publishes Order on Cookware, Utensils and Cans for Foods and Beverages 
 
On March 14, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published Cookware, Utensils and Cans for Foods and Beverages Order, 2024. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Sustainability 

EU 

European Union Council and the European Parliament Reach a Provisional Deal on Right-to-Repair Directive 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the Directive that promotes the repair of broken or defective goods, known as Right-to-Repair Directive. This Directive lays down common rules strengthening the provisions related to the repair of goods, with a view to contributing to the proper functioning of the internal market, while providing for a high level of consumer and environmental protection. The provisional agreement now needs to be endorsed and formally adopted by both the Council and the European Parliament. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Directive on Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition through Better Information and Protection Against Unfair Practices 
 
On March 6, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Directive (EU) 2024/825 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 Feb. 2024 amending Directives 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards empowering consumers for the green transition through better protection against unfair practices and through better information. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability 

India 

India CCPA Publishes Draft Guidelines for Prevention and Regulation of Greenwashing 
 
On Feb. 20, 2024, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) published Draft Guidelines for Prevention and Regulation of Greenwashing. 
 
The Central Authority received views/comments/suggestions from the public on the proposed guidelines until March 21, 2024.  
 
Official source

Official source 

Sustainability 

U.S., California 

U.S. – California CalRecycle Publishes Proposes Regulations for SB 54 Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act 
 
On March 13, 2024, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) published proposal for  permanent regulations for SB 54 Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act through World Trade Organization (WTO) website. 
 
WTO Members and their stakeholders are asked to submit comments to the U.S. TBT Enquiry Point by April 23, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability 

India 

India MoEF Publishes Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024 
 
On March 14, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024 to amend the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, effective immediately. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste, RoHS, Safety, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency 

China 

China SAMR Notifies WTO of Draft GB on Recyclability Calculation Requirements for Household Appliances 
 
On Feb. 12, 2024, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) notified a draft of a mandatory national standard (GB) entitled Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Specification to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 
 
The deadline for comments was April 12, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom DEFRA Publishes Draft Statutory Instrument Policy Paper to Ban the Sale and Supply of Disposable Vapes in England 
 
On March 11, 2024, the U.K. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published a policy paper on draft SI entitled Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (England) Regulations 2024. 
 
This draft version of the statutory instrument: 
- Bans the supply and sale of disposable vapes in England; and 
- Prevents pollution to the environment and harm to animal health.  
 
Any comments or views on the draft regulations were accepted until March 25, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability, RoHS, Electrical and Electronic Waste, Chemicals 

South Korea 

South Korea ME Revises Guidelines for Business Processing Regarding Recycling and Fulfillment of Recovery Obligations for Electrical and Electronic Products 
 
On March 7, 2024, the Ministry of Environment (ME) published revised Business Handling Guidelines for Recycling and Fulfillment of Obligation to Collect Electrical and Electronic Products to reflect main amendments to the enabling law The Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Products and Automobiles and related subsidiary legislation. 
 
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Official source 

Water Efficiency 

Bahrain 

Bahrain MoIC Announces the Adoption of Gulf Technical Regulation for Water Conservation Products 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) announced the adoption of Gulf Technical Regulation for water conservation products (MC-230503-01). The objective of this regulation is the water efficiency of products listed in Annex (1) in accordance with the water U.S.ge rates specified as essential requirements in Annex (2). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Requirements for Specific ICT Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published the Specific ICT Hardware Requirements (GEN002 Version 002) under Resolution Number 538/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Argentina 

Argentina ENACOM Clarifies the Minimum Test Configuration of Equipment Integrated with Broadband Digital Modulation System 
 
On Feb. 19, 2024, the National Communications Entity (ENACOM) published Number: NO-2024-17268529-APN-SNYE#ENACOM, a clarification regarding the minimum test configuration depending on the capabilities of the equipment of the Technical Standard ENACOM-Q2-63.02 V23.1. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published the Specifications for Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) Devices and Associated Devices (RI022 Version 004) under Resolution Number 540/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Mobile Communications Signal Repeater Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published the Specifications Of Mobile Communications Signal Repeater Devices (RI116 Version 003) under Resolution Number 545/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Mobile Satellite Communications Devices and Ground Stations 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published the Specifications of Mobile Satellite Communications Devices and Ground Stations (RI122 Version 002) under Resolution Number 544/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Specifications of Fixed Earth Stations and Associated Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published the Specifications of Fixed Earth Stations and Associated Devices (RI028 Version 004) under Resolution Number 543/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong OFCA Publishes the Performance Specification for Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station 
 
This Feb. 27, 2024, the Office of Hong Kong Communications Authority (OFCA) published HKCA 1083 Issue 1, Performance Specification for Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station, which will be effective on the same day. 
 
This document is newly established to set out the performance and evaluation requirements for AAS base station and guide the enterprise to meet the technical requirement for Compulsory Certification Scheme (CCS) under HKTEC in Hong Kong.  
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Regulations for the Allocation of Specific Frequency Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Use 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published the Regulations for the Allocation of Specific Frequency Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) Use (RR03 Version 003) under Resolution Number 548/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Turkey 

Turkey BTK Opens Public Consultation on the Amendment of Regulation on Radio Equipment 
 
On Feb. 5, 2024, the Turkey's Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) opened a public consultation on the draft Regulation on the Amendment of the Regulation on Radio Equipment. 
 
Comments were accepted until March 7, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

United Arab Emirates  

UAE TDRA Publishes Technical Requirements for 5G NR Mobile Terminals 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of United Arab Emirates published Technical Specification Requirements for 5G NR Mobile Terminals (TS RE 045 Version 1.0). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

United Arab Emirates  

UAE TDRA Publishes Technical Requirements for Advanced Mobile Location for Mobile Phones 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of United Arab Emirates published the Technical Specification Advanced Mobile Location (TS FS 004, Version 1.0). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Japan 

Japan MIC Publishes a Draft Amendment to Change Technical Requirements for Mobile Telecommunications and BWA Radio Equipment for LTE/NR 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) notified the public with Partial Amendment of Ordinance for Enforcement of the Radio Act. This aims to change the current technical requirements for mobile telecommunications and BWA radio equipment for LTE/NR. This is considering the need to introduce the repeater for TDD-NR and the femtocell base 
station for FDD-NR, TDD-LTE and TDD-NR. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 8 ,2024. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong OFCA Updates the Performance Specification for Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Hong Kong Communications Authority published HKCA 1065 – ISSUE 4, Performance Specification for Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station, which will be effective on the same day. Updates include some editorial changes, the scope extended, and standards and technical changes. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong OFCA Updates the Classification of Schedule A: HKCA 10XX Series Specifications 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published updated Schedule A, Issue 11 Classification of the HKCA 10XX Series Specifications as Standardization Guides. 
 
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Official source 

Wireless 

South Korea 

South Korea RRA Publishes Partial Revision of Technical Standards for Other Business Wireless Equipment and Radio Equipment for Radio Wave Detection 
 
On March 4, 2024, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published the partial revision of Technical Standards for Other Business Wireless Equipment, such as Radio Equipment for Simple Radio Stations, Space Stations, and Earth Stations, and Radio Equipment for Radio Wave Detection 
under National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2023-5. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Indonesia 

Indonesia KOMINFO Publishes the New Technical Regulation on Digital Broadcast Radio Transmitter 
 
On Jan. 3, 2024, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (KOMINFO) of Indonesia published KEPMEN KOMINFO NO 4 TAHUN 2024, Technical Standards for Digital Broadcast Radio Transmitter based on Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) And Digital Audio Broadcasting Plus (DAB+). This standard establishes safety, EMC and radio frequency requirements among others. 
 
This technical standard took effect on April 3, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Malaysia 

Malaysia MCMC Publishes Class Assignment No.1 of 2024 
 
On March 5, 2024, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published Class Assignment No.1 of 2024. 
 
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Official source 

Wireless 

Mexico 

Mexico IFT Publishes Amendment to the 2024 Program for the Use of Frequency Bands 
 
On March 11, 2024, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published the "Agreement whereby the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute modifies the Annual Program for the Use and Exploitation of Frequency Bands 2024" (PABF 2024). 
 
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Official source 

Wireless 

Indonesia 

Indonesia SDPPI Takes Initiatives to Tighten Enforcement of Certification and Labeling Requirements 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Directorate General of Postal and Information Resources and Equipment (SDPPI) conducted a meeting regarding Socialization of Administrative Sanctions. This aims to strengthen sanctions on non-conformance to certification and labeling requirements. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Wireless 

Thailand 

Thailand NBTC Opens Public Consultation on Technical Standards for Equipment that Uses the 6 GHz Band 
 
On Feb. 29, 2024, the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand opened a public consultation on the Technical Standards of Telecommunications Equipment and Radio Communications Equipment Which Uses a Frequency of 5.925 GHz-6.425 GHz. 
 
Comments are accepted until May 1, 2024, and must be submitted to standard@nbtc.go.th. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Thailand 

Thailand NBTC Publishes Technical Standards for GSM-R Base Station 
 
On Feb. 13, 2024, the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published the Technical Standards of Telecommunications Equipment and Equipment for Radio Communications Base Stations and Signal Repeater Stations in Land Mobile Service Honeycomb Mobile 
Phone System (Cellular) Using GSM-R Technology (NBTC TS 1041-2567). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Thailand 

Thailand NBTC Publishes Technical Standards for GSM-R User Equipment 
 
On Feb. 13, 2024, the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) published Technical Standards of Telecommunications Equipment and Equipment for Radio Communications User Equipment in Land Mobile Operations Honeycomb Mobile Phone System (Cellular) 
Using GSM-R Technology (NBTC TS 1040-2567). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Egypt 

Egypt NTRA Updates the Type Approval Scheme Procedures 
 
On March 7, 2024, the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt published the updated versions of the three Scheme Procedures for Type Approval. The Light, Tight, Intermediate Schemes have provided a few additional conditions and restructuring of provisions to better clarify some requirements. This includes attaching ISO certificates, requiring paper guides and a few pointers for the manufacturer. 

 

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Wireless 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Publishes Draft Conformity Assessment and Approval of Telecommunications Products 
 
On Feb. 29, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) opened a public consultation regarding the revision of Resolution No. 715, which approves the Conformity Assessment and Approval of Telecommunications Products Regulations. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 15, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Malaysia 

Malaysia SIRIM Announces Full Implementation of Online Payment Through Portal 
 
On March 15, 2024, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement reference No. SQASI/CMCS/1/24/0004 on the full implementation of online payment through System Payment Portal. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Certification Requirements for Personal Communications Service Equipment Operating in the Bands 1850-1915 MHz and 1930-1995 MHz 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened public consultation on RSS-133, Issue 7, Personal Communications Service Equipment Operating in the Bands 1850 MHz-1915 MHz and 1930 MHz-1995 MHz. 
 
Comments can be submitted until May 7, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods: 
 
1. Online, using the General Inquiry (in the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify “RSS-133” in the General Inquiry field) 
2. By mail to the following address: 
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 
    Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch 
    Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate 
    235 Queen Street 
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0H5 
    Canada 
3. By email to: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Malaysia 

Malaysia SIRIM Introduces the Intellectual Property (IP) Form 
 
On March 14, 2024, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement reference No. SQASI/CMCS/1/24/0003 on the Introduction of the Intellectual Property (IP) Form. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Clarifies the Scope of Mandatory Cybersecurity Requirements for Assessing the Conformity of CPE 
 
On March 20, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Official Letter No. 100/2024/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL which clarifies the scope of cybersecurity requirements for CPE (Customer Premises Equipment). 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Peru 

Peru MTC Publishes Amendment of Operating Conditions in the 5150 – 5250 MHz Band 
 
On Feb. 7, 2024, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru published through Ministerial Resolution No. 051-2024-MTC the amendment of the Annex Operating Conditions of Services Whose Equipment Uses the Bands 470 MHz-698 MHz, 915 MHz-928 MHz, 916 MHz-928 MHz, 2,400 MHz-2,483.5 MHz, 5,150 MHz-5,250 MHz, 5,250 MHz-5,350 MHz, 5,470 MHz-5,725 MHz, 5,725 MHz-5,850 MHz and 5,925 MHz-7,125 MHz. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Indonesia 

Indonesia KOMINFO Releases the Finalized Regulation Concerning Certification of Telecommunications Equipment 
 
On Feb. 13, 2024, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (KOMINFO) of Indonesia released the final updated Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Informatics No. 3 of 2024 concerning Certification of Telecommunications Equipment and/or Devices. The update includes provisions regarding the issuance of telecommunications equipment certificate and labels, among others. 
 
The Regulation comes into force on May 23, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Indonesia 

Indonesia KOMINFO Releases the Decree for SAR Limits of Mobile Phones and Tablets 
 
On March 7, 2024, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (KOMINFO) of Indonesia issued the Decree of the Minister of Communication and Informatics No. 177 of 2024 concerning Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Limits on Cellular Telephone and Tablet Computer Telecommunication Devices. 
 
The Decree takes effect on the same date as issue date. 
 
Official source 

Wireless, Cyber Security 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Extends Submission of Test Report for the Cybersecurity Assessment of CPE 
 
On March 9, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Official Letter 83/2024/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL, which defines the deadline for submitting a test report regarding cybersecurity requirements for assessing the conformity of customer premises equipment (CPE). 
 
Official source 

Wireless, EMC, Safety 

Bahrain 

Bahrain TRA Publishes Technical Specification to Issue Type Approval Certificate 
 
On Feb. 27, 2024, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA) published the technical specification, requirements for type approval, Issue 1. 
 
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Official source 

Wireless, EMC, Safety, Cyber Security 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of Interactive Screens for Educational Use 
 
On Feb. 26, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened public consultation No. 9 regarding the technical requirements for assessing the conformity of the type of interactive screen product for educational use. 
 
Comments are accepted until May 5, 2024 and can be submitted here
 
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February 2024 updates

Regulation

Country

Summary

Chemicals France

France Proposes to Prohibit Products containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

The National Assembly of France is proposing a law aimed at protecting the population from the risks linked to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The law proposes, starting January 1, 2026, to prohibit the manufacture, importation, exportation, and placing on the market of the following products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances:

  • Cosmetics
  • Any wax
  • Any textile clothing product

Furthermore, it proposes that starting January 1, 2030, all textile products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances will be prohibited in the French market.

The proposed law is currently in its first reading.

Official source

Packaging European Union

The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached a Provisional Political Agreement on a Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste

The EU Council's and the European Parliament’s representatives reached a provisional political agreement on the text of the proposal for a regulation on packaging and packaging waste. The aim is to tackle the increase in packaging waste generated in the EU, while harmonising the internal market for packaging and boosting the circular economy.

Examples of the requirements of the proposal are:

  • Requirements on the recyclability and minimum recycled content of packaging.
  • A restriction regarding food contact packaging containing PFAS.
  • The introduction of requirements on environmental claims and of a new EU system of environmental labeling of packaging.

Official source

Personal Care and Beauty European Union

European Commission Releases Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/858 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 for Certain nanomaterials in Cosmetics Products

The European Commission has released Commission Regulation (EU) 2024/858 amending Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.

The following substances in nano form will be banned (added to Annex II of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009):

  • Styrene/Acrylates copolymer (nano), Sodium Styrene/Acrylates copolymer (nano).
  • Copper (nano),
  • Colloidal Copper (nano). Colloidal silver (nano). Gold (nano), Colloidal
  • Gold (nano), Gold Thioethylamino Hyaluronic Acid (nano), Acetyl heptapeptide-9 Colloidal gold (nano).
  • Platinum (nano), Colloidal Platinum (nano), Acetyl tetrapeptide-17 Colloidal Platinum (nano).
Besides, the use of Hydroxyapatite(nano) will be restricted (by adding it to Annex III) to toothpastes and mouthwashes at 10% and 0.465% respectively, where certain requirements of the particles are met.

Official Source

Medical Devices European Union

EC Publishes Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/815 as regards to harmonised standards for medical devices

On March 8th 2024, the European Commission (EC) has published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/815 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1182 as regards to harmonised standards for medical devices.

This adds new harmonised standards for medical devices concerning the following:

  • medical gloves for single use (EN 455-3:2023)
  • biological evaluation of medical devices (EN ISO 10993-15:2023, EN ISO 10993-17:2023 , EN ISO 10993-18:2020)
  • sterilization of health care products (EN ISO 11137-2:2015)
  • packaging of terminally sterilized medical devices (EN ISO 11607-1:2020, EN ISO 11607-2:2020)
  • information on the processing of health care products (EN ISO 17664-2:2023)

Official Source

Consumer Products

European Union

EC Publishes its 2023 Annual Report on Safety Gate

The European Commission (EC) has published its annual report for 2023 on Safety Gate, the European Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. The report covers alerts by authorities from the 30 participating countries which comprises EU Member States, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. The European Commission (EC) has published its annual report for 2023 on Safety Gate, the European Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. The report covers alerts by authorities from the 30 participating countries which comprises EU Member States, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

Cosmetics were the most frequent category of product notified as posing a health risk. This is due to an increased level of monitoring of cosmetics from market surveillance authorities to check for the presence of banned dangerous chemical ingredients. Last year marked the highest number of alerts recorded since the launch of the system in 2003.

Official source

Toys

European Union

European Parliament Approves Revamped EU Rules on Toy Safety

On March 13, the European Parliament approved its position on revamped EU draft rules on toy safety with 603 votes in favour, 5 against and 15 abstentions. The text responds to several new challenges, stemming from digital toys and online shopping, and converts the existing directive into a directly applicable regulation.

The draft rules aim to decrease the number of unsafe toys sold in the EU single market, specifically:

  • To strengthen requirements and ban certain harmful chemical substances in toys
  • To require all toys sold in the EU to have a digital product passport detailing compliance with relevant safety rules

Official source

Food Contact Materials

European Union

EC Seeks Feedback on the Proposal to Update Quality Control Rules for Plastic Food Contact Materials

On March 13, the European Commission (EC) has released an initiative to seek feedback on the proposal to update quality control rules for plastic food contact materials.

This draft regulation aims to increase quality control under Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic FCMs by:

  • ensuring alignment with Regulation (EU) 2022/1616 on recycled plastics and Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 on biocidal products;
  • introducing purity requirements for substances obtained from waste and natural materials; and
  • adapting migration testing of multi-layer materials and repeat testing.
It also adds quality control rules to Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 on good manufacturing practice.

Official source

Artificial Intelligence

Global

ISO and IEC Publish a New Standard for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications Guidance (ISO/IEC 5339:2024)
 
On Jan. 15, 2024, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new standard, ISO/IEC 5339:2024 Information Technology – Artificial Intelligence – Guidance for AI Applications. This standard provides guidance for identifying the context, opportunities, and processes for developing and applying AI applications. The guidance offers a macro-level view of the AI application context, the stakeholders and their roles, the relationship to the system's life cycle, and common AI application characteristics and considerations.
 
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Artificial Intelligence

Japan

Japan METI and MIC Issues Draft AI Guidelines for Business
 
On Jan. 19, 2024, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) issued the Draft AI Guidelines for Business, which aim to actively co-create a framework with related parties, enabling those involved in AI to identify AI's risks in light of international trends and stakeholder concerns, encourage voluntary implementation of measures throughout the lifecycle, promote innovation, and mitigate risks.
 
The comments on this draft were accepted from Jan. 20 to Feb. 19, 2024.
 
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Official source

Artificial Intelligence 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN ISO/IEC 23894:2024 – Artificial Intelligence – Guidance on Risk Management 
 
On Feb. 21, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical 
Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN ISO/IEC 23894:2024 for information technology – artificial intelligence – guidance on risk management. 
 
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Chemicals 

Japan 

Japan MHLW Publishes Draft on Measures regarding Methoxychlor, Declorane Plus and UV-328 in the Act on the Evaluation and Regulation of Manufacturing, etc. of Chemical Substances 
 
On Dec. 12, 2023, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published draft measures related to methoxychlor, declorane plus and UV-328 in the Act on the Evaluation and Regulation of Manufacturing, etc. of Chemical Substances. 
 
The comment period ended last Jan. 10, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals 

Singapore 

Singapore NEA Releases Public Consultation on Proposed Control of 2 Groups of Chemicals and 9 Mercury-added Products as Hazardous Substances 
 
On Jan. 18, 2024, the National Environment Agency (NEA) released Public Consultation on Proposed Control of 2 Groups of Chemicals and 9 Mercury-added Products as Hazardous Substances. 
 
The consultation period ended on Feb. 15, 2024. Comments received during the consultation exercise will be reviewed and may be considered in developing the final measures. 
 
Official source 

Chemicals 

USA, Vermont 

USA – Vermont Proposes to Ban PFAS in Certain Consumer Products 
 
On Jan. 3, 2024, the Vermont State introduced House Bill 544, an act relating 
to regulating products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, Washington 

USA – Washington Department of Ecology Publishes Draft Regulatory Determinations Report on PFAS-Containing Products 
 
On Dec. 6, 2023, the Washington Department of Ecology published Draft Regulatory Determinations Report to the Legislature: Safer Products for Washington Cycle 1.5 Implementation Phase 3, which discusses rulemaking on placing restrictions or reporting requirements on certain products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including cookware and other kitchen supplies. 
 
The deadline for comments was Jan. 22, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, Maine 

USA – Maine DEP Requests Proposals on Currently Unavoidable Uses of PFAS in Products 
 
Beginning Jan. 10, 2024, the Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting requests for proposals from those seeking on currently unavoidable uses (CUU) determinations of PFAS in products. 
 
Proposals may be submitted by manufacturers individually or collectively. These determinations will be for uses of PFAS in products within specific industrial sectors. A separate proposal must be submitted for each individual product category. The Department requests that manufacturers submit their proposals until March 1, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals 

China 

China MEE Publishes Draft Notice to Request Information on Mercury-added Products in the Amendments to Annex A of the Minamata Convention on Mercury 
 
On Jan. 17, 2024, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published Notice on the Public Solicitation of Information on Mercury-added Products in the Amendments to Annex A of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Decision 5/X of the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury to gather information on the production, use, import and export, substitutes or alternative technologies of mercury-added products in China. 
 
The final date for comments was Jan. 31, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulations for Mercury-Filled Electrical and Electronic Products to Comply with TIS Standard Number 3604-25XX 
 
On Jan. 25, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published draft ministerial regulations specifying that electrical and electronic equipment containing mercury must comply with TIS Standard Number 3604-25XX. 
 
Opinions on these draft ministerial regulations are accepted until March 24, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, New York 

USA – New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Introduces a Bill to Phase Out the Sale of Products that Contain Intentionally Added PFAS 
 
On Feb. 1, 2024, the Assembly Environmental Conservation introduced Bill AB 9005 related to the phase-out of products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, Rhode Island 

USA – Rhode Island State Introduces Bill to Ban PFAS in Various Consumer Products 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the Rhode Island State introduced in General Assembly Jan. Session an act relating to Health and Safety to ban PFAS in various consumer products under Bill H7356. 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, Minnesota 

USA – Minnesota MPCA Proposes Rule to Phase Out Products Containing PFAS 
 
On Dec. 18, 2023, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) published draft New Rules Governing Currently Unavoidable Use Determinations about Products Containing Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 
 
The written comments or information on these possible rules were submitted until March 1, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals, F Gas 

China 

China State Council Publishes Decision Amending the Regulations on the Management of Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 
 
On Jan. 5, 2024, the China State Council announced its decree promulgating the Decision of the State Council on Amending the Regulations on the Administration of Ozone-Depleting Substances. 
 
The Decision was adopted at the 21st executive meeting of the State Council on Dec. 18, 2023, and will come into force on March 1, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals, RoHS 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Standard EN IEC 62321-11:2024 Determination of Certain Substances in Electrotechnical Products-Part 11: TCEP in Plastics by GC-MS & LC-MS 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the European Electrotechnical Committee for Standardization (CENELEC) published standard EN IEC 62321-11:2024 Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products – Part 11: Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in plastics by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). 
 
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Cyber Security 

Jordan 

Jordan TRA Releases the Latest Internet of Things Instructions 
 
On Dec. 10, 2023, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Jordan published the latest Internet of Things Instructions. This document contains specific conditions and requirements for establishing, operating, and managing the Internet of Things (IoT) system. This update should help keep Jordan up to pace with the current growth and demand for 5G technologies. 
 
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Cyber Security 

Australia 

Australia CISC Opens Public Consultation on Cyber Security Legislative Reforms 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the Cyber and Infrastructure and Security Centre (CISC) opened a public consultation on cyber security legislative reforms. This consultation paper outlines two areas of proposed legislative reform – the new legislated initiatives to address gaps in existing regulatory frameworks and amendments to the SOCI Act to strengthen protection of Australia’s critical infrastructure. 
 
Comments were accepted until March 1, 2024. 
 
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Cyber Security 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Commission Implementing Regulation regarding Adoption of European Common Criteria-based Cybersecurity Certification Scheme (EUCC) 
 
On Feb. 7, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/482 of Jan. 31, 2024, laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/881 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the adoption of the European Common Criteria-based cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCC). 
 
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Cyber Security 

India 

India MeitY Publishes Draft Cybersecurity Roadmaps for Public Consultation 
 
On Feb. 12, 2024, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) published draft cybersecurity roadmaps on IoT security, mobile security, cyber forensics and cryptography for public consultation. Stakeholders can submit their inputs to csrd@meity.gov.in until March 15, 2024. 
 
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Cyber Security 

China 

China MIIT Issues Guidelines for Network Security Protection of Industrial Control Systems 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a notice containing the Guidelines for Network Security Protection of Industrial Control Systems. The guidelines specify the requirements for security management, technical protection, safe operation, and responsibility implementation to enhance network security protection for industrial control systems. 
 
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Electrical and Electronic Waste 

Ukraine 

Ukraine MEPR Issues Draft Law on EEE and WEEE Management 
 
On Dec. 26, 2023, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources (MEPR) issued the draft law on electrical and electronic equipment and waste electrical and electronic equipment. 
 
Comments and proposals to the draft law were accepted until Jan. 26, 2024. 
 
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EMC 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Opens a Public Consultation on EMC Regulations for Terrestrial Mobile Radio Equipment and Trunks 
 
On Feb. 5, 2024, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Vietnam opened a public consultation on the draft of the National Technical Regulations on Electromagnetic Compatibility for Terrestrial Mobile Radio Equipment and Terrestrial Radio Trunks. 
 
Comments are accepted until April 5, 2024, and can be submitted to this link
 
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EMC 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard CISPR 11:2024 – Limits and Methods of Measurement of Industrial, Scientific and Medical Equipment 
 
On Feb. 13, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released CISPR 11:2024. This standard applies to radio-frequency disturbance characteristics particularly for the limits and methods of measurement for industrial, scientific and medical equipment. 
 
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EMC 

South Korea 

South Korea RRA Publishes Partial Revision of EMC Test Method 
 
On Feb. 19, 2024, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published the partial revision of Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Method under National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2024-12. 
 
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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Chemicals, Noise  

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom DBT Publishes Draft Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment) Regulations 2024 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the United Kingdom Department of Business and Trade released the draft The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2024 with the aim to amend the transitional provisions portion of several regulations. 
 
Final date of comments is on March 26, 2024.  
 
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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Noise, Chemicals 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom DBT Announces Intention to Introduce Digital Labeling for Businesses and Reduce Regulation Costs 
 
On Jan. 24, 2024, the United Kingdom Department of Business and Trade announced the intention to introduce new legislation on digital labeling on a large selection of U.K. imports. 
 
The new legislation will introduce digital labeling for British businesses to cut red tape and save millions in unnecessary regulation costs. 
 
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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, Safety 

Turkey 

Türkiye MoT Issues the Latest Communiqué on Import Inspection for Certain Products Requiring the CE Mark (Product Safety and Inspection: 2024/9) 
 
On Dec. 31, 2023, the Ministry of Trade (MoT) issued a new version of the communiqué on import inspection of some products that must bear the “CE” mark (Product Safety and Inspection: 2024/9) to update the list of regulated products and procedures for inspecting their compliance with the relevant regulations or directives of the European Union (EU) at the import stage. This communiqué has revised and replaced the previous version of the communiqué, Product Safety and Inspection: 2023/9, effective Jan. 1, 2024. 
 
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EMC, Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, Cyber Security, Performance 

China 

China SAC Issues 423 Recommended National Standards and 2 National Standards Revisions Including Lighting Products in the Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) Scope 
 
On Dec. 28, 2023, the National Standardization Administration Committee (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published Announcement No. 20 of 2023 to approve 423 recommended national standards and 2 national standards amendments for a wide range of products and materials, which included various electrical equipment and lighting products that are in the compulsory product certification (CCC) scope. 
 
These standards are about safety, performance requirements, electromagnetic compatibility, cyber security requirements, etc., with different implementation dates. 
 
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EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals 

China 

China CNCA Announces Revision of Testing Method Standards for RoHS 
 
On Jan. 25, 2024, the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) published Announcement No. 3, 2024, which announces the revision of testing method standards for the China RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products). 
 
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EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals  

Taiwan 

Taiwan BSMI Issues the Amended Application Procedure for Application Form and Certificate Coding Rules for Voluntary Product Certification (VPC) 
 
On Jan. 12, 2024, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued revisions to Supplementary VPC-02 of Paragraph 2 and Supplementary TVPC-01 of Paragraph 3 of Operation Directions of Applying for Voluntary Product Certification (former name: Procedures of Applying for Voluntary Product Certification), which became effective on the same day. 
 
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EMC, Safety 

GCC, Oman 

GSO Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Releases the Implementation of IEC 60335-2-7:2024 for Washing Machines 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-7:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use, that are intended for washing clothes and textiles, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
This is part of the IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificate and Omani Certificate of Conformity. Therefore, certificates mentioning this standard shall be updated considering the two-year transition period. 
 
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EMC, Safety 

GCC, Oman 

GSO Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Releases the Implementation of IEC 60335-2-11:2024 for Tumble Dryers 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-11:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric tumble dryers intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
This is part of the IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates and Omani Certificates of Conformity and therefore certificates mentioning this standard shall be updated considering the two-year transition period. 
 
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EMC, Safety 

Japan 

Japan METI Announces the Planned Partial Revision of the MRA Act 
 
On Jan. 5, 2024, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued a notification on the World Trade Organization (WTO) website, G/TBT/N/JPN/793, announcing the partial revision of the act for mutual recognition between Japan and foreign states on the results of conformity assessments for specified equipment, or the MRA Act. 
 
The final date for comments was March 4, 2024. 
 
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EMC, Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Technical Requirements for the Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) published the ICES-Gen, Issue 2 – General Requirements for Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment, which set outs the general requirements applicable to equipment that can caused interference. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 3795:2023 – Energy Efficiency Label Requirements for Room Air Conditioner 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 502/2023 on the implementation of standard ES 3795:2023, which specifies Energy efficiency labeling requirements for air conditioner room air conditioner (window-split). 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Energy Efficiency  

United Arab Emirates 

UAE Publishes Cabinet Resolution – Technical Regulations for Energy Efficiency Label of Household Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the UAE issued Cabinet Resolution No. 1 of 2024 related to technical regulations for energy efficiency label of refrigerating appliances. The Cabinet resolution was published on Jan. 31, 2024, making the implementation of this Cabinet resolution to Feb. 1, 2024. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Energy Efficiency 

Indonesia 

Indonesia MEMR Publishes Amendment on Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Energy Saving Labels of Air Conditioners 
 
On Oct. 23, 2023, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) published Decree No. 134.K/EK.07/DJE/2023. The Decree specifies the amendment on Decree No. 103.K/EK.07/DJE/2021 related to minimum energy performance standards and energy saving labels of air conditioners. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA DOE Finalizes Cost-Saving Efficiency Standards for New Cooking Products 
 
On Jan. 29, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized cost-saving efficiency standards for new cooking products based on recommendations from manufacturers and consumer advocates.  
 
These standards for residential cooking products, which include electric and gas cooktop and oven ranges as well as stand-alone electric and gas cooktops and ovens will reduce household utility costs while improving appliance reliability and performance.  
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA DOE Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Energy Labeling Rule 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notification of proposed rulemaking regarding the energy labeling rule. A number of additional consumer product categories would require energy labels, and the standards for label display would be modified as part of the FTC's proposed improvements to the Energy Labeling Rule (the "Rule"). 
 
Comments must be received by April 2, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standard ES 7820:2023 for Dishwashers 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 499/2023 on the implementation of Energy Efficiency standard ES 7820:2023. This standard defines the principal performance characteristics of electric dishwashers for household and similar use and to describe the standard methods of measuring these characteristics. 
 
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Energy Efficiency  

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standard ES 7993:2023 for Televisions and Displays 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 499/2023 on the implementation of standard ES 7993:2023. This standard species requirements on Energy Efficiency labels for televisions and displays. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Energy Efficiency 

Brazil 

Brazil MME/CGIEE Issues New Energy Efficiency Index Requirements for Refrigerators and Freezers 
 
On Dec. 8, 2023, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) issued the Management Committee of Energy Efficiency Indicators and Levels (CGIEE) Resolution No. 2 of Nov. 23, 2023, which approves the Target Program for Refrigerators and Freezers. This resolution establishes the new energy efficiency index requirements for refrigerators and similar products, effective Dec. 15, 2023. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA DOE Publishes a Final Rule for the Energy Labeling Rule 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding the energy labeling rule. New ranges of comparability for the mandatory Energy Guide labeling on televisions have been published by the Federal Trade Commission as an amendment to its Energy Labeling Rule. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60034-30-3:2024 – Efficiency Classes of High Voltage AC Motors (IE-code) 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60034-30-3:2024. This standard applies to rotating electrical machines, particularly for the efficiency classes of high-voltage AC motors (IE-code). 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Taiwan 

Taiwan EA and MOEA Issue the Revision of Directions for the Operation of Energy Saving Label Program 
 
On Jan. 18, 2024, the Energy Administration (EA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the revised operation directions (key points) to promote energy conservation, encourage companies to manufacture energy-saving and high-efficiency products, and guide consumers to give priority to their use, which became effective on the same day. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Philippines 

Philippines DOE Announces the Launching of PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Electric Fans and Clothes Washing Machines 
 
On Feb. 17, 2024, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the PELP online product registration platform for electric fans and clothes washing machines will be launching on March 25, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Philippines 

Philippines DOE Announces PELP Enforcement Activities for Lighting Products, Air Conditioners, Refrigerating Appliances and Television Sets 
 
On Feb. 17, 2024, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced PELP enforcement activities for lighting products, air conditioners, refrigerating appliances and television sets. This will commence on March 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, Noise, EMC, Performance 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Issues Condition for Remote Audits in Countries at War (Portaria 597/2023) 
 
On Dec. 14, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and 
Technology (INMETRO) issued an ordinance approving the extraordinary conditions for carrying out conformity assessment activities in countries at war (Portaria No. 597 of Dec. 13, 2023). The regulations aim to establish standards for safety and quality in challenging environments. This Portaria comes into force on the date of its publication. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Performance, Water Efficiency 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publishes New Standard GSO 2738:2024 – Energy and Water Performance Requirements for Washing Machines 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO 2738:2024. This Standard specifies the performance and energy requirements for electric clothes washing machines with a capacity up to 25 kg, in order that it may carry a valid energy efficiency label. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Approves Amendment of Technical Regulation for Gas Appliances and Accessories 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) approved amendment of technical regulation for gas appliances and their accessories with document number (M.E.-156-16-04-04). 
 
This technical regulation was published in the official gazette Issue 5020 on Feb. 16, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Safety 

EU 

European Union EC Updates List of Harmonized Standards for Solid Fuel Boilers and Packages, Supplementary Heaters, Temperature Controls and Solar Devices 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the European Commission (EC) updated the list of harmonized standards for solid fuel boilers and packages of a solid fuel boiler, supplementary heaters, temperature controls and solar devices drafted in support of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1187 and Regulation (EU) 2015/1189. 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification of the Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres Regulation (Portaria No. 115/2022) 
 
On Dec. 1, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and 
Technology (INMETRO) issued the Rectification of Art. 10 of Portaria No. 115 of March 21, 2022, concerning the conformity assessment requirements for electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres. The certificates granted based on the old Portaria No. 179/2010 are valid for a maximum of 60 (sixty) months or until March 31, 2027. 
 
This news update is still under investigation. Any contents provided in the article may change once full investigation is completed. 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepares Draft AS/NZS 60079.1:2015 Amd 1:2024 – Equipment Protection by Flameproof Enclosures "d" 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft AS/NZS 60079.1:2015 Amd 1:2024. This draft standard contains specific requirements for the construction and testing of electrical equipment with the type of protection flameproof enclosure "d", intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres. 
 
Closing date for comments is on April 11, 2024, and can be submitted on this link
 
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Explosive Atmospheres, Safety 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Updates Regulations for Issuing National Recognition Certificates in Accordance with International Electrotechnical Organization (IEC) 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updated the regulations for issuing conformity certificates in accordance with 
the conformity assessment systems of the International Electrotechnical 
Organization (IEC). 
 
This update was published in the official gazette Issue 5021 on Feb. 23, 2024. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

Thailand 

Thailand DIW Publishes Announcements on Importation and Usage of HFCs 
 
On Dec. 28, 2023, the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) published two announcements to control the import and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) according to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. 
 
1. Announcement of the Department of Industrial Works on determining the qualifications of applicants for licenses to import hazardous substances and criteria for considering permission to import HFCs (HFCs), 2023 
2. Announcement of the Department of Industrial Works on guidelines for permitting the use of HFCs in Thailand, 2023. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union (EC) Publishes Regulation (EU) 2024/573 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 
 
On Feb. 20, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Regulation (EU) 2024/573 of the European Parliament and of the Council of Feb. 7, 2024, on fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014. 
 
The new F-Gas Regulation will enter into force on March 11, 2024, and will expand the list of regulated gas and Placing on the market prohibitions for products and equipment. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union (EC) Publishes Regulation (EU) 2024/590 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer Repealing Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 
 
On Feb. 20, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Regulation (EU) 2024/590 of the European Parliament and of the Council of Feb. 7, 2024, on substances that deplete the ozone layer and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009. 
 
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Performance 

Israel 

Israel MEI Intends to Replace the Official Standards Related to the Essential Characteristics and Performance Requirements of Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On Jan. 25, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders of the intention to replace the official standards SI 62552 Parts 1 and 2 (Nov. 2021 editions), which specify the essential characteristics and performance requirements of household refrigerating appliances. 
 
The deadline for submission of comments or feedback was March 25, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Standard SASO/FDS/33533:2024 – TV Broadcast Receivers 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft standard SASO/FDS/33533:2024 for technical requirements of TV broadcast receivers. 
 
Comments and feedback can be submitted to the following until March 26, 2024: 
 
* Tel: +966(1)2529095 
* Fax +966(1)4520086 
* Email: enquirypoint@saso.gov.sa 
* Website: www.saso.gov.sa 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12201-2:2024 – Plastics Piping Systems: Polyethylene (PE) – Pipes 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 12201-2:2024 for plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drains and sewers under pressure – polyethylene (PE): pipes. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 31, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12201-3:2024 – Plastics Piping Systems: Polyethylene (PE) – Fittings 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 12201-3:2024 for plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drains and sewers under pressure – polyethylene (PE): fittings. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 31, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12201-4:2024 – Plastics Piping Systems: Polyethylene (PE) – Valves for Water Supply Systems 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 12201-4:2024 for plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drains and sewers under pressure – polyethylene (PE): valves for water supply systems. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 31, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12201-5:2024 – Plastics Piping Systems: Polyethylene (PE) – Fitness for Purpose of System 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 12201-5:2024 for plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drains and sewers under pressure – polyethylene (PE): fitness for purpose of the system. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 31, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 61047:2023 – Performance Requirements for Electronic Step-down Convertors for Filament Lamps 
 
On Feb. 1, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard AS/NZS 61047:2023. This standard specifies performance requirements for electronic step-down convertors for use on DC supplies up to 250 V and AC supplies up to 1 000 V at 50 Hz or 60 Hz with operating frequencies deviating from the supply frequency, associated with tungsten halogen lamps as specified in IEC 60357 and other filament lamps. 
 
The closing date for comments is March 13, 2024, and can be submitted on this link
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63203-402-2:2024 – Performance of Step Counting of Fitness Wearables 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63203-402-2:2024. This standard applies to performance measurement of fitness wearables particularly for the step counting feature. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 61855:2022/AC:2024-02 – Electrical Hair Care Appliances 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published corrigendum standard EN IEC 61855:2022/AC:2024-02 for household and similar use electrical hair care appliances – methods for measuring the performance. 
 
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Performance 

USA 

UL Standards & Engagement Publishes Edition 3 of UL 60034-1, the Standard for Rating and Performance of Rotating Electrical Machines 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, UL Standards & Engagement published edition three of UL 60034-1. This standard deals with the rating and performance of rotating electrical machines. 
 
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Performance 

Egypt 

Egypt EOS Prepares Draft Standard ES 5072 – Testing and Rating Performance of Ducted Air-conditioners and Air to Air Heat Pumps 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality (EOS) prepared draft standard ES 5072. This standard specifies performance testing the standard conditions and the test methods for determining the capacity and efficiency ratings of air-cooled, air-conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60068-2-86:2024 – Environmental Testing – Vibration 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60068-2-86:2024. This standard applies to environmental testing, specifically focusing on vibration testing. The standard is part of the IEC 60068 series, which covers various environmental testing methods, including tests for specified ambient 
temperature changes and their impacts on specimens. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63203-402-3:2024 – Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical 
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63203-402-3:2024 for wearable electronic devices and technologies: performance measurement of fitness wearables – test methods for the determination of the accuracy of heart rate. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62052-11:2021/A12:2024 – Electricity Metering Equipment 
 
On Feb. 23, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 62052-11:2021/A12:2024 for electricity metering equipment – general requirements, tests and test conditions: metering equipment. 
 
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Performance 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 62722.2.1:2024 – Performance Requirements for LED Luminaires 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 62722.2.1:2024. This standard specifies the performance requirements for LED luminaires, together with the test methods and conditions. It applies to LED luminaires for general lighting purposes. 
 
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Performance, Energy Efficiency 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 2623-3:2023 For Energy Efficiency of AC Motors 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 499/2023 on the implementation of standard ES 2623-3:2023 for efficiency classes of line operated AC motors (IE code). 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Performance, Safety 

Canada 

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Reaffirmation of Various Arc Welding Equipment Standards 
 
On Jan. 9, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of the following standards: 
 
- CSA C22.2 NO. 60974-6:19 – Arc Welding Equipment — Part 6: Limited Duty Equipment 
- CSA C22.2 NO. 60974-1:19 – Arc Welding Equipment – Part 1: Welding Power Sources 
 
Comments were accepted until Feb. 6, 2024. 
 
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Performance, Safety 

Tanzania 

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Draft Standards for Coaxial Communication Cables 
 
On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared various standards for coaxial communication cables. These draft standards specifies general requirements, condition for environmental test, electrical test, sectional specification and cable construction for coaxial communication cables. 
 
Deadline for comments was March 10, 2024. 
 
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REACH, Chemicals 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom DEFRA Publishes a Policy Paper on Rationale for Prioritizing Substances in the U.K. REACH Work Program: 2023 to 2024 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published a policy paper on rationale for prioritizing substances in the U.K. REACH work program for 2023 to 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepared Draft Standard SASO/FDS/33534:2024 – Digital Terrestrial Transmission System (DVB-T/T2) Receivers 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft standard SASO/FDS/33534:2024 for technical requirements of digital terrestrial transmission system (DVB-T/T2) receivers. 
 
Comments and feedback can be submitted to the following until March 26, 2024: 
 
* Tel: +966(1)2529095 
* Fax +966(1)4520086 
* Email: enquirypoint@saso.gov.sa 
* Website: www.saso.gov.sa 
 
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Safety 

Canada 

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of E60730-2-8 – Requirements for Electrically Operated Water Valves 
 
On Jan. 11, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published E60730-2-8, which deals with the requirements for electrically operated water valves, including mechanical requirements.  
 
Comments were accepted until Feb. 6, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-11:2024 – Requirements for Tumble Dryers 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-11:2024. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particularly for the requirements for tumble dryers. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GSO Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Releases the Implementation of IEC 60335-2-4:2023 for Spin Extractors 
 
On Dec. 6, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-4:2023. This standard deals with the safety of stand-alone electric spin extractors and spin extractors incorporated in washing machines that have separate containers for washing and spin extraction for household and similar purposes. 
 
This is part of the IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates and therefore certificates mentioning this standard will be updated considering the two-year transition period. 
 
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Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Standards in the IECEE System for the Month of Jan. 2024 
 
On Jan. 2024, new standards were included in the IECEE System. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-7:2024 – Requirements for Washing Machines 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-7:2024. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particularly for the requirements for washing machines.  
 
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Safety 

Argentina 

Argentina Secretariat of Commerce Notifies a Draft Document Amending the Resolution for Electrical Equipment Safety 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the Secretariat of Commerce of Argentina notifies the release of Draft Resolution amending Resolution No. 169/2018 related to regime for the mandatory certification of compliance with the essential safety requirements for low-voltage electrical products sold in the country. This introduces modifications to the original resolution for the electrical safety regulations to accompany the technological changes and improvements in process. 
 
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Safety 

Singapore 

Singapore CPSO Publishes Updated CPS Information Booklet 
 
On Feb. 1, 2024, the Enterprise Singapore issued a new version of the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations Information Booklet. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-27:2024 – Requirements for Appliances for Skin Exposure to Optical Radiation 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-27:202. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particularly for the requirements for appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation. 
 
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Safety 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of Safety Standard ES 8688:2023 for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 502/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 8688:2023, which deals with the safety requirements of commercial refrigerating appliances and ice makers. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

USA 

USA CPSC Publishes a Petition Requesting Rulemaking To Amend the Requirement for a Keep Out of Reach Icon on Button Cell or Coin Battery Packaging 
 
On Jan. 29, 2024, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a request for comment on petition for rulemaking to amend the requirement for a “Keep Out of Reach” icon on button cell or coin battery packaging. 
 
Comments can be submitted on or after March 29, 2024.  
 
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Safety 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 8685:2023 – Safety Requirements for Electronic devices Used in Electronic Smoking Systems 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 502/2023 on the implementation of standard ES 8685:2023. This deals with the safety of appliances for generation of directly inhalable aerosols, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, and other appliances including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

Ecuador 

Ecuador INEN Opens Public Consultation on Lead-Acid Starter Batteries 
 
On Feb. 5, 2024, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation on Lead-acid Starter Batteries – Part 7: General Requirements and Methods of Tests for Motorcycle Batteries (NTE INEN-IEC 60095-7 Edition 1.0). 
 
Comments are accepted until April 5, 2024, and must be submitted to the prescribed link
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 63394:2024 – Safety of Machinery: Guidelines on Functional Safety of Safety-related Control System 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 63394:2024 for safety of machinery – guidelines on functional safety of safety-related control system. 
 
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Safety 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of Various Standards for Lighting Products 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 502/2023 on the implementation of various standards for lighting products. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

Iraq 

Iraq COSQC Approves New Iraqi Standard for Power Transformers 
 
On Jan. 29, 2024, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) published Iraqi Standard Specification No. (5176-4). This standard defines the requirements for power transformers to sustain without damage the effects of overcurrents originated by external short circuits. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification in the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Electrical Wires, Cables and Flexible Cords 
 
On Dec. 1, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued the rectification in Annex II of the consolidated technical quality regulation and conformity assessment requirements for electrical wires, cables, and flexible cords (Portaria No. 131 of March 23, 2022). The rectification is related to the change in the recertification assessment. 
 
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Safety 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of Various Standards for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 499/2023 on the implementation of various standards for household electrical appliances. These standards specify safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

Singapore 

Singapore CPSO Publishes Circular on Responsibilities of Registered Suppliers 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the Consumer Product Safety Office (CPSO) of Singapore published a circular under reference no. CPSO-310124-13, on the responsibilities of registered suppliers (RS). 
 
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Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification to Update the Product Scope of the Consolidated Regulation for Household and Similar Appliances (Portaria 148/2022) 
 
On Dec. 1, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued the rectification of the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for household and similar appliances, Portaria No. 148 of March 28, 2022. The rectification updated the list of products subject to this regulation. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-120:2024 – Requirements for the Safety of Appliances for the Generation of Directly Inhalable Aerosols 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 603352-120:2024. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances particularly for the requirements for the safety of appliances for the generation of directly inhalable aerosols. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63403-1:2024 – Specification Sheet for LED Packages for Horticultural Lighting 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63403-1:2024. This standard applies to specification sheet for LED packages for horticultural lighting. 
 
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Safety 

Ecuador 

Ecuador INEN Repeals Technical Regulation on Mechanical and Electromechanical Locks for Doors 
 
On Jan. 24, 2024, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) announced the repeal of the Ecuadorian Technical Regulation INEN 166 (1R) Mechanical and Electromechanical Locks for Doors and its first amendment. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 62271-100:2021/AC:2024-02 – Alternating-current Circuit-breakers 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published corrigendum standard EN IEC 62271-100:2021/AC:2024-02 for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear: alternating-current circuit-breakers. 
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63403-2:2024 – Binning for LED Packages for Horticultural Lighting 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63403-2:2024. This standard applies to binning for LED packages for horticultural lighting. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 61676:2023/AC:2024-02 – Dosimetric Instruments Used for Non-Invasive Measurement of X-ray Tube Voltage in Diagnostic Radiology 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 61676:2023/AC:2024-02 for medical electrical equipment – dosimetric instruments used for non-invasive measurement of x-ray tube voltage in diagnostic radiology. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 5000.2:2024 – Requirements and Test for Polymeric Insulated Cables 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 5000.2:2024. This draft standard specifies requirements for the construction, dimensions and tests for single-core and up to 4-core and earth multicore polymeric insulated and over-sheathed cables up to and including 16 mm2 conductor size intended for fixed applications in power and lighting circuits in installations at working voltages up to and including 450/750 V AC and maximum DC potential differences between conductors up to 1 350 V. 
 
Closing date for comments is on April 11, 2024, and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60227-4:2024 – Sheathed Cables for Fixed Wiring 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60227-4:2024. This standard applies to polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V particularly for sheathed cables for fixed wiring. 
 
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Safety 

Turkey 

Türkiye MoT Issues the Latest Communiqué on Inspection of Import Compliance with Standards (Product Safety and Inspection: 2024/1) 
 
On Dec. 31, 2023, the Ministry of Trade (MoT) issued a new version of the communiqué on import compliance with standards (Product Safety and Inspection: 2024/1) to regulate the procedures and principles regarding the inspection of conformity of various products, including household plugs and socket outlets, with the specified relevant standards or technical legislation on import. The new version of this communiqué has revised and replaced the old version, Product Safety and Inspection: 2023/1, effective Jan. 1, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 7176.31:2024 – Requirements and Test Methods of Lithium-ion Battery Systems and Chargers for Powered Wheelchairs 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 7176.31:2024. This standard specifies requirements and test methods for lithium-ion batteries and battery systems intended for use in electrically powered wheelchairs and their charging systems. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 7176.25:2024 – Requirements and Test Methods of Lead-acid Batteries and Chargers for Powered Wheelchairs 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 7176.25:2024. This standard specifies requirements and test methods for lead-acid batteries and their chargers intended for use with electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters.  
 
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Safety 

USA 

UL Standards & Engagement Publishes CSDS Proposal of UL 1699B, the Standard for Photovoltaic (PV) DC Arc-Fault Circuit Protection 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, UL Standards & Engagement published CSDS proposal of UL 1699B Edition 1. This standard deals with photovoltaic (PV) DC arc-fault circuit protection.  
 
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Safety 

Mozambique 

Mozambique INNOQ IP Releases an FAQ Document to Further Clarify the New Conformity Assessment Program 
 
On Jan. 11, 2024, the National Institute of Standardization and Quality, Public Institute (Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade, Instituto Público-INNOQ, IP) released an FAQ document highlighting some more clarifications on the newly implemented Conformity Assessment Program (PAC). Subjects covered range from distinguishing routes to be used to validity and lead time. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-119:2024 – Commercial Vacuum Packaging Appliances 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical 
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60335-2-119:2024 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety: particularly requirements for commercial vacuum packaging appliances. 
 
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Safety 

Mozambique 

Mozambique INNOQ IP Releases a Standard Matrix for their New Conformity Assessment Program (PAC) 
 
On Jan. 11, 2024, the National Institute of Standardization and Quality, Public Institute (Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade, Instituto Público-INNOQ, IP) released a Standard Matrix that can be utilized as a reference for the Conformity Assessment Program (PAC). 
 
Please note that the list is not definitive. 
 
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Safety  

Singapore 

Singapore CPSO Announces Registration Requirements for Collapsible Electric Washing Machines and Kettles 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the Consumer Product Safety Office (CPSO) of Singapore published a circular under reference no. CPSO-160224-14, on the registration requirements for collapsible products, such as collapsible electric washing machines and kettles. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-119:2024/A11:2024 – Commercial Vacuum Packaging Appliances 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical 
Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 
60335-2-119:2024/A11:2024 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety: particularly requirements for commercial vacuum packaging appliances. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-24:2024 – Safety Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice Makers 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-24:2024. This standard deals with the safety of refrigerating appliances, ice-cream and ice makers appliances, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, 480 V for other appliances and 24 V DC for appliances when battery operated. 
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-31:2024 – Requirements for Range Hoods and Other Cooking Fume Extractors 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-31:2024. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances particularly for the requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors. 
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61196-13-1:2024 – Specification for Semi-rigid Cables with Silicon Dioxide Dielectric 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61196-13-1:2024. This standard applies to coaxial communication cables particularly for the blank detail specification for semi-rigid cables with silicon dioxide dielectric. 
 
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Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation on Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage System (REESS) of Vehicles of Category M and N 
 
On Feb. 1, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) announced the publication of Draft Ministerial Regulation on Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage System (REESS) of Vehicles of Category M and N (TIS 3026-2563) through World Trade Organization (WTO). 
 
Comments were accepted until Feb. 16, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation on Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage System (REESS) of Vehicles of Category L 
 
On Feb. 1, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) announced the publication of Draft Ministerial Regulation on Rechargeable Electrical Energy Storage System (REESS) of vehicles of category L (TIS 2952-2561) through World Trade Organization (WTO) website. 
 
Comments were accepted until Feb. 16, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Uruguay 

Uruguay MIEM Releases for Public Consultation the Draft Technical Regulation on Electric Vehicle Powertrains 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) released for public consultation the Draft GMC Resolution No. 09/23 – MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on Electric Vehicle Powertrains. This draft will approve the Mercosur Technical Regulation on Powertrains of Electric Vehicles. 
 
The deadline for comments is July 31, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Ukraine 

Ukraine Ministry of Economy Approves the List of National Standards related to Technical Regulations of Equipment Operating Under Pressure 
 
On Jan. 25, 2024, the Ministry of Economy published Order No. 2376 on approval of the list of national standards for the purposes of applying the technical regulations of equipment operating under pressure. 
 
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Safety 

Iraq 

Iraq COSQC Announces the List of Electrical Products Required to Obtain Iraqi Quality Mark 
 
On Feb. 19, 2024, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) announced the list of electrical products required to obtain Iraqi Quality Mark as a mandatory requirement to access the Iraqi market. 
 
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Safety 

Trinidad & Tobago 

Trinidad and Tobago MTI Issues the Compulsory Standards Order for the Safety Requirements of Electrical Appliances (TTCS 24:2023) 
 
On Jan. 18, 2024, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), on the 
recommendation of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) issued a legal notice about the Compulsory Standard Order, 2024, for the declaration of the compulsory standard, TTCS 24:2023 Electrical Appliances—Compulsory Requirements. The objective is to protect consumer health and safety, public or industrial welfare, and the environment. This order came into effect on Feb. 26, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Australia 

Australia Announces General Guidance on Acceptance of IECEE CB Test Reports for Electrical Safety Certification 
 
On Dec. 20, 2023, the Australian State regulators announced revised general guidance on acceptance of IECEE CB test reports for electrical safety certification. This document aims to provide information on suitability of IECEE CB test reports, particularly when testing in customer testing facilities (CTF) is used by the CB test laboratory. 
 
The general guidance document limits certification to CTF1 and CTF2 only. CTF3 and CTF4 cannot be used as the basis of Australian electrical safety certifications. 
 
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Safety 

Trinidad & Tobago  

Trinidad and Tobago TTBS and MTI Issue Legal Notices on Revoking the Compulsory Standard for Plugs and Receptacles (TTS 26 20 506—1980) 
 
On Jan. 18, 2024, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) issued legal notices regarding the revocation of the compulsory standard TTS 26 20 506—1980 Specification for Configurations of Plugs and Receptacles (Socket-Outlets). This standard is revoked effective Feb. 26, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Canada 

Canada CSA Announces New Certification Service for Water Heaters with Temperature Limiting Capacity & Water Heaters for Emergency Equipment 
 
On Feb. 19, 2024, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) announced the new certification service for water heaters with temperature-limiting capacity and water heaters for emergency equipment. 
 
Standards that will be used are as follows: 
 
- ASSE 1084-2018e1(R2023) Performance Requirements for Water Heaters with Temperature Limiting Capacity 
- ASSE 1085-2018(R2023) Performance Requirements for Water Heaters for Emergency Equipment 
 
For already certified products: This publication outlines certification revisions that do not affect your currently certified product designs. 
 
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Safety 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom DBT Issues Notice of Publication 0097/24 for the Designated Standards under Low Voltage Equipment 
 
On Feb. 17, 2024, the Department for Business and Trade of the Government of U.K. published released Notice of Publication 0097/24. 
 
Standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101) has been amended in order to remove a list of standards and re-order the full list. 
 
These are the designated standards under Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations. In order to comply with the legislations, manufacturers can choose whether or not to apply designated standards or parts thereof. Designated standards are not mandatory, but they can simplify the process in order to meet the essential requirements set by the legislations. For this reason, when designated standards exist, they are commonly used by manufacturers. 
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62282-6-101:2024 – General Requirements for Micro Fuel Cell Power Systems 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62282-6-101:2024. This standard pertains to micro fuel cell power systems. It establishes safety requirements for these systems and fuel cartridges to ensure a reasonable degree of safety during normal use. 
 
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Safety  

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62282-6-106:2024 – Safety Requirements for Micro Fuel Cell Power Systems – Indirect Class 8 Compounds 
 
On Feb. 16, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62282-6-106:2024. This standard deals with micro fuel cell power systems, micro fuel cell power units, and fuel cartridges that utilize hydrogen produced from indirect class 8 (corrosive) compounds. 
 
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Safety, EMC 

Israel 

Israel Parliament Issues a Law Amending the Import and Export Ordinance 
 
On Jan. 17, 2024, the Israel Parliament published the Law to Amend the Import and Export Ordinance (No. 6), 2024, in the Official Gazette No. 3148, page 468. This law aims to simplify the import process by removing barriers for goods that meet official standards and reducing requirements for goods that do not pose high risks or fall under Import Group 1. The changes have different enforcement dates; some entered into force on the same day of the publication of the law, and most of them will enter into force on July 1, 2024, (with an option to postpone for up to three months).   
 
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Safety, EMC 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60939-3:2024 – Passive Filter Units for Electromagnetic Interference Suppression 
 
On Feb. 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60939-3:2024. This standard applies to passive filter units for electromagnetic interference suppression particularly for the passive filter units for which safety tests are appropriate. 
 
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Safety, Noise, Performance 

Peru 

Peru INACAL Publishes Various Draft Standards for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published various draft standards for household and similar appliances.  
 
* PNTP-IEC 60335-2-15:2013/MT 2:2023 – Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-15: Particularly Requirements for Appliances for Heating Liquids (Technical Modification 2) 
* PNTP-IEC 60335-2-68:2023 – Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-68: Particularly Requirements for Spray Extraction Machines, for Commercial Use 
* PNTP-IEC 60456:2018/MT 1:2023 – Clothes Washing Machines for Household Use – Methods for Measuring the Performance (Technical Modification 1) 
* PNTP-IEC 60704-2-14:2018/MT 1:2023 – Test Code for the Determination of Airborne Acoustical Noise – Part 2-14: Particularly Requirements for Refrigerators, Frozen-food Storage Cabinets and Food Freezers (Technical Modification 1) 
 
These draft technical standards and/or related texts were available to the interested public for consultation until March 26, 2024. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of Various Standards for Secondary Lithium Ion Cells and Lead Acid Batteries 
 
On Jan. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 502/2023 on the implementation of various standards for lead acid batteries and secondary lithium ion cells. 
 
- ES 8689-1:2023 – Secondary Lithium-ion Cells for the Propulsion of Electric Road Vehicles – Part 1: Performance Testing 
- ES 21-7:2023 – Lead-acid Starter Batteries – Part 7: General Requirements and Methods of Test for Motorcycle Batteries 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-2-23:2024 – Detail Specification for Multi-fiber Cables 
 
On Jan. 31, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-2-23: 2024. This standard applies to optical fiber cables particularly for the detail specification for multi-fiber cables for use in MPO connector terminated cable assemblies. 
 
Official source 

Safety, Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 60034-25:2024 – Rotating Electrical Machines: Power Drive Systems 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard CLC IEC/TS 60034-25:2024 for rotating electrical machines: AC electrical machines used in power drive systems – application guide. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61084-1:2017/AMD1:2024 – General Requirements for Cable Trunking Systems 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61084-1:2017/AMD1:2024. This standard applies to general requirements of cable trunking systems and cable ducting systems for electrical installations. 
 
Official source 

Safety, Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 80601-2-26:2019/AMD1:2024 – Safety and Essential Performance of Electroencephalographs 
 
On Feb. 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 80601-2-26:2019/AMD1:2024. This standard applies to medical electrical equipment particularly for the requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electroencephalographs. 
 
Official source 

Safety, Performance, EMC 

Israel 

Israel MEI Intends to Replace the Official Standard for the Safety and Operational Requirements of Air Conditioners (SI 994 Part 1) 
 
On Jan. 7, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders of the intention to replace the official standard for safety and operational requirements of air conditioners, SI 994 Part 1 (September 2013 Edition). 
 
The deadline for submission of feedback was March 7, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Safety, REACH, RoHS, EMC, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste  

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong TD Issues Public Consultation for Building a New Product Certification Scheme (PCS) for Electric Mobility Devices (EMDs) 
 
On Feb. 7, 2024, the Transport Department (TD) published the consultation regarding building a new product certification scheme (PCS) for electric mobility devices (EMDs) under a proposed regulatory framework to ensure that EMDs are certified before selling into Hong Kong market. And meanwhile, EMDs will be produced by certified manufacturers with ISO 9001:2015 and quality system that complies with PCS. 
 
Interested parties can send comments on the proposed EMD certification system to tfwgeneral@td.gov.hk until April 6, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Safety, Sanitation, Sustainability 

Taiwan 

Taiwan MOEA Issues an Amendment to Partial Articles of the Regulations Governing Prior Release of Commodities 
 
On Jan. 24, 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued an amendment to partial articles of the Regulations Governing Prior Release of Commodities. The amendment addresses the practical operational needs of inspection agencies when handling unqualified commodities during inspections. The regulation will be effective from the announcement date. 
 
Official source 

Sanitation  

Indonesia 

Indonesia BPOM Announces the Publication of Draft Regulation Revising BPOM Agency Regulation Number 20 of 2019 on Food Packaging 
 
On Oct. 31, 2023, the Food and Drug Authority (BPOM) of Indonesia announced the publication of draft regulation on food packaging revising the existing BPOM Agency Regulation Number 20 of 2019 concerning Food Packaging. 
 
Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source 

Sanitation 

EU 

European Union EC Opens Public Consultation to Further Restrict Bisphenol A (BPA) and Other Bisphenols in Food Contact Materials 
 
On Feb. 9, 2024, the European Commission (EC) opened a public consultation on the draft act related to restrictions on bisphenol A (BPA) and other bisphenols in food contact materials. This initiative is intended to ban the use of BPA in food contact materials (FCMs), including plastic and coated packaging, and follows the publication of the European Food Safety Authority's opinion, indicating a concern for human health.  
 
Feedback period was open until March 8, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Sanitation 

South Korea 

South Korea Ministry of Environment Publishes Draft of Partial Revision of the Regulations on the Certification of Hygiene and Safety Standards for Water Materials and Products 
 
On Jan. 29, 2024, the Ministry of Environment released Preliminary notice of legislation on partial revision of rules on sanitary and safety standards certification for water supply materials and products (Notice No. 2024-64). 
 
Organizations or individuals who have opinions on this amendment may submit their opinions online through the Center for Participatory Legislation (http://opinion.lawmaking.go.kr) by March 11, 2024, or by: 
 
- Regular mail: Ministry of Environment, Building 6, Government Complex Sejong, 
11 Doum 6-ro, Sejong Special Self-Governing City 
- E-mail: pkaina81@korea.kr 
- Fax: 044.201.7130 
 
Official source 

Sanitation 

Ukraine 

Ukraine MOZ Publishes Order on Approval of Special Requirements for Plastic Materials and Articles Intended for Contact with Food Products 
 
On Dec. 11, 2023, the Ministry of Health (MOZ) published an order on approval of special requirements for plastic materials and articles intended for contact with food products. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability 

USA, California 

USA – California CalRecycle Notifies the Release of Four Implementation Documents to Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act 
 
On Dec. 28, 2023, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) released four Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) implementation documents, including: 
 
1. Draft Regulatory Text 
2. Covered Material Categories List 
3. Covered Material Categories Supplemental Material 
4. SB 54 Report to the Legislature. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Sustainability, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste  

Vietnam 

Vietnam MONRE Proposes Amendments to Implementation Rules of the Law on Environmental Protection 
 
On Oct. 20, 2023, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) proposed amendments to implementation rules of the law on environmental protection (Decree No. 08/2022/ND-CP dated Jan. 10, 2022, of the Government detailing a number of articles of the Law on Environmental Protection). 
 
The public consultation has already ended. 
 
Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source 

Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

USA, New Jersey 

USA – New Jersey DEP Adopts EPR for EV and Hybrid Car Batteries 
 
On Jan. 8, 2024, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted extended producer responsibility (EPR) for EV and hybrid car batteries. 
 
Official source 

Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MONRE Announces the Official Operation of the National EPR Electronic Information Portal 
 
On Jan. 29, 2024, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) announced the official operation of the National EPR Electronic Information Portal. 
 
The official operation of the National EPR Portal will help manufacturers and importers in registering, declaring and reporting on the implementation of responsibility for recycling products, packaging and waste treatment responsibilities in accordance with the applicable EPR law. 
 
Official source 

Water Efficiency 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Informs Stakeholders Regarding Validity of Test Report for Technical Regulation for Water Rationalization Tools 
 
On Feb. 18, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) informed stakeholders regarding the validity of test report for sanitary ware products in technical regulation for water rationalization tools. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Wireless 

Paraguay 

Paraguay CONATEL Announces New Deadline for the Use of the 3,400 – 3700 MHz Band for Fixed Service Systems 
 
On Jan. 12, 2024, the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) of Paraguay published Board of Directors Resolution No. 0102/2024, which Established a New Deadline for the Use of the 3,400-3,700 MHz Frequency Band by Fixed Service Systems and Modified Article 9 of Directory Resolution No 2123/2019 and Article 20 of Directory Resolution No 2538/2021. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

EU 

European Union EC Releases Draft Harmonization of the 42GHz Band for Wireless Broadband Electronic Communications Services 
 
On Jan. 22, 2024, the European Commission (EC) released Implementing Decision on the harmonization of the 40.5-43.5 GHz frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing wireless broadband electronic communications services in the Union. Member States will designate and make available on a non-exclusive basis the 40.5-43.5 GHz frequency band.  
 
Comments are accepted until March 22, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Trinidad & Tobago  

Trinidad and Tobago TATT Opens Second Round of Public Consultation on the Spectrum Plan for Public Mobile Telecommunications Services 
 
On Jan. 30, 2024, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) opened the second round of public consultation on the Spectrum Plan for the Accommodation of Public Mobile Telecommunications Services, which sets out the the spectrum ranges, channel assignment plans, licensing conditions and technical operating conditions and specifications for the frequency bands that are available for public mobile telecommunications services. 
 
Comments were accepted until March 8, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Colombia 

Colombia ANE Extends Study on the Other Use of 6 GHz Band 
 
On Jan. 25, 2024, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) in agreement with ICESI University, carried out the study ‘Technical analysis for operation without harmful interference between wireless access systems under the modality of free use in outdoor environments and fixed point-to-point and fixed-by-wire radio links satellite in the 6 GHz frequency band. 
 
Comments were submitted until Feb. 5, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Certification Requirements for License- Exempt Devices Operating in Various Frequency Bands 
 
On Jan. 24, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), opened public consultation regarding RSS-295, Issue 1, License-Exempt Radio Apparatus Operating in the Frequency Bands 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz and 244-246 GHz. 
 
Comments can be submitted until April 5, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods: 
 
1. Online, using the General Inquiry (in the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify “RSS-295” in the General Inquiry field) 
2. By mail to the following address: 
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch 
Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate 
235 Queen Street 
Ottawa ON K1A 0H5 
Canada 
3. By email to: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca or Standard Change Request form 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Taiwan 

Taiwan NCC Publishes the Revision of Technical Regulations for Low Power Radio Frequency Device to Add New Requirements for WLAN 6 GHz 
 
On Feb. 6, 2024, the National Communications Commission (NCC) of Taiwan published the amendment of section 5 of  Low-power Radio-frequency Devices Technical Regulations (LP0002) to add requirements of the application scope, test items and applicable standards for low-power RF equipment from 5.945 GHz to 6.425 GHz brand, which will be effective from the announcement date (Feb. 6, 2024). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Updates the List of Technical Requirements for Category I Products 
 
On Jan. 26, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) updated the lists of technical requirements and test procedures applicable to Category I telecommunications products, which will be effective on the same day.  
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Bangladesh 

Bangladesh BTRC Publishes Guidelines for the Use of Wireless Equipment by ISPs and their Application of License 
 
On Feb. 4, 2024, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) published a notice regarding application for Internet Service Provider (ISP) license. Meanwhile, on another day (Jan. 9, 2024), BTRC also released a Guidelines for Use of Wireless Waves and Wireless Equipment by ISPs. 
 
Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Colombia 

Colombia ANE Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for Vehicle Radars 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE), opened public consultation on the proposal to update the technical requirements for the use of vehicle radar to operate in the 57-64 GHz band. 
 
Comments were accepted until Feb. 13, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

USA 

USA FCC Publishes Correction to the Final Rule on Operation of Very Low Power Devices in the 6 GHz Band 
 
On Feb. 6, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of U.S.A published a correction to the final rule for Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band, which amends 47 CFR Part 15. 
 
Official source 

Wireless 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom BEIS Publishes the Amendment of Designated Radio Equipment Standards 
 
On Feb. 2, 2024, the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published under Notice of Publication 0095/24 the amended and consolidated references to standards for radio equipment in support to the Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/1206). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom Ofcom Releases Statement and Published Changes to Regulations on Mobile Phone Repeaters 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) released a statement on Mobile Phone Repeaters: Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022. Through the statement, they have announced the publication of the amendment to the 2022 regulations and the accompanying IRs (Interface Requirements). 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Opens Public Consultation on the Allocation of the 880-915 and 925-960 MHz Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 
 
On Feb. 3, 2024, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Vietnam opened a public consultation on the draft of the Band Planning 880-915 MHz and 925-960 MHz for Vietnam's IMT Public Terrestrial Mobile Communication System. 
 
Comments are accepted until April 3, 2024, and can be submitted to this link.  
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Israel 

Israel MOC Moves Towards the Requirement for Mobile Companies to Operate eSIM Services 
 
On Feb. 4, 2024, the Ministry of Communications (MoC) of Israel started an initiative to have mobile companies activate eSIM services. The Ministry called on mobile companies for readiness to provide the service in the coming months.  
 
Official source 

Wireless 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Proposes Revision on Conformity Assessment and Approval of Telecommunications Products 
 
On Feb. 15, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) opened public consultation regarding the revision of Resolution No. 715, which approves the Approves the Conformity Assessment and Approval of Telecommunications Products Regulations. 
 
Comments are accepted until March 31, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published Specifications of Voice Over Devices VoIP Internet Protocol (IT002 Version 003) under Resolution Number 539/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Bhutan 

Bhutan BICMA Announces Band Plan for 26GHz to Allow 5G Services 
 
On Feb. 20, 2024, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) announced the Band Plan for the 26 GHz Frequency Band. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Certification Requirements for Several Types of License-Exempt Radio Apparatus 
 
On Feb. 20, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), opened public consultation regarding RSS-210, Issue 11, License-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment. 
 
Comments can be submitted until May 3, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods: 
 
1. Online, using the General Inquiry (in the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify RSS-210 in the General Inquiry field) 
2. By mail to the following address: 
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 
Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch 
Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate 
235 Queen Street 
Ottawa ON K1A 0H5 
Canada 
3. By email to: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca or Standard Change Request form 
 
Official source, Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Very Small Aperture Terminal (V-SAT) Technology and Associated Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published V-SAT Technology Specifications and Associated Devices (RI026 Version 004) under Resolution Number 542/1445. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia CST Publishes Revised Specifications for Mobile Personal Communications Devices via Satellite and Associated Devices 
 
On Feb. 8, 2024, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia published Specifications of Mobile Personal Communications Devices via Satellite and Associated Devices (RI025 Version 004) under Resolution Number 541/1445. 
 
Official source 

Wireless, Cyber Security 

Eswatini 

Eswatini ESSCOM Releases Decision on Registration of Data Controllers and Data Processors 
 
On Feb. 10, 2024, the Eswatini Communications Commission (ESSCOM) published Notice 3/2024 Eswatini Data Protection Authority (EDPA) – Final Decision on the Registration of Data controllers and Data processors, 2024. The Act designates the Eswatini Communications Commission as the Eswatini Data Protection Authority (EDPA). This mandates ESSCOM to administer and foster compliance with Data Protection Act. This Decision shall come into effect on March 1, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless, EMC, Safety 

India 

India TEC Issues a Memorandum Regarding Handling of Appeals Under MTCTE Scheme 
 
On Feb. 12, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Office Memorandum No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC regarding the handling of appeals under MTCTE regime. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Wireless, Safety, Cyber Security 

EU 

European Union EC Starts Digital Services Act Put into Effect for All Online Platforms 
 
On Feb. 17, 2024, the European Commission (EC) started applying the Digital Services Act (DSA) to all online intermediaries in the EU. Digital services also make it easier for companies to trade across borders and access new markets. Under the DSA the EU has heightened protection against illegal goods and content and have their rights upheld on online platforms where they connect with other users, share information, or buy products. 
 
Official source

Official source 

 

January 2024 updates

Regulation

Country

Summary

Chemicals

China

China CNCA Adopts Eight Test Methods for the Conformity Assessment Sytem for restricted use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products

The government of China has adopted the following test method standards for the conformity assessment system for restricted use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products:

  • GB/T 39560.1 - Introduction and overview
  • GB/T 39560.2 - Disassembly, disjointment and mechanical sample preparation
  • GB/T 39560.301 - Screening lead, mercury, cadmium, total chromium and total bromine
  • GB/T 39560.4 - Mercury in polymers, metals and electronics
  • GB/T 39560.5 - Cadmium lead and chromium in polymers and electronics and cadmium and lead in metals
  • GB/T 39560.6 - Polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in polymers
  • GB/T 39560.701 - Hexavalent chromium
  • GBT/39560.702 - Hexavalent chromium

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

ECHA Releases a Screening Report to Assess Bis(2-methoxyethyl) Ether (Diglyme) Restriction in Articles under REACH Regulation

On February 21, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a screening report to assess whether the use of bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme) in articles should be restricted in accordance with REACH article 69(2).

Following an assessment of the available evidence, ECHA considers that there is currently no use of diglyme in articles which may pose a risk to human health that is not adequately controlled.

ECHA’s view is that at present there is no need to prepare an Annex XV dossier for restriction and any potential risk would be addressed by the recently adopted EU Batteries Regulation.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

ECHA Consults on the draft screening report on the presence and risk of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated in articles

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is consulting for comments on the draft screening report on the presence and risk of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated in articles.

The objective of this call for evidence is also to gather information on:

  • Uses of the concerned substances in articles, e.g. painted/coated articles and safety glass
  • Existing notifications to EU databases (e.g. SCIP and SPIN) for use of the substances in articles and possibly in mixtures
  • Environmental monitoring data

Comments must be submitted on or before 03 April 2024.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

EC Publishes Regulation (EU) 2024/590 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

On February 20, the European Commission (EC) has published Regulation (Eu) 2024/590 on substances that deplete the ozone layer and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009.

This Regulation lays down rules on the production, import, export, placing on the market, storage and subsequent supply of ozone-depleting substances, as well as on their use, recovery, recycling, reclamation and destruction, and on the reporting of information related to those substances and on the import, export, placing on the market, subsequent supply and use of products and equipment containing ozone-depleting substances or whose functioning relies upon those substances.

Official source

Food Contact Materials

China

China's NHC Publishes GB 4806.15-2024 for adhesives used in food-contact materials and articles

On March 12, 2024, China's National Health Commission (NHC) published a batch of new Food Safety National Standards, including the GB 4806.15-2024 for adhesives used in food-contact materials and articles.

Depending on the intended use, adhesives are classified into two categories: direct food-contact adhesives and indirect food-contact adhesives. Annexes A and B, respectively, provide the positive lists of base materials that may be used in each category.

The Standard establishes some general physicochemical specifications and labeling requirements for the adhesive layer. The testing should be carried out on the finished products of food-contact materials and articles after the curing of adhesives is completed.

Official source

Medical Devices

USA - Federal

U.S. FDA Issues Final Rule on Quality System Regulation Amendments for Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule on quality system regulation amendments for medical devices. Specifically, this final rule aims to amend the device current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements of the Quality System (QS) regulation to harmonize and modernize the regulation.

The final rule specifies:

  • To align more closely with the international consensus standard for devices by converging with the quality management system (QMS) requirements
  • To establish additional requirements and make conforming edits to clarify the device CGMP requirements for such products

This covers products such as various home appliances, fire protection equipment, footwear, foams, and personal care products.

Official source

Sustainability

European Union

European Union – A Directive to Empower Consumers for the Green Transition

On March 6, 2024, the Directive (EU) 2024/825 of the European Parliament and of the Council was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Directive modifies the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (Directive 2005/29/EC) and the Consumer Rights Directive (Directive 2011/83/EU). Its purpose is to promote a circular, clean, and green EU economy by empowering consumers to make informed purchasing decisions and encouraging more sustainable consumption. Additionally, it addresses unfair commercial practices that lead consumers away from sustainable choices.

This new Directive will enter into force on March 26, 2024. Member States are required to enact and publicly disclose the necessary measures to align with this Directive in 2 years, by March 27, 2026, and apply them from September 27, 2026.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

EC Issues Regulation (EU) 2024/573 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases

The European Commission has issued Regulation (EU) 2024/573 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 February 2024 on fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.

This regulation establishes requirements on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases on products to be marketed in the EU. It establishes quantitative limits for the placing on the market of hydrofluorocarbons, reporting requirements, and lays down rules on containment, use, recovery, recycling, reclamation and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases.

This covers products such as various home appliances, fire protection equipment, footwear, foams, and personal care products.

Official source

Toys

China

China Notifies WTO on the Proposed Standards to Replace Four Toy Standards

The Standardization Administration of China has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the proposed standards to replace four toy safety standards.

The standards are:

  • GB 6675.1-202x ‘Safety of toys - Part 1: Basic code’
  • GB 6675.2-202X ‘Safety of toys – Part 2: Mechanical and physical properties’ (ISO 8124-1:2022 MOD)
  • GB 6675.3-20xx ‘Safety of toys - Part 3: Flammability’ (ISO 8124-2:2023 MOD)
  • GB 6675.4-XXXX ‘Safety of toys - Part 4: Migration of certain elements’ (ISO 8124-3:2020+Amd.1:2023 MOD)

The notification is open for comments for 60 days.

Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source

Artificial Intelligence

Global

ISO and IEC Publish New Standard for Artificial Intelligence Management System (ISO/IEC 42001:2023)

On Dec. 18, 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published ISO/IEC 42001:2023 Information Technology—Artificial Intelligence—Management System. The AI Management System (AIMS) provides requirements for managing the issues and risks associated with using AI in an organization. It also aims to set policies, objectives, and processes for the ethical and responsible development, provision and use of AI systems.

Official source, Official source

Artificial Intelligence

Global

ISO and IEC Publish New Standard for Artificial Intelligence System Life Cycle (ISO/IEC 5338:2023)

On Dec. 20, 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published ISO/IEC 5338:2023 Information Technology - Artificial Intelligence - AI System Life Cycle Processes. This standard outlines a set of processes that facilitate the definition, control, management, execution and improvement of AI systems throughout their life cycle stages.

Official source, Official source

Artificial Intelligence, Chemicals, Cybersecurity, EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, F Gas, Noise, Performance, Electrical and Electronic Waste, REACH, RoHS, Sustainability, Sanitation, Safety, Water Efficiency, Wireless

Mexico

Mexico SE Publishes Official Mexican Standard NOM-008-SE-2021 - General System of Units of Measurement

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Mexico Secretary of Economy published an official Mexican standard NOM-008-SE-2021. This standard defines and establishes the General System of Measurement Units as the only official and mandatory use in the
country. This new standard will cancel NOM-008-SCFI-2002. 

 

 

 

 

 


Official source

Chemicals

Canada

Canada Department of the Environment Opens Public Consultation on Amendment of PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) Regulations

On Dec. 23, 2023, the Department of the Environment of Canada opened a public consultation on Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations and the Regulations Designating Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999; seeCanada Gazette, Part I, Volume 157, Number 51).

The final date for comments was February 22, 2024.

Official source

Chemicals

USA

USA - California OEHHA Extends Public Consultation of Clear and Reasonable Warnings, Safe Harbor Methods and Content Under Proposition 65

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of California announced the extension of public consultation period of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Announcement of Public Hearing Amendments to Titles 27 CCR § 25601, 25602, 25603 and 25607.2 as well as  new Sections 25607.50, 25607.51, 25607.52 and 25607.53 – Clear and Reasonable Warnings, Safe Harbor Methods and Content under Proposition 65.

The final date for comments was Jan. 3, 2024.

Official source

Chemicals

USA

USA OEHHA Adds Bisphenol S (BPS) to Proposition 65 List

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added Bisphenol S (BPS) to the Proposition 65 list.

Official source

Chemicals

Armenia

Armenia Publishes Changes and Amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Ozone Layer

On Dec. 25, 2023, the Republic of Armenia published Law HO-398-N to amend the Law on the Protection of the Ozone Layer of Dec. 25, 2006.

Official source

Chemicals

Australia

Australia DCCEEW Publishes Amendment on Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Prohibiting Several Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

On Dec. 12, 2023, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) published Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Amendment (2023 Measures No. 1) Instrument 2023. This amendment details the prohibition of several persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Official source

Cybersecurity, Wireless

United Kingdom

United Kingdom OPSS Publishes Guidance Regulations on Consumer Connectable Product Security

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published Regulations: Consumer Connectable Product Security Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

India

India MoEF Publishes Clarification Related to Registration on the E-Waste EPR Portal under E-Waste (Management) Rules

On Dec. 28, 2023, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published Clarification with regard to Registration on the E-Waste EPR Portal under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022.

Official source, Official source, Official source

EMC

South Korea

South Korea RRA Publishes Amended Enforcement Decree of Radio Wave Act

On Dec. 12, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published under Decree No. 33913, the partial revision of Enforcement Decree of the Radio Wave Act.

Official source

EMC

South Korea

South Korea MSIT Opens Public Consultation on the Amendment of Enforcement Decree of Radio Wave Act

On Jan. 15, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Science and ICT Announcement No. 2024-0013 on the partial revision of Enforcement Decree of the Radio Wave Act.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 26, 2024, and must be submitted to jish1121@korea.kr.

Official source, Official source

EMC

South Korea

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of EMC Test Method

On Jan. 25, 2024, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Method under National Radio Research Agency Director Announcement No. 2024-5.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 14, 2024.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Noise, Chemicals

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Business and Trade Announces Extension of CE Mark Recognition to Additional Regulations

On Jan. 24, 2024, the UK government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) announced plans to indefinitely extend the recognition of EU requirements, including the CE marking, for various regulations. This will be applied to 18 regulations owned by DBT and three new regulations covering Ecodesign, Civil Explosives Regulation and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS Regulations).

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

Israel MEI Notifies Stakeholders for Changes to Official Standard SI 20 Part 2.4 - Portable General Purpose Luminaires

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders for the changes to official standard SI 20 part 2.4 by publishing correction sheet number one and to remove formality from SI 20 part 2.7.

Comments and feedback could be submitted until Feb. 19, 2024.
* Tel: 074-7502838
* Email: tkina@economy.gov.il
* Website: https://go.gov.il/tkina


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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

India TEC Announces Re-categorization of Notified Products as GCS and SCS and Reduction in Processing Fees for MTCTE Applications

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Notification F No. 1-5/2022-TC/TEC(P.I) Re-categorization of Notified Products as GCS and SCS Category and Reduction of Fee Charged for ER Based Applications
under MTCTE W.e.f. 01.01.2024. Re-categorization of product categories under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regime is refined to further promote ease of doing business. TEC has also mentioned that only an administrative fee will be charged for ER-based application submitted under
MTCTE irrespective of GCS and SCS categories.

Official source

EMC, Performance,  Safety, Wireless

India

India TEC Announces Extension of Exemption for Certain Parameters/Interfaces of Essential Requirements Under MTCTE Scheme

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC Exemption Pertaining to Various Parameters/Interfaces of ERs Under MTCTE. This notification extends the exemption of acceptance test report for certain parameters/interfaces for ER of the specified products up to June 30, 2024, or until further orders.

Official source

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

India TEC Updates Requirements for Documents/Exemption for Certain Parameters of PON Family of Broadband Equipment under MTCTE Scheme

On Jan. 23, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) of India released Document No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC Notification on Requirement of Documents/Exemption Against Certain Parameters of ER of 'PON Family of Broadband Equipment' under MTCTE.

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EMC, Safety

Japan

Japan METI Announces Renewal of Registration of UL LLC as a Foreign Registered Conformity Assessment Body

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published a notification in the Official Gazette No. 1136–5 of the approved renewal of registration of UL LLC Northbrook Office as a Foreign Registered Conformity Assessment Body of specified electrical appliances, effective Jan. 7, 2024.

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EMC, Safety, Cybersecurity

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 02 (2024-W02)

On Jan. 12, 2024, a new testing equipment list was published to the IECEE website.

Official source

EMC, Safety, Cybersecurity, Performance, Noise

China

China SAC Publishes 468 Recommended National Standards, Including the Low-Voltage Component for CCC Self-Declaration

On Nov. 27, 2023, the National Standardization Administration Committee (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published Announcement No. 13 of 2023 to approve 468 recommended national standards for a wide range of products and materials which included household products, electrical components, lead-acid batteries, electric vehicles/E-mobility, information security products, industrial products, etc., but not limited to the electronic products.

These standards are about safety, performance requirements, noise requirements, electromagnetic compatibility and cybersecurity requirements, etc., with different implementation dates.

Official source

EMC, Safety, Energy Efficiency

China

China SAC Publishes 23 Mandatory National Standards, Including Lighting Products and Tower and Rack Servers

On Dec. 28, 2023, the National Standardization Administration Committee (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published Announcement No. 21 of 2023 to approve 23 mandatory national standards (GB) for
some safety protection products and other electric equipment, including the safety standards for lightings products, energy efficiency standard for servers and electromagnetic compatibility standards for electrical and electronic equipment for use in residential, commercial and light-industrial environments, etc., with different implementation dates.

Official source

EMC, Wireless

Canada

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Recognition Procedure and Requirements for Certification Bodies

On Nov. 28, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada  (ISED) opened a public consultation regarding the Recognition Procedure and Requirements for Certification Bodies.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 16, 2024.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Wireless

Canada

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Recognition Procedure for Testing Laboratories

On Nov. 28, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada (ISED) opened public consultation regarding the Procedure for the Recognition of Testing Laboratories to Test/Assess to Canadian requirements, Issue eight and testing laboratory technical assessment checklist (Issue two).

Comments were accepted until Feb. 16, 2024.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Wireless

South Korea

South Korea RRA Publishes Partial Revision of Technical Standards for Wireless Equipment for Telecommunication Business

On Dec. 8, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published the partial revision of Technical Standards for Wireless Equipment for Telecommunications Business under National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2023-22.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Wireless

South Korea

South Korea RRA Publishes Partial Revision of Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment

On Dec. 29, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published a partial revision of Notice on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc., under National Radio Research Institute Notice Notification No. 2023-24.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Expanded Scope Electric Motors

On Dec. 15, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rulemaking for the energy conservation standards for expanded scope electric motors. 

DOE accepted comments, data and information regarding this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) until Feb. 13, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

China

China NDRC and SAMR Issue the Sixteenth  Batch of Product Catalogue and Related Implementation Rules for China Energy Label (CEL) Certification

On Dec. 15, 2023, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued Development and Reform Environmental Protection Regulations [2023] No.1629, a notice on the sixteenth  batch of product catalogs and related implementation rules for implementing energy efficiency labeling in the People's Republic of China. The notice includes the formulation and revision of China Energy Label (CEL) certification implementation rules for five categories of products, such as welding machines, LED panel lamps for general lighting, commercial induction cookers, AC contactors and computer monitors. The implementation rules will have different implementation dates.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule of the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces

On Dec. 18, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published final rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer furnaces. DOE adopts amended energy conservation standards for non-weatherized and mobile home gas furnaces, determined to be technologically feasible and economically justified.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

China

China CNIS Issues Notice on Submission of the 3,000h Luminous Flux Maintenance Test Report for LED Lighting Products for China Energy Label (CEL) Certification

On Dec. 12, 2023, the Energy Efficiency Labeling Management Center of the China Institute of Standardization (CNIS) issued a notice to remind the enterprise to submit the 3,000h luminous flux maintenance test report for LED lighting products for China Energy Label (CEL) registration and filing before Feb. 28, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Chile

Chile SEC Approves Protocol Update for the Energy Efficiency of Air Conditioners

On Dec. 15, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) approved the modification of protocol PE No.1/26/2:2023 which establishes the certification and energy efficiency labeling for air conditioners in accordance with Exempt Resolution No. 21582.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

South Korea

South Korea MOTIE Publishes Partial Revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations

On Jan. 2, 2024, the South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) published the partial revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations under MOTIE Notice No. 2024-1.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Singapore

Singapore NEA Releases Circular on Reminder on Revised Applicable Test Standards Effective from Jan. 1, 2024

On Jan. 3, 2024, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore released a circular (NEA-LSD-CIRCULAR-ECA-00001-2024) regarding the reminder on revised applicable test standards that took effect on  Jan. 1, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan MOEA Issues Amendment for the Energy Efficiency Requirements of Dehumidifiers

On Nov. 24, 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the latest amendment to Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labeling and Inspection for Dehumidifiers, which will become effective on  Jan. 1, 2026.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan BSMI Declares Energy Efficiency Benchmark in CNS 12492 be in Accord with the Amended Energy Efficiency Regulation for Dehumidifiers

On Dec. 20, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued an announcement to declare that the Energy Efficiency Benchmark in Section 5.8 of Standard CNS 12492 for Dehumidifiers shall be subject to the relevant provisions in the announcement 11258024850 amendment for Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labeling and Inspection for Dehumidifiers from Jan. 1, 2026.

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Energy Efficiency

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice (UAE MoJ) Issues Technical Regulations for Energy Efficiency of Electric Motors

On Dec. 15, 2023, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) issued Cabinet Resolution No. 136 of 2023 - Technical regulations for energy efficiency of electric motors.

While the implementation date of the regulation as per the cabinet resolution was Dec. 30, 2023, the energy efficiency (EE) testing and labeling for electric motors is not yet required because the applicable UAE EE standard for electric motors is not yet published.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan EA Issues Revision on the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Energy Saving Label of Downlights and Recessed Luminaires

On Dec. 18, 2023, the Energy Administration (EA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued an order (No. 11204031350) for the revision of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified for Downlights and Recessed Luminaires (formerly Energy Conservation Labeling Program Requirements for Down Light), which shall become effective on Dec. 1, 2025.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan EA Issues Criteria and Labeling Method of Energy Saving Label of Double-Capped LED Lamps

On Dec. 18, 2023, the Energy Administration (EA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the new regulation (No. 11204031450) for the Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Saving Label for Double-Capped LED Lamps, which will be effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

El Salvador

El Salvador OSARTEC Publishes Modified Energy Efficiency Requirements for Luminaires

On Dec. 11, 2023, the Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) published Regulation 29.02.01:2023. This regulation deals with the energy efficiency requirements for luminaires. 

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Oman

Oman MoCIP and DGSM Publish Guidance on Conformity Assessment Procedures for Energy Efficiency Scheme

On Dec. 31, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIP) published DGSM-CAP-3-23 - Guidance on Conformity Assessment Procedures for Energy Efficiency Labeling Scheme. This guidance specifies the conformity assessment procedures related to energy labeling and minimum energy performance of products within the scope of this scheme.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Indonesia

Indonesia MEMR Publishes Minimum Energy Standards and Energy Saving Labels for Television

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) published Decree No. 162.K/EK.06/DJE/2023. This regulation establishes minimum energy performance standards and energy saving labels for television-energy using equipment.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Water Heaters

On Dec. 27, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) for the energy conservation standards for consumer water heaters.

DOE accepted comments, data and information regarding this SNOPR until Jan. 10, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

India BEE Releases Important Instructions to All Manufacturers and Permittees of Chillers

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers and permittees of chillers regarding extension of deadline for seeking renewal of already-approved models until  Feb. 29, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

India BEE Releases Important Instructions to All Manufacturers and Permittees of Washing Machines

On Dec. 18 and 29, 2023, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers and permittees of washing machines under S&L program.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

Ukraine Approves Technical Regulation on Energy Labeling of Household Dishwashers

On Dec. 13, 2023, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development announced the publication of Order 09.08.2023 No. 795 on the Approval of the Technical Regulation on Energy Labeling of Household Dishwashers.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

South Korea

South Korea KEA Launches New Computer System for the High-efficiency Energy Equipment Certification

On Jan. 15, 2024, the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) launched the new computer system for the high-efficiency energy equipment certification system.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

Ukraine Approves Technical Regulation on Energy Labeling of Refrigerating Appliances

On Dec. 13, 2023, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development announced the publication of Order 08.09.2023 No. 796 on the Approval of the Technical Regulation on Energy Labeling of Refrigerating Appliances.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Approves Technical Regulation on Eco-design Requirements for Household Dishwashers

On Jan. 5, 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published Resolution No. 3 on approval of the technical regulation on eco-design requirements for household dishwashers.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

South Korea

South Korea KEA Releases Information on Submission of Production, Import and Sales Performance Report for the Three Major Efficiency Management Systems

On Jan. 16, 2024, the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) released information on the submission of production, import and sales performance information for the energy efficiency rating labeling system, standby power reduction program and high-efficiency energy equipment certification system. This is being accepted
until March 31 of every year.

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Energy Efficiency

Singapore

Singapore NEA Opens Public Consultation on the New MEPS/MELS for Water Heater and Commercial Storage Refrigerators

On Jan. 12, 2024, the National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore opened a public consultation on the new MEPS/MELS for water heater and commercial storage refrigerators.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 3, 2024.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

Taiwan EA Issues Draft Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Low-Voltage, Three-Phase, Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors

On Jan. 5, 2024, the Energy Administration (EA; formerly known as the Bureau of Energy) issued a draft amendment to the requirements on energy efficiency, efficiency labeling and the inspection of low-voltage, three-phase, squirrel-cage induction motors, including those installed as part of specific equipment such as pumps, air compressors or fans. The deadline to submit comments is March 5, 2024.

Here are the contact details of the responsible agency:
Energy Administration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
Address: 12th Floor, No. 2, Fuxing North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City 104
Telephone: 02-27721370, Ext. 6421
Fax: 02-27757772
Email: tcchen@moeaea.gov.tw

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Energy Efficiency

USA

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers

On Jan. 17, 2024, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rule regarding the energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezer and freezers. 

DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this NOPR no later than May 6, 2024. Comments regarding the likely competitive impact of the proposed standard were to  be sent to the Department of Justice contact listed in the ADDRESSES section on or before Feb. 16, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Peru

Peru INACAL Publishes Draft Standard PNTP 399.452:2023 - Energy Efficiency Test Procedure for Motors and Generators

On Jan. 22, 2024, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published PNTP 399.452:2023. This standard deals with the energy efficiency test procedure of motors and generators.

 

This draft technical standard and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until March 22, 2024. Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Peru

Peru INACAL Publishes Draft Standard PNTP 351.006:2023 - Energy Efficiency Ranges and Labeling of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

On Jan. 22, 2024, National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published PNTP 351.006:2023. This standard deals with the energy efficiency ranges and labeling of commercial refrigeration equipment. This draft technical standard and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until March 22, 2024.

 

Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 60034-31:2024 - Rotating Electrical Machines: Selection of Energy-efficient Motors

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 60034-31:2024 for application guidelines of rotating electrical machines for selection of energy-efficient motors including variable speed applications.

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Energy Efficiency

Chile

Chile Ministry of Energy Publishes Draft Technical Specifications for the Design of the Energy Efficiency Label for Standby Consumption

On Dec. 26, 2023, the Ministry of Energy published the draft of the proposed technical specifications for the design of the energy efficiency label for standby consumption.

Participation in this citizen consultation process is open to both men and women, as well as interested firms or organizations. Observations and comments were able to be  submitted to efficiencyenergetica@minenergia.cl through the form which can be downloaded in this link. The consultation process was  open from Dec. 26, 2023, while the closing will take place on March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

India BEE Releases Important Instructions to All Manufacturers and Permittees of Ceiling Fan

On Jan. 23, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers and permittees of ceiling fans under S&L program.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

United Arab Emirates

UAE MoIAT Enables Clients to Request  ECAS and EQM Quotations from Notified Bodies through  E-services Website

On Jan. 24, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) announced that clients or MoIAT eServices users can now request  ECAS and EQM quotations from applicable MOIAT Notified bodies through their account.

In addition, the list of notified bodies for the UAE regulations are now available on the MoIAT website.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Canada

Canada SCC Draft Reaffirmation of CAN/CSA-C815-09 (R2019) - Energy Performance of Drinking Water Coolers

On Dec. 15, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of CAN/CSA-C815-09 (R2019). This standard deals with the energy performance of drinking water coolers.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 25, 2024.


Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Amendment Revision of CSA P.12 - Energy Performance Compliance, Verification and Ratings of Fuel-burning Appliances and Equipment

On Dec. 18, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision of CSA P.12. This standard deals with the energy performance compliance, verification and ratings of fuel-burning appliances and equipment. 

Comments were accepted until Jan. 25, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Nepal

Nepal NBSM Publishes Draft Performance Standard for Infrared Hobs

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) published a draft performance standard for infrared hobs.

Comments and feedback can be sent to:
* Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal
* Phone: +977 1 4350445/4350818
* Email: info@nbsm.gov.np
* Website: www.nbsm.gov.np

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia SASO Organizes Series of On-site Workshops in China, Japan and South Korea

Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization (SASO) organized a series of onsite informative workshops in China, Japan and South Korea.

These workshops are designed to explain the technical requirements for gaining access to the Saudi market within SASO’s mandate for Asian exporters.

To register for the onsite workshop, use this link.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Performance, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Issue 5016 Regarding List of Voluntary and Mandatory Standards Specifications for Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Metallurgical Sector

On Jan. 19, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published Issue 5016 regarding a list of voluntary and mandatory standards specifications for electrical, electronics, mechanical and metallurgical sectors.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS IEC 60079.11:2023 - Equipment Protection by Intrinsic Safety "i"

On Dec. 22, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft AS/NZS IEC 60079.11:2023. This standard specifies the construction and testing of intrinsically safe apparatus intended for use in explosive atmospheres, and for associated apparatus which is intended for connection to intrinsically safe circuits which enter such atmospheres.

The closing date for comments was Jan. 31, 2024.

Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60079-17:2024 - Explosive Atmospheres: Electrical Installations Inspection and Maintenance

On Jan. 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60079-17:2024 for explosive atmospheres’ electrical installations inspection and maintenance.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Jan. 5, 2027.

Official source, Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60079-28:2015/A11:2024 - Protection of Equipment and Transmission Systems Using Optical Radiation

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60079-28:2015/A11:2024 for explosive atmospheres’ protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation.

Official source, Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60079-7:2015/A11:2024 - Equipment Protection by Increased Safety "e"

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60079-7:2015/A11:2024 for explosive atmospheres’ equipment protection by increased safety "e".

Official source, Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60079-1:2014/A11:2024 - Equipment Protection by Flameproof Enclosures "d"

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60079-1:2014/A11:2024 for explosive atmospheres’ equipment protection by flameproof enclosures "d".

Official source, Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60079-0:2018/A11:2024 - Explosive Atmospheres: General Requirements

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60079-0:2018/A11:2024 for explosive atmospheres’ equipment general requirements.

Official source, Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

Vietnam

Vietnam MIT Publishes Technical Regulation on Explosion-proof Electric Motor Used in Underground Mine

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) published QCVN 22:2023/BCT - Technical Regulation on explosion-proof electric motor used in underground mine. This technical regulation specifies technical requirements for safety and management of electric motors used in underground mines with flammable and explosive gases and explosive dust with HS code specified in Appendix A of this regulation.

Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

Vietnam

Vietnam MIT Publishes Technical Regulation on Explosion-proof Electric Cables Used in Underground Mine

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) published QCVN 21:2023/BCT - Technical Regulation on explosion-proof electric cables used in underground mine. This technical regulation regulates technical safety and management requirements for electric cables used in underground mines with
flammable gases, explosives and explosive dust, with HS codes regulations set out in Appendix A.

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

Switzerland

Switzerland FOEN Ends the Reminder on Ban for Certain Tumble Dryers and Dehumidifiers Containing Refrigerants Under Refrigerant Regulation

On Jan. 1, 2024, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) on Switzerland ended the transition period for placing certain tumble dryers and mobile dehumidifiers containing substances stable in the air on the market, according to the document State of the Art: Household Appliances With Heat Pumps (Reference/File Number O452-2529).

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

USA

USA EPA Publishes Interim Final Rule and Requests Comments for Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Technology Transitions Program for Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Subsector

On Dec. 26, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an interim final rule and requested comments for 40 CFR Part 84 Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Technology Transitions Program Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Subsector.

The rule is already effective although comments were accepted until February 9, 2024.

Official source, Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

Switzerland

Switzerland UL Updates on Swiss Refrigerant Requirements and Supporting Documents from Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

On Jan. 26, 2024, Swiss refrigerants were regulated by Annex 2.10 of the Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem) which is regularly updated to keep it in line with the advancing state-of-the-art requirements. This update summarizes main requirements under ORRChem.

Official source

Performance

Malaysia

Malaysia DSM Issues Public Consultation of the Draft Malaysian Standard for Measuring the Performance of Water Dispensers for Household Use

On Dec. 15, 2023, the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) issued a draft of Malaysian Standard DMS 2799:202X Water Dispenser for Household Use - Method of Measuring the Performance for Public Consultation until Feb. 14, 2024.

Official source

Performance

Canada

Canada SCC Draft Reaffirmation of CSA C881:19 - Performance of General Service Integrated Lamps

On Dec. 15, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of CSA C881:19. The standard deals with the performance of general service integrated lamps.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 25, 2024.

Official source

Performance

Global

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63203-402-3:2024 - Performance Measurement of Fitness Wearables

On Jan. 9, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63203-402-3:2024. This standard applies to performance measurement of fitness wearables particular for the test methods for the determination of the accuracy of heart rate.

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62772:2023 - Composite Hollow Core Station Post Insulators

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62772:2023 for composite hollow core station post insulators with AC voltage greater than 1,000 V and DC voltage greater than 1,500 V - definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria.

The date of withdrawal for superseded version is Dec. 20, 2026.

Official source, Official source

Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-7:2023 - Battery System Communication

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-7:2023 for battery system communication of electric vehicles’ conductive charging system: DC EV supply equipment where protection relies on double or reinforced insulation.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-6:2023 - Voltage Converter Unit Communication

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-6:2023 for electric vehicles’ conductive charging systems’ DC EV supply equipment where
protection relies on double or reinforced insulation - voltage converter unit communication.

Official source, Official source

Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-5:2023 - Pre-defined Communication Parameters and General Application Objects

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-5:2023 for electric vehicles’ conductive charging systems’ DC EV supply equipment where
protection relies on double or reinforced insulation - pre-defined communication parameters and general application objects.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-4:2023 - CANopen Communication

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-4:2023 for electric vehicles’ conductive charging system: DC EV supply equipment where
protection relies on double or reinforced insulation - general definitions and requirements for CANopen communication.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-2:2023 - Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System: Portable and Mobile Equipment

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-2:2023 for electric vehicle conductive charging system's DC EV supply equipment where protection relies on double or reinforced insulation - particular requirements for portable and mobile equipment.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-1:2023 - Electric Vehicles Conductive Charging System: Stationary Equipment

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard CLC IEC/TS 61851-3-1:2023 for electric vehicles’ conductive charging system's’ DC EV supply equipment where
protection relies on double or reinforced insulation - general rules and requirements for stationary equipment.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-081-06:2023 - Extended Outdoor Protected Environment

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-081-06:2023 for fiber-optic interconnecting devices and passive components - performance
standard: non-connectorized single-mode fiber-optic middle-scale 1 x N DWDM devices for category OP plus or minus extended outdoor protected environment.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-081-03:2023 - Outdoor Protected Environment

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-081-03:2023 for fiber-optic interconnecting devices and passive components - performance
standard: non-connected single-mode fiber-optic middle-scale 1 x N DWDM devices for category OP - outdoor protected environment.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-081-02:2023 - Controlled Environments

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-081-02:2023 for fiber-optic interconnecting devices and passive components - performance
standard: non-connected single-mode fiber-optic middle-scale 1 x N DWDM devices for category C -controlled environments.

The date of withdrawal for superseded version was Dec. 21, 2024.

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Performance

Ecuador

Ecuador INEN Opens Public Consultation on Standard for Performance Requirements for LED Lamps With Built-in Ballast for General Lighting

On Dec. 14, 2023, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation on LED Lamps with Built-in Ballast for General Lighting Services with Supply Voltages greater than 50 V – Performance Requirements (NTE INEN-IEC 62612 Edition 1.2).

Comments were accepted until Feb. 12, 2024.


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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 50173-4:2018/A1:2023 - Information Technology: Generic Cabling Systems

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an Amended Standard EN 50173-4:2018/A1:2023 for Information Technology's Generic Cabling Systems in Homes.

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Performance

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Draft Standards for Audio, Video and Related Equipment

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared drafts of DTZS EDC6 (2315), DTZS EDC6 (2316), DTZS EDC6 (2318). These draft standards specify the methods of measurement for the power consumption of video recording equipment, set-top boxes, signals and media.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-11:2024 - Axial Compression of Fiber-Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

On Jan. 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-11:2024 for fiber-optic interconnecting devices and passive components for basic test and measurement
procedures - axial compression.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version was Dec. 29, 2024.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-6:2024 – Fiber-Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components Tensile Strength

On Jan. 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-6:2024 for fiber-optic interconnecting devices and passive components - basic test and measurement
procedures - tensile strength of coupling mechanism.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version was Dec. 28, 2024.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60268-24:2024 -  Headphones and Earphones

On Jan. 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60268-24:2024 for sound system equipment, headphones and earphones' active acoustic noise-cancelling characteristics.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63296-2:2024 - Portable Multimedia Equipment: Headphones and Earphones

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63296-2:2024 for portable multimedia equipment - determination of battery duration for headphones and earphones with active noise-cancelling functions.

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Performance

Global

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63086-2-1:2024 - Determination of Reduction of Particles of Electrical Air Cleaning Appliances

On Jan. 19, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63086-2-1:2024.This standard applies to methods for measuring the performance particular to the requirements for determination of reduction of particles of household and similar electrical air-cleaning appliances.

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Performance

New Zealand

New Zealand EECA Publishes Voluntary Guidance on Approved List of Smart Electric Vehicle Chargers

On Dec. 20, 2023, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) published a voluntary guidance on approved list of smart electric vehicle chargers. This specification sets out the criteria used by EECA for assessing whether chargers are eligible for inclusion on the approved list.

Importers and makers of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) may apply to have their products included to the approved list by sending email to star@eeca.govt.nz together with information included on this specification.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60034-27-2:2024 - Rotating Electrical Machines: Stator Winding Insulation

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60034-27-2:2024 for rotating electrical machines’ online partial discharge measurements on the stator winding
insulation.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard HD 629.3 S1:2024 - Cables with Impregnated Paper Insulation and Cables With Extruded Insulation

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard HD 629.3 S1:2024 for test requirements for accessories for use on power cables of rated voltage from 3,6/6(7,2) kV up to
20,8/36(42) kV: transition joints between cables with impregnated paper insulation and cables with extruded insulation.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 11, 2026.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard HD 629.2 S3:2024 - Cables with Impregnated Paper Insulation

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard HD 629.2 S3:2024 for test requirements for accessories for use on power cables of rated voltage from 3,6/6(7,2) kV up to
20,8/36(42) kV for cables with impregnated paper insulation.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 11, 2026.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60704-2-2:2024 - Fan Heaters

On Jan. 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60704-2-2:2024 for household and similar electrical appliances - test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise on particular requirements for fan heaters.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Jan. 18, 2027.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60437:2024 - Radio Interference Test on High-Voltage Insulators

On Jan. 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60437:2024 for radio interference test on high-voltage insulators.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Jan. 19, 2027.

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Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62386-104:2019/A1:2024 - Digital Signals of Electronic Lighting Equipment

On Jan. 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 62386-104:2019/A1:2024 for digital addressable lighting interface: general requirements for wireless and alternative wired-system components.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 51

On Dec. 22, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Includes New Standards in the System for the Month of December

In December of 2023, the new standards were included in the IECEE System.

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Performance, Safety

India

India TEC Issues Clarifications on Acceptance of Test Reports and Certification for Optical Fiber Cables Under MTCTE Scheme

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Notification F No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC (PtI) regarding the acceptance of additional test reports/certificates in addition to test report from TEC designated CAB for MTCTE certification of Optical Fiber (Single Mode) and Optical Fiber Cable under MTCTE scheme.

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Performance, Safety

Peru

Peru INACAL Publishes Draft Standards for Test Condition, Terms, Definitions and Classification Standards of Air Conditioners

On Jan. 22, 2024, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published the draft standards PNTP 281.900-1:2023 and PNTP 281.900-2:2023. 

PNTP 281.900-1:2023 - Air Conditioning. Air Conditioners, Liquid Coolers and Heat Pumps with Compressor Electrically Powered to Warming Up and Cooling of Premises. Part 1: Terms, Definitions and Classification

PNTP 281.900-2:2023 - Air Conditioning. Air Conditioners, Liquid Coolers and Heat Pumps with Compressor Electrically Powered to Warming Up and Cooling of Premises. Part 2: Conditions of Testing

These draft technical standards and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until March 22, 2024. Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).

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Performance, Safety

Iraq

Iraq COSQC Approves New Iraqi Standard for Self-ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) published Iraqi Standard Specification and Technical Requirement for self-ballasted LED lamps and LED lighting lamps. This standard 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 and requirements for LED lighting lamps.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

REACH, Chemicals

Turkey

Turkey Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Publishes Regulation Amending the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

On Dec. 23, 2023, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published a regulation amending the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (Turkey REACH Regulation).

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REACH, Chemicals

EU

European Union ECHA Adds Five Hazardous Chemicals to the Candidate List

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added five hazardous chemicals to the Candidate List:

1. 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol; 
2. 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol; 
3. 2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl) methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one;
4. Bumetrizole; and
5. Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol.

Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of substances in the Candidate List. These obligations, which are effective from the date of inclusion, refer not only to the listed substances on their own or in mixtures, but also to their presence in articles.

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RoHS, Chemicals

EU

European Union EC Publishes New Directive on RoHS Exemption for Lead and Cadmium in Plastic Profiles in Electrical and Electronic Windows and Doors Containing Recovered Rigid PVC

On Jan. 10, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2024/232 of  Oct. 25,  2023, amending Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for cadmium and lead in plastic profiles in electrical and electronic windows and doors containing recovered rigid polyvinyl chloride.

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RoHS, Chemicals

Turkey

Turkey Publishes Regulation Amending the Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Harmful Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)

On Jan. 20, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published a regulation amending the Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Harmful Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Turkey RoHS Regulation).

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Safety

United Kingdom

United Kingdom DBT Issues Notice of Publication 0091/23 for the Designated Standards for Machinery

On Nov. 30, 2023, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) of the Government of UK released Notice of Publication 0091/23. Standards for machinery in support of the supply of machinery safety regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1597) has been amended.

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Safety

Chile

Chile SEC Approves Protocol Update for the Safety Certification of Electrical Decoder for Television

On Dec. 17, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) approved the modification of protocol PE Nº8/2:2023 which establishes the security certification procedure for decoders used for televisions in accordance with Exempt Resolution No. 21593.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 61558.2.16:2022 Amendment 1 - Requirements and Tests of Switch Mode Power Supply Units and Transformers for General Applications

On Dec. 1, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 61558.2.16:2022 Amendment 1. This standard specifies the requirements and tests of switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply units; this includes electrical, thermal and mechanical aspects.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-86:2023 - Electric Fishing Machines

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60335-2-86:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety particular requirements for electric fishing machines.

The date of withdrawal for superseded version is Nov. 22, 2026.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-86:2023/A11:2023 - Electric Fishing Machines

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-86:2023/A11:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances on safety particular requirements for electric fishing machines.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-81:2023/A11:2023 - Foot Warmers and Heating Mats

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-81:2023/A11:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances’ safety particular requirements for foot warmers and heating mats.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-60:2023 - Whirlpool Baths and Whirlpool Spas

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60335-2-60:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety-particular requirements for Whirlpool baths and Whirlpool spas.

The date of withdrawal for superseded version is May 29, 2026.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-60:2023/A11:2023 - Whirlpool Baths and Whirlpool Spas

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-60:2023/A11:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances on safety-particular requirements for Whirlpool baths and Whirlpool spas.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.107:2020 Amendment 1 - Safety Requirements for Robotic Battery Powered Electrical Lawnmowers

On Dec. 1, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.107:2020 Amendment 1. This standard deals with the safety requirements and their verification for the design and construction of robotic battery powered electrical rotary lawnmowers and their peripherals with the rated voltage of the
battery being not more than 75 V DC.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN ISO 80601-2-55:2018/A1:2023 - Respiratory Gas Monitors

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an Amended Standard EN ISO 80601-2-55:2018/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment on particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of respiratory gas monitors.

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Safety

South Korea

South Korea, KC Safety Opens Partial Revision of Enforcement Rules of the Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act

On Dec. 26, 2023, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Notice No. 2023-894 on the partial revision of Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act Enforcement Rules.

Comments were  accepted until Feb. 24, 2024, and must be submitted to kihj76@korea.kr.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Issue 5014 Regarding List of Voluntary Standards Specifications for Electrical and Electronic Sector

On Jan. 5, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published Issue 5014 regarding list of voluntary standards specifications for electrical and electronics sector.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 30-1-1:2021+A1:2023 - Domestic Cooking Appliances Burning Gas

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 30-1-1:2021+A1:2023 for domestic cooking appliances burning gas on general safety.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 257:2022+A1:2023 - Mechanical Thermostats for Gas-Burning Appliances

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 257:2022A1:2023 for mechanical thermostats for gas-burning appliances.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 203-1:2021A1:2023 – Gas-Heated Catering Equipment

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 203-1:2021+A1:2023 for 

Gas-heated catering equipment on general safety requirements.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 203-2-1:2021A1:2023 - Open Burners and Wok Burners

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 203-2-1:2021+A1:2023 for gas-heated catering equipment on specific requirements for open burners and wok burners.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 203-2-2:2021+A1:2023 – Gas-Heated Catering Equipment Ovens

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 203-2-2:2021+A1:2023 for 

gas-heated catering equipment  on specific requirements for ovens.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 203-2-4:2021A1:2023 – Gas-Heated Catering Equipment - Fryers

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 203-2-4:2021A1:2023 for 

Gas-heated catering equipment on specific requirements for fryers.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 1854:2022+A1:2023 - Pressure Sensing Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published amended standard EN 1854:2022A1:2023 for safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid fuels - pressure sensing devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 16898:2022+A1:2023 - Gas Filters

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 16898:2022+A1:2023 for safety and control devices for gas burners and gas-burning appliances - gas filters having a maximum working pressure up to and including 600 kPa.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 80601-2-77:2021/A1:2023 - Robotically Assisted Surgical Equipment

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an Amended Standard EN IEC 80601-2-77:2021/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment's particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of robotically assisted surgical equipment.

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Safety

Chile

Chile SEC Approves Protocol Update for the Safety Certification of Electrical Products that Incorporate Home Automation

On Dec. 7, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) approved protocol PE No. 8/11:2023. This protocol is complemented by the existing protocols for the evaluation of electrical products that incorporate electronic control devices that communicate by radio frequency, integrated into mandatory products certification (Home Automation) through Exempt Resolution No. 21296. 

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Safety

Oman

Oman CPA Publishes Resolution No. 756/2023 - Banning the Circulation of Electronic Cigarettes, Hookahs and Their Accessories

On Dec. 31, 2023, the Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) published Resolution No. 756/2023. This resolution prohibits the circulation of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and their accessories.

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Safety

Iraq

Iraq COSQC Announces the Implementation of New Labeling Requirements for Products Entering Iraqi Market

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) announced the implementation of new labeling requirements for products entering the Iraqi market. All products sold in Iraq must be labeled in Arabic, either solely or alongside English starting May 14, 2024.

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Safety

India

India BIS Permits Parallel Testing for All Electronics and IT Products Covered under Compulsory Registration Scheme

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published Registration/Guidelines RG: 01: Guidelines for implementation of Parallel Testing for products covered under Electronics and Information technology Goods (Requirements of Compulsory Registration Order), 2021.

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Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-031- Safety Requirements for Hand-held and Hand-manipulated Probe Assemblies

On Dec. 19, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new draft edition of CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-031 standard. This standard deals with the safety requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies for electrical test and measurement.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 25, 2024.

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Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment Revision of CSA C22.2 No. 253:20 - Medium-voltage AC Contactors, Controllers and Control Centers

On Dec. 20, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision of CSA C22.2 No. 253:20.This standard deals with medium-voltage AC contactors, controllers and control centers.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 25, 2024.

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Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of CSA C2.2 - Pole-mounted, Single-phase Distribution Transformers for Electric Utilities

On Dec. 20, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA C2.2. This standard deals with pole-mounted, single-phase distribution transformers for electric utilities.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 25, 2024.

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Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Various Standards for Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published various standards for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules.

CSA-IEC 61215-1 - Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval - Part 1: Test Requirements

CSA-IEC 61215-1-2 - Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval - Part 1-2: Special Requirements for Testing of Thin-film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Based Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

CSA-IEC 61215-1-1 - Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval - Part 1-1: Special Requirements for Testing of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

Comments were accepted until Dec. 21, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Standard C22.2 No. 61347-2-9- Requirements for Electromagnetic Controlgear for Discharge Lamps

On Jan. 2, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published new standard C22.2 No. 61347-2-9. This standard deals with the requirements for electromagnetic controlgear for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps).

Comments were accepted until Jan. 30, 2024.

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Safety

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Draft Standard for Handheld Motor-Operated Electric Tools

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared the drafts of DTZS EDC1 (2336) and DTZS EDC1 (2337). These standards deal with the safety requirements of handheld motor operated electric hammers and reciprocating saws (jig and sabre saws).

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

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Safety

EU

European Union EC Updates List of Harmonized Standard for Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels

On Jan. 12, 2024, the European Commission (EC) updated the list of harmonized standards for appliances burning gaseous fuels drafted in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

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Safety

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Draft Standard DTZS EDC1 (2341) - Safety Requirements for Household Sewing Machine

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft DTZS EDC1 (2341) in reference to IEC 60335-2-28:2021. This standard specifies the safety requirements for household electric sewing machines.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

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Safety

India

India DPIIT Publishes Amendment to Quality Control Order (QCO) for Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2023, citing certain exemptions to the implementation of the quality control order for air conditioners and hermetic compressors.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Draft Standard DTZS EDC2 (750) - General Requirements and Test for Luminaires

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft DTZS EDC2 (750). This standard specifies general requirements and tests for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1,000V.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-1:2023 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Safety Requirements

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60335-1:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances on safety general requirements.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Reaffirmation of CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-31:19 - Requirements for Range Hoods and Other Cooking Fume Extractors

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of CSA C22.2 No. 60335-2-31:19. This standard deals with the requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 6, 2024.

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Ecuador INEN Opens Public Consultation on Standard for Wires for Appliances

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation on wires for appliances (NTE INEN 3201 First Edition) standard update.

Comments were  accepted until Feb. 27, 2024, and  be submitted to the prescribed link.

Official source

Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-1:2023/A11:2023 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Safety Requirements

On Dec. 22, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60335-1:2023/A11:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances on safety general requirements.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Amendment Revision of C22.2 No. 61010-1 AMT 4 - Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and
Laboratory Use


On Jan. 9, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the amendment revision of C22.2 No. 61010-1 AMT 4. This standard deals with the safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 6, 2024.

Official source

Safety

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Reaffirmation of CSA E60730-2-12:19 - Requirements for Electrically Operated Door Locks

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review
of CSA E60730-2-12:19. This standard deals with the requirements for automatic electrical controls particular for electrically operated door locks.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 6, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022/AC:2024-01 - Electronic Control Devices

On Jan. 5, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022/AC:2024-01 for switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations on requirements for electronic control devices.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Nepal

Nepal NBSM Publishes Draft Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Safety Requirements for Electric Pressure Cooker

On Jan. 9, 2024, the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) published a draft standard for household and similar electrical appliances safety requirements for electric pressure cooker.

Comments and feedback can be sent to following details:
* Balaju, Kathmandu, Nepal
* Phone: +977 1 4350445/4350818
* Email: info@nbsm.gov.np

* Website: www.nbsm.gov.np

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

European Union EC Updates List of Harmonized Standards for Electrical Equipment

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Commission (EC) updated the list of harmonized standards for electrical equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Official source

Safety

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Draft Standard DTZS EDC2 (2588) - Requirements and Test Methods for Secondary Cells and Batteries for Renewable Energy Storage

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft DTZS EDC2 (2588). This standard provides associated methods of testing for the verification of endurance, properties and electrical performance in such applications.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

South Korea, KC Safety Opens Partial Revision of Enforcement Decree of the Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act

On Jan. 15, 2024, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Notice No. 2024-20 on the partial revision of Enforcement Decree of the Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act.

Comments were  accepted until Feb. 26, 2024, and were  submitted to kihj76@korea.kr.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

South Korea KC Safety Opens Partial Revision of Enforcement Rules of the Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act

On Jan. 11, 2024, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Notice No. 2024-002 on the partial revision of Enforcement Rules of the Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act.

Comments were  accepted until Feb. 20, 2024 and were to  be submitted to yekim79@korea.kr.

Official source

Safety

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Draft Standard DTZS EDC2 (2589) - General Requirements for Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft DTZS EDC2 (2589). This standard specifies electrical safety requirements, characteristics and operating conditions and specification of the connection between the electric vehicle (EV) supply equipment and EV.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 03 (2024-W03)

On Jan. 19, 2024, the new TRFs were published and added to the System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) website. 

Official source

Safety

Chile

Chile SEC Modifies the Effectivity Date of Safety Protocol for Gas-Powered Outdoor Cooking Devices

On Jan. 15, 2024, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) modifies the application date for the safety test protocol PC No.49/2:2022. This protocol deals with the safety testing of outdoor cooking devices that use gas fuels.

Additionally, the validity of PC No. 49/2:2007 will also be extended. 

Official source

Safety

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Draft Standard DTZS EDC2 (2590) - General Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Cables

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft DTZS EDC2 (2590). This standard specifies construction, dimensions and test requirements for cables with extruded insulation and sheath having a voltage rating of up to and including 0.6/1 kV AC.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 62841-4-5:2021/AC:2024-01 - Grass Shears

On Jan. 19, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 62841-4-5:2021/AC:2024-01
for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery on safety of particular requirements for grass shears.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Jordan

Jordan JSMO Publishes Various Safety Standards for Household Electrical Appliances

On Dec. 26, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) published various safety standards for household electrical appliances. These standards specify safety requirements for washing machines and tumble dryers, shavers, hair clippers, grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances, floor treatment and wet scrubbing machines.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Peru

Peru INACAL Publishes Draft Standard PNTP-IEC 62031:2023 - Safety Requirements for LED Modules for General Lighting

On Jan. 22, 2024, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published PNTP-IEC 62031:2023. This standard deals with the safety requirements of LED modules for general lighting.

This draft technical standard and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until March 22, 2024. Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).

Official source

Safety

South Korea

South Korea Consumer Goods Safety KATS Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Safety Standards for Batteries

On Jan. 22, 2024, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under National Agency for Technology and Standards Notice No. 2024-0005 on the partial revision of Safety Standards for Household Goods Subject to Safety Confirmation Annex 5 (batteries).

Comments are accepted until March 31, 2024, and must be submitted to kimdh4026@korea.kr.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Peru

Peru INACAL Publishes Draft Standard PNTP-IEC 62196- 2:2023 - Dimensional Compatibility Requirements for Nipple Fittings and Contact Tubes in A.C.

On Jan. 22, 2024, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published PNTP-IEC 62196-2:2023. This standard deals with the dimensional compatibility requirements for nipple fittings and contact tubes in A.C.

This draft technical standard and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until March 22, 2024. Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).

Official source

Safety

Peru

Peru INACAL Publishes Various Draft Standards for Power Transformers

On Jan. 22, 2024, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published draft standards PNTP-IEC 60076- 3:2023 and PNTP-IEC 60076- 11:2023. 

  • PNTP-IEC 60076-3:2023 - Power Transformers. Part 3: Insulation Levels, Dielectric Tests and Insulation Distances in Air
  • PNTP-IEC 60076-11:2023 - Power Transformers. Part 11: Dry Type Transformers

 

These draft technical standards and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until March 22, 2024. Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).


Official source

Safety

Thailand

Thailand OCPB Publishes Revision on Announcement of the Committee on Labels for Products Containing Laser Light as Label-controlled Products

On Jan. 16, 2024, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published revision on Announcement of the Committee on Labels regarding products containing laser light as label-controlled products. This Announcement specifies that products containing laser light as a component are considered as label-controlled products.

Official source

Safety

Global

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-2-24:2024 – Detail Specification for Indoor Cables

On Jan. 26, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-2-24:2024. This standard deals with optical fiber indoor cables, particular for the specification for multiple multifiber unit cables for use in MPO connector-terminated breakout cable assemblies.

Official source

Safety

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60034-5:2020/AC:2024-01 -as Degrees of Protection for Rotating Electrical Machines

On Jan. 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 60034-5:2020/AC:2024-01
for classification of rotating electrical machines on degrees of protection provided by the integral design of rotating electrical machines (IP code).

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

Global

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61851-23:2023 - DC Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

On Dec. 13, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61851-23:2023. This standard applies to electric vehicle conductive charging system particular for the DC electric vehicle supply equipment.

Official source
https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/32973

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60809:2021/A1:2023 - Lamps and Light Sources for Road Vehicles

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60809:2021/A1:2023 for lamps and light sources for road vehicles on dimensional, electrical and luminous requirements.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60601-2-21:2021/A1:2023 - Infant Radiant Warmers

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60601-2-21:2021/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment on particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant radiant warmers.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60601-2-20:2020/A1:2023 - Infant Transport Incubators

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60601-2-20:2020/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment on particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant transport incubators.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60601-2-19:2021/A1:2023 - Infant Incubators

On Dec. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60601-2-19:2021/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment on particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant incubators.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Standard ANSI Z83.11-CSA 1.8 - Gas Food Service Equipment

On Dec. 14, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new draft standard ANSI Z83.11-CSA 1.8 which deals with safety and performance requirements of gas food service equipment.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 17, 2024.

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 88-1:2022+A1:2023 - Pressure Regulators for Inlet Pressures Up to and Including 50 kPa

On Dec. 13, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 88-1:2022+A1:2023 for safety and control devices for gas burners and gas-burning appliances on pressure regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2024.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

GCC

GCC Countries MoIAT Prepares Draft Standard GSO 2698:2024 for Technical Requirements of Electric Vehicles

On Dec. 20, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) prepared draft standard GSO 2698:2024 for technical requirements of electric vehicles.

Comments and feedback could  be sent  until Feb. 18, 2024:
* Tel.: (+971) (4) 2084456
* Email: uaetbt@moiat.gov.ae
* Website: http://www.moiat.gov.ae


Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

Tanzania

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Draft Standards for Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)

On Jan. 10, 2024, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared drafts DTZS EDC2 (2591) and DTZS EDC2 (2592). These draft standards specify the safety, performance and test requirements of individual and complete uninterruptible systems’ functional units.

The deadline for comments is March 10, 2024.

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61969-3:2024 - Mechanical Structures for Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Outdoor Enclosures

On Jan. 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61969-3:2024 for mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment - outdoor enclosures’ environmental requirements, tests and safety aspects.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 25, 2026.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

Kenya

Kenya KEBS Announces Mandatory Pre-Export Verification of Conformity of Electric Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Batteries

On Dec. 1, 2023, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) announced mandatory Pre-Export Verification of Conformity of electric motor vehicle and motorcycle batteries. This announcement notifies all importers of electric motor vehicle and motorcycle batteries will undergo mandatory Pre-Export Verification of Conformity at the country of origin by KEBS-appointed PVOC agents which started  Jan. 1, 2024.

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60601-2-35:2021/A1:2024 - Heating Devices Using Blankets, Pads or Mattresses Intended for Heating In Medical Use

On Jan. 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60601-2-35:2021/A1:2024 for medical electrical equipment: particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads or mattresses and intended for heating in medical use.

Official source, Official source

Sanitation

Romania

Romania Ministry of Health Publishes Order on Amendment and Completion of the Sanitary Regulation Procedure for Placing on the Market Products in Contact with Drinking Water

On Nov. 16, 2023, the Ministry of Health of Romania published its Order for the amendment and completion of the Sanitary Regulation Procedure for the marketing of products, materials, chemical substances/mixtures and equipment used in contact with drinking water.

The new Order is already in force and introduces important changes related to documents necessary for obtaining sanitary approval/notification and its validity.

Official source

Sanitation

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

MERCOSUR Publishes Modification of Technical Regulation on Provisions for Containers, Coatings, Utensils, Covers and Metal Equipment in Contact with Food

On Dec. 5, 2023, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) published Modification of GMC Resolution No. 46/06 Technical Regulation on Provisions for Containers, Coatings, Utensils, Covers and Metal Equipment in Contact with Food.

Official source

Sanitation

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

MERCOSUR Publishes Draft Resolution Amending Technical Regulation on the Positive List of Additives for Plastic Materials and Polymeric Coatings in Contact with Food

On Jan. 4, 2024, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) published Draft Common Market Group Resolution No. 14/23 on Modification of Resolution No. 39/19 MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on the Positive List of Additives for the Preparation of Plastic Materials and Polymeric Coatings in Contact with Food through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

Comments are accepted until March 4, 2024.

Official source

Sanitation

Ukraine

Ukraine Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Adopts Order on Approval of Requirements for Written Declaration of the Conformity of Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food

On Dec. 19, 2023, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food published in the Official Gazette Order No. 1743 on approval of the requirements for a written declaration of the conformity of materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and a list of documents confirming the information specified in the declaration.

Official source

Sanitation

Switzerland

Switzerland DFI Publishes Ordinance on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Federal Department of Home Affairs (DFI) published RU 2023 836 Amending Ordinance on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs of Dec. 16, 2016.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Adopts the Draft Regulation on Procedure of Inclusion In or Removal from the European Positive Lists of Starting Substances, Compositions and Constituents

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down the procedure regarding inclusion in or removal from the European positive lists of starting substances, compositions and constituents.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Adopts the Draft Decision on Methodologies for Testing and Accepting Starting Substances, Compositions and Constituents to be Included in the European Positive List

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted Draft Commission Implementing Decision laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards methodologies for testing and accepting starting substances, compositions and constituents to be included in the European positive list.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Adopts the Draft Regulation on Harmonized Specifications for the Marking of Products that Come into Contact with Water Intended for Human Consumption

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive (EU) 2020/2184  of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing harmonized specifications for the marking of products that come into contact with water intended for human
consumption.

Based on the feedback received during the four-week feedback period between Oct. 19, 2023 and Nov. 16, 2023, changes were introduced to reduce complexity and burden of the information text to be affixed on the documentation and on the packaging and the symbol has been slightly simplified.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Adopts the Draft Regulation on Conformity Assessment Procedures for Products that Come into Contact with Water Intended for Human Consumption

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive (EU) 2020/2184  of the European Parliament and of the Council by laying down conformity assessment procedures for products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption and the rules for the designation of conformity assessment bodies involved in those procedures.

Based on the feedback received during the four-week feedback period between Oct. 19, 2023 and Nov. 16, 2023, the transitional period for conformity assessment procedures was extended and clarifications were introduced with regard to assembled products and categorization into product risk groups.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Adopts the Draft Decision on European Positive Lists of Substances, Compositions and Constituents Authorized for Use in Products that Come into Contact with Water for Human Consumption

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted Draft Commission Implementing Decision laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing the European positive lists of starting substances, compositions and constituents authorized for use in the manufacture of materials or products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

European Union EC Adopts the Draft Decision on Procedures and Methods for Testing and Accepting Final Materials Used in Products that Come into Contact with Water Intended for Human Consumption

On Jan. 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) adopted Draft Commission Implementing Decision laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the procedures and methods for testing and accepting final materials as used in products that come into contact with water intended for human consumption.

Official source

Sanitation, Chemicals

China

China CFSA Releases Public Consultation on Four New Food-Contact Additives and Resins

On Jan. 3, 2024, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) published a public consultation on new varieties of additives and resins for food contact materials and products.

The final comments were accepted until Jan. 21, 2024.

Official source

Sanitation, Chemicals

China

China CFSA Requests Comments on Revisions to National Food Safety Standard for Food Contact Paints and Coatings

On Dec. 7, 2023, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) published draft revisions to national food safety standard for food contact paints and coatings.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 10, 2024.

Official source

Sustainability

Canada

Government of Canada Opens Public Consultation on Developing a Federal Plastics Registry

On Dec. 30, 2023, the Government of Canada opened a public consultation on the Notice of Intent to Issue a Notice Under Section 46 of the Act with Respect to Reporting of Certain Plastic Products for 2024, 2025 and 2026, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The final date for comments was Feb. 13, 2024.

Official source, Official source

Sustainability, Chemicals

USA

USA TPCH Publishes Guidance Document in Support of the 2021 Update to Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Model Legislation for PFAS and Ortho-Phthalates

On Nov. 1, 2023, the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) published PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and Ortho-Phthalates in Packaging: A Guidance Document in Support of the 2021 Update to Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse Model Legislation.

Official source

Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste

Slovakia

Slovakia Ministry of Environment Opens Public Consultation on Recordkeeping and Reporting Obligations

On Dec. 14, 2023, the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic opened a public consultation on Draft Decree of the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic on Record-keeping and Reporting Obligations, through the European Commission website.

The final date for comments is March 15, 2024.

Official source

Water Efficiency

Yemen

Yemen YSMO Circulates Notification for Implementation of Gulf Technical Regulation for Water Rationalization Tools

On Dec. 12, 2023, the Yemen Standardization, Metrology and Quality Control Organization (YSMO) circulated the Decision No. 01/2023 for the implementation of gulf technical regulation for water rationalization tools.

Official source

Wireless

EU

European Union EC Publishes Updates to the Harmonized Standards with Wireless Communication Devices

On Dec. 1, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2669 of 27 November 2023 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2191 as regards harmonized standards for wireless communication devices used next to the ear or in close proximity to the human body. The revision of the harmonized standards is in support of Directive 2014/53/EU for radio equipment.

Official source

Wireless

Tanzania

Tanzania TCRA Publishes Guidelines for Type Approval of Electronic Communications Equipment

On Nov. 23, 2023, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) published Guidelines for Type Approval of Electronic Communications Equipment (Document No: TCRA/DICT/CRTM/GUD-TAECE/001).

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

EU

European Union EC Publishes the Draft Decision Amending the Harmonization of Radio Spectrum for UWB Technology

On Dec. 12, 2023, the European Commission (EC) released the notification for the Draft Commission Implementing Decision Amending Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/785 on the harmonization of radio spectrum for equipment using ultra-wideband technology in the Union. This should update UWB technical conditions specifically with adding specifications for infrastructure-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communications and fixed outdoor installations.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 10, 2024, and with a planned adoption in April 2024.

Official source

Wireless

Canada

Canada ISED Publishes Technical Requirements for the RF Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus

On Dec. 15, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) published RSS-102, Issue 6 – Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands) and other companion
documents.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone NATCOM Announces Its Name Change

On Dec. 15, 2023, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) of Sierra Leone officially announced and launched its new name.

Official source

Wireless

Myanmar

Myanmar PTD Publishes List of Devices that Are Required and Not Required to Obtain Approval of Technical Standards

On Dec. 20, 2023, the Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) of Myanmar published Promulgating the List of Telecommunication Devices that are Required and Not Required to Obtain Technical Standards Approval.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Brazil

Brazil Anatel Updates the List of Technical Requirements for Category II Products

On Dec. 28, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) updated the lists of technical requirements and test procedures applicable to Category II telecommunications products.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

India

India TEC Announces Partial Implementation and Extension of Phase-III & IV of Mandatory Testing and Certification Scheme

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/185 announcing the extension of mandatory certification date for 12 products notified under phase-III & IV of MTCTE scheme by three months, i.e., from 01.01.2024 to 01.04.2024 as well as implementation of mandatory certification of rest of the 32 products from Jan. 1, 2024.

Official source

Wireless

Libya

Libya CIM Publishes Circular on Import of Communications and Informatics Devices and Equipment

On Dec. 12, 2023, the Communications and Informatics Authority (CIM) of Libya published Circular No. 02 of 2023 regarding the import of communications and informatics devices and equipment.

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

Mexico IFT Publishes Guidelines for the Use of IFT Seal

On Dec. 26, 2023, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published Agreement Through Which the Plenary Session of the Federal Telecommunications Institute Issues the Guidelines for the Use of the IFT Seal on Approved Products, Equipment, Devices or Apparatus Intended for Telecommunications or Broadcasting.

Official source

Wireless

Singapore

Singapore IMDA Publishes Update on Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment

On November 9, 2023, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore published Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment (Issue 1, Rev. Nov. 9, 2023).

Official source, Official source

Wireless

USA

USA FCC Publishes Final Rule on Operation of Very Low Power Devices in the 6 GHz Band

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of USA published the final rule for Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band which amends 47 CFR Part 15.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam MIC Publishes Revised Technical Regulation on Land Mobile Information Terminal Devices - Radio Access Part

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published under Circular No.20/2023/TT-BTTTT, the revised National Technical Regulations on Land Mobile Communication Terminal Equipment - Radio Access Part (QCVN 117:2023/BTTTT).

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Indonesia

Indonesia SDDPI Releases the Finalized Technical Standards for Antenna Telecommunication Equipment

On Dec. 18, 2023, the Directorate General of Postal and Information Resources and Equipment (SDPPI) of Indonesia finalized Technical Standards for Antenna Telecommunication Equipment as Decree of Ministry of Communication and
Informatics No. 601 of 2023. This decree outlines the technical specifications of antenna telecommunications equipment including operating frequencies and reference standards.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Indonesia

Indonesia SDDPI Releases the Finalized Technical Standards for Non-Cellular Low-Power Wide-Area Network Equipment

On Jan. 3, 2024, the Directorate General of Postal and Information Resources and Equipment (SDPPI) of Indonesia finalized Technical Standards for Non-cellular Low Power Wide Area Network Telecommunications Equipment as Decree
of Ministry of Communication and Informatics No. 5 of 2024. Technical Specifications stipulated in this decree must be fulfilled by every in-scope telecommunication equipment manufactured, assembled, and/or imported, for trading and/or use in Indonesia.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Paraguay

Paraguay CONATEL Publishes Technical Standards for Cellular Mobile Devices

On Nov. 29, 2023, the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) of Paraguay published under Board of Directors Resolution No. 3171/2023 the Technical Standard for the Evaluation of the Conformity of Cellular Mobile Devices (NTC-T-IMT).

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Singapore

Singapore IMDA Proposes VoLTE Requirements for Mobile Terminals

On Jan. 19, 2024, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore opened a consultation period for equipment suppliers/dealers of mobile terminals on the Proposed VoLTE Requirements for Mobile Terminals.

Comments and inquiries were accepted until Jan. 31, 2024.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka TRC Opens Public Consultation on Spectrum Assignment for Advanced Broadband Services, Including 5G for the Network Operators

On Dec. 22, 2023, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) opened a public consultation on the Spectrum Assignment for Advanced Broadband Services Including 5G, and revised on Jan. 19, 2024.

Comments/proposals in response to this Consultation Paper was to  be sent in PDF format by email to and submitted to spectrum5g@trc.gov.lk no later than Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, 17:00 Colombo time. By the same deadline, a printed hardcopy was to  be delivered to:

Director General
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL)
276 Elvitigala Mawatha
Colombo 8

TRCSL will confirm receipt of submissions by email within two business days and publish submissions on its website www.trc.gov.lk.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Israel

Israel MOC Updates the Notice regarding Exemption from Licensing for End Equipment Operating in Cellular

On November 19, 2023, the Ministry of Communications (MOC) updated Notice regarding technologies and frequencies pursuant to the Communications Order (Bezeq and Broadcasting) (Exemption from Licensing for End Equipment Operating in the Cellular Method (RTN)), 5772-2012. This is a declaration of the frequency ranges allowed for 4G and 5G technology.

Official source

Wireless

Serbia

Serbia RATEL Publishes Frequency Distribution Plan in the 1900–1980 MHz and 2110–2170 MHz Bands

On Jan. 5, 2024, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) of Serbia published Rule Book on Determination of the Radio Frequency Distribution Plan in the Radio Frequency Bands 1900–1980
MHz and 2110–2170 MHz.

Official source, Official source

Wireless, EMC

Brazil

Brazil Anatel Updates Technical Requirements for Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

On Jan. 12, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 17856, which approves the technical requirements regarding human exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in radio frequency range between 8.3 kHz to 300 GHz.

Official source, Official source

Wireless, EMC, Performance, Safety

India

India TEC Releases Latest Version of the MTCTE User Instructions

On Jan. 23, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) of India issued the updated version of the MTCTE User Instructions TEC 93019:2024 which describes the functioning of MTCTE portal to facilitate the manufacturers/importers/dealers, who intend to get their telecom equipment certified under MTCTE scheme.

Official source, Official source

Wireless, EMC, Performance, Safety

India

India TEC De-notifies Hybrid Set Top Box from the Scope of MTCTE Scheme

On Jan. 25, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) of India released No. 6-8/2020-TC/TEC regarding the De-notification of Hybrid Set Top Box from the scope of MTCTE scheme.

Official source, Official source

December 2023 updates

Regulation

Country

Summary

Food Contact Materials

European Union

EC Opens an Initiative to Restrict Bisphenol A (BPA) and Other Bisphenols in Food Contact Materials for Feedback

The European Commission (EC) has opened an initiative to restrict bisphenol a (BPA) and other bisphenols in food contact materials for feedback until March 8, 2024.

This initiative will impose a ban on the use of BPA in food contact materials (FCMs), including plastic and coated packaging. This follows the publication of the European Food Safety Authority’s opinion, which indicates a concern for human health.

The measure will also:

  • address the use of other bisphenols in FCMs to avoid replacing BPA with other harmful substances
  • set out derogations and transitional periods that may apply to businesses.

Official source

Packaging

France

France to Implement Ban on Styrenic Polymers or Copolymers in Packaging by 2025

France will implement a ban on styrenic polymers or copolymers (like ABS or PS) in packaging by January 1, 2025.

Specifically, Article 23 of the French Law 2021-1104 of 22 August 2021 on the fight against climate change and strengthening resilience to its effects amended Art. L.541-15-10 of the French Environmental Code and introduced the following requirement: From 1 January 2025, packaging made up in whole or in part of styrenic polymers or copolymers, which are non-recyclable and unsuitable to be integrated into a recycling channel, is prohibited.

Official source

Personal Care and Beauty

European Union

EFFCI and Cosmetics Europe Issues Guidance on the Implementation of REACH Microplastics Restriction

The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) together with Cosmetics Europe issued a guidance document on the REACH Microplastics Restriction of the European Union (COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2023/2055).

This guidance document goes into the details of the application of this restriction, considering it from the perspective of cosmetic industry and providing certain interpretations.

It contains the following sections:

  • The key elements of the Restriction for the Cosmetics Industry.
  • How to decide if your polymer is a synthetic polymer microparticle (SPM).
  • FAQs.
  • Areas for further work / interpretation.

Official source

F-Gas

Europe

European Union (EC) Published Regulation (EU) 2024/573 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014

On February 20, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Regulation (EU) 2024/573 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 February 2024 on fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.

The new F-Gas Regulation will enter into force on March 11, 2024, and will expand the list of regulated gas and the list of prohibitions for placing on the market products and equipment.

Official source

Medical Devices, Personal protective equipment

Global

ISO Issues ISO 12311:2023 Personal protective equipment - Test methods for sunglasses and related eyewear

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has issued ISO 12311:2023 Personal protective equipment - Test methods for sunglasses and related eyewear. >

This document specifies reference's test methods for determining the properties of sunglasses given in ISO 12312 (all parts). It is applicable to all sunglasses and related eyewear. >

Other test methods can be used if proven to be equivalent.

Official source

Chemicals

EU

EC Revises Guidance Document Regarding Glittered Articles within the Scope of Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055

The European Commission has revised their guidance document regarding glittered articles within the scope of Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 - Restriction of microplastics intentionally added to products. >

The guidance was revised to remove the statement that glittered articles for which the decorative is secondary is out of this regulation's scope. The following statement has replaced this: "Articles with glitter affixed on their surface do not fall within the scope of the restriction." >

The Commission services are still working on a detailed Q&A document to help with the implementation of the new rules.

Official source

Chemicals

EU

European Union (EC) Publishes Draft Regulation Amending Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutant Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)

On Nov. 28, 2022, the European Commission  published draft Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the persistent organic pollutant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD).

Comments were accepted until Dec. 26, 2023.

Official source

Chemicals

EU

European Union (EC) Publishes Draft Regulation amending Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation as regards Perfluoro octane Sulfonic Acid and its Derivatives

On Dec. 4, 2023, the European Commission published a draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluoro octane sulfonic acid and its derivatives. This measure will reduce the maximum PFOS concentration allowed as unintentional trace contaminant in substances, mixtures and articles and will remove the last specific exemption allowed in the EU since it is no longer needed.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 1, 2024.

Official source

Chemicals

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Publishes Persistent Organic Pollutants Amendment No. 2 Regulations 2023

On Nov. 15, 2023, DEFRA  published UK S.I. 2023 No. 1217 - The Persistent Organic Pollutants (amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023.

Official source

Chemicals

USA

USA - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Plans New Rules Governing Currently Unavoidable Use Determinations about Products Containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

On Dec. 18, 2023, the MPCA  planned new rules related to currently unavoidable use determinations about products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Comments are accepted until March 1, 2024.

Official source

Official source

Chemicals REACH

USA

USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes Revision to the Regulation of Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic Chemicals Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for PIP(3:1) and DecaBDE

On Nov. 24, 2023, the EPA  proposed a rule to revise the regulations for decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) and phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), two of the five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals addressed in final rules issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in January 2021. 

Comments were accepted until Jan. 8, 2024.

Official source

Official source

Cybersecurity

Malaysia

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Publishes Technical Code on Security Requirements of Consumer IoT Devices

On Oct. 31, 2023, the MCMC  published the Technical Code Internet of Things (IoT) – Baseline Security Requirements for Consumer Devices (MCMC MTSFB TC G044:2023).

Official source

Official source

EMC; Energy efficiency; RoHS; Safety; Wireless

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) Signs Regulations Under Product Security Regime Into Law

On Oct. 31, 2023, DSIT  announced that the regulations under the UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (Product Security) Regime were signed into law.

Official source

EMC; Energy efficiency; RoHS; Safety; Wireless

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Publishes the Amendment of Designated Radio Equipment Standards

On Dec. 5, 2023, BEIS  published under Notice of Publication 0092/23 the amended and consolidated References to Standards for Radio Equipment in Support of the Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/1206).

Official source

Official source

EMC; RoHS; Safety; Noise

Ukraine

Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Approves Resolution on the List of Products for the Purposes of Application of Certain Technical Regulations and Amending Certain Resolutions

On Nov. 17, 2023, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine notified the adoption of a resolution on approval of the list of products for the purposes of application of certain technical regulations and amending certain resolutions. This document also includes amendments to different technical regulations.

Official source

EMC; Safety

China

China UL Suzhou Laboratory Obtains China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) Authorization to the Latest Standards GB4943.1-2022, GB/T9254.1-2021 and GB17625.1-2022 for CCC and CQC Type Test

On Nov. 13, 2023, CNAS  released the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation certificate of UL-CICC Company Limited, the UL laboratory in Suzhou, China, with the updated testing scope for one safety standard GB4943.1-2022 for AV/ITE, and two EMC standards GB/T9254.1-2021 and GB17625.1-2022, which will be effective on the same day.

From the effective date, UL China Suzhou laboratory can conduct CCC/CQC type test for household and similar equipment (EMC), lighting appliances (EMC), electronic products and safety accessories (safety and EMC) for CCC and CQC certification with these three standards.

Official source

EMC; Safety

China

China Quality Certification Centre  (CQC) Notice on the New Implementation Rules CQC-C1116-2023 for CCC Certification of Electric Bicycles

On Oct. 18, 2023, the CQC  published a notice for issuing the new implementation rules CQC-C1116-2023 to align with the newest version of the National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) implementation rules CNCA-C11-02:2023 for electric bicycles and guide the enterprise to meet the new requirements for CCC certification.

Official source

EMC; Safety; Wireless

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.21:2023 - Safety Requirements for Storage Water Heaters

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.21:2023. This standard deals with the safety of electric storage water heaters for household and similar purposes and intended for heating water below boiling temperature, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances including direct current- (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.

Official source

Energy efficiency

USA

USA Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Oil, Electric and Weatherized Gas Consumer Furnaces

On Nov. 29, 2023 US DOE published proposed rules for the energy conservation standards for oil, electric and weatherized gas consumer furnaces.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 29, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) Updates the List of Covered Products of Energy Information Guidance

On Nov. 23, 2023, DESNZ  and Office for Product and Safety Standard (OPSS) updated the list of covered products for energy information regulation guidance.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Oman

Oman Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MOCIIP) and Directorate
General for Standards and Metrology (DGSM) Notifies Stakeholders for Implementation of Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Product Categories


On Dec. 5, 2023,  MOCIIP and DGSM  notified stakeholders of  the implementation of list of products for phase two(A) under the technical regulation on conformity scheme with reference number DGSM-PL-1A-23.

The phase two includes new energy efficiency requirements for:

 * Washing machines
 * Electrical storage water heaters
 * Refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy efficiency

GCC

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Prepares Draft Standard Energy Efficiency Label for Electrical Appliances – Design and Dimensions

On Dec. 4, 2023, GSO  prepared a draft standard for energy efficiency label for electrical appliances – design and dimensions.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 19, 2024.

Official source

Official source

Energy efficiency

India

India Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Issues Advisory on QR Code Implementation for LED Lamp Manufacturers

On Dec. 5, 2023, the BEE published an advisory for permittees/manufacturers of LED lamps under Star Label program regarding production of their products without QR code until further information would be provided.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Notifies Stakeholders Regarding Transfer of Applications for Energy Efficiency Labels

On Dec. 14, 2023, SASO  notified stakeholders regarding transfer of application for energy efficiency labels.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Philippines

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Draft Implementing Guidelines on Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Television Sets

On Dec. 13, 2023, the DOE  published a draft implementing guidelines on energy labeling program for television sets. This implementation provides requirements for television sets including minimum energy performance, code of practice on energy labeling of products, Energy Efficiency Performance Rating (EEPR), specifications and dimensions of energy label, testing and other relevant information.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 26, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

USA

USA Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure for Water-Source Heat Pumps

On Dec. 4, 2023, the US DOE  published a final rule regarding
the test procedure of water-source heat pumps. 

Official source

Energy efficiency

Oman

Oman Directorate General for Standards and Metrology (DGSM) Informs Notified Bodies Regarding Transition Plan for Implementation of List of Products for Phase Two(A)

On Dec. 14, 2023, DGSM  informed notified bodies regarding transition plan for the implementation of the list of products for phase two(A) with reference number DGSM-PL-1A-23. The announcement is about the approval procedure and transition plan for online registration on the Hazm platform. Additional clarifications are expected from DGSM.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy efficiency

USA

USA Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Publishes Proposed Rules to Revise the Rules for Certificates of Compliance

On Dec. 8, 2023, US CPSC published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the agency's rules for certificates of compliance. 

Comments are accepted until Feb. 6, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Philippines

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Draft Implementing Guidelines on Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Display Monitors

On Dec. 13, 2023, the DOE published a draft implementing guidelines on energy labeling program for display monitors. This implementation of  guidelines provides requirements for display monitors operating in AC or combination of AC and DC sources including minimum energy performance, code of practice on energy labeling of products, specifications and dimensions of energy label, testing and other relevant information.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 26, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Philippines

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Draft Implementing Guidelines on Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Clothes Washing Machines

On Dec. 14, 2023, the DOE  published a draft implementing guidelines on energy labeling program for clothes washing machines. This implementation of  guidelines provides requirements for clothes washing machines’ minimum energy performance, code of practice on energy labeling of products, specifications and dimensions of energy label, testing and other relevant information.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 26, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Ukraine

Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Publishes Draft Technical Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements for Welding Equipment

On Nov. 30, 2023, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine published a draft resolution on approval of the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for welding equipment. This resolution was also announced on the  World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 30, 2023.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Ukraine

Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Publishes Draft Technical Regulation on Ecodesign
Requirements for Electric Motors and Drives with Variable Speed


On Nov. 30, 2023, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine published a draft resolution on approval of the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for electric motors and drives with variable speeds. This resolution was also announced on the  World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 30, 2023.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Ukraine

Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Approves the New Technical Regulation on Ecodesign
Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances


On Dec. 7, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published the adoption of resolution of the  approval of the Technical Regulation on requirements for ecodesign of  refrigerating appliances under the resolution dated Dec. 1, 2023, No. 1263. This resolution was also announced on the World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Philippines

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Draft Implementing Guidelines on Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Air Conditioners

On Dec. 14, 2023, the DOE  published a draft implementing guidelines on the energy labeling program for air conditioners. This implementing guideline provides requirements for air conditioners including minimum energy performance, code of practice on energy labeling of products, Energy Efficiency Performance Rating (EEPR), specifications and dimensions of energy label, testing and other relevant information.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 26, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Philippines

Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) Publishes Draft Implementing Guidelines on Philippine Energy Labeling Program for Lighting Products

On Dec. 14, 2023, the DOE  published a draft implementing guidelines on the energy labeling program for lighting products. This implementing guideline provides the requirements for mandatory energy labeling of lighting products used for General Lighting Service Lamps in residential, buildings and industries. It specifies the Minimum Energy Performance (MEP), Energy Efficiency Performance Rating (EEPR) and other relevant information for CFL, LFL or DFL, SFL and LED.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 26, 2024.

Official source

Energy efficiency

Oman

Oman Directorate General for Standards and Metrology (DGSM) Announces the Enforcement phases of the EE Scheme for Washing Machines, Water Heaters and Refrigerating Appliances

On Dec. 23, 2023, the DGSM  informed notified bodies regarding the enforcement phases for new scope of energy efficiency (EE) labelling program. The announcement includes details about the approval procedure and the transition plan to move into the online registration in Hazm platform. The platform is currently unavailable for the new categories included in the program in 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy efficiency

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Notifies Stakeholders Regarding Validity of Test Report for General Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency

On Dec. 26, 2023, SASO  notified stakeholders regarding validity of test report for general technical regulation for energy efficiency.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy efficiency

United Arab Emirates

UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (UAE MoIAT) Circulates Draft Standard UAE.s 5010-5 for Large-Capacity Household Air Conditioners

On Dec. 25, 2023, (MoIAT)  circulated draft standard UAE.s 5010-5:20xx for labeling energy efficiency for electrical appliances part 5 – large capacity household air-conditioners.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 31, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy efficiency; Performance

Canada

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Draft Reaffirmation of CAN/CSA-C871-13 (R2018) - Performance of LED Replacement Lamps

On Nov. 2, 2023, the SCC  started the review of CAN/CSA-C871-13 (R2018). This standard deals with the performance of LED replacement lamps.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 29, 2023.

Official source

Energy efficiency; Safety; EMC

Brazil

Brazil National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) Issues the Consolidated Voluntary Certification Requirements for IT Goods

On Dec. 4, 2023, INMETRO issued Portaria No. 304 of Nov. 6, 2023, which approves the consolidated voluntary conformity assessment requirements and the specifications for the conformity identification seal of information technology (IT) products effective on the same day.

Official source

Explosive atmospheres

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60079-17:2023 – Explosive Atmospheres - Electrical Installations Inspection and Maintenance

On Dec. 1, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60079-17:2023. This standard applies to inspection and maintenance of electrical installations
specifically designed for hazardous areas, where the hazard is caused by explosive atmospheres. 

Official source

Noise

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60268-24:2023 - Acoustic Noise Cancelling Characteristics of Sound System Equipment

On Nov. 30, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60268-24:2023. This standard deals with active acoustic noise-cancelling characteristics of sound system equipment particular for headphones and earphones.

Official source

Noise

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60704-2-2:2023 - Test Code for the Determination of Airborne Acoustical Noise of Fan Heaters

On Dec. 14, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60704-2-2:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances particular for the test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise of fan heaters.

Official source

Performance

Canada

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Draft Reaffirmation of CSA C813.1:14 (R2019) - Performance Test Method for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

On Nov. 8, 2023, the SCC  started the review of CSA C813.1:14 (R2019). This standard deals with the performance test method for uninterruptible power supplies.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 6, 2023.

Official source

Performance

Global

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 63296-2:2023 - Active Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones and Earphones

On Dec. 8, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 63296-2:2023. This standard applies to headphones and earphones with active noise-cancelling functions.

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 63203-201-2:2022/AC:2023-12 - Electronic Textile Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published corrigendum standard EN IEC 63203-201-2:2022/AC:2023-12 for wearable electronic devices and technologies: electronic textile measurement methods for basic properties of conductive fabrics and insulation materials.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63138-2:2023-Multi-channel Radio-frequency MQ4 Series Circular Connectors

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published new standard EN IEC 63138-2:2023 for multi-channel radiofrequency connectors: sectional specification for MQ4 series circular connectors.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is  Nov. 21, 2026.

Official source

Official source

Performance

Global

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 62977-2-11:2023 - Local Luminance and Uniformity of Electronic Displays

On Dec. 13, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 62977-2-11:2023. This standard applies to measurement of optical characteristics, specifically the local luminance and uniformity measurement methods of emissive displays.

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 61851-1:2019/AC:2023-12 - Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published corrigendum standard EN IEC 61851-1:2019/AC:2023-12 for electric vehicle conductive charging system - general requirements.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60966-3:2023 – Sectional Specification for Semi-Flexible Coaxial Cable Assemblies


On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published new standard EN IEC 60966-3:2023 for radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies: sectional specification for semiflexible coaxial cable assemblies.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is  Dec. 4, 2026.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60966-3-1:2023 - Semi-Flexible Coaxial Cable Assemblies

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published new standard EN IEC 60966-3-1:2023 for radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies: blank detail specification for semi-flexible coaxial cable assemblies.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is  Dec. 4, 2026.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN 60811-508:2012/A2:2023 - Pressure Test at High Temperature for Insulation and Sheaths

On Dec. 8, 2023, 
CENELEC published amended standard EN 60811-508:2012/A2:2023 for electric and optical fiber cables - test methods for non-metallic materials: mechanical tests - pressure test at high temperature for insulation and sheaths.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN 60811-503:2012/A1:2023 - Shrinkage Test for Sheaths

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC  published amended standard EN 60811-503:2012/A1:2023 for electrical and optical fibre cables - test methods for non-metallic materials: mechanical tests - shrinkage test for sheaths.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN 60811-501:2012/A2:2023 - Mechanical Properties of Insulating and Sheathing Compounds

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC  published amended standard EN 60811-501:2012/A2:2023 for electrical and optical fiber cables - test methods for non-metallic materials: mechanical tests - tests for determining the mechanical properties of insulating and sheathing compounds.

Official source

Official source

Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN 60811-202:2012/A2:2023 - Measurement of Thickness of Non-Metallic Sheath

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC  published amended standard EN 60811-202:2012/A2:2023 for electric and optical fiber cables - test methods for non-metallic materials: general tests - measurement of thickness of non-metallic sheath.

Official source

Official source 

Performance

EU

European Union European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN 60811-201:2012/A2:2023 - Measurement of Insulation Thickness

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published amended standard EN 60811-201:2012/A2:2023 for electric and optical fiber cables - test methods for non-metallic materials: general tests - measurement of insulation thickness.

Official source

Official source

RoHS; Chemicals

EU

European Union Commission (EC) Notifies the Adoption of the Report on the Review of the Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On Dec. 7, 2023, the EC  notified the adoption of the report on the review of the Directive regarding the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

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RoHS; Chemicals

Global

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes Standard IEC 62321-11:2023 Determination of Certain Substances in Electrotechnical Products - Part 11: Tris(2-chloroethyl) Phosphate (TCEP) in Plastics by GC-MS and LC-MS

On Dec. 15, 2023, the IEC  published standard IEC 62321-11:2023. This standard deals with determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products, tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) in plastics by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).

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RoHS; Safety; Performance; Chemicals

China

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China(MIIT) Issues the Draft Guidelines for the Construction of a Comprehensive Standardization System for Lithium-Ion Batteries

On Dec. 6, 2023, the MIIT  issued the draft of the Guidelines for the Construction of a Comprehensive Standardization System for Lithium-ion Batteries (2023 Edition) for public comment until Dec. 20, 2023.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 20, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Draft Reaffirmation of CSA E60335-2-7:13 (R2019) - Requirements for Washing Machines

On Nov. 8, 2023, the SCC , started the review of CSA E60335-2-7:13 (R2019). This standard deals with the requirements for washing machines.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 6, 2023.

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Safety

Kuwait

Kuwait Public Authority for Industry (PAI) Publishes Draft Standard for Plugs, Fixed or Portable Socket-Outlets and Appliance Inlets for Industrial Purposes

On Nov. 14, 2023, the PAI  published a draft standard for plugs, fixed or portable socket-outlets and appliance inlets for industrial purposes: dimensional compatibility requirements for pin and contact-tube accessories.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 13, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

Chile SEC Approves Safety Protocol for Refrigerating Appliances

On Nov. 27, 2023, Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) approved the modification of protocol update PE No. 1/17:2023 which deals with the safety certification procedure for refrigerators, freezers and refrigerators/freezers, in accordance with Exempt Resolution °N°20401.

This new protocol will enter into force on May 30, 2025.

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Safety

Chile

Chile Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) Approves Update for Safety Protocol for Air Conditioning Appliances

On Nov. 24, 2023, the SEC  approved the modification of protocol PE Nº1/26:2023 which deals with the safety certification procedure for air conditioners in accordance with Exempt Resolution N° 20378. 

This new protocol will enter into force on June 30, 2025.

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Safety

Israel

Standards Institution of Israel (SII) Prepares Draft Standard SI 60335 Part 2.9 - Grills, Toasters and Similar Portable Cooking Appliances

On Nov. 29, 2023, SII  prepared draft standard SI 60335 part 2.9 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety-particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 28, 2024.

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Safety

Israel

Standards Institution of Israel (SII) Prepares Draft Standard SI 61439 Part 1 - Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies: General Rules

On Nov. 29, 2023, SII  prepared draft standard SI 61439 part 1 for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies: general rules.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 28, 2024.

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Safety

Singapore

Enterprise Singapore Opens Public Consultation on the Revision of Standard for General Requirements for Electrical Accessories

On Dec. 1, 2023, Enterprise Singapore opened a public consultation on draft SS 241:1996 (2008) General Requirements for Electrical Accessories (SS 241:2023) (Modified adoption of BS 5733:2010+A1:2014).

Comments are accepted until Feb. 2, 2024.

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Safety

Israel

Standards Institution of Israel (SII) Prepares Draft Standard SI 61439 Part 2 - Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies

On Nov. 29, 2023, the SII prepared draft standard SI 61439 part 2 for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies and power switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 28, 2024.  I have kept switchgear and controlgear as one word per source website.

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Safety

Global; CB Scheme

IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Adds New Standards Included in the IECEE System for the Month of November

On November 2023, new standards were included in the IECEE System.

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Safety

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates  Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) Publishes Cabinet Resolution No. 110 of 2023 for Unmanned Aircraft Products and Systems

On Nov. 6, 2023, the MoIAT  published cabinet resolution number 110 of 2023 regarding UAE’s system for unmanned aircraft products and systems.

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Safety

China

China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Issues Draft of Three New Mandatory Standards, Including the Safety Requirements for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances

On Nov. 23, 2023, the MIIT  of the People's Republic of China published the drafts of three new mandatory national standards related to the following:

  •  Household and similar electrical appliances – safety specification, which will replace all parts of GB 4706, including the standards for electric toys and sports equipment  
  • Safety technical specification of lithium-ion battery for electric bicycle
  • Secondary lithium cells and batteries used in electrical energy storage   systems - safety requirements

Comments were accepted until Dec. 23, 2023.

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Safety

China

Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China  (CNCA) Publishes the Resolution on Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) Requirements for Camping Power Bank

On Oct. 7, 2023, the CNCA  published the Resolution on Compulsory Product Certification Requirements for Mobile Power Supplies for Camping Use to guide consumers to use the product safely and correctly.

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Safety

China

Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) Publishes the Resolution on Compulsory Product Certification Requirements for Lithium-Ion Batteries

On Oct. 7, 2023, the CNCA  published the resolution on categorization of the unit for compulsory product certification and measurement tolerances for lithium-ion batteries to update the division of the unit and measurement tolerances requirement in CCC certification implementation rules for Electronic Products and Safety Accessories (CNCA-C09-01:2023).

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Safety

Chile

Chile Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) Approves Update Safety Protocol for Electrical Products - Conductors

On Nov. 24, 2023, SEC  approved the modification of protocol PE No. 2/15:2023 which deals with the safety certification procedure for conductors in accordance with Exempt Resolution N° 20376.

This new protocol will enter into force on Dec. 1, 2024. 

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Safety

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-110:2021/A1:2023 - Commercial Microwave Appliances with  Insertion or Contacting Applicators

On Nov. 24, 2023, the European CENELEC  published amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-110:2021/A1:2023 for  - safety particular requirements for commercial microwave appliances with insertion or contacting applicators.

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Safety

Israel

Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry  (MEI) Removes Mandatory Standard SI 1049 - Domestic Electric-gas Appliances for Baking, Cooking and Grilling Under Official Standard

On Nov. 28, 2023, MEI  removed mandatory standard SI 1049 for domestic electric-gas appliances for baking, cooking and grilling under the list of official standard.

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Safety

Kenya

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Publishes Various Standards for Information Technology Equipment

On Sept. 29, 2023, KEBS  published various standards KS 1984:2022 and KS 2416-1.1:2023 for information technology equipment. These standards cover labels for audio, audiovisual products and specifications for desktop computers intended for e-learning.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 62841.4.6:2023 Safety Requirements for
Garden Blowers and Vacuums


On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 62841.4.6:2023. This standard deals with safety requirements for garden blowers, garden vacuums and garden blowers/vacuums to supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.100:2003.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-98:2023 – Requirements for Humidifiers

On Dec. 6, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-98:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances, specifically for the requirements of humidifiers. 

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and  New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 62841.3.5:2024 – Safety Requirements for Transportable Band Saws

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard AS/NZS 62841.3.5:2024. This standard provides manufacturers, designers, regulatory authorities, testing laboratories and similar organizations with safety requirements designed to give the user protection against hazards that might occur during normal operation and abnormal operation of the appliance and which may be used as the basis for approval for sale or for connection to the electricity supply mains in Australia and New Zealand.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 9, 2024.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-122:2023 – Requirements for Commercial Washing Machines

On Dec. 6, 2023, the  released IEC 60335-2-122:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances specifically for the requirements for commercial washing machines.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-4:2023 - Requirements for Spin Extractors

On Dec. 6, 2023, the IEC released IEC 60335-2-4:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances specifically for the requirements of spin extractors.

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Safety

China

China National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA)  Publishes the Resolution on the Implementation Method for Standard Upgrade for Thermal Fuses for Compulsory Product Certification

On Oct. 13, 2023, CNCA  published the Resolution on the Implementation Method of Standard Version Upgrading of GB/T 9816.1 Thermal Fuse Links (TC07-2023-01) with the requirement of additional test items and the difference between the new and old standard.

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Safety

Eswatini

Eswatini Standards Authority (SWASA) Publishes Draft Standard PRD/SZNS 075: 2023 - Mini-Grid and Off-Grid Systems

On Dec. 1, 2023, SWASA  published draft standard PRD/SZNS 075: 2023. This standard deals with the technical requirements for mini-grid and off-grid systems.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 30, 2024.

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Safety

Global; CB Scheme

International Electrotechnical Commission System of Electrical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) Added to IECEE on Week 49

On Dec. 8, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.
 
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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-109:2023 – Requirements for UV Radiation Water Treatment Appliances

On Dec. 6, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-109:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances specifically for the requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances.

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Safety

Israel

Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) Declares as Voluntary the Section 30.201 of Mandatory Standard SI 994 Part 1 - Air-conditioners: Safety and Operational Requirements

On Nov. 30, 2023, the MEI  declared as voluntary the section 30.201 - insulation against sources of fire ignition of the mandatory standard SI 994 part 1 for air-conditioners safety and operational requirements.

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Safety

China

China National Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA)  Publishes the Resolution on the Standard Version Upgrading Requirements for the Compulsory Product Certification of Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies

On Nov. 13, 2023, the CNCA  published the Resolution on Standard Version Upgrading Requirements of GB/T 7251.2-2023 (TC06-2023-01) for Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies for Compulsory Product Certification Self-Declaration to specify the requirements of testing items, testing sample and test report.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 61558.2.7:2024 – Safety Requirements and Test of Transformers and Power Supply Units for Toys

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard AS/NZS 61558.2.7:2024. This standard seeks to provide manufacturers, designers, regulatory authorities, testing laboratories and similar organizations with safety requirements designed to give the user protection against hazards that might occur during normal operation and abnormal operation of the appliance and which may be used as the basis for approval for sale or for connection to the electricity supply mains in Australia and New Zealand.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 9, 2024.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2020 Amendment 1 - Safety Requirements for Washing Machines

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2020 Amendment 1. This standard deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use, that are intended for washing clothes and textiles, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 9, 2024.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-65:2023 – Requirements for Air-cleaning Appliances

On Dec. 14, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-65:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances particular to air-cleaning appliances.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish Various Standards for Household Electrical Appliances

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published various standards for household electrical appliances.

  •  AS/NZS 60335.2.3:2023 - Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.3: Particular requirements for electric irons
  •  AS/NZS 60335.2.8:2023 - Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.8: Particular requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances
  •  AS/NZS 60335.2.17:2023 - Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety –Part 2.17: Particular requirements for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-60:2023 – Requirements for Whirlpool Baths and Whirlpool Spas

On Dec. 14, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-60:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances particular for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-51:2023 – Requirements for Stationary Circulation Pumps for Heating and Service Water Installations

On Dec. 14, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-51:2023. This standard applies to household and similar electrical appliances particular for the requirements for stationary circulation pumps for heating and service water installations.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.85:2023 - Safety Requirements for Fabric Steamers

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.85:2023. This standard deals with the safety of electric fabric steamers intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.

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Safety

Global; CB Scheme

International Electrotechnical Commission System of Electrical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) Added to IECEE on Week 50

On Dec. 15, 2023, new TRFs were  published and added to the IECEE Website. 
 
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Safety

Chile

Chile Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) Publishes Safety Protocol Update for Television Products

On Dec. 4, 2023, the SEC  approved the modification of protocol PE Nº8/1:2023 which deals with the safety certification procedure for televisions through Exempt Resolution N° 21235.

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Safety

Singapore

Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) Publishes E-Vehicle Charger Regulations

On Dec. 7, 2023, the LTA  of Singapore published several electric vehicle charger documents, in exercise of the powers granted by the Electric Vehicles Charging Act 2022.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.54:2023 - Safety Requirements for Household Surface-cleaning Appliances Employing Liquids or Steam

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.54:2023. This standard deals with the safety of electric cleaning appliances for household use that are intended for cleaning surfaces by using liquid cleansing agents or steam, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2023 - Safety Requirements for Room Heaters

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2023. This standard deals with the safety of electric room heaters for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

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Safety

Australia

Australia Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) Announces Compliance Criteria of Triple Insulated Wire for Transformers Associated with Lamp Control Gear

On Dec. 19, 2023, Australia’s EESS  announced general guidance compliance criteria on triple-insulated wire used in transformers associated with lamp control gear providing Separated Extra Low Voltage (SELV) outputs. This general guidance provides clarity on which standard should be applied when assessing compliance criteria for triple insulated wire (TIW).

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.16:2023 - Safety Requirements for Food Waste Disposers

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.16:2023. This standard deals with the safety of electric food waste disposers for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances.

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Safety

Australia; New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.114:2023 - Safety Requirements for Personal-e-Transporters

On Dec. 1, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.114:2023. This standard deals with the electrical safety of personal e-Transporters used in the private or public areas which can have one or more wheels, self-balancing provisions and provisions for the transport.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-95:2023 – Requirements for Drives for Vertically Moving Garage Doors for Residential Use

On Dec. 15, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-95:2023. This standard applies to the requirements for drives for vertically moving garage doors for residential use.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-97:2023 – Requirements for Drives for Shutters, Awnings, Blinds and Similar Equipment

On Dec. 15, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60335-2-97:2023. This standard applies to the requirements for drives for shutters, awnings,
blinds and similar equipment.

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-103:2023 – Requirements for Drives for Gates, Doors and Windows

On Dec. 15, 2023, the IEC released IEC 60335-2-103:2023.

This standard applies to the requirements for drives for gates, doors and windows.

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Safety

Uruguay

Uruguay Regulatory Unit for Energy and Water Services  (URSEA) Adds Power Systems for Electric Vehicles to the Low-Voltage Electrical Products Safety Regulation

On Dec. 20, 2023, URSEA  of Uruguay added power systems for electric vehicles - SAVE to the Low Voltage Electrical Products Safety Regulation (RSPEBT).

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Safety

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 63013:2017/AMD2:2023 - Long-term Luminous, Radiant and Photon Flux Maintenance of LED Packages

On Dec. 19, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 63013:2017/AMD2:2023. This standard applies to long-term luminous, radiant and photon flux maintenance of LED packages.

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Safety

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)  Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN 60730-2-5:2015/AC:2023-12 - Automatic Electrical Burner Control Systems

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC published corrigendum standard EN 60730-2-5:2015/AC:2023-12 for automatic electrical controls: particular requirements for automatic electrical burner control systems.

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Safety

EU

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-14:2023/A1:2023 - Kitchen Machines

On Dec. 8, 2023, CENELEC published the amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-14:2023/A1:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety: particular requirements for kitchen machines.

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Safety

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-14:2023/A11:2023 - Safety Requirements for Kitchen Machines

On Dec. 8, 2023, the European CENELEC  published amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-14:2023/A11:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety: particular requirements for kitchen machines.

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Safety

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-4:2023 – Spin Extractors

On Dec. 8, 2023, CENELEC  published new standard EN IEC 60335-2-4:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety particular requirements for spin extractors.

The date of withdrawal for superseded version is  Dec. 8, 2026.

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Safety

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)  Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60335-2-4:2023/A11:2023 - Spin Extractors

On Dec. 8, 2023, CENELEC  published amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-4:2023/A11:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety particular requirements for spin extractors.

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Safety

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)  Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-207:2023 - Gas-insulated Switchgear Assemblies, Metal Enclosed and Solid-insulation Enclosed Switchgear

On Dec. 15, 2023, CENELEC  published new standard EN IEC 62271-207:2023 for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear: seismic qualification for gas-insulated switchgear assemblies, metal enclosed and solid-insulation enclosed switchgear for rated voltages above 1 kV.

Date of withdrawal for superseded version is  Dec. 14, 2026.

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Safety; Cybersecurity

Global; CB Scheme

International Electrotechnical Commission System of Electrical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) Added to IECEE on Week 48

On Dec. 1, 2023, new TRFs have been updated, published and added to the IECEE Website. 

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Safety; EMC

Israel

Israel Standards Institution of Israel (SII) Prepares Draft Standard SI 60335 Part 2.7 - Washing Machines

On Nov. 20, 2023, SII  prepared draft standard SI 60335 part 2.7 for household and similar electrical appliances – safety particular requirements for washing machines.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 19, 2024.

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Safety; EMC

Israel

Israel Standards Institution of Israel (SII)Prepares Draft Standard SI 900 Part 2.89 - Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice-Makers

On Nov. 20, 2023, SII  prepared draft standard SI 900 part 2.89 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety particular requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances and ice-makers with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or motor-compressor.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 19, 2024.

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Safety; Noise

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60034-27-2:2023 - Online PD Measurements for Rotating Electrical Machines

On Dec. 7, 2023, the IEC  released IEC 60034-27-2:2023. This standard applies to online partial discharge measurements on the stator winding insulation of rotating electrical machines.

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Safety; Performance

EU

European Union Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60601-2-50:2021/A1:2023 - Infant Phototherapy Equipment

On Dec. 8, 2023, CENELEC published amended standard EN IEC 60601-2-50:2021/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment: particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of infant phototherapy equipment.

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Safety; Performance

Global

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Publishes New Standard IEC 60601-2-35:2020/AMD1:2023 - Requirements for the Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Heating Devices

On Dec. 21, 2023, IEC  released IEC 60601-2-35:2020/AMD1:2023. This standard applies to requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of heating devices using blankets, pads or mattresses and intended for heating in medical use.

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Sanitation

USA

USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

On Nov. 30, 2023, EPA  announced the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). The proposed LCRI represents a major advancement in protecting children and adults from lead in drinking water.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 5, 2024.

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Sanitation

Japan

Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) Publishes Notification on Positive List System for Food Utensils, Containers and Packaging

On Nov. 30, 2023, the MHLW issued Notification No. 324 regarding the revision of the positive list system for food utensils, containers and packaging under Specification Standards for Foods, Additives, etc. (Public Notice of Ministry of Health and Welfare No. 370 of 1959).

The new positive list will be enforced on June 1, 2025.

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Sanitation

EU

European Union - UL Solutions Becomes a Member of a Working Group of Future Notified Bodies Under Drinking Water Directive

In Nov.2023, UL Solutions became a member of a new working group under the umbrella of the European Drinking Water Initiative on the establishment of an institutional group of notified bodies as an organization that intends to carry out conformity assessments as a Notified Body within the legal framework of Directive (EU) 2020/2184 and its supplementing acts.

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Sanitation; Chemicals

Georgia

Georgia Government Publishes Ordinance on Approval of the Technical Regulations on Ceramic Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food

On Nov. 15, 2023, the Government of Georgia published Ordinance No. 446, 2023 related to the approval of the Technical Regulations on Ceramic Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food.

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Sustainability

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Business and Trade (DBT) Publishes Guidance on Battery Strategy

On Nov. 26, 2023, the DBT  published a guidance on UK battery strategy. This strategy presents the UK government’s vision in achieving a globally competitive battery supply chain by 2030.

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Sustainability

United Kingdom

UK Northern Ireland DBT Publishes Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

On Oct. 26, 2023, the Northern Ireland Department for Business and Trade published draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023. These Regulations amend the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007.

Comments are accepted until March 8, 2024.

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Sustainability

Denmark

Denmark Ministry of the Environment Publishes Draft Order on Registration and Reporting of Packaging

On Nov. 29, 2023, the Ministry of the Environment published a draft order on registration and reporting of packaging by producers.

Comments are accepted until March 1, 2024.

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Sustainability

EU

European Union Council of the EU Adopts its Position on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Packaging and Packaging Waste

On Dec. 18, 2023, the Council of the EU reached an agreement on a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste.

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Sustainability

Peru

Peru Ministry of the Environment (MINAM) Publishes Draft Resolution Supreme Decree that Approves the Special Regime for the Management and Handling of Packaging and Packaging Waste

On Nov. 28, 2023, MINAM  published Ministerial Resolution No. 355-2023-MINAM on draft Special Regime for the Management and Handling of Packaging and Packaging Waste.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 8, 2023.

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Water efficiency

Brazil

Brazil’s Economic Development Commission Approves the Creation of Water Efficiency Label for Household and Sanitary Appliances

On Nov. 23, 2023, the Economic Development Commission of the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to create the “Pró-Água Seal,” or water efficiency label for household and sanitary appliances with efficient water use.

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Water efficiency

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Issues a Press Release for Household Goods to Carry Water Efficiency Labels

On Sept. 29, 2023, DEFRA issued a press release that the UK government plans to introduce a mandatory water efficiency label for household goods.

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Wireless

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Office of Communications (Ofcom) Opens Public Consultation on the Proposals to Enhance Use of Shared Spectrum

On Nov. 23, 2023, Ofcom opened a public consultation on Supporting Increased Use of Shared Spectrum, a Consultation on Proposals to Enhance Our Shared Access Framework to Support a Growing Variety of Spectrum Users.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 2, 2024.

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Wireless

South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Opens Public Consultation on Revised Frequency Assignment Plan for the 2300 to 2400 MHz Band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

On Nov. 24, 2023,  ICASA   opened a public consultation under notice no. 4105 of government gazette number 49757, on the revised Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan: Rules for Services Operating in Frequency Band 2300 MHz to 2400 MHz (IMT2300), which sets out the technical requirements for using the frequency band for IMT2300 (IMT in the 2300 MHz band) in the country.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 12, 2024.

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Wireless

China

China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Publishes New Technical Requirements and Test Methods for WLAN Equipment Adopting IEEE 802.11be for SRRC

On Nov. 28, 2023, the MIIT  published State Affairs Office [2023] No. 9, Notice of the State Radio Office on New Technical Requirements and Test Methods for Wireless LAN Equipment Adopting Technical Standard IEEE 802.11be for Type Approval State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC) to inform the relevant testing and issuing body for implementing the new regulation.

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Wireless

Papua New Guinea

National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) of Papua New Guinea Opens Public Consultation on the 600 MHz and 800 MHz Band Plans

On Nov. 24, 2023, the NICTA  of Papua New Guinea opened a public consultation on the following documents:

  • Draft 600 MHz Band Plan Public Consultation
  • Revised Draft Band Plan 800 MHz


Comments were accepted until Dec. 29, 2023.

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Wireless

Brazil

Brazil National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) Notifies Guidelines on the Acceptance of Test Reports from Foreign Testing Laboratories

On Nov. 21, 2023, ANATEL  published Letter No. 429/2023/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL. This letter officially confirms the ANATEL understanding that all testing reports (done in Brazil or abroad) must follow and meet the Act. 4083 requirements.

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) Publishes Technical Regulation on SRD in the 9 kHz - 25 MHz Band and Inductive Loop Systems in the 9 kHz - 30 MHz Band

On Nov. 27, 2023, MIC  published through circular no. 17/2023/TT-BTTTT the National Technical Regulations on Short-range Radio Equipment in the Frequency Range 9 kHz -25 MHz and Inductive Loop Systems in the Frequency Range 9 kHz -30 MHz (QCVN 55:2023/BTTTT).

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) Publishes Allocation of 3560 - 4000 MHz Band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

On Nov. 23, 2023, MIC  published under circular no. 13/2023/TT-BTTTT the 3560-4000 MHz Band Planning for Vietnam's IMT Public Terrestrial Mobile Communication System.

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Wireless

United Arab Emirates

Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of United Arab Emirates  Opened Public Consultation to Improve Processing of Customs Release
Permit for Telecom Devices


On Sept. 20, 2023, the TDRA of United Arab Emirates opened a public consultation to improve processing of customs release permit for telecom devices.


Comments were accepted until Oct. 20, 2023.

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Publishes Revised Technical Regulation on Search and Rescue Radar Transponders in the 9200 - 9500 MHz Frequency Band

On Nov. 24, 2023, the Vietnam MIC published under Circular No. 14/2023/TT-BTTTT revised the  National Technical Regulation on Radar Transponders for Search and Rescue Operating in the Frequency Band 9200 MHz to 9500 MHz (QCVN 60:2023/BTTTT).

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Publishes Revised Technical Regulation on E-UTRA Mobile Communication Base Station Equipment - Radio Access Part

On Nov. 24, 2023, the Vietnam MIC  published under Circular No. 15/2023/TT-BTTTT the revised National Technical Regulations on E-UTRA Mobile Information Base Station - Radio Access Part (QCVN 110:2023/BTTTT).

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Publishes Revised Technical Regulation on E-UTRA FDD Mobile Repeater Equipment - Radio Access Part

On Nov. 27, 2023, the Vietnam MIC  published under Circular No. 16/2023/TT-BTTTT revised the  National Technical Regulation on Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA FDD) Repeater (QCVN 111:2023/BTTTT).

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Wireless

Vietnam

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) Opens Public Consultation on Amendment of Regulation Regarding List of Products Requiring Type Approval and/or Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

On Nov. 27, 2023, the Vietnam MIC  opened a public consultation on the amendment of the Regulations on the List of Potentially Unsafe Products and Goods Under the Management Responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Communications (Circular No. 04/2023/TT-BTTTT) dated May 31, 2023. The document covers the list of products requiring type approval and/or Declaration of Conformity.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 27, 2024.

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Wireless

Mexico

Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico Opens Public Consultation on Technical Specifications of Low-Power Radiocommunication Devices That Use the 30 MHz to 3 GHz Spectrum Range

On Dec. 1, 2023, the IFT  of Mexico opened a public consultation on the Preliminary Draft Technical Provision IFT-016-2023. Low-Power Radiocommunication Devices: Devices That Make Use of Frequency Bands of the Radio Spectrum in the Range of 30 MHz to 3 GHz en dash - Specifications, Limits and Test Methods.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 29, 2024.

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Wireless

Mexico

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico Opens Public Consultation on Technical Specifications of WLAN 5 GHz and 6 GHz Devices

On Dec. 1, 2023, the IFT of Mexico opened a public consultation on the Preliminary Draft Technical Provision IFT-017-2023. Radiocommunication Systems Using Wireless Access - Radio Local Area Networks - Radio Communication Equipment Using the Digital Modulation Technique and Operating in the Bands 5150 MHz-5250 MHz, 5250 MHz-5350 MHz, 5470 MHz-5600 MHz, 5650 MHz-5725 MHz, 5725 MHz-5850 MHz and 5925 MHz-6425 MHz.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 29, 2024.

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Wireless

India

Telecommunication Engineering Centre of India (TEC) Announces Interim Exemptions for 5G NR Interfaces on Routers

On Nov. 29, 2023,  TEC  of India issued notification no. 5-5/ 2021-TC/TEC, and issued interim exemption for 5G NR interfaces pertaining to Essential Requirement (ER) on Routers until Dec. 31, 2023.

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Wireless

Trinidad and Tobago

Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago  (TATT) Publishes Authorization of Cellular Repeaters

On Nov. 30, 2023,  TATT  published the Authorization of Cellular Repeaters.

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Wireless

Peru

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru  (MTC) Opens Public Consultation on the Amendment of Operating Conditions in the 5150 - 5250 MHz Band

On Nov. 27, 2023, the MTC  of Peru opened a public consultation through Ministerial Resolution No. 1685-2023-MTC/01.03 on the amendment of the annex Operating Conditions of Services Whose Equipment Uses the Bands 470 - 698 MHz, 915 - 928 MHz, 916 – 928 MHz, 2 400 - 2 483.5 MHz, 5 150 - 5 250 MHz, 5 250 - 5 350 MHz, 5 470 - 5 725 MHz, 5 725 - 5 850 MHz and 5 925 - 7125 MHz.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 14, 2023.

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Wireless

Malaysia

The Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia  (SIRIM) Announces Update on Renewal of CoC That Has Expired for More Than Six Months

On Dec. 12, 2023, SIRIM  issued announcement reference no. SQASI/CMCS/1/23/0009 on the Renewal of Certificate of Conformity (CoC) That Has Expired for More Than Six Months.

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Wireless

Argentina

Argentina National Communications Entity (ENACOM)  Allows 5G NR Technology to be Type-Approved

On Dec. 5, 2023, ENACOM  published Resolution 2097 ENACOM/23 Repeal Article 1 of Resolution No. E 5,762, which approved the ENACOM-Q2-61.03 V17.1 Technical Standard. Approved the Technical Standard ENACOM-Q2-61.03 V23.1 SCM and STeFI User Terminals.

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Wireless

Jordan

Jordan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Releases a Draft Update on Obtaining Type Approval for Telecommunications Devices

On Dec. 4, 2023, the TRA  released a notice requesting comments for the draft amending Instructions for Obtaining Type Approval for Telecommunications Devices and Organizing their Entry into the Kingdom. Modifications include certificate validity and application lead time.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 4, 2024.

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Wireless

Taiwan

Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC) Opens Public Consultation to Add Requirements for WLAN 6 GHz for the Revision of Technical Regulations for Low Power Radio Frequency Device

On Dec. 19, 2023, the NCC  of Taiwan released a public consultation on the amendment of section 5 of Low-power Radio-frequency Devices Technical Regulations (Vol. 029 No. 240 (2023-12-19)) to add requirements of the application scope, test items and applicable standards for low-power RF equipment from 5.945 GHz to 6.425 GHz brand.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 2, 2024.

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Wireless; Cybersecurity

India

Telecommunication Engineering Centre of India TEC Extends Timelines for Mandatory Security Testing of Wi-Fi CPE and IP Routers

On Dec. 26, 2023, the TEC  of India issued notification No. 1-6/2022-TC/TEC regarding extension of mandatory security testing of Wi-Fi CPE and IP Router under MTCTE  regulation. The mandatory start date to accept online applications for Wi-Fi CPEs and IP Routers on Integrated MTCTE and NCCS portals for security testing (ITSAR) has been extended to April 1, 2024.

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Wireless; Safety

Brazil

Brazil Anatel Notifies Acceptance of Test Reports for the Technical Safety and IPV6 Standards

On Dec. 14, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), published Letter No. 463/2023/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL, Letter No. 464/2023/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL and Letter No. 466/2023/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL. These official letters clarify some sections on safety standard (Act 17087) and IPv6 standard (Act 7971).

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November 2023 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary
Chemicals

SA

9/28/2023

USA EPA Finalizes Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including PFAS-Containing Articles

On September 28, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released pre-publication notice on TSCA Section 8(a)(7) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

This document was submitted for Final Rule publication in the Federal Register (FR) and will not be considered as the official version.

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Chemicals USA 10/11/2023

USA EPA Publishes Final Rule on Toxic Substances Control Act Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

On October 11, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Toxic Substances Control Act Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances.

In accordance with obligations under TSCA, EPA is requiring persons that manufacture (including import) or have manufactured these chemical substances in any year since January 1, 2011, to submit information to EPA.

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Chemicals, Sustainability France 10/12/2023

France Minister for Ecological Transition Publishes Three Ministerial Orders on Provision of Information Enabling the Identification of Endocrine Disruptors in Products

On October 12, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion published three Ministerial Orders regarding consumer information on the presence of endocrine disruptors in products:

1. Order of September 28, 2023, relating to the provision of information allowing the identification of endocrine disruptors in a product by means of an application;
2. Order of September 28, 2023, establishing the list of substances presenting endocrine disrupting properties mentioned in I and II of Article L. 5232-5 of the Public Health Code and the categories of products presenting a particular exposure risk mentioned in II of article L. 5232-5 of the public health code; and
3. Order of September 28, 2023 specifying the terms relating to the content and conditions of presentation of the information provided for in I and II of Article L. 5232-5 of the Public Health Code.

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Cyber Security, Wireless Singapore 9/22/2023

Singapore CSA Publishes Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for IoT

On September 22, 2023, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) published the following documents:

- Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for IoT Publication No. 1 Overview of the Scheme Version 1.3
- Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for IoT Publication No. 2 Scheme Specifications Version 1.3
- Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for IoT Publication No. 3 Requirements for Testing Laboratory Version 1.3
- Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme for IoT Publication No. 4 Assessment Methodology Version 1.0.

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Electrical and Electronic Waste Dominican Republic 7/14/2023

Dominican Republic MMARN Notifies Decree on Regulation for the Comprehensive Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Devices within the Framework of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

On October 11, 2023, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MMARN) notified the establishment of Decree 253-23 Regulation for the Comprehensive Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment within the Framework of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). This will strengthen the regulatory framework to appropriately manage waste electrical and electronic devices in Dominican Republic.

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EMC EU 10/20/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61800-3:2023 - EMC Requirements for PDS and Machine Tools

On October 20, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61800-3:2023 for adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - EMC requirements and specific test methods for PDS and machine tools.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on August 9, 2026.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals Taiwan 9/27/2023

Taiwan BSMI Issues Amendments to the Legal Inspection Requirements of BSMI Certification for Freezers

On September 27, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the amended Legal Inspection Requirements for Household Electrical Appliances to extend the scope of the BSMI certifications to upright and horizontal freezers with storage volumes not exceeding 700 liters. The amendment of regulation becomes effective on the same day.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals Taiwan 9/27/2023

Taiwan BSMI Issues Regulation for Mandatory BSMI Certification Requirements of Portable Air Conditioners

On September 27, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued Legal Inspection Requirements for Portable Air Conditioners Appliances Products to include portable air conditioners into the BSMI certification scope. The amendment of regulation becomes effective on the same day.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Explosive Atmospheres, Chemicals United Kingdom 10/3/2023

United Kingdom DBT Updates Guidance for Placing Manufactured Goods on the Market in Northern Ireland and Guidance on Using UKNI Marking

On October 3, 2023, the United Kingdom Department of Business and Trade (DBT) updated the guidance on placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland as well as the guidance on using the UKNI marking.

Updates include the following:
- Technical documentation section and information on when to use the CE marking added.
- NI's unfettered access to the UK and legal responsibilities added.
- Information added to moving goods from NI and placing goods on EU market sections.
- Webinars section removed.

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EMC, Safety

EU

9/29/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61439-7:2023 - Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies for Marinas, Camping Sites, Market Squares, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

On September 29, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61439-7:2023 for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies - assemblies for specific applications such as marinas, camping sites, market squares, electric vehicle charging stations.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on September 6, 2026.

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EMC, Safety

Vietnam

10/11/2023

Vietnam MOST Prepares Draft Technical Regulation on Electrical Equipment for Household Electrical and Similar Installations

On October 11, 2023, the Ministry of Science and Technology prepared QCVN:2023/BKHCN draft technical regulation on electrical equipment for household electrical and similar Installations. This technical regulation regulates the safety and management requirements of electrical equipment for domestic electrical installations and similar installations.

Any comments on this draft technical regulation can be submitted until December 10, 2023.

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EMC, Safety, Wireless

Moldova

10/4/2023

Republic of Moldova Publishes Revised Frequency Allocation Table

On October 4, 2023, the Republic of Moldova published under State Radio Frequency Commission Decision No. 1 of 15.09.2023 regarding the approval of the changes made to the National Table for Allocation of Frequency Bands.

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EMC, Wireless

South Korea

10/11/2023

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment

On October 11, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Notice on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc. under National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2023-85.

Comments are accepted until December 11, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Canada

8/19/2023

Canada NRCan Publishes Notice of Intent to Align Energy Efficiency Requirements for Six Appliances with U.S. Standards

On August 19, 2023, the Department of Natural Resources of Canada published a notice of intent to align energy efficiency requirements of refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers with the United States standards. 

These new requirements will come into effect in 2024. 

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Energy Efficiency

New Zealand

9/25/2023

New Zealand EECA Proposes Amendments to Energy Efficiency Regulation for Clothes Washing Machine and Rotary Dryers

On September 25, 2023, New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) proposed amendments to Energy Efficiency Regulation for clothes washing machine and rotary dryers. The purpose of this regulation is to align New Zealand's energy requirements for clothes washing machines and rotary dryers with the relevant Australian Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Determinations.

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Energy Efficiency

EU

9/20/2023

European Union EC Publishes Latest Directive on General Energy Efficiency

On September 20, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Directive (EU) 2023/1791 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2023 on energy efficiency and amending Regulation (EU) 2023/955 (recast). This directive provides measures to promote energy efficiency in the EU. This should ensure targets on energy efficiency are met and enables further energy efficiency improvements. 

This directive entered into force on October 10, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

New Zealand

9/25/2023

New Zealand EECA Proposes Amendments to Energy Efficiency Regulation for Dishwashers

On September 25, 2023, the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) proposed amendments to Energy Efficiency Regulation for dishwashers. The purpose of this regulation is to align New Zealand's energy requirements for dishwashers with the relevant Australian Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Determinations.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

9/26/2023

USA DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Test Procedure for Commercial Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers

On September 26, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published final rule for the energy conservation test procedure of commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezer, and freezers. 

The test methods for commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers have been updated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to include references to the most recent iterations of the relevant industry standards.

Additionally, DOE adopts test procedures that are in line with recently published waivers and interim waivers, defines new equipment category definitions, establishes product-specific enforcement provisions, permits volume determinations based on computer-aided designs, outlines a sampling plan for volume and total display area, and adopts additional clarifying amendments

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Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

9/28/2023

United Kingdom DESNZ & OPSS Publish Updated List of Energy-Related Consuming Products

On September 28, 2023, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published the updated list of energy-related products and applicable legislation.

List were updated showing the energy-related products with its associated regulations.

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Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

9/22/2023

Ukraine Approves Technical Regulation on Eco-design for Light Sources and Separate Control Gears

On September 27, 2023, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine published the adoption of Resolution dated September 22, 2023 No. 1018 on the Approval of the Technical Regulation on Eco-design Requirements for Light Sources and Separate Control Gears. This adoption was also announced in World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

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Energy Efficiency

EU

9/26/2023

European Union (EC) Publishes Amendments to the Energy Labelling Directives on Several Appliances

On September 26, 2023, the European Commission published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2048 of 4 July 2023 correcting Delegated Regulations (EU) No 626/2011, (EU) 2019/2015, (EU) 2019/2016 and (EU) 2019/2018 with regard to energy labelling requirements of air conditioners, light sources, refrigerating appliances, and refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function. This directive contains amendments reflecting some rephrasing and re-wordings of specific energy labelling directives and updating actual energy label visual figures for reference.

The changes entered into force on September 30, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Serbia

8/4/2023

Serbia Ministry of Mining and Energy Issues Eco-Design Requirements for Simple Set-Top Box Devices

On August 4, 2023, the Ministry of Mining and Energy published in the Official Gazette of RS No. 65, page 94, the regulation on eco-design requirements for simple set-top box devices (65/2023-94). This regulation entered into force on August 12, 2023, and will apply from March 1, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Australia

9/20/2023

Australia Federal Government Publishes Amendment of Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Act 2012

On September 20, 2023, the Australian Federal Government published Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Amendment (Administrative Changes) Act 2023. This Act amends the GEMS Act 2012 with the purpose to make it easier for businesses and industry to comply with the regulations and provide flexibility to introduce more energy efficient products in the Australian market.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

9/28/2023

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Motors

On September 28, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published the final rule for the energy conservation standards for dedicated purpose pool pump. 

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Energy Efficiency

USA

9/28/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

On September 28, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding the September 2023 NOPR as supplemented by this notice of data availability no later than November 6, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

India

10/4/2023

India BEE Releases Important Instructions to All Manufacturers and Permittees of Chillers Under STAR Labelling Scheme

On October 4, 2023, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an advisory related to important instruction to all manufacturers and permittees of chillers under STAR labelling scheme. This is with reference to the implementation of the mandatory regime of chillers with effect from January 1, 2024, and accordingly the label validity period.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

9/29/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Certification and Labeling Requirements, and Enforcement Provisions for Certain Consumer Products and Commercial Equipment

On September 28, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the certification and labeling requirements, and enforcement provision for certain consumer products and commercial equipment. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal no later than November 28, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

8/16/2023

Taiwan MOEA Issues Revised Draft Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Requirements of Dehumidifiers

On August 16, 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) opened for public comment the revised draft amendment to the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Dehumidifiers (former name: Requirements on Labelling and Inspection of Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency Rating and Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Dehumidifiers) until October 16, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

10/3/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures

On October 3, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the energy conservation standards for metal halide lamp fixtures. 

DOE will hold a public webinar upon request. Please request a public webinar no later than October 17, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

10/6/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Determination for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnace Fans

On October 6, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the energy conservation standards for consumer furnace fans. 

Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before December 5, 2023

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Energy Efficiency

USA

10/6/2023

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Water Heating Equipment

On October 6, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published final rule regarding the commercial water heating equipment.

The effective date of this rule is December 5, 2023. Compliance with the amended standards established for CWH equipment in this final rule is required on and after October 6, 2026.

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Energy Efficiency

El Salvador

8/30/2023

El Salvador OSARTEC Adopts Central American Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Specifications of Refrigerators and Freezers Appliances

On August 30, 2023, the Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) approved technical regulation RTCA 97.01.81:22 Electrical Products. Refrigerators and Freezers Appliances. Energy Efficiency Specifications. This technical regulation deals with the energy efficiency specifications of electrical products particular for refrigerators and freezers appliances.

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Energy Efficiency

Indonesia

10/3/2023

Indonesia MEMR Publishes Mandatory Energy Efficiency Regulation for Refrigerated Display Case

On October 3, 2023, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) published Decree No. 126.K/EK.06/DJE/2023. This new regulation establishes minimum energy performance standards and energy saving mark labels for refrigerated display case (RDC) energy utilizing equipment.

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Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

9/26/2023

Costa Rica MINAE Grants Regulatory Equivalence between Various Technical Standards and Costa Rican Technical Regulation

On September 26 and 27, 2023, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) approved the regulatory equivalence request presented by different companies shown below between different technical standards and Executive Decree 43616-COMEX-MEIC-MINAE that publishes Resolution No. 451-2021  (COMIECO-XCVIII), dated December 17, 2021, and its Annex Central American Technical Regulation (RTCA) No. 23.1.78:00: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Split Type (Inverter), Variable Coolant Flow, Free Discharge and Ductless Air Conditioners.

- Refrimundo SA
- Leaho Industrial Refrigeration SA
- Beirute Industrial Refrigeration SA
- Cooper and Tools Cat SRL
- MABECA SA Appliances
- Whirlpool Costa Rica SRL
- HI TEC SA

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Energy Efficiency

Uruguay

10/12/2023

Uruguay UNIT Publishes Standard UNIT 1170:2023 Seasonal Energy Efficiency - Air Conditioners - Specifications and Labeling

On October 12, 2023, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) published a standard on seasonal energy efficiency specifications and labeling for air conditioners under UNIT 1170:2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Uruguay

10/12/2023

Uruguay UNIT Publishes Standard UNIT 1138:2023 Energy Efficiency – Refrigeration Appliances for Domestic Use – Specifications and Labeling

On October 12, 2023, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) published a standard on energy efficiency specifications and labeling for refrigeration appliances for domestic use under UNIT 1138:2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

10/10/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator-Freezers

On October 10, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the energy conservation standards for commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR no later than December 11, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

India

10/12/2023

India BEE Releases Advisory to All Manufacturers/Permittees Registered under S&L Program for Pumpsets

On October 12, 2023, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions for all manufacturers/permittees of pumpsets registered under Star & Labelling program.

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Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

10/13/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Approves Update and Amendment of Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency

On October 13, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) approved the update and amendment of technical regulation for energy efficiency.

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Energy Efficiency

South Korea

10/10/2023

South Korea KEA Publishes Information on Expansion of Automatically Approved Items Reported for Efficiency Management Equipment

On October 10, 2023, the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) announced that it will expand the list of equipment under report automatic approval function and published Efficiency Management Equipment Report Automatic Approval User Manual.

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Energy Efficiency

Panama

9/14/2023

Panama MICI Adopts Central American Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Specifications of Refrigerators and Freezers Appliances

On September 14, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) adopted the Central American technical regulation RTCA 97.01.81:22 through Resolution No. 59. This technical regulation deals with the energy efficiency specifications of electrical products specifically for refrigerators and freezers appliances.

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Energy Efficiency

South Africa

10/5/2023

South Africa Department of Trade, Industry and Competition Publishes Proposes Compulsory Specification for Efficiency Requirements of Electric Motors

On October 5, 2023, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition published National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act (5/2008), Amended through Legal Metrology Act (9/2014) - Proposed Compulsory Specification for Efficiency Requirements of Electric Motors (VC 9113).

Comment were accepted until November 5, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/12/2023

USA DOE Publishes Correction for the Final Rule of the Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump Motors

On October 12, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a correction regarding the final rule for the energy conservation standards for dedicated purpose pool pump. 

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Energy Efficiency

Global

10/20/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61800-9-2:2023 - Energy Efficiency Determination & Classification for Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

On October 20, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61800-9-2:2023. This standard deals with adjustable speed electrical power drive systems, specifically the eco-design for motor systems. 

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Energy Efficiency

USA

10/20/2023

USA DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Electric Motors

On October 20, 2023, the US Department of Energy published the direct final rule confirming the effective and compliance date of the energy efficiency standards for electric motors. 

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Australia

9/15/2023

Australia Standards Publishes AS 5102.1:2019 Amd 2:2023 - Measurement of Energy Consumption and Performance for Swimming Pool Pump Units

On September 15, 20223, the Standards Australia published AS 5102.1:2019 Amendment 2:2023. This Standard specifies requirements for the determination of energy consumption of swimming pool pump units operating on single-phase electricity.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Global

9/8/2023

ISO Publishes New Standard for General Requirements of Energy Classification for Many Types of Fans (ISO 12759-1:2023)

On September 8, 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 12759-1:2023 Fans — Efficiency Classification for Fans — Part 1: General Requirements to Guide to the User and Legislator in Determining the Fan Efficiency by Identifying Fan Types and Installation Categories.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

10/8/2023

Kuwait PAI Publishes New Mandatory Standards for Energy Efficiency

On October 8, 2023, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) published Ministerial Resolution n. 16/2023 regarding adoption of 4 new mandatory standards for energy efficiency and performance.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Performance, Sustainability

EU

9/28/2023

European Union (EC) Reviews the Eco-design and Energy Labeling Requirements for Solid-fuel Boilers

On September 28, 2023, the European Commission (EC) opened initiatives to review the eco-design and energy labelling requirements for solid-fuel boilers. This plans to tackle material efficiency issues such as durability, reparability and recyclability.

Comments are accepted until December 21, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

10/13/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Approves Update and Amendment of Technical Regulation for Individual Electric Mobility (Scooters)

On October 13, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) approved the update and amendment of technical regulation for individual electric mobility (scooters).

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Taiwan

9/19/2023

Taiwan BSMI Announces New and Revised National Standards Related to Robotics, Household Appliances and Lamps

On September 19, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced in the National Standards of the Republic of China (CNS) service system the release of new national standards for robotics, amended national standards for household appliances, and revised national standards for lamps.

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F Gas, Chemicals

New Zealand

9/29/2023

New Zealand Ministry for the Environment Updates Public Consultation on Proposed Measures to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Fluorinated Gases

On September 29, 2023, the Ministry for the Environment released an update on public consultation related to proposed measures to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The proposed prohibitions set out the policies to reduce the contribution of F-gases to New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, recognizing the negative impact of these substances on the climate.

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F Gas, Chemicals

EU

10/5/2023

European Union Parliament and the Council Reach a Provisional Agreement on New Regulations to Reduce Emissions of Fluorinated Gases and Ozone-depleting Substances

On October 5, 2023, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on new regulations related to reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fluorinated gases (F-gases) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS).

This provisional agreement finalizes negotiations on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) and confirms an informal agreement reached in June on ozone-depleting substances (ODSs).

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F Gas, Chemicals

Brazil

10/5/2023

Brazil IBAMA Reports on Implementation of the Kigali Amendment to Reduce HFCs

On October 5, 2023, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) announced future publication of a Normative Instruction (IN) to implement Kigali Amendment to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Brazil.

This new stage in the implementation will take Brazil into new steps in reducing the emission of HFCs that greatly contribute to global warming.

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F Gas, Chemicals

USA

10/19/2023

USA EPA Publishes Proposed Rule on Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Management of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons & Substitutes under Subsection (h) of the American Innovation & Manufacturing Act 2020

On October 19, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule entitled Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Management of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons and Substitutes Under Subsection (h) of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (88 FR 72216).

This proposal discusses:
- Management of regulated substances;
- Amendments to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and
- Enforcement and compliance.

The comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before December 18, 2023.

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Noise

Global

10/3/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60704-2-13 - Requirements for Cooking Fume Extractors

On October 3, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60704-2-13:2023. This standard deals with the test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise for cooking fume extractors.

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Performance

EU

9/29/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60851-3:2023 - Winding Wires Mechanical Properties

On September 29, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60851-3:2023 for winding wires - test methods - mechanical properties.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on September 26, 2026.

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Performance

EU

10/6/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 62751-2:2014/A2:2023 - Modular Multilevel Converters for High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Systems

On October 6, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 62751-2:2014/A2:2023 for power losses in voltage sourced converter (VSC) valves for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems : modular multilevel converters.

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Performance

EU

10/13/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50194-1:2023 - Electrical Apparatus for Detection of Flammable Gases in Household Premises

On October 13, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50194-1:2023 for electrical apparatus for the detection of flammable gases in household premises - test methods and performance requirements.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on August 14, 2026.

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Performance

Taiwan

9/7/2023

Taiwan BSMI Announces New Standards for the Performance Criteria of Service Robots

On September 7, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced in the National Standards of the Republic of China (CNS) service system the release of new national standards for the performance criteria and related test methods for service robots.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

10/13/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 41

On October 13, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Performance, Safety

China

10/11/2023

China CNCA Issues Implementation Rule for Voluntary Product Certification of Stationary Echelon Utilization Battery

On October 11, 2023, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) published Announcement No. 19 of 2023, releasing the new Implementation Rules for the Certification of New Energy Vehicle Power Battery Echelon Utilization Products—Stationary Echelon Utilization Battery (CNCA: EBEU-01:2023). The announcement will be effective from the same day.

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Performance, Safety, EMC

Global, CB Scheme

9/29/2023

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 39

On September 29, 2023, a new testing equipment list was published and replaced to the IECEE website.

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RoHS, Chemicals

EU

10/20/2023

European Union EC Publishes Draft Commission Delegated Directive on Exemption for Cadmium in Downshifting Quantum Dots Directly Deposited on LED Semiconductor Chips

On October 20, 2023, the European Commission published Draft Commission Delegated Directive Amending Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an Exemption for Cadmium in Downshifting Quantum Dots Directly Deposited on LED Semiconductor Chips through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is December 19, 2023.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

9/22/2023

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 38

On September 22, 2023, a new testing equipment list was published and replaced to the IECEE website.

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Safety

Thailand

9/28/2023

Thailand OCPB Publishes Announcement on Determination for Products Containing Laser Light as Label-controlled Products

On September 28, 2023, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published Announcement of the Committee on Labels regarding products containing laser light as label-controlled products. This announcement specifies that products containing laser light as a component are considered as label-controlled products.

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Safety

Global

9/29/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60512-99-003:2023 - Endurance Test Schedules Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On September 29, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60512-99-003:2023. This standard deals with test schedule for balanced single-pair connectors separating (unmating) under electrical load.

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Safety

Global

9/29/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60335-2-89:2019/COR3 2023 - Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice-makers

On September 29, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60335-2-89:2019/COR3:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances and icemakers with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or motor-compressor.

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Safety

China

9/22/2023

China CNCA Publishes Announcement on Revising Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Electric Bicycles

On September 22, 2023, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) published an announcement No. 18 of 2023 to revise the old certification rules CNCA-C11-16:2021 Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Electric Bicycles to the new version CNCA-C11-16:2023, which was effective on September 14, 2023.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

9/29/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 39

On September 29, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Safety

United Arab Emirates

9/21/2023

UAE MoIAT Prepares Draft Cabinet Resolution Regarding List of Physiological Requirements for Electrical Vehicle Systems

On September 21, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) prepared a draft cabinet resolution regarding list of physiological requirements for electrical vehicle systems.

The deadline for comments is November 20, 2023.

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Safety

EU

9/29/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62208:2023 - Empty Enclosures for Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies

On September 29, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62208:2023 for empty enclosures for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies - general requirements.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on September 6, 2026.

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Safety

Global

9/29/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61439-1:2020/COR2:2023 – General Rules of Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies

On September 29, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61439-1:2020/COR2:2023. This standard deals with the general rules of low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies.

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Safety

Colombia

9/27/2023

Colombia Ministry of Mines & Energy Publishes Draft Technical Regulation Update for Electrical Installations (RETIE)

On September 27, 2023, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia published the draft resolution by which the technical regulation of electrical installation RETIE is modified.

Modification of the deadline to submit comments is on November 26, 2023.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

10/4/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Proposes Draft Amendment to Technical Regulation for Gas Appliances and Accessories

On October 4, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) proposed draft amendment to technical regulation for gas appliances and accessories.

Comments and feedbacks were submitted until November 2, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

9/26/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Standard CSA C22.2 NO. 60730-2-23 - Requirements for Electrical Sensors and Sensing Elements

On September 26, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a draft new standard CSA C22.2 NO. 60730-2-23 which deals with the requirements for electrical sensors and sensing elements.

Comments were accepted until October 26, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

9/25/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Standard C22.2 NO. 60335-2-118 - Requirements for Professional Ice-cream Makers

On September 25, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a draft new standard C22.2 NO. 60335-2-118 which deals with the requirements for professional ice-cream makers.

Comments were accepted until October 26, 2023.

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Safety

EU

10/6/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60670-21:2007/A1:2023 - Boxes and Enclosures with Provision for Suspension Means

On October 6, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60670-21:2007/A1:2023 for boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - particular requirements for boxes and enclosures with provision for suspension means.

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Safety

EU

10/6/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60670-21:2007/A11:2023 - Boxes and Enclosures with Provision for Suspension Means

On October 6, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60670-21:2007/A11:2023 for boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - particular requirements for boxes and enclosures with provision for suspension means.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

10/6/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 40

On October 6, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Safety

Thailand

10/6/2023

Thailand OCPB Publishes Announcement on Determination of Personal Computer and Computer Device as Label-Controlled Goods

On October 6, 2023, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published through World Trade Organization (WTO) website the addendum of Notification of the Committee on Labels, titled Determination of Personal Computer and Computer Device as Label-Controlled Goods.

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Safety

Thailand

10/6/2023

Thailand OCPB Publishes Announcement on Determination of Halogen Oven as Label-Controlled Goods

On October 6, 2023, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published through World Trade Organization (WTO) website the addendum of Notification of the Committee on Labels, titled Determination of Halogen Oven as Label-Controlled Goods.

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Safety

Thailand

10/6/2023

Thailand OCPB Publishes Announcement on Determination of Ultraviolet C Products as Label-Controlled Goods

On October 6, 2023, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published through World Trade Organization (WTO) website the addendum of Notification of the Committee on Labels, titled Determination of Ultraviolet Radiation in the C Range of Wavelengths (Ultraviolet) as Label-Controlled Goods.

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Safety

EU

10/6/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61557-7:2022/A1:2023 - Phase Sequence of Electrical Safety in Low Voltage Distribution Systems

On October 6, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 61557-7:2022/A1:2023 for electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 v ac and 1 500 v dc - equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - phase sequence.

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Safety

EU

10/6/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62788-2-1:2023 - Photovoltaic Modules Polymeric Materials - Frontsheet and Back sheet

On October 6, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62788-2-1:2023 for safety requirements of measurement procedures for materials used in photovoltaic modules : polymeric materials - frontsheet and back sheet.

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Safety

GCC

10/10/2023

GSO Prepares Draft Amendment Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances for Skin or Hair Care

On October 10, 2023, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) prepared draft amendment standard GSO 03/DS/ IEC 60335-2-23:2023 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety requirements for appliances for skin or hair care.

Comments and feedbacks can be submitted until December 5, 2023.

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Safety

United Kingdom

10/7/2023

United Kingdom DBT Publishes Updates on Guidance for UCKA & UKNI Markings and Placing Manufactured Products in Great Britain & Northern Ireland

On October 7, 2023, the United Kingdom Department of Business and Trade (DBT) published various updates for product safety.

Updates include the following:
- UKCA marking: conformity assessment and documentation
- Using the UKCA marking
- Using the UKNI marking
- Placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland
- Placing manufactured products on the market in Great Britain.

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Safety

Argentina

10/4/2023

Argentina Mercosur Releases Draft on Technical Regulation on Powertrains of Electric Vehicles

On October 4, 2023, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) released Draft Resolution No. 09/23- MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on Powertrains of Electric Vehicles. This establishes technical requirements that E-vehicles must meet for road safety.

Comments are accepted until December 3, 2023.

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Safety

Ecuador

10/10/2023

Ecuador INEN Announces Details of Meeting of Technical Committee for Technical Regulation on Safety of Gas Kitchen Appliances

On October 10, 2023, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released the meeting schedule for the Standardization Technical Committee Gas Domestic Kitchens for NTE INEN 2259 Domestic Kitchen Appliances that Use Gaseous Fuels. Safety. Requirements and Methods of Test.

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Safety

Global

10/12/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61095:2023 - Electromechanical Contactors for Household and Similar Purposes

On October 12, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61095:2023. This standard deals with electromechanical contactors for household and similar purposes.

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Safety

EU

10/13/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60269-6:2011/A1:2023 - Fuse-Links for Protection of Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems

On October 13, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60269-6:2011/A1:2023 for low-voltage fuses - supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of solar photovoltaic energy systems.

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Safety

Global

10/13/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61196-8-1:2023 - Blank Detail Specification for Semi-flexible Cables with Fluoropolymer Dielectric

On October 13, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61196-8-1:2023. This standard deals with blank detail specification for semi-flexible cables with fluoropolymer dielectric.

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Safety

Global

10/13/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61196-9-1:2023 - Blank Detail Specification for Flexible RF Coaxial Cables

On October 13, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61196-9-1:2023. This standard deals with blank detail specification for flexible RF coaxial cables.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

10/16/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Technical Regulation for General Requirements for Machinery Safety

On October 16, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft technical regulation for general requirements for machinery safety.

Comments and feedback can be sent until December 15, 2023.

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Safety

Global

10/17/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61439-4:2023 - Requirements for Assemblies for Construction Sites (ACS)

On October 17, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61439-4:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for assemblies for construction sites (ACS).

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Safety

Global

10/19/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61442:2023 - Test Methods for Accessories for Power Cables

On October 19, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61442:2023. This standard deals with the test methods for accessories for power cables with rated voltages from 6 kV (Um = 7,2 kV) up to 36 kV (Um = 42 kV). 

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Safety

Canada

10/5/2023

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Standard CSA C22.2 No. 283 - Safety for Adapters in Use with Electric Vehicle Couplers

On October 5, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new draft standard CSA C22.2 No. 283 which deals with the safety for adapters in use with electric vehicle couplers.

Comments were accepted until November 1, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

10/2/2023

Canada SCC Draft Reaffirmation of CSA C22.2 NO. 182.2:M87 (R2019) - Industrial Locking Type, Special Use Attachment Plugs, Receptacles and Connectors

On October 2, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of CSA C22.2 NO. 182.2:M87 (R2019). This standard deals with industrial locking type, special use attachment plugs, receptacle, and connectors.

Comments were accepted until November 1, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

10/2/2023

Canada SCC Draft Reaffirmation of CSA C22.2 NO. 182.5:14 (R2019) - Photovoltaic Connectors

On October 2, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of CSA C22.2 NO. 182.5:14 (R2019). This standard deals with photovoltaic connectors.

Comments were accepted until November 1, 2023.

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Safety

Israel

10/19/2023

Israel MEI Notifies Stakeholders for Changes of Mandatory Standard SI 60745 Part 1 - Hand-held Motor-operated Electric Tools

On October 19, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders for the changes of mandatory standard SI 60745 Part 1 - Hand-held Motor-operated Electric Tools - Safety General Requirements.

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Safety

EU

10/20/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61800-5-1:2023 - Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

On October 20, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61800-5-1:2023 for adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - safety requirements - electrical, thermal and energy.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on October 20, 2026.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

10/20/2023

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 42

On October 20, 2023, a new testing equipment list were published and replaced to the IECEE website.
 
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Safety

China

9/29/2023

China CNCA Issues Draft Implementation Rules for CCC Certification of Commercial Gas-Burning Appliances

On September 29, 2023, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA) under the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published through the World Trade Organization (WTO) Notification No. G/TBT/N/CHN/1756, the draft CNCA-C24-02:202X Implementation Rules for Compulsory Product Certification of Commercial Gas-Burning Appliances for public comment until November 28, 2023.

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Safety

EU

10/20/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62040-1:2019/A1:2023 - Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)

On October 20, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN IEC 62040-1:2019/A1:2023 for uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - safety requirements.

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Safety

Ecuador

10/25/2023

Ecuador INEN Announces Details of Meeting of Technical Committee for Technical Regulation on Safety of Gas Kitchen Appliances

On October 25, 2023, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released the meeting schedule for the Standardization Technical Committee Gas Domestic Kitchens for NTE INEN 2259 Domestic Kitchen Appliances that Use Gaseous Fuels. Safety. Requirements and Methods of Test.

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Safety

South Korea

10/19/2023

South Korea, Consumer Goods Safety - KATS Published Safety Standards for Reusable Batteries (KC 10031) and Partial Revision of Safety Management Operation Guidelines

On October 19, 2023, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published under Notice No. 2023-445 the newly established Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-acid Electrolytes - Safety Requirements for Secondary Lithium Batteries to Repurpose Used Lithium Batteries (KC 10031) and the partial revision of Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Operation Guidelines.

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Safety

EU

10/27/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 62841-4-7:2022/AC:2023-10 - Pedestrian Controlled Walk-Behind Lawn Scarifiers and Aerators

On October 27, 2023, the European Committee for Ele