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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.

Blue connected network of lines above globe viewed from space

규제 분야의 최신 소식 확인

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

January 2024 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Chemicals

European Union

2/07/2024

EC Requests ECHA to Prepare an Investigation Report on Aromatic Brominated Flame Retardants

The European Commission (EC) has requested European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to prepare an investigation report on aromatic brominated flame retardants, that will support the Commission decide whether to request ECHA to prepare a restriction dossier.

The objective of this call for evidence is to gather information on the sectors where aromatic brominated retardants are used, materials, concentrations, end-uses, volumes, information on releases as well as end-of-life information per use.

Deadline for providing input will be until April 5, 2024.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

2/20/2024

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

2/09/2024

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

12/18/2023

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

12/20/2023

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

12/29/2023

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

12/23/2023

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

12/27/2023

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

12/29/2023

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

12/25/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

1/8/2024

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

12/28/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

1/15/2024

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

1/25/2024

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

1/24/2024

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).

Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

12/21/2023

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


Official source

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

12/27/2023

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

1/8/2024

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

1/23/2024

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.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Safety

Japan

1/9/2024

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.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Safety, Cybersecurity

Global, CB Scheme

1/12/2024

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

11/27/2023

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

12/28/2023

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

11/28/2023

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

11/28/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/29/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/18/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

1/2/2024

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

1/3/2024

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

11/24/2023

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

12/20/2023

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.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Arab Emirates

12/15/2023

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

12/18/2023

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.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

12/18/2023

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

12/11/2023

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

12/31/2023

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

12/21/2023

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

12/27/2023

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

12/27/2023

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

12/18/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

1/15/2024

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

12/13/2023

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

1/5/2024

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

1/16/2024

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.

Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Singapore

1/12/2024

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

1/5/2024

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

1/17/2024

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

1/22/2024

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

1/22/2024

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

1/19/2024

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.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Chile

12/26/2023

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

1/23/2024

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

1/24/2024

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

12/15/2023

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.


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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Canada

12/18/2023

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

1/9/2024

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

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Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

1/1/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

12/22/2023

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

1/12/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

1/19/2024

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.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Vietnam

12/21/2023

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.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Vietnam

12/21/2023

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

1/1/2024

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

12/26/2023

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

1/26/2024

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.

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Performance

Malaysia

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

1/9/2024

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

12/22/2023

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.

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Performance

EU

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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.

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Performance

EU

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

1/10/2024

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

1/12/2024

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

1/12/2024

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

1/12/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

12/20/2023

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

1/19/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

1/19/2024

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

1/26/2024

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

1/26/2024

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

1/26/2024

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

12/22/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 51

On Dec. 22, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 

Official source

Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

1/1/2024

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.

Official source

Performance, Safety

India

12/29/2023

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

1/22/2024

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).

Official source

Performance, Safety

Iraq

1/8/2024

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

12/23/2023

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).

Official source

REACH, Chemicals

EU

1/23/2024

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

1/10/2024

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.

Official source

RoHS, Chemicals

Turkey

1/20/2024

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).

Official source

Safety

United Kingdom

11/30/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Chile

12/17/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

12/1/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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.

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

12/15/2023

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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Australia, New Zealand

12/1/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/26/2023

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

1/5/2024

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/22/2023

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

12/7/2023

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

12/31/2023

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

1/9/2024

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

1/9/2024

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

12/19/2023

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

12/20/2023

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

12/20/2023

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

12/21/2023

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

1/2/2024

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

1/10/2024

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

1/12/2024

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

1/10/2024

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

12/29/2023

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.

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Safety

Tanzania

1/10/2024

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.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2023

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.

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Safety

Canada

1/9/2024

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.

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Safety

Ecuador

12/29/2023

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.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2023

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.

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Safety

Canada

1/9/2024

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.

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Safety

Canada

1/9/2024

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.

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Safety

EU

1/5/2024

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.

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Nepal

1/9/2024

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

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Safety

EU

12/13/2023

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.

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Safety

Tanzania

1/10/2024

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.

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Safety

South Korea

1/15/2024

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.

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Safety

South Korea

1/11/2024

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.

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Safety

Tanzania

1/10/2024

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.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

1/19/2024

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. 

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Safety

Chile

1/15/2024

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. 

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Safety

Tanzania

1/10/2024

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.

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Safety

EU

1/19/2024

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.

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Safety

Jordan

12/26/2023

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

1/22/2024

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).

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Safety

South Korea

1/22/2024

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.

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Safety

Peru

1/22/2024

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).

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Safety

Peru

1/22/2024

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).


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Safety

Thailand

1/16/2024

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.

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Safety

Global

1/26/2024

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.

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Safety

EU

1/26/2024

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).

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Global

12/13/2023

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

12/15/2023

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.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/15/2023

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.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/15/2023

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.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/15/2023

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.

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Safety, Performance

Canada

12/14/2023

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.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/13/2023

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.

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Safety, Performance

GCC

12/20/2023

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


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Safety, Performance

Tanzania

1/10/2024

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.

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Safety, Performance

EU

1/12/2024

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

12/1/2023

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

1/26/2024

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

11/16/2023

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

12/5/2023

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

1/4/2024

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

12/19/2023

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

12/27/2023

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

1/23/2024

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

1/23/2024

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

1/23/2024

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

1/23/2024

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

1/23/2024

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

1/23/2024

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

1/3/2024

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

12/7/2023

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

12/30/2023

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

11/1/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

11/23/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/20/2023

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

12/28/2023

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

12/27/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

12/26/2023

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

11/9/2023

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

1/8/2024

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

12/29/2023

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

12/18/2023

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

1/3/2024

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

11/29/2023

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

1/19/2024

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

12/22/2023

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

11/19/2023

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

1/5/2024

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

1/12/2024

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

1/23/2024

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

1/25/2024

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 Published Date Summary

Food Contact Materials

European Union

2/09/2024

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

8/24/2021

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

2/01/2024

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

2/20/2024

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

12/11/2023

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

2/05/2024

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

11/28/2023

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

12/4/2023

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

11/15/2023

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

12/18/2023

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

11/24/2023

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

10/31/2023

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

10/31/2023

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

12/5/2023

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

11/17/2023

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

11/13/2023

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

10/18/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

11/29/2023

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

11/23/2023

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

12/5/2023

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

12/4/2023

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

12/5/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/4/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

11/30/2023

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

11/30/2023

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

12/7/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/23/2023

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

12/26/2023

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

12/25/2023

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

11/2/2023

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

12/4/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

11/30/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

11/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/13/2023

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

12/8/2023

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.

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Official source

Performance

EU

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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.

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Official source

Performance

EU

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/7/2023

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.

Official source

RoHS; Chemicals

Global

12/15/2023

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).

Official source

RoHS; Safety; Performance; Chemicals

China

12/6/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Canada

11/8/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Kuwait

11/14/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Chile

11/27/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Chile

11/24/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/29/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/29/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Singapore

12/1/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/29/2023

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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Official source

Safety

Global; CB Scheme

12/1/2023  The month should be November per body text.

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.

Official source

Safety

United Arab Emirates

11/6/2023

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.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

China

11/23/2023

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

10/7/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

China

10/7/2023

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).

Official source

Official source

Safety

Chile

11/24/2023

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. 

Official source

Safety

EU

11/24/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/28/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Official source

Safety

Kenya

9/29/2023

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.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Australia; New Zealand

12/1/2023

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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Official source

Safety

Global

12/6/2023

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. 

Official source

Safety

Australia; New Zealand

12/1/2023

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

12/6/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Global

12/6/2023

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

10/13/2023

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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Official source

Safety

Eswatini

12/1/2023

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.

Official source

Safety

Global; CB Scheme

12/8/2023

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.
 
Official source

Safety

Global

12/6/2023

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

11/30/2023

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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Official source

Safety

China

11/13/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/1/2023

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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Global

12/14/2023

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

12/14/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/4/2023

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

12/7/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/19/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/15/2023

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

12/20/2023

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

12/19/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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

12/8/2023

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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EU

12/15/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

11/20/2023

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

11/20/2023

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

12/7/2023

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

12/8/2023

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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Global

12/21/2023

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

11/30/2023

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

11/30/2023

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

12/19/2023

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

11/15/2023

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

11/26/2023

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

10/26/2023

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

11/29/2023

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

12/18/2023

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

11/28/2023

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

11/23/2023

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

9/29/2023

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

11/23/2023

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

11/24/2023

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

11/28/2023

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

11/24/2023

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

11/21/2023

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

11/27/2023

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

11/23/2023

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

9/20/2023

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

11/24/2023

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

11/24/2023

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

11/27/2023

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

11/27/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

12/1/2023

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

11/29/2023

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

11/30/2023

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

11/27/2023

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

12/12/2023

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

12/5/2023

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

12/4/2023

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

12/19/2023

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

12/26/2023

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

12/14/2023

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
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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 Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 62841-4-7:2022/AC:2023-10 for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – safety : particular requirements for pedestrian controlled walk-behind lawn scarifiers and aerators.

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Safety, Chemicals

Australia

9/8/2023

Australia Standards Publishes AS 60896.11:2023 - Requirements and Test Methods for Vented Type Stationary Lead Acid Batteries

On September 8, 2023, the Standards Australia published AS 60896.11:2023. This standard specifies general requirements and the main characteristics, together with corresponding test methods associated with all types and construction modes of lead-acid stationary batteries, excluding valve-regulated types.

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Safety, Chemicals

Australia

9/8/2023

Australia Standards Publishes AS 60896.22:2023 - Requirements for Valve Regulated Type Stationary Lead Acid Batteries

On September 8, 2023, the Standards Australia published AS 60896.22:2023. This standard aims to assist the specifier in the understanding of the purpose of each test contained within AS 60896.21 and provide guidance on a suitable requirement that will result in the battery meeting the needs of a particular industry application and operational condition.

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Safety, Chemicals

Australia

9/8/2023

Australia Standards Publishes AS 60896.21:2023 - Test Methods for Valve Regulated Stationary Lead Acid Batteries

On September 8, 2023, the Standards Australia published AS 60896.21:2023. This standard specifies the methods of test for all types and construction of valve regulated stationary lead acid cells and monobloc batteries used in standby power applications.

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Safety, Cyber Security, Wireless

Global, CB Scheme

10/6/2023

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 40

On October 6, 2023, a new testing equipment list were published and replaced to the IECEE website. 
  
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Safety, EMC

EU

9/29/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61439-5:2023 - Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies for Power Distribution in Public Networks

On September 29, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61439-5:2023 for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies - assemblies for power distribution in public networks.

Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on September 6, 2026.

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Safety, EMC

Global, CB Scheme

10/20/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 42

On October 20, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Safety, EMC, Performance

South Korea

10/12/2023

South Korea MOTIE Publishes Partial Revision of Electric Equipment Technical Standards

On October 12, 2023, the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) published the partial revision of Korean Electrical Equipment Regulations (notification no. 2023-197).

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Safety, Performance

EU

10/6/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 60601-2-76:2019/A1:2023 - Low Energy Ionized Gas Haemostasis Equipment

On October 6, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60601-2-76:2019/A1:2023 for medical electrical equipment - particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of low energy ionized gas haemostasis equipment.

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Safety, Performance

EU

10/20/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61800-5-3:2023 - Functional, Electrical and Environmental Requirements for Encoders

On October 20, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61800-5-3:2023 for adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - safety requirements - functional, electrical and environmental requirements for encoders.

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Sanitation

EU

9/27/2023

European Union EC Publishes Draft Decision on European Positive Lists of Substances, Compositions & Constituents Authorized for Use in Products that Come into Contact with Water for Human Consumption

On September 27, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published 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 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is November 26, 2023.

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Sanitation

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

9/28/2023

MERCOSUR Publishes Draft Resolution on Modification of Technical Regulations on Positive List of Monomers, Starting Substances & Polymers for Plastic Packaging & Equipment in Contact with Food

On September 28, 2023, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) published Draft Resolution No. 10/23 - Modification of GMC Resolution No. 02/12 MERCOSUR Technical Regulations on the Positive List of Monomers, Other Starting Substances and Polymers Authorized for the Production of Plastic Packaging and Equipment in Contact with Food through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final comments are accepted until November 27, 2023.

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Sanitation

Ukraine

10/2/2023

Ukraine MOZ Publishes Draft Order on Approval of Special Requirements for Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

On October 2, 2023, the Ministry of Health (MOZ) announced the publication of the draft order on approval of special requirements for plastic materials and objects intended for contact with food products. 

The final date for comments and suggestions was October 12, 2023.

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Sanitation

China

9/6/2023

China CFSA Announces Release of National Food Safety Standards including Food Contact Material Standards

On September 6, 2023, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) published an announcement on the release of 85 national food safety standards. These standards are about food safety standards including food contact materials and products, and chemicals in food contact materials and products, with different implementation dates.

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Sustainability, Performance

EU

10/6/2023

European Union (EC) Releases Draft Regulating Eco-design Requirements of Industrial Fans

On October 6, 2023, the European Commission released Commission Regulation (EU) implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding eco-design requirements for fans driven by motors with an electric input power between 125 W and 500 kW and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 327/2011. Fans driven by motors are an important element of gas handling products and systems. 

Comments were accepted until November 3, 2023.

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Wireless

Trinidad & Tobago

9/21/2023

Trinidad and Tobago TATT Publishes 5G Public Mobile Network Framework

On September 21, 2023, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) published Framework for Fifth Generation (5G) Public Mobile Telecommunications Networks that was developed to create the regulatory environment to support the introduction and development of 5G networks in Trinidad and Tobago.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Indonesia

9/19/2023

Indonesia SDPPI Opens Public Consultation on the Draft Technical Standard of LTE and IMT-2020 Equipment

On September 19, 2023, the Directorate General of Postal Resources and Equipment and Informatics (SDPPI) of Indonesia released the draft decree on Technical Standards for Cellular Mobile Telecommunication Tools and/or Equipment Based on Long Term Evolution and International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 Technology.

Responses and input were submitted until October 1, 2023.

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Wireless

Trinidad & Tobago

9/25/2023

Trinidad and Tobago TATT Publishes Amended Equipment Standardization and Certification Framework

On September 25, 2023, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) published Equipment Standardization and Certification Framework for the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors Version 2.0.

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Wireless

United Kingdom

9/27/2023

United Kingdom Ofcom Publishes Statement on the Availability of the 26 GHz and 40 GHz Bands for Mobile Technology

On September 27, 2023, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) published a statement about Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses; Making the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands available for mobile technology. This statement is in accordance to the consultation conducted last March 13 to May 22, regarding their decision to use a large amount of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum to be used for mobile technology, such as 5G.

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Wireless

Singapore

9/27/2023

Singapore IMDA Opens Public Consultation on Revision of Technical Specifications for Cellular Base Station and Repeater System

On September 27, 2023, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore opened a public consultation on the draft Technical Specification Cellular Base Station and Repeater System (IMDA TS CBS Issue 1 Rev 3, xxx 2023).

Comments were accepted until October 11, 2023.

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Wireless

Micronesia

10/26/2023

Micronesia TRA Publishes Frequency Allocation Table

On October 26, 2023, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Micronesia published the National Table of Frequency Allocations.

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Wireless

Botswana

8/1/2023

Botswana BOCRA Announces Type Approval List of Exemption

On August 1, 2023, the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) issued a letter with Reference: BOCRA 1/7/13 II (8), announcing telecommunications equipment’s which are to be exempted from Type Approval.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Jordan

8/30/2023

Jordan TRC Updates List of Allocated Frequencies for Short Range Devices

On August 30, 2023, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) of Jordan released Issue 2 of the Frequency license Issued by the Authority to the Public. This document lists the frequencies allocated for the use of short-range devices (SRDs) with corresponding technical specifications reference.

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Wireless

USA

9/28/2023

USA FCC Publishes Report and Order and Opened Public Consultation on Operation of Very Low Power Devices in the 6 GHz Band

On September 28, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of USA published a report and order and opened a public consultation on In the Matter of Unlicensed Use of the 6 GHz Band; Expanding Flexible Use in Mid-Band Spectrum Between 3.7 and 24 GHz (Second Report and Order, Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Memorandum Opinion and Order of Remand ET Docket No. 18-295; GN Docket No. 17-183).

For the second further 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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Wireless

South Korea

10/4/2023

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Technical Standards for Wireless Equipment for Telecommunication Business

On October 4, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Technical Standards for Wireless Equipment for Telecommunications Business under National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2023-84.

Comments are accepted until December 4, 2023.

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Wireless

China

10/13/2023

China MIIT Publishes Wireless LAN Equipment Supporting IPv6 Protocol for Testing Capability in SRRC

On October 13, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the MIIT - Radio Committee Notice No. 174 of 2023 Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Matters Concerning Testing Capability of Wireless Local Area Network Equipment Supporting IPv6 Protocol in Type Approval (SRRC), which will become effective from December 1, 2023.

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Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

10/10/2023

Vietnam MIC Publishes Allocation of 1920-1980 and 2110-2170 MHz Band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

On October 10, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) published 1920-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz Frequency Band Planning for Vietnam's IMT Mobile Communication System (Circular No. 12/2023/TT-BTTTT).

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Turkey

10/12/2023

Turkey BTK Publishes Amended Regulation on the Register of Devices with Electronic Identification

On October 12, 2023, the Turkey's Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) published Communique Register of Devices Having Electronic Identification Changes to Be Made in the Notification Regarding the Receiving Related Notification through Official Gazette Number: 32337.

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Wireless

Indonesia

10/19/2023

Indonesia SDPPI Opens Public Consultation on the Draft Decree on Technical Standards for Antenna Telecommunication Equipment

On October19, 2023 Directorate General of Postal Resources and Equipment and Informatics (SDPPI) of Indonesia released Draft Decree of the Minister of Communication and Information on Technical Standards for Antenna Telecommunication Equipment. This contains the technical standards of antenna telecommunications equipment including administrative requirements that must be fulfilled in order to apply for a certificate.

Responses and input were submitted until October 30, 2023.

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Wireless

Vietnam

10/23/2023

Vietnam MIC Opens Public Consultation on the Allocation of 1710-1785 and 1805-1880 MHz Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

On October 23, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) opened a public consultation on the draft of the Plan for the 1710-1785 MHz and 1805-1880 MHz Frequency Bands for Vietnam's IMT Mobile Communication System.

Comments are accepted until December 23, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Mongolia

9/13/2023

Mongolia CRC Updates Allocation and Technical Requirements for Next Generation Mobile Communication Systems

On September 13, 2023, the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) of Mongolia published communication coordination committee decision number 106 Regarding the Update of Radio Frequency Band Allocation, Technical Conditions and Requirements for Next Generation Mobile Communication Systems.

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Official source

Wireless

Bhutan

10/23/2023

Bhutan BICMA Publishes Draft Identification of the 26GHz Band for IMT Services

On October 23, 2023, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) opened consultation on the Identification of mmWave Frequency Spectrum Band in 26GHz for International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) Services.

Feedbacks and comments were submitted until November 6, 2023.

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Wireless, EMC, Safety, Performance

India

9/27/2023

India TEC Extends Implementation of Phase-III and IV of MTCTE Scheme

On September 27, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of India released an amendment notification to extend the date of mandatory certification for 32 products (Essential Requirements) covered under Phase-III and IV of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme by three months i.e., till January 1, 2024.

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October 2023 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Chemicals

Australia

8/30/2023

Australia DCCEEW Publishes Proposal on Chemical Management Standards for Four Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

On Aug. 30, 2023, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) published the proposed chemical management standards for four persistent organic pollutant (POPs) through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

Australia has opened public comments on classifications of four POPs into Schedule 7 of the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS) Online Register, and feedbacks are accepted until Oct. 29, 2023. The feedback will help for better management of environmental risks of these chemicals.

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Chemicals

EU

9/26/2023

European Union EC Publishes Regulation to Amend Regulation on Mercury-added Products Subject to Manufacturing, Import and Export Bans

On Sept. 26, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2049 of 14 July 2023 amending Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards mercury-added products subject to manufacturing, import and export bans.

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Cyber Security

USA

8/25/2023

USA FCC Opens Public Consultation on Cybersecurity Labeling for IoT Devices

On Aug. 25, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States of America opened a public consultation on Cybersecurity Labeling for Internet of Things.

Comments were accepted until Sept. 25, 2023.

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Cyber Security

India

8/25/2023

India NCCS Announces the Start of Voluntary Security Certification for IP Router & Wi-Fi CPE

On Aug. 25, 2023, the National Centre for Communication Security (NCCS) announces the issuance of a voluntary security certification (VSC) for IP Router & Wi-Fi CPE. This voluntary certification was enforced on Sept. 1, 2023.

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Cyber Security

China

8/18/2023

China MIIT Publishes Draft Guidelines for the Construction of a New Internet of Things Infrastructure Standard System

On Aug. 18, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) opened a public consultation on Guidelines for the Construction of a New Internet of Things Infrastructure Standard System (2023 Edition) till Sept. 18, 2023.

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Official source

Cyber Security

Indonesia

9/19/2023

Indonesia BSSN Opens Public Consultation on the Revision Draft of the Indonesian Common Criteria Certification Scheme

On Sept. 19, 2023, the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) of Indonesia published a draft on Implementation of the Indonesian Common Criteria Certification Scheme. This revises BSSN Regulation Number 15 of 2019 concerning the Implementation of the Indonesian Common Criteria Scheme. This shall serve as guide for implementing security certification for Information Technology (IT) products according to ISO/IEC 15408 and the Common Criteria (CC) standard.

Comments are accepted until October 19, 2023.


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EMC

China

7/26/2023

China SAC Issues Draft EMC Emission Standard for Household Appliances, Electric Tools and Similar Apparatus

On July 26, 2023, the Standardization Administration of the P.R.C. (SAC) issued a draft mandatory national standard GB 4343.1—20XX Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements for Household Appliances, Electric Tools and Similar Apparatus—Part 1: Emission (CISPR 14-1:2020, MOD) for public consultation until Sept. 26, 2023.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety, Wireless

Global, CB Scheme

8/14/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to Batteries Product Category on Week 33

On Aug. 14, 2023, new decision sheet related to photovoltaic product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

- DSH 2210 - Charge at upper/lower limit charging temperature without +/- 5 deg C

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

8/28/2023

Israel MEI Notifies Changes for Sections of Mandatory Standard SI 60745 Part 1 - Hand-held Motor-operated Electric Tools

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified changes for sections of mandatory standard SI 60745 Part 1 - Hand-held motor-operated Electric Tools - Safety General Requirements.

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EMC, Explosive Atmospheres, Safety

China

9/5/2023

China SAMR Issues Latest Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) Catalog with Description and Definition Table (Announcement No. 36 of 2023)

On Sept. 5, 2023, the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) issued the revised Compulsory Product Certification Catalog of 2023 which includes the description and definition table of the 96 products in 16 categories subject to CCC certification.

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EMC, Safety

Japan

8/1/2023

Japan METI Finalizes Update on EMC and Electrical Safety Standards for Electric Appliances and Machinery

On Aug. 1, 2023, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) released the latest updates on Part of the interpretation of the ministerial ordinance that stipulates technical standards for electrical appliances (adoption of harmonized standards, etc.). The draft, which was released last June, with consultation period running until July 2023 as previously reported, is now finalized and enforced same date as its release (Aug. 1, 2023).

Standards revised/updated by this release may still be used until July 31, 2026.

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EMC, Safety

GCC

9/26/2023

GSO Informs Stakeholders about Upcoming Launch of New E-certificate Template

On Sept. 26, 2023, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) informed stakeholders about the upcoming launch of new e-certificates template from Oct. 1, 2023.

E-certificate is a new function of the online platform for online registration of certificates. Certificates with a common template studied by GSO will be generated by the platform on the base of the information verified and entered by the issuing Notified Body.

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EMC, Safety, Wireless

South Korea

7/11/2023

South Korea MOTIE Publishes Partial Revision of Electric Equipment Regulations

On July 11, 2023, the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) published the partial revision of Korean Electrical Equipment Regulations (Notice No. 2023-563).

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EMC, Wireless

South Korea

8/17/2023

South Korea RRA Publishes Partial Revision of EMC Test Method

On Aug. 17, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published the partial revision of Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Method under National Radio Research Agency Notice No. 2023-68.

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Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

8/14/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Notifies Stakeholders for Mandatory Energy Efficiency Label for Electric Dishwashers

On Aug. 14, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) notified stakeholders for mandatory issuance of energy efficiency label of electric dishwashers.

Official source

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Hong Kong

8/7/2023

Hong Kong ESMD Plans to Upgrade the Existing Energy Efficiency Grading Standards of Refrigerating Appliances, Washing Machines and Storage Type Electric Water Heaters for MEELS

On Aug. 7, 2023, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (ESMD) issued a consultation for the revision of the Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products (CoP) for the upgrading of the existing energy efficiency grading standard for refrigerating appliances, washing machines, and storage type electric water heaters under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS). The test method and calculation of the required product's energy efficiency grading must comply with the proposed new calculation method.

Comments were sent by mail, email, or facsimile until Sept. 19, 2023.

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Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

8/31/2023

European Union EC Releases Energy Labeling Requirements of Smartphones and Slate Tablets

On Aug. 31, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/1669 of 16 June 2023 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding the energy labelling of smartphones and slate tablets. This regulation establishes how energy information shall be reflected on devices including a guide on corresponding compliance checks. 

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Energy Efficiency

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Amendment of the Consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Refrigerators and Similar Products (Portaria 266/2023)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued Portaria No. 266 of Aug. 1, 2023, amending the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Refrigerators and Similar Products, approved by Portaria No. 332 of Aug. 2, 2021. Portaria 266/2023 establishes a new deadline for businesses engaged in distribution or trade to exclusively sell products with the updated label, effective Sept. 1, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/30/2023

USA DOE Publishes Correcting Amendments for the Test Procedure for Room Air Conditioners

On Aug. 30, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published correcting amendments for the test procedure for room air conditioners; and was enforced on Aug. 30, 2023. 

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Energy Efficiency

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification on the Consolidated Regulation for Microwave Ovens (Portaria 268/2021)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a rectification on the consolidated technical quality regulation and conformity assessment requirements for microwave ovens, Portaria No. 268 of June 22, 2021, published in the Official Gazette of the Union of June 25, 2021.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/31/2023

USA DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Air Cleaners

On Aug. 31, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a direct final rule, confirmation of effective and compliance dates regarding the energy conservation standards for air cleaners.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

9/5/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

On Sept. 5, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules regarding the energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and freezers. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR no later than Nov. 6, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Israel

6/25/2023

Israel MoE Publishes Document 10687 regarding Energy Sources Regulations

On June 25, 2023, the Ministry of Energy (MoE) published document 10687 regarding energy sources regulations of 2023.

According to the Energy Sources Law, an importer or manufacturer must adhere to European import rules and regulations, including those pertaining to an energy rating label, in order to import electrical products listed in the third appendix of the law and obtain an energy permit.

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Energy Efficiency

United Arab Emirates

9/8/2023

UAE MoIAT Circulates Draft Standard UAE.S 5010-1 for Labeling – Energy Efficiency Label for Electrical Appliances of Small Capacity Household Air Conditioners

On Sept. 8, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) circulated draft standard UAE.s 5010-1:20xx for labeling - energy efficiency label for electrical appliances of small capacity household air-conditioners. The current standard edition is UAE.S 5010-1:2019.

The deadline for submission of comments and feedback was until Oct. 10, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

India

9/12/2023

India BEE Releases Advisory regarding Use of QR Code on Refrigerators Under Standards and Labelling Program

On Sept. 12, 2023, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an advisory for permittees/manufacturers of refrigerators to continue their production without QR code under Standards and Labelling program.

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Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

9/18/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Circulates Draft Standard SASO 2902:2018/AMD2:2023 - Energy Efficiency, Functionality and Labelling Requirements for Lighting Products Part 2

On Sept. 18, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) circulated a draft standard SASO 2902:2018/AMD2:2023 for energy efficiency, functionality and labelling requirements for lighting products Part 2.

Comments and feedback can be send until Nov. 17, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

9/25/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers

On Sept. 25, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules regarding the energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NODA no later than Oct. 25, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Canada

8/26/2023

Canada SCC Draft Reaffirmation of CSA C296:19 - Energy Performance of Walk-in Freezer and Walk-in Cooler Components

On Aug. 26, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of CSA C296:19. This standard deals with the energy performance of walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler components.

Comments were accepted until Sept. 27, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Serbia

8/4/2023

Serbia MRE Issues Ecodesign Requirements for Standby, Off, and Networked Standby Power Consumption of Various Equipment

On Aug. 4, 2023, the Ministry of Mining and Energy (MRE) published in the Official Gazette of RS No. 65, page 89, the regulation on the ecodesign requirements regarding standby, off, and networked standby power consumption for household electrical and electronic appliances and office equipment (65/2023-89). This regulation entered into force on Aug. 12, 2023, and will apply from March 1, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Ukraine

8/31/2023

Ukraine Ministry of Infrastructure Publishes Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Labeling of Light Sources

On Aug. 31, 2023, the Ministry of Infrastructure published a draft Order on the approval of the technical regulation for energy labeling of light sources.

This draft Order aims to:
- regulate the requirements for energy labeling of light sources in accordance with the updated EU legislation; and
- provide consumers with information on the level of efficiency and energy consumption of light sources and additional information that will allow them to choose the most energy-efficient products.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

South Korea

9/8/2023

South Korea KEA Publishes High-efficiency Energy Equipment Certification Guidebook

On Sept. 8, 2023, the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) published High-efficiency Energy Equipment Certification Guidebook.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance, Sustainability

EU

9/12/2023

European Union EC Harmonizes New Standards for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Household Dishwashers

On Sept. 12, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1759 of 11 Sept. 2023 on the harmonized standards for household dishwashers drafted in support of Regulation (EU) 2019/2022 and Regulation (EU) 2019/2017. This enters into force the same day as published and repeals Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/913.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance, Water Efficiency

Ukraine

8/8/2023

Ukraine Cabinet Ministers Publishes Resolution on the Approval of the Technical Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements for Household Washing Machines and Washer-dryers

On Aug. 8, 2023, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine published a resolution on the approval of the technical regulation on eco-design requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers.

The technical regulation in this resolution aims to:
- regulate the energy labelling of household washing machines and household washing and drying machines in accordance with the updated EU legislation; and
- provide to the consumers information on the energy efficiency class, on the level of consumption and other additional information that will enable consumers to choose the most energy-efficient products.

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Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

8/31/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Updates SABER User Guide for Issuance of Shipment Certificate of Imported Products

On Aug. 31, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization (SASO) updated SABER user guide for issuance of shipment certificate of imported products.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification of Portaria 69/2022 Consolidated Regulation for Self-Ballasted LED Lamps

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a correction in item 2 of ANNEX III - Seal of Identification of Compliance in the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for LED Lamps with Integrated Base Control Device (built-in ballast), Portaria No. 69 of Feb. 16, 2022, published in the Official Gazette of Feb. 25, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Adjusts Revocation of the Conformity Assessment Regulation for Ceiling Fans for Residential Use (Portaria 113/2008)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a rectification of Article 14 of the consolidated regulation for ceiling fans, Portaria No. 465, of Nov. 23, 2021, published in the Official Gazette of the Union of Nov. 25, 2021. This adjusted the validity of the INMETRO certificates of ceiling fans for residential use based on Portaria 113/2008.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

8/10/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification on Safety and Energy Efficiency Requirements of Water Heaters (Portaria 89/2022)

On Aug. 10, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a rectification of Mercosur Technical Regulation for minimum safety and energy efficiency requirements of household appliances that use gas as fuel and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Gas Water Heaters, Portaria No. 89/2022, which was published in the Brazilian Official Gazette of March 25, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety, Performance

EU

9/15/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62220-2-1:2023 - Medical Electrical Equipment X-ray Imaging Devices

On Sept. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62220-2-1:2023 for medical electrical equipment - characteristics of digital x-ray imaging devices - determination of dual-energy subtraction efficiency - detectors used for dual-energy radiographic imaging.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Australia, New Zealand

8/25/2023

Australia & New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60079.5:2015 Amendment 1:2023 - Equipment Protection by Powder Filling "q"

On Aug. 25, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60079.5:2015 Amendment 1:2023. This standard specifies requirements for the construction, testing and marking of electrical equipment, parts of electrical equipment and Ex components in the type of protection powder filling “q” intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

F Gas, Chemicals

USA

9/8/2023

USA EPA Publishes Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 38 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program

On Sept. 8, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Determination 38 for Significant New Alternatives Policy Program (40 CFR Part 82).

This document:
- is a Determination related to the expansion of the list of acceptable substitutes pursuant to EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program; and
- lists as acceptable additional substitutes for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning and fire suppression sectors.

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F Gas, Chemicals

Israel

9/14/2023

Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection Publishes Draft Amendment to Regulations on Hazardous Substances to Postpone HFCs Reduction Target

On Sept. 14, 2023, the Ministry of Environmental Protection published Draft Regulations on Hazardous Substances (Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Damage the Ozone Layer) (Amendment), 2023 which will amend Hazardous Substances Regulations (Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances Harmful to the Ozone Layer), 2004 to postpone the HFCs 40% reduction target to a later date than 2024.

Comments were accepted until Oct. 5, 2023.

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F Gas, Chemicals

China

9/1/2023

China MEE Publishes Announcement to Ban the Production of Insulation Pipe Products and Solar Water Heater Products Using the Blowing Agent 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane (HCFC-141b)

On Sept. 1, 2023, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) published an announcement on banning the production of insulation pipe products and solar water heater products using 1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane (HCFC-141b) as the blowing agent in accordance with the Regulations on Ozone-depleting Substances to implement the Montreal Protocol starting Dec. 1, 2023.

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Performance

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60793-1-44:2023 - Optical Fibers : Cut-off Wavelength

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60793-1-44:2023 for optical fibers -measurement methods and test procedures - cut-off wavelength.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Aug. 28, 2026.

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Performance

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61076-3-106:2023 - 8-way Shielded and Unshielded Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61076-3-106:2023 for connectors for electrical and electronic equipment - product requirements - Part 3-106: rectangular connectors - detail specification for protective housings for use with 8-way shielded and unshielded connectors for industrial environments incorporating the IEC 60603-7 series interface.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Aug. 23, 2026.

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Performance

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-26:2023 - Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Salt Mist Test

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-26:2023 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - basic test and measurement procedures - salt mist test.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Aug. 23, 2024.

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Performance

Canada

8/23/2023

Canada SCC Draft Reaffirmation of C656-14 (R2019) - Performance Standard for Split-system and Single-package Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

On Aug. 23, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of C656-14 (R2019). This standard deals with the performance standard for split-system and single-package air conditioners and heat pumps.

Comments were accepted until Sept. 20, 2023.

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Performance

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62149-3:2023 - 40-Gbit/s Fiber Optic Transmission Systems

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62149-3:2023 for fiber optic active components and devices - performance standards - modulator-integrated laser diode transmitters for 40-Gbit/s fiber optic transmission systems.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Aug. 23, 2026.

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Performance

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62885-4:2020/A1:2023 - Cordless Dry Vacuum Cleaners for Household

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 62885-4:2020/A1:2023 for surface cleaning appliances - cordless dry vacuum cleaners for household or similar use - methods for measuring the performance.

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Performance

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 63086-1:2020/A1:2023 - Performance of Household Electrical Air Cleaning Appliances

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 63086-1:2020/A1:2023 for general requirements of household and similar electrical air cleaning appliances - methods for measuring the performance.

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Performance

EU

9/15/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-38:2023 - Fiber Optic Sealed Closures and Hardened Connectors using Air Pressure

On Sept. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-38:2023 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - basic test and measurement procedures - tests sealing for fiber optic sealed closures and hardened connectors using air pressure.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Sept. 1, 2024.

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Performance

EU

9/15/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60317-89:2023 - Polyesterimide Enamelled Round Aluminum Wire, Class 200

On Sept. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60317-89:2023 for specifications for particular types of winding wires - polyesterimide enameled round aluminum wire, class 200.

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Performance, Safety

Australia, New Zealand

9/1/2023

Australia & New Zealand Prepare Draft DR AS/NZS 62722.2.1:2023 - Performance Requirements for LED Luminaires

On Sept. 1, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 62722.2.1:2023. This standard specifies performance requirements for LED luminaires, together with the test methods and conditions.

The closing date for comments is Oct. 12, 2023.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/14/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to POW Low Voltage, High Power Switching Equipment) Category on Week 33

On Aug. 14, 2023, new decision sheet related to POW (low voltage, high power switching equipment) product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

- DSH 2202 - IP3X/IP4X, Ingress of Foreign Bodies  

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Performance, Sustainability

EU

8/31/2023

European Union EC Releases Eco-design Requirements for Smartphones and Mobile Phones

On Aug. 31, 2023, the European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1670 of 16 June 2023 laying down eco-design requirements for smartphones, mobile phones other than smartphones, cordless phones and slate tablets pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/826. This regulation establishes resource efficiency requirements and ensures repairability for consumers among other provisions. 

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Performance, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency

EU

9/21/2023

European Union EC Reviews the Ecodesign Requirements for Solid-fuel Local Space Heaters

On Sept. 21, 2023, the European Commission (EC) opened initiatives to review the eco-design requirements for solid-fuel local space heaters. This should tackle material efficiency issues such as durability, reparability, and recyclability.

Comments are accepted until Dec. 14, 2023.

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Safety

Uganda

8/28/2023

Uganda UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DUS 2580: 2022 - Requirements for On-Line Monitoring Control and Validation Systems of Gaming Equipment

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standard DUS 2580:2022. This standard provides requirements for online monitoring and control systems (MCS) and validation system.

Any comments on this draft standard can be sent to the following details of UNBS until Oct. 27, 2023.

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Safety

India

8/3/2023

India DGFT Restricts Importation of Laptops, Tablets, Personal Computers & Similar Products

On Aug. 3, 2023, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) published Notification No. 23/2023 and restricted the import of laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers, and ultra small form factor computers and servers falling under HSN 8741. The import of these products would be allowed against a valid license for restricted imports.

As per subsequent amendment notification issued on Aug. 4, 2023, effective date for the restricted import notification will be Nov. 1, 2023.

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United Kingdom

8/2/2023

United Kingdom Department for Business & Trade Announces to Modernize Product Safety Laws

On Aug. 2, 2023, the UK Government Department of Business and Trade announced that they are to overhaul the UK’s product safety laws which are over 30 years old in a bid to make them fit for emerging technologies and digital age.

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Safety

Thailand

6/27/2023

Thailand Ministry of Industry Publishes Draft Amendment of Ministerial Regulation regarding Electrical Switches

On June 27, 2023, the Ministry of Industry published a draft amendment of Ministerial Regulation Stipulating Industrial products for Electrical Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations: General Requirements. The products covered by this draft must comply with the standards TIS 824 Part 1-2564.

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Safety

United Kingdom

8/2/2023

United Kingdom Department for Business & Trade Opens Consultation regarding Smarter Regulation: The Product Safety Review

On Aug. 2, 2023, the UK Government Department of Business and Trade opened a consultation regarding the smarter regulation, the product safety review.

The consultation on these proposals is now open and will close on the Oct. 24, 2023.

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Safety

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification on the Consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Plug and Socket Adapters (Portaria No. 9/2022)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a correction to the consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Plug and Socket Adapters, Portaria No. 9 of Jan. 17, 2022, published in the Official Gazette of Jan. 19, 2022.

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Safety

Thailand

8/30/2023

Thailand TISI Issues Notification regarding Addition of 7 Electrical Appliances as Controlled Products by 2024-2025

On Aug. 30, 2023, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) announced the addition of 7 electrical appliances as controlled products by 2024-2025.

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Safety

USA

8/21/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products

On Aug. 21, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules regarding the trade regulation rule relating to power output claims for amplifiers utilized in home entertainment products.

Written comments must be received on or before Oct. 20, 2023. Parties interested in an opportunity to present views orally should submit a request to do so as explained below, and such requests must be received on or before Oct. 20, 2023.

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Safety

EU

9/1/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard HD 60364-4-43:2023 - Low-voltage Electrical Installations - Protection Against Overcurrent

On Sept. 1, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard HD 60364-4-43:2023 for low-voltage electrical installations - protection for safety - protection against overcurrent.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Aug. 23, 2026.

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Safety

Australia

8/30/2023

Australia EESS Publishes Information Bulletin for Correct Standard to Apply for Power Supplies and Battery Chargers

Australian state regulators published an information bulletin to clarify the correct relevant standard to be applied to power supplies and battery chargers based on definition and relevant standards listed in AS/NZS 4417.2.

This published guideline was enforced on Aug. 30, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

8/22/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft New Edition of CAN/ULC-S646 - Standard for Exhaust Hoods and Related Controls for Commercial and Institutional Cooking Equipment

On Aug. 22, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CAN/ULC-S646. This standard deals with exhaust hoods and related controls for commercial and institutional cooking equipment. 

Comments were accepted until Sept. 20, 2023.

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Safety

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification on the Consolidated Regulations for Wires, Cables and Flexible Electric Cords (Portaria 131/2022)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a rectification on the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and Conformity Assessment Requirements for electrical wires, cables, and flexible cords, Portaria no. 131 of March 23, 2022, published in the Official Gazette of the Union of March 29, 2022.

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Safety

Global

8/24/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62271-202:2022/COR1:2023 - AC Prefabricated Substations for Rated Voltages Above 1 kV and up to and Including 52 kV

On Aug. 24, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62271-202:2022/COR1:2023. This standard deals with high-voltage switchgear and control gear particular for AC prefabricated substations for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV.

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Safety

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification on the Consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Household and Similar Appliances (Portaria 148/2022)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a rectification on the consolidated regulation for the conformity assessment requirements for household and similar appliances, Portaria No. 148 of March 28, 2022, published in the Official Gazette of the Union of March 31, 2022.

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Safety

Ghana

8/31/2023

Ghana GSA Publishes Procedure for Clearance of Electrical Cables

On Aug. 31, 2023, the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) published procedure for the clearance of electrical cables.

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Safety

Brazil

8/9/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification on the Consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Air Conditioners (Portaria 269/2021)

On Aug. 9, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) issued a rectification of Annex I of the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for air conditioners, Portaria No. 269, of June 22, 2021, published in the Official Gazette of June 25, 2021.

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Safety

India

7/27/2023

India MNRE Extends Self Certification for Solar Photovoltaics (SPV) Inverters

On July 27, 2023, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a gazette notification related to further extension of self-certification for solar photovoltaics (SPV) inverters under MNRE Quality Control Order 2017. New extension is up to Dec. 31, 2023, or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

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Safety

Israel

9/4/2023

Israel SII Prepares Draft Standard SI 62040 Part 1 Amendment 1 - Uninterruptible Power Systems : Safety Requirements

On Sept. 4, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) prepared draft standard SI 62040 Part 1 Amendment Number 1 for Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) : Safety Requirements.

Comments and feedbacks were accepted until Sept. 25, 2023.

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Safety

Global

9/4/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61800-5-1/COR1:2023 - Safety Requirements for Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

On Sept. 4, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61800-5-1/COR1:2023. This 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.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/14/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheets Related to Cable Category on Week 33

On Aug. 14, 2023, new decision sheets related to cable product category were uploaded on the IECEE website.

- DSH 2205 - Samples election and requirement when testing of charging cables for electric vehicles
- DSH 2206 - Samples selection and requirement when testing of electric cables for photovoltaic systems
- DSH 2207 - Samples selection and requirement when testing of halogen-free, low smoke, thermoplastic insulated and sheathed cables
    
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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/14/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to Photovoltaic Category on Week 33

On Aug. 14, 2023, new decision sheet related to photovoltaic product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

- DSH 2196 - Distance Measurement for RTV Silicone Adhesive as Insulation Material between PV Module Back Sheet and Junction Box
    
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Safety

Global

9/6/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61558-2-3:2023/COR1:2023 -
Requirements and Tests for Ignition Transformers for Gas and Oil Burners


On Sept. 6, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-3:2023/COR1:2023. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for ignition transformers for gas and oil burners. 

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Safety

Global

9/6/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61558-2-16:2021/COR1:2023 - Requirements and Tests for Switch Mode Power Supply Units and Transformers for Switch Mode Power Supply Units

On Sept. 6, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-16:2021/COR1:2023. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply units for general applications.

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Safety

EU

9/8/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60670-23:2008/A1:2023 - Floor Boxes and Enclosures

On Sept. 8, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60670-23:2008/A1:2023 for boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - particular requirements for floor boxes and enclosures.

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Safety

Canada

8/26/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Amendment of CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-23:21 - Requirements for Appliances for Skin or Hair Care

On Aug. 26, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision for the standard CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-23:21. This standard deals with the requirements for appliances for skin or hair care.

Comments were accepted until Sept. 27, 2023.

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Safety

EU

9/8/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60670-23:2008/A11:2023 - Floor Boxes and Enclosures

On Sept. 8, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60670-23:2008/A11:2023 for boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed electrical installations - particular requirements for floor boxes and enclosures.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/14/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Applicable to All Category on Week 33

On Aug. 14, 2023, new decision sheet related to photovoltaic product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

- DSH 2195 - OD-5013: Clarification Calibration of Leakage (Touch) Current Measuring Device with Integral Meter  

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Safety

Singapore

9/7/2023

Singapore CPSO Announces Requirements Under IEC 62368-1 for AC Adaptors that can Deliver more than 100W of Power to Connected Equipment

On Sept. 7, 2023, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO published a circular (Reference No: CPSO-070923-11) on certification requirements under IEC 62368-1 for AC adaptors that can deliver more than 100W of power to connected equipment. 

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Safety

Canada

8/26/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft Amendment Revisions for Various Electric Motor-operated Hand-held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery

On Aug. 26 & 28, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published amendment revisions for the following standards.

- CSA C22.2 NO. 62841-4-2:19
- CSA C22.2 NO. 62841-3-12:19
- CSA C22.2 NO. 62841-4-4:21

Comments were accepted until Sept. 27, 2023.

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Safety

Uruguay

9/8/2023

Uruguay UNIT Publishes Draft Standard PU UNIT-IEC 60335-2-24:2020 - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice Cream Appliances and Icemakers

On Sept. 8, 2023, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) published draft standard PU UNIT-IEC 60335-2-24:2020. This draft standard deals with safety particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice cream appliances and ice-makers.

Feedbacks and comments were accepted until Oct. 8, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

8/26/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft New Edition of CSA E60730-2-15 - Requirements for Automatic Electrical Air Flow, Water Flow and Water Level Sensing Controls

On Aug. 26, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published new edition of CSA E60730-2-15. This standard deals with the requirements for automatic electrical air flow, water flow and water level sensing controls.

Comments were accepted until Sept. 27, 2023.

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Safety

EU

9/11/2023

European Union EC Updates Standard References for USB Connectors on RED

On Sept. 11, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/1717 of 27 June 2023 amending Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the technical specifications for the charging receptacle and charging communication protocol for all the categories or classes of radio equipment capable of being recharged by means of wired charging. This amendment updates the references on the specifications relating to charging capabilities.

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Safety

India

9/6/2023

India MHI Revises Safety Compliance Requirements for EV & EV Battery for Incentive Payouts

On Sept. 6, 2023, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) published Notification No. 01(02)/2022-AEI(25055) and revised the testing parameters for safety compliance requirements for electric vehicles and battery for claiming of incentive schemes' payouts.

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Safety

Global

9/12/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61730-2:2023 - Requirements for Testing of Photovoltaic (PV) Module

On Sept. 12, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61730-2:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for testing of photovoltaic (PV) module.

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Safety

Canada

9/3/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Draft New Edition of CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-24:22 - Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-cream Appliances and Ice-makers

On Sept. 3, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published draft new edition of CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-24:22. This standard deals with the requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers.

Comments were accepted until Oct. 6, 2023.

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Safety

Switzerland

9/11/2023

Switzerland FOPH Releases Draft Ordinance for Electronic Cigarettes

On Sept. 11, 2023, the Federal Council of Switzerland, thru the Federal Office of Public Health released Draft Ordinance on Tobacco Products and Electronic Cigarettes (OPTab). This ordinance is the establishment of the obligations of companies with particulars on the duty of self-control and declaration of products including conformance and labeling.

Comments are accepted until Nov. 10, 2023.

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Safety

Global

9/13/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61730-1:2023 - Requirements for Construction for Photovoltaic (PV) Module

On Sept. 13, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61730-1:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for construction of Photovoltaic (PV) module.

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Safety

Israel

9/13/2023

Israel SII Prepares Draft Standard SI 60335 Part 2.40 - Safety of Household Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-conditioners and Dehumidifiers

On Sept. 13, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) prepared draft standard SI 60335 Part 2.40 for household and similar electrical appliances - safety particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Comments and feedbacks are accepted until Oct. 28, 2023.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

9/8/2023

Australia & New Zealand Publish AS/NZS IEC 60825.4:2023 - Safety Requirements for Laser Guards

On Sept. 8, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS IEC 60825.4:2023. This standard deals with the safety requirements for laser guards, permanent and temporary (for example for service), that enclose the process zone of a laser processing machine, and specifications for proprietary laser guards.

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Safety

Malaysia

9/1/2023

Malaysia DSM Opens Public Consultation of the Draft Malaysian Standards for Circuit Breakers and Protection Devices

On Sept. 1, 2023, the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) issued the following drafts Malaysian Standards for overcurrent protection devices for public consultation:

- DMS IEC 60898-1 - Electrical Accessories - Circuit-breakers for Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Installations - Part 1: Circuit-breakers for AC Operation (IEC 60898-1:2015+AMD1:2019 CSV, IDT)
- DMS IEC 60898-2 - Electrical Accessories - Circuit-breakers for Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Installations - Part 2: Circuit-breakers for AC and DC Operation (IEC 60898-2:2016, IDT)
- DMS IEC 60898-3 - Electrical accessories - Circuit-breakers for Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Installations - Part 3: Circuit-breakers for DC Operation (IEC 60898-3:2019/AMD1:2022 CSV, IDT)
- DMS IEC 62606 - General Requirements for Arc Fault Detection and Protection Devices (AFDDs) (IEC 62606:2013+AMD1:2017+AMD2:2022 CSV, IDT)

Comments can be submitted using the F2 - Public comment form from the consultation documents until Oct. 31, 2023.  

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Safety

Israel

9/18/2023

Israel MEI Notifies Changes in Standard SI 32 Part 1.1 Amendment 3 - Plugs and Socket-outlets for Household and Similar Purposes

On Sept. 18, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified changes in standard SI 32 part 1.1 amendment number 3 regarding plugs and socket-houses for household use and similar uses : plugs and sockets for a current not greater than 16 amperes.

Comments and feedbacks can be submitted until Oct. 18, 2023.

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Safety

EU

9/15/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 62271-202:2022/AC:2023-09 - High-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear for AC Prefabricated Substations

On Sept. 15, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 62271-202:2022/AC:2023-09 for high-voltage switchgear and control gear - AC prefabricated substations for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV.

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Safety

Global

9/15/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63145-10:2023 - Specifications of Eyewear Display

On Sept. 15, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63145-10:2023. This standard deals with specifications of eyewear display.

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Safety

Global

9/19/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-306:2023 - Cable Element Test Methods of Optical Fiber Cables

On Sept. 19, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-306:2023. This standard deals with cable element test methods, ribbon torsion, method G6 of optical fiber cables.

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Safety

Global

9/19/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-111:2023 - Mechanical Tests Methods - Bend, Method E11 of Optical Fiber Cables

On Sept. 19, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-111:2023. This standard deals with mechanical tests methods - bend, method E11 of optical fiber cables.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

9/15/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 37

On Sept. 15, 2023, news TRFs were published and added on the IECEE website. 
         
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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

9/8/2023

Australia & New Zealand Publish AS/NZS IEC 60825.12:2023 - Safety Requirements of Free Space Optical Communication Systems

On Sept. 8, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS IEC 60825.12:2023. This standard provides safety requirements and guidance for the design, manufacture and use of laser products or laser systems which emit laser radiation for the purpose of free space optical data transmission.

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Safety

Global

9/19/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63356-1:2023 - Data Sheets for LED Light Source Characteristics

On Sept. 19, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63356-1:2023. This standard specifies data sheets of LED light source.

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Safety

USA

9/21/2023

USA CPSC Published Direct Final Rule for the Safety Standard for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing such Batteries

On Sept. 21, 2023, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) published a direct final rule regarding the safety standard for button cell or coin batteries and consumer products containing such batteries.

Consumer products subject to performance and labeling requirements in this direct final rule must be tested and certified as compliant with the direct final rule.

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Safety

Global

9/20/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61010-2-030:2023 - Requirements for Equipment Having Testing or Measuring Circuits

On Sept. 20, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61010-2-030:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for equipment having testing or measuring circuits.

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Safety

Global

9/20/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61010-2-033:2023 - Requirements for Hand-held Multimeters and other Meters for Domestic and Professional Use, Capable of Measuring Mains Voltage

On Sept. 20, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61010-2-033:2023. This standard specifies the requirements for hand-held multimeters and other meters for domestic and professional use, capable of measuring mains voltage.

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Safety

Global

9/20/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61010-2-032:2023 - Requirements for Hand-held and Hand-manipulated Current Sensors for Electrical Test and Measurement

On Sept. 20, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61010-2-032:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

9/19/2023

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 38

On Sept. 19, 2023, the testing equipment list was published
and replaced on the IECEE website. 
    
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Safety

Turkey

8/16/2023

Türkiye MoT Publishes Regulation on Technical Regulations in Foreign Trade

On Aug. 16, 2023. The Ministry of Trade (MoT) issued Regulation on Technical Regulations in Foreign Trade to ensure that the products subject to foreign trade are safe and comply with the relevant technical regulations.

This Regulation will determine the procedures and principles for adapting and implementing relevant technical regulations, carrying out or having inspections carried out in imports and exports, determining the organizations that will carry out inspections, and preventing the import and export of noncompliant products. This Regulation entered into force on the date of its publication.

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Safety

Colombia

9/11/2023

Colombia Ministry of Mines & Energy Publishes Draft Technical Regulation update for RETILAP - Lighting and Public Lighting

On Sept. 11, 2023, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia published a draft resolution by which the technical regulation of lighting and public lighting RETILAP is modified.

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Safety

Indonesia

8/24/2023

Indonesia MOI Publishes New Regulations on Designation of Certification and Testing Organization

On Aug. 24, 2023, the Indonesia Ministry of Industry (MOI) published MOI Regulation No. 19 of 2023 and Decree No. 4057 of 2023. MOI Regulation No. 19 of 2023 is related to revocation of all previous regulations regarding certification body (LSPro) and testing laboratories designation. MOI Decree No. 4057 is a new regulation of certification body (LSPro) and testing laboratories designation for mandatory SNI under MOI.

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Safety, Chemicals

Israel

9/4/2023

Israel MEI Publishes Draft to Update the Import Group of SI 62133 Parts 1 and 2 for Rechargeable Cells and Batteries

On Sept. 4, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published draft order to update the import groups of SI 62133 Parts 1 and 2 Nickel and Lithium Systems Rechargeable Cells and Batteries.

Comments and feedbacks were submitted until Sept. 11, 2023.

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Safety, Chemicals

Australia

9/11/2023

Australia TGA Publishes Public Consultation on Proposed Reforms to the Regulation of Nicotine Vaping Products

On Sept. 11, 2023, the Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) published a public consultation regarding the proposal on potential reforms to the regulation of nicotine vapes. The scope of the proposed reforms has expanded to cover all vapes, including electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDs).

This public consultation was closed on Sept. 21, 2023.

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Safety, EMC

Uganda

8/28/2023

Uganda UNBS Prepared Draft Standard DUS 2657:2022 - Requirements for Electronic Raffle System

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standard DUS 2657:2022. This standard provides requirements for electronic raffle system.

Any comments on this draft standard can be sent until Oct. 27, 2023.

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Safety, Noise, Performance

South Korea

8/31/2023

South Korea, KC Safety - KATS Opens Public Consultation on Withdrawal of 227 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Aug. 31, 2023, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under Notice No. 2023-248 on the withdrawal of 227 electrical appliance safety standards.

Comments were accepted until Sept. 20, 2023.

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Safety, Performance

Saudi Arabia

8/25/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Adopts Standards from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear, Heating Cables and Luminaires

On Aug. 25, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) adopted standards from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies, heating cables, general requirements for luminaire performance and lighting chains luminaires as voluntary standards.

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Safety, Performance

Global

8/31/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60601-2-76:2018+AMD1:2023 - Requirements for the Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Low Energy Ionized Gas Haemostasis Equipment

On Aug. 31, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60601-2-76:2018+AMD1:2023. This standard deals with the requirements for basic safety and essential performance of low energy ionized gas haemostasias equipment.

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Safety, Performance

China

9/4/2023

China MIIT and SAMR Publish First Batch Catalogue of Power Batteries for the New Energy Vehicle for the Voluntary Echelon Utilization of Product Certification

On Sept. 4, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published a joint announcement to release the catalogue of the voluntary echelon utilization of product certification for power batteries of the new energy vehicle (First Batch) and the membership list of the Technical Committee.

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Safety, Performance

United Arab Emirates

8/25/2023

UAE MoIAT Publishes New Cabinet Resolution No. 90 of 2023 - Technical Regulation for Mandatory Requirement for Medical and Laboratory Measuring Instruments

On Aug. 25, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) published Cabinet Resolution Number 90 of 2023 related to technical regulations for mandatory requirements for medical and laboratory measuring instrument.

The technical regulation contains the scope of the regulation, the
responsibilities of the local manufacturer or supplier and end user of the medical and laboratory instrument, and the mandatory requirements.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety, Performance

Saudi Arabia

8/25/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes List of Standards from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for Low-voltage Switchgear and Control gear, Heating Cables and Luminaires

On Aug. 25, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a list of standards from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies, heating cables, general requirements for luminaire performance and lighting chains luminaires as voluntary standards.

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Safety, Performance

Saudi Arabia

9/18/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Standard SASO/DS/IEC 60095-1:2019/AMD1:2023 - Lead-acid Starter Batteries

On Sept. 18, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft standard SASO/DS/IEC 60095-1:2019/AMD1:2023 for lead-acid starter batteries - general requirements and methods of test.

Comments and feedbacks can be submitted until Nov. 17, 2023.

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Safety, Performance

Israel

9/20/2023

Israel SII Prepares Draft Standard SI 60601 Part 1 - Medical Electrical Equipment

On Sept. 20, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) prepared draft standard SI 60601 Part 1 for medical electrical equipment - general requirements for basic safety and essential performance.

Comments and feedbacks can be submitted until Nov. 19, 2023.

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Safety, Performance

Global, CB Scheme

9/22/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 38

On Sept. 22, 2023, new TRFs were published and added on the IECEE website.

Official source

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

EU

8/2/2023

European Union EC Updates Machinery Directive with New Harmonized Standards

On Aug. 2, 2023, the European Commission (EC) updated the Machinery Directive with new harmonized standards. Official Journal L 194/45, Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1586 of 26 July 2023 on harmonized standards for machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, was released. 

Official source

Sanitation

Turkey

8/29/2023

Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Publishes Draft Communiqué on Amending the Communiqué on Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food

On Aug. 29, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry published a draft legislation amending the Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food in line with the amendments 2020/1245/EU and 2023/1442/EU of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 Jan. 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Public consultation will run until Oct. 31, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation

Ukraine

9/6/2023

Ukraine Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Publishes Draft Order on Approval Requirements for Written Declaration of the Conformity of Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food

On Sept. 6, 2023, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine published a draft order 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.

Suggestions and comments are accepted until Nov. 25, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

9/27/2023

European Union EC Publishes Draft Regulation on Conformity Assessment Procedures for Products that Come into Contact with Water Intended for Human Consumption

On Sept. 27, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published 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 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is Nov. 26, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

9/27/2023

European Union EC Publishes Draft Regulation on Harmonized Specifications for the Marking of Products that Come into Contact with Water Intended for Human Consumption

On Sept. 27, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published 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 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is Nov. 26, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

9/27/2023

European Union EC Publishes Draft Regulation on Procedure of Inclusion In or Removal from the European Positive Lists of Starting Substances, Compositions and Constituents

On Sept. 27, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published 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 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is Nov. 26, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

9/27/2023

European Union EC Publishes 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 Sept. 27, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published 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 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is Nov. 26, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

9/27/2023

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

On Sept. 27, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published 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 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

The final date for comments is Nov. 26, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation, Performance

Israel

8/28/2023

Israel SII Publishes Draft Revision of Standard SI 1505 Part 2 - Drinking Water Treatment Systems: Reverse Osmosis Systems

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) notified its draft standard SI 1505 Part 2 - Drinking water treatment systems: Reverse Osmosis Systems to World Trade Organization (WTO). This mandatory standard will replace its Oct. 2019 edition.

Feedbacks and comments are accepted until Oct. 27, 2023.

Official source

Sanitation, Performance

Israel

7/17/2023

Israel SII Publishes Draft Standard SI 1505 Part 1 - Drinking Water Treatment Systems: Systems Except Reverse Osmosis System

On July 17, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published draft standard SI 1505 Part 1 - Drinking Water Treatment Systems: Systems Except Reverse Osmosis System through World Trade Organization (WTO). This mandatory standard deals with drinking water treatment systems except reverse osmosis systems.

Feedbacks and comments were accepted until Sept. 15, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Sanitation, Safety

Thailand

6/27/2023

Thailand OCPB Publishes Draft Notification to Add Water Filter as Label-controlled Products under Consumer Protection Act

On June 27, 2023, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published a draft notification to add water filters as label-controlled products.

Official source

Wireless

Namibia

8/21/2023

Namibia CRAN Publishes Type Approval Regulations

On Aug. 21, 2023, the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) published Regulations in Respect of Telecommunications Equipment Requiring Type Approval: Communications Act, 2009 (GG 8180 No. 495).

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Indonesia

8/28/2023

Indonesia SDPPI Opens Public Consultation regarding the Implementation of Mandatory SAR Testing for Telecommunications Equipment

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) released further updates on the implementation of mandatory SAR testing on telecommunications equipment. A draft ministerial decree is currently being prepared which establishes SAR limits, test method standards, types of equipment subject to SAR testing obligations, stages of implementing SAR obligations, and certification schemes. 

An implementation plan is being prepared for efficient administration. Consequently, stakeholders (i.e., vendors, laboratories, etc.) are invited to provide input on this undertaking. Feedbacks were accepted until Sept. 11, 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Argentina

8/18/2023

Argentina Enacom Publishes Technical Standards for Broadband Digital Modulation Systems and Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSS)

On Aug. 18, 2023, the National Communications Entity (Enacom) published Resolution No 1132/2023 which approves the Technical Standards ENACOM-Q2-63.02 V23.1 Equipment Integrating Broadband Digital Modulation Systems and Technical Standard ENACOM-Q2-63.03 V23.1 Equipment Integrating Frequency Hopping Systems.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

China

8/31/2023

China MIIT Publishes Notice on the Revision of SRRC Certificate Template and Code Rules of CMIIT ID for Radio Transmission Equipment

On Aug. 31, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published Notification No. 47 of 2023 Notice of the General Office of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Revision of the Type Approval Certificate (SRRC Certificate) Template and Code Rules of CMIIT ID for Radio Transmission Equipment, which will come into effect from Dec. 1, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Australia

8/31/2023

Australia ACMA Publishes Amendment of Radiocommunications (Labelling) Determination

On Aug. 31, 2023, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) published an amended Radiocommunications (Labelling) Determination 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Argentina

8/16/2023

Argentina Enacom Publishes Technical Standards for Level Detection Radar

On Aug. 16, 2023, the National Communications Entity (ENACOM) published Resolution 1134/2023 approving the technical standard Level Detection Radars, and establish that equipment operates as level detection radars, installed in open or closed containers may operate in the frequency band from 76 GHz to 81 GHz.

Official source

Wireless

Singapore

9/1/2023

Singapore IMDA Publishes Revision of Technical Specifications for SRD

On Sept. 1, 2023, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore published a revision of Technical Specification Short Range Devices (IMDA TS SRD Issue 1 Revision 3, September 2023).

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

8/28/2023

Malaysia MCMC Publishes Class Assignment No.1 of 2023

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published Class Assignment No.1 of 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

9/4/2023

Brazil Anatel Extends Timelines for the Technical Requirements and Test Procedures for Conformity Assessment of Chargers Used in Cellular Mobile Telephones

On Sept. 4, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 13011 which amends Articles 2 and 3 of Act No. 5159 of April 8, 2022.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Taiwan

8/25/2023

Taiwan MODA Publishes Amendment to the Radio Frequency Allocation Table of August 2023

On Aug. 25, 2023, the Ministry of Digital Affairs (MODA) of Taiwan published an amendment to the Radio Frequency Allocation Table of the Republic of China (Taiwan), which become effective on the same day.

Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

9/5/2023

Vietnam MIC Announces Partial and Full Suspension of Implementation of Several Technical Standards in the List of Products Requiring Type Approval and/or DoC

On Sept. 5, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) announced under Circular No. 10/2023/TT-BTTTT the invalidation of the application of regulations on the partial/full implementation of a number of technical regulations in Circular No. 04/2023/TT-BTTTT dated May 31, 2023 will stipulate the list of potentially unsafe products and goods under the management of the MIC.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

9/6/2023

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

On Sept. 6, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), published Public Consultation No. 41 Technical Requirements for Charger Used in Cellular Mobile Phones.

Comments can be submitted until Nov. 14, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

France; French Polynesia

9/12/2023

France ANFR Announces Temporary Withdrawal of iPhone 12 from the Market

On Sept. 12,2023, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) of France announced that Apple should temporarily withdraw their iPhone 12 from the French market, including French Polynesia. ANFR’s request for withdrawal is due to non-compliance of the product to Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) limits. SAR values are expected to comply with European regulations.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

9/4/2023

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of Transmitters and Transceivers

On Sept. 4, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 10029 Technical Requirements for Evaluating the Conformity of Transmitters and Transceivers.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

9/20/2023

Mexico IFT Publishes Amendment to the Technical Specifications on Cellular Broadcasting Service for Risk or Emergency Notification

On Sept. 20, 2023, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published an amendment to Draft Technical Provision IFT-011-2022: Technical Specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment. Part 3. Cellular Broadcasting Service for Notification of Risk or Emergency Situations.

Official source

Wireless

Somalia

9/18/2023

Somalia NCA Opens Public Consultation on the Draft 5G Strategy

On Sept. 18, 2023, the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia opened Public Consultation Document on Draft National 5G Strategy.

Comments are accepted until Nov. 2, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless, Cyber Security

Serbia

9/4/2023

Serbia RATEL Opens Public Consultation on the Draft Rulebook on Radio Equipment

On Sept. 4, 2023, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) of Serbia opened a public consultation on Draft Rulebook on Radio Equipment.

Comments were accepted until Oct. 5, 2023.

Official source

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September 2023 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

USA

10/15/2023

U.S. CPSC Issues Final Rule for the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is amending the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles. The revisions clarify existing provisions, expand permissible equipment and materials for testing, and update equipment requirements that are outdated. The Commission issues this amendment under the authority of the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA).

The purpose of the FFA is to prohibit the importation, manufacture for sale, or sale in commerce of any fabric or article of wearing apparel that is “so highly flammable as to be dangerous when worn by individuals.”

Official source

EPR

France

9/30/2023

France Publishes Decree No. 2023-906 relating to Various Provisions relating to the Merger of the Extended Responsibility Sectors of Producers of Household Packaging, Printed Paper, and Graphic Paper

France published Decree No. 2023-906 relating to various provisions relating to the merger of the extended responsibility sectors of producers of household packaging, printed paper, and graphic paper.

The decree is taken for the application of law no. 2023-305 of April 24, 2023, merging the extended responsibility sectors of producers of household packaging and producers of printed paper and paper for graphic use. It specifies in particular the method for making information inserts available free of charge, the technical characteristics of these inserts and the environmental performance criteria of the products eligible for this bonus.
 

Official source

Toys

USA

10/13/2023

ASTM Publishes ASTM F-963-23 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

ASTM International has published ASTM F-963-23 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety.

This specification covers requirements and contains test methods for toys intended for use by children under 14 years of age. Different age limits for various requirements will be found in this specification. These limits reflect the nature of the hazards and expected mental or physical ability, or both, of a child to cope with the hazards.

This specification does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety.

Official source

Chemicals

Europe

9/27/2023

EC Publishes Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 to Restrict Synthetic Polymer Microparticles under the European Union REACH Regulation

The European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2055 amending Annex XVII to REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning synthetic polymer microparticles.

This amends Annex XVII to specify that synthetic polymer microparticles shall not be placed on the market as substances on their own or, where the synthetic polymer microparticles are present to confer a sought-after characteristic, in mixtures in a concentration equal to or greater than 0,01 % by weight.

Example of products affected by this restriction are: cosmetics, toys (such as slime that contains microplastic, glitter, microbeads, infill material for sport pitches, etc.).

Official source

Cosmetics

USA

8/15/2023

Oregon Passes Bill to Relating to Chemicals Used in Cosmetic Products

Oregon has passed SB 546 - Bill relating to chemicals used in cosmetic products.

This bill requires the Oregon Health Authority:

  • Adopt and maintain list of designated high priority chemicals of concern used in cosmetic products and to periodically review and revise list.
  • Post certain information on the authority’s website.
It also requires manufacturers of cosmetic products sold in state to include on manufacturer's website notice of certain chemicals used in products, beginning on January 1, 2025. Bans manufacture, sale and distribution of cosmetic products containing certain chemicals and classes of chemicals in state, beginning on January 1, 2027.

Official source

Food contact materials, juvenile products

India

8/17/2023

India Published New Draft Standard for Plastic Feeding and Drinking Containers Accessories and Cutleries for Infant; Opens for Public Consultation

On 17 August 2023, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published a New Indian draft standard for plastic feeding and drinking containers accessories and cutleries for Infant and Child Use Specification. This is a new Draft Indian Standard which prescribes the requirements, methods of sampling, safety aspects and test method for feeding and drinking containers and accessories for infants and children. The draft is open for comments until 16 October 2023.

The standard does not apply to infant feeding bottles and teats for feeding bottles, as standards for those products are already covered under IS14625 and IS3565.

Official source

Hardlines, Batteries

USA

9/21/2023

U.S. CPSC Publishes Final Rules on the Safety Standard for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries

The U.S. CPSC has published final rules on the Safety Standard for Button Cell or Coin Batteries and Consumer Products Containing Such Batteries to address the requirements of Reese’s Law, enacted August 16, 2022.

This final rule incorporates ANSI/UL 4200A as a mandatory standard for consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries. The standard provides performance, labeling and warning requirements for these products.

The final rule also provides packaging labeling for button cell/coin battery.

Third party testing and certification of children's products in compliance with 16 CFR 1112 is not required until on or after December 20, 2023.

Official source

Chemicals

Europe

9/25/2023

EC Adopted Measures that Restrict Microplastics under the European Union REACH Regulation

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annex XVII to REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning synthetic polymer microparticles.

Moreover, the EC has published Questions and Answers on restriction to intentionally added microplastics.

This aims to restrict microplastics intentionally added to products under the REACH Regulation - it covers all synthetic polymer particles below five millimeters that are organic, insoluble and resist degradation.

Examples of products affected by this restriction are: cosmetics and toys (such as slime that contains microplastic, glitter, microbeads and infill material for sports pitches.)

Official source

Hardlines and Softlines, Batteries

USA

9/11/2023

U.S. CPSC Votes to Approve a Mandatory Standard for the Safety of Button Cell and Coin Batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to approve a mandatory standard to reduce button cell and coin battery ingestion hazards to children six years and younger. These batteries are used in many types of consumer products from keyless entry remotes and wireless game controllers.

Pursuant to Reese's Law, CPSC voted to adopt ANSI/UL 4200A-2023 Standard for Safety for Products Incorporating Button Batteries or Coin Cell Batteries, as the mandatory standard for consumer products containing button cell or coin batteries. The Commission also established labeling requirements for button cell or coin battery packaging.

Official source

Chemicals

USA

7/5/2023

USA Maine Adopts Act on Prohibition of Fluorescent Mercury-Added Lamps

On July 5, 2023, the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of Maine adopted an Act to reduce mercury in the environment by phasing out certain fluorescent lamps. This Act discusses the prohibitions on sale or distribution of certain mercury-added fluorescent lamps in the State of Maine.

Official source

Official source

Chemicals

USA

7/5/2023

USA Governor of Hawaii Approves Act on Prohibition of Mercury-Added Fluorescent Lamps

On July 5, 2023, the Governor of Hawaii approved House Bill 192 into an Act to reduce mercury in the environment by phasing out certain fluorescent light lamps. This Act prohibits the sale of certain mercury-containing fluorescent lamps as a new manufactured product, with certain exemptions in the State of
Hawaii.

Official source

Official source

Chemicals

EU

8/8/2023

European Union Parliament and Council Publishes Regulation Amending Annex I to POP Regulation to include Perfluorohexane Sulfonic Acid (PFHxS), Its Salts and PFHxS-related Compounds

On August 8, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/1608 of 30 May 2023 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds.

This Regulation specifies the limit values for PFHxS, its salts and
PFHxS-related compounds in substances, mixtures and articles. These values were added to Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 (POP Regulation).

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

Hong Kong

7/10/2023

Hong Kong EEB Releases Public Consultation on the Proposal to Regulate and Phase Down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for Implementation of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

On July 10, 2023, the Environment and Ecology Bureau released a public consultation on the proposal to regulate and phase down hydrofluorocarbons in Hong Kong.

This public consultation discusses:

  • key elements of the Kigali Amendment;
  • use of HFCs in Hong Kong and their alternatives;
  • overseas practices in implementation of Kigali Amendment; and
  • proposal to regulate and phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

The consultation period was from July 10, 2023 to September 9, 2023.

Official source

Cyber Security

USA

7/18/2023

USA FCC Proposes Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program for Smart Devices

On July 18, 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States of America introduced a proposal for the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark program, which is a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for smart devices.

Official source

Official source

Official source

Cyber Security

EU

7/28/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62351-3:2023 - Communication Network and System Security Profiles TCP/IP

On July 28, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62351-3:2023 for power systems management and associated information exchange - communication network and system security - profiles including TCP/IPs.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 11, 2026.

Official source

Official source

Cyber Security

EU

7/28/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62351-9:2023 - Cyber Security Key Management for Power System Equipment

On July 28, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62351-9:2023 for power systems management and associated information exchange - data and communications security - cyber security key management for power system equipment.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 11, 2026.

Official source

Official source

Cyber Security, Wireless

Taiwan

6/29/2023

Taiwan BSMI Adds Cybersecurity Requirements for the Voluntary Product Certification (VPC) for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System

On June 29, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan announced that cybersecurity requirements are added to its Voluntary Product Certification (VPC) Program for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging system.

The notification was published on BSMI official website on July 20, 2023, which gave an effective date on June 29 and a one-year transitional period till July 1, 2024.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

South Korea

8/16/2023

South Korea Ministry of Environment Amends Act on Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Motor Vehicles to Include Provisions on Material and Structural Improvements

On August 16, 2023, the Ministry of Environment released partial amendment of the Act on Resource Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Motor Vehicles to include provision for manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronic products to conduct an evaluation of the material and structural improvements of their products and submit the results of the evaluation to the Korea Electronics and Information and Communication Industry Promotion Council.

Official source

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste, RoHS, Chemicals

India

7/24/2023

India MoEF Publishes E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment Rules, 2023 Postponing RoHS Compliance Dates for Several Categories of Electrical and Electronic Products

On July 24, 2023, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India published E-Waste (Management) Second Amendment Rules, 2023. These Rules amend the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 by postponing compliance date for several categories of electrical and electronic products.

Official source

EMC

EU

7/28/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61000-4-6:2023 - Immunity to Conducted Disturbances, Induced by Radio-frequency Fields

On July 28, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61000-4-6:2023 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - testing and measurement techniques - immunity to conducted disturbances, induced by radio-frequency fields.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 11, 2026.

Official source

Official source

EMC

Israel

7/27/2023

Israel SII Prepares Draft Standard SI 61000 Part 4.30 Amendment 1 for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) : Power Quality Measurement Methods

On July 27, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) prepared draft standard SI 61000 Part 4.30 Amendment number 1 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC): testing and measurement techniques – power quality measurement methods.

Comments and feedback were accepted until August 17, 2023.

Official source

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EMC

EU

8/4/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 55016-2-3:2017/A2:2023 for Radiated Disturbance Measurements

On August 4, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 55016-2-3:2017/A2:2023 related to specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - radiated disturbance measurements.

Official source

Official source

EMC

China

7/24/2023

China CQC Issues Notice on the Implementation of the New EMC Standard GB 17625.1-2022 for Type II Voluntary Certification of Electric Tools

On July 24, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the implementation requirement of the new version of the electromagnetic compatibility limits standard GB 17625.1-2022 for Type II voluntary certification of electric tools, which will become effective on July 1, 2024.

Official source

EMC

Global, CB Scheme

8/9/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to EMC Category on Week 33

On August 9, 2023, new decision sheet related to EMC product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • DSH 2204 - Test set-up issues and equipment operation with AMN attached.

Official source

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

United Kingdom

8/1/2023

United Kingdom Department for Business & Trade Announces Extension of CE Mark Recognition for Businesses

On August 1, 2023, the UK Government’s Department for Business & Trade (DBT) announced an indefinite extension of the use of CE marking for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). This will be applied to 18 regulations owned by DBT.

Official source

EMC, Safety

China

7/25/2023

China CQC Issues Revised Implementation Rules for CCC Certification of Lighting Appliances (CQC-C1001-2014)

On July 25, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the fourth revision of CQC-C1001-2014 Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Lighting Appliances which is used in conjunction with the CNCA implementation rules CNCA-C10-01: 2014 for CCC product category 10 Lighting Electrical Appliance.

Official source

EMC, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/4/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 31

On August 4, 2023, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 

TRF No.

TRF Originator

EU_GD_IEC62841_2_6B             

DEKRA Certification B.V.

JP_ND_IEC61010_1P                   

TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

The following TRFs (including where applicable Group Differences and National Difference) were updated:

TRF No.

TRF Originator

EU_GD_IEC61010_2_101D

VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH

CA_ND_IEC60601_1_2J_EMC

CSA Group

IEC62841_2_1E

TÜV Rheinland Intercert Kft.,
MEEI Division

IEC62841_2_1F

TÜV Rheinland Intercert Kft.,
MEEI Division


Official source

EMC, Wireless

South Korea

6/30/2023

South Korea RRA Expands Scope to Cover WPT for EV and Other Transportation Means

On June 30, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published under Notice No. 2023-6 the partial revision of Notice on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc.

Official source

EMC, Wireless

Canada

8/3/2023

Canada ISED Amends Certification Requirements for Radio Apparatus Operating in Several Frequencies Employing FHSs/DTSs to Incorporate 5850-5895 MHz for LE-LAN Devices

On August 3, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published RSS-247, Issue 3 - Digital Transmission Systems (DTSs), Frequency Hopping Systems (FHSs) and License-Exempt Local Area Network (LE-LAN) Devices.

Official source

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Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

7/27/2023

Costa Rica INTECO Publishes New Draft Standard PN INTE E82-2:2023 - Energy Efficiency Labeling Requirements for Heat Pumps

On July 27, 2023, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published PN INTE E82-2:2023. This standard deals with energy labeling requirements of heat pumps for space heating and cooling and process chillers.

PN INTE E82-2:2023 draft standard was open for public consultation until August 26, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

7/27/2023

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Energy Test Procedure for Dishwashers

On July 27, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule for the test procedure for dishwashers.

The changes on this final rule are the following:

  • clarifying the dishwasher instructions to include information on the acceptable dosage options for each kind of detergent;
  • clarifying the existing detergent reporting requirements; and
  • adding an enforcement provision for dishwashers to specify the detergent and dosing method that DOE would use for any enforcement testing of dishwasher models certified in accordance with the currently applicable dishwasher test procedure prior to July 17, 2023 (i.e., the date by which the dishwasher test procedure as amended by a final rule published on January 18, 2023 will be mandatory for product testing).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

7/28/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Water Heaters

On July 28, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rulemaking regarding the energy conservation standards for consumer water heaters. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR no later than September 26, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

7/21/2023

Taiwan MOEA Issues New Energy Efficiency Requirements for Three-Phase AC Motor Driven Fans

On July 21, 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued Notice No. 11258002530 announcing the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Labelling and Inspection of Fans, which will become effective on July 1, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

7/27/2023

Taiwan BOE Issues Draft Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Dehumidifiers

On July 27, 2023, the Bureau of Energy (BOE) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment to the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Dehumidifiers through World Trade Organization (WTO) notification G/TBT/N/TPKM/528 and is open for public comment until September 26, 2023. 

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Energy Efficiency

Peru

8/1/2023

Peru MEM Publishes Draft Regulation for the Installation and Operation of the Electric Mobility Charging Infrastructure

On August 1, 2023, the Ministry of Energy and Mines published a draft regulation for the installation and operation of the electric mobility charging infrastructure. The objective of ICME is to provide a regulatory framework to direct the many parties engaged in the installation and operation of the infrastructure for electric mobility charging.

Comment date ends on September 30, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

6/14/2023

Ukraine Publishes Draft Resolution on Technical Regulation on Eco-design Requirements for Small, Medium and Large Power Transformers

On June 14, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published a draft resolution related to some issues of application of the technical regulation on eco-design requirements for small, medium and large power transformers.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/2/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rules for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Conventional Cooking Products

On August 2, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a proposed rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer conventional cooking products. 

DOE accepted comments, data, and information regarding this NODA until September 1, 2023.<

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/8/2023

USA DOE Publishes Technical Amendment on the Final Rule of Test Procedure for Fans and Blowers

On August 8, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published technical amendments on the final rule of test procedures for fans and bowers.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/8/2023

USA DOE Publishes Correction on the Test Procedure for Air Cleaners

On August 8, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a correction on the test procedure for air cleaners.

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Energy Efficiency

Canada

8/2/2023

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of CSA C368.1:14 (R2019)- Energy Performance of Room Air Conditioners

On August 2, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing CSA C368.1:14 (R2019). This standard deals with the energy performance of room air conditioners.

Comments were accepted until August 30, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

8/15/2023

Costa Rica INTECO Publishes Draft Standards PN INTE E13-1:2023 & PN INTE E13-3:2023 - Requirements and Test Method of AC Motors

On August 15, 2023, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published draft standards:

  • PN INTE E13-1:2023 - Energy efficiency. Alternating Current Motors, Three-phase Induction, Squirrel Cage Type, in Nominal Power from 0.746 kW to 373 kW. Part 1: Requirements.
  • PN INTE E13-3:2023 - Energy Efficiency. Alternating Current Motors, Three-phase Induction, Squirrel Cage Type, in Nominal Power from 0.746 kW to 373 kW. Part 3: Test Method

The standard was open for public consultation until October 6, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/14/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Boilers

On August 14, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the energy conservation standards for consumer boilers. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR no later than October 13, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

8/17/2023

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Test Procedures for Air-Cooled, Evaporatively-Cooled, and Water-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

On August 17, 2023, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rules for the energy test procedure for air-cooled, evaporatively-cooled, and water-cooled commercial package air conditioners and heat pumps.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) no later than October 16, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

South Korea

8/21/2023

South Korea MOTIE Publishes Partial Revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations

On August 21, 2023, the South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy published the partial revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations (MOTIE Notice No. 2023-170).

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Energy Efficiency

Thailand

8/8/2023

Thailand EGAT Plans Implementation of New EGAT Label Format for Some Electrical and Electronic Products

On August 8 until August 10, 2023, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) conducted meetings related to implementation of the new EGAT label formats for some electrical and electronic products on January 1, 2024.

EGAT had meetings with stakeholders (manufacturers & importers) of some electrical and electronic products:

  • Air conditioners and air purifiers on August 8, 2023;
  • Washing machines, televisions and water pumps on August 9, 2023; and
  • Refrigerators, display cabinets and cold/hot water dispensers on August 10, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Bolivia

8/24/2023

Bolivia MDPyEP Releases Draft Regulation on Energy Efficiency of LED Lamps

On August 23, 2023, the Bolivia's Ministry of Productive Development and Plural Economy (MDPyEP) and Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energies (MHE) released Draft Regulation on Energy Efficiency of LED Lamps. This establishes the technical requirements on Energy Efficiency of LED Lamps.

Comments are accepted until October 23, 2023 with planned adoption on November 24, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals, Cyber Security, EMC, F Gas, Noise, Performance, Electrical and Electronic Waste, REACH, Sustainability, Sanitation, Water Efficiency, Wireless

United Arab Emirates

7/3/2023

UAE MoE Publishes Cabinet Decision No. (66) of 2023 Regarding the Executive Regulations of the Federal Law No. 15 of 2020 on Consumer Protection

On July 3, 2023, the Ministry of Economy (MoE) published Cabinet Decision Number (66) of 2023 regarding the executive regulations of the Federal Law No. 15 of 2020 on consumer protection.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 8057:2022 - Methods for Measuring and Calculating Energy Efficiency of Vacuum Cleaners

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 8057:2022 which deals with measuring and calculating energy efficiency of vacuum cleaners.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standard ES 4100:2023 for Washing Machines

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 4100:2023 which deals with measuring and calculation of energy consumption of washing machines.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standards for Instantaneous and Storage Water Heaters

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 8187:2023 and ES 5806:2023 which deals with measuring and calculating energy efficiency of instantaneous and storage water heaters.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standard ES 7823-1:2023 for Electrical Lamps

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n.196/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 7823-1:2023 which deals with the energy efficiency of electric lamps

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Performance, Electrical and Electronic Waste

EU

8/24/2023

European Union EC Starts Initiatives to Review Eco-design and Energy Labelling Requirements for Electronic Displays

On August 24, 2023, the European Commission (EC) started initiatives to review the eco-design and energy labelling requirements for electronic displays. This move aims to update and align the current regulations with today's technological progress while also addressing issues encountered since the enforcement of the standing directives. 

Comments are accepted until September 21, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

8/4/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Draft Decision to Mandate the Use of Type-C USB Charging Ports for Smart Phones and Electronic Devices

On August 4, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization Board of Director published a decision on the standardization of charging ports for mobile phones and electronic devices. The USB Type-C connector will be the sole standardized connector.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

8/10/2023

Brazil INMETRO Issues Public Consultation of the Amendment to the Consolidated Regulation for Solar Water Heating Equipment (Portaria 420/2021)

On August 10, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) proposed changes to Portaria No. 420 of October 4, 2021 related to the safety and energy efficiency requirements for solar water heating equipment certification to simplify the process and reduce the burden on manufacturers.

The public consultation is open until October 9, 2023.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Saudi Arabia

7/24/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Technical Regulations for Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

On July 4, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft technical regulation for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Comments and feedback can be sent until September 22, 2023.

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Explosive Atmospheres

China

7/10/2023

China CQC Issues Notice on the Amendments to the Implementation Rules for CCC Certification of Explosion-Proof Electrical Apparatus (CQC-C2301-2019)

On July 10, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the fourth revision of CQC-C2301-2019 Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Explosion-Proof Electrical Apparatus, following the requirements of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) notice on adjusting and optimizing the CCC certification procedure for electronic and electrical appliances. 

The revised CQC-C2301-2019 is used with CNCA-C23-01:2019 Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules Explosion-Proof Electrical Product, effective July 15, 2023.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Australia, New Zealand

8/25/2023

Australia & New Zealand Publish AS/NZS IEC 60079.31:2023 - Requirements for Equipment Dust Ignition Protection by Enclosure ’t’

On August 25, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS IEC 60079.31:2023. This standard specifies requirements for design, construction and testing of Ex equipment and Ex components, and is applicable to equipment protected by enclosure and surface temperature limitation for use in explosive
dust atmospheres.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Australia, New Zealand

8/25/2023

Australia & New Zealand Publish AS/NZS IEC 60079.26:2023 - Requirements for Equipment with Separation Elements or Combined Levels of Protection

On August 25, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS IEC 60079.26:2023. This standard specifies requirements for construction, testing and marking for Ex equipment that contains parts of the equipment with different Equipment Protection Levels (EPLs) and a separation element.

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Performance

EU

8/4/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60904-2:2023 - Requirements for Photovoltaic Reference Devices

On August 4, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60904-2:2023 for requirements of photovoltaic reference devices.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 24, 2026.

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Performance

EU

8/11/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50723:2023 - Induction Hob and Cookware

On August 11, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50723:2023 for measurement method for assessing the compatibility of induction hob and cookware.

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Performance

EU

8/25/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-3-45:2023 - Multi-fiber Connectors

On August 25, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61300-3-45:2023 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - attenuation of random mated multi-fiber connectors.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is August 1, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

7/28/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 30

On July 28, 2023, new TRFs were published and added on the IECEE website.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/18/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 33

On August 18, 2023, the following TRFs were published and added on the IECEE website. 
 

TRF No.

TRF Originator

IEC60269_4D         

China Quality Certification Center (CQC)

IEC60335_2_44J     

DEKRA Certification B.V.

IEC60601_2_21E    

SGS Fimko Ltd

IEC60601_2_50F    

SGS Fimko Ltd

IEC62040_3D         

Intertek Testing Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

IEC62368_1F          

UL Solutions (US)

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RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

8/25/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Decision for Unifying the Types of Chargers for Smartphones, Tablets and Electronic Devices

On August 25, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a decision for unifying the types of chargers for smartphones, tablets and electronic devices.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

7/21/2023

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 29

On July 21, 2023, the following testing equipment list with provisional status was published and added to the IECEE website. 

  • IEC 60335-2-105:2016; IEC 60335-2-105:2016/AMD1:2019    
  • IEC 60335-2-85:2022                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-59:2021                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-55:2021                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-54:2022                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-52:2021                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-44:2021                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-21:2022                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-13:2021                                                          
  • IEC 60335-2-3:2022                                                          
  • IEC 62841-4-6:2022  

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Safety

Canada

7/20/2023

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of CSA E60730-2-15:14 (R2019) - Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use

On July 20, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing CSA E60730-2-15:14 (R2019). This standard outlines the requirements for automatic electrical air flow, water flow and water level sensing controls.

Comments were accepted until August 1, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/20/2023

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of CSA C22.2 No. 60320-1:19 & CSA C22.2 No. 60320-3:19 - Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes

On July 20, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the following standards:

  • CSA C22.2 No. 60320-1:19 - Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes - Part 1: General Requirements
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60320-3:19 - Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes - Part 3: Standard Sheets and Gauges.

Comments were accepted until August 16, 2023.

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Safety

CB Scheme, Global

6/5/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheets on Week 23

On June 5 & 6, 2023, new decision sheets were uploaded on the IECEE website. 

  • PDSH 2221 - Battery charger fault test
  • PDSH 2208 - Office/Information Technology Equipment/Audio/Video, information and communication technology equipment (OFF/ITE/AV_ICT) Equipment under IEC 60601-1 as a stand-alone product

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Safety

EU

7/28/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60061-2:1993/A59:2023 - Lamp holders

On July 28, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60061-2:1993/A59:2023 for lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - lamp holders.

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Safety

EU

7/28/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60061-3:1993/A59:2023 - Lamp Caps and Holders Gauges

On July 28, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60061-3:1993/A59:2023 for lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - gauges.

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Safety

Lithuania

7/27/2023

Lithuania Ministry of Health Amends the Law on Ban of E-Cigarettes

 

On July 27, 2023, the Ministry of Health of Lithuania released two drafts laws to amend Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Related Products Control Law No. I-1143 9. These amendments are developed to fill the gaps in the existing regulation's provisions regarding the ban on electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette refills.

The two drafts are:

  1. on amendment of Articles 2, 92, 95 and 30 No. XIVP-2590; and
  2. (2). on amendment of Article 92 No. XIVP-2791.
Comments are accepted until the 25th and 26th of September 2023, respectively.

The target implementation date is January 1, 2024.

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Safety

Ukraine

6/14/2023

Ukraine Publishes Order on Approval of the List of National Standards Related to the Technical Regulations on Pressure Equipment

On June 14, 2023, the Ministry of Economy published Order No. 5512 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

India

7/14/2023

India DPIIT Publishes Quality Control Order (QCO) for Smart Meters

On July 14, 2023, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published The Smart Meters (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

The Smart Meters (Quality Control) Order, 2023 mandates compulsory certification under IS Standards for smart meters manufactured for domestic market or imported into India.

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Safety

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 182-1:2023 - General Requirements for PVC Insulated Cables

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 182-1:2023 which deals general requirements of PVC insulated cables.

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Safety

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 537-2:2023 - Safety Requirements for Fans

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 537-2:2023 which deals with safety requirements of fans.

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Safety

China

7/28/2023

China CQC Issues Notice on Removing a Part of Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries and Portable Power Banks Products from CQC Voluntary Certification Categories

On July 28, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on adjusting the application scope of CQC voluntary certification for 001031 Lithium ion cells and batteries for portable/stationary electronic equipment and 001046 Power bank for portable digital devices due that some lithium ion batteries, battery packs and power banks products have been added into CCC scope.

CQC stopped to accept the application for CQC voluntary certification for removed products from August 1, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

8/8/2023

Chile SEC Publishes Draft Technical Update Specification for the Infrastructure for Recharging Electric Vehicle

On August 8, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft update Technical Specification RIC No. 15 which deals with the infrastructure for electric vehicle recharging. 

The submission of comments is until September 20, 2023.

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Safety

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 6575:2023 - Safety Requirements for Dishwashers

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 6575:2023 which deals with safety requirements of dishwashers.

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Safety

Canada

7/27/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment of ANSI/CAN/UL 325:2023 - Standard for Safety for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems

On July 27, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision for the standard ANSI/CAN/UL 325:2023. It deals with standard for safety for door, drapery, gate, louver, and window operators and systems.

Comments were accepted until August 23, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/31/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment of CSA C22.2 NO. 62133-2:20 - Safety Requirements for Portable Sealed Secondary Cells and Batteries for use in Portable Applications

On July 31, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision for the standard CSA C22.2 No. 62133-2:20. It deals with safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications, particularly for lithium systems. 

Comments were accepted until August 30, 2023.

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Safety

CB Scheme

8/3/2023

IECEE CB Scheme Adds New Standard ETSI 303 645 in Category CYBR

During the 2023 annual meeting, the CMC made decision 58/2022 which was related to the IECEE scheme's scope.

ETSI 303 645, a new CYBR standard, was included in the CB Scheme's scope.

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Safety

China

7/4/2023

China CQC Issues New Version of the Voluntary Certification Rules for Distribution Protection Appliances in Household and Similar Places

On July 4, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the new version of CQC11-462143-2023 Certification Rules of Distribution Appliance for Household and Similar Uses to replace the old version of certification rules CQC11-462143-2019, involving CQC product category 012032, which became effective on July 10, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/31/2023

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of CSA E60598-2-2 - Requirements for Luminaires and Recessed Air Handling Luminaires

On July 31, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published new edition of CSA E60598-2-2. This standard specifies the requirements for recessed luminaires and recessed air-handling luminaires.

Comments were accepted until August 30, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/31/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment of Standards for Various Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools

On July 31, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published amendment revisions for the following standards:

  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60745-1-07 (R2022) - Hand-held Motor-operated Electric Tools - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements
  • CSA C22.2 No. 62841-2-6:22 - Electric Motor-operated Hand-held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular Requirements for Hand-held Hammers.

Comments were accepted until August 30, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/31/2023

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment of CSA C22.2 No. 141 - Emergency Lighting Equipment

On July 31, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision for the standard CSA C22.2 No. 141. This standard deals with emergency lighting equipment. 

Comments were accepted until August 30, 2023.

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Safety

Uganda

8/4/2023

Uganda UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DUS 2658: 2022 - Requirements for Gaming Equipment Finite Scratch Ticket and Pull-Tab Systems

On August 4, 2023, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standard DUS 2658:2022. This standard deals with requirements for finite scratch ticket and pull-tab systems.

Any comments on this draft standard can be sent to UNBS until October 3, 2023.

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Safety

Botswana

6/23/2023

Botswana BOBS Publishes Compulsory Standards Regulations 2023

On June 23, 2023, the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) published standards (compulsory standards) regulations of 2023.

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Safety

Global

8/4/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63171-4:2022/COR1:2023 -
Specification for Shielded or Unshielded, Free and Fixed Connectors


On August 4, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63171-4:2022/COR1:2023. This standard deals with connectors for electrical and electronic equipment particular for mechanical mating information, pin assignment and additional requirements for Type 4.

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Safety

India

8/9/2023

India DPIIT Issues Quality Control Order (QCO) for Electric Ceiling Type Fans

On August 9, 2023, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published Electric Ceiling Type Fans (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

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Safety

Global

8/16/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61076-8-105:2023 - Specification for 2-Pole Snap Locking Rectangular Power Connectors

On August 16, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61076-8-105:2023. This standard lays down the detailed specification for 2-pole snap locking rectangular power connectors with plastic housing for 63 A rated current and 400 V rated voltage.

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Safety

Uganda

8/4/2023

Uganda UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DUS 2660:2022 - Requirements for Progressive Gaming Devices

On August 4, 2023, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standard DUS 2660:2022. This standard deals with requirements for progressive gaming devices.

Any comments on this draft standard can be sent to UNBS until October 3, 2023.

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Safety

Costa Rica

8/15/2023

Costa Rica INTECO Publishes Draft Standard PN INTE/IEC 62930:2023 - Electric Cables for Photovoltaic Systems with a Voltage Rating of 1,5 kV DC

On August 15, 2023, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published draft standard PN INTE/IEC 62930:2023. It deals with electric cables for photovoltaic systems with a voltage rating of 1,5 kV DC.

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Safety

Global

8/17/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60939-2:2005/AMD1:2023 - Test Methods and General Requirements for Passive Filter Units

On August 17, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60939-2:2005/AMD1:2023. This standard deals with test methods and general requirements of passive filter units for which safety tests are appropriate.

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Safety

Uruguay

8/14/2023

Uruguay Publishes Registration Procedure for Connection of Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to the Electricity Grid

On August 14, 2023, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining released a notification related to advances in the regulation and safety of the plug-in hybrid electric and electric vehicle market.

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Safety

Uganda

8/4/2023

Uganda UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DUS 2659:2022 - Requirements for Kiosks Gaming Equipment

On August 4, 2023, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standard DUS 2659:2022. This standard deals with requirements for kiosks gaming equipment.

Any comments on this draft standard can be sent to UNBS until October 3, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 904:2023 - Safety Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners and Water-suction Cleaning Appliances

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 197/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 904:2023 which deals with safety requirements of vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Costa Rica

8/18/2023

Costa Rica MEIC Publishes RTCR 510:2023 - Draft Regulation for Electrical Products, Series of Lights, Christmas Decorations and Figures

On August 18, 2023, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce published draft technical regulation RTCR 510:2023. This regulation deals with electrical products, series of lights, Christmas decorations and figures.

The deadline for submission of comments is on October 17, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 8603:2023 - Electric Cables for Photovoltaic Systems

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 196/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 8603:2023 which applies to electric cables for photovoltaic systems.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Egypt

7/5/2023

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of the Standard ES 8604-1:2023 - General Requirements for EV Charging Cables

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree n. 196/2023 on the implementation of the standard ES 8604-1:2023 which deals with the requirements of charging cables for electric vehicles.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

CB Scheme, Global

8/10/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheets Related to ITAV Product Category on Week 33

On August 10, 2023, new decision sheets related to ITAV (Information Technology Audio Video) product category were uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • DSH 2200 - Capacitor discharge after disconnection of a connector
  • DSH 2214 - Measurement of creepage distances and clearances

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

8/17/2023

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft DR AS/NZS 7176.31:2023 - Requirements and Test Methods of Lithium-ion Battery Systems and Chargers for Powered Wheelchairs

On August 17, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 7176.31:2023. 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.

The closing date for comments is on September 27, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

8/16/2023

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft DR AS/NZS 7176.25:2023 - Requirements and Test Methods Lead-acid Batteries and Chargers for Powered Wheelchairs

On August 16, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 7176.25:2023. This standard specifies requirements and test methods for lead-acid batteries and chargers for powered wheelchairs.

The closing date for comments is September 27, 2023.

Official source

Safety

China

7/21/2023

China CQC Issues Notice on the Revised Applicable Standard and Certification Rules of Classifying the Blue Light Hazard of Lighting Products (CQC11-465001-2016)

On July 21, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the second revision of the certification rules for classifying the blue light hazard of lighting products (CQC11-465001-2016) to apply to the applicable standards, involving CQC product category 010032, which became effective on the same day.

Official source

Safety

China

7/26/2023

China CQC Issues Notice on the Revised Safety Certification Rules for Terminal Blocks (CQC11-462123-2021)

On July 26, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the sixth revision of Safety Certification Rules for Terminal Blocks CQC11-462123-2021, involving CQC product category 012009, which became effective on August 1, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/8/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheets Related to BATT Product Category on Week 33

On August 8, 2023, new decision sheets related to ITAV (Information Technology Audio Video) product category were uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • PDSH 2229 - Test voltage of insulation resistance test
  • PDSH 2230 - Functional safety assessment of battery with BMS developed by third party

    Official source

Safety

EU

8/25/2023

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60127-2:2014/A1:2023 - Cartridge Fuse-links

On August 25, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60127-2:2014/A1:2023 for miniature fuses - cartridge fuse-links.

Official source

Official source

Safety

CB Scheme, Global

8/9/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheets Related to Household Product Category on Week 33

On August 9, 2023, the new decision sheets related to HOUS (household and similar equipment) product category were uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • DSH 2190 - Evaluation of Y2 capacitors used as protective impedance
  • DSH 2191 - Stand-by mode of a battery charger
  • DSH 2198 - Testing lower levels for surge in 19.11.4.4

Official source

Safety

Argentina

8/17/2023

Argentina Ministry of Production Develops Amendments on Essential Safety Requirements for Low-voltage Electrical Products

On August 17, 2023, the Argentina's Ministry of Production released a draft document amending Resolution No. 169/2018 which specify the definition of "Suitable Use" and certification exception requirements for low-voltage electrical products that are marketed in the country. Changes include provisions regarding the mandated format when seeking exception from safety requirement, among others.

Provisions will come into force when the document is published in the official gazette.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Mexico

8/16/2023

Mexico SE Announces Rejection of the Proposal for a General Criterion on Certification for Compliance with NOM-003-SCFI-2014

On August 16, 2023, the Secretary of Economy issued DGN
Criterion.191.01.2023.2199 which rejects the proposal for general criterion on certification for compliance with NOM-003-SCFI-2014.
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Somalia

8/13/2023

Somalia SOBS Issues Notice on CBCA Program Certificate of Conformity (CoC) Requirement for All Imported Goods

On August 13, 2023, the Somali Bureau of Standards (SoBS) issued a public notice about the Consignment-Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) Program. Informing all companies, partners, traders, and importers of imported goods that do not meet the applicable requirements or lack a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) will be penalized starting September 1, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/9/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to Tools Product Category on Week 33

On August 9, 2023, new decision sheet related to tools product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • DSH 2186 - Adhesive label

Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/9/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to Household Product Category on Week 33

On August 9, 2023, new decision sheet related to HOUS (household and similar equipment) product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • DSH 2199 - Thermal insulation to be encased in and in contact with 5VA polymeric material

Official source

Safety

EU

8/23/2023

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 15194:2017+A1:2023 - Electrically Power Assisted Cycles (EPAC) Bicycles

On August 23, 2023, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 15194:2017+A1:2023 for electrically power assisted cycles (EPAC) bicycles.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is August 23, 2025.

Official source

Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

8/8/2023

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to Cable Product Category on Week 33

On August 8, 2023, new decision sheet related to cable product category was uploaded on the IECEE website.

  • PDSH 2226 - Vertical flame propagation and smoke emission tests for muti-core cables

Official source

Safety

CB Scheme, Global

8/25/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 34

On August 25, 2023, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 

TRF No.

TRF Originator

IEC62040_1G

TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

IEC60730_2_5F                           

UL Solutions (Demko)

IEC60335_2_42M                       

TSE Certification Center

EU_GD_IEC60335_2_85H_II       

Nemko Group AS

EU_GD_IEC60335_2_42M           

TSE Certification Center

CA_ND_IEC60825_1G                 

CSA Group

CA_ND_IEC61010_2_101D         

CSA Group

JP_ND_IEC60601_1U                   

TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

Official source

Safety

Australia

8/30/2023

Australia Announces General Guidance on Acceptance of IECEE CB Test Reports for Electrical Safety Certification

The Australian State regulators announced 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.

This general guidance was effective on August 30, 2023.

Official source

Safety, EMC

China

7/3/2023

China CQC Issues Notification on the Revised Implementation Rules of Lithium-ion Batteries and Other Products as well as Electronic Products and Safety Accessories for CCC Certification

On July 3, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice regarding the new implementation rules CQC-C0901-2023 Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Electronics and Safety Accessories to align with CNCA implementation rules CNCA-C09-01:2023 which became effective on August 1, 2023.

Official source

Safety, Performance

Global

7/27/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60601-2-57:2023 - Requirements for the Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Non-laser Light Source Equipment

On July 27, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60601-2-57:2023. This standard deals with medical electrical equipment particular for the requirements or the basic safety and essential performance of non-laser light source equipment intended for therapeutic, diagnostic, monitoring, cosmetic and aesthetic use.

Official source

Safety, Performance

Lebanon

6/8/2023

Lebanon Publishes List of Mandatory Standards Related to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

On June 8, 2023, the Lebanese Council of Ministers issued Decision No. 27 approving, among others, Decree No. 11505. This Decree accords the status of legal obligation to national standard specifications related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Official source

Official source

Safety, Wireless

Saudi Arabia

8/17/2023

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Technical Regulation for Communications and Information Technology Equipment

On August 17, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared a draft technical regulation for communications and information technology equipment.

The regulation covers the following main topics.  

  1. Obligations of the supplier
  2. Marking Requirements
  3. Conformity Assessment Procedures
  4. Responsibilities of the Supervisory Bodies
  5. Violations and Penalties
  6. Transitional Provisions
  7. Annex 2: Unification of power charging outlet 

Comments and feedback can be sent until October 16, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Safety, Wireless

Switzerland

8/17/2023

Switzerland OFCOM Revises Technical Requirements Regarding Telecommunications Installations

On August 17, 2023, the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) released draft revisions for the Ordinance on Telecommunications Installations (OIT) and of the Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on Telecommunications Installations (OOIT), respectively. These documents specify the basic technical requirements on telecommunications installations. This revision specifically establishes requirement provisions for charging technology for radio equipment. This shall harmonize the Swiss law with Directive (EU) 2022/2380.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

8/11/2023

European Union EC Publishes Regulation Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 to Authorize the Use of a New Substance in Plastic Food Contact Materials

On August 11, 2023, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1627 of 10 August 2023 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 as regards the authorization of the substance bis(2-ethylhexyl)cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylate (FCM No 1079).

This Regulation specifies the amendment on rules for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

7/18/2023

European Union EC Announces Initiative to Restrict Bisphenol A (BPA) and Other Bisphenols in Food Contact Materials

On July 18, 2023, the European Commission (EC) announced an initiative 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.

Official source

Sustainability

France

8/2/2023

France MoET Publishes Draft Decree on Durability Index of Electrical and Electronic Equipment to Replace the Repairability Index

On August 2, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition of France published a draft Decree on durability index of electrical and electronic equipment.

This draft Decree:

  • defines the modalities of application of Article L. 541-9-2 of the Environmental Code, which provides for the implementation of a durability index for certain categories of electrical and electronic equipment; and
  • specifies the criteria and parameters of the calculation used to establish this index and the general framework of the obligations concerning its communication and display.

Feedback is accepted until November 3, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Sustainability

France

8/2/2023

France MoET Publishes Draft Order on Display Methods, Signage and General Parameters for Calculating Durability Index of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On August 2, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition of France published a draft Order on display methods, signage and general parameters for calculating the durability index of electrical and electronic equipment.

This draft Order:

  • sets the terms of display, signage and general parameters for calculating the durability index;
  • applies to all equipment subject to a calculation and display of the durability index according to the provisions of Articles R. 541-234 to R. 541-238 of the Environmental Code (new articles established by draft Decree relating to the durability index of electrical and electronic equipment).

Feedbacks are accepted until November 3, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Sustainability

France

8/2/2023

France MoET Publishes Draft Orders on Criteria, Sub-criteria and Rating System for Calculating and Displaying Durability Index of Specific Products

On August 2, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition of France published three draft Orders on criteria, sub-criteria and rating system for calculating and displaying the durability index of multifunction mobile phones, household washing machines and television sets.

Feedback is accepted until November 3, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source

Sustainability

Australia

7/14/2023

Australia ACCC Releases Public Consultation on Environmental and Sustainability Guidance

On July 14, 2023, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a public consultation on environmental and sustainability guidance to explain the obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which businesses must comply with when making environmental and sustainability claims.

This public consultation closes on September 15, 2023.

Official source

Sustainability

United Kingdom

7/28/2023

United Kingdom DEFRA Publishes Draft Consultation on Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations 2024

On July 28, 2023, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published a draft consultation on Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations 2024.

These Regulations impose requirements on producers who are established in the United Kingdom in relation to the packaging they supply, requiring certain producers to meet recycling obligations and to pay for the collection and disposal costs of their packaging when it becomes household packaging waste or binned packaging.

This public consultation will close on October 9, 2023.

Official source

Sustainability

France

8/24/2023

France Ministry of Ecological Transition Publishes Draft Decree on Devices Intended to Collect Microplastics for Washing Machines

On August 24, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition of France published a draft Decree related to methods and terms of application of the provisions related to devices intended to collect microplastics for washing machines for domestic and professional use.

Feedback is accepted until November 27, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Sustainability

France

8/24/2023

France Ministry of Ecological Transition Publishes Draft Order on Specifications for Microplastic Collection Devices for Professional Washing Machines

On August 24, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition of France published a draft Order laying down specifications for microplastic collection devices for professional washing machines which, according to article 79 of Law No 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 on the fight against waste and the circular economy ("AGEC Law"), from 1 January 2025, shall be equipped with a microplastic collection devices.

Feedback is accepted until November 27, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Sustainability

France

8/24/2023

France Ministry of Ecological Transition Publishes Draft Order of the Specifications for Microplastic Collection Devices for Domestic Washing Machines

On August 24, 2023, the Ministry of Ecological Transition of France published a draft Order laying down specifications for microplastic collection devices for Household washing machines which, according to Article 79 of Law No 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 on the fight against waste and the circular economy ("AGEC Law"), from January 1, 2025, shall be equipped with a microplastic collection devices.

Feedback is accepted until November 27, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Canada

7/5/2023

Canada ISED Publishes Technical Requirements for the Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3450-3900 MHz

On July 5, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) published RSS-192, Issue 5  – Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3450-3900 MHz.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Canada

7/11/2023

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for Non-Competitive Local Licensed Services, including Fixed and/or Mobile Systems, and Flexible Use Broadband Systems, in the Band 3900 – 3980 MHz

On July 11, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) opened a public consultation on ISED Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-521, Technical Requirements for Non-Competitive Local Licensed Services, including Fixed and/or Mobile Systems, and Flexible Use Broadband Systems, in the Band 3900 – 3980 MHz.

Comments were accepted until September 8, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Canada

7/13/2023

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for Wireless Broadband Services (WBS) in the Band 3650-3700 MHz

On July 13, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) opened a public consultation on ISED Standard Radio System Plan SRSP-303.65, Technical Requirements for Wireless Broadband Services (WBS) in the Band 3650-3700 MHz.

Comments were accepted until August 11, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

South Korea

7/17/2023

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on 2 New Broadcasting and Communication Standards

On July 17, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation under Notice No. 2023-57 on the enactment of 2 new broadcasting and communication standards.

  • Emergency Rescue Request Smartphone User Interface
  • IoT-based Firefighting Facility Management System General Requirements

Comments are accepted until September 15, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Japan

7/15/2023

Japan Land Radio Communications Commission Publishes Draft Technical Conditions for Broadband Wireless LAN and for Advanced Use of Wireless LAN Systems

On July 15, 2023, the Land Radio Communications Commission of Japan published Terrestrial Radiocommunication Committee Report on the Draft Technical Requirements for Introduction of Broadband Wireless LAN and Advanced Wireless LAN System Technical Conditions. Opinions were accepted until August 19, 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Canada

7/20/2023

Canada ISED Publishes Technical Requirements for Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the 2500-2690 MHz Band

On July 20, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) of Canada published Radio Standards Specification RSS-199, Issue 4 - Broadband Radio Service (BRS) Equipment Operating in the Band 2500-2690 MHz.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

El Salvador

6/8/2023

El Salvador SIGET Updates CNAF to Allocate 6GHz Frequency Band for Wi-Fi Use

On June 8, 2023, the General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET) published Resolution No. T-0408-2023 which updates the National Frequency Allocation Table (CNAF) to allocate the 5925-7125 MHz frequency band.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Costa Rica

7/9/2023

Costa Rica SUTEL Publishes Draft Allocation for 5G Spectrum

On July 9, 2023, the Superintendence of Telecommunications (SUTEL) opened Public Consultation Tender No. 2023Lx-00000x-SUTEL related to concession for the use and exploitation of radio spectrum for the provision of telecommunications services through the implementation of systems of International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), including 5G.

Comments were accepted until July 24, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Indonesia

7/17/2023

Indonesia SDPPI Releases Further Provisions on SAR Testing Plan

On July 17, 2023, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) formally released the possible scope of the planned mandatory SAR testing for telecommunication devices. Enforcement is planned in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Singapore

7/26/2023

Singapore IMDA Announces Cessation of Equipment Registration and Sales of 3G-only Mobile Terminals and Non-VoLTE Capable Phones

On July 26, 2023, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore announced the cessation of equipment registration and sales of 3G-only mobile terminals and non-VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) capable mobile/smart phones.

Official source

Wireless

Israel

7/25/2023

Israel MOC Releases Procedure for Receiving Shipping Companies to Test Wireless Communication Equipment

On July 25, 2023, the Israel's Ministry of Communications (MOC) released procedure for receiving shipping companies to test wireless communication equipment. This procedure is only applicable to shipping companies dealing with the release of personal imported wireless communication equipment.

Official source

Wireless

Laos

7/21/2023

Laos MTC Publishes Updates on Type Approval and Labeling Requirements

On July 21, 2023, the Ministry of Technology and Communication (MTC) of Laos published Notice No. 0416 related to principles and implementation of laws and regulations regarding technical standards of telecommunications and ICT equipment.

Official source

Wireless

Kenya

7/24/2023

Kenya Communications Authority Remains Operational Amidst Political Unrest

Kenya's Communications Authority (CAK) remains open amidst the current political situation in their country. This, however, may hinder the functioning of the administrations at any time.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Oman

7/27/2023

Oman TRA Opens Public Consultation on the Annexes of Regulation for Registration of Radio Equipment and Utilization of Frequencies

On July 27, 2023, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman opened a public consultation on the 11 annexes related to the Registration and Utilization of Frequencies and Radio Equipment and Their Pricing.

Comments were accepted until August 10, 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

8/3/2023

Brazil Anatel Publishes Draft Technical and Operational Requirements for the Use of Frequency Bands Associated with Services of Collective Interest

On August 3, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened Public Consultation No. 39 Technical and Operational Requirements for the Use of Frequency Bands Associated with Services of Collective Interest, provided by Terrestrial Systems.

Comments are accepted until September 17, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Nicaragua

7/31/2023

Nicaragua TELCOR Announces Completion of Migration in the 900 MHz Band and Its Allocation to Mobile Broadband

On July 31, 2023, the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Posts (TELCOR) issued Administrative Agreement No. 001-2023 through the official gazette regarding the provisions on the 894-960 MHz (900 MHz) band.

Official source

Wireless

Canada

8/9/2023

Canada ISED Publishes Technical Requirements of Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3900-3980 MHz

On August 9, 2023, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published RSS-198, Issue 1 Flexible Use Broadband Equipment Operating in the Band 3900-3980 MHz.

Official source

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

8/4/2023

Mexico IFT Opens Public Consultation on Draft Guidelines for the Use of the IFT Seal on Approved Telecommunications Equipment

On August 4, 2023, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published Draft Guidelines for the Use of the IFT Seal of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications in Approved Products, Equipment, Devices for Telecommunications or Broadcasting.

Comments are accepted until October 2, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Palestine

8/6/2023

Palestine MTIT Publishes Guidelines for the Use of Frequencies within SRD

On August 6, 2023, the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology (MTIT) of the State of Palestine published Guidelines for Using Frequencies within Short-range Devices (SRD).

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

New Zealand

8/10/2023

New Zealand RSM Announces Allocation of 24–30 GHz Spectrum Range

On August 10, 2023, the New Zealand Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) announced the initial allocation decisions on the 24–30 GHz spectrum range.

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

8/23/2023

Malaysia SIRIM Announces Processing Fee for IT/Networking Applications and Evaluation Fee for Internal Radio Frequency Test Reports

On August 23, 2023, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued Announcement Reference No. SQASI/CMCS/1/23/0008 on the Introduction of a Processing Fee for Information Technology (IT)/Networking Applications and Evaluation Fee for Internal Radio Frequency (RF) Test Reports.

Official source

Wireless, EMC, Safety

Armenia

7/20/2023

Armenia Government Amends Technical Regulation for Radio Equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment

On July 20, 2023, the Government of the Republic of Armenia published Decision No. N 1200-Н amending the Resolution No. 2228 on Approving the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment.

Official source

August 2023 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Toys

Global

8/4/2023

ISO Published New Version of ISO 8124-6 Safety of toys — Part 6: Certain phthalate esters

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published new version of ISO 8124-6:2023 Safety of toys — Part 6: Certain phthalate esters.

This document specifies a method standard for the determination of di-iso-butyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl-butyl phthalate (BBP), bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), di-iso-nonyl phthalate (DINP) and di-iso-decyl phthalate (DIDP) in toys. It can also be applied to other phthalate esters if adequate validation is demonstrated.

This document applies to toys made of plastics, textiles, coatings and liquids. This document has been validated for polyvinylchloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU) plastics and some representative paint coatings.

Official source

Chemicals

Europe

8/30/2023

Germany Withdraws Restriction Proposal for Bisphenols

The German authorities have withdrawn their proposal to restrict bisphenols.

The withdrawn proposal aims to restrict the placing on the market of mixtures and articles where the bisphenols concentration is equal to or greater than 10 ppm (0.001 % by weight).

They intend to re-submit an updated proposal to ECHA once they have considered the information submitted by stakeholders during the six-month consultation and reworked the scope of the restriction.

Official source

Food Contact Materials

Europe

9/1/2023

Turkey Drafts Food Codex Communiqué on Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food

Turkey drafts Communiqué to amend the Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food in line with the amendments 2020/1245/EU and 2023/1442/EU of the EU regulation 10/2011/EU.

This amendment covers revisions of some monomers and starting substances to be used in the production of food contact plastic materials and articles and changes to migration test rules

The amendments made in this Communiqué apply until January 1, 2026. Products that do not comply with these changes, but which were placed on the market before January 1, 2026, may be available until January 1, 2028.

Official source

Food Contact Materials, Juvenile Products

Europe

8/9/2023

CEN Issues EN 14350:2020+A1:2023 Child care articles - Drinking equipment - Safety requirements and test methods

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has issued EN 14350:2020+A1:2023 Child care articles - Drinking equipment - Safety requirements and test methods.

This document specifies safety requirements relating to the materials, construction, performance, packaging and product information for drinking equipment intended for children of 0 to 48 months of age:

  • Re-usable containers and re-usable drinking accessories;
  • Single-use containers and drinking accessories sold with these containers;
  • Single-use feeding teats;
  • Ready to use feeding teats.

 

Official source

Toys

Global

8/4/2023

ISO Publishes ISO 8124-12:2023 Safety of toys — Part 12: Microbiological safety

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 8124-12:2023 Safety of toys — Part 12: Microbiological safety.

ISO 8124-12:2023 specifies acceptable criteria for microbiological cleanliness and adequacy of preservation of the specified toy materials. ISO 8124-12:2023 applies to all toys that are, contain or are supplied with aqueous materials (e.g. paste, putty, liquid or gel). In addition, this document applies to toys that are or include a cosmetic (including those intended for use on a toy as well as on the child). Powders and similar substances intended to be mixed with water are also within the scope of this document.

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Juvenile Products

U.S.A.

8/16/2023

U.S. CPSC Bans Use of Inclined Sleepers for Infants

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing this final rule to codify in its regulations the ban of inclined sleepers for infants pursuant to the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021, which requires that inclined sleepers for infants, regardless of the date of manufacture, shall be considered a banned hazardous product under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

The final rule codifies the definition of "inclined sleeper for infants'' as a product with an inclined sleep surface greater than ten degrees that is intended, marketed, or designed to provide sleeping accommodations for an infant up to 1 year old.

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Juvenile Products

U.S.A.

8/14/2023

U.S. CPSC Bans Use of Crib Bumpers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing this final rule to codify the ban of crib bumpers pursuant to the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021, which requires that crib bumpers, regardless of the date of manufacture, shall be considered a banned hazardous product under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

A crib bumper is defined as any material that is intended to cover the sides of a crib to prevent injury to any crib occupant from impacts against the side of a crib or to prevent partial or complete access to any openings in the sides of a crib.

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Chemicals

Paraguay

6/19/2023

Paraguay: MIC Publishes Resolution on Process of Importing, Manufacturing, Assembling and Marketing of Primary Batteries for Domestic Use

On June 19, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce published Resolution No. 673/2023, Process of Importing, Manufacturing, Assembling and Marketing of Primary Batteries for Domestic Use Established in Law No. 5.882/2017 of Integral Management of Batteries and Batteries for Domestic Use.

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Chemicals

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: EC Adopts Regulation on Mercury Regarding Mercury-Added Products Subject to Manufacturing, Import and Export Restrictions

On July 14, 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on mercury regarding dental amalgam and other mercury-added products subject to manufacturing, import and export restrictions.

Feedback is accepted until Sept. 8, 2023.

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Chemicals, Performance

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60086-3:2021/AC:2023-07 for Primary Batteries for Watches

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN IEC 60086-3:2021/AC:2023-07, for primary batteries for watches.

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Chemicals, Safety, Sustainability

EU

6/28/2023

European Union Adopts New Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries

On June 28, 2023, the Council of the EU adopted a new regulation on batteries and waste batteries. The legislation will regulate the entire life cycle of batteries — from production to reuse and recycling — to help ensure that they are safe, sustainable and competitive.

The vote by the Council closes the adoption procedure; the regulation will now be signed by the Council and the European Parliament. It will then be published in the EU’s Official Journal and enter into force 20 days thereafter.

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Cyber Security

China

4/17/2023

China: CAC Issues Announcement for Adjusting the Relevant Matters of Security Management for Specialized Network Security Products

On April 17, 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), together with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Certification and Accreditation Administration of the P.R.C (CNCA) and Public Security Bureau (PSB), published and released Announcement No. 1 of 2023, Adjusting the Relevant Matters of Security Management for Network Security Products based on the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China and Announcement No. 1 of 2017 Catalogue of Network Critical Equipment and Specialized Network Security Products (First Batch), which was effective from July 1, 2023.

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Cyber Security

China

7/4/2023

China: MIIT Publishes Announcement to Adjust Catalogue of Network-Critical Equipment and Specialized Network Security Products

On July 4, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published Announcement No. 2 of 2023 for Adjusting Catalogue of Network Critical Equipment and Specialized Network Security Products, which was effective on the same day.

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EMC

China

5/4/2023

China: CQC Issues Notice on the Implementation of New EMC Standard GB 17625.1 for the CQC Voluntary Certification of Electronic Products and Accessories

On May 4, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued Notice on the Implementation of the Relevant Requirements of the New Standard GB 17625.1-2022 for electronic products and their accessories (001018/001121) involving the revision of the CQC voluntary certification rules CQC12-045670-2022 and CQC12-045800-2022.

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EMC

EU

6/30/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 61543:2023, for Household Residual Current-Operated Protective Devices (RCDs)

On June 30, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61543:2023, for household residual current-operated protective devices’ electromagnetic compatibility.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is April 19, 2026.

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EMC

EU

6/30/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61543:2023/A11:2023 for Household Residual Current-Operated Protective Devices (RCDs)

On June 30, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard, EN IEC 61543:2023/A11:2023, for household residual current-operated protective devices’ electromagnetic compatibility.

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EMC

Saudi Arabia

7/4/2023

Saudi Arabia: SASO Prepares Draft Technical Regulations for Electromagnetic Compatibility

On July 4, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared a draft technical regulation for electromagnetic compatibility.

Comments and feedback can be submitted until Sept. 2, 2023.

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EMC

Taiwan

7/12/2023

Taiwan: BSMI Publishes Updated List of Recognized EMC Testing Laboratories in Foreign Countries (June 2023 Update)

On July 12, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published its List of EMC Testing Laboratories Recognized by the BSMI in Foreign Countries, updated June 27, 2023.

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EMC

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 62822-3:2023, for Electric Resistance Welding Equipment

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62822-3:2023, Electric Resistance Welding Equipment – Assessment of Restrictions Related to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (0 Hz to 300 Hz) – Part 3: Resistance Welding Equipment.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 5, 2026.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Chemicals

Serbia

7/17/2023

Serbia: RATEL Opens Public Consultation on Radio Frequency Band Plan

On July 17, 2023, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) of Serbia opened a public consultation on its revision of Draft Proposal for the Plan for the Use of Radio Frequency Bands.

Comments were accepted until Aug. 17, 2023.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

6/29/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 60068-3-4:2023, Providing Guidance for Damp Heat Tests

On June 29, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60068-3-4:2023. This standard deals with supporting documentation and guidance for damp heat tests.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

7/12/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN ISO 80601-2-72:2023, for Home Healthcare Environment Ventilators

On July 12, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN ISO 80601-2-72:2023, Medical Electrical Equipment – Part 2-72: Particular Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance of Home Healthcare Environment Ventilators for Ventilator-Dependent Patients.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Jan. 31, 2024.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 60794-1-1:2023, for Optical Fiber Cables

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60794-1-1:2023, Optical Fibre Cables – Part 1-1: General Specification – General.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is June 26, 2026.

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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

7/3/2023

India: TEC Exempts Parameters for Optical Fiber (Single-Mode) and Optical Fiber Cable Under MTCTE Scheme

On July 3, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC regarding the exemption pertaining to essential requirements (ERs) of optical fiber (single-mode) and optical fiber cable under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

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EMC, Safety

Japan

6/12/2023

Japan: METI Updates EMC and Electrical Safety Standards for Electric Appliances and Machinery

On June 12, 2023, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) opened a public consultation for a partial revision of the Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinances Establishing Technical Standards for Electrical Appliances and Materials under proposal 595123046. Revisions include modifications to assigned standards for electric heating appliances, electric-powered applied machinery, light sources, AC electrical equipment, portable generators and radio noise standards for lighting. A guide for Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) that conforms to corresponding international standards (such as IEC standards) is also listed.

The consultation was closed on July 11, 2023.

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EMC, Safety

China

6/30/2023

China: CNCA Issues New CCC Certification Implementation Rules for Electronic Products and Safety Accessories (CNCA-C09-01:2023)

On June 30, 2023, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) issued Announcement No. 10 of 2023 regarding the new Compulsory Product Certification Implementation Rules for Electronics and Safety Accessories CNCA-C09-01:2023, which was effective from Aug. 1, 2023.

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EMC, Safety, Cyber Security, Performance

China

5/23/2023

China: SAC Publishes 535 Recommended National Standards and 2 National Standards Revisions, Including a Part for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On May 23, 2023, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation of the People's Republic of China (SAMR) published Announcement No. 2 of 2023 to approve 535 recommended national standards and two national standard revisions for a wide range of products and materials, including various electrical and electronic products like electrical components, IT products, tools and industrial products, etc.

These standards are about safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance requirements and cybersecurity requirements, etc., with different implementation dates.

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EMC, Safety, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Chemicals

Taiwan

6/21/2023

Taiwan: BSMI Publishes Latest Certification Information Booklet Version 1.83

On June 21, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published the latest Taiwan Commodity Inspection Schemes for Electrical and Electronic Products (Conformity Assessment) Information Booklet Version 1.83, which guides interested parties on updating the recognition status of foreign testing laboratories under recognized testing laboratories related to BSMI certification.

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EMC, Wireless

South Korea

6/30/2023

South Korea: RRA Publishes Partial Revision of EMC Standard

On June 30, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published a partial revision of its electromagnetic compatibility standard under National Radio Research Agency Notice No. 2023-13.

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EMC, Wireless

South Korea

6/30/2023

South Korea: RRA Publishes Partial Revision of Equipment that Does Not Require Radio Wave Application Permission Other than Communication Equipment

On June 30, 2023, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) published a partial revision of Facilities and Devices that Do Not Require Permission Among Radio Wave Application Facilities Other than Communication Facilities under Ministry of Science and ICT Notice No. 2023-22.

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EMC, Wireless

South Korea

6/30/2023

South Korea: RRA Makes WPT for Electric Vehicles Subject to Electromagnetic Wave Strength and Absorption Rate Measurement

On June 30, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published a partial revision of Equipment Subject to Measurement of Electromagnetic Wave Strength and Electromagnetic Wave Absorption Rate under National Radio Research Agency Notice No. 2023-12.

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EMC, Wireless

Canada

6/28/2023

Canada: ISED Publishes Draft Adoption of ANSI C63.10-2020 and C63.25.1-2018

On June 28, 2023, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) department opened public consultation on the following standards:

  • ANSI C63.10-2020, American National Standard of Procedures for Compliance Testing of Unlicensed Wireless Devices, modified per ANSI C63.10-2020/Cor 1-2023
  • ANSI C63.25.1-2018, American National Standard Validation Methods for Radiated Emission Test Sites, 1 GHz to 18 GHz
Comments are accepted until Sept. 6, 2023.

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EMC, Wireless

EU

6/30/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 55036:2020/A1:2023 for Electric and Hybrid Electric Road Vehicles

On June 30, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard, EN IEC 55036:2020/A1:2023, Electric and Hybrid Road Vehicles – Radio Disturbance Characteristics – Limits and Methods of Measurement for the Protection of Off-Board Receivers Below 30 MHz.

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EMC, Wireless

Canada

7/8/2023

Canada: ISED Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for the Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment

On July 8, 2023, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) department opened public consultation on ICES-Gen Issue 2: General Requirements for Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment.

Comments can be submitted until Sept. 20, 2023.

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EMC, Wireless

Australia

5/25/2023

Australia: ACMA Updates Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity Form

On May 25, 2023, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) updated the supplier’s declaration of conformity (SDoC) form.

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

6/20/2023

Philippines: DOE Announces Commencement of PELP Online Company Registration for Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors of Electric Fans and Clothes Washing Machines

On June 20, 2023, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced commencement of online company registration for manufacturers, importers and distributors of electric fans and clothes washing machines.

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Energy Efficiency

Israel

7/27/2023

Israel: MoE Publishes Import Reform Repealing Energy Source Regulations for Electrical Appliances

On June 27, 2023, the Ministry of Energy (MoE) published a reform for the import of electrical appliances in the records of the cancellation of regulations on energy sources.

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Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

7/6/2023

Saudi Arabia: SASO Extends Scope of UL-CCIC and UL Italia for Mandatory Standard SASO 3029:2023 Containing Energy and Water Performance Requirements for Electric Dishwashers

On July 6, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) extended the scope of UL-CCIC Company Limited for mandatory standard SASO 3029:2023 for energy and water performance and label requirements of electric dishwasher products.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Peru

6/29/2023

Peru: MEM Authorizes Publication of Draft Technical Regulation on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEPS) for Domestic Lighting Sources

On June 29, 2023, the Ministry of Energy and Mines authorized the publication of the draft Supreme Decree Approving the Technical Regulation on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard for Sources of Household Lighting and Similar Uses for General Lighting.

Interested parties may submit their opinions, comments and/or suggestions until Aug. 29, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Malaysia

6/27/2023

Malaysia: SIRIM Announces Mandatory Inspection of Energy Efficiency (MEPS) Labeling During Consignment Inspection

On June 27, 2023, the Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) ordered SIRIM QAS Consignment Lab to inspect the energy efficiency labeling of regulated electrical appliances during consignment inspection, effective immediately.

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Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

7/19/2023

Costa Rica: INTECO Publishes New Draft Standard, PN INTE E82-1:2023, Containing Energy Efficiency Requirements for Heat Pumps

On July 19, 2023, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published PN INTE E82-1:2023. This standard deals with energy requirements of heat pumps for space heating and cooling and process chillers.

The PN INTE E82-1:2023 draft standard was open for public consultation until Aug. 13, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Chile

7/19/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Energy Efficiency Protocol Update for Air
Conditioners

On July 19, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published draft protocol PE No. 1/26/2:2023, which deals with the energy efficiency protocol for air conditioners.

Comments may be submitted until Sept. 17, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

China

6/26/2023

China: SAMR Issues Draft Energy Efficiency Standard for Cold Storage (Boxes) and Refrigerant Compressor Condensing Units

On June 26, 2023, the State Administration for Market Regulation (Standardization Administration of the P.R.C.) issued through WTO Notification G/TBT/N/CHN/1729 the draft standard (GB/T XXXXX—20XX) for the minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades for cold storage (boxes) and refrigerant compressor condensing units. This standard aims to eliminate high
energy-consuming products for environmental protection.

The final date for comments is Aug. 24, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

7/10/2023

Taiwan: BOE Issues Energy Efficiency Requirements for Energy Saving Label of Non-Ducted Air Conditioners with Interconnection Protocols

On July 10, 2023, the Bureau of Energy (BOE) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a regulation concerning energy efficiency criteria and labeling methods for energy label qualifications for non-ducted air conditioners with interconnection protocols, which will be effective from Jan. 1, 2025.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

7/10/2023

Taiwan: BOE Issues Revision on Energy Efficiency Requirements for Energy Saving Labels for Air Cleaners (Purifiers)

On July 10, 2023, the Bureau of Energy (BOE) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued Order No. 11205005710 for the revision of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified Air Cleaners. This order revised regulations on the energy efficiency benchmark and added common requirements for the energy label certification of air cleaners (purifiers), and will be effective from July 17, 2025.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

7/26/2023

USA: DOE Publishes Final Rule for Energy Test Procedure for Dehumidifiers

On July 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule for its test procedure for dehumidifiers.

The changes are as follows:

  • Amends the test procedure for dehumidifiers to reference the current version of an applicable industry standard
  • Changes the test rating period
  • Provides additional specifications for testing dehumidifiers with network capabilities

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

7/10/2023

Kuwait: PAI Prepares Draft Standard for Energy Efficiency, Functionality and Labeling Requirements for Lighting Products, Part 1

On July 10, 2023, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) prepared Part 1 of a draft standard for energy efficiency, functionality and labeling requirements for lighting products.

Comments and feedback can be submitted until Sept. 8, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

7/10/2023

Kuwait: PAI Prepares Draft Standard for Energy Efficiency, Functionality and Labeling Requirements for Lighting Products, Part 2

On July 10, 2023, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) prepared Part 2 of a draft standard for energy efficiency, functionality and labeling requirements for lighting products.

Comments and feedback can be submitted
until Sept. 8, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

Israel

7/16/2023

Israel: MEI Removes Series of Tests Related to Energy Efficiency and Performance of Various Electrical and Electronic Products

On July 16, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) removed a series of tests related to energy efficiency and performance for various electrical and electronic products.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

6/29/2023

Brazil: INMETRO Issues Notice on the Use of Third-Party Certificate of Conformity in Import Licensing Processes

On June 29, 2023, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued a notice in the SISCOMEX, a computer system that registers all import and export procedures: Import No. 036/2023 on the change in the systematic use of third-party certificates of conformity in import licensing processes, effective June 30, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety

Malaysia

6/27/2023

Malaysia: SIRIM Announces Stricter Inspection and Test Failure Policy for Consignment

On June 27, 2023, the Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) ordered SIRIM QAS Consignment Lab to issue a failure letter immediately for electrical equipment that fails the consignment test.

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Energy Efficiency, Safety, Performance

Israel

7/2/2023

Israel: MEI Publishes Draft Order Amendment to Third Addendum of International Standard Route (CASIS)

On July 2, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published a draft order to amend the third addendum to expand the use of the international standard adjustment route (CASIS).

Comments and suggestions were accepted until July 23, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency, Sustainability

EU

6/16/2023

European Union Adopts Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Requirements for Mobile Phones and Tablets

On June 16, 2023, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted the latest drafts for ecodesign and energy labeling requirements for mobile phones and tablets, respectively. This will ensure that manufacturers design sustainable mobile phones and tablets. This regulation entered into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union — July 6, 2023.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Global

6/27/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 60079-11:2023/COR1:2023, for Equipment Protection by Intrinsic Safety “i”

On June 27, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60079-11:2023/COR1:2023. This standard deals with explosive atmospheres specifically for equipment protection by intrinsic safety “i.”

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Explosive Atmospheres, Safety

China

6/16/2023

China: MIIT Issues Public Consultation of 12 Mandatory National Standards, Including Safety Requirements for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Bicycles

On June 16, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) published a plan list for formulating and revising 12 mandatory national standards (GB Standards), including requirements for safety technical specifications for packaging containing a variety of dangerous goods; explosion protection for equipment in explosive atmospheres; electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use; industrial automation equipment; and lithium-ion batteries for electric bicycles, etc., for public opinions until Aug. 16, 2023.

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F Gas, Chemicals

USA

7/13/2023

USA: Washington DoE Updates Proposed Rule on Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and Other Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases for Air Conditioners and Commercial Refrigerators

On July 13, 2023, Washington state’s Department of Ecology proposed to update a rule on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other fluorinated greenhouse gases for air conditioners and commercial refrigerators.

This proposed rule:

  • Establishes maximum global warming potential (GWP) thresholds for
    hydrofluorocarbons used in new stationary refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment
  • Establishes a refrigerant management program with registration, leak detection, leak repair, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for owners or operators of large stationary refrigeration and air-conditioning systems
  • Amends product labeling and disclosure requirements
  • Establishes new labeling and recordkeeping requirements
  • Updates Chapter 173-443 WAC to reflect other changes in the law
  • Revises the title of the chapter to Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and Other Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
Comments are accepted until Aug. 31, 2023.

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Performance

Global, CB Scheme

6/29/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 60068-3-1:2023, with Guidance for Cold and Dry Heat Tests

On June 29, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60068-3-1:2023. This standard deals with supporting documentation and guidance for cold and dry heat tests.

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Performance

EU

6/30/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 61076-2-115:2023, for Circular Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On June 30, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61076-2-115:2023, for circular connectors for 12-pole shielded connectors with 2 A-rated current and IP65/IP67 metal housing with push-pull locking.

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Performance

EU

6/30/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 60076-19-1:2023, for Power Transformers

On June 30, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60076-19-1:2023, Power Transformers – Part 19-1: Rules for the Determination of Uncertainties in the Measurement of the Losses of Power Transformers.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is June 27, 2026.

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Performance

EU

7/7/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 60728-106:2023, for Optical Equipment for Systems Loaded with Digital Channels

On July 7, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60728-106:2023, Cable Networks for Television Signals, Sound Signals and Interactive Services – Part 106: Optical Equipment for Systems Loaded with Digital Channels Only.

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Performance

EU

7/7/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 60728-113:2023, for Optical Systems for Broadcast Signal Transmissions with Digital Channels

On July 7, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60728-113:2023, Cable Networks for Television Signals, Sound Signals and Interactive Services – Part 113: Optical Systems for Broadcast Signal Transmissions Loaded with Digital Channels Only.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 5, 2026.

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Performance

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 61300-3-4:2023/AC:2023-07 for Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN IEC 61300-3-4:2023/AC:2023-07, Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components – Basic Test and Measurement Procedures – Part 3-4: Examinations and Measurements - Attenuation.

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Performance

Global

7/14/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 63241-1:2023, Containing General Requirements for Dust Measurement Procedures for Electric Motor-Operated Tools

On July 14, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63241-1:2023. This standard deals with the general requirements for dust measurement procedures for electric motor-operated tools.

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Performance

Global

7/14/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 63241-2-6:2023, for Dust Measurement Procedures for Hand-Held Hammers

On July 14, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63241-2-6:2023. This standard deals with dust measurement procedures with particular requirements for hand-held hammers.

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Performance

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 61300-3-53:2021/AC:2023-07 for Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN IEC 61300-3-53:2021/AC:2023-07, Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components – Basic Test and Measurement Procedures – Examinations and Measurements – Encircled Angular Flux (EAF) Measurement Method Based on Two-Dimensional Far Field Data from Multimode Waveguide (Including Fiber).

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Performance

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60076-22-7:2020/AC:2023-07 for Power Transformer and Reactor Fittings and Accessories

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN IEC 60076-22-7:2020/AC:2023-07, Power Transformers – Part 22-7: Power Transformer and Reactor Fittings – Accessories and Fittings.

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Performance

Global

7/20/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 62885-4:2020+AMD1:2023, for Methods for Measuring Performance of Surface-Cleaning Appliances

On July 20, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62885-4:2020+AMD1:2023. This standard deals with methods for measuring the performance of surface-cleaning appliances — specifically for cordless dry vacuum cleaners for household or similar use.

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Performance

Global

7/21/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 63086-1:2020+AMD1:2023, for Methods of Measuring Performance of Air-Cleaning Appliances

On July 20, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63086-1:2020+AMD1:2023. This standard deals with methods for measuring the performance of electrical air-cleaning appliances for household or similar use.

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Performance

EU

7/21/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN IEC 63474:2023, Electrical and Electronic Household and Office Equipment – Measurement of Networked Standby Power Consumption of Edge Equipment

On July 21, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63474:2023, Electrical and Electronic Household and Office Equipment – Measurement of Networked Standby Power Consumption of Edge Equipment.

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Performance

EU

7/21/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN 50411-3-2:2023, for Single-Mode Mechanical Fiber Splices

On July 21, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50411-3-2:2023, Fiber Management Systems and Protective Housings to be Used in Optical Fiber Communication Systems – Product Specifications – Part 3-2: Single-Mode Mechanical Fiber Splice.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 21, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

EU

5/5/2023

Europe’s ETICS Updates ECS 043 Glossary, Acronyms and Definitions

On May 5, 2023, the European Electrical Products Certification Association (ETICS) updated ECS 043 – Glossary, Acronyms and Definitions. This document may be used as a guide for various standards across ETICS.

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Performance, Safety

EU

5/31/2023

Europe’s ETICS Updates EN Test Report Format

On May 31, 2023, the European Electrical Products Certification Association (ETICS) updated the OD ECS 040-3 EN test report form. This updated test report format is to be used in the compliance process.

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Performance, Safety

EU

4/1/2023

Europe’s ETICS Updates CIG 021: Factory Inspection Procedures Harmonized Requirements

On April 2023, the European Electrical Products Certification Association (ETICS) updated CIG 021: Factory Inspection Procedures Harmonized Requirements. This document contains factory inspection procedures and tests for license holders, ensuring that in-scope products are produced to acceptable quality standards.

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Performance, Safety

EU

4/1/2023

Europe’s ETICS Publishes latest European Certification System (ECS) Scopes

On April 2023, the European Electrical Products Certification Association (ETICS) updated OD ECS 009 ECS scopes. This document provides information and specified instructions concerning the continuous maintenance of scopes in the European Certification System (ECS).

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Performance, Safety

EU

4/1/2023

Europe’s ETICS Publishes ENEC Requirements for Horticultural Luminaires with LEDs

On April 2023, the European Electrical Products Certification Association (ETICS), published PD ERS 002 ENEC Requirement Sheet 002, Horticultural Luminaires with LEDs. This document details the specifications for granting the ENEC mark for horticultural luminaires with LEDs according to the application of EN standards.

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Performance, Wireless

India

7/3/2023

India: TEC Exempts Various Parameters/Interfaces of Several Products Under MTCTE Scheme

On July 3, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC regarding an exemption pertaining to various parameters/interfaces of essential requirements (ERs) under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

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RoHS, Chemicals

Global

3/10/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 62321-12:2023, for Determining Substances in Electrotechnical Products

On March 10, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62321-12:2023. This standard deals with the determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products — particularly for simultaneous determination of polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers via gas chromatography.

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RoHS, Chemicals

EU

7/11/2023

European Union: EC Adopts RoHS Exemption on Mercury in Melt Pressure Transducers for Specific Capillary Rheometers

On July 11, 2023, Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2023/1437 of 4 May 2023 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, which amends, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS Directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding an exemption for mercury in melt pressure transducers for capillary rheometers under certain conditions.

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RoHS, Chemicals

China

6/16/2023

China: MIIT Announces Draft Mandatory National Standard Revision Plan 2023, Including Standard on Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

On June 16, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced its 2023 plan for 14 mandatory national standard revisions, including a new standard that sets limits on the concentrations of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products, combining the existing China RoHS standards.

The plan shows the:

  • Required development time periods
  • Background
  • Scopes
  • Main technical details of the standards
The ministry accepted comments until July 16, 2023.

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RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

China

6/16/2023

China: MIIT Issues Public Consultation of 14 Mandatory National Standards, Including Lithium-ion Cells and Batteries Used in Various Products

On June 16, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) published the plan list for formulating and revising 14 mandatory national standards (GB standards), including requirements for certain restricted substances in electrical and electronic products, lithium-ion cells and batteries used in electric tools, portable household electric appliances, toys and electric vehicles, etc., for public opinion until July 16, 2023.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

6/23/2023

Saudi Arabia: SASO Prepares Draft Technical Regulation for Electric Personal Mobility Devices (Scooters)

On June 23, 2023, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared a draft technical regulation for electric personal mobility devices (scooters).

Comments and feedback are accepted until Aug. 22, 2023.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/9/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 61215.1.4:2023 Containing Special Requirements for Testing Thin-Film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2-Based Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

On June 9, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 61215.1.4:2023. This standard deals with special requirements for testing thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2-based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/9/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 61215.1.2:2023 Containing Special Requirements for Testing Thin-Film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)-Based Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

On June 9, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 61215.1.2:2023. This standard deals with special requirements for testing thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe)-based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/9/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 61215.1.3:2023 Containing Special Requirements for Testing Thin-Film Amorphous Silicon-Based Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

On June 9, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 61215.1.3:2023. This standard deals with special requirements for testing thin-film amorphous silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/9/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 62852:2023 Containing Safety Requirements and Tests for Connectors for DC Application in Photovoltaic Systems

On June 9, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 62852:2023. This standard deals with safety requirements and tests for connectors for DC application in photovoltaic systems.

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Safety

United Kingdom

6/29/2023

United Kingdom: DBT Issues Notice of Publication 0085/23 for Designated Standards for Refrigerators Under Low-Voltage Equipment

On June 29, 2023, the department for business and trade of the U.K. government released Notice of Publication 0085/23.

Standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101) were amended. 

These are the designated standards under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations. In order to comply with the legislation, manufacturers can choose whether or not to apply designated standards or parts thereof. Designated standards are not mandatory, but they can simplify the process of meeting the essential requirements set forth in the legislation. For this reason, when designated standards exist, they are commonly used by manufacturers.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

7/1/2023

IECEE Includes New Standards in IECEE System for the Months of May and June 2023

In May and June 2023, new standards were included in the IECEE system.

 
CONT IEC 60255-1:2022 2023-05-31
CONT IEC 60255-27:2023 2023-05-31
MED IEC 60601-2-6:2012/AMD2:2022 2023-05-31
MED IEC 60601-2-33:2022 2023-05-31
LITE IEC 60400:2017/AMD2:2022 2023-06-02
INST IEC 60282-1:2020 2023-06-05
POW IEC 62271-111:2019 2023-06-05
POW IEC 62271-111:2012 2023-06-05
POW IEC 62271-202:2014 2023-06-05

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Safety

Canada

6/19/2023

Canada: SCC Publishes New Edition of CSA/ANSI Z21.1-2018/CSA 1.1 for Household Cooking Gas Appliances

On June 19, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), published a new edition of CSA/ANSI Z21.1-2018/CSA 1.1. This standard specifies the safety requirements for gas cooking appliances.

Comments were accepted until July 19, 2023.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 61008.1:2015, Amendment 1, Containing General Rules for RCCBs Without Integral Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Use

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 61008.1:2015, Amendment 1. This standard applies to residual current-operated circuit breakers functionally independent of or functionally dependent on line voltage for household and similar uses that do not incorporate overcurrent protection and are intended principally for protection against shock hazards.

The closing date for comments is Sept. 1, 2023.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

6/30/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE in Week 26

On June 30, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft AS/NZS 61009.1:2015, Amendment 1:2023, Containing General Rules for RCBOs with Integral Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Use

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 61009.1:2015, Amendment 1:2023. This standard applies to RCBOs with integral overcurrent protection functionally independent of or functionally dependent on line voltage for household and similar uses.

The closing date for comments is Sept. 1, 2023.

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Safety

EU

7/4/2023

European Union: EC Publishes Corrigendum on Recently Released Regulation on Machinery (EU) 2023/1230

On July 4, 2023, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union published a corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2023/1230 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2023 on machinery and repealing Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Directive 73/361/EEC. The changes consist of modifications to transition dates based on adoptions and implementations.

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Safety

Chile

6/28/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Refrigerating Appliances

On June 28, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published draft protocol update PE No. 1/17:2023, which deals with the safety certification procedure for refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator/freezers.

Comments may be submitted until Aug. 27, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

6/29/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Air Conditioners

On June 29, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published draft protocol PE No. 1/26:2023, which deals with the safety certification procedure for air conditioners.

Comments may be submitted until Aug. 28, 2023.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2023 Containing Safety Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2023 (excludes IEC text)/AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2023 (includes IEC text). This standard deals with safety requirements for heat pumps, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2020, Amendment 1:2023, Containing Safety Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners and Water Suction Cleaning Appliances

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2020, Amendment 1:2023 (excludes IEC text)/AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2020, Amendment 1:2023 (includes IEC text). This standard deals with safety requirements for vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning appliances.

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Safety

Chile

7/5/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Conductors in Electrical Products

On July 5, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published draft protocol update PE No. 2/15:2023, which deals with the safety certification procedure for conductors. 

Comments can be submitted until Sept. 3, 2023.

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Safety

Israel

6/29/2023

Israel: SII Prepares Draft Standard SI 61386, Part 21, for Rigid Conduit Systems for Cable Management

On June 29, 2023, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) prepared draft standard SI 61386, Part 21, for rigid conduit systems for cable management systems.

Comments and feedback were accepted until July 20, 2023.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

7/3/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60061-2:1969/AMD47:2014/COR1:2023 for Lampholders

On July 3, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60061-2:1969/AMD47:2014/COR1:2023. This standard deals with lamp caps, holders and gauges for controlling interchangeability and safety, specifically for lamp holders.

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Safety

Canada

7/1/2023

Canada Proposes Amendment on Radiation-Emitting Devices
Regulations (Laser Products)

On July 1, 2023, Canada‘s Department of Health published a proposal to amend the Radiation Emitting Device Regulations (REDR) to include new provisions to replace outdated radiation protection requirements for laser scanners and demonstration lasers with contemporary requirements appropriate for the wide range of laser products currently offered to Canadians and proportionate to their level of hazard.

Interested parties may make representations concerning the proposed regulatory amendment within 75 days after the date of publication of the proposal — Sept. 14, 2023.

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Safety

Global, CB Scheme

7/7/2023

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE in Week 27

On July 7, 2023, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 62841.4.7:2023 Containing Safety Requirements for Pedestrian-Controlled Walk-Behind Lawn Scarifiers and Aerators

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 62841.4.7:2023 (includes IEC text)/AS/NZS 62841.4.7:2023 (excludes IEC text). This standard deals with safety requirements for pedestrian-controlled walk-behind lawn scarifiers and aerators.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/9/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS IEC 62109.3:2023 Containing Safety Requirements for Electronic Devices in Combination with Photovoltaic Elements

On June 9, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS IEC 62109.3:2023. This standard deals with safety requirements for electronic devices in combination with photovoltaic elements.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/16/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 63112:2023 Containing Safety and Safety-Related Functionality of Photovoltaic Earth Fault Protection Equipment

On June 16, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 63112:2023. This standard deals with safety and safety-related functionality of low-voltage photovoltaic earth fault protection equipment (PV-EFPE) whose function is to detect, interrupt and warn system operators of earth faults in solar photovoltaic arrays.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/16/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 61215.2:2023 Containing Test Procedures and Requirements for Design Qualification of Terrestrial Photovoltaic Modules

On June 16, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 61215.2:2023. This standard deals with test procedures and requirements for the design qualification of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in open-air climates.

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Safety

New Zealand

6/30/2023

New Zealand Publishes SNZ PAS 6010:2023 for Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

On June 30, 2023, Standards New Zealand published SNZ PAS 6010:2023. This publicly available specification (PAS) deals with electric vehicle (EV) chargers for commercial applications.

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Safety

China

6/16/2023

China: CQC Issues Implementation of New Standard and Voluntary Safety Certification Rules for Daily-Use Metallic Tube Electric Heating Elements

On June 16, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the implementation of new standard JB/T 4088.1-2022 and Voluntary Safety Certification Rules of Daily-Use Metallic Tube Electric Heating Elements CQC11-448311-2023, which involves CQC product certification category 002017.

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Safety

Canada

7/4/2023

Canada: SCC Reaffirms CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-44:14 (R2018) Containing Safety Requirements for Ironers

On July 4, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started its review of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-44:14 (R2018). This standard deals with safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances — particularly ironers.

Comments were accepted until Aug. 1, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/4/2023

Canada: SCC Reaffirms CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-45:14 (R2018) Containing Safety Requirements for Portable Heating Tools and Similar Appliances

On July 4, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), started its review of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-45:14 (R2018). This standard deals with safety requirements for portable heating tools and similar appliances. 

Comments were accepted until Aug. 1, 2023.

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Safety

Canada

7/4/2023

Canada: SCC Reaffirms CSA C22.2 No. 60335-2-52:14 (R2019) Containing Safety Requirements for Oral Hygiene Appliances

On July 4, 2023, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), started its review of CSA C22.2 No. 60335-2-52:14 (R2019). This standard outlines safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances — specifically for oral hygiene appliances. 

Comments were accepted until Aug. 1, 2023.

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Safety

Israel

7/5/2023

Israel: MEI Announces Changes in Standard SI 61439, Parts 1 and 2, for Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies

On July 5, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) announced changes to the SI 61439 standard, Parts 1 and 2, for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

Comments and feedback were accepted until Aug. 4, 2023.

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Safety

New Zealand

6/30/2023

New Zealand Publishes SNZ PAS 6011:2023 for Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging

On June 30, 2023, Standards New Zealand published SNZ PAS 6011:2023. This publicly available specification (PAS) deals with electric vehicle (EV) chargers for residential applications.

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Safety

Jordan

5/29/2023

Jordan: JSMO Publishes Various Standards for Plugs, Socket Outlets, Switches, Conduit Systems and Electric Irons for Household or Similar Use

On May 29, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) published various standards: JS IEC 61386-1:2023, JS IEC 60884-1:2023, JS IEC 60669-1:2023 and JS IEC 60311-1:2023. These standards deal with requirements for conduit systems for cable management, plugs, socket outlets and switches for household and similar use, and measuring performance for household electric irons.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60947-6-2:2023/AC:2023-07 for Control and Protective Switching Devices

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN IEC 60947-6-2:2023/AC:2023-07, Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 6-2: Multiple Function Equipment – Control and Protective Switching Devices (or Equipment) (CPS).

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Safety

Jordan

4/16/2023

Jordan: JSMO Publishes Various Standards for Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging Systems

On April 16, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) published various standards: JS IEC 61851-1:2022, JS 61851-23:2022, JS IEC 62196-1:2023, JS IEC 62196-2:2023 and JS IEC 62196-3:2023. These standards deal with requirements for electric vehicle conductive charging systems.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

EU

7/14/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 62471-7:2023/AC:2023-07 for Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems

On July 14, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN IEC 62471-7:2023/AC:2023-07, Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems – Part 7: Light Sources and Luminaires Primarily Emitting Visible Radiation.

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Safety

Global

7/17/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 61010-2-034, Containing Requirements for Measurement Equipment for Insulation Resistance and Test Equipment for Electric Strength

On July 17, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61010-2-034:2023. This standard deals with requirements for measurement equipment for insulation resistance and test equipment for electric strength.

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Safety

Chile

7/14/2023

Chile: SEC Releases New Draft Safety Protocol for Fixed Luminaires for General Use

On July 14, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published a new draft protocol for the analysis and/or safety tests of fixed luminaires for general use. 

Comments can be submitted until Sept. 12, 2023.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60320.1:2023 Containing Safety Requirements for Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60320.1:2023. This standard deals with general safety requirements for appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes.

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Safety

Israel

7/12/2023

Israel: MEI Announces Intention to Replace Official Standard SI 900, Part 2.2, for Vacuum Cleaners and Water Suction Cleaning Appliances

On July 12, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) announced its intention to replace the official standard SI 900, Part 2.2, with SI 60335, Part 2.2, for vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning appliances.

Comments and feedback were accepted until Aug. 13, 2023.

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Safety

China

7/1/2023

China: CQC Issues Latest Voluntary Certification Rules for Industrial Distribution Appliances (CQC11-462141-2023)

On July 1, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the revised voluntary certification rules of CQC11-462141-2019, Implementation Rules for Safety Certification of Industrial Distribution Appliances, to new rules, CQC11-462141-2023, involving CQC product category 012030.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 61215.1:2023 Containing Test Requirements for Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 61215.1:2023. This standard deals with requirements for the design qualification of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in open-air climates.

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Somalia

5/15/2023

Somalia: SOBS Issues Provision of the Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) Program for All Imported Products

On May 15, 2023, the Somali Bureau of Standards (SOBS) issued a public notice on the provision of the Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) program effective July 15, 2023. This program supports the quality of imported goods in Somalia for the benefit of the people, their property, animals and the environment.

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Israel

7/16/2023

Israel: MEI Notifies Stakeholders of its Intention to Announce Newly Official Standards

On July 16, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders of its intention to announce the following newly official standards:

  • SI 900, Part 2.8, for shavers and hair clippers
  • SI 900, Part 2.31, for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors
  • SI 900, Part 2.32, for massage appliances
  • SI 900, Part 2.75, for commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines
  • SI 900, Part 2.76, for electric fence energizers
  • SI 900, Part 2.89, for commercial refrigerating appliances and ice makers with an incorporated or remote refrigerant unit or motor-compressor
Comments and feedback were accepted until Aug. 15, 2023.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/23/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 5263.0:2023 Containing General Requirements and Test Methods for Gas Appliances

On June 23, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 5263.0:2023. This standard deals with general requirements and test methods for gas appliances and equipment.

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Safety

Costa Rica

7/19/2023

Costa Rica: INTECO Publishes New Draft Standard, PN INTE/IEC 60335-1:2023, Containing Safety Requirements for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances

On July 19, 2023, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published PN INTE/IEC 60335-1:2023, which deals with safety requirements of household and similar electrical appliances.

The PN INTE/IEC 60335-1:2023 draft standard is open for public consultation until Sept. 12, 2023.

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Ukraine

7/13/2023

Ukraine Publishes Changes to its List of National Standards Related to Low Voltage Technical Regulation

On July 13, 2023, the Ministry of Economy published Order No. 8139 on the approval of changes made to its list of national standards for the purposes of applying the technical regulations to low-voltage electrical equipment, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 16.12.2015, No. 1067, formed on the basis of European Commission Implementation Decision (EU) 2019/1956.

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Safety

Jordan

5/29/2023

Jordan: JSMO Announces Updated List of Standards in Annex A of Electrical Equipment Safety Regulation

On May 29, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) announced an updated list of standards in Annex A of the Electrical Equipment Safety Regulation. These standards deal with requirements for electric vehicle conductive charging systems.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

6/30/2023

Australia and New Zealand Publish Various Standards for PV Modules and Devices

On June 30, 2023, Standards Australia and New Zealand published various standards for photovoltaic modules and devices.

  • AS/NZS 61215.1.1:2023, Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules – Design Qualification and Type Approval, Part 1.1: Special Requirements for Testing of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (PV) Modules
  • AS/NZS IEC 60904.1:2023, Photovoltaic Devices, Part 1: Measurement of Photovoltaic Current-Voltage Characteristics
  • AS/NZS IEC 62716:2023, Photovoltaic (PV) Modules – Ammonia Corrosion Testing

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Safety

Trinidad & Tobago

6/14/2023

Trinidad and Tobago: TTBS Announces Third Virtual Stakeholder Consultation on Draft Compulsory National Standards for Labeling of Goods

On June 14, 2023, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) announced that it is hosting the third virtual stakeholder consultation on the draft compulsory national standard TTCS 19:20XX, Labelling of Goods – General – Compulsory Requirements. The public can still review and provide feedback on the draft standard using the comment form until Aug. 16, 2023.

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Safety

Trinidad & Tobago

6/27/2023

Trinidad and Tobago: TTBS Publishes Draft Compulsory National Standards for Electrical Accessories and Components and Electrical Lighting Products for Public Comment

On June 27, 2023, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) published the following draft compulsory national standards for public comment:

  • PCTTCS 23:20XX, Electrical Accessories and Components – Compulsory Requirements
  • PCTTCS 25:20XX, Electrical Lighting Products – Compulsory Requirements
The closing date for comments is August 29. 2023.

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Safety

Global

7/19/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 61540:2023, for Portable Residual
Current Devices for Household and Similar Uses

On July 19, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61540:202. This standard deals with portable residual current devices (PRCDs) without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar use.

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Safety

Global

7/19/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 61076-3-106:2023, for Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On July 19, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61076-3-106:2023. This standard deals with detail specifications for protective housings for use with eight-way shielded and unshielded connectors for industrial environments incorporating the IEC 60603-7 series interface.

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Safety

EU

7/21/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN
60061-2:1993/A47:2014/AC:2023-07 for Lampholders

On July 21, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard, EN 60061-2:1993/A47:2014/AC:2023-07, Lamp Caps and Holders Together with Gauges for the Control of Interchangeability and Safety – Part 2: Lampholders.

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Safety

South Korea

6/27/2023

South Korea: Consumer Goods Safety — KATS Publishes Revision of Safety Management Act Operation Guidelines

On June 27, 2023, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published under notice No. 2023-0180 a partial revision of the Electrical Appliances and Household Items Safety Management Act operation guidelines.

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Safety

Peru

7/21/2023

Peru: INACAL Publishes Draft Safety Standard for Various Household Appliances

On July 21, 2023, the following draft standards were published.

  • PNTP-IEC 60335-2-13:2023, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-13: Particular Requirements for Deep Fat Fryers, Frying Pans and Similar Appliances
  • PNTP-IEC 60335-2-23:2023, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-23: Particular Requirements for Appliances for Skin or Hair Care
  • PNTP-IEC 60335-2-28:2023, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-28: Particular Requirements for Sewing Machines
These draft technical standards and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until Sept. 19, 2023.

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Safety

Peru

7/21/2023

Peru: INACAL Publishes Draft Standards PNTP-IEC 60086-2 and PNTP-IEC 60086-5 for Primary Batteries

On July 21, 2023, the following draft standards were published.

  • PNTP-IEC 60086-2:2023, Primary Batteries – Part 2: Physical and Electrical Specifications
  • PNTP-IEC 60086-5:2023, Primary Batteries – Part 5: Safety of Batteries with Aqueous Electrolyte
These draft technical standards and/or related texts will be available to the interested public for consultation until Sept. 19, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

7/19/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Electric Heat Pumps

On July 19, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published a draft protocol for analyses and/or safety tests for electric heat pumps.

Comments may be submitted until Sept. 17, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

7/21/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Electronic Equipment

On July 21, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published a draft protocol for analyses and/or safety tests for electronic equipment.

Comments may be submitted until Sept. 19, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

6/27/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Clothes and Towel Dryers and Shoe or Glove Dryers

On June 27, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released PE No. 1/41:2023, a draft protocol for analyses and/or safety tests of dryers for clothing, towels, and shoes or gloves.

Comments may be submitted until Aug. 27, 2023.

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Safety

Chile

6/23/2023

Chile: SEC Releases Draft Safety Protocol Update for Television Decoders

On June 23, 2023, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released PE No. 8/12:2023, a draft protocol for analyses and/or safety tests of decoders for televisions. 

Comments may be submitted until Aug. 22, 2023.

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Safety, Chemicals, Sustainability, Performance

EU

7/28/2023

European Union Publishes New Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries

On July 28, 2023, Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 of the European Union Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2023, concerning batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive 2006/66/EC, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union and entered into force on Aug. 17, 2023 — 20 days after its publication.

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Safety, Electrical and Electronic Waste

Tanzania

3/30/2023

Tanzania: TCRA Releases Notice of Implementation of Pre-Inspection and Collection of Advance Eco Levy Fees on Imported Electronic Communication Equipment

On March 30, 2023, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) published a press release to announce that all electronic communication equipment imported into the country will be:

  • Required to undergo assessment to verify that they have not reached their end of life
  • Charged an electronic waste management fee to cover management costs of the equipment if it reaches the end –of its life

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Safety, Energy Efficiency

Malaysia

6/27/2023

Malaysia: SIRIM Announces Return of 100% Consignment Physical Inspection

On June 27, 2023, the Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) ordered SIRIM QAS Consignment Lab to discontinue its remote or video call inspection services in response to COVID-19’s transition from the pandemic to the endemic phase starting Aug. 1, 2023.

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Safety, Energy Efficiency, Performance

Taiwan

6/28/2023

Taiwan: MOEA Issues Revised Requirements for Voluntary Product Registration of Photovoltaic Modules

On June 28, 2023, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a revised regulation of Directions for Photovoltaic Module Product Registration, which came into effect on the same day. This order changes the requirements for voluntary product registration of PV modules or solar panels for public information. Registries of product specifications and certifications can assist in establishing a list of qualified PV modules to improve installer confidence.

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Safety, Performance

Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay

6/15/2023

Mercosur Releases Draft Safety and Performance Requirements for Domestic Gas Appliances

On June 15, 2023, the Mercado Común del Sur, or Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), released MERCOSUR/84 SGT No. 3/P, CASE No. 05/23, Technical Regulation for Domestic Gas Appliances for Cooking. This document establishes essential safety and performance requirements for the manufacture, importation and marketing of domestic gas appliances for cooking for member state countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Comments are accepted until Sept. 8, 2023.

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Safety, Performance

EU

4/26/2023

Europe’s ETICS Updates Routine Tests for Switches for Appliances

On April 26, 2023, the European Testing Inspection Certification System (ETICS) updated ENEC 303, Annex T, Routine Test Requirements for Manufacturers – Cord Switches and Switches for Appliances Covered by EN 61058-1 and Parts 2 (EN 61058-2-1, -2-5 and 2-6). This contains provisions on the routine tests and periodic tests that should be done on the products in its scope to obtain the ENEC mark.

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Safety, Performance

Global

7/14/2023

IEC Publishes New Standard, IEC 61076-8-106:2023, Containing Requirements for Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On July 14, 2023, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61076-8-106:2023. This standard deals with product requirements for connectors for electrical and electronic equipment — specifically, the detail specification for two-pole push-pull coupling rectangular connectors with fuses for 400 VDC-rated voltage and 16 A-rated current.

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Safety, Performance

EU

7/21/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN 50626-1:2023, for Conduit Systems for Insulated Electrical Cables or Communication Cables

On July 21, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50626-1:2023, Conduit Systems Buried Underground for the Protection and Management of Insulated Electrical Cables or Communication Cables – Part 1: General Requirements.

The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 21, 2026.

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Safety, Performance

EU

7/21/2023

European Union: CENELEC Publishes New Standard, EN 50626-2:2023, for Conduit Systems for Solid-Wall Conduits and Fittings Used in Special Applications

On July 21, 2023, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50626-2:2023, Conduit Systems Buried Underground for the Protection and Management of Insulated Electrical Cables or Communication Cables – Part 2: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) or Unplasticized Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC-U) Conduit Systems – Requirements for Solid Wall Conduits, Fittings and the System Used in Special Applications.

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

Israel

7/3/2023

Israel: MEI Reminds Importers of Obligation to Maintain Product Portfolio Through Free Import Order

On July 3, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) reminded importers of their obligation to maintain a product portfolio that applies to imports through the approval route according to Regulation 2(C)(2) of the Free Import Order.

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Sanitation

Australia

5/1/2023

Australia: ABCB Publishes Notices on Certification of Lead-Free Plumbing Products

On May 1, 2023, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) published various notices related to certification requirements for lead-free plumbing products.

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Sanitation

Luxembourg

6/20/2023

Luxembourg: MA Publishes Preliminary Draft Grand Ducal Regulation on Metal and Alloy Materials and Objects Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

On June 20, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development of Luxembourg published a draft Grand Ducal regulation relating to metal and alloy materials and objects intended to come into contact with foodstuffs under the EU TRIS notification procedure.

Comments are accepted until Sept. 21, 2023.

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Sanitation

EU

7/12/2023

European Union: EC Adopts 16th Amendment to Regulation on Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food

On July 12, 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1442 of 11 July 2023 amending Annex I of Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 concerning plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs as regards amendments to substance authorizations and the addition of new substances.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Sanitation

EU

7/6/2023

European Union: JRC Publishes Technical Report on Testing Conditions for Kitchenware Articles in Contact with Foodstuffs: Plastics, Metals, Silicone and Rubber, Paper and Board

On July 6, 2023, the Joint Research Center (European Commission) published testing conditions for kitchenware articles in contact with foodstuffs: plastics, metals, silicone and rubber, paper and board.

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Sustainability

Croatia

7/7/2023

Croatia: MINGOR Publishes Draft Proposal for Ordinance on Packaging and Waste Packaging, Single-Use Plastic Products and Fishing Gear Containing Plastic

On July 7, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Croatia published a draft proposal for the Ordinance on Packaging and Packaging Waste, Single-Use Plastic Products and Fishing Gear Containing Plastic.

This draft ordinance specifies procedures for:

  • Fulfilling the goals of waste packaging recovery
  • Conditions for managing packaging and packaging waste
  • Requirements regarding the collection, storage and processing of packaging waste
  • Requirements for the production, placing on the market and use of packaging
  • Methods and conditions for labeling packaging
  • Obligations to keep records and submit reports
  • Obligations and how to fulfil the obligations of the producers of products packed in packaging
  • Obligations and mandatory actions of the owner of waste packaging
  • Other issues related to packaging and waste packaging, all in order to achieve waste packaging goals

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Canada

6/5/2023

Canada: ISED Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for RF Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus

On June 5, 2023, Canada’s Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) department opened public consultation on RSS-102, Issue 6, Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Compliance of Radiocommunication Apparatus (All Frequency Bands).

Comments can be submitted until Sept. 1, 2023.

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Wireless

South Korea

6/20/2023

South Korea: RRA Amends Type of Products that can Use 433 MHz Band on License-Exempt Basis

On June 20, 2023, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) published a partial revision of Radio Equipment for Radio Stations that can be Established without Reporting (Enforcement 2023.6.20 — Ministry of Science and Technology Information and Communication Notice No. 2023-19, 2023.6.20, partially revised).

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Tunisia

3/3/2023

Tunisia: ANF Publishes Revised Regulation on Maximum Power and Range of Low-Power and Limited-Range Radio Equipment

On March 3, 2023, the National Frequency Agency (ANF) of Tunisia published an amendment related to setting limits on the maximum power and range of low-power and limited-range radio equipment.

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Wireless

Singapore

6/30/2023

Singapore: IMDA Opens Public Consultation on Revision of Technical Specifications for SRD

On June 30, 2023, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore opened a public consultation on the draft technical specification for short-range devices (Draft IMDA TS SRD Issue 1 Revision 3, xxx[LL1]  2023).

Comments were accepted until July 18, 2023.

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Wireless

Vietnam

6/30/2023

Vietnam: MIC Opens Public Consultation on the Allocation of 3,560 – 4,000 MHz Band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

On June 30, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) opened a public consultation on a draft of Band Planning 3,560-4,000 MHz for Vietnam's IMT Mobile Communication System.

Comments are accepted until Aug. 30, 2023.

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Wireless

Vietnam

7/4/2023

Vietnam: MIC Opens Public Consultation on the Allocation of 1,920-1,980 MHz and 2,110-2,170 MHz Band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)

On July 4, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) opened a public consultation on a draft of Band Planning 1,920-1,980 MHz, 2,110-2,170 MHz for Vietnam's IMT Mobile Communication System.

Comments are accepted until Sept. 4, 2023.

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Wireless

China

6/29/2023

China: MIIT Issues Notification for Using and Promoting New Label of Network Access License (NAL)

On June 29, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published MIIT — Information and Communication Management Bureau Notice No. 79 of 2023 from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Notification for Using and Promoting New Label of Network Access License (NAL).

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Wireless

Papua New Guinea

7/3/2023

Papua New Guinea: NICTA Opens Public Consultation on 60 GHz Band Plan

On July 3, 2023, the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) of Papua New Guinea opened a public consultation on its draft 60 GHz Band Plan Consultation.

No details have been provided yet on the deadline for comments and where they can be submitted.

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Wireless

Mexico

6/23/2023

Mexico: IFT Opens Public Consultation on Technical Specifications for Cellular Broadcasting Service for Risk or Emergency Notification

On June 23, 2023, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) opened a public consultation on Draft Technical Provision IFT-011-2022, Technical Specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment – Part 3: Cellular Broadcasting Service for Notification of Risk or Emergency Situations.

Comments were accepted until July 6, 2023.

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Wireless

Jordan

7/2/2023

Jordan: TRC Opens Public Consultation on Draft Instruction of Internet of Things; Comments Accepted Until Aug. 10, 2023

On July 2, 2023, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) opened public consultation on its draft instructions for the Internet of Things.

Comments were accepted until Aug. 10, 2023.

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Wireless

United Kingdom

6/29/2023

United Kingdom: Ofcom Opens Public Consultation on 5 Potential Frequency Bands for the Utilities Sector

On June 29, 2023, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) opened a public consultation for potential spectrum bands to support utilities sector transformation, considering 400 MHz, 450 MHz, 700 MHz, 800/900 MHz and 1,900 MHz bands.

Comments are accepted until Sept. 7, 2023.

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Taiwan

7/10/2023

Taiwan: NCC Publishes Revision of Technical Specifications for Mobile Communication Terminal Equipment

On July 10, 2023, the National Communications Commission of Taiwan (NCC) published revised Technical Specifications for Mobile Communication Terminal Equipment (Announcement No. 11265014581) to conform with international standards, which came into effect on the same day.

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Wireless

Brazil

7/6/2023

Brazil: Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for Evaluating Compliance of IPv6 Protocol in Telecommunication Products

On July 6, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 7971, approving the technical requirements for evaluating the compliance of the IPv6 protocol in telecommunications products, in the form of an annex to the act.

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Wireless

Brazil

7/6/2023

Brazil: Anatel Updates List of Technical Requirements for Category I Products

On July 6, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) updated its lists of technical requirements and test procedures applicable to Category I telecommunications products.

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Wireless

United Kingdom

7/6/2023

United Kingdom: Ofcom Opens Public Consultation on Hybrid Sharing of the Upper 6 GHz Band

On July 6, 2023, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) opened a public consultation on Hybrid Sharing: Enabling Both Licensed Mobile and Wi-Fi Users to Access the Upper 6 GHz Band.

Comments are accepted until Sept. 15, 2023.

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Wireless

Malaysia

7/13/2023

Malaysia: MCMC Announces Extended Interim Type Approval for IPv6 Cellular Equipment Without Wi-Fi Interface

On July 13, 2023, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement reference No. SQASI/CMCS/1/23/0004 on updates for the certification of IPv6 over cellular equipment without Wi-Fi interface (under terminal/host) or IPv6 equipmentoOver other medium — e.g., fiber optic, etc., except ethernet LAN — under interim type approval.

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Wireless

China

6/27/2023

China: MIIT Publishes New Version of China Radio Frequency Allocation Regulation

On June 27, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published Announcement No. 62 to update the Regulations on Radio Frequency Allocation of the People’s Republic of China to the newest version and allocate the 6 GHz frequency band to 5G/6G systems, which was effective from July 1, 2023.

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Wireless

Vietnam

6/30/2023

Vietnam: MIC Publishes Amendment of List and Process of Telecommunications and Radio Equipment Compulsory Inspection

On June 30, 2023, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) published through Circular No. 07/2023/TT-BTTTT an amendment to the List and Process of Testing Compulsory Telecommunications Equipment and Radio Stations Required for Inspection.

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Wireless

Hong Kong

7/14/2023

Hong Kong: OFCA Updates Performance Specification Regulations for User Equipment Employing E-UTRA and FDD

On July 14, 2023, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published the updated HKCA specification Issue 2 of HKCA 1057, Performance Specification for User Equipment for Use in Public Mobile Communications Services Based on Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Frequency Division Duplex (FDD). Updates include some editorial changes, reference updates and the addition of paired bands.

Official source

Wireless

Hong Kong

7/14/2023

Hong Kong: OFCA Updates Performance Specification Regulations for Base Station and Repeater Equipment Employing E-UTRA and FDD

On July 14, 2023, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published the updated HKCA specification Issue 2 of HKCA 1056, Performance Specification for Base Station and Repeater Equipment for Use in Public Mobile Communications Services Based on Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Frequency Division Duplex (FDD). Updates include some editorial changes, reference updates and the addition of paired bands.

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Wireless

Indonesia

7/12/2023

Indonesia: SDPPI Releases Draft Update of Technical Standards for Short-Range Devices

On July 12, 2023, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) released a draft of Technical Standards of Short-Range Devices Telecommunication Tools and/or Equipment. This document contains the conditions to be met for operation, import or sale of in-scope communication devices. This draft includes updates on operating frequencies, output power limits and applicable standards.

Comments were accepted until July 27, 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Oman

7/5/2023

Oman: TRA Opens Public Consultation on Award Mechanism for mmWave Spectrum

On July 5, 2023, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman opened a public consultation on the valuation and award mechanisms for the mmWave spectrum in Oman.

Comments were accepted until Aug. 3, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

7/20/2023

Malaysia: SIRIM Announces Latest Payment Procedure for Label Application/Product Registration of Wireless Products

On July 20, 2023, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement reference No. SQASI/CMCS/1/23/0005 on the latest payment procedure for label application/product registration.

Official source

Wireless

Egypt

6/28/2023

Egypt’s NTRA Updates Type Approval Procedures

On June 2023, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt updated its type approval procedures. Changes include reducing the number of schemes to three and provisions on user manuals and market surveillance.

The new updates are already in force.

Official source

Wireless

Chile

7/24/2023

Chile: SUBTEL to Shut Down 2G

On July 24, 2023, the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) announced the shutdown of 2G networks/technology for 4G and 5G expansion.

Official source

Wireless, Cyber Security

United Kingdom

4/29/2023

United Kingdom: DSIT Publishes Product Security Regime

On April 29, 2023, the United Kingdom Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) published the U.K. Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (Product Security) regime, which sets out the minimum security requirements for U.K. consumer connectable products.

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Wireless, EMC

Brazil

7/11/2023

Brazil: Anatel Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for Certification of 4G and 5G Radio Frequency Repeaters

On July 11, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened Public Consultation No. 33 Technical Requirements for Certification of 4G and 5G Radio Frequency Repeaters.

Comments are accepted until Sept. 18, 2023.

Official source

Official source

Wireless, Safety, EMC, Cyber Security

Brazil

7/5/2023

Brazil: Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Smart TV Boxes

On July 5, 2023, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 9281, approving the technical requirements for assessing the conformity of the smart TV box product type.

Official source

 

July 2023 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary
Cosmetics Europe 7/28/2023 EC Issues Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 of 26 July 2023 amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products

The European Commission (EC) has issued Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 amending Cosmetic Regulation regarding labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products.

This Regulation adds many new allergenic fragrances that shall be labelled on the ingredients list of cosmetic products. It also updates existing entries on fragrance allergens (related to the identification of substances).

Application dates: most of the new requirements apply from 31 July 2026 for placing on the market of cosmetic products and from 31 July 2028 for making available on the market.

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Consumer Products Europe 6/9/2023 EC Releases Regulation (EU) 2023/1115 on Certain Commodities and Products Associated with Deforestation and Forest Degradation

The European Commission (EC) has released Regulation (EU) 2023/1115 on certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation.

This Regulation lays down rules regarding the placing and making available and export on the Union market of a list of commodities (like wood, cocoa, cattle, coffee, palm oil, rubber, soy) and products produced with such commodities: various food products (including chocolate), various products made from wood.

The concerned commodities and products shall be deforestation-free, produced according to local legislation and covered by a due diligence statement.

Application dates of most requirements: December 30, 2024 or later.

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Hardlines Europe 7/28/2023 EC Issues Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2023 concerning batteries and waste batteries

The European Commission (EC) has issued Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2023 concerning batteries and waste batteries.

This regulation lays down requirements on sustainability, safety, labeling, marking and information to allow the placing on the market or putting into service of batteries within the Union. It also lays down minimum requirements for extended producer responsibility, the collection and treatment of waste batteries and for reporting.

This Regulation imposes battery due diligence obligations on economic operators placing batteries on the market or putting them into service.

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Chemicals Global 7/18/2023 ISO Publishes ISO 11936:2023 Leather — Determination of total content of certain bisphenols

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 11936:2023 Leather — Determination of total content of certain bisphenols.

This document specifies a method for determining the total content (solvent extractible) of the following bisphenols in leather:

— bisphenol A;
— bisphenol B;
— bisphenol F;
— bisphenol S.

This method requires the use of liquid chromatography (LC) with either a single quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS), a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS/MS), an ultraviolet (UV) detector, a diode array detector (DAD) or a fluorescence detector (FLD) to identify and quantify the bisphenols.

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Chemicals USA 5/31/2023 USA – Washington adopts rule on safer products restrictions and reporting for several consumer products

On May 31, 2023, the Department of Ecology, State of Washington, adopted a new rule, Chapter 173-337 WAC — Safer Products Restrictions and Reporting. This new chapter establishes a regulatory program to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products and increase product ingredient transparency.

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Chemicals USA 6/8/2023 USA – Maine DEP amends notification requirement in PFAS-containing products law

On June 8, 2023, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) published Act to Support Manufacturers whose Products Contain Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.
Chemicals China 6/6/2023 China MEE implements regulations on POPs added to Stockholm Convention

On June 6, 2023, the China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) announced the implementation of regulation on chemicals that have been added to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The chemicals subject to the draft regulations are:

1. Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD)
2. Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters
3. Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs)
4. Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)
5. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs)

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Chemicals, F Gas South Korea 4/18/2023 South Korea MoTIE announces enforcement of act on the management of specific substances for the protection of the ozone layer (Ozone Layer Protection Act)

On April 18, 2023, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) announced enforcement of Global Warming Substances (HFCs) Regulation to regulate the HFCs according to the Kigali Amendment.

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REACH, Chemicals EU 6/14/2023 European Union ECHA adds two hazardous chemicals to Candidate List

On June 14, 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added two hazardous chemicals to Candidate List:

1. Diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide (CAS 75980-60-8)
2. Bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulphone (CAS 80-07-9)

Importers and producers of articles have six months to notify ECHA if their article contains a Candidate List substance.

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Cyber Security India 6/12/2023 India TEC extends timelines for mandatory security testing of WiFi CPE and IP router under MTCTE

On June 12, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), published Notification No. 1-6/2022-TC/TEC regarding the extension of mandatory security testing of WiFi CPE and IP Router under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE).

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Electrical and Electronic Waste Australia 6/20/2023 Australia DCCEEW launches discussion paper on potential e-waste regulation for small electrical products and solar photovoltaic systems

On June 20, 2023, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCEEW) launched a discussion paper on a potential regulation on waste from small electrical products and solar photovoltaic systems.

The goals of the regulation are:
- Reduce waste to landfill
- Increase the recovery of reusable materials
- Provide convenient access to e-stewardship services across Australia
- Support Australia’s transition to a more circular economy
- Foster shared responsibility across the lifecycle of covered products.

Feedback is accepted until July 23, 2023.

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EMC China 5/29/2023 China CQC issues notice on the implementation of the new EMC standard for the CQC voluntary certification of household and similar electrical appliances (008) and other two categories

On May 29, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the implementation of the new standard GB 17625.1-2022 and revised certification rules for the CQC voluntary certification of household appliances and similar electrical appliances (CQC product category 008), gas appliances (CQC product category 041) and household appliance accessories (CQC product category 002).

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EMC China 6/1/2023 China CQC issues notice on the implementation of the new EMC standard requirements for voluntary certification of lighting electrical products

On June 1, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued a notice on the implementation of the new version of the standard GB 17625.1-2022 and revised certification rules for the CQC voluntary certification of lighting electrical products (CQC product category 004 and 010).

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals Taiwan 6/2/2023 Taiwan BSMI, MOEA issues draft regulation for mandatory BSMI certification requirements of portable air conditioners

On June 2, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued draft Legal Inspection Requirements for Portable Air Conditioners Appliances Products to include portable air conditioners into the BSMI certification scope for public comments until Aug. 1, 2023.

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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless India 6/23/2023 India TEC notifies products under phase V of MTCTE scheme

On June 23, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/165 regarding the notification of products under phase V of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless India 6/23/2023 India TEC extends timelines for mandatory certification of phase III and IV products under MTCTE Scheme

On June 23, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/164 regarding the extension of timelines for mandatory certification of Phase-III and IV products under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment  (MTCTE) scheme.

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EMC, RoHS, Safety, Energy Efficiency, Chemicals Taiwan 5/29/2023 Taiwan BSMI issues draft amendments to the legal inspection requirements of BSMI certification for freezers

On May 29, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment to Legal Inspection Requirements for Household Electrical Appliances, extending the scope of the BSMI certification of upright freezers for public consultation until July 28, 2023.

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EMC, Safety Japan 5/1/2023 Japan METI partially revises list of standards harmonized with IEC standards used in conformity assessment

On May 1, 2023, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) partially revised the Appendix 12 of the Interpretation of Ministerial Ordinance for Establishing Technical Requirements for Electrical Appliances and Materials (adoption of harmonized standards).

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EMC, Safety, Performance China 5/30/2023 China CQC issues three new voluntary certification rules for air cleaner (purifier) replacing the old rules CQC64-448157-2014

On May 30, 2023, the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) issued an announcement on the implementation of the new certification rules for safety and electromagnetic compatibility, sterilization and purification, energy saving and environmental protection for air cleaner (purifier), which will be effective on the same day.

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EMC, Wireless South Korea 5/18/2023 South Korea RRA opens public consultation on partial revision of equipment for electromagnetic wave strength and absorption rate measurement

On May 18, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of equipment subject to measurement of electromagnetic wave strength and electromagnetic wave absorption rate under National Radio Research Agency Announcement No. 2023-40.

Comments were accepted until June 19, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency Australia, New Zealand 5/26/2023 Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZ IEC 62552.1:2018 A1 – General Requirements for Household Refrigerating Appliances Characteristic and Test Methods

On May 26, 2023, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZ IEC 62552.1:2018 A1. This standard deals with household refrigerating appliances – characteristics and test methods: general requirements.

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Energy Efficiency Jordan 5/30/2023 Jordan JSMO prepares draft technical regulation on eco-design and labeling requirements for electronic displays

On May 30, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) prepared a draft technical regulation on eco-design and labeling requirement for electronic displays.

The deadline for comments was July 14, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency USA 5/26/2023 USA DOE Publishes final rule for the energy conservation standards for room air conditioners

On May 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding the energy conservation standards for room air conditioners.

DOE is implementing amended room air conditioner energy efficiency standards. It has concluded that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy and are technologically feasible and economically justified.

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Energy Efficiency Thailand 5/29/2023 Thailand publishes notification on update of energy efficiency standard for room air conditioners

On May 29, 2023, the Ministry of Industry published a notification on the issuance of a new standard for energy efficiency of room air conditioners and the cancellation of the old edition.

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Energy Efficiency USA 5/30/2023 USA DOE publishes final rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer pool heaters

On May 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding the energy conservation standards for pool heaters. 

DOE is adopting new and amended energy conservation standards for consumer pool heaters. It has concluded that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy and are technologically feasible and economically justified.

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Energy Efficiency Jordan 5/30/2023 Jordan JSMO prepares draft technical regulation on eco-design and energy labeling requirements for refrigerating appliances

On May 30, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) prepared a draft technical regulation on eco-design and energy labeling of refrigerating appliances.

The deadline for comments was July 14, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency Jordan 5/30/2023 Jordan JSMO prepares draft technical regulation on eco-design and energy labeling requirements for light sources and separate control gears

On May 30, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) prepared a draft technical regulation on eco-design and energy labeling requirements for light sources and separate control gears.

The deadline for comments was July 14, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency Jordan 5/30/2023 Jordan JSMO prepares draft technical regulation on framework for energy labeling

On May 30, 2023, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) prepared a draft technical regulation on framework for energy labeling.

The deadline for comments was on July 14, 2023.

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