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We update monthly to keep you well-informed, in touch and ahead of the game by sharing the latest regulatory news and safety updates from around the world, featuring different regulations including but not limited to Safety, Energy Efficiency, Wireless, EMC that impact your industries.

Leverage UL’s global regulatory expertise to quickly gain access to your priority markets or continued market access, contact your local GMA representative for more information.

November 2021 updates

October 2021 updates

December 2021 Updates

Regulation

Country

Published Date

Summary

Cybersecurity

Singapore

Oct. 8, 2021

Singapore Extends the Deadline for Residential Gateways / Home Routers to Comply with IMDA TS RG-SEC

On Oct. 8, 2021, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) issued a notice extending the timeline for compliance with "Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Residential Gateways " (IMDA TS RG-SEC) for existing RG/Home router models to May 1, 2022.

Starting May 2, 2022, RG/Home router models which do not comply with IMDA TS RG-SEC or are not yet registered with IMDA shall no longer be sold for local use.

Official source

Note: News update is on the "Notice" area

Cybersecurity

Singapore

Oct. 13, 2021

Singapore Opens Public Consultation for Draft Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Cellular Devices

On Oct. 13, 2021, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) opened a public consultation for the draft document "Draft Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Cellular Devices (IMDA TS CD-SEC Issue 1)".

Comments were accepted until Oct. 27, 2021.

Official source

EMC

Australia, New Zealand

Oct. 22, 2021

Australia and New Zealand Published New Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards - Emission and Immunity Requirements for Household Appliances, Electric Tools and Similar Apparatus

On Oct. 22, 2021, Standard Australia and Standard New Zealand published the new standards AS/NZS CISPR 14.1:2021 and AS/NZS CISPR 14.2:2021.

AS/NZS CISPR 14.1:2021 adopts CISPR 14-1:2020 with modifications for Australia and New Zealand, which specifies the requirements that apply to the emission of radio-frequency disturbances in the frequency range 9 kHz to 400 GHz from appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (including a battery).

AS/NZS CISPR 14.2:2021 adopts CISPR 14-2:2020 with modifications for Australia and New Zealand, which specify the electromagnetic immunity requirements in the frequency range 0 Hz to 400 GHz that concern appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as defined below, whether powered by AC or DC (incl. a battery).

Official source 

EMC

EU

Oct. 15, 2021

Europe Published the New Standard EN 62920:2017/A1:2021

On Oct. 15, 2021, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 62920:2017/A1:2021.

EN 62920:2017/A1:2021 - Photovoltaic power generating systems - EMC requirements and test methods for power conversion equipment.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

Thailand

Oct.  15, 2021

Thailand Issued a Notification to Cancel the Guideline of TISI Batch Certification during COVID-19 Pandemic

On Oct. 15, 2021, Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) issued an update to cancel the previous notification regarding the TISI Batch certificate’s guidelines under the COVID-19 pandemic, Issue no.2, on April 20, 2020. 

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Argentina

Oct. 6, 2021

Argentina Approves Energy Efficiency Labeling for Electric Ovens for Household Use

The Ministry of Internal Trade of Argentina released Resolution 1017/2021, establishing the approval for energy efficiency labeling to portable, built-in electric ovens and incorporated into kitchens for domestic use.

Only ovens following the required labeling provisions stipulated by the resolution, and compliant with IRAM 62414-1 and 62414-2 will be allowed to be marketed in Argentina. 

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Brazil

Oct. 14, 2021

Brazil Opens the Public Consultation on the New Energy Efficiency Ratings for Air Conditioners

On Oct. 14, 2021, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) published Resolution No. 1 of Oct. 13, 2021, to disclose the Public Consultation No. 117 OF 14/10/2021 for the Air Conditioning Targets Program draft resolution of the Energy Efficiency Levels and Indicators Management Committee (CGIEE). The objective is to set new goals, with minimum energy efficiency rates for air conditioners in Brazil.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 14, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

Oct. 20, 2021

Costa Rica Published the Draft Standards, PN INTE E11-1:2021, PN INTE E11-2: 2021, PN INTE E11-3: 2021

On Oct. 20, 2021, the Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute (INTECO) published the draft standards for public consultation. The following standards are included on the draft list:

PN INTE E11-1:2021 - Energy efficiency. Home appliance refrigerators and home appliance freezers Part 1. Requirements.

PN INTE E11-2: 2021 - Energy efficiency. Home appliance refrigerators and freezers Part 2. Labeling.

PN INTE E11-3: 2021 - Energy efficiency. Home appliance refrigerators and freezers. Part 3. Test methods.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

El Salvador

Oct. 27, 2021

El Salvador Published Draft for Consultation: The Central American Technical Regulation on Specifications of Energy Efficiency for Luminaires

On Oct. 27, 2021, the Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) has published the draft open to comments: Central American Technical Regulation RTS 02.29.01: 21 - Electrical Products - Luminaires - Energy Efficiency Specifications.

The deadline for comments is on Dec. 26, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

Oct. 21, 2021

Europe Updated European Energy Labelling of Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function

On Oct. 21, 2021, European Commission (EC) published the Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 of

11 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding energy labelling of refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

Oct. 13, 2021

Europe Published the Corrigendum AC:2021 of Standard EN 17038-2:20191

On Oct. 13, 2021, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 17038-2:2019/AC:2021.

EN 17038-2:2019/AC:2021 - Pumps - Methods of qualification and verification of the Energy Efficiency Index for rotodynamic pump units - Part 2: Testing and calculation of Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) of single pump units.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

Oct. 13, 2021

Europe Published the New Standard EN 16480:2021

On Oct. 13, 2021, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 16480:2021.

EN 16480:2021 - Pumps - Rotodynamic pumps - Minimum required efficiency of water pumps and determination of Minimum Efficiency Index (MEI).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

Oct. 13, 2021

India Extended Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Storage Type Electric Water Heaters

On Oct. 13, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has extended the validity of existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for storage type electric water heaters under mandatory regime until Dec. 31, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

Oct. 8, 2021

UL Thailand's Performance Lab has Extended its SASO Accreditation Scope

UL Thailand performance lab has extended The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)

accreditation scope, including new performance standard SASO 2883/2017 for Water Heaters.

Moreover, the UL Thailand laboratory has upgraded the accreditation scope for air conditioners from SASO 2663/2018 to SASO 2663/2021 which will be mandatory starting from Jan. 1, 2022.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

Oct. 12, 2021

USA Released the Final Rule for Refrigeration Products Test Procedure

On Oct. 12, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) released the final Rule approving the testing procedure of Refrigeration Products.

This final Rule has been in effect from Nov. 12, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

Oct. 8, 2021

USA Released the Final Rule for Clothes Dryers Test Procedure

On Oct. 8, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the final rule approving the testing procedure of clothes dryers.

This final rule has been in effect from Nov. 8, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

Oct. 13, 2021,

Europe Published the Corrigendum AC:2021 of Standard EN 17038-1:2019

On Oct. 13, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 17038-1:2019/AC:2021.

EN 17038-1:2019/AC:2021 - Pumps - Methods of qualification and verification of the Energy Efficiency Index for rotodynamic pump units Part 1: General requirements and procedures for testing and calculation of Energy Efficiency Index (EEI).

Official source

F Gas

China

Oct. 8, 2021

China Announced Issuing the List of Controlled Ozone Depleting Substances in China

On Oct. 8, 2021, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the amendment to the Montreal Protocol, China. The change introduces hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) to China’s list of Ozone Depleting Substances to help reduce and restrict the usage of HFC.

Official source

Noise

Global

Oct. 14, 2021,

International IEC Released New Standard for the Noise Limits of Rotating Electrical Machines (IEC 60034-9:2021)

On Oct. 14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published new standard IEC 60034-9:2021 Rotating electrical machines - Part 9: Noise limits.

This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition, published in 2003 and its Amendment 1, published in 2007. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

 Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Performance

Australia, New Zealand

Oct. 22, 2021

Australia and New Zealand Published New Standard for the Energy Consumption and Performance of Household Rotary Clothes Dryers (AS/NZS 2442.1:2021 A1)

On Oct. 22, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 2442.1:2021 A1. 

This standard specifies test procedures and minimum performance criteria for determining the performance characteristics of electric, rotary clothes dryers that are within the scope of the relevant legislation.

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 21, 2021

International IEC Released New Standard for Methods for Measuring the Performance - Part 2-2: Efficiency of Single Point of Use Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters (IEC 63159-2-2:2021)

On Oct. 21, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new standard: IEC 63159-2-2:2021.

This standard sets the parameters for performance measurement methods for single point-of-use, electric, instant water heaters.

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 21, 2021

International IEC Released New Standard for Methods for Measuring the Performance - Part 2-1: Multifunctional Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters (IEC 63159-2-1:2021)

On Oct. 21, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published new standard IEC 63159-2-1:2021. 

This standard outlines the requirements for performance measurement methods for multifunctional, electric, instant water heaters. 

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 21, 2021

International IEC Released New Standard for Methods for Measuring the Performance - Part 1: General Aspects for Household Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters (IEC 63159-1:2021)

On Oct. 21, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published new standard IEC 63159-1:2021. 

This standard specifies methods for measuring the performance - Part 1: General aspects of Household electric instantaneous water heaters.

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 13, 2021

International IEC Released New Standard for the Methods for Measuring the Performance of Dry Vacuum Cleaners (IEC 62885-2:2021)

On Oct. 13, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published the new standard IEC 62885-2:2021. 

This standard is applicable for measuring the performance of mains-operated dry vacuum cleaners, including water filter vacuum cleaners for household or similar use.

This second edition of IEC 62885-2 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

Official source

Performance, Safety

EU

Oct. 15, 2021

Europe Published the New Standard EN 61009-1:2012/A13:2021

On Oct. 15, 2021, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 61009-1:2012/A13:2021.

EN 61009-1:2012/A13:2021 - Residual current operated circuit-breakers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCBOs) - Annex N - Additional requirements and tests for RCBOs consisting of one residual current protection function and several independent two-pole overcurrent protection functions.

Official source

Product Recycling

Ivory Coast

Sept. 27, 2021

Ivory Coast Organized Workshop on Rational Management of Unintentional POPs and PBDEs

On Sept. 27, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) hosted a workshop for the stakeholders regarding “Rational management of unintentional POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) and PBDEs ( polybrominated diphenylethers).”

Official source

RoHS

EU

Oct. 22, 2021

Europe Published the New Standard EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021

On Oct. 22, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) has published the new standard EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021.

EN IEC 62321-3-3:2021 - Determination of certain substances in electrotechnical products - Part 3-3: Screening - Polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and phthalates in polymers by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using a pyrolyser/thermal desorption accessory (Py/TDGCMS).

Official source

RoHS

Oman

Oct. 12, 2021

Oman Proposed a Draft Ministerial Decree Related to the Adoption of European Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On Oct. 12, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Oman has drafted a ministerial decree related to the adoption of the European Directive 2011/65/EU, including its 2015 and 2017 amendments, and covers only the telecommunications equipment and devices in its first stage.

The deadline for submission of comments was Nov. 11, 2021.

Official source

RoHS

United Kingdom

Sept. 24, 2021

United Kingdom Released the Draft Statutory Instrument for the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021

On Sept. 24, 2021, European Commission (EC) published the Draft Statutory Instrument for the Restriction of The Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021. 

Final date to submit comments was Nov. 23, 2021. 

Official source , Official source

Safety

Argentina

Oct. 12, 2021

Argentina Released Resolution 1038/2021 Updating the Revisions for the Safety Requirements for Low Voltage Electrical Products Regulation

The Secretary of Commerce of Argentina released Resolution 1038/2021 to finalize the amendments to Resolution No. 169/2018 “Regime for the mandatory certification of compliance with the essential safety requirements for low voltage electrical products marketed in the country.”

Amendments include changes in phrasing and additional supplementary descriptions to the requirements. The resolution has been in effect as of Oct. 12, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2021

Australia and New Zealand Published a Draft Safety Standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment (DR AS/NZS 62368.1:2021)

On Oct. 20, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand released a draft standard for the safety of audio/video, information and communication technology equipment.

This standard is an adoption with national modifications and has been reproduced from IEC 623681:2018 Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements.

Official source , Official source

Safety

Canada

Oct. 12, 2021

Canada Developed New Standard for Hydrogen Fueled Appliances and Related Accessories (Z21.106)

On Oct. 12, 2021, Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is developing a new standard for safety, performance and installation requirements for residential and commercial appliances and accessories fueled by hydrogen and hydrogen blends. 

Comments were accepted until Nov. 9, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Canada

Oct. 5, 2021

Canada Reaffirms Standards for Power transformers and reactors (CSA C88-16)

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is currently reviewing the standard for power transformers and reactors (C88-16).

Comments were accepted until Nov. 3, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Costa Rica

Sept. 22, 2021,

Costa Rica Declared Equivalency between NOM-063-SCFI-2001 and (RTCR) No. 475:2015

On Sept. 22, 2021, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade (MEIC) published Resolution n° DM-058-2021-MEIC Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade. Ministerial Office in Saint Joseph, is granting the equivalency between NOM-063-SCFI-2001 (NMX-J-061-ANCE-2015) and RTCR 475:2015 for conductors and electrical extensions.

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021,

Ecuador Withdraws its Draft Technical Regulation for Charging Accessories for Electric Vehicles

On Sept. 27, 2021, the Ecuador Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries (MPCIP) has announced the withdrawal of its Draft Technical Regulation PRTE INEN 162 “charging accessories for electric vehicles.”

Official source , Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 15, 2021

Europe Published the New Standard EN IEC 60704-1:2021

On Oct. 15, 2021, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60704-1:2021.

EN IEC 60704-1:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 1: General requirements.

Official source

Safety

GCC

Sept. 3, 2021

 

GSO Countries Implemented IEC 60335-2-74 Edition 3 for Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-marking)

On Sept. 3, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published the new edition of IEC 60335-2-74. This is part of the IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates and therefore certificates mentioning it shall be updated considering the 2-year transition period.

Official source

Safety

Global

Oct. 25, 2021

International IEC Released New Standard for Automatic Electrical Controls, Particular Requirements for Electrically Operated Water Valves, Including Mechanical Requirements

On Oct. 25, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission released a new standard IEC 60730-2-8:2018+AMD1:2021 CSV. 

IEC 60730-2-8:2018+A1:2021 applies to electrically operated water valves for use in, on, or in association with equipment for household and similar use, including heating, air-conditioning and similar applications. The equipment can use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc. or a combination thereof. This document is applicable to electrically operated water valves for building automation within the scope of ISO 16484.

Official source

Safety

India

Oct. 18, 2021

India Implemented Timelines Extended for Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Order, 2020

On Oct. 18, 2021, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has extended the timelines for implementation of the Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Order, 2020 for one year i.e. until Nov. 11, 2022.

Official source

Safety

India

Oct. 25, 2021

India Extended Date of Concurrent Running of Indian Standards IS 1293: 2005 and IS 1293: 2019 for Plugs and Socket-Outlets

On Oct. 25, 2021, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has extended the date of concurrent running of old and new versions of Indian Standard IS 1293, e.g., IS 1293: 2005 and IS 1293: 2019 for “Plugs and Socket-Outlets for household and similar purposes of rated voltage up to and including 250 V and rated current up to and including 16 A.”

Official source

Safety

India

Oct. 21, 2021

India Issued Amendment to Clarification Regarding Coverage of Cameras Used in Medical Devices Under Compulsory Registration Order

On Oct. 21, 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued an amendment to its notification dated Sept. 1, 2021, regarding coverage of cameras used in medical devices under Compulsory Registration Order (CRO).

Official source

Safety

Israel

Oct. 20, 2021

Israel Opened Public Consultation on Draft Revision of SI 900 Part 2.24

On Oct. 20, 2021, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) opened public consultation on the draft revision of standard SI 900 Part 2.24 Safety of Household Appliances and Similar Appliances: Special requirements for refrigeration appliances, ice cream appliances.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 7, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Safety

Peru

Oct. 6, 2021

Peru Published the Draft Standard PNTP-IEC 60898- 1: 2021

On Oct. 6, 2021, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published the draft standard PNTP-IEC 60898- 1: 2021.

PNTP-IEC 60898- 1: 2021 - Electrical accessories - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations - Part 1: Circuit-breakers for a.c. operation.

Official source

Safety

Philippines

Oct. 13, 2021

Philippines Published Draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on Updating of the Reference Standards Used in the BPS Mandatory Product Certification Schemes

On Oct. 13, 2021, the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published the draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on Updating of the Reference Standards Used in the BPS Mandatory Product Certification Schemes.

Official source

Safety

Philippines

Oct. 12, 2021

Philippines Published the Draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on Mercury Added Products

On Oct. 12, 2021, the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published the draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on Mercury Added Products.

This DAO strictly aims to ensure that mercury added products that will be imported, manufactured, distributed or sold in the Philippines meet the specified safety requirements prescribed by this Technical Regulation.

Official source

Safety

Singapore

Oct. 6, 2021

 

Singapore CPS Scheme Updated COC Application Form

On Oct. 6, 2021, the Application for the “Certificate of Conformity” for Controlled Goods was updated with the approval from CPSO to integrate forms and declarations within the same document for better customer accessibility. 

Transition using the updated form for applications started on Oct. 6, 2021.

Official source

Safety

South Africa

Oct. 12, 2021

South Africa Published the Draft Standard, SANS 556-2-5: 2021 Ed 1.01

On Oct. 12, 2021, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published the draft standard, SANS 556-2-5: 2021 Ed 1.01.

SANS 556-2-5: 2021 Ed 1.01 - Low-voltage switchgear Part 2-5: Earth leakage switches - Switches that incorporate residual current protection.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

Oct. 27, 2021

South Korea Opens Public Consultation for the Revision of Six Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Oct. 27, 2021, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under notice 2021-0315 for the revision of the six electrical appliance safety standards listed below:

- KC 60745-1 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 1: General requirements

- KC 60745-2-8 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for shears and nibblers

- KC 60745-2-14 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for planers

- KC 60745-2-15 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-15: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers

- KC 60745- 2-16 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-16: Particular requirements for tackers

- KC 60745-2-17 Hand-held motor-operated electric tools - Safety - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for routers and trimmers

Official source

Safety

South Korea

Oct. 12, 2021

South Korea Published Revision Notice of 3 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Oct. 12, 2021, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published notice number 2021-0453 regarding the revision of the following electrical appliance safety standards:

- KC 60335-2-44 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-44 : Particular requirements for ironers

- KC 10018 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for electrical warm-water mattresses and beds

- KC 10020 Household and similar electrical appliancesSafety - Particular requirements for heating pads with non-flexible heated part

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Safety

South Korea

Oct. 8, 2021

 

South Korea Published Partial Revision of Safety Management Operation Guidelines for Electrical Appliances and Household Goods

On Oct. 8, 2021, Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published notice of partial revision of Safety Management Operation Guidelines for Electrical Appliances and Household Goods (National Institute of Technology and Standards Notice No. 2021-459, 2021. 10. 8).

Official source , Official source

Safety

Ukraine

Oct. 5, 2021

Ukraine Approves the List of National Standards Related to Low Voltage Technical Regulation

On Oct. 5, 2021, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine has published Order No. 688-21 which specifies changes to the list of national standards for the purposes of application of the technical regulation of low-voltage electrical equipment.

Official source

Safety

Uruguay

Oct. 21, 2021

Uruguay Releases the Draft Standard Update UNIT-IEC 60335-2-35: 2021 Safety of Instantaneous Electric Water Heaters

On Oct. 21, 2021, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) has published the draft standard update UNIT-IEC 60335-2-35:2021 - Safety of instantaneous electric water heaters.

The public consultation’s deadline was Nov. 30, 2021.

Official source

Safety

USA

Oct. 22, 2021

USA UL Released New Edition of Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment Safety Requirements Standard (UL 62368-1)

On Oct. 22, 2021, UL released the third edition of the UL 62368-1 Standard. 

UL 62368-1 is an adoption of IEC 62368-1, Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment- Part 1: Safety Requirements (Third Edition, issued Oct. 2018). The national difference document incorporates all of the U.S national differences for UL 62368-1. 

Official source

Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, Noise

South Korea

Oct. 25, 2021

South Korea Opens Public Consultation on the Abolition of 62 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Oct. 25, 2021, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under notice 2021-0317 on the abolition of the below [FC1] 62 electrical appliance safety standards.

Comments are accepted until Dec. 6, 202, and can be submitted to [email protected]

Official source , Official source

Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS

Taiwan

Sept. 16,

2021

Taiwan Proposed Additional Labelling Requirement for the Taiwan Commodity Inspection (TCI) Schemes

On Sept. 16, 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced to amend the “Regulations Governing the Use of Commodity Inspection Mark” to add the QR code in the labelling requirements of specific products. 

Comments and other inquiries were accepted until Nov. 16, 2021.

Official source , Official source , Official source , Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

Oct. 14, 2021

Brazil Approves the Consolidated Safety and Energy Efficiency Regulations for Solar Water Heating Equipment

On Oct. 14, 2021, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published in the federal official gazette the Portaria nº 420 of Oct. 4, 2021, which approves the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Solar Water Heating Equipment, has been in effect as of Nov. 1, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

Oct. 22, 2021

Europe has Published the New Standard EN IEC 63244-1:2021

On Oct. 22, 2021, European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) has published the new standard EN IEC 63244-1:2021.

EN IEC 63244-1:2021 - Semiconductor devices - Semiconductor devices for wireless power transfer and charging - Part 1: General requirements and specifications.

Official source

Safety, Performance

Philippines

Oct. 20, 2021

Philippines Published Draft Philippine National Standards (DPNS) on Solar Photovoltaic Energy System

On Oct. 20, 2021, Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has published the Draft Philippine National Standards (DPNS) on Solar Photovoltaic Energy System.

These standards describe procedures for measuring current-voltage characteristics of photovoltaic (PV), multi-junction and bifacial photovoltaic devices in natural or simulated sunlight to correct the spectral mismatch error introduced in the testing of a photovoltaic device and describe the fundamental measurement principles for determining the electrical output of PV devices.

Official source

Wireless

Algeria

Oct. 14, 2021

Algeria to Start Require Reporting of IMEI Number of Commercialized Radio Terminal Equipment

On Oct. 14, 2021, the Regulatory Authority of Post and Electronic Communications (ARPCE) published Decision N°28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019 which amended and supplemented the approval procedure for terminal equipment and radio equipment installation intended to be connected to an electronic communications network that’s open to the public.

Official source , Official source

Wireless

Australia

Oct. 15, 2021

Australia Opened Public Consultation on the Update of LIPD Class License Allowing RLAN Devices in 5925-6425MHz

On Oct. 15, 2021, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened public consultation to update the Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPD) class license allowing Radio Local Area Network transmitters in the 5925-6425 MHz frequency band.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 19, 2021.

Official source , Official source , Official source

Wireless

Brazil

Sept. 1, 2021

Brazil Opens Public Consultation to Reassess Undesirable Emissions from VLP Equipment Operating in 5.925-7.125 MHz (No.46)

On Sept. 1, 2021, National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opens public consultation to reassess undesirable emissions from very low power equipment operating in 5.925-7.125 MHz.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Wireless

Brazil

Oct. 6, 2021

Brazil Opens Public Consultation to Revise the Regulation on Conditions of Use of the Radio Spectrum for STFC, SCM and SMP (No.52)

On Oct. 6, 2021, National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened public consultation to revise the regulation on conditions of use of radiofrequencies in Switched Fixed Telephone Service (STFC), Multimedia Communication Service (SCM) and Personal Mobile Service (SMP).

Comments were accepted until Nov. 22, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Wireless

China

Oct. 13, 2021

China Issued Notice No. 129-2021 to Update the Requirements for Using 2.4, 5.1 and 5.8GHz Band

On Oct. 13, 2021, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued “Notice No (2021) No. 129: Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Strengthening and Regulating the Radio Management of the 2400MHz, 5100MHz and 5800MHz Frequency Bands”

The notice will update the requirements to use 2.4, 5.15-5.35 and 5.8GHz band.

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Jordan

Sept. 5, 2021

Jordan Issued Notification to Stop the Use of 2G and 3G Networks by 2027

On Sept. 5, 2021, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) issued a notification stating that the use of 2G and 3G networks will be discontinued within a time frame not exceeding the next six (6) years.

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Kenya

Oct. 12, 2021

Kenya Opened Public Consultation on 5G Mobile Communication

On Oct. 12, the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), opened a public consultation on the roadmap and strategy for 5G mobile communications.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 2, 2021.

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Malaysia

Oct. 26, 2021

 

Malaysia Published Radio Spectrum Guidelines for UAS Operations

On Oct. 26, 2021, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published the “Guidelines on the use of Radio Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Systems” which covers the frequency allocation and information on certification of UA systems.

Official source , Official source

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Malaysia

Oct. 11, 2021

Malaysia Opened Public Consultation on IPv6 Deployment Requirements

On Oct. 11, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) opened a public consultation on the draft Technical Code “Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) - Deployment Requirements to Complete Transition to IPv6”.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 10, 2021.

Official source , Official source

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Malaysia

Oct. 11, 2021

Malaysia Opens Public Consultation to Revise the Technical Codes for LTE User Equipment

On Oct. 11, 2021, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) opened public consultation for the revision of “MCMC MTSFB TC TXXX:2021 Technical Code Long Term Evolution - User Equipment (Second Revision)”.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 10, 2021.

Official source

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Myanmar

Oct. 22, 2021

Myanmar Opens Public Consultation for the Revision of Technical Regulation for SRD

On Oct. 22, 2021, the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) opens the public consultation for the revision of the “Technical Specifications for Short Range Devices (SRD).”

Comments were accepted until Nov. 5, 2021.

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Tanzania

Oct. 18, 2021

Tanzania Opens Public Consultation on Technical Specifications for IoT Devices

On Oct. 18, 2021, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) opened public consultation for “TS012 V 1.0 [Draft] Minimum Technical Specifications for Internet of Things (IoT) Devices.”

Comments were accepted until Oct. 31, 2021.

Official source

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United Arab Emirates

Oct. 3, 2021

UAE to Proceed with 2G Shutdown

On Oct. 3, 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) announced that shutdown of 2G (GSM) will proceed according to plan.

Official source

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Vietnam

Oct. 20, 2021

Vietnam Published QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT - Technical Regulation for Vehicle Radar in 76-77GHz

On Oct. 20, 2021, Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published “Circular 09/2021/TT-BTTTT” promulgating the “QCVN124:2021/BTTTT - National technical regulation on radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz frequency band for ground transport vehicles.”

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Vietnam

Oct. 14, 2021

Vietnam Published Regulations on List of Radio Equipment Exempted from License

On Oct. 14, 2021, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published “Circular No. 8/2021/TT-BTTTT - Regulations on the list of radio equipment exempted from the license to use radio frequencies, attached technical and operating conditions” which replaces Circular No. 46/2016/TT-BTTTT and 18/2018/TT-BTTTT.

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November 2021 Updates

Regulation Country Effective Date Summary

Safety

Argentina          

          

Argentina Releases Project for Further Revisions for Safety Requirements for Low-Voltage Electrical Products

The Secretary of Commerce of Argentina released proposed new amendments to Resolution 169/2018, "Regime for the mandatory certification of compliance with the essential safety requirements for low-voltage electrical products marketed in the country."

Amendments include rewordings and additional supplementary descriptions to the requirements.

Official source

Safety

Australia/New Zealand          

          

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Standard for Approval and Test Specification - Cord Extension Sockets (AS/NZS 3120:2021)

On Oct. 1, 2021, Standard Australia and Standard New Zealand published AS/NZS 3120:2021.

This standard specifies essential safety requirements for cord extension sockets intended to be used at extra-low voltages.

Official source

Safety

Australia/New Zealand          

          

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Standard for Approval and Test Specification of Plugs and Socket Outlets (AS/NZS 3112:2017 Amd 1:2021)

On Sept. 17, 2021, Standard Australia and Standard New Zealand published AS/NZS 3112:2017 Amd 1:2021. It deals with the approval and test specification of plugs and socket outlets. 

Official source

Safety

Belarus

          

Belarus Publishes Proposal for Mandatory Conformity Certification for E-Cigarette Liquids

On Oct. 4, 2021, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus published the draft amendment of Resolution No. 849, dated Oct. 21, 2016, “on some issues of conformity confirmation in the national conformity confirmation system of the Republic of Belarus.” The proposal includes the mandatory conformity assessment for nicotine-containing liquids for electronic smoking systems effective from April 1, 2022.

Comments were accepted until Oct. 14, 2021.  

Official source, Official source

Safety

Canada

          

Canada Reaffirms Various Standards for Lawn and Garden Machinery

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is currently reviewing the following Standards for Lawn and Garden Machinery:

  1. AN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62841-2-11:17 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for hand-held reciprocating saws
  2. CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62841-2-8:16 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for hand-held shears and nibblers
  3. CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62841-3-4:16 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3-4: Particular requirements for transportable bench grinders

Comments were accepted until Oct. 27, 2021.

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Safety

Canada

          

Canada Updates the Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) announced an update to C22.2 NO. 280 Electric vehicle supply equipment.

The standard covers electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) with a primary source voltage of 600 VAC or less, with a frequency of 50 or 60 Hz. Comments were accepted until Oct. 27, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Colombia

Aug. 31, 2022   

Colombia Issues Resolution 0899: Technical Regulation Update for Gas Appliances

On Aug. 31, 2021, Colombia’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism issued the Modification on Draft Resolution no. 0899.

The purpose of the draft technical regulation is to defend the legitimate objectives of risk prevention that may affect the safety or health of people or animals as a result of the operation of gas appliances and to prevent practices that may mislead the consumer.

Note: The updated resolution will be adopted on Aug. 31, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021   

Ecuador Withdraws Draft Technical Regulation for Electric Heaters

On Sept. 27, 2021, Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries (MPCIP) announced the withdrawal of Draft Technical Regulation PRTE INEN 139 Electric Heaters for Home Use.

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021   

Ecuador Withdraws Draft Technical Regulation for Commercial Refrigerators

On Sept. 27, 2021, Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries (MPCIP) announced the withdrawal of Draft Technical Regulation PRTE INEN 283 Refrigeration appliances for commercial use.

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021   

Ecuador MPCIP Withdraws Draft Technical Regulation for Incandescent Lamps

On Sept. 27, 2021, Ecuador’s Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries (MPCIP) announced the withdrawal of Draft Technical Regulation PRTE INEN 272 Incandescent lamps.

Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 8, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60320-1:2021

On Oct. 8, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60320-1:2021.

EN IEC 60320-1:2021 - Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes - Part 1: General requirements

Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 8, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN 50342-1:2015/A2:2021

On Oct. 8, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 50342-1:2015/A2:2021.

EN 50342-1:2015/A2:2021 - Lead-acid starter batteries - Part 1: General requirements and methods of test

Official source

Safety

EU          

Oct. 1, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-110:2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-110:2021.

EN IEC 60335-2-110:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-110: Particular requirements for commercial microwave appliances with insertion or contacting applicators

Official source

Safety

EU

 

Oct. 1, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN 60335-2-61:2003/A12:2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 60335-2-61:2003/A12:2021.

EN 60335-2-61:2003/A12:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-61: Particular requirements for thermal-storage room heaters

Official source

Safety

EU

 

Oct. 1, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN 60335-2-35:2016/A2:2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 60335-2-35:2016/A2:2021.

EN 60335-2-35:2016/A2:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters

Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 1, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standards EN 60335-2-15:2016/A1:2021, EN 60335-2-15:2016/A2:2021 and EN 60335-2-15:2016/A12:2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standards EN 60335-2-15:2016/A1:2021, EN 60335-2-15:2016/A2:2021 and EN 60335-2-15:2016/A12:2021.

EN 60335-2-15:2016/A1:2021; EN 60335-2-15:2016/A2:2021; EN 60335-2-15:2016/A12:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids

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Safety

EU

Oct. 1, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60238:2018/A2:2021

On Oct. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60238:2018/A2:2021.

EN IEC 60238:2018/A2:2021 - Edison screw lampholders

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 24, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standards EN 61534-22:2014/A1:2021 and EN 61534-22:2014/A11:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 24, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standards EN 61534-22:2014/A1:2021 and EN 61534-22:2014/A11:2021.

EN 61534-22:2014/A1:2021 and EN 61534-22:2014/A11:2021 Powertrack systems - Part 22: Particular requirements for powertrack systems intended for onfloor or underfloor installation

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 24, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standards EN 61534-21:2014/A1:2021 and EN 61534-21:2014/A11:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 24, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standards EN 61534-21:2014/A1:2021 EN 61534-21:2014/A11:2021.

EN 61534-21:2014/A1:2021 and EN 61534-21:2014/A11:2021 Powertrack systems - Part 21: Particular requirements for powertrack systems intended for wall and ceiling mounting

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 17, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-101:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 17, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 62271-101:2021.

EN IEC 62271-101:2021 High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 101: Synthetic testing

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 10, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-87:2020/A1:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 10, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-87:2020/A1:2021.

EN IEC 60335-2-87:2020/A1:2021 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-87: Particular requirements for electrical animal-stunning equipment

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 1, 2021   

EU Publishes Corrigendum AC:2021 of Standard EN 13611:2019/AC:2021

On Sept. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published Europe - The corrigendum AC:2021 of standard EN 13611:2019/AC:2021.

EN 13611:2019/AC:2021 deals with general requirements for safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid fuels.

The date of availability (DAV) of this standard was Sept. 1, 2021.

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60384-25:2021

On Sept. 3, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60384-25:2021.

EN IEC 60384-25:2021 Fixed capacitors for use in electronic equipment - Part 25: Sectional specification: Fixed aluminium electrolytic surface mount capacitors with conductive polymer solid electrolyte

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61316:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 3, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 61316:2021.

EN IEC 61316:2021 Industrial cable reels

This standard is equivalent to IEC 61316:2021.

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60445:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 3, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60445:2021.

EN IEC 60445:2021 Basic and safety principles for man-machine interface, marking and identification - Identification of equipment terminals, conductor terminations and conductors

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-112:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 3, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 62271-112:2021.

EN IEC 62271-112:2021 High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 112: Alternating current high-speed earthing switches for secondary arc extinction on transmission lines

This part of IEC 62271 applies to AC high-speed earthing switches (HSES) designed for indoor and outdoor installation and for operation at service frequencies of 50 Hz and 60 Hz on systems having voltages of 550 kV and above. HSESs described in this document are intended to extinguish the secondary arc remaining after clearing faults on transmission lines by the circuit breakers.

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN 62133-2:2017/A1:2021

On Sept. 3, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 62133-2:2017/A1:2021.

EN 62133-2:2017/A1:2021 Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications - Part 2: Lithium systems

Official source

Safety

Global

Sept. 30, 2021   

International: IEC Releases New Standard for Safety of Batteries with Aqueous Electrolyte — IEC 60086-5:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 30, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published new standard IEC 60086-5:2021 - Primary batteries - Part 5: Safety of batteries with aqueous electrolyte.

IEC 60086-5:2021 specifies tests and requirements for primary batteries with aqueous electrolytes to ensure their safe operation under intended use and reasonably foreseeable misuse.

This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2016. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

Official source

Safety

Global

Sept. 2, 2021   

International: IEC Releases New Standard for the Safety of Portable Immersion Heaters — IEC 60335-2-74:2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 2, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-74:2021. It deals with the safety of portable electric immersion heaters for household and similar purposes with rated voltage no higher than 250 V.

IEC 60335-2-74:2021 is available as IEC 60335-2-74:2021 RLV, which contains the International Standard and its redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

Official source

Safety

India

    

India Releases Draft for Revision of Indian Standard IS/IEC 62941:2016 for Terrestrial Photovoltaic PV Modules

​​​​​​On Sept. 27, 2021, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) released a draft for the revision of Indian standard IS/IEC 62941:2016 related to terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules — Quality System for PV Module Manufacturing.

BIS seeks comments from concerned stakeholders on this draft by Nov. 26, 2021, at the latest.

Official source

Safety

India

Sept. 10, 2021   

India Issues an Advisory for Licensees Under CRS

​​​​​​On Sept. 10, 2021, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) issued an advisory for licensees regarding operation of licenses granted under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS).

In this advisory, along with general information on CRS, BIS specified the do’s and don’ts for the licensees under CRS.

Official source

Safety

India

Sept. 1, 2021   

India Clarifies Coverage of Cameras Used in Medical Devices

​​​​​​On Sept. 1, 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) mandated compulsory registration for product categories notified under the schedule of the "Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012 (CRO)."

Official source

Safety

Israel

 

Israel Publishes Draft Revision for SI 20 Part 2.4

​​​​​​On Sept. 13, 2021, Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry published the revision of SI 20 Part 2.4 - Luminaires: Particular requirements - Portable general purpose luminaires. This standard is now in the Ministry’s approval process.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Israel

    

Israel Publishes Draft Revision of SI 60968

​​​​​​On Sept. 13, 2021, Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry published the draft revision of SI 60968 - Self-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements. This standard is now in the Ministry’s approval process.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Israel

 

Israel Publishes Draft Revision of SI 20 part 1

​​​​​​On Sept. 13, 2021, Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry published the revision of SI 20 part 1 - Luminaires: General requirements and tests. This standard is now in the Ministry’s approval process.

Official source

Safety

Mexico

March 10, 2022   

Mexico Releases Declaration of Validity for Lighting Double-Based LED Lamps Designed to Replace Linear Fluorescent Lamps Safety Specification — NMX-J-812-ANCE-2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 10, 2021, the Ministry of Economy, through the General Directorate of Standards, published the Declaration of Validity of the Mexican standard NMX-J-812-ANCE-2021.

This Mexican Standard specifies the safety and interchangeability requirements, as well as the replacement operation, with the test methods and conditions that are required to demonstrate compliance of double-based LED lamps with G5 and G13 bases, which are designed to replace linear fluorescent lamps with the same bases and have:

a) A rated power of up to 125 W

b) A rated voltage of up to 277 V 

This standard will enter into force on March 10, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Mexico

March 10, 2022   

Mexico Releases Declaration of Validity of the Mexican Standard for Lighting Self-Balanced Lamps and Lamp Adapters — NMX-J-578-1-ANCE-2021

​​​​​​On Sept. 10, 2021, the Ministry of Economy through the General Directorate of Standards published the Declaration of Validity of the Mexican Standard NMX-J-578-1-ANCE-2021. This standard specifies the requirements for self-ballasting lamps and self-ballasting lamp adapters with a rated voltage of 120 VAC to 347 VAC for connection to threaded lamp holders, pin bases or embeddable contact.

This new standard cancels NMX-J-578-1-ANCE-2016 and will enter into force on March 10, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Mexico

March 8, 2022   

Mexico Releases Declaration of Validity of the General Requirement Standard for Primary Batteries — NMX-J-160-1-ANCE-2020

​​​​​​On Sept. 8, 2021, the Ministry of Economy through the General Directorate of Standards published the Declaration of Validity of the Mexican Norm NMX-J-160-1-ANCE-2020 in the official gazette. This standard deals with the general requirements of primary batteries.

This Mexican Standard NMX-J-160-1-ANCE-202 0, Primary cells and batteries- Part 1: General requirements, has modified concordance with the International Standard IEC 60086-1, Primary batteries- Part 1: General, ed12 .0 (2015-07).

This new standard cancels NMX-J-160/1-ANCE-2013 and will enter into force on March 8, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Mexico

Feb. 25, 2022   

Mexico Releases Declaration of Validity for the Safety Requirements of Battery Exchange System for Electric Vehicles Standard — NMX-J-785-2-ANCE-2020

​​​​​​On Aug. 25, 2021, the NMX-J-785-2-ANCE-2020 standard was published in the official gazette. It deals with the safety requirements for battery exchange systems for electric vehicles. The battery exchange system is designed to connect to the electrical supply network. The source of power is up to 1,000 VAC and up to 1,500 VDC, according to the Mexican Standard NMX-J-098-ANCE-2014.

This Mexican standard is applicable to battery exchange systems that are supplied from on-site storage systems.

This Mexican standard will enter into force on Feb. 25, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Peru

    

Peru Publishes Draft Standard PNTP-IEC 61347-1:2021: Lamp Controlgear

​​​​​​On Sept. 20, 2021, the draft standard PNTP-IEC 61347- 1:2021 was published.

PNTP-IEC 61347- 1:2021 Lamp controlgear - Part 1: General and safety requirements

Official source

Safety

Philippines

    

Philippines Posts Invitation for an Online Public Consultation Regarding Mandatory Product Certification Schemes

​​​​​​On Oct. 5, 2021, the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) posted and invitation for an online public consultation regarding mandatory product certification schemes.

The DTI-BPS invited all manufacturers, importers and other stakeholders to the public consultation on the Draft Department Administrative Order on the updating of the Reference Standards used in the BPS Mandatory Product Certification Schemes on Oct. 6 2021, 1:30–3:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Official source

Safety

Philippines

    

Philippines Publishes DAO on the New Technical Regulation Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Stations

​​​​​​On Sept. 21, 2021, the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published the draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on the new technical regulation concerning the mandatory product certification of electric vehicle charging equipment and stations.

Official source

Safety

Philippines

Sept. 15, 2021   

Philippines: General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco

​​​​​​On Sept. 15, 2021, the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) circulated general guidelines for the regulation of vapor products and heated tobacco.

Official source

Safety

Philippines

    

Philippines Opens Public Consultation on the Draft Department Administrative Order on the New Technical Regulations Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Stations

​​​​​​On Sept. 17, 2021, from 1:30–3:30 p.m., the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted an online public consultation on the draft Department Administrative Order on the New Technical Regulations Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Stations via Zoom.

Manufacturers, importers and traders, consumers, conformity assessment bodies (inspection and auditing bodies and testing laboratories) and other concerned stakeholders were all welcome to participate.

Safety

Singapore

    

Singapore Releases New Update of CPS Information Booklet (Sept. 16, 2021)

​​​​​​On Sept. 16, 2021, Enterprise Singapore Consumer Product Safety Office (CPSO) issued a new version of its Consumer Protection Registration Scheme (CPS) information booklet.

Changes includes some revision on the standards used for domestic electric wall switches and minor revisions on the requirements for toughened glass gas hobs.

Official source

Safety

South Africa

    

South Africa Publishes Draft Standard SANS 164-1 Ed 5.06

​​​​​​On Sept. 21, 2021, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published the draft standard SANS 164-1 Ed 5.06.

SANS 164-1 Ed 5.06 - Plug and socket-outlet systems for household and similar purposes for use in South Africa Part 1: Two-pole and earth, 16 A 250 V a.c. system

Official source

Safety

South Africa

    

South Africa Publishes Draft Standard SANS 164-8: 2021 Ed.1

​​​​​​On Aug. 12, 2021, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published the draft standard SANS 164-8: 2021 Ed.1.

SANS 164-8: 2021 Ed.1 Plug and socket-outlet systems for household and similar purposes for use in South Africa Part 8: Two pole and earth, 32A 250V a.c. system

Official source

Safety

Sri Lanka

    

Sri Lanka to Seek Public Comments Related to Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations

​​​​​​The Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) invites comments from the public and other interested groups on the following draft Sri Lanka Standards (SLS):

  • Draft Sri Lanka Standard Specification for Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 1: General requirements SLS 1000-1 (First Revision) — this document adopts IEC 60669-1.
  • Draft Sri Lanka Standard Specification for Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-1: Particular requirements - Electronic control devices SLS 1000-2-1 — this document adopts IEC 60669-2-1.
  • Draft Sri Lanka Standard Specification for Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installation s - Part 2-2: Particular requirements – Electromagnetic remote-control switches (RCS) SLS 1000-2-2 — this document adopts IEC 60669-2-2.
  • Draft Sri Lanka Standard Specification for Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-3: Particular requirements - Time delay switches (TDS) SLS 1000-2-3 — this document adopts IEC 60669-2-3.
  • Draft Sri Lanka Standard Specification for Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Isolating switches SLS 1000-2-4 — this document adopts IEC 60669-2-4.

Comments should reach the director general on or before Nov. 1, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Thailand

Dec. 12, 2021   

Thailand Releases a Draft Notification Regarding the Determination of Types of Products as the Label-Controlled Products B.E.

​​​​​​On Sept. 13, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) released a draft notification regarding the determination of types of products as the label-controlled products B.E.

This notification shall come into force on Dec. 12, 2021, 90 days following the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.

Official source

Safety

Thailand

Jan. 28, 2022   

Thailand Releases Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard of Tubular Fluorescent Lampholders and Starter Holders

​​​​​​On Aug. 31, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) released Ministerial Regulations detailing the new Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) mandatory standard of lighting products. Tubular fluorescent lampholders and starter holders must comply with standard TIS 344-2562 (2019).

This Ministerial Regulation shall come into force on Jan. 28, 2022, 150 days after the date of publication in the Government Gazette.

Official source

Safety

Thailand

March 29, 2022   

Thailand Releases Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard of Double-Capped LED Lamps Designed to Retrofit Linear Fluorescent Lamps: Safety Requirements

​​​​​​On Aug. 31, 2021, the Ministry of Industry released Ministerial Regulations detailing the new Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) mandatory standard of lighting products. Double-capped LED lamps designed to retrofit linear fluorescent lamps must comply with the safety requirements of standard TIS 2779-2562 (2019).

This Ministerial Regulation shall come into force on March 29, 2022, 210 days from the date of publication in the Government Gazette.

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Safety

Thailand

March 29, 2022   

Thailand Releases Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for LED Lamps Integrated Ballasts: Safety Requirements

​​​​​​On Aug. 31, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) released Ministerial Regulations detailing the new Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) mandatory standard; LED lamps’ integrated ballasts must comply with the safety requirements of standard TIS 2780-2562 (2019).

This Ministerial Regulation shall come into force on March 29, 2022, 210 days from the date of publication in the Government Gazette.

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Safety

Trinidad and Tobago

    

Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards Withdraws Obsolete Safety Standard for Electrical Plugs and Socket-Outlets

​​​​​​On Aug. 10, 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) announced the upcoming withdrawal of the standard TTS 26 20 506:1980 Specification for Configurations of Plugs and Receptacles (Socket-Outlets).

TTBS invited parties affected by the proposed withdrawal to email their comments on or before Oct. 18, 2021.

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Safety

Ukraine

March 8, 2022   

Ukraine Announces Adoption of the Resolution on Amendments to the Technical Regulation for Pressure Equipment

​​​​​​On Sept. 8, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announced the adoption of Resolution No. 938 on amendments to the technical regulation for pressure equipment.

This resolution becomes effective on March 8, 2022, six months after the date of its publication.

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Safety

Ukraine

    

Ukraine Publishes Notice of Development of the Draft National Standard DSTU EN IEC 61010-2-201 Applicable to Safety Requirements for Control and Measuring and Laboratory Electrical Equipment

​​​​​​On Sept. 3, 2021, the State Enterprise Ukrainian Research and Training Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality (SE UkrNDNC) published the draft national standard DSTU EN IEC 61010-2-201 (EN IEC 61010-2-201: 2018, IDT; IEC 61010-2-201: 2017, IDT) - Safety requirements for control and measuring and laboratory electrical equipment. Part 2-201. Additional requirements for control equipment.

This national standard will adopt the European standard EN IEC 61010-2-201: 2018 by translation method; the degree of compliance is identical (IDT).

Comments can be submitted by Nov. 2, 2021, 60 calendar days from the date of publication of the notice, at TC 48 Energy saving; Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Antonovycha Street 172, Kyiv, 03150. E-mail: [email protected].

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Safety

Ukraine

    

Ukraine Publishes Notice of Development of the Draft National Standard DSTU EN IEC 61730-2 Applicable to Photovoltaic Modules

​​​​​​On Sept. 3, 2021, the State Enterprise Ukrainian Research and Training Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality (SE UkrNDNC) published the draft national standard DSTU EN IEC 61730-2 - Determination of safety of photovoltaic modules. Part 2. Requirements for tests.

This national standard will adopt the European standard EN IEC 61730-2: 2018; AC: 2018-06 by translation method; the degree of compliance is identical (IDT).

Comments can be submitted by Nov. 2, 2021, 60 calendar days from the date of publication of the notice, at TC 48 Energy saving; Institute of General Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Antonovycha Street 172, Kyiv, 03150.E-mail: [email protected].

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Wireless

Argentina

    

 

Argentina to Require Local Testing for Cellular Products and Medical Devices

On Aug. 27, 2021, the National Communications Entity (ENACOM) published Resolution 1248/2021, which mandates that the testing lab of the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) perform testing on RF[LL1] [WR2]  standards for cellular and medical devices.

It also requires said devices to be tested locally starting next year.

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Wireless

Brazil

Sept. 13, 2021   

Brazil Publishes a Notification for Products SAR Tested With Distance Greater than 15 mm

On Sept. 13, 2021, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Official Letter No. 172/2021/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL, which clarifies the requirement for equipment whose SAR[LL3] [WR4]  tests were performed with a distance greater than 15 mm, based on the previous testing procedure.

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Wireless

Brazil

July 29, 2021   

Brazil Amends Operational Procedure for Marking the Identification of Anatel Approval

​​​​​​On July 29, 2021, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), published Act No. 5701, of July 29, 2021, which amends certain provisions in Act No. 4088, of July 31, 2020, approving operational procedures for marking the identification of the Anatel approval in telecommunication products.

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Wireless

Brazil

    

Brazil Opens Public Consultation No.47 - Update of Technical Requirements for Cell Phone Chargers Used in Vehicles

On Sept. 7, 2021, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened public consultation No. 47 to update the technical requirements applied to the conformity assessment of cell phone battery chargers.

Comments are accepted until Nov. 7, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Colombia

    

Colombia Opens Public Consultation on Use of Frequency Band 5925 MHz–7125 MHz

The National Spectrum Agency (ANE) has opened a public consultation on the use of the frequency band 5925 MHz–7125 MHz.

The consultation’s questionnaire is listed on page 27 in the document.

Comments are accepted until Jan. 29, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Colombia

    

Colombia Opens Public Consultation on Use of 6 GHz Band

On Sept. 29, 2021, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) opened public consultation for the draft resolution "By means of which Resolution 105 of 2020 is modified and the National Table of Attribution of Frequency Bands is updated."

The draft document proposes to amend Annex 1 of Resolution 105 of 2020, setting the operating condition for using license-free bands to enable the use of the 6 GHz band.

Comments were accepted until Oct. 19, 2021.

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Wireless

Colombia

Dec. 30, 2020   

Colombia to Require Data-Only Mobile Terminals to be Type-Approved

On Dec. 30, 2020, the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) issued Resolution 6129 of 2020 "By which the provisions of the Terminal Equipment Homologation Regime are updated, Title VII of Resolution CRC 5050 of 2016 is subrogated, and other provisions are issued."

Through the resolution, the homologation process was simplified and the table of technical standards for all frequency bands that are currently assigned to providers of mobile telecommunications networks was updated.

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Wireless

Kuwait

Sept. 19, 2021   

Kuwait Publishes Type Approval Regulation

On Sept. 19, 2021, the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) published Resolution No. 153 of 2021, approving the regulation for approving the type of telecommunication devices.

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Wireless

Malawi

Sept. 10, 2021   

Malawi Publishes Final Version of the Communications (Type Approval) Regulations 2021

On Sept. 10, 2021, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) published the final version of the Communications (Type Approval) Regulations 2021.

The regulation covers areas such as the type approval process and fees.

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Wireless

Mexico

    

Mexico Extends Deadline for Receipt of Original Documents of Procedures Initiated Digitally during Contingency (Statement 80/2021) Sept. 27

​​​​​​​The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) granted an extension of 120 working days for the delivery of the documents in original for those procedures that were carried out via email. 

In case there was any pending delivery of the documents, there is still a chance to move it forward.

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Wireless

Mexico

Oct. 4, 2021   

Mexico Opens Public Consultation on the Draft Technical Provision IFT-011-2021: Technical Specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment. Part 3. Cellular Broadcasting Service for Notification of Risk or Emergency

​​​​​​​On Oct. 4, 2021, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published for comment the draft Technical Provision IFT-011-2021: Technical Specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment. Part 3. Cellular Broadcasting Service for notification of risk or emergency situations.

Scope: Mobile terminal equipment that can make use of the radioelectric spectrum or be connected to telecommunications networks, that is used particularly close to the ear and that has all the elements that allow the functionality of the cellular broadcasting service from its manufacture for the reception and processing of alert messages for risk or emergency situations through the service

Entry into force: April 2, 2022, 180 calendar days following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation

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Wireless

Morocco

Sept. 16, 2021   

Morocco Publishes National Frequency Plan

​​​​​​​On Sept. 16, 2021, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) published the National Frequency Plan, which specifies the corresponding radiocommunication services authorized for each frequency band.

Official source

Wireless

Pakistan

Sept. 13, 2021   

Pakistan Publishes Type Approval Technical Regulations

​​​​​​​On Sept. 13, 2021, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published the "Type Approval Technical Standards Regulations, 2021," which covers the type approval process, fees and exemptions.

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Wireless

Suriname

Sept. 3, 2021   

Suriname Publishes Guideline for the Use of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Bands

​​​​​​​On Sept. 3, 2021, the Telecommunications Authority Suriname (TAS) published "Guidance for the use of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands," which covers the technical conditions on the use of these bands on a license-exempt basis.

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Wireless

Tunisia

Sep. 17, 2021   

Tunisia Publishes Draft Document for the Use of 6 GHz Wi-Fi for Comment

​​​​​​​On Sep. 17, 2021, the Tunisia National Frequency Agency (ANF) opened public consultation for the draft document "For future use of 6 GHz Wi-Fi in Tunisia," which invites the public to submit comments on the use of the 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi 6E.

Comments are accepted until Oct. 30, 2021.

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Wireless

Vietnam

Aug. 31, 2021   

Vietnam Publishes Technical Regulation QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT for 5G User Equipment

​​​​​​​On Aug. 31, 2021, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular 06/2021/TT-BTTTT, which approves and implements "National technical regulation on stand-alone 5G mobile communication network terminal equipment - Radio access part."

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EMC

Brazil

Sept. 23, 2021   

Brazil Publishes New EMC Standards for Multimedia Equipment, Household Appliances, Electric Tools and Similar Apparatus

​​On Sept. 23, 2021, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) published the following electromagnetic compatibility standards:

  • ABNT NBR IEC/CISPR 32: 2021 Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment - Emission Requirements (effective on Sept. 30, 2021)
  • ABNT NBR IEC/CISPR 35:2021 Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment - Immunity Requirements (effective on Sept. 28, 2021)
  • ABNT NBR IEC/CISPR 14-1:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus Part 1: Emission (effective on Sept. 23, 2021)

Note: They are only reference standards.

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EMC

Mexico

Feb. 26, 2022   

Mexico Releases Declaration of Validity of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements Standard for Transformers, Power Supplies Reactors - NMX-J-602-3-ANCE-2020

​​On Aug. 26, 2021, the NMX-J-602-3-ANCE-2020 standard was published in the official gazette. It deals with the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements of transformers, power supplies reactors and similar products. It establishes the EMC requirements for emission and immunity in the frequency range from 0 Hz to 400 GHz. It is not necessary to carry out tests at the frequencies whose requirements are not specified.

This Mexican Standard will enter into force on Feb. 26, 2022.

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EMC

Ukraine

Sept. 23, 2021

Ukraine Changes to List of Standards for the Application of EMC Regulation

On Sept. 23, 2021, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine approved Order No. 605, which details the amendments to the list of national standards for the application of the technical regulation on the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of equipment.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Argentina

    

Argentina

Argentina Issues Draft Resolution: Energy Efficiency Labeling for Electric Ovens

​​​​​​​The Secretary of Internal Trade of Argentina issued the draft regulation for energy efficiency labeling for portable electric ovens, in built-in and incorporated in kitchens, for domestic use.

Energy efficiency label requirements enforce compliance according to IRAM 62414-1 and 62414-2 standards.

​​​​​​​Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Australia

Sept. 14, 2021   

Australia Changes the Energy Rating Product Registration System by GEMS Regulator

On Sept. 14, 2021, GEMS regulator Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources published an announcement regarding the changes in the Energy Rating Product Registration System.

GEMS regulator is making some changes that will impact all users of the registration system. These changes will boost security and resilience against cyberattacks.

Additional communications regarding these changes will be issued in coming weeks as a reminder of these changes coming into effect.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Chile

Sept. 8, 2021   

Chile Releases Draft Protocol for the Technical Specification for the Design of Energy Efficiency Label for Lamps for Domestic Use

​​​​​​​On Sept. 8, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released a notification for the Technical Specification for the Design of Energy Efficiency Label for Lamps for Domestic Use.

The design of the energy efficiency label of household lamps is an update reflecting technological advances in the development of current Chilean energy efficiency labeling protocols.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

 

EU to Examine Need for New Rules on Environmental Impact of Photovoltaics

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On Sept. 30, 2021, the European Commission (EC) decided to examine new rules on the environmental impact of photovoltaics.

Note: The feedback period was from Sept. 30, 2021, to Oct. 28, 2021.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

    

EU Publishes Labeling Requirements for Space and Combination Heaters, Water Heaters and Tanks (Review/Rescaling) and Energy Efficiency — Eco-Design Requirements for Space and Combination Heaters, Water Heaters and Tanks (Review)

​​​​​​​On Sept. 18, 2021, the European commission (EC) published the upcoming initiative on the review and rescaling of ecodesign requirements and energy labeling requirements for space and combination heaters and water heaters and tanks ​​​​​.

In 2013, the EU adopted an energy labeling measure to inform consumers of energy performance and other environmental parameters. It also adopted an eco-design measure that sets minimum energy efficiency requirements.

Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Hong Kong

July 20, 2021

Hong Kong Publishes Hong Kong VEELS for Electric Rice Cookers, 3 Types of Office Equipment and Gas Appliances

​​​​​​​On July 20, 2021, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) revised the scheme documents of the Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (VEELS) for electric rice cookers, three types of office equipment and gas appliances. All manufacturers, importers and other parties involved in the product distribution network are welcome and encouraged to participate in the schemes. The authority will send invitations to those known manufacturers and importers. However, with or without an invitation, any interested parties may submit their applications for registration.

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Energy Efficiency

India

 

India Extends Validity of Star Labelling Program for Chillers

​​​​​​​On Sept. 15, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing star rating table for chillers under a voluntary scheme until Dec. 31, 2022.

BEE has also proposed making the Star Labelling program mandatory for chillers starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

Sept. 2, 2021

India Mandates BEE Labeling for Deep Freezers

​​​​​​​On Sept. 2, 2021, the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) issued an alert related to the BEE labeling of deep freezers.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

Sept. 2, 2021

India Mandates BEE Labeling for LCAC

​​​​​​​On Sept. 2, 2021, the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) issued an alert related to the BEE labeling for light commercial air conditioners (LCAC).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Philippines

Sept. 10, 2021

Philippines Publishes Draft DAO on Energy-Consuming Products (The New Technical Regulation Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Energy-Consuming Products)

​​​​​​​On Sept. 10, 2021, the Department of Trade and Industry Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published the draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) on Energy-Consuming Products.

This DAO aims to strictly ensure that energy-consuming products to be imported, manufactured, distributed or sold in the Philippines meet the specified safety and performance requirements outlined by this technical regulation.

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Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

 

Saudi Arabia Announces Implementation of the New EE Standard SASO 2663/2021 for AC

​​​​​​​Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) circulated a new notification for the implementation plan for the new energy standard for air conditioners SASO 2663:2021 "Air Conditioners - Minimum Energy Performance, Labelling and Testing Requirements for Low-Capacity Window and Single-Split Types."

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Serbia

Sept. 22, 2021

Serbia Publishes New Energy Efficiency Labeling for Electronic Displays Including Televisions

​​​​​​​On Sept. 22, 2021, the Ministry of Mining and Energy published the new “Regulation on energy efficiency labeling for electronic displays,” which includes televisions, computer monitors and digital signage displays, effective Sept. 30, 2021.

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Energy Efficiency

Thailand

 

Thailand Publishes Draft TIS Standard of AC Three-Phase Induction Motors (Efficiency Classes)

​​​​​​​On Sept. 30, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) proposed the draft industrial standard TIS 866 Part 30(101) - 2561 (2019) - Rotating Electrical Machines Part 30-101 Efficiency Classes of AC Three Phase Induction Motors through World Trade Organization (WTO) - Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) portal.

The deadline for comment submissions is Nov. 29, 2021.

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Energy Efficiency

Trinidad and Tobago

Sept. 2, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago Publishes Voluntary Standards for Energy and Efficiency Labeling of Air Conditioners and Refrigerating Appliances

​​​​​​​On Sept. 2, 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) published the following energy and efficiency labeling standards:

  • TTS/CRS 59:2021 Energy Labelling - Air Conditioners - Requirements
  • TTS/CRS 57:2021 Energy Labelling - Refrigerating Appliances - Requirements

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Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

Sept. 30, 2021

UK Legislation Releases Eco-Design for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - SI 2021 No.1097

​​​​​​​On Sept. 30, 2021, the U.K. government published the Eco-Design for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

It also amended the Eco-Design for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010 and the Energy Information Regulations 2011, to ensure that the relevant schedules refer to the correct product-specific measures so that these can be enforced by the Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs).

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Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

Sept. 26, 2021

UK Legislation Releases Statutory Instrument 2021 No. 1095 - The Eco-Design for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021

​​​​​​​On Sept. 26, 2021, the U.K. government released the Statutory Instrument for the Eco-Design for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021. SI 2021 No. 1095.

This regulation deals with eco-design requirements for light sources and separate control gears, as well as energy labeling requirements for light sources.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

 

US Releases Proposed Rulemaking on Test Procedures for Residential and Commercial Clothes Washers

​​​​​​On Sept. 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a notice of proposed rulemaking for the Energy Test Procedures of Residential and Commercial Clothes Washers.

The DOE accepted comments, data and information regarding this proposal until Nov. 1, 2021.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

 

US Releases Proposed Rules for Fans and Blowers Testing Procedures

​​​​​​​On Oct. 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) undertook the preliminary stages of a ruling to consider establishing test procedures for fans and blowers, including air-circulating fan heads.

The DOE accepted comments and information on or before Nov. 1, 2021.

Official source

Environment

EU

Sept. 14, 2021

EU Announces ECHA SCIP Database to Go Online

​​​​​​On Sept. 14, 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) posted the notification with regard to the Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) live database.

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Environment

EU

Sept. 1, 2021

EU Publishes New Standard EN 1397:2021

​​​​​​​On Sept. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published the new standard EN 1397:2021.

EN 1397:2021 Heat exchangers - Hydronic room fan coil units - Test procedures for establishing the performance

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Environment

EU     

Oct. 1, 2021      

EU Publishes New Standard EN 62922:2017/A1:2021

​​​​​​​On Oct. 1, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 62922:2017/A1:2021.

EN 62922:2017/A1:2021 - Organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels for general lighting - Performance requirements

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Environment

EU      

Sept. 17, 2021    

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60255-187-1:2021

​​​​​​​On Sept. 17, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60255-187-1:2021.

EN IEC 60255-187-1:2021 - Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 187-1: Functional requirements for differential protection - Restrained and unrestrained differential protection of motors, generators and transformers

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Environment

Global

Oct. 1, 2021     

IEC Releases New Standard for Performance Characteristics of Electrical Underfloor Heating - IEC 62999:2016+AMD1:2021 CSV

​​​​​​​On Oct. 1, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published new standard IEC 62999:2016+AMD1:2021 CSV (consolidated version).

It applies to electrical underfloor heating of dwellings and all other buildings whose use corresponds to dwellings or is at least similar, with a maximum in-use load bearing capability of 4 kN/m2.

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Environment

Kenya

July 20, 2021      

Kenya Publishes Approved Standards

​​​​​​​On July 20, 2021, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) posted the list of approved standards. KS IEC 60704-1:2021 was included in the list.

KS IEC 60704-1:2021 Kenya Standard — Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise emitted by household and similar electrical appliances — Part 1: General requirements, Second Edition

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Environment

Mexico

March 15, 2022      

 

Mexico Releases Standard Update NOM-003-ENER-2021: For the Thermal Efficiency of Water Heaters for Domestic and Commercial Use

​​​​​​​On Sept. 15, 2021, the Secretary of Energy (SE) released the official Mexican standard NOM-003-ENER-2021 in the official gazette.

This Official Mexican Standard establishes the minimum levels of thermal efficiency that water heaters for domestic and commercial use must meet, the test methods that must be used to verify such compliance, and the requirements that must be included in the user information label, as well as the procedure to evaluate the conformity of these products.

The enforcement date is March 15, 2022.

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Water Efficiency

Singapore

Sept. 1, 2021      

Singapore PUB publishes new WELS Guidebook to Include Requirements for Testing Variant Models for Commercial Dishwashers and Washer Extractors

​​​​The Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) released an updated Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) Guidebook on Sept. 1, 2021. Under Singapore’s Mandatory WELS, requirements for testing variant models for commercial dishwashers and washer extractors were added.

Manufacturers and suppliers are allowed to test only one basic model regardless of the difference in their operating mode (e.g., coin-operated, remote control-operated, etc.). However, there are specifications to follow.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

October 2021 Updates

Regulation Country Effective Date Summary
Safety Armenia Aug 2, 2021    Armenia Approves the Adoption of Several Standards for Electronic Products as National Standards

The National Body of Standardization and Metrology released Order 105-N, providing the list of GOST standards for adoption and implementation in Armenia. These include standards for heating appliances, lighting equipment and large and small household appliances, among others. The standards listed have been in effect since Aug. 2, 2021.

EAC-approved products earn certification according to valid GOST standards and the notification does not affect them.

See the official link for the full list of standards mentioned in the decree.

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Safety Chile Jan 1, 2022    Chile Releases Protocol for the Certification Procedure for External Power Supplies for Computers, Tablet Chargers and Cell Phone Chargers

On Dec. 7, 2020, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) of Chile released Protocol PE N° 8/10: 2020. The notified protocol establishes the certification procedure for external power supplies for computers, tablet chargers and cell phone chargers (switch mode units).

Reference standard: IEC 62368-1: 2014/IEC 62368-1: 2018 Audio/video, information and communications technology equipment. Part 1: Security requirements.

Effective date: Jan. 1, 2022

Note: The transition safety standards incorporating protocols PE 8/8 and PE 8/9 include this protocol.

Currently, the PE Protocol Nº8/8 is enforced with the IEC 60950-1 standard for cell phone chargers.

On Sept. 1, 2021, the PE Protocol Nº8/9 for external energy sources for computers became effective with the IEC 60950-1 standard.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Chile

       

Chile Extends Public Consultation on Draft Protocol for Vacuum Cleaners’ and Water Suction Cleaning Devices’ Analysis and/or Safety Tests

Protocol PE No. 1/01:2021 currently regulates vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning devices. This protocol establishes the safety certification procedure for vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning devices whose nominal voltage does not exceed 250 V, intended for domestic use and similar purposes.

Chile’s SEC extended the term to receive comments until Aug. 23, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Germany

          

Germany Updates GS Mark Requirements

The German Federal Law Gazette recently updated its Product Safety Act. The order establishes the safety requirements manufacturers and/or importers must meet for technical equipment and consumer products in Germany. This updated version adapts to the new EU Market Surveillance Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1020).

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Safety

India

Aug 25, 2021   

India Details New Rules for Drone Operation

On Aug. 25, 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation detailed new rules for drone operation in India, titled “The Drone Rules, 2021.”

These new rules:

  • Supersede the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2021, which the ministry issued in March 2021
  • Help ensure ease of drone usage on a trust, self-certification and non-intrusive monitoring basis
  • Abolish several approvals incorporated in the previous rules and simplify other related requirements
  • Specify that no person shall operate a drone in India unless the drone conforms to a type certificate that a competent authority issues

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Safety

India

          

India Clarifies Automotive Sector Camera, Speaker and Microphone Coverage Under CRO

On July 22, 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) mandated compulsory registration for product categories notified under the "Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012" schedule, also known as the CRO.

Below is a summary of the clarifications (No: W-47/38/2021-IPHW) for the product ranges used under the automotive sector:

  • The Order covers products irrespective of the HS codes.
  • Wireless microphones, Bluetooth® and smart speakers are notified under CRO. The CRO does not cover wired microphones.
  • The Order does not cover speakers as a component.
  • The scope of CRO covers finished cameras used in an automobile.
  • Cameras, if imported as an integral part of the vehicle, would not attract the CRO provisions.
  • The Order does not cover notified goods in open form which do not have a specific model number.

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Safety India      India Clarifies Cameras Used in Medical Devices Coverage Under CRO

On Sept. 1, 2021, the MeitY in India issued a clarification regarding coverage of cameras used in medical devices under the "Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement of Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012," also known as the CRO.

Per the clarification issued, cameras used in medical equipment having registration per provision of Medical Device Amendment Rules, 2020, notified vide G.S.R. 102 (E) dated Nov. 2, 2020, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and tested and certified with IEC 60601, are exempt from the CRO provision.

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Safety

Mexico

          

Mexico Declares Validity of Mexican Standard NMX-I-62368-1-NYCE-2020

On Aug. 8, 2021, the Interior Ministry of Mexico published NMX-I-62368-1-NYCE-2020 in the official gazette. The standard deals with Electronic Equipment-Audio/Video Equipment, Information and Communication Technologies- Part 1: Security Requirements. This new version will cancel NMX-I -62368-1-NYCE-2015.

This Mexican standard applies to the safety of electronic equipment in the audio, video, information and communication technologies fields as well as office and business machines with a nominal voltage not exceeding 480 V. It does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of the equipment.

This Mexican standard applies to equipment that operates on single-phase supply voltages of 100 V AC to 277 V AC and 50 Hz or 60 Hz and/or three-phase voltages of 173 V AC to 480 V AC between lines and 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

This standard is not mandatory unless linked to a NOM standard, and as of this publication, this has not been linked or referenced yet.

Official source

Safety

Saudi Arabia

             

Saudi Arabia Clarifies That Compliance to SASO IEC 62368-3 is Not Mandatory for Compliance With 62368-1

In an email dated July 6, 2021, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) clarified that it is not mandatory to apply standard SASO IEC 62368-3.

Official channels will announce any update or amendment to the plan to apply SASO IEC 62368-3: 2021.

Compliance to SASO IEC 62368-1:2020 will be mandatory starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

South Korea

Dec. 31, 2022         

South Korea Publishes Notice of Enactment of KC 62368-1 and Abolition of KC 60065, K 60950-1 and K 60950-22

On Aug. 27, 2021, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published a notification on the enactment of KC 62368-1 and abolishment of KC 60065, K 60950-1 and K 60950-22. This notice takes effect from the date of its declaration.

Requirements and test definitions for product safety tests will comply with IEC 62368-1. However, existing safety standards KC 60065, K 60950-1 and K 60950-22 will be abolished on Dec. 31, 2022, after the parallel implementation.

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Safety

South Korea

                

South Korea Publishes Draft Revision Notice of Electrical Appliance Safety Standards of Electrical Steamer for Comments

On Aug. 13, 2021, South Korea’s KATS published notice number 2021-0259 for the draft revision of electrical appliance safety standards of electrical steamers (K 10020) for comments.

The main revision improves the test conditions and methods for abnormal operation of electric streamers and alleviates temperature conditions during temperature rise and abnormal operation.

The last date for sharing the comments was Sept. 2, 2021.

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Safety

Thailand

             

Thailand Repeals Ministerial Regulation Stipulating AV Products Must Comply With TIS 1195-2561 Standard

On Aug. 27, 2021, Thailand’s Minister of Industry repealed the ministerial regulation requiring audio/video (AV) industrial products and similar electronic appliances to comply with the safety requirements TIS 1195-2561 (2018). Therefore, TIS 1195-2536 (1993) still serves as the current Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) mandatory standard for AV industrial products and similar electronic appliances until further notification.

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Safety

Thailand

                

Thailand Releases Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard of Appliances for Heating Liquids — Safety Requirements

On Aug. 19, 2021, TISI issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial regulations stipulating that safety requirements for appliances for heating liquids must comply with TIS 2439-2559 instead of the current TISI mandatory safety standard of rice cookers (TIS 1039-2547) and electric hot pots (TIS 2062-2558). This Ministerial Regulation shall come effective 270 days after the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.

The deadline to receive comments was October 13, 2021.

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Safety

Uzbekistan

                

Dec. 1, 2021      

Uzbekistan Introduces Pilot Digital Marking System "Asl Belgisi" for Home Appliances on July 1, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan published Resolution No. 322 of May 20, 2021, “On measures to implement pilot projects to expand the list of goods subject to mandatory digital marking.”

Resolution No. 322 is about introducing mandatory digital identification markings (bar codes) on labels with the purpose of making products placed on the Uzbek market traceable. The project is currently under development, and the requirements are gradually being implemented for specific products. Alcohol and tobacco products were the first categories involved.

This Resolution has been in effect since July 1, 2021.

It is expected that the mandatory digital marking requirement will start on Dec. 1, 2021, for home appliances. Consumers can still buy all products manufactured and imported before the implementation within one year.

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Wireless

Brazil

                   

Brazil Opens Public Consultation to Update Technical Requirements for Mobile Phones (No. 37)

On July 27, 2021, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) opened public consultation No. 37 to update the requirements for mobile phones.

ANATEL accepted comments until Sept. 25, 2021.

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Wireless

Brazil

                   

Brazil Opens Public Consultation for Requirements for Use of the 1427-1517 MHz Band (No. 35)

On July 19, 2021, ANATEL opened public consultation No. 35 to set the technical and operational requirements for Personal Mobile Service (SMP), Fixed Switched Telephone Service (STFC), Multimedia Communication Service (SCM) and Private Limited Service (SLP) stations in the 1427-1517 MHz band.

ANATEL accepted comments until Sept. 1, 2021.

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Wireless

Chile

                

Chile Modifies Technical Standard for Short-Range Devices

​​​​​​On July 27, 2021, the Under Secretariat for Telecommunications published Resolution 1321 EXEMPT, which modifies Resolution No.1985 EXEMPT of 2017, setting the technical requirements for short-range devices.

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Wireless

Malaysia

             

             

Malaysia Opens Public Consultation on WLAN 6 GHz

On Aug. 17, 2021, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) opened a public consultation on the wireless local area network in the 6 GHz frequency band.

MCMC accepts comments until Oct. 11, 2021.

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Wireless

Mexico

             

Mexico Opens Consultation for 5850-5925 MHz Band V2X

On Aug. 19, 2021, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute published the draft reference document on spectrum needs for intelligent transport systems in the 5850–5925 MHz band for comment.

The last date for sharing the comments was Sept. 17, 2021.

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Wireless

Rwanda

May 4, 2021   

Rwanda Publishes Regulation to Deploy Broadband Services in 2.4, 5 and 60 GHz Band

On May 4, 2021, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority published the Regulation Governing the Use of the Unlicensed and Light Licensed Frequency Bands.

It is assumed that the regulation has been effective since May 4, 2021.

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Wireless

Singapore

Aug 11, 2021   

Singapore Publishes Technical Specification for Short Range Devices

On Aug. 11, 2021, the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority published the Technical Specifications for Short Range Devices Issue 1 Revision 2, August 2021, which is an update to Issue 1 Revision 1.

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EMC      

EU         

July 21, 2024      

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60938-1:2021

​​On Aug. 6, 2021, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published EN IEC 60938-1:2021.

This standard is equivalent to IEC 60938-1:2021, which applies to inductors designed for electromagnetic interference suppression intended for use within all kinds of electric and electronic equipment. This generic specification supplies normative references, terms and definitions.

EN IEC 60938-1:2021 supersedes EN 60938-1:1999 and EN 60938-1:1999/A1:2007.

The new standard becomes mandatory starting July 21, 2024. This date marks the end of the period during which manufacturers can use both the old and new versions of the standard to claim “presumption of conformity” to the essential requirements of this standard. After that date, manufacturers can no longer claim presumption of conformity for a product manufactured according to the old version of the standard.

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Energy Efficiency

                

Australia, New Zealand

             

Australia and New Zealand Announce That New Auto-Label Generation Facility Available for Labeled Products

The Energy Rating Website of Australian, State and Territory and New Zealand Governments announced that the Energy Rating Label, which the government regulates, provides consumers with information on a product’s energy efficiency. The Energy Rating Label shows particular appliances’ and equipment’s energy performance, and allows consumers to understand how much a particular model will cost to run and also how energy-efficient it might be in comparison to similar models.

The Energy Rating Product Registration System now has a new functionality that automatically generates an Energy Rating Label for products. This helps reduce the burden on registrants and eliminates the need to engage designers outside of the system to create or change labels, saving time and money.

This new functionality allows registrants to select an option to have the Registration System generate an Energy Rating Label for their product instead of manually creating and uploading a label. The new functionality applies to all labeled products, which includes clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, televisions, refrigerators, freezers and computer monitors. When prompted, the system will generate a print-ready label based on the information a registrant provides in their application. This functionality already exists for air conditioners to generate the Zoned Energy Rating Label.

Auto-Label Generation is not mandatory, but registrants are encouraged to use it.

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

             

Philippines Opens PELP Online Company Registration

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) Company Registration is now open and will accept registration requests. Everyone who imports, manufactures and distributes PELP-covered energy-consuming products, i.e., air conditioners, refrigerating appliances, television sets and lighting products, is encouraged to register through the PELP online registration portal.

For guidance, the guide manual for Company Registration at the Downloadable Resources – Information Materials is available for download.The link is here.

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

             

Philippines Publishes Guidelines for Online Company Registration Platform of Philippine Energy Labeling Program

In line with the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) implementation, the Department of Energy–Energy Utilization Management Bureau has developed the PELP Online Registration Portal, which allows manufacturers, importers, distributors and dealers to register their companies and products covered under the PELP and apply for energy labels. This includes products/models, whether locally manufactured or imported/outsourced. The online portal posted within the DOE webpage will serve as the platform for company registration, product registration and energy label issuance under the PELP.

Note: Product registration and energy label issuance will not start until the DOE announces the each product’s online platform readiness.

With the opening of the PELP company registration on Aug. 12, 2021, the DOE organized an information campaign including a walkthrough of the PELP Online Registration Portal.

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Energy Efficiency

South Korea

       

South Korea Partially Revises Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations and Standby Power Reduction Program Operation Regulations for Comment

On Aug. 10, 2021, the South Korea Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy published the "Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations" and "Standby Power Reduction Program Operation Regulations" drafts for comment.

The main revision involves transferring computers and monitors, which are products subject to standby power reduction, to efficiency management equipment.

The last date for sharing comments was Aug. 31, 2021.

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

July 1, 2023               

Taiwan Announces Check Measures for Desktops and Laptops regarding Energy Saving Label

On July 8, 2021, the Bureau of Energy and Ministry of Economic Affairs announced the revised energy consumption criteria for desktop and notebook computers. It will become effective on July 1, 2023.

Effective immediately, the check measures are as follows:

  • For new applications: If the new and old criteria reports are attached, the certificate will be valid for two years. If only the old criteria report is attached, the certificate will be valid until June 30, 2023.
  • For extension cases: If a new criteria report is attached, the certificate will be valid for two years. If it is not attached, the certificate will be valid until June 30, 2023.

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Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

             

                

Ukraine Proposes a Draft Resolution on the Approval of Technical Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements

On Sept. 1, 2021, the Ministry of Energy proposed a technical regulation that establishes requirements for the ecodesign of air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units.

Comments and suggestions from individuals and legal entities can be submitted within one month in electronic form by e-mail ([email protected]) and to the State Second Regulatory Service of Ukraine

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Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

             

             

United Kingdom Makes Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The U.K. made the Statutory Instrument for The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 on Aug. 5, 2021, laid on Aug. 9, 2021.

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 8C of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

These Regulations make amendments in the ecodesign and energy labeling fields in order to implement the Northern Ireland/Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement.

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Environment

EU               

Aug. 16, 2024         

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63296-1:2021

On Aug. 20, 2021, CENELEC published a new standard EN IEC 63296-1:2021. This standard is equivalent to IEC 63296-1:2021.

IEC 63296-1:2021 specifies the methods for measuring battery duration at defined sound pressure levels for continuous music playback of battery-powered loudspeaker equipment. A primary battery or secondary battery can serve as a power source for the loudspeaker and its composite equipment. In the case of composite equipment, this method for battery duration measurement of can apply under the condition of powered loudspeaker playback only.

The DOW of this new standard is Aug. 16, 2024.

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Environment      

Saudi Arabia      

                                     

Saudi Arabia Publishes Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances

SASO published the Technical Regulations for Limiting Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Equipment on July 9, 2021, with the mandatory application date on Jan. 5, 2022 (180 days after publication of the Gazette). This regulation aims to determine the proportions of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices, equipment and their spare parts, which the scope of this regulation includes. It also determines the conformity assessment procedures suppliers must comply with in order to ensure the environment’s preservation and the consumer’s health and safety.

The supplier responsible for electrical and electronic devices and equipment in the market must obtain a certificate of conformity (Type 1a) in accordance with ISO/IEC 17067 from an accepted body. The devices and equipment must meet the requirements of this regulation. Electrical and electronic parts and their spare parts must comply with the technical requirements specified in the standard specifications based on Annex (2-A) of this regulation, and in the absence of Saudi or Gulf standards specifications, they must meet international standards.

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