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Staying on top of market entry requirements is more important – and challenging than ever. UL Solutions is your trusted resource for navigating the complexities of international product safety and market access.

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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 our global regulatory expertise to quickly gain access to your priority markets or continued market access, contact [email protected] for more information.

Previous updates

This information is for general information purposes only and is not intended to constitute a definitive or complete statement of the law or regulation on any subject and should not be exclusively relied upon for legal or regulatory compliance purposes.

January 2023 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Food Contact Materials

EU

1/1/23

EU drafts Regulation Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

The European Commission and its Health and Food Safety Directorate-General have published the Draft Commission Regulation Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, as regards changes to substance authorizations and addition of new substances.

The aim of this Regulation is to amend Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 to address new opinions of the European Food Safety Authority, either to authorize substances following applications for authorization by business operators or to address existing substance authorizations based on mandates provided by the European Commission.

Official source

Personal Care and Beauty

USA

12/29/22

U.S. Enacts Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA)

The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) was signed by US President Biden on December 29, 2022 and represents the first revision of the approved cosmetics regulation (FD&C Act). The Act requires Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have an increased oversight of cosmetics and the ingredients in them.

The FDA, within two years, will publish a proposal for cosmetic GMPs, while also providing a protocol for asbestos in talc. It will become mandatory to register a manufacturer and cosmetic product. Certain information will be kept by manufacturers like ingredients, safety substantiation and adverse events.

Official source

Packaging and Packaging Waste

Spain

12/27/22

Spain Approves the Royal Decree 1055/2022 on Packaging and Packaging Waste

The Royal Decree 1055/2022 on Packaging and Packaging Waste was published as a comprehensive review of Spanish regulations in this area aligned with the objectives of the European Union and that will allow progress in the implementation of the Circular Economy and achieve the new packaging recycling objectives for 2025 and 2030.

Other dispositions include the establishment of a Spanish national mandatory environmental labeling of domestic packaging from January 1, 2025, the exertions of extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations to all packaging, the promotion of bulk sale of food, the establishment of a deposit system for reusable packaging.

Official source

Chemicals

EU

1/17/23

ECHA adds nine hazardous chemicals to the Candidate List

ECHA has added nine entries to the Candidate List because of their hazardous properties. They are used for example as flame retardants, in paints and coatings, inks and toners, coating products, plasticizers and in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Entries added to the Candidate List on January 17, 2023:

  1. 1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene]
  2. 2,2',6,6'-tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol
  3. 4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol
  4. Barium diboron tetraoxide
  5. Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof
  6. Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
  7. Melamine
  8. Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts
  9. Reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine

Official source

Toys

EU

1/9/23

EC-SCHEER Issues Final Opinion on the Safety of the Presence of Cobalt in Toys

The European Commission - Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has published a Final Opinion on the safety of the presence of cobalt in toys.

SCHEER evaluated the safety of the use of cobalt in toys based on a report provided by Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) and additional information from the publicly available literature. SCHEER evaluated the assessment for inhalation and oral and dermal exposure.

For oral exposure, based on available toxicological reference values, SCHEER calculated new migration limits for cobalt in toys and recommends reducing migration limits to the lowest technically achievable levels.

Official source

Chemicals

EU

1/13/23

ECHA Receives PFAS Restriction Proposal from Five National Authorities

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has received the restriction proposal from five national authorities: Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden to restrict PFAS under REACH Regulation.

ECHA will run the required administrative checks before the proposed restriction and supporting documents will be available on February 7, 2023.

Official source

Chemicals

EU

11/23/2022

European Union EC Publishes Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/2291 Amending Annex I to POP Regulation, as regards Hexachlorobenzene

On Nov. 23, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/2291 of 8 Sept. 2022 Amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), as regards Hexachlorobenzene.

Official source, Official source

Chemicals

EU

12/9/2022

European Union Council and European Parliament Provisional Agreement on Sustainability Rules for Batteries and Waste Batteries

On Dec. 9, 2022, the European Commission (EC) released a provisional deal to create a sustainable life cycle for batteries. The new regulation will replace the current batteries directive of 2006. 

The provisional agreement reached between the Council presidency and European Parliament negotiators now needs to be endorsed and formally adopted by both institutions.

Official source

Chemicals

Global

9/26/2022

Stockholm Convention Eighteenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee

On Sept. 26-30, 2022, the Stockholm Convention conducted the eighteenth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.18). Among the key points of the meeting, new substances have been proposed to be included under-regulated POPs. 

Official source

Chemicals

South Korea

10/11/2022

South Korea MOTIE Announces Partial Amendment to Act on the Regulation of Manufacturing of Specific Substances for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

On Oct. 11, 2022, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced a partial amendment to Act on the Regulation of Manufacturing of Specific Substances for the Protection of the Ozone Layer for the reduction of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Official source

Cyber Security

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Protection Profile Smart Meter

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard CEN/CLC/TS 17880:2022 for protection profile smart meter – minimum security requirements.

Official source

EMC

Global

11/30/2022

IEC Publishes New EMC Requirements and Specific Test Methods for
PDS and Machine Tools

On Nov. 30, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 61800-3:2022. This standard deals with EMC requirements and specific test methods for PDS and machine tools.

Official source

EMC

Ukraine

12/1/2022

Ukraine Publishes Changes to the List of National Standards for the Purposes of Applying the Technical Regulations on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

On Dec. 1, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published Order of the Ministry of Economy No. 5014 on approval of changes made to the list of national standards for the purposes of applying the Technical Regulations on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Equipment (approved by Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 12/16/2015 No. 1077), formed on the basis of the Implementation Decision Commission (EU) 2019/1326.

Official source

EMC

Vietnam

11/29/2022

Vietnam MIC Publishes Technical Regulation on EMC for Wireless Audio Equipment in the 25 to 2,000 MHz Frequency

On Nov. 29, 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) published through Circular No. 18/2022/TT-BTTTT the National Technical Regulation on Electromagnetic Compatibility for Wireless Audio Equipment in the Frequency Range 25 MHz to 2,000 MHz (QCVN 130:2022/BTTTT).

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety, Wireless

Global, CB Scheme

11/18/2022


IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 46

On Nov. 18, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.
TRFs TRF originator
IEC60730_2_14G UL Solutions (Demko)
IEC61347_2_3I UL Solutions (Demko)
IEC61386_24C IMQ S.p.A.
EU_GD_IEC60335_2_98G UL Solutions (Demko)
EU_GD_IEC60335_2_96H Nemko Group AS
JP_ND_IEC60335_2_13D JQA
JP_ND_IEC60335_2_2M JQA
JP_ND_IEC60335_2_10F JQA


Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

12/9/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Electricity Metering Equipment – Multi-energy and Multi-rate Meters

On Dec. 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62052-41:2022 for electricity metering equipment – energy registration methods and requirements for multi-energy and multi-rate meters.

Official source

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

12/19/2022

India TEC Amends MTCTE Procedure Regarding Submission of Test Reports for SCS Products

On Dec. 19, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) published Notification No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC (Part 1), to amend the procedure regarding the submission of test reports for Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS) products under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme. 

Official source

EMC, Safety

GCC

11/29/2022

GSO Fourth Open Day for Economic Operators for Gulf Regulatory Coordination Network (GRCNet) Workshop

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) circulated an invitation for all economic operators to discuss Gulf Regulatory Coordination Network (GRCNet) organizational structure and membership rules.

Event Details :
- Hybrid meeting format online and face-to-face in Riyadh
- Wednesday, 14th of Dec. 14, 2022, (9 a.m. to 14 p.m. Saudi Arabia Time)
- Location: King Saud Road, Riyadh ,3636, Saudi Arabia
- Telephone: +966-11-4655000 
- Email: [email protected]

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

12/9/2022

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheets Added on Week 49

On Dec. 9, 2022, the following Decision Sheets were uploaded to the IECEE Website. 

- Number: PDSH 2210 – Charge at upper/lower limit charging temperature without +/- 5 degrees C
- Number: PDSH 2211 – The voltage limit of IEC 62133-2 battery packs
- Number: PDSH 2205 – Samples selection and requirement when testing of charging cables for electric vehicles
- Number: PDSH 2206 – Samples selection and requirement when testing of electric cables for photovoltaic systems
- Number: PDSH 2207 – Samples selection and requirement when testing of halogen-free, low smoke, thermoplastic insulated and sheathed cables
- Number: PDSH 2204 – Test set-up issues and equipment operation with AMN attached
- Number: PDSH 2202 – IP3X/IP4X, ingress of foreign bodies

Official source

EMC, Safety

EAEU

12/9/2022

EAEU EEC Implements Amendments to the Technical Regulations for Low-voltage Equipment and Electromagnetic Compatibility

On Dec. 11, 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) implemented the amendments to the technical regulations of the EAEU on low-voltage equipment and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

The amendments were published on June 10, 2022 (Decision of the EEC Council Nos. 90 and 91) with the intent to clarify the scope of applications and other requirements of the Technical Regulation.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

11/11/2022

Costa Rica INTECO Publishes New Draft Standards for the Energy Efficiency of Refrigerating Appliances

On Nov. 11, 2022, the Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published an amendment for the energy efficiency requirement standard for household refrigerators and freezers. 

PN INTE E11-1: 2021/Am 1:2022 – Energy efficiency. Appliance Refrigerators and Freezers. Part 1: Requirements

The public consultation was until Nov. 25, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

11/28/2022

U.S. DOE Publishes Technical Amendment for the Final Rule of Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fans

On Nov. 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a technical amendment on the final rule of energy conservation standard for ceiling fans.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/2/2022

U.S. DOE Publishes Notification of Proposed Rule for the Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps

On Dec. 2, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notification of rulemaking for the test procedure of dedicated-purpose pool pumps. 

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal no later than Jan. 31, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

12/5/2022

India BEE Releases Alert on Implementation of QR Code on Voluntary Basis for Products Under STAR Labeling Program

On Dec. 5, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an alert regarding the implementation of a QR code on a voluntary basis for appliances/equipment covered under Standards & Labeling (S&L) program of Bureau of Energy Efficiency except for Direct Cool Refrigerators (DCR) and Frost-Free Refrigerators (FFR).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Honduras

11/28/2022

Honduras Publishes Procedure to Evaluate the Conformity for
Inverter Split Type Air Conditioner

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Ministry of Energy of Honduras published the agreement establishing the procedure and documents to comply with at the point of entry in the country (importing process) for inverter split type air conditioner contemplated in the adopted Central American technical regulation RTCA 23.01.78.20.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/6/2022

U.S. DOE Publishes Notification of Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Circulator Pumps

On Dec. 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the notification of rulemaking for the energy conservation standards for circulator pumps. 

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/8/2022

U.S. DOE Publishes Notification of Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Single Package Vertical Units

On Dec. 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the notification of rulemaking for the energy conservation standards for single package vertical units.

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

12/9/2022

European Union EC Publishes Commission Notice of Ecodesign Requirements of Power-supply Units in Servers, Data Storage and Welding Equipment

On Dec. 9, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published a notice for ecodesign requirements on the efficiency of power-supply units in servers, data storage and welding equipment.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

12/5/2022

Ukraine Publishes Draft Resolution on Approval of the Technical Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements for Household Dishwashers

On Dec. 5, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published a draft resolution related to approval of the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for household dishwashers.

The final date for comments was Jan. 4, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/16/2022

U.S. DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Small Commercial Package Air Conditioning & Heating Equipment

On Dec. 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the final rule for test procedure for air-cooled, three-phase, small commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 btu/h and air-cooled, three-phase, variable refrigerant flow air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 btu/h.

The effective date of this rule is Jan. 17, 2023. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting Dec. 11, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

12/7/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Star Labeling Scheme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCAC) Under Voluntary Regime

On Dec. 7, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an alert regarding an extension in the voluntary regime of Star Labeling for Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCAC).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

12/15/2022

India BEE Releases Important Instructions for Stationary Storage Type Electric Water Heater

On Dec. 15, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an important instruction to all manufacturers/permittees registered under S&L program for stationary storage type electric water heaters regarding the upgradation of the existing star rating table with the validity period of three years.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Switzerland

12/15/2022

Switzerland Releases Amendment Version of their Energy Efficiency Ordinance

On Dec. 15, 2022, the Federal Council of the Federal Office of Switzerland published the latest version of Energy Efficiency Ordinance RS 730/02. The new ordinance entered into force on Jan. 1, 2023.

Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

GCC

11/22/2022

GSO Releases Draft Standard for Electrical Clothes Washing Machines – Energy and Water Performance and Labeling Requirements

On Nov. 22, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) released a draft standard GSO xxxx:2022 for electrical clothes washing machines – energy and water performance and labeling requirements.

Comments and feedback are accepted until Feb. 23, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

11/25/2022

Kuwait PAI Releases Draft Standard for Electrical Clothes Washing Machines – Energy and Water Performance and Labeling Requirements

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) released a draft standard KWS -----:2022 for electrical clothes washing machines – energy and water performance and labeling requirements.

The draft standard is open for comments until Jan. 24, 2023

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

12/1/2022

Kuwait PAI Releases Draft Standard for Rotating Electrical Machines – Efficiency Classes of AC Operated Motors

On Dec. 1, 2022, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) released a draft standard KWS XXX for rotating electrical machines – efficiency classes of AC operated motors.

This draft is open for comments until Jan. 29, 2023

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

12/1/2022

Kuwait PAI Releases Draft Standard for Electrical Clothes Dryers – Energy Performance and Labeling Requirements

On Dec. 1, 2022, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) released a draft standard KWS -----:2022 for electrical clothes dryers – energy performance and labeling requirements.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Kuwait

12/14/2022

Kuwait PAI Releases Draft Standard for Refrigerators, Refrigerator- Freezers and Freezers – Energy Performance, Testing and Labeling Requirements

On Dec. 14, 2022, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) released a draft energy efficiency standard for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers – energy performance, testing and labeling requirements.

This draft is open for comments until Feb. 11, 2023.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes Amended Standard for Heat Pumps with Electrically Driven Compressors

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published an amended standard EN 16147:2017+A1:2022 for heat pumps with electrically driven compressors – testing, performance rating and requirements for marking of domestic hot water units

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

12/2/2022

Brazil INMETRO Publishes Rectification of the Consolidated Regulation for Refrigerators and Similar Appliances (Portaria 332/2021)

On Dec. 2, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued Rectification of Portaria No. 332 of Aug. 2, 2021, the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for refrigerators and similar appliances.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Mexico

10/25/2022

Mexico Issues Notification Regarding the Cancelled Certificates Published in the Market Verification and Surveillance of CONUEE

On Oct. 25, 2022, the Ministry of Energy through the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) published a notification regarding the process for expired or canceled certificates by the Product Certification Bodies (OCP) to improve the efficiency and reliability of the Infrastructure for the Evaluation of Conformity with the NOM-ENER.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Safety

India

11/11/2022

India NABL Accredits UL India Private Limited for New IS 17550 Standard for Household Refrigerating Appliances

On Nov. 11, 2022, the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) granted accreditation for UL India Private Limited on the new IS 17550 standard for household refrigerating appliances.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Chile

12/7/2022

Chile SEC Approves New Mutual Recognition Agreement for UL Solutions Laboratory in Thailand

On Dec. 7, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) approved the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between UL Solutions laboratory in Thailand and INGCER (3rd party CO partner for Chilean Certification).

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Safety, Performance

Brazil

12/2/2022

Brazil INMETRO Publishes Rectification of the Consolidated Regulation for Microwave Ovens (Portaria 268/2021)

On Dec. 2, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued the Rectification of Portaria No. 268 of June 22, 2021, the consolidated Technical Quality Regulations and Compliance Assessment Requirements for Microwave Ovens.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety, Performance

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Residential Solid Fuel Burning Appliances – General Requirements

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, EN 16510-1:2022, for residential solid fuel burning appliances – general requirements.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety, Performance, EMC

Brazil

12/2/2022

Brazil INMETRO Publishes Rectification of the Consolidated Regulation for Luminaires for Public Street Lighting (Portaria 62/2022)

On Dec. 2, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued Rectification of Portaria No. 62 of Feb. 17, 2022, the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Luminaires for Public Road Lighting.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Sustainability

EU

11/28/2022

European Union EC Reviews Proposals for Ecodesign and Energy Label Requirements for Professional Refrigeration Equipment

On Dec. 2022, the European Commission (EC) recently published the documents related to the revision of the regulations on professional refrigeration products:

- Second interim report Professional refrigeration review study.
- Technical paper on professional storage cabinets.
- Technical paper on scientific and healthcare refrigerated storage.

- Presentation given at the Consultation Forum.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 10, 2023.

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

Japan

12/16/2022

Japan (METI) Publishes Prior Notice of Intent of Revision of the Ministerial Ordinance and Notifications under the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons

On Dec. 16, 2022, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published Notice of Intent on Revision of the Ministerial Ordinance and Notifications under the Act on the Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons.

Comments are accepted until March 1, 2023.

Official source, Official source, Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

USA

12/15/2022

U.S. EPA Publishes Proposed Rule on Proposed Restrictions on the Use of Certain HFCs

On Dec. 15, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Restrictions on the Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons Under Subsection (i) the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020.

Comments are accepted until Jan. 30, 2023.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/2/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)

On Dec. 2, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 61975:2010/A2:2022 for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) installations – system tests.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/2/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Product Information Fundamentals

On Dec. 2, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63237-1:2022 for household and similar electrical appliances – product information properties – fundamentals.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/16/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for Sealed Nickel-metal Hydride Cells and Batteries

On Dec. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 63115-1:2020/A1:2022 for secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes – sealed nickel-metal hydride cells and batteries for use in industrial applications.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/16/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Fitness Wearable Electronic Devices and Technologies

On Dec. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63203-402-1:2022 for wearable electronic devices and technologies of fitness wearables for glove-type motion sensors.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/16/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Wearable Electronic Devices – Smart Body Area Network (SmartBAN)

On Dec. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63203-801-1:2022 for wearable electronic devices and technologies – smart body area network (SmartBAN).

Official source

Performance

EU

12/16/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Medium Access Control (MAC) for Smart Body Area Network (SmartBAN)

On Dec. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63203-801-2:2022 for wearable electronic devices and technologies – medium access control (MAC) smart body area network (SmartBAN).

Official source

Performance

Global

12/16/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Measuring Performance of Clothes Washing Machine

On Dec. 16, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 60456:2010+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with methods for measuring the performance of clothes washing machines for household use.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Intelligent Transport Systems – Incident Support Information System (ISIS) Architecture

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, CEN/TS 17875:2022, for intelligent transport systems incident support information system (ISIS) architecture.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Air Conditioners and Liquid Chilling Packages

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 15218:2022 for air conditioners and liquid chilling packages with evaporatively cooled condensers and with electrically driven compressors for space cooling.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2023.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50576:2022 for Electric Cables

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50576:2022 for electric cables – extended application of test results for reaction to fire.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 12, 2025.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Photovoltaic Devices – Equivalent Cell Temperature (ECT)

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60904-5:2011/A1:2022 for photovoltaic devices – determination of the equivalent cell temperature (ECT) of photovoltaic (PV) devices by the open-circuit voltage method.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 22, 2025.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard for Fiber-optic Communication Subsystem – Cabling Plant

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC
61280-4-1:2019/AC:2022-12 for fiber-optic communication subsystem – multimode attenuation measurement installed cabling plant.

Official source

Performance

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Data Centre Water Usage Effectiveness

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50600-4-9:2022 for information technology data center facilities and infrastructures water usage effectiveness.

Official source

Performance, Energy Efficiency

USA

12/7/2022

U.S. DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure for Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Single Package Vertical Heat Pumps

On Dec. 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the final rule for the test procedure for single package vertical air conditioners and single package vertical heat pumps.

The effective date of this rule was Jan. 6, 2023. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting Dec. 4, 2023.

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Performance, Energy Efficiency

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Gas-fired Endothermic Engine Driven Heat Pumps

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16905-5:2022 for gas-fired endothermic engine-driven heat pumps – seasonal performances in heating and cooling mode.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2023.

Official source

Performance, Energy Efficiency

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Data Centre Carbon Usage Effectiveness

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50600-4-8:2022 for information technology data center facilities and infrastructure carbon usage effectiveness.

Official source

Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

11/18/2022

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 46

On Nov. 18, 2022, the following testing equipment list was published and added to the IECEE Website.                       

IEC 62838:2015 Approved 2022-11-14
IEC 62717:2014/AMD1:2015 Approved 2022-11-14
IEC 62612:2013/AMD1:2015 Approved 2022-11-14
IEC 62384:2020 Approved 2022-11-14
IEC 61184:2017/AMD1:2019 Approved 2022-11-14
IEC 60838-1:2016/AMD1:2017 Approved 2022-11-14
IEC 60598-2-23:2020 Approved 2022-11-11
IEC 60598-1:2020 Approved 2022-11-11
IEC 60400:2017 Approved 2022-11-11
IEC 60238:2016/AMD1:2017 Approved 2022-11-11


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Performance, Safety

EU

12/2/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for Secondary Cells and Batteries – Nickel-metal Hydride

On Dec. 2, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard for secondary sealed cells and batteries for portable applications – nickel-metal hydride.

Official source

Performance, Safety

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Residential Solid Fuel Burning Appliances – Room Heaters

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16510-2-1:2022 for residential solid fuel burning appliances – room heaters.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

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Performance, Safety

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Residential Solid Fuel Burning Appliances – Cookers

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16510-2-3:2022 for residential solid fuel burning appliances – cookers.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

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Performance, Safety

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Residential Solid Fuel Burning Appliances – Room Heaters and Cookers

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16510-2-6:2022 for residential solid fuel burning appliances – mechanically by wood pellets fed room heaters, inset appliances and cookers.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

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REACH, Chemicals

EU

12/21/2022

European Union ECHA Receives Proposal from Germany regarding Restriction on Bisphenol A and Other Bisphenols with Endocrine Disrupting Properties for the Environment

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) received a proposal from Germany regarding the restriction on Bisphenol A and other bisphenols with endocrine-disrupting properties for the environment.

This consultation is open until June 22, 2023.

Official source

RoHS, Chemicals

EU

12/12/2022

European Union EC Publishes draft RoHS Exemption on Mercury in Melt Pressure Transducers for Specific Capillary Rheometers

On Dec. 12, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published an initiative related to RoHS exemption of mercury in melt pressure transducers for specific capillary rheometers.

The feedback period was until Jan. 9, 2023.

Official source

RoHS, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste

Spain

11/30/2022

Spain Publishes Royal Decree on Adopting Control Measures for the Import of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries and Accumulators from Third Countries

On Nov. 30, 2022, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism published Royal Decree 993/2022 of Nov. 29, which adopts control measures for the import of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and accumulators from third countries.

Official source

Safety

Uruguay

11/18/2022

Uruguay URSEA Publishes Reminder for Certification and Registration of Gas Appliances, Containers and Accessories

On Nov. 18, 2022, the Regulatory Unit for Energy and Water Services (URSEA) published a reminder for the certification and registration of gas appliances, containers and accessories starting from Dec. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Global

11/29/2022

IEC Publishes New Safety Requirements for Uninterruptible Power
Systems (UPS)

On Nov. 29, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 62040-1:2017+AMD1:2021+ AMD2:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the safety requirements of uninterruptible power systems (UPS).

Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

12/1/2022

IECEE Includes New Standards in the IECEE System for the Month of November

In November 2022, new standards were included in the IECEE System.
               

PROT IEC 62020-1:2020 2022-11-21
BATT IEC 61951-2:2017/AMD1:2022 2022-11-02
ELVH IEC 62196-2:2022  2022-11-02
ELVH IEC 62196-3:2022 2022-11-02
HOU.S. IEC 60335-2-8:2022 2022-11-02
HOU.S.  IEC 60335-2-21:2022 2022-11-02
INST IEC 60799:2018/AMD1:2022 2022-11-02
SAFE IEC 61558-2-2:2022 2022-11-02
SAFE IEC 61558-2-13:2022 2022-11-02
TOOL IEC 62841-4-6:2022 2022-11-02
INST IEC 61800-5-1:2022 2022-11-01

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Safety

Israel

11/28/2022

Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 60432 Part 3 Amendment No. 1 for Tungsten Halogen Lamps (Non-Vehicle)

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 60432 Part 3 amendment no. 1 for incandescent lamps – safety specifications: tungsten halogen lamps (non-vehicle).

Comments and feedback were accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Israel

11/28/2022

Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 60432 Part 2 Amendment No. 2 for Tungsten Halogen Lamps General Lighting Purposes

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 60432 Part 2 amendment no. 2 for incandescent lamps – safety specifications: tungsten halogen lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes.

Comments and feedback were accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Israel

11/28/2022

Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 60432 Part 1 Amendment No. 2 for Tungsten Filament Lamps General Lighting Purposes

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 60432 Part 1 amendment no. 2 for incandescent lamps – safety specifications: tungsten filament lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes.

Comments and feedback were accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Israel

11/28/2022

Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 60968 Amendment No. 1 for Self-ballasted Fluorescent Lamps

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 60968 amendment no. 1 for self-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services.

Comments and feedback accepted were until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

11/25/2022

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 47

On Nov. 25, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE Website. 

 
TRFs TRF originator
IEC62020_1A VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
EU_GD_IEC60335_2_80J Nemko Group AS

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Israel

11/28/2022

Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 61195 Amendment No. 1 for Double-capped Fluorescent Lamps

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 61195 amendment no. 1 for double-capped fluorescent lamps – safety specifications.

Comments and feedback were accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Israel

11/28/2022

Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 61199 Amendment No. 1 for Single-capped Fluorescent Lamps

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 61199 amendment no. 1 for single-capped fluorescent lamps – safety specifications.

Comments and feedback were accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

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Safety

Kuwait

12/7/2022

Kuwait PAI Releases Draft Technical Requirements for Electric Vehicles

On Dec. 7, 2022, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) released a draft of technical requirements KWS XXX : 2022 for electric vehicles.

This draft is open for comments until Feb. 4, 2023.

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

12/9/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-cream Appliances and Ice Makers

On Dec. 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60335-2-24:2022 for household and similar electrical appliances for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 9, 2025.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/9/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-cream Appliances and Ice Makers

On Dec. 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60335-2-24:2022/A11:2022 for household and similar electrical appliances for refrigerating appliances, ice cream appliances and ice makers.

This document is read in conjunction with prEN IEC 60335-2-24:2022. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). For the relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZZA, which is an integral part of this document.

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Safety

Canada

12/1/2022

Canada SCC Standard Update for Self-ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters

On Dec. 1, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started updating the trinational standard CSA C22.2 No. 1993 for Self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 3, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Canada

12/1/2022

Canada SCC Standard Revision for Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control

On Dec. 1, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started amendments for CSA C22.2 No. 284:16 (R2020) Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 3, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Various Standards for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published various standards for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Global, CB Scheme

12/9/2022

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 49

On Dec. 9, 2022, various TRFs were published and added to the IECEE Website. 

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

India

11/22/2022

India BIS Extends the Timelines for Implementation of IS 1293:2019 for Plugs and Socket Outlets

On Nov. 22, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published a circular related to the extension of the last date of implementation of IS 1293:2019 – 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 to Oct. 23, 2023.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

11/11/2022

South Korea, KC Safety – KATS Publishes Enactment, Revision and Withdrawal of Electrical Appliance Safety Standards (KC 61851-1, KC 62752 and KC 61851-22)

On Nov. 11, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published under notice number 2022-0513 regarding the revision of the following electrical appliance safety standards:


- (Revision) KC 61851-1 Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System Part 1: General Requirement
- (Enactment)KC 62752 In-cable control and protection device for mode 2 charging of electric road vehicles (IC-CPD)
- (Withdrawal) KC 61851-22 Electric vehicle conductive charging system Part 22: AC electric vehicle charging station

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Safety

Kuwait

12/13/2022

Kuwait PAI Releases Draft Safety Standard For Household And Similar Electrical Appliances – General Requirements

On Dec. 13, 2022, the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) released a draft standard for household and similar electrical appliances – general safety requirements.

The draft is open for comments until Feb. 10, 2023.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

11/22/2022

South Korea, KC Safety – KATS Publishes Amendment to Notice No. 2022-0458

On Nov. 22, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published an amendment to notice number 2022-0458 concerning below electrical appliance safety standard:

 

- KC 60335-2-84 Household and similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-84: Particular Requirements for Toilet Appliances

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Safety

South Korea

11/18/2022

South Korea, KC Safety – KATS Opens Public Consultation on the Withdrawal of 130 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Nov. 18, 2022, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under notice no. 2022-0329 on the withdrawal of 130 electrical appliance safety standards.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 12, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Safety Standard for Heated Carpets and Heating Units

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.106:2022 standard. It deals with the safety requirements for heated carpets and for heating units for room heating installed under removable floor coverings.

AS/NZS 60335.2.106:2022 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.106:2007 three years from the date of publication. During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.106:2007 and its amendments will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these amendment requirements at a different time. Users of this Standard should consult with these authorities to confirm their requirements.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Safety Standard for Portable Immersion Heaters

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2022. It deals with the safety requirements for portable immersion heaters.

AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2022 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2018 three years from the date of publication. During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2018 and its amendments will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these amendment requirements at a different time.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Safety Standard for Deep Fat Fryers, Frying Pans and Similar Appliances

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2022 standard. It deals with the safety requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances.

AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2022 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2017 three years from the date of publication of this Standard. During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2017 and its amendments will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this Standard in regulation may apply these requirements at a different time.

Official source, Official source

Safety

India

12/19/2022

India BIS Publishes Guidelines for Implementation of Parallel Testing for Products Under Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)

On Dec. 19, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published guidelines for the implementation of parallel testing of electronic products covered under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) of BIS.

Official source

Safety

Israel

12/13/2022

Israel MEI Notifies Changes of Official Standard SI 60269 Part 3 for Low Voltage Fuses of Household and Similar Applications

On Dec. 13, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified changes for the official standard SI 60269 Part 3 from Nov. 2015 for low-voltage fuses use by unskilled persons mainly for household or similar applications for fuse systems from A to F.

Comments and feedback are accepted until Jan. 15, 2023.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/15/2022

European Union EC Revises the Existing Machinery Directive

On Dec. 15, 2022, the European Commission (EC) agreed to revise the existing Machinery Directive. This revision sets up rules to adapt to the emerging risks and challenges posed by new technologies to machinery products and ensure general safety for users.

Official source

Safety

Saudi Arabia

12/16/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Approves Technical Regulation for Pressure Equipment

On Dec. 16, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) approved technical regulation for pressure equipment.

Official source

Safety

Taiwan

11/28/2022

Taiwan MOTC Amends and Renames Regulations for Electric Bicycle Type Safety Inspection

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) issued an amendment on partial articles of Regulations of Safety Type Approval Management for Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Electric Bicycles, and renamed the Regulations as Electric-Auxiliary Mini Electric Bicycle-Wheel Moped Safety Type Approval Management Regulations effective on the same day.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Taiwan

11/28/2022

Taiwan MOTC Issues Safety Testing Criteria for Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Mini Electric Two-Wheel Moped Separately

On Nov. 28, 2022, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) issued the revision of Safety Testing Criteria of Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Electric Bicycles, renamed it as Safety Testing Criteria of Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles, and promulgated the Safety Testing Criteria of Mini Electric Two-Wheel Moped. These safety testing criteria are stipulated separately to clearly distinguished the products, effective from Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source, Official source, Official source

Safety

CB Scheme

12/16/2022

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 50

On Dec. 16, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE Website. 

TRFs                         TRF originator
IEC60335_2_3M          Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL)
IEC62196_2D              VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH

 

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Intelligent Transport Systems – High Level Application Protocols (HLAP)

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard CEN/TS 17184:2022 for intelligent transport systems high level application protocols (HLAP) using IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) over packet switched networks.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Safety Standard for Outdoor Barbecues

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2022 standard. It deals with the safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances particular for outdoor barbecues.

AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2022 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2019 three years from the date of publication. During this period AS/NZS 60335.2.78:2019 and its amendments will also remain current. Regulatory authorities that reference this standard in regulation may apply these amendment requirements at a different time.

Official source

Safety

Vietnam

11/30/2022

Vietnam MIC Issues Latest Electrical Safety Requirements for Telecommunication and Information Terminal Equipment (QCVN 132:2022/BTTTT)

On Nov. 30, 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issued Circular No. 24/2022/TT-BTTTT promulgating the National Technical Regulation on Electrical Safety Requirements for Telecommunication and Information Terminal Equipment (QCVN 132:2022/BTTTT) effective Jan. 1, 2024.

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Safety

Canada

12/5/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of General Requirements and Tests for Luminaires

On Dec. 5, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA E60598-1. This standard deals with the general requirements and test of luminaires. 

Comments were accepted until Jan. 10, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Canada

12/1/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Various Standards for Lamp Control Gear

On Dec. 1, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published new edition of CSA E61347-1 and CSA E61347-2-3 standards.

- CSA E61347-1 – Lamp control gear – Part 1: General and safety requirements
- CSA E61347-2-3 – Lamp control gear – Part 2-3: Particular requirements for AC and/or DC supplied electronic control gear for fluorescent lamps

Comments were accepted until Jan. 3, 2023.

Official source, Official source

Safety

India

12/14/2022

India Extends Timelines for Implementation of Quality Control Order for Refrigerating Appliances

On Dec. 14, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry published a gazette notification to extend the timelines of implementation of Quality Control Order for Refrigerating Appliances for one year. This Quality Control Order will now be implemented with effect from Jan. 1, 2024.

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Pressure Sensing Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 1854:2022 for pressure sensing devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 31, 2025.

Official source

Safety

Global

12/22/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for the Functional Evaluation of Insulation Systems of Rotating Electrical Machines

On Dec. 22, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 60034-18-1:2022. This standard deals with the general guidelines for the functional evaluation of insulation systems of rotating electrical machines.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

12/23/2022

South Korea, KC Safety – KATS Publishes Amendment to Notice No. 2022-0458 (KC 60947-2)

On Dec. 23, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published an amendment to notice number 2022-0458 concerning below electrical appliance safety standard:

- KC 60947-2 Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 2: Circuit-breakers

Official source

Safety

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface – General Requirements

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62386-101:2022 for digital addressable lighting interface general requirements.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 21, 2025.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface – Control Gear

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62386-102:2022 for control gear of digital addressable lighting interface.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 21, 2025.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface – Control devices

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62386-103:2022 for control devices of digital addressable lighting interface.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 21, 2025.

Official source

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

EU, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova

11/30/2022

European Union CEN/CENELEC Strengthens Standardization Cooperation with Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova

On Nov. 30, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) welcomed the standardization bodies of Ukraine (DSTU), Georgia (GEOSTM) and Moldova (ISM) as affiliates. The strengthening of relationships between the EU and the three Eastern Partnership nations is supported by this decision.

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Safety, EMC

EU

12/23/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Electric Vehicle Magnetic Field Wireless Power Transfer Systems

On Dec. 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61980-3:2022 for electric vehicle wireless power transfer (WPT) systems – specific requirements for magnetic field wireless power transfer systems.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Dec. 22, 2025.

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

12/2/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Arc Welding Equipment Power Sources

On Dec. 2, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 60974-1:2022 for arc welding equipment – welding power sources.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Oct. 25, 2025.

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

12/21/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard for Laboratory Local Exhaust Devices – Articulated Extraction Arms

On Dec. 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16589-1:2022 for laboratory local exhaust devices – general requirements and type test methods for articulated extraction arms.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2023.

Official source

Safety, Performance, Energy Efficiency

EU

12/2/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for Arc Welding Equipment Power Sources

On Dec. 2, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 60974-1:2022/A11:2022 for arc welding equipment – welding power sources.

Official source

Sustainability

EU

11/30/2022

European Union EC Publishes Proposal for Revision of EU Legislation on Packaging and Packaging Waste

On Nov. 30, 2022, the European Commission (EC) partially published the Second Circular Economy Package by proposing a regulation related to the revision of EU legislation on packaging and packaging waste.

Official source, Official source

Sustainability

Sweden

12/14/2022

Sweden Publishes Draft Ordinance amending the Ordinance (2022:1274) on Producer Responsibility for Packaging

On Dec. 14, 2022, the Ministry of the Environment published a draft ordinance amending the Ordinance (2022:1274) on producer responsibility for packaging.

The final date for comments is Feb. 13, 2023.

Official source

Wireless

Peru

11/8/2022

Peru MTC Re-orders 800 MHz Band to Allow 4G

On Nov. 8, 2022, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) published Directorial Resolution No. 0424-2022-MTC/27 to begin the process of reordering the 800 MHz frequency band.

Official source

Wireless

Bolivia

9/9/2022

Bolivia MOPSV Allocates 3300-3600 MHz Band for 5G Services

On Sept. 9, 2022, the Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing (MOPSV) published Ministerial Resolution No. 174, which updates the National Frequency Plan.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/25/2022

Brazil Anatel Publishes Draft Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) Systems Operating in 5925 – 7125 MHz Band

On Nov. 25, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened Public Consultation No. 79 Automated Frequency Coordination System (5.925-7.125 MHz Band).

Comments are accepted until Jan. 24, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

India

12/2/2022

India DoT Suspends Registration of IMEIs of Mobile Phones Manufactured within India for Export Purpose

On Dec. 2, 2022, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) published Notification No. 13-15/2021-UDS regarding clarifications on the industry's request pertaining to removing export requirements and extension in timelines for registering IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) of locally manufactured phones.

Official source

Wireless

Bhutan

12/5/2022

Bhutan BICMA Publishes Draft Numbering Allocation for SIM-based IoT Devices

On Dec. 5, 2022, the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) published a draft consultation paper on the numbering allocation for mobile network (SIM) based IoT devices.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/24/2022

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of Flexible Coaxial Cable

On Nov. 24, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 14037, which approves the technical requirements related to the conformity assessment of flexible coaxial cables of 50 Ω or 75 Ω.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/24/2022

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of 75Ω Rigid Coaxial Cables

On Nov. 24, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 14040, which approves the technical requirements related to the conformity assessment of 75 Ω rigid coaxial cables.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/24/2022

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of 50Ω Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable

On Nov. 24, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 14041, which approves the technical requirements related to the conformity assessment of flexible coaxial cables of 50 Ω or 75 Ω.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/24/2022

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of 75Ω Flexible Coaxial Cables with Aluminum Wire Strip

On Nov. 24, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 14038, which approves the technical requirements related to the conformity assessment of 75 Ω flexible coaxial cables with aluminum wire strip.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/23/2022

Brazil Anatel Publishes Technical Requirements for the Conformity Assessment of Mobile Access Terminals for Satellite Telecommunication

On Nov. 23, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 14012, which updates the technical requirements related to the conformity assessment of mobile terminal access to satellite telecommunication services.

Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

11/29/2022

Vietnam MIC Publishes Technical Regulation on E-UTRA NB-IoT Terminals

On Nov. 29, 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) published through Circular No. 17/2022/TT-BTTTT the National Technical Regulations on Narrowband IoT terminal equipment E-UTRA – Radio Access Part (QCVN 131:2022/BTTTT).

Official source

Wireless

Saudi Arabia

11/10/2022

Saudi Arabia CITC Changes its Name to CST

On Nov. 10, 2022, the Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) changed its name to Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST).

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

12/21/2022

Malaysia MCMC Announces Reminder on Requirement for Certification of 5G UE that Supports VoNR/Vo5G

On Dec. 21, 2022, the SIRIM QAS released Announcement No.:
SQASI/CMCS/1/22/0013 Requirement for Certification of 5G User Equipment that is Capable of Making Voice Call: Evaluation of Voice Over New Radio (VoNR)/ Voice Over 5G (Vo5G) Feature.

Official source

Wireless, Electrical and Electronic Waste

British Virgin Islands

11/10/2022

British Virgin Islands TRC Publishes Draft (3) Year Strategic Plan

On Nov. 10, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) opened Public Consultation No. 5/2022 regarding the 3 – Year Strategic Plan (2023 – 2025).

Comments were accepted until Dec. 15, 2022.

Official source

December 2022 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Consumer Products

European Union

11/29/2022

European Council and European Parliament Agree on New Product Safety Rules

The European Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on the general product safety regulation (GPSR). This regulation updates the current rules to ensure that products sold both offline and online are safe and live up to European standards.

The GPSR therefore transforms the general product safety directive from 2001 into a regulation, modernizes the rules for all economic operators (manufacturers, importers and distributers) and updates them for online businesses and online marketplaces. Transforming the directive into a regulation will ensure a sound legal framework to guarantee that products are safe and follow European standards.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

11/23/2022

EU Sets Concentration Limits for Hexachlorobenzene under POP Regulation

The European Commission has published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/2291 amending Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants, as regards hexachlorobenzene.

Effective December 13, 2022, a limit for hexachlorobenzene equal to or below 10 mg/kg (0,001 % by weight) will be applicable for substances, mixtures or articles. Hexachlorobenzene may be present as an impurity in pesticides, chlorinated solvents, inks, coatings, paints and toners, wood, textile and plastics.

Official source

Chemicals

Singapore

11/4/2022

Singapore NEA Proposes Regulation of 26 New Chemicals and Chemical Groups

On Nov. 4, 2022, the National Environment Agency (NEA) notified WTO of the Draft Environmental Protection and Management Act 1999 (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2022 and the Draft Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2022 for a 60-day consultation period.

Comments are accepted until Jan. 3, 2023.

Official source

Cyber Security

EU

11/9/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN ISO 27002:2022 for Information Security Controls

On Nov. 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN ISO 27002:2022 for information and cybersecurity controls.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 31, 2023.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

Germany

10/19/2022

Germany Approves Revision on the ElektroG Act Postponing Latest Requirements

On Oct. 19, 2022, the Federal Government of Germany approved the draft revisions of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act [ElektroG]. This development states that the changes will take effect on July 1, 2023.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

India

11/2/2022

India MoEF Publishes E-waste Management Rules, 2022

On Nov. 2, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published E-waste (Management) Rules, 2022 implementing Draft E-waste Management Rules published for public comment on May 19, 2022.

New rules will be mandatory starting April 1, 2023.
 

Official source

EMC

EU

10/28/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC
61000-4-11:2020/AC:2022-10 for Equipment with Input Current up to 16 Amperes


On Oct. 28, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 61000-4-11:2020/AC:2022-10 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-11: Testing and Measurement Techniques - Voltage Dips, Short Interruptions and Voltage Variations Immunity Tests for Equipment with Input Current up to 16 A per Phase.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC

Global

10/28/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility of
Residual Current-operated Protective Devices (RCDs) for Household and Similar Use


On Oct. 28, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 61543:2022. This standard deals with the electromagnetic compatibility of residual current-operated protective devices (RCDs) for household and similar use.

Official source

EMC

Canada

10/28/2022

Canada ISED Publishes Interference-Causing Equipment Standard for Alternating Current High Voltage Power Systems

On Oct. 28, 2022, the Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES-004, Issue 5, Alternating Current High Voltage Power Systems, which replaces ICES -004, Issue 4.

Official source

EMC

South Africa

11/2/2022

South Africa SABS Announces Additional Scheme to Support the Global Electronics Industry in the Issuing of SABS EMC CoCs

On Nov. 2, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) announced an additional scheme to support the global electronics industry in the issuing of SABS EMC CoCs.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

Global

11/4/2022

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 44

On Nov. 4, 2022, the following testing equipment list was published and added to the IECEE website. 
- IEC 62841-4-4:2020    Provisional    2022-11-03    
- IEC 62841-4-3:2020    Provisional    2022-11-03    
- IEC 60950-22:2005     Provisional    2022-11-03    
- IEC 61800-3:2017       Provisional    2022-11-03    
- IEC 61000-3-2:2014    Provisional    2022-11-03    
- IEC 60227-2:1979       Provisional    2022-11-03    
- IEC 60227-1:1979/AMD1:1985 ; IEC 60227-1:1979                            Provisional    2022-11-03

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

Global

11/11/2022

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 45

On Nov. 11, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added on the IECEE website. 

TRFS                                                  TRF Originator
IEC61810_3A                                     EU_GD_IEC62552_1A
IEC62722_1A                                     Association of Polish Electricians
– Quality Testing Office (SEP – BBJ)
EU_GD_ IECCISPR11D                     UL Solutions (Demko)
CA_ND_IEC61010_2_201D               CSA Group
NL_ND_IEC60884_1G                        DEKRA Certification B.V.
FR_ND_IEC60898_1E                        LCIE
KR_ND_IEC60335_1X                        KTL
EU_GD_IEC62552_1A                        UL Solutions (Demko)

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

EU

10/12/2022

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

On Oct. 12, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) extended the date of withdrawal of EN IEC 62368-1:2020 (3rd edition) for audio/video, information and communication technology equipment.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version was updated from Jan. 6, 2023, to July 6, 2024.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

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

United Kingdom

11/14/2022

United Kingdom Extends the Use of CE Marking

On Nov. 14, 2022, the Government of U.K. announced the extension of the use of CE marking on the GB market until Dec. 31, 2024.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Global

10/25/2022

ISO Publishes New Edition of Information Security Management System Standard (ISO/IEC 27001:2022)

On Oct. 25, 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Information Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection — Information Security Management Systems — Requirements.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for Low-voltage Electrical Installations Wiring Systems

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard HD 60364-5-52:2011/A12:2022 for low-voltage electrical installations wiring systems.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for LED Light Source Data Sheets

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63356-1:2022 for LED light source data sheets.

Official source

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

11/1/2022

India TEC Shifts Certain Products from GCS to SCS Scheme under MTCTE Scheme

On Nov. 1, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No.1-5/2022-TC/TEC(Pt. I) regarding the shifting of some products from General Certification Scheme (GCS) to Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS) under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE).

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

10/28/2022

India TEC Publishes Clarification on ERs of Vehicle Tracking Devices and Smart Electricity Meter

On Oct. 28, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC regarding the clarification of the essential requirements (ERs) of vehicle tracking devices and smart electricity meter under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

11/9/2022

India TEC Extends Timelines for Exemption of Various Parameters Pertaining to Essential Requirements Under MTCTE

On Nov. 9, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC regarding the extension of exemption pertaining to various parameters/interfaces of Essential Requirements (ERs) under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment  (MTCTE).

Official source

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

11/16/2022

India TEC Issues Clarification Regarding End of Life/End of Sale Whole Unit Warranty Replacement Products under MTCTE

On Nov. 16, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC (Pt.II) pertaining to clarification regarding End of Life/End of Sale whole unit warranty replacement products under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment  (MTCTE).

Official source

EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

11/15/2022

India TEC Exempts Certain Test Parameters of Repeater for Cellular Network under MTCTE

On Nov. 15, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC regarding the interim exemption of certain test parameters of Repeater for Cellular Network under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme. 

Official source

EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

EAEU

10/17/2022

EEC Implements Simplified EAC Labeling Requirements

On Oct. 17, 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) implemented simplified rules for labeling goods with the EAC mark until Sept. 1, 2023.

Official source

EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemical

Taiwan

11/1/2022

Taiwan BSMI Issues Amendment Requirements for BSMI Certification of Audio and Video Equipment (18 types)

On Nov. 1, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the amendment of Legal Inspection Requirements for Audio and Video Commodities to be effective from the same day.

The mandatory date is Jan. 1, 2025.

Official source

EMC, Safety

GCC

10/10/2022

GSO Amends Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances BD-142004-01

On Oct. 10, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) amended Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances BD-142004-01 replacing the Annex 1 Table 4 for rated voltage (v), rated frequency (Hz) and type and shape of plugs and sockets.

Official source

EMC, Safety, Performance

Global

10/6/2022

ISO Publishes New Edition of the Standard for Batteries and Chargers for Powered Wheelchairs (ISO 7176-25:2022)

On Oct. 6, 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 7176-25:2022 Wheelchairs — Part 25: Lead-acid Batteries and Chargers for Powered Wheelchairs — Requirements and Test Methods.

Official source

EMC, Safety, Wireless

Uzbekistan

11/4/2022

Uzbekistan Publishes New Law on Standardization

On Nov. 4, 2022, the Republic of Uzbekistan published the new Law on Standardization to regulate relations in the field of standardization effective from Nov. 5, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Amends Energy Efficiency Requirements for Household Dishwashers

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué amending the Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Household Dishwashers (2019/2017/EU) (SGM:2021/2) (SGM:2022/20) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

10/21/2022

Costa Rica MINAE Publishes Energy Efficiency Regulation for Kitchen Products

On Oct. 21, 2022, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) published technical regulation RTCR 503:2021. This regulation deals with the energy efficiency requirements of electrical products, kitchens, templates, induction templates and electric ovens.

This Technical Regulation will enter into force on April 21, 2024.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

10/21/2022

Costa Rica MINAE Publishes Energy Efficiency Regulation for Air Conditioners with Nominal Capacities up to 19,050 W (65,000 BTU/h)

On Oct. 21, 2022, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) published technical regulation RTCR 508: 2022 Energy Efficiency Regulation for Air Conditioners with Nominal Capacities up to 19,050 W (65,000 BTU/h).

The public consultation period was until Nov. 7, 2022.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Energy Efficiency Regulation of Household Washing Machines and Household Washer-Dryers

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué amending the Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Household Washing Machines and Household Washing Machines with Dryers (2019/2014/EU) (SGM:2021/4) (SGM:2022/21) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Ecodesign Regulation of Household Washing Machines and Washer-Dryers

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué amending the Communiqué (2019/2023/EU) (SGM:2021/3) on Environmentally Responsible Design Requirements for Household Washing Machines and Household Washing Machines with Dryers (SGM:2022/22) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Ecodesign Regulation for Refrigerating Appliances

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué on the amendment of the Communiqué (2019/2019/EU) (SGM:2021/7) on Environmentally Friendly Design Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances (SGM:2022/23) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

10/26/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Existing Star Rating Table for UHD Television (4K)

On Oct. 26, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees registered under SandL program for UHD television regarding the extension of the validity of the existing Star Rating table.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

10/28/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Existing Star Rating Table for Domestic LPG Stoves

On Oct. 28, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees registered under SandL program for domestic LPG stoves regarding the extension of the validity of the existing Star Rating table.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

10/27/2022

India BEE Releases Draft Regulations on Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Chillers

On Oct. 27, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published draft Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Chillers) Regulations, 2022.

Objections or suggestions were accepted until Nov. 26, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Energy Labeling Regulation for Refrigerating Appliances

On Oct. 7, 2022, Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué (SGM:2022/24) amending the Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Refrigerating Appliances (2019/2016/EU) (SGM:2021/8) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Ecodesign Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances with Direct Sales Function

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué amending the Communiqué (2019/2024/EU) (SGM:2021/9) on Environmentally Friendly Design Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances with Direct Sales Function (SGM:2022/25) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/3/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Existing Star Rating Table for Microwave Oven

On Nov. 3, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees registered under SandL program for microwave ovens regarding the extension of the validity of the existing Star Rating table.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Energy Labeling Regulation of Refrigerating Appliances with Direct Sales Function

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué (SGM:2022/26) amending the Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Refrigerating Appliances with Direct Sales Function (2019/2018/EU) (SGM:2021/10) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Ecodesign Requirements for Computers and Computer Servers

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué amending the Communiqué (2013/617/EU) (SGM:2021/14) on Environmentally Friendly Design Requirements Regarding Computers and Computer Servers (SGM:2022/27) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

10/7/2022

Turkey MoIT Issues Amendment on Ecodesign Requirements for Servers and Data Storage Products

On Oct. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) issued a Communiqué amending the Communiqué (2019/424/EU) (SGM:2021/15) on Environmentally Friendly Design Requirements for Servers and Data Storage Products (SGM:2022/28) effective on the same day.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

11/1/2022

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers

On Nov. 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published final rule for the test procedure of automatic commercial ice makers.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

11/10/2022

Taiwan BOE Issues Draft Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Water Chilling Packages Using the Vapor Compression Cycle

On Nov. 10, 2022, the Bureau of Energy (BOE) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued through WTO Notification the draft of Amendment to the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labeling and Inspection of Water Chilling Packages Using the Vapor Compression Cycle for public consultation until Jan. 9, 2023.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Argentina

11/16/2022

Argentina Announces Implementation of Energy Requirements for Electric Ovens

On Nov. 16, 2022, the Secretariat of Commerce of the Ministry of Economy announced the effectivity of Resolution 1017/2021, which includes electric ovens on the list of products for compliance on Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Noise

Ukraine

11/16/2022

Ukraine Publishes Draft Order on Approval of the Technical Regulation for Energy Labeling of Household Refrigerating Appliances

On Nov. 16, 2022, the Ministry of Energy published a draft technical regulation for energy labeling of household refrigerating appliances.

The final date for comments is Jan. 15, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Bahrain

11/4/2022

Bahrain MoIC Publishes Draft Regulation on Energy Labeling and Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for Air Conditioners

On Nov. 4, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) published a draft regulation on energy labeling and minimum energy performance requirements for air conditioners.

Comments and feedback are accepted until Jan. 2, 2023.

Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Saudi Arabia

11/7/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Amended Standard for Air Conditioners - Minimum Energy Performance, Labeling and Testing Requirements

On Nov. 7, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) notified WTO with amended standard SASO 2663:2021/AMD1 for air conditioners – minimum energy performance, labeling and testing requirements for low capacity window and single-split types.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

11/3/2022

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification in the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Ceiling Fans (Portaria 465:2021)

On Nov. 3, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) issued Rectification in Inmetro Portaria No. 465 on Nov. 23, 2021, regarding the conformity assessment requirements for ceiling fans. 

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

11/3/2022

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification to the Consolidated Regulation for Commercial Electric Ovens (Portaria 267:2021)

On Nov. 3, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) issued rectification in Article 4, of Inmetro Portaria No. 267, on June 22, 2021, the approved consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Commercial Electric Ovens.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Brazil

11/4/2022

Brazil INMETRO Issues Rectification to the Consolidated Regulation for Solar Water Heating Equipment (Portaria 420:2021)

On Nov. 4, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) issued Rectification in Art. 4 of Inmetro Portaria No. 420 of Oct. 4, 2021, the approved consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Solar Water Heating Equipment.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

Kenya

11/25/2022

Kenya KEBS Publishes Gazette Notice No. 14647 for New and Withdrawn Standards

On Nov. 25, 2022, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) published Gazette Notice No. 14647 for new and withdrawn standards. These standards will take effect from the date of publication of this notice.

Official source

Explosive Atmospheres

United Kingdom

10/26/2022

United Kingdom Issues Notice of Publication Regarding the Standards for Equipment Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

On Oct. 26, 2022, the Government of the U.K. released Notice of Publication 0069/22. Standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in support of the Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1107) was amended.

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

USA

11/3/2022

USA EPA Proposes Rule on Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Allowance Allocation Methodology for 2024 and Later Years

On Nov. 3, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed rule entitled Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Allowance Allocation Methodology for 2024 and Later Years.

Comments are accepted until Dec. 19, 2022.

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

New Zealand

11/8/2022

New Zealand Proposes Measures to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Fluorinated Gases

On Nov. 8, 2022, the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment proposed measures to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases, which include:
- A regulated product stewardship scheme for refrigerants; and 
- Prohibiting the import and sale of pre-charged equipment when alternatives are available, which is expected to happen over the next 10 years.

The consultation period is from Nov. 8 to Dec. 18, 2022.

Official source

F Gas, Chemicals

Israel

11/16/2022

Israel MEI Publishes Draft Directive for 2023 Import Quota of HFCs Type Refrigerants

On Nov. 16, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published a draft directive for the distribution of requirements for 2023 of import materials that cause global warming (HFC-type refrigerators).

Comments and suggestions were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Performance

EU

10/28/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50173-20:2022 for Generic Cabling Systems

On Oct. 28, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50173-20:2022 Information Technology - Generic Cabling Systems - Part 20: Alternative Cabling Configurations.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/28/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50697:2022 for Modular Plug Terminated Links

On Oct. 28, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50697:2022 Information Technology - Measurement of End-to-end Links, Modular Plug Terminated Links and Direct Attach Cabling.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Oct. 17, 2025.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/28/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-3-35:2022 for Fiber Optic Connectors and Fiber-stub Transceivers

On Oct. 28, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61300-3-35:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Basic Test and Measurement Procedures - Part 3-35: Examinations and Measurements - Visual Inspection of Fiber Optic Connectors and Fiber-stub Transceivers.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Oct. 21, 2023. 

Official source

Performance

EU

11/4/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63207:2022 for Visual Display Terminals

On Nov. 4, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63207:2022 for optical performance of visual display terminals (VDTs).

Official source

Performance

EU

11/4/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63286:2022 for Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)

On Nov. 4, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63286:2022 for flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED).

Official source

Performance

EU

11/4/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63254:2022 for Wireless Charging of Mobile Devices

On Nov. 4, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63254:2022 for mobile wireless power transfer in mobile phones and other mobile devices, IoT devices, micro-sensor industries and related application fields.

Official source

Performance

EU

11/18/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61169-4:2022 for Radio-frequency Coaxial Connectors

On Nov. 18, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 61169-4:2022 for radio-frequency coaxial connectors with inner diameter of outer conductor 16 mm (0,63 in) with screw lock and impedance of 50 Ω (type 7-16).

Official source

Performance

EU

11/18/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62947:2022 for Electrically Operated Spray Seats

On Nov. 18, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62947:2022 for Electrically operated spray seats for household and similar use.

Official source

Performance

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Universal Serial Bus 4 Specification

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62680-4-1:2022 for Universal Serial Bus (USB) 4 specification.

Official source

Performance

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Electric Vehicle Charging Roaming Service

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63119-2:2022 for information exchange for electric vehicle charging roaming service.

Official source

Performance

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for LED Light Source Design Parameters and Values

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 63356-2:2022 for LED light source characteristics design parameters and values.

Official source

Safety

Singapore

10/19/2022

Singapore CPSO Seeks Comments on Proposed Updates to the Requirements for Affixing of the Safety Mark onto the Controlled Goods for Comment

The Enterprise Singapore CPSO was seeking comments on the proposed updates to the requirements for affixing of the Safety Mark onto the controlled goods. This is composed of the following sections:
- For reference – definition of contrasting vs. non-contrasting backgrounds.
- Requirements that CPSO intends to implement.
- Additional information about changes to Safety Mark requirements.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

The proposed changes have not been finalized. Feedback can be submitted by writing to CPSO.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

China

11/1/2022

China CQC Notice on the Implementation of the Safety Requirements of GB/T 12350-2022 for Small Power Motors

On Nov. 1, 2022, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the P.R.C (CNCA) released TC09 for the implementation of GB/T 12350-2022 standard's version upgrades. Meanwhile, on the same day, China Quality Certification Center (CQC) published the notification on the safety requirements for the implementation of the new standard GB/T 12350-2022 Safety Requirements for Small Power Motors for CQC certification (Product Categories 006015, 006016) and the type II certification
(Product Category 107402).

Official source, Official source

Safety

India

10/28/2022

India MHI Extends Timelines for Implementation of Electrical Equipment Quality Control Order

On Oct. 28, 2022, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) published the gazette notification no. S.O. 5083 (E) to extend the timelines for the implementation of the Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Order, 2020.

Official source

Safety

Global

10/27/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Cord Sets and Interconnection Cord
Sets


On Oct. 27, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standards, IEC 60799:2018+AMD1:2022 and IEC 60799:2018+AMD1:2022 CSV. These standards deals with electrical accessories, particularly for cord sets and interconnection cord sets.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Uruguay

10/27/2022

Uruguay URSEA Releases Public Consultation on Safety Regulations update for Low Voltage Electrical Products

On Oct. 27, 2022, the Regulatory Unit for Energy and Water Services (URSEA) published Public Consultation No. 54 to update Safety Regulations for Low Voltage Electrical Products approved by Ursea Resolution No. 131/009, dated Aug. 20, 2009.

Comments, contributions and/or observations are accepted until Dec. 26, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Thailand

10/27/2022

Thailand OCPB Publishes Draft Notification regarding Determination of Personal Computer and Computer Device as Label-Controlled Goods

On Oct. 27, 2022, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published Draft Notification of the Committee on Labels, titled Determination of Personal Computer and Computer Device as Label-Controlled Goods.

The final date for comments is Dec. 26, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Thailand

10/27/2022

Thailand OCPB Publishes Draft Notification regarding Determination of Halogen Oven as Label-Controlled Goods

On Oct. 27, 2022, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) published Draft Notification of the Committee on Labels, titled Determination of Halogen Oven as Label-Controlled Goods.

The final date for comments is Dec. 26, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Global

11/1/2022

IECEE Includes New Standards in the IECEE System for the Month of October

On Oct. 2022, new standards were included in the IECEE System.

CONT    IEC 60730-1:2022                       2022-10-24
HOU.S.    IEC 60335-2-3:2022                    2022-10-24
HOU.S.    IEC 60335-2-16:2022                  2022-10-24
HOU.S.    IEC 60335-2-17:2022                  2022-10-24
HOU.S.    IEC 60335-2-54:2022                  2022-10-24
HOU.S.    IEC 60335-2-85:2022                  2022-10-24
INST      IEC 60320-3:2014/AMD2:2022   2022-10-24

Official source

Safety

EU

11/4/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50525-1:2011/A1:2022 for Low Voltage Energy Cables

On Nov. 4, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50525-1:2011/A1:2022 for low voltage energy cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V.

Official source

Safety

India

11/2/2022

India MHI Mandates Certain Tests for Electric Vehicles Under Incentive Schemes

On Nov. 2, 2022, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) issued notification to mandate certain tests for Electric Vehicles for claiming incentives/payouts under the Performance Linked Incentives (PLI) schemes for Automobile and Auto components, Advance Chemistry Cell (ACC) and FAME-II scheme being implemented by MHI.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Kenya

9/1/2022

Kenya UL Solutions Signs Agreement with CCIC to Deliver the SOR and SOL for Kenyan Market under PVOC Program

On Sept. 1, 2022, UL-CCIC Company Limited entered an agreement that allows UL Solutions to serve their clients with SOR (Statement of Registration) and SOL (Statement of Licensing) for Kenyan Market under PVOC Program.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Global

11/4/2022

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 44

On Nov. 4, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added on the IECEE website.

TRFs                                   TRF originator
IEC60884_1H                      IMQ S.p.A.
IEC60335_2_107I                Intertek Semko AB
IEC60335_2_115A               SGS Fimko Ltd
IEC60335_2_40V                 VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
IEC60598_2_11F                 UL Solutions (US)

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Canada

11/2/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Thermal Motor Protectors for Motor-compressors

On Nov. 2, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review on standard CAN/CSA-E60730-2-4:13 (R2018) Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use - Part 2-4: Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors for Motor-compressors of Hermetic and Semi-hermetic Type.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

11/1/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Timers and Time Switches

On Nov. 1, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review on standard CAN/CSA-E60730-2-7:18 Automatic Electrical Controls — Part 2-7: Particular Requirements for Timers and Time Switches.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Chile

10/12/2022

Chile SEC Releases New Safety Protocol for Transformers and Power Supplies for Toys

On Oct. 12, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released new safety protocol, PE Nº 1/39:2022 for the safety certification procedure of transformers and power supplies for toys. 

The enforcement date is March 31, 2024.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

Canada

10/31/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools

On Oct. 31, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review on standard CAN/CSA-E1029-1-94 (R2017) Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 1: General Requirements.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/11/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard HD 60269-2:2013/A1:2022 for Low-voltage Fuses Used by Authorized Persons

On Nov. 11, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard HD 60269-2:2013/A1:2022 for low-voltage fuses used by authorized persons (fuses mainly for industrial application).

Official source

Safety

EU

11/11/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard HD 60269-3:2010/A2:2022 for Low-voltage Fuses Used by Unskilled Persons

On Nov. 11, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard HD 60269-3:2010/A2:2022 for low-voltage fuses used by unskilled persons.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/11/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60320-3:2014/A2:2022 for Appliance Couplers Standard Sheets and Gauges

On Nov. 11, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60320-3:2014/A2:2022 for appliance couplers standard sheets and gauges.

Official source

Safety

Canada

10/26/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Spas, Hot Tubs and Associated Equipment

On Oct. 26, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of standard C22.2 NO. 218.1-13 (R2017). This standard deals with spas, hot tubs and associated equipment. 

Comments were accepted until Oct. 20, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/13/2022

Israel Announces Withdrawal of Standard SI 20 Part 2.10:2009 Portable Luminaires for Children from Official Standard

On Nov. 13, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) announced the withdrawal of standard SI 20 Part 2.10:2009 portable luminaires for children from the official standard.

The date of withdrawal is Oct. 27, 2022.

Official source

Safety

China

10/10/2022

China CNCA Publishes Standards Requirements for CCC Certification of Appliance Couplers

On Oct. 10, 2022, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the P.R.C (CNCA) issued Announcement No. 13 of 2022 to determine the standards requirements for China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC) of couplers for household and similar appliances.

The new standards will be put into effect on Feb. 1, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Canada

10/31/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Band Saws

On Oct. 31, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started the review of standard CAN/CSA-E1029-2-5-94 (R2017) Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 2: Particular Requirements for Band Saws.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

11/8/2022

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment Revision of Electrical Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers Standard

On Nov. 8, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the amendment revision of CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-40:19. This standard deals with the safety and requirements of electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 12, 2022.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/16/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 1643:2022 for Automatic Shut-off Valves

On Nov. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, EN 1643:2022 for valve proving systems for automatic shut-off valves.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

Official source

Safety

Canada

11/8/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Safety Standard for Deep Fat Fryers, Frying Pans and Similar Appliances

On Nov. 8, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA E60335-2-13. This standard deals with the safety requirements of deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 12, 2022.


Official source

Safety

Canada

11/8/2022

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment Revision of Direct Plug-in Nightlights Standard

On Nov. 8, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the amendment revision of CSA C22.2 NO. 256:14 (R2019). This standard deals with direct plug-in nightlights.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 12, 2022.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/18/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60335-2-8:2015/A11:2022 for Shavers and Hair Clippers

On Nov. 18, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60335-2-8:2015/A11:2022 for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/18/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60335-2-8:2015/A12:2022 for Shavers and Hair Clippers

On Nov. 18, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60335-2-8:2015/A12:2022 for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/18/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60335-2-8:2015/A2:2022 for Shavers and Hair Clippers

On Nov. 18, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 60335-2-8:2015/A2:2022 for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/18/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62196-1:2022 for Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles

On Nov. 18, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62196-1:2022 for conductive charging of electric vehicles.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 9, 2025.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

11/17/2022

Egypt EOS Notified Draft Egyptian Safety Standard ES 6575 Safety for Household Dishwashers


On Nov. 17, 2022, the Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality (EOS) notified the draft Egyptian standard ES 6575 Safety Requirements of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Particular Requirements for Dishwashers.

The final date for comments is Jan. 16, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

11/17/2022

Egypt EOS Notified Draft Egyptian Standard on Electric Cables for Photovoltaic Systems with a Voltage Rating of 1.5 kV DC

On Nov. 17, 2022, the Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality (EOS) notified the draft Egyptian standard related to electric cables for photovoltaic systems with a voltage rating of 1.5 kV DC.

The final date for comments is Jan. 16, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

11/17/2022

Egypt EOS Notified Draft of Egyptian Standard on Charging Cables for Electric Vehicles of Rated Voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV – Part 1: General Requirements

On Nov. 17, 2022, the Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality (EOS) notified the draft Egyptian standard related to general requirements of charging cables for electric vehicles of rated voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

11/17/2022

Egypt EOS Notified Update on Draft Egyptian Standard ES 904 for Household Vacuum Cleaners and Water-Suction Cleaning Appliances

On Nov. 17, 2022, the Egyptian Organization for Standards and Quality (EOS) notified the addendum to draft Egyptian standard ES 904 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety Particular Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners and Water-Suction Cleaning Appliances.

Official source

Safety

Saudi Arabia

11/21/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Releases Draft Amendment for Technical Regulation for Doors, Windows and their Accessories

On Nov. 21, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) released a draft amendment to the technical regulation for doors, windows and their accessories.

Comments and feedback are accepted until Dec. 21, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Saudi Arabia

11/21/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Releases Draft Amendment for Technical Regulation of Amusement Parks Games and Devices

On Nov. 21, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) released a draft amendment to the technical regulation of amusement parks games and devices.

Comments and feedback are accepted until Dec. 21, 2022.

Official source

Safety

China

11/18/2022

China MIIT Announces Public Consultation of the Draft Safety Standard for Lithium Batteries and Battery Packs Used in Electric Energy Storage Systems

On Nov. 18, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a draft of three mandatory national standards, including the safety requirements of secondary lithium cells and batteries used in electrical energy storage systems for public consultation until Jan. 18, 2023.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard for Low-voltage Electrical Installations Protective Conductors

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard HD 60364-5-54:2011/A1:2022 for low-voltage electrical installations, earthing arrangements and protective conductors.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles AC Pin and Contact-tube Accessories

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62196-2:2022 for plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets conductive charging of electric vehicles for AC pin and contact-tube accessories.

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

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Draft Safety Standard for Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers

On Nov. 25, 2022, Standards Australia and New Zealand released draft safety standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2023. This standard deals with the safety requirements for heat pumps, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

The closing date for comments is Feb. 17, 2023.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/25/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard for Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles Contact-tube Vehicle Couplers

On Nov. 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN IEC 62196-3:2022 for plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets conductive charging of electric vehicles for DC and AC/DC pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers.

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

Official source

Safety

China

11/18/2022

China MIIT Issues Public Consultation of 3 Draft Mandatory National
Standards of Safety Requirements for Electric Lighting Products


On Nov. 18, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a draft of nine mandatory national standards for the safety requirements including three safety standards for electric lighting products for public consultation until Dec. 18, 2022. 

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Draft Safety Standard for Vacuum Cleaners and Water-Suction Cleaning Appliances

On Nov. 25, 2022, Standards Australia and New Zealand released draft amendment of DR AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2020. This standard deals with the requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances.

The closing date for comments is Feb. 17, 2023.

Official source

Safety

Taiwan

11/23/2022

Taiwan MOEA Issues Amendment on Labeling Criteria for Electrical Appliances and Electronic Goods

On Nov. 23, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the amendment of Labeling Criteria for Electrical Appliances and Electronic Goods, which will be effective on May 18, 2023.

Official source

Safety, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

11/11/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Approves Amendment to Technical Regulation for Electric Batteries

On Nov. 11, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) approved the amendment to technical regulation for electric batteries.

Official source

Safety, Performance

Global

10/27/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Secondary Sealed Nickel-metal
Hydride Cells and Batteries for Portable Applications


On Oct. 27, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 61951-2:2017/AMD1:2022 and IEC 61951-2:2017+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with secondary sealed cells and batteries for portable applications particular for nickel-metal hydride.

Official source, Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

11/4/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50187:2022 for Gas-filled Compartments

On Nov. 4, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard, EN 50187:2022 for gas-filled compartments of AC switchgear and controlgear with rated voltages above 1 kV up to and including 52 kV.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Oct. 3, 2025. 

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

11/16/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 298:2022 for Automatic Burner Control Systems

On Nov. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, EN 298:2022 for automatic burner control systems for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

Official source

Safety, Performance

EU

11/16/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12067-2:2022 for Electronic Control and Supervision Systems

On Nov. 16, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard, EN 12067-2:2022 for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels control functions in electronic systems.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is Nov. 30, 2025.

Official source

Sanitation

Ukraine

11/3/2022

Ukraine Adopts Law on Materials and Objects Intended for Contact with Food Products

On Nov. 3, 2022, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine adopted the law on materials and objects intended for contact with food products.
This adopted law:
- Defines the legal and organizational principles for increasing the safety of materials and objects intended for contact with food products, in order to increase the protection of human life and health, as well as other rights and interests of consumers.
- Aims to harmonize Ukrainian legislation with the legislation of the European Union in the field of food safety.

Official source

Sanitation

Ukraine

10/31/2022

Ukraine Publishes Draft Order on Approval of the Requirements for Materials and Articles Containing Vinyl Chloride and are Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

On Oct. 31, 2022, the Ministry of Health announced the publication of the draft order on approval of requirements for materials and objects containing vinyl chloride and intended for contact with food products.

Comments and proposals were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Sanitation

South Korea

10/14/2022

South Korea Publishes Draft Revision of Standards and Specifications for Food Utensils, Containers and Packaging

On Oct. 14, 2022, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety published the partial revision notice of Standards and Specifications for Food Appliances, Containers and Packaging.

Organizations or individuals who have an opinion on the partially revised notice (draft) can submit an opinion until Dec. 13, 2022.

Official source

Sanitation

EU

10/31/2022

European Union CEN Issues Parts 2 and 3 of EN 1186:2022 on Overall Migration Test Methods for Food Contact Plastics

On Oct. 31, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) announced the publication of Parts 2 and 3 of EN 1186:2022 for the latest overall migration test methods in simulants for food contact plastics.

Official source, Official source

Sustainability

Italy

10/19/2022

Italy CONAI Publishes Guidelines for Environmental Labeling of Packaging

On Oct. 19, 2022, the Italian National Packaging Consortium (CONAI), in collaboration with companies, consortia and associations of the various product sectors, promoted a series of documents on environmental labeling of packaging. Each document is related to a specific sector, and contains answers to questions, best practices and application solutions related to forthcoming obligations of packaging labeling in Italy.

Official source

Sustainability

Italy

11/22/2022

Italy Publishes Guidelines on Mandatory Labeling of Packaging

On Nov. 22, 2022, the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security published the Decree n. 360 of Sept. 28, 2022, adopting guidelines on the labeling of packaging.

Official source

Water Efficiency

Australia, New Zealand

11/4/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard Amendment for Rating and Labeling of Water-Efficient Products

On Nov. 4, 2022,  Standards Australia and New Zealand published amendment 2 of AS/NZS 6400:2016. AS/NZS 6400:2016 A2 standard deals with the rating and labeling of water-efficient products.

Official source

Wireless

United Kingdom

9/28/2022

United Kingdom Ofcom Publishes Statement on the Proposed Changes to Technical Conditions of SRDs

On Sept. 28, 2022, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) published a decision to amend the license exemption conditions for the use of certain Short-Range Devices (SRDs), which sets out the decision following consideration of the responses received during the consultation.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Eastern Caribbean

8/15/2022

Eastern Caribbean ECTEL Updated Regional Spectrum Management Plan

On Aug. 15, 2022, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), published an updated Regional Spectrum Management Plan, which is applicable to the five member states namely the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Official source

Wireless

Trinidad and Tobago

11/1/2022

Trinidad and Tobago TATT Opens First Round of Public Consultation on Equipment Standardization and Certification Framework

On Nov. 1, 2022, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) opened the first round of public consultation on Equipment Standardization and Certification Framework for the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors.

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

India

11/4/2022

India TEC Extends Timelines for Exemption of ECR Parameters for Essential Requirements Under MTCTE Scheme

On Nov. 4, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC regarding the extension of further exemption pertaining to Energy Consumption rating (ECR) parameters in all the Essential Requirements (ERs) until June 30, 2023.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Maldives

11/3/2022

Maldives CAM Publishes Technical Standard for SRD

On Nov. 3, 2022, the Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM) published Technical Standard for Short Range Devices, which sets out the minimum technical and compliance requirements for SRDs.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Wireless

Australia

10/21/2022

Australia ACMA Publishes Draft Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License Variation

On Oct. 21, 2022, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened public consultation No. 35/2022 regarding the draft  Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License Variation 2022 (No. 2).

Comments were accepted until Dec. 5, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Australia

11/10/2022

Australia ACMA Publishes Draft Radiocommunications Equipment Regulation

On Nov. 10, 2022, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened public consultation No. 37/2022, proposing to incorporate content of 13 existing radiocommunications mandatory technical standards and the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labeling Devices) Notice 2014 (the RLN) into the Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021.

Comments are accepted until Dec. 15, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

EU

11/10/2022

European Union EC Updates Harmonized Standards for Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

On Nov. 10, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/2191 on the harmonized standards for radio equipment drafted in support of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Official source

Wireless

China

11/11/2022

China MIIT Releases Public Consultation for CMIIT IDs Coding Rules for Type Approval Certificate of Radio Transmission Equipment

On Nov. 11, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) posted a public consultation Coding Rules of CMIIT ID for Type Approval Certificate (SRRC certificate) of Radio Transmission Equipment.

Comments were accepted until Dec. 10, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Colombia

11/18/2022

Colombia ANE Allows 6GHz band for Unlicensed Use

On Nov. 18, 2022, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) published Resolution No. 737 by means of which Resolution 105 of 2020 is modified and the National Table of Attribution of Frequency Bands is updated, in which the 6 GHz band is allowed for unlicensed use.

Official source

Wireless, Cyber Security

Vietnam

10/28/2022

Vietnam MIC Publishes Consolidated Circular for the Import License of Network Information Security Products

On Oct. 28, 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published consolidated Circular No. 13/VBHN-BTTTT related to regulations on the list of cyberinformation security products import under permits and the order, procedures and dossiers of licensing import network information security products, which now includes the amendments and supplements under MIC Circular No. 10/2022/TT-BTTTT.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Food contact materials

European Union

9/20/2022

EU Publishes Rules for Recycled Plastics in Food Contact Materials

The European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1616 on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

This Regulation lays down rules for:

(a) plastic materials and articles falling within the scope of Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, containing plastic originating from waste;

(b) the development and operation of recycling technologies, processes and installations, to produce recycled plastic for use in those plastic materials and articles;

(c) the use in contact with food of recycled plastic materials and articles and of plastic materials and articles which are intended to be recycled.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

11/23/2022

EU's General Court of Justice Annuls the Regulation Concerning the Harmonised Classification and Labelling of Titanium Dioxide

The General Court annuls the Commission Delegated Regulation of 2019 concerning the harmonized classification and labelling of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation, in powder form containing 1% or more of particles of a diameter equal to or below 10 μm.

The General Court concludes that the EC made a manifest error in its assessment of the reliability and acceptability of the study on which the classification was based and that it infringed the criterion according to which that classification can relate only to a substance that has the intrinsic property to cause cancer.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union, Germany

10/7/2022

ECHA Publishes Pre-publication of Annex XV for BPA Restriction under REACH

ECHA has published the proposed Annex XV for the restriction of 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol A) as well as other bisphenol derivatives.

The proposed limit as sum is 10 pm.

There are some derogations for articles where the bisphenols are either covalently bound to any type of matrix or are used as intermediates in the manufacture of polymers, and for which contact to aqueous media in any form can be excluded during their reasonable and foreseeable use throughout their service life or the migration limit in the respective mixtures and articles does not exceed 0.04 mg/L over the entire service life.

Official source

Food contact materials

Europe

10/31/2022

EU: CEN Publishes Two Standards for Food Contact Materials Made of Plastics

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published two standards for materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs made of plastics.

The standards are:

  • EN 1186-2:2022 Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs - Plastics - Part 2: Test methods for overall migration in vegetable oils (will supersede EN 1186:2002, Parts 2,4,6,8,10,12)
  • EN 1186-3:2022 Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs - Plastics - Part 3: Test methods for overall migration in evaporable simulants (will supersede EN 1186:2002, Parts 3,5,7,9,14,15)

The standards will be implemented at national level on January 31, 2023 and February 28, 2023, accordingly.

Official source

Chemicals

Taiwan

10/4/2022

Taiwan EPA Approves Restrictions on the Import of Asbestos-Containing Products

On October 4, 2022, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) approved Restrictions on the Import of Asbestos-containing Products.

Official source, Official source

Chemicals

EU

10/25/2022

European Union ECHA Announces EEA Countries can Notify to SCIP Database

On October 25, 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that European Economic Area (EEA) countries can soon notify substances of concern in products (SCIP) database.

Official source

Cyber Security

Singapore

9/22/2022

Singapore IMDA Announces Notification Regarding Security Requirements to Guard Against Network Storms for Cellular Devices

On September 22, 2022, the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced notification on Technical Specification Security Requirements to Guard against Network Storms for Cellular Devices (TS CD-SEC), which details the timeline for compliance.

Official source

Cyber Security

EU

10/19/2022

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 17640:2022 for Cybersecurity of ICT Products

On October 19, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 17640:2022 Fixed-time Cybersecurity Evaluation Methodology for ICT Products.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

Germany

8/5/2022

Germany Releases Draft Revisions of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)

On August 5, 2022, the Federal Council of Germany (Bundesrat) announced the draft amendment to the new Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act [ElektroG]. The changes include provision on marketplace operators, manufacturers and dealers responsibilities and the list of appliances classification.

These updates will come in force on December 31, 2022.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

Ecuador

8/2/2022

Ecuador Publishes Agreement on Instructions for the Application of the Extended Responsibility in the Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) of Domestic Origin

On August 2, 2022, in the Supplement to Official Register 117, the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition published Ministerial Agreement No. MAATE-2022-067 Instructions for the Application of the Extended Responsibility in the Comprehensive Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) of Domestic Origin.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Electrical and Electronic Waste

South Korea

10/18/2022

South Korea ME Opens Public Consultation on the Partial Revision of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Vehicles

On October 18, 2022, the Korean Ministry of Environment (ME) opened a public consultation under notice number 2022-572 on the re-enactment of the partial amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Act on Resource Circulation of Electrical/Electronic Products and Vehicles.

Comments were accepted until November 10, 2022.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC

South Africa

10/13/2022

South Africa SABS Publishes Implementation of ILAC EMC CoC Process

On October 13, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published an official stakeholder's notification related to implementation of SABS ILAC EMC CoC certification process.

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC

Israel

10/19/2022

Israel DoJ Releases Notification of Newly Published Standard SI 31489 Part 52 for Radio Equipment Electromagnetic Compatibility

On October 19, 2022, the Department of Justice (DoJ) released a notification of newly published standard SI 31489 Part 52 electromagnetic compatibility standard for radio equipment and radio services in publication records 10848.

Official source

EMC

Israel

10/19/2022

Israel DoJ Releases Notification of Amended Standard SI 61000 Part 3.3 for Electromagnetic Compatibility of Low-voltage Power Supply Systems with Rated Current up to 16 Amperes

On October 19, 2022, the Department of Justice (DoJ) released a notification of amended standard SI 61000 Part 3.3 for electromagnetic compatibility of low-voltage power supply systems with rated current of up to 16 amperes in publication records 10848.

Official source

EMC

Israel

10/19/2022

Israel DoJ Releases Notification of Amended Standard SI 61000 Part 3.12 for Electromagnetic Compatibility of Low-voltage Power Supply Systems with Input Current >16 Amperes and ≤ 75 Amperes

On October 19, 2022, the Department of Justice (DoJ) released a notification of amended standard SI 61000 Part 3.12 for electromagnetic compatibility of low-voltage power supply systems with input current of greater than 16 Amperes and less than equal to 75 Amperes in publication records 10848.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

CB Scheme

9/30/2022

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 39

On September 30, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added in the IECEE website.

TRFs TRF Originator
IEC60335_2_30&43H Intertek Testing Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd
IEC61810_1E VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
EU_GD_IEC60335_2_109D UL Solutions (DEMKO)
DK_ND_IEC60884_1G UL Solutions (DEMKO)
CA_ND_IEC60601_2_47E CSA Group
EU_GD_IEC62031F UL Solutions (DEMKO)

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

10/2/2022

Israel MEI Proposes Modifications to Commissioner for Standardization's Importation Guidelines for Goods which Official Standards Applies and Control of Imported Shipments through Testing Laboratories

On October 2, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) proposed modifications to Commissioner for Standardization's importation guidelines for goods which official standards applies and control of imported shipments through testing laboratories.

Comments and feedbacks were accepted until October 20, 2022.

Official source

EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Taiwan

9/21/2022

Taiwan BSMI and MOEA Publish Public Consultation for the Proposed Mandatory Certification of UV Disinfection (Sterilization) Appliance Products

On September 21, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published a draft of Legal Inspection Requirements for UV Disinfection (Sterilization) Appliance Products for public consultation until November 21, 2022.

Official source

EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

Taiwan

9/14/2022

Taiwan BSMI and MOEA Publish Draft Amendment Requirements for BSMI certification for Power Distribution Equipment (8 Regulated Products) for the Public Consultation

On September 14, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment of Legal Inspection Requirements for Power Distribution Products (eight items such as plugs and socket-outlets for fixed wiring) for public consultation until November 14, 2022.

Official source

EMC, Safety

Australia, New Zealand

10/7/2022

Australia and New Zealand Publishes Safety Standard Amendment for Self-ballasted LED Lamps

On October 7, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 62560:2017 A2. This standard deals with the safety specification of self-ballasted LED-lamps for general lighting services by voltage > 50 V.

Official Source

EMC, Safety

China

10/11/2022

China SAMR Publishes Announcement of No Longer Implementing Compulsory Product Certification for Some Electronic and Electrical Products

On October 11, 2022, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published Announcement No. 34 of 2022 to adjust the compulsory product certification catalog in order to implement Public Notice No. 31 of 2022 (deepening the reform of the Electronic and Electrical Industry Management System) of General Office of the State Council which was released last September 23rd.

From the announcement date, 9 categories in existing CCC mandatory list will be removed from the scope of China Compulsory Certification (CCC).

Official source

EMC, Safety

China

10/12/2022

China CQC Publishes Notice on CCC Certificate Conversion and Business Adjustment for Electronic and Electrical Products which No Longer Implement CCC Compulsory Certification

On October 12, 2022, the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) published a notification to guide the enterprises to transfer the existing CCC Certificate to CQC Certificate for the related products in removed 9 categories based on Public Notice No. 31 of 2022 of General Office of the State Council.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Israel

9/14/2022

Israel MEI Releases Notification regarding Newly Published Standard SI 60034 Part 30.1 for Electric Motor in Publication Records 10803

On September 14, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) released a notice regarding newly published standard SI 60034 Part 30.1 for electric motor in publication records 10803.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

El Salvador

8/23/2022

El Salvador CNE Approves Technical Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Luminaires

On August 23, 2022, the National Energy Council (CNE) approved RTS 29.02.01:21 Electrical Products. Luminaires. Energy Efficiency Specifications.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

9/2/2022

USA DOE Publishes Final Determination of Portable Electric Spas as a Covered Consumer Product

On September 2, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published Final Determination of Portable Electric Spas as a Covered Consumer Product.

This effective date of this final rule was November 1, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

9/8/2022

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Battery Chargers

On September 8, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published Final Rule of the Test Procedures for Battery Chargers.

The effective date of this rule was October 11, 2022. The amendments to the current test procedure will be mandatory for product testing starting March 7, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

10/3/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Standard for Electrical Dishwashers

On October 3, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality (SASO) prepared a draft standard on energy and water performance requirements and labelling for electrical dishwashers.

Comments and feedbacks can be sent until December 1, 2022 :

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Indonesia

7/5/2022

Indonesia MEMR Publishes Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Energy Efficiency Label Requirements for LED

On July 5, 2022, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) published Decree of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Number 135.K/EK.07/DJE/2022 about minimum energy performance standards and energy efficiency label requirement for LED. This covers self-ballasted LED lamps, self-ballasted tube LED lamps and LED luminaires.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

9/19/2022

USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure for Circulator Pumps

On September 19, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published Final Rule of the Test Procedures for Circular Pumps.

The effective date of this rule was October 19, 2022. Compliance with the final rule will be mandatory for representations of head, flow rate, driver power input, circulator energy rating, and circulator energy index made on or after March 20, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Israel

9/4/2022

Israel MoE Publishes Import Reform for Electrical Products to comply with European Regulation Energy Efficiency Requirements

On September 4, 2022, the Ministry of Energy (MoE) published Import Reform for Electrical Products to comply with European Regulation Energy Efficiency requirements.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

9/22/2022

Taiwan MOEA Issues Draft Amendment of the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters

On September 22, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment of Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters for public consultation until November 21, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Canada

9/19/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standard for Household Electric Ranges

On September 19, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the standard CAN/CSA-C358-03 (R2018) Energy Consumption Test Methods for Household Electric Ranges.

Comments were accepted until October 20, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

10/5/2022

Ukraine Publishes Draft Technical Regulation on Eco-design Requirements for Household Washing Machines and Household Washer-dryers

On October 5, 2022, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine published a draft technical regulation on eco-design requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers.

Comments and proposals from individuals, legal entities, associations were accepted until November 4, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

9/12/2022

Taiwan BOE Issues Revision of the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Bay Luminaires

On September 12, 2022, the Bureau of Energy (BOE) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the revised of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified Bay Luminaires which will be effective on October 1, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

9/26/2022

Taiwan MOEA Issues New Energy Efficiency Regulations for Compact Fluorescent Lamps

On September 26, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the promulgation of Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Indication and Inspection for Compact Fluorescent Lamps which will become effective on July 1, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Argentina

10/5/2022

Argentina Announces Implementation of Energy Requirements for Electric Pumps

On October 5, 2022, the Secretariat of Commerce of the Ministry of Economy announced the effectivity of Resolution 800/2019, which includes electric pumps to the list of products for compliance on Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency.

Compliance of first stage is set on February 1, 2023.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

9/26/2022

Taiwan MOEA Issues Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Fluorescent Lamps

On September 26, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the amendment of Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Indication and Inspection for Fluorescent Lamps which will take effect on July 1, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

9/26/2022

Taiwan MOEA Issues New Energy Efficiency Regulations for Self-Ballasted Fluorescent Lamps

On September 26, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the new Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Indication and Inspection for Self-Ballasted Fluorescent Lamps which will become effective on July 1, 2024.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Arab Emirates

10/18/2022

UAE MoIAT Publishes UAE.S 5010-3:2022 Updated Energy Efficiency Standard for Household Refrigerating Appliances

On October 18, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) published a notice about the implementation of the new energy efficiency standard, UAE.S 5010-3:2022 which was published on March 31, 2022 (6 months implementation date).

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

India

10/19/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Existing Star Rating Table for Solar Water Heater Under Voluntary Regime

On October 19, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees registered under S&L program for solar water heater regarding extension of validity of existing Star Rating table.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

10/19/2022

Ukraine Publishes Draft Resolution on Approval of Technical Regulation on Eco-design Requirements for Light Sources and Separate Control Gears

On October 19, 2022, the Cabinet Ministers of Ukraine published a draft
resolution related to the approval of technical regulation on eco-design
requirements for light sources and separate control gears.

Comments and proposals from individuals and legal entities, their associations were accepted until November 18, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

10/21/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Existing Star Rating Table for Washing Machine

On October 21, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees registered under S&L program for washing machine regarding extension of validity of existing Star Rating table.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

10/21/2022

India BEE Releases Important Instructions to all Manufacturers/Permittees of Frost Free Refrigerators (FFR) and Direct Cool Refrigerators (DCR)

On October 21, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees of Frost Free Refrigerators (FFR) and Direct Cool Refrigerators (DCR) registered under S&L program.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

10/21/2022

India BEE Extends Validity of Existing Star Rating Table for Pump Sets

On October 21, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an important instructions to all manufacturers/permittees registered under S&L program for pump sets regarding extension of validity of existing Star Rating table.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

9/30/2022

India BEE Publishes Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Refrigerators Regulations, 2022

On September 30, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Refrigerators) Regulations, 2022 in the official gazette.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

10/21/2022

Taiwan BSMI and MOEA Issue Draft Amendment of the Legal Inspection Requirements for Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters

On October 21, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued a draft amendment of Legal Inspection Requirements for Household Electrical Appliances for public comments until December 20, 2022. 

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Performance

Japan

9/30/2022

Japan CAA Updates Labelling Classification and Technical Standards for Air Conditioners

On September 30, 2022, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) published a notification to propose a partial amendment to the Electrical Appliances and Apparatus Quality Labeling Regulation.

Comments were accepted until November 29, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety, Performance, Chemicals

United Arab Emirates

3/28/2022

UAE MoIAT Publishes Cabinet Resolution No. 25 of 2022 for Outdoor Lighting Lamps Product System

On March 28, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) published Cabinet Resolution No. 25 of 2022 for outdoor lighting lamps product system.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Performance

Canada

9/19/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standard for Portable Air conditioners

On September 19, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the standard CAN/CSA-C370-13 (R2018) Cooling Performance of Portable Air Conditioners.

Comments were accepted until October 20, 2022.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/7/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61755-2-1:2022 for Single-mode Fiber Optic

On October 7, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61755-2-1:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Connector Optical Interfaces for Single-mode Fibers - Part 2-1: Connection Parameters of Dispersion Unshifted Physically Contacting Fibers - Non-angled.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 4, 2023.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/7/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-043-02:2022 for Simplex Patch-cord Fiber Optic

On October 7, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-043-02:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Performance Standard - Part 043-02: Simplex Patch-cord Style Single-mode Fiber Wavelength Selective Devices with Cylindrical Ferrule Connectors for Category C - Controlled Environment.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/7/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-43:2022 for Single-mode PC Optical Fiber Connectors

On October 7, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-43:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Basic Test and Measurement Procedures - Part 2-43: Tests - Screen Testing of Return Loss of Single-mode PC Optical Fiber Connectors.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 6, 2023.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/14/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62680-1-2:2022 for Universal Serial Bus (USB)

On October 14, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62680-1-2:2022 Universal Serial Bus Interfaces for Data and Power - Part 1-2: Common Components - USB Power Delivery Specification.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 10, 2025.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/14/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62680-1-3:2022 for Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C Cable and Connector

On October 14, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62680-1-3:2022 Universal Serial Bus Interfaces for Data and Power - Part 1-3: Common Components - USB Type-C Cable and Connector Specification.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 10, 2025.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/14/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 60436:2020/A12:2022 for Household Electric Dishwashers Performance

On October 14, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 60436:2020/A12:2022 Electric Dishwashers for Household Use - Methods for Measuring the Performance.

Official source

Performance

Global

10/19/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Dimensional Compatibility Requirements for AC Pin and Contact-tube Accessories

On October 19, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 62196-2:2022. This standard deals with the dimensional compatibility requirements for AC pin and contact-tube accessories.

Official source

Performance

Global

10/19/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Dimensional Compatibility Requirements for DC and AC/DC Pin and Contact-tube Vehicle Couplers

On October 19, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 62196-3:2022. This standard deals with the dimensional compatibility requirements for DC and AC/DC pin and contact-tube vehicle couplers.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/21/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60512-27-200:2022 for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Connectors

On October 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60512-27-200:2022 Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Tests and Measurements - Part 27-200: Additional Specifications for Signal Integrity Tests up to 2 000 MHz on IEC 60603-7 Series Connectors - Tests 27a to 27g.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/21/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-5:2022 for Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices

On October 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-5:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Basic Test and Measurement Procedures - Part 2-5: Tests - Torsion.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 19, 2023.

Official source

Performance

Uruguay

9/13/2022

Uruguay UNIT Publishes Draft Standard on Assessment Tests and Determination of Performance Characteristics for Ductless Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

On September 13, 2022, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) published draft standard PU UNIT-ISO 5151:2017 + Amd1:2020 Ductless Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps - Assessment Tests and Determination of Performance Characteristics.

The final date of public consultation was October 25, 2022.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/21/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61755-1:2022 for Optical Connector of Single-mode Fibers

On October 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61755-1:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Connector Optical Interfaces for Single-mode Fibers - Part 1: Optical Interfaces for Dispersion Unshifted Fibers - General and Guidance.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 19, 2023.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/21/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61755-2-2:2022 for Single-mode Fibers - Angled

On October 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61755-2-2:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Connector Optical Interfaces for Single-mode Fibers - Part 2-2: Connection Parameters of Dispersion Unshifted Physically contacting Fibers - Angled.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 19, 2023.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/21/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63171-5:2022 for Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On October 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63171-5:2022 Connectors for Electrical and Electronic Equipment - Part 5: Detail Specification for 2-way M8 and M12 Circular Connectors, Shielded or Unshielded, Free and Fixed - Mechanical Mating Information, Pin Assignment and Additional Requirements for Type 5.

Official source

Performance

EU

10/28/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50089:2022 for Gas Filled Metal Enclosures

On October 28, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50089:2022 High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Insulating Pressurized Partitions for Gas Filled Metal Enclosures.

The date of withdrawal of superseded version is September 5, 2025.

Official source

Performance, Safety

EU

9/30/2022

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC
61557-12:2022/AC:2022-09 for Power Metering and Monitoring Devices (PMD)


On September 30, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 61557-12:2022/AC:2022-09 Electrical Safety in Low Voltage Distribution Systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for Testing, Measuring or Monitoring of Protective Measures - Part 12: Power Metering and Monitoring Devices (PMD).

Official source

Safety

Israel

8/16/2022

Israel SII Publishes New Standard SI 61242:2022 for Cable Reels

On August 16, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published a new standard SI 61242:2022 for cable drums for home use and similar uses.

Official source

Safety

Canada

8/29/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Safety Standard for Spin Extractors

On August 29, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of E60335-2-4 which deals with the safety standard for spin extractors. 

Comments were accepted until September 28, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

8/29/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Safety Standard for Electric Pumps

On August 29, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA-E60335-2-41 which deals with the safety standard for pumps. 

Comments were accepted until September 28, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

8/30/2022

Canada SCC Publishes Amendment for Uninterruptible Power Systems Standard

On August 30, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published an amendment revision of CSA C22.2 NO. 107.3:14 (R2019). This standard deals with the safety requirements of Uninterruptible power systems.

Comments were accepted until September 28, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

9/7/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standard for Lamp Control Gears

On September 7, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the standards CAN/CSA-E61347-1-03 (R2018) - Lamp Controlgear - Part 1: General and Safety Requirements and CAN/CSA-E61347-2-3-03 (R2018) - Lamp Controlgear - Part 2-3: Particular Requirements for A.C. Supplied Electronic Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps.

Comments were accepted until October 5, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Canada

9/14/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Safety Standard for Microwave Ovens

On September 14, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA E60335-2-25 which deals with the safety standard for microwave ovens. 

Comments were accepted until October 13, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

9/14/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Safety Standard for Dishwashers

On September 14, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA E60335-2-5 which deals with the safety standard for dishwashers. 

Comments were accepted until October 14, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

9/14/2022

Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Safety Standard for Stationary Circulation Pumps for Heating and Service Water Installations

On September 14, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA E60335-2-51 which deals with the safety standard for stationary circulation pumps for heating and service water installations.

Comments were accepted until October 13, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

9/7/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standard for Motor-Compressor

On September 7, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60335-2-34:17 which deals with safety standard of motor-compressors.

Comments were accepted until October 5, 2022.

Official source

Safety

CB Scheme

10/1/2022

IECEE Includes New Standard in the IECEE System for the Month of September

On September 2022, a new standard was included in the IECEE System.

CABL IEC 62893-4-1:2020 2022-09-01

Official source

Safety

Chile

12/10/2021

Chile SEC Releases Updated Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for Projector Luminaire for Street Lighting

On December 10, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_5-19:2021. PE_5-19:2021 which deals with safety analysis and/or test protocol of projector luminaire for street lighting.

The enforcement date is February 28, 2023.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Canada

9/15/2022

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standard for Electric Air-heaters

On September 15, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the standard C22.2 NO. 46-13 (R2018) for electric air-heaters.

Comments were accepted until October 13, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Taiwan

9/7/2022

Taiwan MOTC Issues Amended Regulations for Electric Bicycle Type Safety Inspection

On September 7, 2022, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) issued the partial amendment of Regulations of Safety Type Approval Management for Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Electric Bicycles, and effective on the same day.

Official source

Safety

Canada

9/22/2022

Canada SCC Drafts New Edition of Safety Standard for Surface-cleaning Appliances Employing Liquids

On September 22, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) drafted a new edition of CSA E60335-2-54:01 (R2020) which deals with the safety standard for surface-cleaning appliances employing liquids.

Comments were accepted until October 20, 2022.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

10/6/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Technical Regulation for Machinery Safety Part 4: Cutting and Sawing Machines

On October 6, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published draft technical regulation of machinery safety for cutting and sawing machines.

Comments and feedbacks can be sent until December 4, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Taiwan

9/7/2022

Taiwan MOTC Issues Revised Safety Testing Criteria of Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Electric Bicycles

On September 7, 2022, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) issued a revision to point 3-1 of Safety Testing Criteria of Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Electric Bicycles regarding the electronic control device, and effective on same day.

Official source

Safety

Global

10/5/2022

IEC Publishes New Standard for Appliance Couplers Particular for
Sheets and Gauges

On October 5, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60320-3:2014/AMD2:2022. This standard deals with the requirements for appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes particular for sheets and gauges.

Official source, Official source

Safety

New Zealand, Australia

10/1/2022

Australia & New Zealand EESS Publishes Guidance for Submersible Pumps and Components

On October 2022, the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) published a general guidance for submersible pumps and its parts. Submersible pumps were elevated to risk level 3 recently following several serious electrical incidents. Supply motors as well as the wet end parts which are being supplied separately should still tested and certified and registered on the EESS together with the submersible pump.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Saudi Arabia

10/11/2022

Saudi Arabia SASO Announces Implementation Date of Product Standards for Storage Water Heaters, Room Heaters and Cord Extension Sets

On October 11, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) announced the implementation date of the revised standard for storage water heaters, room heaters and cord extension sets.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

South Korea

9/16/2022

South Korea, KC Safety KATS Opens Public Consultation on the 4 New and Revised Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On September 16, 2022, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under Notice 2022-0256 on the revision and establishment of the following electrical appliance safety standards:

  • KC 61851-23 Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System Part 23: DC Electric Vehicle Charging Station;
  • KC 62196-1 Plugs, Socket-outlets, Vehicle Connectors, Vehicle Inlets and Adaptors - Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles Part 1: General Requirements;
  • KC 62196-3 Plugs, Socket-outlets, Vehicle Connectors, Vehicle Inlets and Adaptors - Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles Part 3: Dimensional Compatibility Requirements for DC and AC/DC Pin and Contact Tube Vehicle Couplers; and
  • KC 62196-3-1 Plugs, Socket-outlets, Vehicle Connectors, Vehicle Inlets and Adaptors - Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles Part 3-1: Vehicle Connector, Vehicle Inlet and Cable Assembly for DC Charging Intended to be Used with a Thermal Management System.

    Comments were accepted until November 16, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    9/16/2022

    South Korea, KC Safety Publishes Partial Revision of Electrical Appliances Safety Standards (KC 62619) and Safety Management Operation Guidelines for Electrical Appliances and Household Goods for Comment

    On September 16, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation entitled Electrical Appliances and Household Appliances Safety Management Act and to the electrical appliance safety standard entitled KC 62619 Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-acid Electrolytes — Safety Requirements for Secondary Lithium Cells and Batteries, for use in industrial applications.

    Comments were accepted until November 16, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    10/12/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO Notifies Stakeholders for Revised Date of Mandatory Uploading of Product Images of Non-regulated Products

    The Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization (SASO) notified the stakeholders for the revised date of mandatory uploading of product images of non-regulated products to SABER system.

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    9/30/2022

    Chile SEC Releases New Safety Protocol for Battery Chargers

    On September 30, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released a new safety protocol PE No. 1/38:2022 for the safety certification procedure of battery chargers 

    The enforcement date is March 31, 2024.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    Global

    10/10/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Garden Blowers and Vacuums

    On October 10, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 62841-4-6:2022. This standard deals with the requirements for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery particular for garden blowers, garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums.

    Official source

    Safety

    GCC

    10/12/2022

    GSO Countries, Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Notifies Implementation of IEC 60335-2-3:2022 for Electric Irons

    On October 12, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-3:2022. This standard deals with the safety of electric dry irons and steam irons, including those with a separate water reservoir or boiler having a capacity not exceeding 5 l, for household and similar purposes. This is part of the IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates and therefore certificates mentioning this standard shall be updated considering the 2 years transition period.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/11/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Ultraviolet Lamp Products

    On October 11, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 62471-6:2022. This standard deals with the requirements for photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems particular for ultraviolet lamp products.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Africa

    9/22/2022

    South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard for Electric Flexible Cables with Solid Extruded Dielectric Insulation - Rubber-insulated Cables for Domestic, Office and Similar Environments (Cords)

    On September 22, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published a draft standard SANS 1574-4 Ed 1.03 Electric Flexible Cables with Solid Extruded Dielectric Insulation Part 4: Rubber-insulated Cables for Domestic, Office and Similar Environments (Cords).

    The closing date for comments was November 24, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/12/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Fabric Steamers

    On October 12, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-85:2022. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particular for fabric steamers.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/12/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Electric Irons

    On October 12, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-3:2022. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particular for electric irons.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/12/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Blankets, Pads, Clothing and Similar Flexible Heating Appliances

    On October 12, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-17:2022. This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances particular for blankets, pads, clothing and similar flexible heating appliances.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/12/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Surface-cleaning Appliances for
    Household Use Employing Liquids or Steam

    On October 12, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-54:2022. This standard deals with requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam.

    Official source

    Safety

    Uruguay

    7/13/2022

    Uruguay Publishes Draft Decree on Determination of Technical Compatibility Criteria Allowing the Connection of Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to the Electricity Grid

    On July 13, 2022, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining published through World Trade Organization (WTO) the draft of Decree No. 225/022 - Determination of Technical Compatibility Criteria that Allow the Connection of Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to the Electricity Grid throughout the National Territory.

    The final date for submission of comments was September 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    10/18/2022

    South Korea, KC Safety Publishes Partial Revision of Electrical Appliances and Household Appliances Safety Management Act (No. 19005)

    On October 18, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published the partial revision of Electrical Appliances and Household Appliances Safety Management Act ([Enforcement 2023. 10. 19.] [Act No. 19005, 2022. 10. 18., partially amended]).

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    10/6/2022

    Israel MEI Updates Standards List under International Standardization Track

    On October 6, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) updated the standards list under international standardization track or positive list.

    Official source

    Safety

    Tunisia

    10/16/2022

    Tunisia Adopts New Control Monitoring System for Imported Consumer Goods

    On October 16, 2022, the Ministry of Trade and Export Development, Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy and Ministry of Health issued a joint announcement regarding the adoption of new control monitoring system to ensure the quality of the imported products and consumer’s safety effective October 17, 2022. 

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    India

    10/10/2022

    India BIS Publishes Guidelines for Implementation of Revised IS 16333 (Part 3):2022

    On October 10, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published guidelines for the implementation of Revised IS 16333 (Part 3):2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    CB Scheme

    10/14/2022

    IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 41

    On October 14, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE Website.

    TRFs TRF Originator
    IEC60598_2_20G Intertek Semko AB
    IEC62477_1E VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH
    EU_GD_IEC60335_2_11S
    European Group Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC60335_2_11S
    UL Solutions (DEMKO)
    EU_GD_IEC60335_2_35H_II
    Products GmbH European Group
    Differences Addendum to TRF
    IEC60335_2_35H
    TÜV Rheinland LGA

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/18/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Shavers, Hair Clippers and Similar Appliances

    On October 18, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-8:2022. This standard deals with requirements for shavers, hair clippers and similar appliances.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/18/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Storage Water Heaters

    On October 18, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-21:2022. This standard deals with requirements for storage water heaters.

    Official source

    Safety

    GCC

    10/18/2022

    GSO Countries, Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) Notifies Implementation of IEC 60335-2-21:2022 for Storage Water Heaters

    On October 18, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60335-2-21:2022. This standard deals with the safety of electric storage water heaters for household and similar purposes and intended for heating water below boiling temperature. This is part of the list of harmonized IEC standards to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates and therefore certificates mentioning this standard shall be updated considering the 2 years transition period.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/19/2022

    IEC Publishes New Requirements & Tests for Control Transformers
    and Power Supply Units


    On October 19, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 61558-2-2:2022. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for control transformers and power supply units incorporating control transformers.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/19/2022

    IEC Publishes New Requirements & Tests for Autotransformers and
    Power Supply Units Incorporating Auto-transformers for General Applications

    On October 19, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 61558-2-13:2022. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for autotransformers and power supply units incorporating auto-transformers for general applications.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    10/21/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62109-3:2022 for Electronic Devices in Photovoltaic Power Systems

    On October 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62109-3:2022 Safety of Power Converters for Use in Photovoltaic Power Systems - Part 3: Particular Requirements for Electronic Devices in Combination with Photovoltaic Elements.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is September 14, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    10/21/2022

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

    On October 21, 2022, the following TRFs were published and added to the IECEE Website.

    TRFs TRF Originator
    IEC60076_3C TÜV Rheinland InterCert Kft., MEEI Division
    IEC60076_11C TÜV Rheinland InterCert Kft., MEEI Division
    IEC62271_104C TÜV Rheinland InterCert Kft., MEEI Division
    IEC62271_107C TÜV Rheinland InterCert Kft., MEEI Division
    EU_GD_IEC61386_23D
    European Group Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC61386_23D
    IMQ S.p.A.
    EU_GD_IEC61386_21D_II
    European Group Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC61386_21D_II
    IMQ S.p.A.
    EU_GD_IEC60335_2_31M
    European Group Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC60335_2_31M
    Nemko Group AS
    EU_GD_IEC60335_2_64B
    European Group Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC60335_2_64B
    UL Solutions (Demko)
    EU_GD_IEC62841_2_3A
    European Group Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC62841_2_3A
    DEKRA Certification B.V.
    JP_ND_IEC60335_2_9Q
    Japan National Differences
    Addendum to TRF IEC60335_2_9Q
    TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    10/25/2022

    South Korea, KC Safety KATS Publishes Revision of Electrical Appliance Safety Standards (KC 60947-2 and KC 60335-2-84)

    On October 25, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published under notice number 2022-0458 the revision of the following electrical appliance safety standards:

    • KC 60947-2 Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 2: Circuit-breakers
    • KC 60335-2-84 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-84: Particular Requirements for Toilet Appliances

    Official source

    Safety

    EU, United Kingdom

    10/26/2022

    United Kingdom Issues Notice of Publication for the Designated Standards for Low Voltage Equipment

    On October 26, 2022, the Government of UK published released Notice of Publication 0070/22. Standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101) were amended. 

    Official source

    Safety, EMC

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022/A11:2022 for Electronic Control Devices

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
    Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard for EN IEC
    60669-2-1:2022/A11:2022 Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 2-1: Particular Requirements - Electronic Control Devices.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is July 12, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Energy Efficiency

    Thailand

    8/10/2022

    Thailand TISI Publishes Regulation on Importing Industrial Products for Processing with the Purpose to Export Outside Thailand

    On August 10, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published Notification of the Industrial Product Standards Council Subject: Criteria and Conditions on Importing Industrial Products to the Kingdom for Manufacturing, Assembling, Packaging or Other Usages with the Purpose to Export Outside the Kingdom B.E. 2565 (2022).

    Official source

    Safety, Explosive Atmospheres

    EU

    9/29/2022

    European Union EC Publishes Harmonized Standards for Equipment Intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

    On September 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1668 of 28 September 2022 on harmonized standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres drafted in support of Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. This includes designated standards for explosion prevention and protection, resistance and safety of machinery.

    This is effective on same day as publishing and repeals Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    9/30/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum to Amendment Standard EN IEC 61557-12:2022/A1:2022/AC:2022-09 for Power Metering and Monitoring Devices (PMD)

    On September 30, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical
    Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum to amendment standard EN IEC 61557-12:2022/A1:2022/AC:2022-09 Electrical safety in Low Voltage Distribution Systems up to 1 000 V AC and 1 500 V DC - Equipment for Testing, Measuring or Monitoring of Protective Measures - Part 12: Power Metering and Monitoring Devices (PMD).

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 88-1:2022 for Gas Appliance Pressure Regulator up to 50kPa

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 88-1:2022 Safety and Control Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances - Part 1: Pressure Regulators for Inlet Pressures up to and including 50 kPa.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 88-2:2022 for Gas Appliance Pressure Regulator up to 50kPa including 500kPa

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 88-2:2022 Safety and Control Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances - Part 2: Pressure Regulators for Inlet Pressures above 50 kPa up to and including 500 kPa.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 88-3:2022 for Gas Appliance Pressure Regulator up to and including 500kPa

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard for EN 88-3:2022 Safety and Control Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances - Part 3: Pressure and/or Flow Rate Regulators for Inlet Pressures up to and including 500 kPa, Electronic Types.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 257:2022 for Gas Appliance Mechanical Thermostats

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 257:2022 Mechanical Thermostats for Gas-burning Appliances.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 16898:2022 for Gas Filters

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16898:2022 Safety and Control Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances - Gas Filters having a Maximum Working Pressure up to and including 600 kPa.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 16678:2022 for Gas Appliance Shut-off Valves

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16678:2022 Safety and Control Devices for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances - Automatic Shut-off Valves for Operating Pressure of Above 500 kPa up to and including 6 300 kPa.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 16304:2022 for Gas Appliance Vent Valves

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 16304:2022 Automatic Vent Valves for Gas Burners and Gas Burning Appliances.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 161:2022 for Gas Appliance Shut-off Valves

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 161:2022 Automatic Shut-off Valves for Gas Burners and Gas Appliances.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 1106:2022 for Gas Appliance Manually Operated Taps

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 1106:2022 Manually Operated Taps for Gas Burning Appliances.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    10/12/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 125:2022 for Gas Appliance Thermoelectric Flame Supervision Devices

    On October 12, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 125:2022 Flame Supervision Devices for Gas Burning Appliances - Thermoelectric Flame Supervision Devices.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is October 31, 2025.

    Official source

    Sanitation

    EU

    10/5/2022

    European Union EC Opens Public Consultation on Revision of EU Rules on Food Contact Materials

    On October 5, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened a public consultation related to revision of EU rules on food contact materials (FCMs). 

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Sanitation

    Israel

    8/15/2022

    Israel SII Publishes Standard SI 5452 for Testing Products that Come into Contact with Drinking Water

    On August 15, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published standard SI 5452 Testing Products that Come into Contact with Drinking Water.

    Official source

    Sanitation

    Germany

    10/10/2022

    Germany Publishes Draft Third Amendment to the Revised Version of the Assessment Basis for Metal Materials in Contact with Drinking Water (Metal Assessment Basis)

    On October 10, 2022, the Federal Environment Agency published a draft of third amendment to the revised version of the assessment basis for metal materials in contact with drinking water (metal assessment basis) under EC TRIS notification procedure for public comments.

    Public consultation is open until January 11, 2023.

    Official source

    Sustainability

    Saudi Arabia

    10/3/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Draft Technical Regulation for Packaging

    On October 3, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a draft technical regulation for packaging in World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

    The final date for comments is December 2, 2022.

    Official source

    Sustainability

    EU

    10/4/2022

    European Union Releases Update on Common Charger Provisions

    On October 4, 2022, the European Parliament voted in favor of the proposal on adopting a common charger for the EU single market. This initiative aims to reduce e-waste and empower consumers. Full implementation is targeted by 2026.

    Official source

    Sustainability

    Taiwan

    9/29/2022

    Taiwan EPA Publishes Draft on Restricted Use of Internet Shopping Packaging and Implementation Methods

    On September 29, 2022, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) published a draft notice of Restricted Use of Internet Shopping Packaging and Implementation Methods.

    Comments or suggestions were accepted until November 28, 2022.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Sustainability

    Belgium

    9/21/2022

    Belgium Publishes Drafts related to Reparability Score, Durability Score and Software Compatibility

    On September 21, 2022, the Ministry of Environment published drafts related to reparability score, durability score and software compatibility. The drafts were published for TRIS notification procedure and currently under consultation until December 22, 2022.

    Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source

    Sustainability

    EU

    10/24/2022

    European Union Releases Notification on Final Approval of Common Charger to One-size-fits-all Charging Port to Reduce Electronic Waste

    On October 24, 2022, the Council of the EU and European Council released a notification entitled Common Charger: EU Ministers Give Final Approval to One-size-fits-all Charging Port.

    Official source

    Water Efficiency

    Taiwan

    9/13/2022

    Taiwan MOEA Approves Water Efficiency Labeling of Auto-closing Faucet

    On September 13, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the amendment of Mandatory Requirements of Water Efficiency Labeling Products for Water Use Equipment, Sanitary Ware or Other Equipment which will become effective on July 1, 2023.

    Official source

    Water Efficiency

    Bahrain

    10/17/2022

    Bahrain Publishes Decree on Issuing the Technical Regulations for Water Conservation Tools

    On October 17, 2022, the Minister of Industry and Commerce published Decree No. (101) of 2022 Issuing the Technical Regulations for Water Conservation Tools.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Kosovo

    9/29/2022

    Kosovo ARKEP Allocates 3.5 GHz Band to Mobile Radio Communication Service

    On September 29, 2022, the Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (ARKEP) published Decision No. 2012 for the distribution and utilization plan of the 3400-3800 GHz band.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Kosovo

    9/29/2022

    Kosovo ARKEP Approves the Plan to Open 5G (IMT-2020) Services

    On September 29, 2022, the Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (ARKEP) published Decision No. 2011 for the approval of the document revision of the plan for the opening of bands of special economic value for mobile services IMT & IMT-2020.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Canada

    9/29/2022

    Canada ISED Publishes Technical Requirements for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Operating in 710-1780 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz Bands

    On September 29, 2022, the Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published RSS-139 — Advanced Wireless Services Equipment Operating in the Bands 1710-1780 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz.

    Official source

    Wireless

    New Caledonia

    9/27/2022

    New Caledonia Announces Transfer of the 700 MHz Band

    On September 27, 2022, the France's National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced the transfer of the 700 MHz band to New Caledonia.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Vanuatu

    9/27/2022

    Vanuatu TRBR Launches Type Approval Module System

    On September 22, 2022, the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) of Vanuatu launched the Type Approval Module System. This particular system is a single web based system, which will help provide an easier and safer automatic web access for import permits approvals and certificates for businesses or individuals, which was at first processed manually.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Trinidad & Tobago

    9/30/2022

    Trinidad and Tobago TATT Announces the Registration Process for Certain Class Licensed Devices

    On September 30, 2022, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) announced the guidelines for the registration of devices using the R-CL form. Due to safety considerations and potential operational risks, those requesting to operate class licensed devices are now required to register using the R-CL form.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Dominican Republic

    9/1/2022

    Dominican Republic Indotel Publishes Technical Requirements for WLAN 6GHz

    On September 1, 2022, the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) published Resolution No. 082-2022 establishing the condition to operate low and very low power equipment at 5925-7125 MHz band through the generic licensing scheme.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Turkey

    10/13/2022

    Turkey BTK Publishes Technical Criteria for Devices Excluded from Frequency Allocation

    On October 13, 2022, the Turkey's Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) published Technical Criteria for Radio Devices and Systems Excluded from Frequency Allocation.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Wireless

    Saudi Arabia

    10/9/2022

    Saudi Arabia CITC Opens Public Consultation on the Roadmap for V2X in the 5.9 GHz band

    On October 9, 2022, Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) opened a public consultation on Roadmap for 5.9 GHz for Vehicle to Everything Communications (V2X).

    Comments were accepted until October 31, 2022.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Wireless

    India

    10/26/2022

    India WPC Releases Updated National Frequency Allocation Plan - NFAP 2022

    On October 26, 2022, the Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) under Department of Telecommunications, India published National Frequency Allocation Plan - 2022 (NFAP-2022).

    Official source

    Wireless, Cyber Security

    EU

    8/5/2022

    European Union EC Publishes Decision to Request CEN and CENELEC to Draft Harmonized Standards for Cyber Security Requirements

    On August 5, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision on the standardization request to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) as regards to radio equipment in support of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/30).

    Official source

    November 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary

    Chemicals

    EU

    9/8/2022

    European Union EC Adopts Initiative on Persistent Organic Pollutants – Setting Limit Values in Annex I (Update)

    On September 8, 2022, the European Commission (EC) adopted an initiative on Persistent Organic Pollutants – Setting Limit Values in Annex I (Update).

    Official source

    Chemicals

    Vietnam

    9/15/2022

    Vietnam Publishes Draft National Technical Regulation on Thresholds for Persistent Organic Pollutants in Articles, Products, Commodities and Equipment

    On September 15, 2022, the Vietnam Chemicals Agency published draft National Technical Regulation on Thresholds for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Articles, Products, Commodities and Equipment in World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

    The final date for comments is November 14, 2022.

    Official source

    Chemicals

    India

    8/22/2022

    India Publishes Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

    On August 22, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change published Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022.

    Official source

    Chemicals, F Gas

    Singapore

    9/1/2022

    Singapore NEA Reminds on Upcoming Mandatory Requirements for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators

    The National Environment Agency (NEA) reminds of upcoming mandatory requirements established under EPMA Regulation for air conditioners and refrigerators sold on Singapore market.

    Official source

    Chemicals, RoHS

    EU

    9/22/2022

    European Union EC Updates Provisions on Use of Lead for Superconductor Cables and Wires Amending RoHS Directive

    On September 22, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2022/1631 of 12 May 2022 Amending, for the Purposes of Adapting to Scientific and Technical Progress, Annex IV to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an Exemption for the Use of Lead in Bismuth Strontium Calcium Copper Oxide Superconductor Cables and Wires and Lead in their Electrical Connections.

    The date of enforcement was October 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    Taiwan

    8/24/2022

    Taiwan NCC Publishes Testing Guideline for Communication and Information Security of 5G Base Station

    On August 24, 2022, the Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC) released a testing guideline for the fifth generation mobile base station's information security to ensure that 5G base station (gNB) is capable to meet the basic requirements of communication and information security. Meanwhile, it will take effect on the date of publication.

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62443-4-2 for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) Components

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62443-4-2:2019/AC:2022-09 Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems - Part 4-2: Technical Security Requirements for IACS Components.

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    EU

    9/21/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN ISO/IEC 24760-2:2022 for Information Technology Security Techniques

    On September 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN ISO/IEC 24760-2:2022 Information Technology - Security Techniques - A Framework for Identity Management - Part 2: Reference Architecture and Requirements (ISO/IEC 24760-2:2015).

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    EU

    9/21/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN ISO/IEC 24760-3:2022 for Information Technology Identity Management

    On September 21, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN ISO/IEC 24760-3:2022 Information Technology - Security Techniques - A Framework for Identity Management - Part 3: Practice (ISO/IEC 24760-3:2016).

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 31, 2023.

    Official source

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

    United Kingdom, EU

    9/8/2022

    United Kingdom Issues Notice of Publication for the Designated Standards for Low Voltage Equipment

    On September 8, 2022, the Government of UK released Notice of Publication 0065/22. Standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101) was amended. 

    Official source

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

    United Kingdom, EU

    8/9/2022

    United Kingdom Issues Notice of Publication for the Designated Standards for Low Voltage Equipment

    On August 9, 2022, the Government of UK released Notice of Publication 0061/22. Standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101) was amended.

    Official source

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

    EU

    8/16/2022

    European Union EC Updates List of Harmonized Standards for General Product Safety

    On August 16, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/1401 of 12 August 2022 Amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1698 as regards European Standards for Certain Child Care Articles, Children’s Furniture, Gymnastic Equipment, Lighters, and Information and Communication Technology Equipment. The amendments entered into force on the same day as publication.

    Official source

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

    United Kingdom, EU

    8/6/2022

    United Kingdom Issues Notice of Publication for the Reference Standards for Machinery

    On August 6, 2022, the Government of UK released Notice of Publication 0060/22. It deals with the references to standards for machinery in support of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1597). 

    Official source

    EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

    EU

    9/9/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-100:2021/AC:2022-09 for Alternating-current Circuit-breakers

    On September 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62271-100:2021/AC:2022-09 High-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 100: Alternating-current Circuit-breakers.

    Official source

    EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-4:2022 for Insulation and/or Switching

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62271-4:2022 High-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 4: Handling Procedures for Gases for Insulation and/or Switching.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is August 26, 2025.

    Official source

    EMC, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

    Taiwan

    9/6/2022

    Taiwan BSMI, MOEA Issues Amendments of Regulation for Digital Still Image Video Cameras and Digital Cameras of BSMI Certification Mode

    On September 6, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the amendments to the Legal Inspection Requirements for Digital Still Image Video Cameras and Digital Cameras to change the conformity assessment procedure of digital cameras with effect from the same date.

    Official source, Official source

    EMC, Safety

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 62423:2012/A12:2022 for Type F and Type B Residual Current Operated Circuit-Breakers

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 62423:2012/A12:2022 Type F and Type B Residual Current Operated Circuit-breakers with and without Integral Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Uses.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 12, 2025.


    Official source

    EMC, Safety, Wireless

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022 for Electronic Control Devices

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022 Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 2-1: Particular Requirements - Electronic Control Devices.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 12, 2025.

    Official source

    EMC, Wireless

    Israel

    9/14/2022

    Israel MEI Publishes Notification on Correction Sheet of SI 961 Part 35 for Multimedia Equipment in Publication Records 10803

    On September 14, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published notification on correction of SI 961 Part 35 for Multimedia Equipment in Publication Records 10803.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/16/2022

    USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Ceiling Fans

    On August 16, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued final rule regarding the test procedure of ceiling fans.

    The effective date of this rule was September 15, 2022. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting February 13, 2023.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/19/2022

    USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure of External Power Supplies

    On August 19, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule regarding the test procedure of external power supplies.

    The effective date of this rule was September 19, 2022. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting February 15, 2023.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/22/2022

    USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Cooking Products

    On August 22, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule regarding the test procedure for cooking products. It also includes some technical correction that retitles the existing cooking products test procedure to specify that it is for microwave ovens only.

    The effective date of this rule was September 21, 2022. The final rule changes will be mandatory for representations of energy use or energy efficiency of a conventional cooking top on or after February 20, 2023.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/23/2022

    USA DOE Issues Notification of Rulemaking for the Energy Conservation Standards of Consumer Clothes Dryers

    On August 23, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and announcement of public meeting regarding the energy conservation standards of consumer clothes dryers.

    The final date for comments, data, and information regarding this proposal was October 24, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/24/2022

    USA DOE Issues SNOPR for the Energy Conservation Standards of Microwave Ovens

    On August 24, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment regarding the energy conservation standards for microwave ovens. 

    The final date for comments, data, and information regarding this proposal was October 24, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Israel

    8/31/2022

    Israel MEI Approves Exemption from Energy Efficiency Requirements of Relevant Electrical Products in Official Standards

    On August 31, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) approved an exemption from energy efficiency requirements of relevant electrical products in official standards.

    This exemption came into effect on September 1, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    8/31/2022

    European Union EC Releases Draft Regulation for Energy Labelling of Mobile Phones and Tablets

    On August 31, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published the draft regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the energy labelling of smartphones and slate tablets. This draft sets requirements for the energy labelling and the provision of product information for smartphones and slate tablets.

    Comments were accepted until September 28, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/26/2022

    USA DOE Publishes Correction on the Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Ceiling Fans

    On August 26, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a correction on the final rule for the test procedure of ceiling fans.

    The effective date was September 15, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/30/2022

    USA DOE Publishes Notice of Rulemaking for the Test Procedure for Water-source Heat Pumps

    On August 30, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a notification of proposed rulemaking and request for comment regarding the water-source heat pumps.

    The final date for comments, data, and information regarding this proposal was October 31, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    8/31/2022

    USA DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure of General Service Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescent Reflector Lamps, and General Service Incandescent Lamps

    On August 31, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule for the test procedures for general service fluorescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, and general service incandescent lamps.

    The effective date of this rule was September 30, 2022. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting February 27, 2023.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    South Korea

    8/30/2022

    South Korea MoTIE Publishes Information on the Effective Date of Standards in the EE Label

    On August 30, 2022, the South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MoTIE) published Information on the Effective Date of Application Standards for each Item of Efficiency Management Equipment.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    8/31/2022

    India BEE Issues Alert Regarding Position/Placement of BEE Star label on Room Air Conditioner (RAC)

    On August 31, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published a notification related to position/placement of BEE Star label on Room Air Conditioner (RAC).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Taiwan

    8/30/2022

    Taiwan BSMI, MOEA Publishes Draft Amendment of the Energy Efficiency Requirements for Electric Pots

    On August 30, 2022, the Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the draft amendment of Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Electric Pots for public consultation until October 31, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    9/15/2022

    India BEE Extends Timelines on Change to New Label for Ceiling Fans for BEE STAR Labelling Program

    On September 15, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the timelines of change label to new label activity for all manufacturers and permittees of ceiling fans under BEE STAR labelling program.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    9/15/2022

    India BEE Extends Timelines on Change to New Label for Frost Free Refrigerators and Direct Cool Refrigerators

    On September 15, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the timelines of change label to new label activity for all manufacturers and permittees of Frost Free Refrigerator (FFR) and Director Cool Refrigerator (DCR) under BEE STAR labelling program.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Ukraine

    9/13/2022

    Ukraine Approves Technical Regulation on Eco-design Requirements for Air Heaters, Coolers, High-temperature Process Chillers and Fan Coil Units

    On September 13, 2022, the Ministry of Energy approved the technical regulation on eco-design requirements for air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Japan

    9/1/2022

    Japan METI Revises Energy-Saving Label Display of Air Conditioner

    On September 1, 2022, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) revised the energy-saving labels for air conditioners.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Chemicals

    United Arab Emirates

    9/9/2022

    UAE MoIAT Transfers ECAS Applications to New E-service System

    The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) transferred Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) applications to the new E-Services system.

    The effective date and mandatory date are based on assumption since there's no official notice from MOIAT, but new applications are already directed to the new E-Services system.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Bahrain

    9/2/2022

    Bahrain EWA Publishes Draft Regulation on Energy Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for Air Conditioners

    On September 2, 2022, the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) published draft regulation on energy labelling and minimum energy performance requirements for air conditioners. This regulation updates the one currently enforced and approved with the Ministerial Decree 70/2015.

    Comments and feedbacks were accepted until September 15, 2022.

    Note:
    The drafts were circulated by the authorities through different channels and the indication about the commenting period might differ.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Bahrain

    9/2/2022

    Bahrain EWA Publishes Draft Technical Regulation on Commercial Air Conditioners

    On September 2, 2022, the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) published draft technical regulation on commercial air conditioners.

    Comments and feedbacks were accepted until September 15, 2022.

    Note:
    The drafts were circulated by the authorities through different channels and the indication about the commenting period might differ.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    EU

    9/9/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50708-2-6:2022 for Energy Performance of Medium Power Transformers

    On September 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50708-2-6:2022 Power Transformers - Additional European Requirements: Part 2-6 Medium Power Transformers - Non-conventional Magnetic Steel Technology.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union EC Explores the Need for New Rules on Environmental Impact of Photovoltaics

    On September 23, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened consultations for the initiatives to examine need for new rules on environmental impact of photovoltaics.

    Comments are accepted until December 16, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

    EU

    9/21/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 15502-2-1:2022 for Gas-fired Central Heating Boilers

    On September 21, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 15502-2-1:2022 Gas-fired Central Heating Boilers - Part 2-1: Specific Standard for Type C Appliances and Type B2, B3 and B5 Appliances of a Nominal Heat Input Not Exceeding 1000 kW.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is September 30, 2025.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Safety

    Mexico

    9/26/2022

    Mexico SE Publishes Draft Standard for Labels, Instruction Manuals and Warranties of Electronic and Electric Products and Household Appliances

    On September 26, 2022, the Secretary of Economy of Mexico published a draft project of official Mexican standard NOM-024-SE-2022. This standard regulates the labels, instruction manuals and warranties of electronic and electric products and household appliances. This will cancel NOM-024-SCFI-2013 which was published in the official gazette on August 12, 2013.

    Official source

    Explosive Atmospheres

    Brazil

    8/30/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Publishes Rectification in the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (INMETRO Portaria 115/2022)

    On August 30, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Rectification in the Consolidated Regulation for Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Inmetro Portaria No. 115, of March 21, 2022).

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Explosive Atmospheres

    EU

    9/9/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60079-25:2022 for Explosive Atmospheres Intrinsically Safe Electrical Systems

    On September 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60079-25:2022 Explosive Atmospheres - Part 25: Intrinsically Safe Electrical Systems.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is September 9, 2025.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/2/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-051-02:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices

    On September 2, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-051-02:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Performance Standard - Part 051-02: Plug-receptacle Style Single-mode Fiber Fixed Optical Attenuators for Category C - Controlled Environments.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is August 17, 2025.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/7/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 14511-1:2022 for Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Cooling and Process Chillers with Compressors

    On September 7, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 14511-1:2022 Air Conditioners, Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps for Space Heating and Cooling and Process Chillers, with Electrically Driven Compressors - Part 1: Terms and Definitions.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 31, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/7/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 14511-2:2022 for Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Cooling and Process Chillers with Compressors

    On September 7, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 14511-2:2022 Air Conditioners, Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps for Space Heating and Cooling and Process Chillers, with Electrically Driven Compressors - Part 2: Test Conditions.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 31, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/7/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 14511-3:2022 for Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Cooling and Process Chillers with Compressors

    On September 7, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 14511-3:2022 Air Conditioners, Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps for Space Heating and Cooling and Process Chillers, with Electrically Driven Compressors - Part 3: Test Methods.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 31, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/7/2022

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 14511-4:2022 for Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Cooling and Process Chillers with Compressors

    On September 7, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 14511-4:2022 Air Conditioners, Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps for Space Heating and Cooling and Process Chillers, with Electrically Driven Compressors - Part 4: Requirements.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is March 31, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/9/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50708-2-4:2022 for Medium Power Transformer

    On September 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50708-2-4:2022 Power Transformers - Additional European Requirements - Part 2-4: Medium Power Transformer - Special Tests.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/9/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-053-02:2022 for Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

    On September 9, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-053-02:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Performance Standard - Part 053-02: Non-connectorized, Single-mode Fiber, Electrically Controlled, Variable Optical Attenuator for Category C – Controlled Environments.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is August 31, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62077:2022 for Fiber Optic Circulators

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62077:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Fiber Optic Circulators - Generic Specification.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is September 14, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61726:2022 for Cable Assemblies Screening Attenuation Measurement

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61726:2022 Cable Assemblies, Cables, Connectors and Passive Microwave Components – Screening Attenuation Measurement by the Reverberation Chamber Method.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is August 22, 2025.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61280-4-3:2022 for Fiber Optic Communication Subsystem Test Procedures

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61280-4-3:2022 Fiber Optic Communication Subsystem Test Procedures - Part 4-3: Installed Passive Optical Networks - Attenuation and Optical Return Loss Measurements.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50399:2022 for Test Methods for Electric Cable under Fire Conditions

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50399:2022 Common Test Methods for Cables under Fire Conditions - Heat Release and Smoke Production Measurement on Cables during Flame Spread Test - Test Apparatus, Procedures, Results.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is August 8, 2025.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61855:2022 for Performance of Hair Care Appliances

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61855:2022 Household and Similar Use Electrical Hair Care Appliances - Methods for Measuring the Performance.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is September 16, 2025.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-089-02:2022 for Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-089-02:2022 Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Performance Standard - Part 089-02: Non-connectorized Single-mode Bidirectional OTDR Monitoring WWDM for Category C - Indoor Controlled Environment.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is September 16, 2023.

    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50708-3-4:2022 for Large Power Transformer

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50708-3-4:2022 Power Transformers - Additional European Requirements - Part 3-4: Large Power Transformer - Special Tests for Corrugated Tank and Radiators.

    Official source

    Performance, Energy Efficiency

    EU

    8/31/2022

    European Union EC Releases Draft Regulation for Ecodesign Requirements for Mobile Phones

    On August 31, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published a draft regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for mobile phones, cordless phones and slate tablets pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Amending the Ecodesign Regulation on Standby, Networked Standby and Off Mode.

    Comments were accepted until September 28, 2022.

    Official source

    Performance, Energy Efficiency

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50708-2-3:2022 for Medium Power Transformer Accessories

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50708-2-3:2022 Power Transformers - Additional European Requirements - Part 2-3: Medium Power Transformer - Accessories.

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals

    Vietnam

    8/29/2022

    Vietnam Publishes Draft of National Technical Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    On August 29, 2022, the Vietnam Chemicals Agency published a draft related to the national technical regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment in World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

    The final date for comments was October 28, 2022.

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals

    Ukraine

    9/1/2022

    Ukraine Publishes Draft Resolution of the Amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    On September 1, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published a draft resolution of the amendments to the technical regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

    Comments and proposals to the draft resolution should be sent to the postal or e-mail address:
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
    01008, Kyiv, str. Hrushevsky, 12/2
    Tel.: (044) 596-67-81
    E-mail: [email protected]

    The final date for comments and proposals was October 31, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    8/3/2022

    Canada SCC Reviews Reaffirmation of Standards for Particular Requirements of Cut-off Machines

    On August 3, 2022 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60745-2-22-12 (R2017) Hand-held Motor-operated Electric Tools - Safety - Part 2-22: Particular Requirements for Cut-off Machines.

    Comments were accepted until August 30, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    8/3/2022

    Canada SCC Reviews Reaffirmation of Standards for Grinders, Polishers and Disk-Type Sanders

    On August 3, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60745-2-3-07 Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers and Disk-Type Sanders.

    Comments were accepted until August 30, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    USA

    8/24/2022

    USA Underwriters Laboratories Publishes New Edition of Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs Standard

    On August 24, 2022, the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) published edition 6 of UL 1261. This standard deals with the safety of electric water heaters for pools and tubs.

    Official source

    Safety

    Taiwan

    8/18/2022

    Taiwan BSMI Issues New National Standards (CNS) for Smartphone, Aquarium Luminaires, and EV Battery Swap System

    On August 18, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced the following newly developed standards for smartphone, aquarium luminaires, and EV battery swap system.

    • CNS 16176:2022
    • CNS 16177:2022
    • CNS 60598-2-11:2022
    • CNS 62840-2:2022

    Official source

    Safety

    Philippines

    9/2/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS Issues UL Thailand Lab's Certification of Recognition for Safety Testing

    The Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) included the PNS safety standards for air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines under the Certificate of Recognition for Testing Laboratory in favor of Underwriter Laboratories (Thailand) Ltd. (Recognition No. TL-0038).

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    Global

    8/31/2022

    IEC Publishes New Requirements for Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems

    On August 31, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 61800-5-1:2022. This standard deals with the safety requirements, electrical, thermal and energy of adjustable speed electrical power drive systems.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    8/30/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Publishes Rectification in the Technical Regulation for Photovoltaic System (Inmetro Portaria 140/2022)

    On August 30, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Rectification in the approved Technical Quality Regulation and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Electric Energy Generation, Conditioning and Storage Equipment in Photovoltaic Systems – Consolidated (Inmetro Portaria No. 140, of March 21, 2022).

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    9/5/2022

    South Korea, KC Safety Publishes Partial Revision of Safety Management Operation Guidelines for Electrical Appliances and Household Goods for Comment (No. 2022-669)

    On September 5, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation on Electrical Appliances and Household Appliances Safety Management Act.

    Comments are accepted until November 16, 2022 and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    9/6/2022

    South Korea, Consumer Goods Safety KATS Publishes Revision of Electric Board Safety Standards (Annex 72)

    On September 6, 2022, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published under Notice 2022-0303 the revision of Safety Standards for Household Goods Subject to Safety Confirmation Annex 72 (electric board).

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Vietnam

    9/8/2022

    Vietnam VSQI Publishes Public Consultation of the Draft National Standards (TCVN) for Sockets – Plug Use for Industrial Purpose

    On September 8, 2022, the Vietnam Standards and Quality Institute (VSQI) of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) published the following draft national standards (TCVN) for public comments:

    • TCVN 13590-1:2022 Plugs, Fixed or Portable Socket-outlets and Appliance Inlets for Industrial Purposes – Part 1: General Requirements
    • TCVN 13590-2:2022 Plugs, Fixed or Portable Socket-outlets and Appliance Inlets for Industrial Purposes – Part 2: Dimensional Compatibility Requirements for Pin and Contact-tube Accessories
    • TCVN 13590-4:2022 Plugs, Fixed or Portable Socket-outlets and Appliance Inlets for Industrial Purposes – Part 4: Switched Socket-outlets with or without Interlock

    Official source

    Safety

    United Kingdom, EU

    9/8/2022

    United Kingdom Issues Designation of Safety Standard for Refrigerating Appliances with Some Deviations

    On September 8, 2022, the Government of UK published released Notice of Publication 0065/22 which amended the standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1101). UK deviation for standard EN 60335-2-24 which is the safety standard for refrigerating appliances is included in the said amendment. 

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    9/16/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 60598-2-11:2013/A1:2022 for Aquarium Luminaires

    On September 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 60598-2-11:2013/A1:2022 Luminaires - Part 2-11: Particular Requirements - Aquarium Luminaires.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is August 8, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    9/6/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Publishes Rectification in the Certification of Household Appliances (Portaria 148/2022)

    On September 6, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Rectification in Inmetro Portaria No. 148, of March 28, 2022, the Consolidated Regulation for Household Appliances and Similar Appliances.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    9/19/2022

    IEC Publishes New Standard for the General Requirements of Automatic Electrical Controls

    On September 19, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60730-1:2022. This standard deals with the general requirements for automatic electrical controls.

    Official source

    Safety

    CB Scheme

    9/1/2022

    IECEE Includes New Standards in the IECEE System for the Month of August

    On August 2022, new standards were included in the IECEE System.

    LITEIEC 60598-2-18:2022 2022-08-30
    POWIEC 62271-100:2021 2022-08-30
    POWIEC 62271-102:2018/AMD1:2022 2022-08-30
    POWIEC 62271-103:2021 2022-08-30
    POWIEC 62271-105:2021 2022-08-30
    POWIEC 62271-200:2021 2022-08-30
    INSTIEC 60884-1:2022 2022-08-22
    TOOLIEC 62841-3-5:2022 2022-08-08
    TOOLIEC 62841-4-7:2022 2022-08-05

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    9/21/2022

    Israel MEI Approves Changes to Official Standard SI 62841 Part 2.11 for Electric Motor-operated Hand-held Reciprocating Saws

    On September 21, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) approved changes to official standard SI 62841 Part 2.11 for Motor-operated Power Tools - Hand-held Tools, Portable Tools and Machines for Lawn and Garden - Safety: Special Requirements for Hand-held Reciprocating Saws.

    Comments and suggestions were submitted until October 20, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 61184:2017/A1:2022 for Bayonet Lampholders

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 61184:2017/A1:2022 Bayonet Lampholders.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60598-2-18:2022 for Swimming Pool Luminaires

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60598-2-18:2022 Luminaires - Part 2-18: Particular Requirements - Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Similar Applications.

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is September 21, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 60335-2-30:2009/A2:2022 for Room Heaters

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 60335-2-30:2009/A2:2022 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular Requirements for Room Heaters.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    9/23/2022

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 60335-2-30:2009/A13:2022 for Room Heaters

    On September 23, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 60335-2-30:2009/A13:2022 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-30: Particular Requirements for Room Heaters.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    9/22/2022

    Israel MEI Publishes Draft Free Import Order including SI 62133 for Nickel and Lithium-ion Batteries

    On September 22, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published draft Free Import Order including SI 62133 for Nickel and Lithium-ion Batteries.

    Comments and feedbacks were submitted until October 3, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    China

    9/26/2022

    China CQC Publishes Notice on the Implementation of the Requirement of GB4943.1-2022 for the Mandatory Certification of IT and Audio/Video Equipment

    On September 26, 2022, the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) published a notification on the relevant requirements for the implementation of the new standard GB 4943.1-2022 for compulsory product certification of electronic products and safety accessories (Product Categories 08/09/16).

    Official source

    Safety

    Thailand

    8/19/2022

    Thailand TISI Publishes Standard for Safety of Electrical Appliances - Body Massage Appliances

    On August 19, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published standard TIS 60335 Part 2(32)-2564 (2021) Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-32: Particular Requirements for Massage Appliances.

    Official source

    Safety

    Thailand

    8/8/2022

    Thailand TISI Publishes Standard for Safety of Electrical Appliances - Air-cleaning Appliances

    On August 8, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published standard TIS 60335 Part 2(65)-2564 (2021) Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-65: Particular Requirements For Air-cleaning Appliances.

    Official source

    Safety

    Thailand

    8/19/2022

    Thailand TISI Publishes Updated Standard for Glow Starters for Fluorescent Lamps

    On August 19, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published a regulation which requires glow starters for fluorescent lamps products to comply with TIS 183-2562 (2019) standard.

    Official source

    Sanitation

    Ukraine

    8/22/2022

    Ukraine Publishes Draft Order on Approval of the Requirements for Ceramic Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

    On August 22, 2022, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine published Draft Order on Approval of Requirements for Ceramic Products Intended for Contact with Food Products.

    The final date for comments was September 21, 2022.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Sanitation

    EU

    9/15/2022

    European Union EC Publishes Regulation on Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to come into Contact with Foods

    On September 15, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1616 of 15 September 2022 on Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foods, and Repealing Regulation (EC) No 282/2008.

    Official source

    Sanitation

    Brazil

    9/6/2022

    Brazil ANVISA Proposes Regularization of Food and Packaging under SNVS Competence

    On September 6, 2022, the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a draft proposal for regularization of food and packaging under SNVS competence.

    Official source, Official source

    Sanitation

    Israel

    9/21/2022

    Israel Issues Clarifications regarding Submission of an Import Application for Goods in the Field of Application of Standards TI 5113

    On September 21, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry issued clarifications regarding the submission of an import application for goods in the field of application of standards TI 5113.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Thailand

    8/10/2022

    Thailand NBTC Opens Public Consultation on the Improvement of NBTC Regulation on Telecommunication Equipment Inspection and Certification

    On August 10, 2022, the Office of the National Broadcasting and
    Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) opened a public consultation on (Draft) NBTC Regulations on the Inspection and Certification of Telecommunication and Equipment Standards.

    Comments were accepted until October 10, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Eswatini

    9/3/2022

    Eswatini ESCCOM Notifies Business Entities Operating without an Electronic Communications Equipment Dealer's License

    On September 3, 2022, the Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM) published General Notice 18/2022 Regulation of Radio Communications Equipment (Operating without an Electronic Communications Equipment Dealers' License).

    Official source

    Wireless

    Indonesia

    9/8/2022

    Indonesia SDPPI Opens Public Consultation Concerning Operational Provision for the Certification of Telecommunication Equipment

    On September 8, 2022, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) opened a public consultation to gather inputs regarding the improvement of the Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Information No. 16 of 2018 concerning the Operational Provision for the Certification of Telecommunication Equipment. There is no draft document prepared since at this stage the authority only wants to gather comment/suggestion from general public regarding the current regulation.

    Comments were submitted until September 22, 2022.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Mexico

    9/13/2022

    Mexico IFT Releases Technical Provision IFT-011-2022: Technical Specifications of Mobile Terminal Equipment. Part 3. Cellular Broadcasting Service for Notification of Risk or Emergency

    On September 13, 2022, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published Technical Provision IFT-011-2022: Technical Specifications for Mobile Terminal Equipment that can Make Use of the Radio Spectrum or be Connected to Telecommunications Networks. Part 3. Cellular Broadcasting Service for Notification of Risk or Emergency Situations.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Canada

    9/9/2022

    Canada ISED Publishes Guidance on Wireless Communication Service (WCS) Equipment Operating in 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz Band

    On September 9, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published Notice 2022-CEB001 Guidance on Radio Standards Specification RSS-195 - Wireless Communication Service (WCS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz, Issue 2.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Philippines

    9/14/2022

    Philippines NTC Makes it Mandatory to Educate Mobile Phone Users about Solutions Against Text Scams

    On September 14, 2022, the Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) announced under Memorandum Order No. 006-09-2022 the Mobile Phone Solutions Against Text Scams, which sets out the measures to inform the public of the mobile phone features that can protect the users from text scams.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Wireless

    Chile

    9/14/2022

    Chile SUBTEL Updates Technical Requirement for Short Range Devices

    On September 14, 2022, the Under Secretariat for Telecommunications (SUBTEL) published Resolution No. 2,844 Exempt modifying the Resolution No. 1985 Exempt of 2017 of the under secretariat of telecommunications.

    Official source

    October 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary

    Consumer Products

    USA

    9/15/2022

    U.S. CPSC Publishes Final Rule on the Safety Standard for Magnets
     
    The U.S. CPSC has published the final rule to address the hazard associated with ingestion of high-powered magnets.

    The rule establishes requirements for magnet products intended to be used for entertainment, jewelry, mental stimulation, stress relief, or a combination of these purposes, and that contain one or more loose or separable magnets.

    Each loose or separable magnet in a product that is subject to the rule and that fits entirely within CPSC's small parts cylinder must have a flux index of less than 50 kG2 mm2.

    The rule exempts from its requirements toys subject to the ASTM F963.

    Official source

    Toys

    Global

    9/15/2022

    ISO Published ISO 8124-1:2022 Safety of toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties
     
    On Sept. 15, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 8124-1:2022 Safety of toys — Part 1: Safety aspects related to mechanical and physical properties. 

    The standard specifies acceptable criteria for structural characteristics of toys, such as shape, size, contour, spacing (e.g. rattles, small parts, sharp points and edges, and hinge-line clearances) as well as acceptable criteria for properties peculiar to certain categories of toy (e.g. maximum kinetic energy values for non-resilient-tipped projectiles and minimum tip angles for ride-on toys). This document also requires that appropriate warnings and/or instructions for use be given on certain toys or their packaging. 

    Official source 

    Toys

    European Union

    7/15/2022

    EC-SCHEER Ends Consultation for the Preliminary Opinion on the Safety of the Presence of Cobalt in Toys
     
    On Sept. 8, 2022, the European Commission and SCHEER ended the consultation on Preliminary Opinion on the safety of the presence of cobalt in toys.

    The SCHEER recommended the following lower migration limits:

    • Category I: 0.12 mg/kg
    • Category II: 0.03 mg/kg
    • Category III: 1.5 mg/kg

    Toys where the risk is mainly related to oral exposure after ingestion and where the cobalt and its compounds can be used are kids’ make-up, 3-D pens, materials for toy printers and printed toys, cobalt-containing paintings, inks and coatings used for toys and toys made of leather or textiles, other. This is a consultation only and no mandatory requirements have been established yet.
     
    Official source 

    Chemicals 

    USA 

    7/28/2022 

    USA EPA Propose Rule on Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Fire Suppression 
     
    On July 28, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Proposed Rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Fire Suppression. 
     
    The final date for comments was Sept. 12, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Cyber Security 

    Singapore 

    7/29/2022 

    Singapore IMDA Opens Public Consultation on Annex C of the IMDA IoT Cyber Security Guide 
     
    On July 29, 2022, the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) opened public consultation of IMDA IoT Cyber Security Guide Annex C, which is a case study on smart buildings. 
     
    Comments were accepted until Sept. 9, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Cyber Security, Wireless 

    Pakistan 

    6/15/2022 

    Pakistan PTA Publishes Cybersecurity Framework for Telecom 
     
    On June 15, 2022, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published its National Cyber Security Framework for Telecom — Assessment Criteria and Guidelines  (Version 1.0), which sets out the detailed assessment criteria that would act as a guideline for auditors as well as the licensees during audit. 
     
    Official source 

    Cyber Security, Wireless 

    Vietnam 

    7/20/2022 

    Vietnam MIC Publishes Revision of the Circular for the Import License of Network Information Security Products 
     
    On July 20, 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular No. 10/2022/TT-BTTTT titled "Amendments and Supplements to Some Articles of Circular No. 13/2018/TT-BTTTT Oct. 15, 2018, of the Minister of Information and Communication Supplying Provisions on the List of Network Information Safety Products Imported Follow and Order, Procedures, Documents for License for Importing Network Information Safety Products," which details the list of network information security products imported under the license and the order, procedures and dossiers for issuance of the license to import network information security products. 
     
    Official source 

    Cyber Security, Wireless 

    Saudi Arabia 

    8/1/2022 

    Saudi Arabia CITC Publishes Regulations for Cybersecurity Operations in Communications, Information Technology and Postal Sectors 
     
    On August 1, 2022, the Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published Regulations of Cybersecurity Operations in Communications, Information Technology and Postal Sectors (RT13 Version One). 
     
    Official source 

    EMC 

    Israel 

    7/28/2022 

    Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 61000 Part 3.12 for Equipment Connected to Public Low-Voltage Systems 
     
    On July 28, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 61000 part 3.12, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): Limits – Limits for Harmonic Currents Produced by Equipment Connected to Public Low-Voltage Systems with Input Current > 16 A and ≤75 A per Phase. 
     
    Comments and feedback were accepted until Aug. 18, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety 

    Taiwan 

    8/12/2022 

    Taiwan BSMI and MOEA Plan to Amend Certification Requirements for Household Electrical Appliances (3 Types of Water Machines) 
     
    On Aug. 12, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) released a draft amendment of its Legal Inspection Requirements for Household Electrical Appliances for public consultation until Oct. 11, 2022. 
     
    Official source, Official source 

    EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Safety 

    Taiwan 

    8/10/2022 

    Taiwan MOEA Issues Amendment of the Regulations Governing Disposition of Commodities Failing Inspection 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued amendments to Articles 5, 7 and 9 of its Regulations Governing Disposition of Commodities Failing Inspection. 
     
    Official source 

    EMC, Performance, Safety 

    CB Scheme 

    8/1/2022 

    IECEE Includes New Standards in the IECEE System for the Month of July 
     
    In July 2022, new standards were included in the IECEE System. 
     

    LITE     IEC 60598-2-11:2013/AMD1:2022    2022-07-27 
    MEAS  IEC 61010-2-202:2020                        2022-07-13 
    EMC     IEC 61000-6-8:2020                            2022-07-07 
    EMC     IEC 62493:2015/AMD1:2022            2022-07-07 
    EMC     IEC 63044-5-1:2017/AMD1:2022     2022-07-07 
    EMC     IEC 63044-5-2:2017/AMD1:2022     2022-07-07 
    EMC     IEC 63044-5-3:2017/AMD1:2022     2022-07-07 
    LITE     IEC 62722-1:2022                                2022-07-07 
     
    Official source 

    EMC, Safety 

    Taiwan 

    8/5/2022 

    Taiwan BSMI and MOEA Plan to Include Water Filters/Purifiers in the Mandatory Inspection Scope of BSMI Certification 
     
    On Aug. 5, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) released a draft of its Legal Inspection Requirements for Water Filters (Purifiers) for public consultation until Oct. 4, 2022. 
     
    Official source, Official source 

    EMC, Safety 

    EU 

    8/19/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-212:2022 for High-Voltage Transformer Substations 
     
    On August 19, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 62271-212:2022, High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 212: Compact Equipment Assembly for Distribution Substations (CEADS) for AC Voltages up to 52 kV. 
     
    Official source 

    EMC, Safety, Wireless 

    Pakistan 

    8/1/2022 

    Pakistan PTA Releases Draft Regulations for Telecom Equipment Standards 
     
    On Aug. 1, 2022, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published a draft of its Regulations for Telecom Equipment Standards, 2022, which sets out the different standards for different classes of telecommunication equipment. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    USA 

    7/25/2022 

    USA DOE Publishes Notification of Rulemaking for the Test Procedure for Fans and Blowers 
     
    On July 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and a request for comment and announced a public meeting regarding the Test Procedure of Fans and Blowers. 
     
    The DOE accepted comments, data and information regarding this proposal until Sept. 23, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency  

    Israel 

    8/4/2022 

    Israel MOE Announces the Launch of Conference for Import of Energy-Efficient Electrical Products 
     
    On Aug. 4, 2022, the Ministry of Energy (MOE) announced the upcoming energy conference for the reform of the import of energy-efficient electrical products to be held on Sept. 8, 2022, in Jerusalem. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    India 

    8/1/2022 

    India BEE Releases Draft Regulations on Particulars and Manner of Their Display on Labels of Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) Television 
     
    On Aug. 1, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published a draft of its Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Particulars and Manner of Their Display on Label of Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Television) Regulations, 2022. 
     
    Objections to or suggestions for the draft regulations were accepted at the office of Bureau of Energy Efficiency until Aug. 30, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    Israel 

    8/7/2022 

    Israel MEI Publishes Draft for Exemption of Electrical Products from Energy Efficiency Requirements 
     
    On Aug. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published a draft for public comments for the exemption of relevant electrical products from energy efficiency requirements. 
     
    Comments and suggestions were accepted until Aug. 23, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    EU 

    8/10/2022 

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13203-2:2022 for Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard: EN 13203-2:2022, Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances Producing Hot Water - Part 2: Assessment of Energy Consumption. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Feb. 28, 2023. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    EU 

    8/10/2022 

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13203-4:2022 for Gas-Fired mCHP Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard: EN 13203-4:2022, Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances Producing Hot Water - Part 4: Assessment of Energy Consumption of Gas Combined Heat and Power Appliances (mCHP) Producing Hot Water and Electricity. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Feb. 28, 2023. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    EU 

    8/10/2022 

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13203-5:2022 for Gas-Fired Appliances with Electric Heat Pumps 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard: EN 13203-5:2022, Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances Producing Hot Water - Part 5: Assessment of Energy Consumption of Gas-Fired Appliances Combined with Electrical Heat Pump. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Feb. 28, 2023. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    EU 

    8/10/2022 

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13203-6:2022 for Gas-Fired Appliances with Absorption Heat Pumps 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard: EN 13203-6:2022, Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances Producing Hot Water - Part 6: Assessment of Energy Consumption of Adsorption and Absorption Heat Pumps. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Feb. 28, 2023. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    EU 

    8/10/2022 

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13203-7:2022 for Gas-Fired Appliances with Passive Flue Heat Recovery Devices (PFHRD) 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard: EN 13203-7:2022, Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances Producing Hot Water - Part 7: Assessment of Energy Consumption of Combination Boilers Equipped with a Passive Flue Heat Recovery Device. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    Israel 

    8/14/2022 

    Israel MoE Announces Transition Period for Import of Electrical Products in Compliance with Energy Efficiency Requirements 
     
    On Aug. 14, 2022, the Ministry of Energy (MoE) announced a transition period of six months, during which it will be possible to import the electrical products to which the reform applies according to the existing regulations or according to compliance with the European regulation. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    Ukraine 

    8/15/2022 

    Ukraine Publishes Draft Resolution on Approval of Technical Regulation on Requirements for Eco-Design for Refrigerating Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 15, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine published a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine’s "On Approval of the Technical Regulation on Requirements for Eco-Design for Refrigerating Appliances." 
     
    This draft regulatory act is published on the webpage http://www.saee.gov.ua in the Activity section, Regulatory Activity subdivision, as well as on http://mev.gov.ua
     
     
    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

    Energy Efficiency 

    Thailand 

    8/16/2022 

    Thailand TISI Releases Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for Room Air Conditioners: Energy Efficiency 
     
    On Aug. 16, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published Draft Ministerial Regulation on Room Air Conditioners: Energy Efficiency (TIS 2134 –25XX) on the World Trade Organization (WTO) website. 
     
    Final date for comments: Oct. 3, 2022 
     
    Official source, Official source 

    Energy Efficiency 

    India 

    8/24/2022 

    India BEE Releases Draft Regulations on Particulars and Manner of Their Display on Labels of Light Commercial Air Conditioners 
     
    On Aug. 24, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published a draft of its Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Light Commercial Air Conditioners) Regulations, 2022. 
     
    Objections to or suggestions for the draft regulations were accepted at the office of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency until Sept. 23, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency, Performance 

    EU 

    8/10/2022 

    European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 13203-3:2022 for Solar Gas-fired Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard: EN 13203-3:2022 Gas-Fired Domestic Appliances Producing Hot Water - Part 3: Assessment of Energy Consumption of Solar-Supported Gas-Fired Appliances. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Feb. 28, 2023. 
     
    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency, Safety 

    South Africa 

    8/18/2022 

    South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 60335-2-110:2022 Ed. 1.01 Safety: Particular Requirements for Commercial Microwave Appliances with Insertion or Contacting Applicators 
     
    On Aug. 18, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 60335-2-110 Ed. 1.01, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety. Part 2-110: Particular Requirements for Commercial Microwave Appliances with Insertion or Contacting Applicators. 
     
    Any comments on the draft: 
    - Should be sent by the indicated closing date by mail, fax or email to: 
    SABS Standards Division 
    Attention: Compliance and Development department 
    Private Bag X191, Pretoria 0001 
    Fax No.: (012) 344-1568 (for attention: dsscomments) 
    Email: [email protected] 
    - Must contain the number of the clause/subclause to which it refers 
    - Shall be well-motivated and, where applicable, contain the proposed amended text 
     
    The SABS commenting template will be used to submit comments (links below). 
    - DSS COMMENTING TEMPLATE (to download the template) 
    - SABS Template for comments and secretariat observations - User Guide 
    (for instructions on completing the commenting template) 
     
    Note: 
    Date of circulation: Aug. 18, 2022 
    Closing date: Oct. 14, 2022 
     
    Official source 

    Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, RoHS, Energy Efficiency 

    United Arab Emirates 

    8/9/2022 

    UAE MoIAT Transfers Emirates Quality Mark and Product Efficiency Conformity Services to New e-Services Platform 
     
    On Aug. 9, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) transferred Emirates Quality Mark and Product Efficiency Conformity Services to its new e-services platform. 
     
    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

    F Gas 

    Ireland, United Kingdom 

    7/25/2022 

    UK Updates Guidance for F-Gas Movement 
     
    On July 25, 2022, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the U.K. updated its guidance for F-gas movement from Great Britain to Northern Ireland and vice versa. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    Australia, New Zealand 

    7/26/2022 

    Australia and New Zealand Publish Draft Standard for Testing and Performance of Non-Ducted Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
     
    On July 26, 2022, Standards Australia and New Zealand published a draft of DR AS/NZS ISO 5151:2022. This standard deals with the testing and rating of the performance of non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps. 
     
    The closing date for comments was Sept. 5, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    Canada 

    7/27/2022 

    Canada SCC Publishes New Edition of Energy Performance Rating Standard for Large and Single Packaged Vertical Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
     
    On July 27, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of CSA C746. This deals with the energy performance rating for large and single packaged vertical air conditioners and heat pumps. 
     
    Comments were accepted until Aug. 24, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    EU 

    8/5/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62722-1:2022 for Performance of Luminaires 
     
    On Aug. 5, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 62722-1:2022, Luminaire Performance - Part 1: General Requirements. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 19, 2025. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    Global 

    8/12/2022 

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Measuring the Performance of Electrical Hair Care Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 12, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 61855:2022. This standard deals with measuring the performance of household and similar-use electrical hair care appliances. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    Kenya 

    8/17/2022 

    Kenya KEBS Releases Draft Standard DKS 1882-1:2022 for Fibre Optic Cables 
     
    On Aug. 17, 2022, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) released draft standard DKS 1882-1:2022 for Installation of Telecommunication Cables — Code of Practice Part 1: Fibre Optic Cable for Buildings. 
     
    The deadline for submission of comments was Sept. 16, 2022. 
     
    Contact the following for more details: 
    Telephone: + (254) 020 605490, 605506/6948258 
    Fax: + (254) 020 609660/609665 
    E-mail: [email protected] 
     
    Official source 

    Performance  

    South Africa  

    7/26/2022 

    South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 475:2022 Ed. 2 Luminaires for Interior Lighting, Streetlighting and Floodlighting - Performance Requirements 
     
    On July 26, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 475:2022 Ed. 2, Luminaires for Interior Lighting, Streetlighting and Floodlighting - Performance Requirements. 

     

    The closing date for comments on the draft was Sept. 26, 2022. 
     
     
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    EU 

    8/19/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60966-4-2:2022 for Type 50-9 Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cables 
     
    On Aug. 19, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 60966-4-2:2022, Radio Frequency and Coaxial Cable Assemblies - Part 4-2: Detail Specification for Semi-Rigid Cable Assemblies (Jumper) - Frequency Range up to 6000 MHz, Type 50-9 Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    EU 

    8/19/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60966-4-3:2022 for Type 50-12 Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cables 
     
    On Aug. 19, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 60966-4-3:2022, Radio Frequency and Coaxial Cable Assemblies - Part 4-3: Detail Specification for Semi-Rigid Cable Assemblies - Frequency Range up to 6 000 MHz, Type 50-12 Low-Loss Semi-Rigid Coaxial Cable. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    EU 

    8/19/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 61754-20:2012/A1:2022 for Fibre Optic LC Connectors 
     
    On Aug. 19, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN 61754-20:2012/A1:2022, Fibre Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Fibre Optic Connector Interfaces - Part 20: Type LC Connector Family. 
     
    Official source 

    Performance 

    EU 

    8/19/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62759-1:2022 for Photovoltaic (PV) Modules 
     
    On Aug. 19, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 62759-1:2022, Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Transportation Testing - Part 1: Transportation and Shipping of Module Package Units. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is Aug. 11, 2025. 
     
    Official source 

    RoHS, Chemicals 

    Saudi Arabia 

    8/10/2022 

    Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Amended Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) 
     
    On Aug. 10, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the amendment of Technical Regulation of Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. 
     
    Official source 

    RoHS, Safety  

    Saudi Arabia 

    8/24/2022 

    Saudi Arabia SASO Notifies Stakeholders of Mandatory Uploading of Product Images to SABER Platform 
     
    On Aug. 24, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Quality and Metrology Organization (SASO) announced the mandatory uploading of product images to the SABER system. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Mexico 

    5/9/2022 

    Mexico SE Updates the Tariff Fractions of the Rate of Law of General Import and Export Taxes of Merchandise Subject to NOM 
     
    On May 9, 2022, the Mexico Secretary of Economy (SE) published the updated agreement by which the Secretary of Economy issues rules and criteria for general character regarding foreign trade.  
     
    The foreign trade rules in Annex 2.4.1 addressing NOM compliance at the point of entry into the country were updated. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Chile 

    12/10/2021 

    Chile SEC Releases Updated Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for Electrical Products for Instantaneous Water Heaters 
     
    On Dec. 10, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_1-22:2021, which deals with safety analysis and/or test protocols for electrical product devices for water heaters.  
     
    The enforcement date is Dec. 30, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Chile 

    12/2/2021 

    Chile SEC Releases Updated Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for Room Heaters 
     
    On Dec. 2, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_1-19:2021, which deals with safety analysis and/or test protocols for room heaters for domestic use. 
     
    The enforcement date is Nov. 30, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Israel 

    8/1/2022 

    Israel MEI Releases Draft Standards Decree for SI 994 Part 1 - Air Conditioners 
     
    On Aug. 1, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) released a draft standards decree for official Israeli Standard SI 994 Part 1: Air Conditioners: Safety Requirements and Operational Requirements for Public Consultation. 
     
    Comments and feedback were accepted until Aug. 9, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Israel 

    8/2/2022 

    Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 61195:2019 for Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps 
     
    On Aug. 2, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 61195:2019, Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps – Safety Specifications. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Israel 

    8/2/2022 

    Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 61199:2019 for Single-Capped Fluorescent Lamps 
     
    On Aug. 2, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 61199:2019, Single-Capped Fluorescent Lamps – Safety Specifications. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Israel 

    8/2/2022 

    Israel SII Releases Draft Standard SI 900 Part 2.5 for Dishwashers 
     
    On Aug. 2, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.5:2019, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Particular Requirements for Dishwashers. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    New Zealand 

    8/1/2022 

    New Zealand Gazette Releases Notice About the Recognition of Australian Legislation for Electrical Safety Approval 
     
    On Aug. 1, 2022, the New Zealand Gazette published the notice Electricity (Safety) Regulations — Recognition of Australian Legislation in Respect of Approval of Declared Articles Notice 2022. 
     
    This took effect on Aug. 8, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    New Zealand  

    8/2/2022 

    New Zealand Gazette Publishes Conditions for Deemed Approval of Declared High-Risk and Medium-Risk Articles 
     
    On Aug. 2, 2022, the New Zealand Gazette published a notice, “Conditions for Deemed Approval of Declared Medium-Risk Articles Under Regulation 83A Notice 2022 and High-Risk Articles Under Regulation 86A Notice 2022.” 
     
    This notice took effect on Aug. 9, 2022.  
     
    Official source, Official source 

    Safety 

    Global 

    8/4/2022 

    IEC Publishes New Standard for General Requirements of Plugs and Socket-Outlets for Household and Similar Purposes 
     
    On Aug. 4, 2022, the International  Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 60884-1:2022. This standard deals with general requirements of plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    EU 

    8/5/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-89:2022 for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 5, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 60335-2-89:2022, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice-Makers with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Motor-Compressor. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is May 4, 2025. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    EU 

    8/12/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-202:2022 for High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear — AC Prefabricated Substations 
     
    On Aug. 12, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 62271-202:2022, High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 202: AC Prefabricated Substations for Rated Voltages Above 1 kV and up to and Including 52 kV. 
     
    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is July 27, 2025. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    EU 

    8/12/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 60335-2-65:2003/A2:2022 for Air-Cleaning Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 12, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN 60335-2-65:2003/A2:2022, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-65: Particular Requirements for Air-Cleaning Appliances. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Canada 

    8/3/2022 

    Canada SCC Reaffirms Standards for Hand-Held Mixers 
     
    On Aug. 3, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62841-2-10:17, Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery – Safety – Part 2-10: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Mixers. 
     
    Comments were accepted until Aug. 30, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Philippines 

    8/5/2022 

    Philippines DTI-BPS Announces New PNS on Electric Wires and Cables 
     
    On Aug. 5, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed concerned sectors that the PNS 35:2021 standard developed by the BPS Technical Committee on electric wires and cables (BPS/TC 1) was promulgated as a Philippine National Standard (PNS) and shall be used as the reference standard for BPS mandatory product certification. 
     
    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

    Safety 

    Canada 

    8/3/2022 

    Canada SCC Reaffirms Standards for General Requirements of Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools 
     
    On Aug. 3, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60745-1-07, Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements. 
     
    Comments were accepted until Aug. 30, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Singapore 

    8/5/2022 

    Singapore CPSO Opens Public Consultation on the Revision of Standards for 13 A Plugs, Socket-Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units 
     
    On Aug. 5, 2022, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO opened a public consultation on the revision of SS 403: 2013, Specification for 13 A Plugs, Socket-Outlets, Adaptors and Connection Units – Part 4: Specification for 13 A Fused Connection Units Switched and Unswitched (modified adoption of BS 1363-4:2016+A1:2018). SS 403 will be redesignated as Part 4 of the SS 145 series of standards. 
     
    Comments are accepted until Oct. 6, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected] by using the prescribed form in the PDF. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Global 

    8/17/2022 

    IEC Publishes New Standard for Requirements of Luminaires for Swimming Pools and Similar Applications 
     
    On Aug. 17, 2022, the International  Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 60598-2-18:2022. This standard deals with particular requirements of luminaires for swimming pools and similar applications. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    South Africa 

    8/18/2022 

    South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 60335-2-103:2022 Ed. 3.01, Safety: Particular Requirements for Drives for Gates, Doors and Windows 
     
    On Aug. 18, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 60335-2-103, Ed. 3.01, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety Part 2-103: Particular Requirements for Drives for Gates, Doors and Windows. 
     
    Any comments on the draft: 
    - Should be sent by the indicated closing date by mail, fax or email to: 
    SABS Standards Division 
    Attention: Compliance and Development department 
    Private Bag X191, Pretoria 0001 
    Fax No.: (012) 344-1568 (for attention: dsscomments) 
    Email: [email protected] 
    - Must contain the number of the clause/subclause to which it refers 
    - Shall be well-motivated and, where applicable, contain the proposed amended text 
     
    The SABS commenting template will be used to submit comments (links below). 
    - DSS COMMENTING TEMPLATE (to download the template) 
    - SABS Template for comments and secretariat observations - User Guide (for instructions on completing the commenting template) 
     
    Note: 
    Date of circulation: Aug. 18, 2022 
    Closing date: Oct. 14, 2022 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    South Africa 

    8/18/2022 

    South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 60335-2-81:2022, Ed. 3.01, Safety: Particular Requirements for Foot Warmers and Heating Mats 
     
    On Aug. 18, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 60335-2-81:2022, Ed. 3.01, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety Part 2-81: Particular Requirements for Foot Warmers and Heating Mats. 
     
    Any comments on the draft: 
    - Should be sent by the indicated closing date by mail, fax or email to: 
    SABS Standards Division 
    Attention: Compliance and Development department 
    Private Bag X191, Pretoria 0001 
    Fax No.: (012) 344-1568 (for attention: dsscomments) 
    Email: [email protected] 
    - Must contain the number of the clause/subclause to which it refers 
    - Shall be well-motivated and, where applicable, contain the proposed amended text 
     
    The SABS commenting template will be used to submit comments (links below). 
    - DSS COMMENTING TEMPLATE (to download the template) 
    - SABS Template for comments and secretariat observations - User Guide 
    (for instructions on completing the commenting template) 
     
    Note: 
    Date of circulation: Aug. 18, 2022 
    Closing date: Oct. 14, 2022 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Taiwan 

    8/15/2022 

    Taiwan MOEA Plans to Amend the Labeling Criteria for Electrical Appliances and Electronic Goods 
     
    On Aug. 15, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) commenced the public consultation period for the draft amendment of Labeling Criteria for Electrical Appliances and Electronic Goods, open until Oct. 14, 2022. 
     
    Official source, Official source 

    Safety 

    Taiwan 

    8/9/2022 

    Taiwan MOTC Publishes Draft Amendment to the Requirements for Electric Bicycle Type Safety Inspection 
     
    On Aug. 9, 2022, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) issued the draft amendment to partial articles of Regulations of Safety Type Approval Management for Electric-Auxiliary Bicycles and Electric Bicycles for public consultation. 
     
    Official source, Official source 

    Safety 

    Taiwan 

    8/16/2022 

    Taiwan BSMI Implements Voluntary Product Certification (VPC) for Lithium Battery Packs for Electric Vehicles 
     
    On Aug. 16, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced that the Requirements of Implementing Voluntary Product Certification for Lithium Batteries for Electric Vehicles were effective from the same day. 
     
    Official source, Official source 

    Safety 

    GCC 

    5/12/2022 

    GSO Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 60076-15:2022 for Gas-Filled Power Transformers 
     
    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published the new standard GSO IEC 60076-15:2022, Power Transformers - Part 15: Gas-Filled Power Transformers. 
     
    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022, without modification. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Philippines 

    8/6/2022 

    Philippines DTI-BPS Announces New PNS on Rubber-Insulated Cables and Electric Cables 
     
    On Aug. 6, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed concerned sectors that the following international standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS): 
    - PNS IEC 60245-1:2021, Rubber-Insulated Cables – Rated Voltages up to and Including 450/750V – Part 1: General Requirements (IEC published 2008) 
    - PNS IEC 60245-4:2021, Rubber-Insulated Cables – Rated Voltages up to and Including 450/750V – Part 4: Cords and Flexible Cables (IEC published 2011) 
    - PNS IEC 60245-5:2021, Rubber-Insulated Cables – Rated Voltages up to and Including 450/750V – Part 5: Lift Cables (IEC published 1994 with Amd. 1:2003) 
    - PNS IEC 60245-6:2021, Rubber-Insulated Cables – Rated Voltages up to and Including 450/750V – Part 6: Arc Welding Electrode Cables (IEC published 1994 with Amd. 1:1997 and Amd. 2:2003) 
    - PNS IEC 60811-100:2021, Electric and Optical Fibre Cables – Test Methods for Non-Metallic Materials – Part 100: General (IEC published 2012) 
    - PNS IEC 62930:2021, Electric Cables for Photovoltaic Systems With a Voltage Rating of 1,5 kV DC (IEC published 2017) 
     
    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

    Safety 

    GCC 

    5/12/2022 

    GSO Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 60076-22-3:2022 for Liquid-to-Air Heat Exchangers 
     
    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published the new standard GSO IEC 60076-22-3:2022, Power Transformers - Part 22-3: Power Transformer and Reactor Fittings - Insulating Liquid-to-Air Heat Exchangers. 
     
    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022, without modification. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    GCC 

    5/12/2022 

    GSO Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 61558-2-16:2022 for Switch Mode Power Supply 
     
    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added the new standard GSO IEC 61558-2-16:2022, Safety of Transformers, Reactors, Power Supply Units and Similar Products for Supply Voltages up to 1 100 V - Part 2-16: Particular Requirements and Tests for Switch Mode Power Supply Units and Transformers for Switch Mode Power Supply Units. 
     
    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022, without modification. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Israel 

    8/24/2022 

    Israel MEI Announces Removal of Clause 30.201 Requirements from Official Standard SI 994 Part 1:2013 
     
    On Aug. 24, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) announced their intention to remove the Clause 30.201 requirements from the official standard SI 994 Part 1:2013. 
     
    Comments and feedback were accepted until Sept. 25, 2022. 
     
    Standardization coordinator: Igor Doskalovich 
    Standardization coordinator’s email: [email protected] 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    EU 

    8/5/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-89:2022/A11:2022 for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances 
     
    On Aug. 5, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN IEC 60335-2-89:2022/A11:2022, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice-Makers With an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Motor-Compressor. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    GCC 

    5/12/2022 

    GSO Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 60076-24:2022 for Voltage Regulatory Distribution Transformers (VRDT) 
     
    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published the new standard GSO IEC 60076-24:2022, Power Transformers - Part 24: Characteristics of Voltage Regulatory Distribution Transformers (VRDT). 
     
    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022, without modification. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    GCC 

    5/12/2022 

    GSO Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 62841-2-5:2022 for Electric Hand-Held Circular Saws 
     
    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published the new standard GSO IEC 62841-2-5:2022, Electric Motor-Powered Hand Tools, Portable Tools and Garden and Herb Machines - Safety - Part 2-5: Special Requirements for Hand-Held Circular Saws. 
     
    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022, without modification. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    EU 

    8/19/2022 

    European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50706:2022 for Commercial Rotary Ironers 
     
    On Aug. 19, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard: EN 50706:2022, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Particular Requirements for Electrically Operated Commercial Rotary Ironers. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Thailand 

    8/23/2022 

    Thailand TISI Releases Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for Water Dispenser Safety Requirements 
     
    On Aug. 23, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial stipulating that hot and cold water dispensers must comply with standard TIS 2461-25XX. 
     
    The deadline to express opinions or send written notices to the Thai Industrial Standards Institute Ministry of Industry is Oct. 22, 2022. 
     
    Anyone wishing to express their opinions can send written notice to the Thai Industrial Standards Institute Ministry of Industry. 
    Official source 

    Safety 

    Moldova 

    8/12/2022 

    Moldova Government Publishes the Latest Technical Regulation on Cableway Installations 
     
    On Aug. 12, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Moldova published Decision No. 518 of July 22, 2022, for the approval of the Technical Regulation on Cableway Installations, effective from Aug. 12, 2023. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety 

    GCC 

    8/4/2022 

    GSO Releases Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-Mark) – Implementation of IEC 60884-1:2022 for Plugs and Socket-Outlets 
     
    On Aug. 4, 2022, the International  Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 60884-1:2022. This standard deals with general requirements of plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes. This is part of the IEC standard to be used for the issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificates; therefore, certificates mentioning this standard shall be updated considering the two-year transition period. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety, EMC 

    China 

    8/2/2022 

    China CNCA Announces Requirements for GB 4943.1-2022 & GB/T 9254.1-2021 Version Upgrades for the Mandatory Certification of IT and Audio/Video Equipment 
     
    On Aug. 2, 2022, the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) of the P.R.C. released an announcement (No. 11 of 2022) to clarify the relevant requirements for GB standards' version upgrades, which relates to the compulsory certification of electronic products and safety accessories categories (Product Categories 08, 09 and 16). 
     
    Official source 

    Safety, EMC, Performance, Energy Efficiency 

    Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo 

    7/1/2022 

    East African Community (EAC) Publishes East African Standards Gazette for July 2022 
     
    On July 1, 2022, the East African Community (EAC) published an official gazette for the release of standards declared and for adopting international standards endorsed by council partner states. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety, Energy Efficiency 

    Thailand  

    8/19/2022 

    Thailand EGAT Publishes Updated EGAT Label No. 5 Regulation for Air-Conditioners 
     
    On Aug. 19, 2022, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) published an updated EGAT Label No. 5 regulation for air conditioners. 
     
    Official source 

    Safety, Performance, EMC, Energy Efficiency, Electrical and Electronic Waste, Chemicals  

    Israel 

    7/18/2022 

    Israel MEI Publishes Guidelines and Instructions for Handling Import/Export Ordinance 
     
    On July 18, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) published a procedure for guidelines and instructions from the commissioner regarding the handling of contracts as a condition for granting approval for the release of goods in accordance with Import/Export Ordinance 1979. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    South Korea 

    5/10/2022 

    South Korea RRA Publishes Technical Standards for Wireless Devices for Object Detection Sensors in the 70 GHz Band 
     
    On May 10, 2022, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published the partial revision of Technical Standards for Radio Equipment for Radio Stations that can be Established Without Reporting (Enforcement 2022. 5. 10) (Ministry of Science and ICT Notice No. 2022-20, 2022. 5. 10, partially revised). 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Malaysia 

    7/25/2022 

    Malaysia MCMC Publishes Class Assignment No.2 of 2022 
     
    On July 25, 2022, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published Class Assignment No.2 of 2022. This document sets the conditions for wireless devices to operate without individual authorizations and licenses. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    India 

    7/25/2022 

    India TEC Exempts Certain Parameters of LAN Switch Under MTCTE Scheme 
     
    On July 25, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-3/2021-TC/TEC (Pt. I) regarding the exemption pertaining to parameters of LAN switch under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Israel 

    7/7/2022 

    Israel MOC Amends the Wireless Telegraph Regulation (Certificate of Conformity) 
     
    On July 7, 2022, the Ministry of Communication (MOC) published the Wireless Telegraph Regulations (certificates of conformity) (amendment) 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    New Zealand 

    8/1/2022 

    New Zealand RSM Publishes Revised Regulations for General User Radio License for SRDs 
     
    On Aug. 1, 2022, the New Zealand Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) published the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio License for Short Range Devices) Notice 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Nepal 

    7/24/2022 

    Nepal NTA Publishes Technical Specifications for Home-based Routers 
     
    On July 24, 2022, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) published the Minimum Requirements of CPE Devices (Home-Based RouterS and ONT/ONU), which sets out the roles and responsibilities of internet service providers and consumers as well as the minimum requirements for home-based routers (CPE) and optical network terminals (ONT/ONU). 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    India 

    7/25/2022 

    India TRAI Publishes Consultation Paper on Embedded SIM for M2M Communications 
     
    On July 25, 2022, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a consultation paper, "Embedded SIM for M2M Communications." 
     
    All concerned stakeholders were able to submit their written comments on the consultation paper to TRAI until Aug. 22, 2022. Counter-comments were accepted until Sept. 5, 2022. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Mauritius  

    8/4/2022 

    Mauritius ICTA Publishes Decision for Allocation of Additional Spectrum in the 5945-6425 Mhz Range for WAS/RLAN 
     
    On Aug. 4, 2022, the Mauritius Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) published its Decision for Allocation of Additional Spectrum in the Frequency Range 5945-6425 MHz for Broadband Wireless Access Services in Mauritius (ICTA/DEC/01/22). 
     
    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

    Wireless 

    United Kingdom 

    8/3/2022 

    United Kingdom Ofcom Announces Update on Switching off 3G Mobile Networks 
     
    On Aug. 3, 2022, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) announced an update on switching off the U.K.’s 3G mobile networks. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Argentina 

    8/11/2022 

    Argentina ENACOM Implements RAMATEL Mark for New and Renewal Application 
     
    On Aug. 11, 2022, the National Communications Entity (ENACOM) published Notification No. NO-2022-83513667-APN-NAYRT#ENACOM, which ends the two-year transition period for the implementation of new labelling requirements per Resolution No. 854/2020. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Thailand 

    8/11/2022 

    Thailand NBTC Opens Public Consultation on the Use of 5.925-6.425 GHz Frequency Band (Wifi 6E) 
     
    On Aug. 11, 2022, the Office of the National Broadcasting and 
    Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) opened a public consultation on the following documents: 
    - (Draft) NBTC Notification: Criteria of Authorization to Use Frequency 
    5.725-6.425GHz  
    - (Draft) NBTC Notification: Technical Standard for Telecommunication Equipment Using Frequency 5.725-6.425GHz 
    - (Draft) NBTC Notification: Criteria for Using Frequency and Radiocommunication Equipment that are Authorized to Use in General (Issue 2) 
     
    Comments are accepted until Oct. 12, 2022, and can be submitted to 
    [email protected] using the prescribed format. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Botswana 

    8/11/2022 

    Botswana BOCRA Introduces Online License Verification System to Verify Authenticity of Radio Communications Licenses 
     
    On Aug. 11, 2022, the Bostwana Communications Regulatory Authoirty (BOCRA) introduced an online license verification system for radio communications licenses and type approval certificates.  
     
    Instead of contacting BOCRA, stakeholders can now check and verify the authenticity of radio communications licenses by logging into the BOCRA online platform. 
     
    For any clarity or assistance with online license verification, please contact: 
    Gobotswang Karabo at 368 5596 or [email protected] 
    Ogotseng Mogopodi at 368 5556 or [email protected] 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Bahrain 

    8/17/2022 

    Bahrain TRA Announces Operation for WIFI 6E 
     
    On Aug. 17, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA) announced that they are allowing the operation of Wi-Fi 6E applications. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Democratic Republic of Congo 

    7/11/2022 

    Democratic Republic of Congo ARPTC Publishes Type Approval Procedure 
     
    On July 11, 2022, the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Congo (ARPTC) published No. 034/CAB/MIN/PTNTIC/AKIM/KL/Kbs/2022, which approves setting the terms and conditions for the approval of terminal equipment and radio installations. 
     
    Official source 

    Wireless 

    Ireland 

    8/22/2022 

    Ireland ComReg Updates the Technical Requirements for Short-Range Devices (SRDs) 
     
    On Aug. 22, 2022, the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) published Document No. 02/71 R14, "Permitted Short-Range Devices in Ireland." 
     
    Official source 

     

    September 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary

    Chemicals

    Thailand

    5/23/2022

    Thailand released an announcement on determination of types of products to be label-controlled products

    On May 23, 2022, the Thai Chairman of the Board on Labelling published Announcement on the Category of Labelling Controlled Products, in accordance with the Notice on Characteristics of the Label on Label-Controlled Goods (B.E. 2541, 1998) in the Royal Gazette.

    Official source

    Chemicals

    Malaysia

    5/31/2022

    Malaysia DOE published new procedure for control of import and production of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

    On May 31, 2022, the Department of Environment (DOE) published Notification No. ST(IP/JKSK/UKLE)19/02/1 (5 Enforcement on import and export for freezer and air conditioner HCFC based — Need additional application for the request of Certificate of Approval (COA) and Release Letter (RL) for refrigerator, air-conditioner, and water dispenser.

    Official source

    Chemicals

    Canada

    6/3/2022

    Canada published regulations amending certain regulations made under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (surface coating materials)

    On June 3, 2022, Health Canada published Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (Surface Coating Materials): SOR/2022-122.

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    Ecuador

    7/19/2022

    Ecuador INEN opened public consultation on NTE INEN-ISO/IEC 27007 (Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection)

    On July 19, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation regarding the guidelines for information security management systems auditing and intends to replace the NTE ISO/IEC 27002:2015.

    The public consultation started last June 29, 2022, and finishes on Aug. 28, 2022. All comments could be received by email [email protected] with the established format NO-RE-05.

    Official source

    Cyber Security, Wireless

    Singapore

    7/1/2022

    Singapore IMDA published security requirements to guard against network storms for cellular devices

    On July 1, 2022, the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) published the new "Technical Specification Security Requirements to Guard against Network Storms for Cellular Devices" (IMDA TS CD-SEC Issue 1, July 2022).

    This document has the following purpose:
     

    • Defines the minimum technical security requirements for the design and management of devices implemented on cellular networks to better safeguard communication networks from security threats in the area of connection efficiency.
       
    • Sets out to minimize the vulnerability of the individual cellular devices, ensuring that these devices are better protected and secured in the areas of Access Control and Over-The-Air (OTA) updating.

      Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new version of standard on marking of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with respect to separate collection of waste EEE (WEEE)

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new version of standard EN 50419:2022 Marking of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in respect to separate collection of waste EEE (WEEE).

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on June 6, 2025.

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    Turkey

    7/7/2022

    Turkey published draft regulation on the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment

    On July 7, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published Draft Regulation on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management.

    Any comments regarding the draft should be processed in the "Comment Form" within the framework of the provisions of the "Regulation on the Procedures and Principles of Legislation Preparation" and sent to our Ministry in an official letter and to [email protected] until July 29, 2022.

    Official source

    EMC

    GCC

    5/12/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 61851-21-2:2022 for off board electric vehicle charging systems

    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added new standard GSO IEC 61851-21-2:2022 Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System – Part 21-2: Electric Vehicle Requirements For Conductive Connection To An AC/DC Supply – EMC Requirements For Off Board Electric Vehicle Charging Systems.

    Standard was adopted on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    EMC

    Taiwan

    7/27/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published the latest list of recognized EMC testing laboratories in foreign countries

    On July 27, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the latest list of recognized EMC Testing Laboratories in foreign countries.

    Official source

    EMC, Safety

    Taiwan

    7/21/2022

    Taiwan BSMI proposed new inspection standards for audio and video equipment

    On July 21, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the draft amendment of "Legal Inspection Requirements for Audio and Video Commodities" for public comments until Sept. 19, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    6/21/2022

    USA DOE published notification of rulemaking for the energy conservation standards of dedicated-purpose pool pump motors

    On June 21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and proposed to establish energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pump motors, a category of electric motors,

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this NOPR no later than Aug. 22, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    6/27/2022

    India BEE released draft amendment regulations on particulars and manner of their display on labels of stationary storage type electric water heater

    On June 27, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published a draft entitled "Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Stationary Storage Type Electric Water Heater), Amendment Regulations, 2022."

    Any objections or suggestions on this draft amendment may be sent to the office of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency by July 26, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    6/27/2022

    India BEE released draft regulations on particulars and manner of their display on labels of deep freezers

    On June 27, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published a draft entitled "Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Particulars and Manner of their Display on Labels of Deep Freezer) Regulations, 2022.”

    Objections or suggestions, if any, on the draft regulations may be sent to the office of Bureau of Energy Efficiency by July 26, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    6/26/2022

    Turkey MIT published Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Local Space Heaters (2015/1186/EU)

    On June 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) published Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Local Space Heaters (2015/1186/EU) (SGM: 2022/30), and it became effective on the same day.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    6/26/2022

    Turkey MIT published Communiqué on Environmentally Responsible Design Requirements for Solid Fuel Space Heaters (2015/1185/EU)

    On June 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) published Communiqué on Environmentally Responsible Design Requirements for Solid Fuel Space Heaters (2015/1185/EU) (SGM: 2022/29), and it became effective on the same day.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    6/26/2022

    Turkey MIT published Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Solid Fuel Boilers and Packages of Solid Fuel Boilers, Supplementary Heaters, Temperature Controls and Solar Energy Devices (2015/1187/EU)

    On June 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) published Communiqué on Energy Labeling of Solid Fuel Boilers and Packages of Solid Fuel Boilers, Supplementary Heaters, Temperature Controls and Solar Energy Devices (2015/1187/EU) (SGM: 2022/31), and it became effective on the same day.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    6/26/2022

    Turkey MIT published Communiqué on Ecodesign Requirements for Space Heaters (2015/1188/EU)

    On June 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) published Communiqué on Environmentally Responsible Design (Ecodesign) Requirements for Space Heaters (2015/1188/EU) (SGM: 2022/32), and it became effective on the same day.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    6/26/2022

    Turkey MIT published Communiqué on Ecodesign Requirements for Solid Fuel Boilers (2015/1189/EU)

    On June 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) published Communiqué on Environmentally Friendly Design (Ecodesign) Requirements for Solid Fuel Boilers (2015/1189/EU) (SGM: 2022/33), and it became effective on the same day.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    6/24/2022

    USA DOE published Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures

    On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued Final Rule for the Test Procedure of Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures.

    The effective date of this rule is July 25, 2022. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting Dec. 21, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    6/30/2022

    USA DOE published notification of rulemaking for the energy test procedure of commercial refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers

    On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and announced a public meeting regarding the Test Procedure of Commercial Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers.

    DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal no later than Aug. 29, 2022. DOE will hold a webinar on Aug. 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Taiwan

    6/28/2022

    Taiwan MOEA published public consultation for repealing the current energy efficiency regulation for self-ballasted fluorescent lamps

    On June 28, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) commenced a public consultation for the repeal of "Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labeling and Inspection for Self-Ballasted Fluorescent Lamps" until Aug. 29, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    7/6/2022

    India BEE released alert on implementation of QR code for
    refrigerators' labelling program


    On July 6, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published an alert related to mandatory implementation of secure QR Code w.e.f. Jan. 1, 2023 under BEE Star labeling program for refrigerators.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Eswatini

    7/1/2022

    Eswatini updated minimum energy performance standards for refrigeration appliances

    On July 1, 2022, the Eswatini Standards Authority released the updated draft of PRD/SZNS SADCSTAN:2022 the Eswatini National Standard "Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Refrigeration Appliances."

     

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 8, 2022, through forms that can be downloaded on the Eswatini Standards Authority Website.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Eswatini

    7/1/2022

    Eswatini updated minimum energy performance standards for air conditioners

    On July 1, 2022, the Eswatini Standards Authority released the updated draft of Eswatini National Standard for Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Air Conditioners.

     

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 8, 2022, through forms that can be downloaded on the Eswatini Standards Authority Website.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Eswatini

    7/1/2022

    Eswatini updated minimum energy performance standards for distribution transformers

    On July 1, 2022, the Eswatini Standards Authority released the updated draft of Eswatini National Standard for PRD/SZNS 071:2022 Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Distribution Transformers.

     

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 8, 2022, through forms that can be downloaded on the Eswatini Standards Authority Website.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    7/12/2022

    European Union EC opened consultations on minor changes for air conditioners, displays, lighting and refrigerating appliances

    On July 12, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened a public consultation on minor changes for air conditioners, displays, lighting and refrigerating appliances on energy labeling.

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 9, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Honduras

    4/29/2022

    Honduras requested extension of entry into force of technical
    regulation on energy efficiency specifications for split type air conditioners (inverter)


    On April 29, 2022, the Secretary of State in Economic Development of Honduras requested an extension on the entry into force of RTCA 23.01.78.20. RTCA 23.01.78.20 deals with the technical regulation Central American for electrical products, particularly for inverter split type air conditioners, with flow of refrigerants with free discharge and without air ducts.

    The new implementation proposed date of the technical regulation is on Dec. 17, 2022.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency

    Israel

    7/14/2022

    Israel MEI Amended Energy Sources Law for removal of restrictions from energy efficiency requirements in the official standards

    On July 14, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) amended Energy Sources Law of 1989 for the removal of restrictions from energy efficiency requirements.

    Amendment will take into force on Sept. 1, 2022. End of public consultation for the amended version is until Aug. 14, 2022.

    You may submit your comments and feedback to:
    [email protected].

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    7/14/2022

    USA DOE published SNOPR for the test procedure of consumer water heaters and residential-duty commercial water heaters

    On July 14, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) and requested for comment regarding the Test Procedure for Consumer Water Heaters and Residential-Duty Commercial Water Heaters.

    DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR no later than Aug. 4, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    7/15/2022

    USA DOE published Final Determination of Air Cleaners as a Covered Consumer Product

    On July 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published Final Determination of Air Cleaners as a Covered Consumer Product. This final determination is effective Sept. 13, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Ukraine

    4/27/2022

    Ukraine published new technical regulations for energy labeling of energy-consuming products

    On April 27, 2022, the Ministry of Energy published Order on Approval of the Technical Regulations for Energy Labeling of Energy-Consuming Products dated 04/27/2022 No. 164, which was registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine dated 06/09/2022 under No. 615/37951.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Vietnam

    4/12/2022

    Vietnam VSQI Published National Standards (TCVN) List April 2022 for Energy Efficiency

    On April 12, 2022, the Vietnam Standards and Quality Institute (VSQI) published National Standards (TCVN) List April 2022, which specified energy efficiency standards for air conditioners, television sets, notebook and desktop computers, induction/infrared hobs, and audio, video and related equipment issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    South Africa

    7/19/2022

    South Africa NRCS invited stakeholders for a consultation meeting on proposed compulsory specification for efficiency of electric motor

    On July 19, 2022, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) has sent an invitation to stakeholders for a consultation meeting related to the proposed compulsory specification for efficiency of electric motor for South Africa on Aug. 22, 2022, at 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    7/22/2022

    USA DOE Published Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards

    On July 22, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards. This Final Rule amends the Certification for Ceiling Fan Light Kits, General Service Incandescent Lamps, Incandescent Reflector Lamps, Ceiling Fans, Consumer Furnaces and Boilers, Consumer Water Heaters, Dishwashers, and Commercial Clothes Washers, Battery Chargers, and Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica

    7/26/2022

    Central American Regulation Committee released draft on energy efficiency for domestic refrigeration appliances

    On July 26, 2022, the Central American Regulation Committee opened a public consultation for the draft of Regulation RTCA 97.01.81:22 Electrical Products. Appliance refrigerators and freezers. Energy efficiency specifications (in Spanish). This regulation establishes the energy requirements of domestic refrigeration appliances that are manufactured, imported or marketed in the member states:
    Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras.

    Comments are accepted until Sept. 24, 2022, 60 days counted after this notification.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Saudi Arabia

    7/28/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO announced virtual workshop on draft energy efficiency standard for electric dishwasher

    On July 28, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) notified stakeholders of the upcoming virtual workshop on the draft Energy Efficiency standard of electric dishwasher on Aug. 2, 2022.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Taiwan

    7/22/2022

    Taiwan MOEA announced the amendment of the energy efficiency and performance requirements for non-ducted air conditioners

    On July 22, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced the amendment of "Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Non-ducted Air Conditioners" shall become effective from Jan. 1, 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

    Israel

    7/10/2022

    Israel MEI announced update for shortening the customs clearance procedure of products subject to official standard

    On July 10, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), in coordination with the Commissioner of Standards, announced the shortening of customs clearance procedures for products subject to an official standard that meet the guidelines for import groups 2 or 3.

    The full statement of commissioner on this subject was available here.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

    Taiwan

    6/30/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published news standards for energy efficiency testing of portable air conditioners and requirements for switches

    On June 30, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the following voluntary national standards:
     

    • CNS 18326:2022 Portable air-cooled air conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps − Testing and rating for performance.
    • CNS 61058-1:2022 Switches for electrical appliances – Part 1: General requirements.
    • CNS 61058-1-1:2022 Switches for electrical appliances – Part 1-1:
      Requirements for mechanical switches.
    • CNS 61058-1-2:2022 Switches for electrical appliances – Part 1-2:
      Requirements for electronic switches.
          
      Official source

    F Gas, Chemicals

    Turkey

    6/29/2022

    Turkey published regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

    On June 29, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation.

    Official source

    Performance

    Taiwan

    6/10/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published new standard for the performance criteria and test method for navigation of mobile service robots (CNS 18646-2:2022)

    On June 10, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published CNS 18646-2:2022 “Robotics − Performance criteria and related test methods for service robots − Part 2: Navigation” to enhance the navigation stability of service robots.

    Official source

    Performance

    Ecuador

    6/16/2022

    Ecuador INEN opened public consultation on performance standards for self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps for general lighting

    On June 16, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation entitled "Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps for General Lighting Services − Performance Requirements (IEC 60969:2016, IDT)" (NTE INEN-IEC 60969 Second Edition) which specifies the performance requirements together with the test methods and conditions required to demonstrate the conformity of self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps intended for lighting services in general.

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 15, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected] using the prescribed template here.


    Official source

    Performance

    EU

    7/29/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 60312-1:2017/A11:2022 vacuum cleaners performance

    On July 29, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 60312-1:2017/A11:2022 Vacuum cleaners for household use – Part 1: Dry vacuum cleaners – Methods for measuring the performance.

    Official source

    Performance, Safety

    Turkey

    7/8/2022

    Turkey MoIT published draft communiques on the mandatory implementation of Turkish standards and repealing of previous communiques

    On July 8, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MoIT) announced 2 Draft Communique for public comments through WTO Notification Nos.: 
     

    • G/TBT/N/TUR/201 Draft Communique on the Mandatory Implementation of Turkish Standards 
    • G/TBT/N/TUR/202 Draft Communique Repealing of the Communiques on the Certain Mandatory Standards 
       

    Official source, Official source

    Performance, Safety

    Canada

    6/30/2022

    Canada SCC published a new edition of various electrical product standards

    On June 30, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published a new edition of various electrical products.

     

    CSA C22.2 NO. 250.4 – Portable Luminaires
    CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-34 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors
    ANSI Z21.40.4/CSA 2.94 – Performance Testing and Rating of Gas-Fired, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Appliances

    Comment can be accepted until the following dates below and can be submitted through the link.

    Comment End Date:
    CSA C22.2 NO. 250.4 & CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-34 – July 27, 2022
    ANSI Z21.40.4/CSA 2.94 – Aug. 10, 2022

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals

    United Kingdom

    7/7/2022

    United Kingdom DEFRA published Draft of Hazardous Substances (Legislative Functions) (Fees) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022

    On July 7, 2022, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) notified the draft of Hazardous Substances (Legislative Functions) (Fees) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 through World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals

    Turkey

    7/7/2022

    Turkey published draft regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

    On July 7, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published Draft Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

    Any comments regarding the draft should be processed in the "Comment Form" within the framework of the provisions of the "Regulation on the Procedures and Principles of Legislation Preparation" and sent to our Ministry in an official letter and to [email protected] until July 29, 2022.

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals

    EU

    7/29/2022

    European Union EC published initiative on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – list of restricted substances (update)

    On July 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) notified an upcoming initiative on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment – list of restricted substances (update).

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    6/6/2022

    Canada SCC updated revision of standard for automatic valves for gas appliances

    On June 6, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) opened a public consultation for the update of ANSI Z21.21/CSA 6.5 Automatic valves for gas appliances.

    Comments are accepted until July 7, 2022 and can be submitted through the contacts in this link.

    Official source
     

    Safety

    Canada

    6/16/2022

    Canada SCC reaffirmation of standards for secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage

    On June 16, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing standard CAN/CSA-C61427-1:17 Secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage – General requirements and methods of test – Part 1: Photovoltaic off-grid application.

    Comments are accepted until July 13, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts in this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    6/8/2022

    Canada SCC reaffirmation of standards for gas-fired high-intensity infrared heaters

    On June 8, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing standard ANSI Z83.19/CSA 2.35 Gas-fired high-intensity infrared heaters.

    Comments are accepted until July 6, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts in this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    USA

    6/21/2022

    USA UL Standards & Engagements published new edition of room air conditioner Standard

    On June 21, 2022, UL Standards & Engagements published UL 484, the Standard for Room Air Conditioners, Edition 9. This Standard deals with the requirements of air conditioners rated not more than 600 volts alternating current (ac).

    Official source

    Safety

    USA

    6/22/2022

    USA UL Standards & Engagements published new Standard edition for electric fans

    On June 22, 2022, UL Standards & Engagements published UL 507, the Standard for Electric Fans, Edition 10. This Standard deals with the safety requirements of electric fans. These products are rated 600 volts or less and are intended to be employed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. 

    Official source

    Safety

    GCC

    5/12/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 62841-2-4:2022 for electric motor-powered sanding and polishing devices

    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added a new standard GSO IEC 62841-2-4:2022 Electric Motor-Powered Hand Tools, Portable Tools, And Garden And Herb Machines – Safety – Part 2-4: Special Requirements For Hand-Held Sanding And Polishing Devices Other Than The Disc Type.
     

    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    GCC

    5/12/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 62841-2-2:2022 for electric motor-powered screwdrivers and switches

    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added the new standard GSO IEC 62841-2-2:2022 Electric Motor-Powered Hand Tools, Portable Tools, Garden And Herb Machines – Safety – Part 2-2: Special Requirements For Hand Screwdrivers And Switches.

    Standard was adopted on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Philippines

    6/15/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS published technical regulation on the mandatory product certification of vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products

    On June 15, 2022, the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published “The New Technical Regulation Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products” (Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 22-06 Series of 2022), which aims to strictly ensure that vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products to be imported, manufactured, distributed or sold in the Philippines meet the specified requirements prescribed by this Technical Regulation.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    Australia, New Zealand

    6/24/2022

    Australia and New Zealand published new safety standards for various electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery

    On June 24, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand released new standards for various electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn & garden machinery.

     

    • AS/NZS 62841.4.5:2022 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4.5: Particular requirements for grass shears.
    • AS/NZS 62841.3.12:2018 A1 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3.12: Particular requirements for transportable threading machines Amendment No. 1.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    Australia, New Zealand

    6/24/2022

    Australia and New Zealand published new safety standards for safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations

    On June 24, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand released new standards for safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations.
     

    • AS/NZS 61558.2.16:2022 Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2.16: Particular requirements and tests for switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply units for general applications.
       
    • AS/NZS 61558.2.6:2022 Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2.6: Particular requirements and tests for safety isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating safety isolating transformers for general applications.
       
    • AS/NZS 61558.2.4:2022 Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2.4: Particular requirements and tests for isolating transformers and power supply units incorporating isolating transformers for general applications.

     

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    GCC

    6/29/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 60076-11:2022 for dry-type power transformer

    On June 29, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added new standard GSO IEC 60076-11:2022 Power Transformers – Part 11: Dry-Type Transformers. This standard will supersede the previous edition GSO IEC 60076-11:2009.

    Standard was adopted without modification on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    GCC

    6/29/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 60076-3:2022 for power transformers insulation

    On June 29, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added new standard GSO IEC 60076-3:2022 Power Transformers – Part 3: Insulation Levels, Dielectric Tests and Outdoor Clearances in Air. This standard will supersede the previous edition GSO IEC 60076-3:2016.

    Standard was adopted on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Philippines

    6/29/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS published Memorandum Circular No. 22-15 on the issuance of ICC stickers

    On June 29, 2022, the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published "Issuance of Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) Stickers" (Memorandum Circular No. 22-15).

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    GCC

    6/29/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 60076-7:2022 for oil-immersed power transformers

    On June 29, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added new standard GSO IEC 60076-7:2022 Power Transformers – Part 7: Loading Guide for Oil-Immersed Power Transformers. This standard will supersede the previous edition GSO IEC 60076-7:2014.

    Standard was adopted on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/1/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new version of standard EN IEC 60335-2-11:2022 tumble dryers

    On July 1, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new version of standard EN IEC 60335-2-11:2022 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-11: Particular requirements for tumble dryers.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 2, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/1/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new version of standard EN IEC 60335-2-62:2022 electric rinsing sinks

    On July 1, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new version of standard EN IEC 60335-2-62:2022 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-62: Particular requirements for commercial electric rinsing sinks.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 27, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/1/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new version of standard EN IEC 62619:2022 secondary lithium cells and batteries

    On July 1, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new version of standard EN IEC 62619:2022 Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes – Safety requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries for use in industrial applications.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on June 28, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/1/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN IEC 62841-3-5:2022 electric band saws

    On July 1, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC
    62841-3-5:2022 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3-5: Particular requirements for transportable band saws.

    Official source

    Safety

    GCC

    7/1/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC/IEEE 62271-37-013:2022 for alternator circuit breakers

    On July 1, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) added a new standard GSO IEC/IEEE 62271-37-013:2022 High Voltage Cut-Off, Connection And Control Equipment – Part 37-013: Alternator Circuit Breakers.

    The standard was adopted on May 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Singapore

    7/1/2022

    Singapore CPSO opened public consultation on the withdrawal of a safety standard for self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services

    On July 1, 2022, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO opened a public consultation on the withdrawal of SS 609-1:2015 "Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services by voltage > 50 V – Part 1 : Safety specifications" (Identical adoption of IEC 62560:2011) and SS 609-2:2015 "Self-ballasted LED lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 V– Part 2 : Performance requirements" (Identical adoption of IEC 62612:2013).

    Comments are accepted until Sept. 2, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected] by using prescribed form in the PDF.

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    6/10/2022

    Chile SEC released draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for grass trimmers

    On June 10, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft protocol PE Nº6 07 30: 2022 for the safety certification procedure for machine tools, particularly for electric trimmers.

    Deadline for submission of comments is on Aug. 10, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    7/3/2022

    Israel SII released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.7 for washing machines

    On July 3, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 900-2-7:2022 Safety of household appliances and similar appliances: Special requirements for washing machines for public consultation.

    Comments and feedback are accepted until July 24, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    6/28/2022

    Chile SEC released draft analysis and/or safety testing of outdoor cooking products using fuel gases

    On June 28, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft protocol PE Nº49/2:2022 for the safety certification procedure for machine tools particularly for electric trimmers.

    Deadline for submission of comments is on Aug. 28, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Vietnam

    5/31/2022

    Vietnam MOST published national standard TCVN 13078-24:2022 for digital communication in electric vehicle conductive charging system

    On May 31, 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) published voluntary national standard TCVN 13078-24: 2022 Electric vehicle conductive charging system – Part 24: Digital communication between a dc EV charging station and an electric vehicle for control of dc charging.

    Official source

    Safety

    Vietnam

    5/31/2022

    Vietnam MOST published the national standard TCVN 13510:2022 for electric vehicle chargers

    On May 31, 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) published voluntary national standard TCVN 13510:2022 In-cable control and protection device for mode 2 charging of electric road vehicles (IC-CPDs), which is identical to IEC 62752:2018.

    Official source

    Safety

    Australia, New Zealand

    7/4/2022

    Australia and New Zealand published safety standard amendment for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers

    On July 4, 2022, Standards Australia and New Zealand released a safety standard amendment for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers.

    AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2021 A1 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers Amendment No. 1 (Correction) (2022)

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Australia, New Zealand

    7/4/2022

    Australia and New Zealand published safety standard amendment for skin beauty care appliances

    On July 4, 2022,  Standards Australia and New Zealand released new standards for electric appliances for skin beauty care of persons and intended for household, commercial and similar purposes.

    AS/NZS 60335.2.115:2021 A1 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.115: Particular requirements for skin beauty care appliances 

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Global

    7/4/2022

    IEC published new standard for aquarium luminaires

    On July 4, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60598-2-11:2013+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the requirements of aquarium luminaires.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN IEC 62271-203:2022 AC gas-insulated metal-enclosed switchgear

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 62271-203:2022 High-voltage switchgear and controlgear – Part 203: AC gas-insulated metal-enclosed switchgear for rated voltages above 52 kV.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on July 4, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN IEC 62271-204:2022 for rigid gas-insulated transmission lines

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 62271-204:2022 High-voltage switchgear and controlgear – Part 204: Rigid gas-insulated transmission lines for rated voltage above 52 kV.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on July 5, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 62841-3-6:2014/A1:2022 for electric motor-operated diamond drills

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 62841-3-6:2014/A1:2022 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3-6: Particular requirements for transportable diamond drills with liquid system.

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    Safety

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 62841-3-10:2015/A1:2022 for electric motor-operated cut-off machines

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 62841-3-10:2015/A1:2022 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3-10: Particular requirements for transportable cut-off machines.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published corrigendum for EN IEC 60086-5:2021/prAC for primary batteries with aqueous electrolyte

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new corrigendum for EN IEC 60086-5:2021/prAC Primary batteries – Part 5: Safety of batteries with aqueous electrolyte.

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    Safety

    Global

    7/7/2022

    IEC released new safety standard for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies

    On July 7, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 61439-7:2022. This standard deals with the requirements of Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies for specific applications such as marinas, camping sites, market squares, electric vehicle charging stations.

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    Safety

    Philippines

    6/27/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS published technical regulation on mandatory product certification of electric vehicle charging equipment and station

    On June 27, 2022, the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published "The New Technical Regulation Concerning The Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Station" (Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 22-10 Series of 2022) which aims to strictly ensure that electric vehicle charging equipment and stations for charging electric road vehicle to be imported, manufactured, distributed, or sold in the Philippines meet the specified safety requirements prescribed by this Technical Regulation.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    Taiwan

    5/16/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published voluntary product certification (VPC) for cells and battery systems of energy storage system (ESS)

    On May 16, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published Requirements of Implementing Voluntary Product Certification (VPC) for Cells and Battery Systems of Energy Storage System (ESS), and effective on the same day.

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    Safety

    Israel

    6/30/2022

    Israel SII published new standard SI 60840:2022 for power cables

    On June 30, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published new standard SI 60840:2022 Threaded power cables and their fittings for rated voltages above 30 kV and up to 150 kV – test methods and requirements.

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    Safety

    Kenya

    6/22/2022

    Kenya KEBS published Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) Program Operations Manual Version 12

    On June 22, 2022, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) published an updated Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) Program Operations Manual Version 12.

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    Safety

    Eswatini

    3/21/2022

    Eswatini updated new safety standard for audio/video equipment and information technology equipment

    On March 21, 2022, the Eswatini Standards Authority released the updated draft of SZNS IEC 62368-1: New safety standard for information technology equipment and audio/video equipment replacing EN60950, EN 60905 and EN 60065.EN/IEC 60950-1 and EN/IEC 60065 both cover electrical non-household products.

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 8, 2022 through forms that can be downloaded on the Eswatini Standards Authority Website.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    7/11/2022

    ISO published new standards for electrically propelled mopeds and
    motorcycles


    On July 11, 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 13063 series under the general title Electrically propelled mopeds and motorcycles — Safety specifications:
    — Part 1: On-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS)
    — Part 2: Vehicle operational safety
    — Part 3: Electrical safety.

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    Safety

    United Kingdom

    7/8/2022

    United Kingdom published amended and consolidated list of standards for electrical equipment designated for use for certain voltage limits

    On July 8, 2022, the Government of UK published Notice of Publication 0058/22. Standards for electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits in support of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (S.I 2016/1101) was amended. 

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    Safety

    EU

    7/15/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 62841-4-2:2019/A1:2022 for electric motor-operated hedge trimmers

    On July 15, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 62841-4-2:2019/A1:2022 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 4-2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers.

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    Safety

    Israel

    7/14/2022

    Israel SII released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.11 for tumble dryers

    On July 14, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.11 Safety of household appliances and similar appliances: Special requirements for tumble dryers for public consultation.

    Comments and feedback are open until Aug. 4, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]
    Feedback form: Link

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    Safety

    India

    7/14/2022

    India amended rules for packaging of electronics products

    On July 14, 2022, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Department of Consumer Affairs) published Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 pertaining to new rules for packaging of electronics goods.

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    Safety

    Singapore

    7/13/2022

    Singapore CPSO published updated cps information booklet (July 13, 2022)

    On July 13, 2022, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO issued a new version of "Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements Regulations Information Booklet." This serves as a guide to the definitions (Appendix A) and registration of Controlled Goods and other requirements related to the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR).

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    Safety

    GCC

    5/12/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 60335-1:2022 for household and similar electrical appliances — general requirements

    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) has adopted new standard GSO IEC 60335-1:2022 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 1: General Requirements. This standard will supersede the previous edition GSO IEC 60335-1:2016.

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    Safety

    GCC

    5/12/2022

    GSO published new standard GSO IEC 62893-1:2022 for charging cables of electric vehicles

    On May 12, 2022, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) has adopted new standard GSO IEC 62893-1:2022 Charging Cables For Electric Vehicles For Rated Voltages Up To And Including 0,6/1 KV – Part 1: General Requirements.

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    Safety

    Thailand

    7/18/2022

    Thailand released draft notification on determination of products containing lasers as label-controlled products

    On July 18, 2022, the Office of the Consumer Protection Board released draft notification on Determination of Products Containing Lasers as Label-Controlled in the World Trade Organization (WTO) website.

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    Safety

    Ukraine

    2/14/2022

    Ukraine approved changes to the list of national standards related to the technical regulations of low-voltage electrical equipment

    On Feb. 14, 2022, the Ministry of Economy published Order of the Ministry of Economy No. 308 "On approval of changes made to the List of national standards for the purposes of applying the Technical Regulations of low-voltage electrical equipment, approved by Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 16.12.2015 No. 1067, formed on the basis of the European Commission's (EC) Implementation Decision 2019/1956 dated 26.11.2019.”

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    Safety

    Ecuador

    6/17/2022

    Ecuador INEN opened public consultation on appliance wires standards

    On June 17, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation entitled "Appliance Wires (UL 66:2020, MOD)" (NTE INEN 2305:2008 First Edition) which sets out the basic requirements for the construction, testing and marking of appliance wires.

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 16, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected] using the prescribed template in this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Ukraine

    2/21/2022

    Ukraine approved changes to the list of national standards related to the technical regulations of low-voltage electrical equipment

    On Feb. 21, 2022, the Ministry of Economy published Order of the Ministry of Economy No. 360 "On the approval of changes made to the List of national standards for the purposes of applying the Technical Regulations of low-voltage electrical equipment, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 16.12.2015 No. 1067, formed on the basis of the Implementation Decision of the European Commission (EC) 2019/1956 dated 26.11.2019.”

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    Safety

    Colombia

    6/22/2022

    Colombia MCIT published modification of technical regulation for gas appliances

    On June 22, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MCIT) published Resolution 0864, by which Resolution 0899 of Aug. 31, 2021, is modified.

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    Safety

    Trinidad & Tobago

    7/18/2022

    Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) published draft national compulsory standard for safety of electrical accessories and components

    On July 18, 2022, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) published draft National Compulsory Standard – PCTTCS 23:20XX Electrical accessories and components – Compulsory requirements and opened for public comments.

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    Safety

    Ecuador

    7/5/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the second revision of the technical regulation on primary and secondary cells and batteries

    On July 5, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Cells and Batteries, Primary and Secondary" (PRTE INEN 105 (2R), which establishes the requirements that cells and batteries must meet, whether primary or secondary, in order to protect the safety and health of people; protect the environment; as well as prevent practices that may lead to error.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until July 27, 2022, and can be submitted using the prescribed template.

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    7/12/2022

    Chile SEC released new draft safety protocol update of motor driven tools — lawnmower

    On July 12, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft protocol PE Nº6/08:2022  for the safety certification procedure for motor driven power tools, particularly for lawnmowers.

    Deadline for submission of comments is on Sept. 12, 2022.

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    Safety

    Ecuador

    7/5/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the second revision of the technical regulation on decorative lighting products

    On July 5, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Decorative Lighting Products"(PRTE 196 (2R)) which establishes the requirements that decorative lighting products must meet in order to protect the safety and health of people; as well as prevent practices that may lead to error.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until July 27, 2022, and can be submitted using the prescribed template.

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    7/8/2022

    Chile SEC released safety draft protocol update of machines and tools — circular saws

    On July 8, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft protocol PE Nº6/05:2022 for the safety certification procedure for machine and tools, particularly for circular saws.

    Deadline for submission of comments is on Sept. 8, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/22/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 60061-1:1993/A63:2022 for lamp caps

    On July 22, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 60061-1:1993/A63:2022 Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety – Part 1: Lamp caps.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    7/22/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 60061-2:1993/A58:2022 for lamp holders

    On July 22, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 60061-2:1993/A58:2022 Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety – Part 2: Lamp holders.

    Official source

    Safety

    Ecuador

    3/16/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the third revision of the technical regulation on pressure cookers for domestic use

    On March 16, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Pressure Cookers for Domestic Use" PRTE INEN 051 (3R), which establishes the requirements that portable pressure cookers for domestic use must meet, for the commercialization of national and imported products, with the purpose of protecting the safety and health of people; as well as prevent practices that may lead to error.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until April 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Ecuador

    3/16/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the second revision of the technical regulation on pressure reducing valves

    On March 16, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Pressure Reducing Valves" (PRTE INEN 090 (2R)) which establishes the requirements that pressure reducing valves must meet, for the commercialization of national and imported products, with the purpose of protecting the safety of people, as well as preventing practices that may mislead.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until April 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    6/28/2022

    Canada SCC reaffirmation of standards for metallic and junction boxes, luminaires and fans

    On July 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) started reviewing the following standards:

     

    • CAN/CSA-E60598-2-4-98 (R2017) – Luminaires – Part 2: Particular Requirements – Section 4: Portable General-Purpose Luminaires.
       
    • CAN/CSA-E60598-2-3-98 (R2017) – Luminaires – Part 2: Particular Requirements – Section 3: Luminaires for Road and Street Lighting.
       
    • C22.2 NO. 18.1-13 (R2018) – Metallic outlet boxes.
       
    • C22.2 NO. 40-17 – Junction and pull boxes.
       
    • CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60335-2-80:17- Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-80: Particular requirements for fans.

      Comments are accepted until July 27, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts in this link.

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    Safety

    Ecuador

    3/17/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the third revision of the technical regulation on domestic cooking appliances using gaseous fuels

    On March 17, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Domestic Cooking Appliances Using Gaseous Fuels" (PRTE INEN 005 (3R)), which establishes the requirements that appliances for domestic use for cooking, that use gaseous fuel, must meet for the commercialization of national and imported products, with the purpose of protecting the safety or health of people, the environment, as well as prevent practices that may lead to error.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until April 13, 2022.

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    Safety

    Uganda

    5/26/2022

    Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) published notification for the use of digital conformity marks for products covered by compulsory standards

    On May 26, 2022, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) published an introduction of Digital Conformity Marks for products covered by compulsory standards effective July 1, 2022.

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    Safety

    Ecuador

    3/30/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the technical regulation on safety requirements for electrical appliances

    On March 30, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Electrical Appliances-Safety Requirements" (PRTE INEN XXX), which establishes the safety requirements that must be met by electrical appliances whose nominal voltage does not exceed 250 V, in order to protect the safety of people; as well as prevent practices that may lead to error.

    This new draft regulation consolidates various RTE INEN regulations in just one.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until April 26, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    7/22/2022

    IEC published new standard for handling procedures for gases for
    insulation and/or switching


    On July 22, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 62271-4:2022. This standard deals with handling procedures for gases for insulation and/or switching.

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    Safety

    Chile

    7/14/2022

    Chile SEC released new draft safety protocol update of hand drills and impact drills

    On July 14, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft protocol PE Nº6/01:2022 for the safety certification procedure for electric motor operated tools, particularly for hand drills and impact drills. 

    Deadline for submission of comments is on Sept. 14, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    7/26/2022

    Israel MEI updated method of uploading the documents in international standardization compliance track

    On July 26, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) updated the method required in the international standardization compliance track. Test certificates/documents must be uploaded to the Standard's Institute cloud, instead of Google Drive's cloud.

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    Safety

    China

    7/19/2022

    China SAMR issued mandatory national standard GB 4943.1-2022 for safety of audio/video and ICT equipment

    On July 19, 2022, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has promulgated the approval of the mandatory national standard GB 4943.1-2022 Audio/Video, information and communication technology equipment — Part 1: Safety requirements, to be implemented on Aug. 1, 2023.

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    Safety

    EU

    7/29/2022

    European Union CENELEC published new standard EN 62841-2-1:2018/A1:2022 for hand-held and impact drills

    On July 29, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 62841-2-1:2018/A1:2022 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2-1: Particular requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills. 

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    5/10/2022

    Chile SEC released new draft safety protocol for battery chargers

    On May 10, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released draft protocol PE Nº 1/38:2022  for the safety certification procedure for battery chargers.

    Deadline for submission of comments is on July 10, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety, Chemicals

    Saudi Arabia

    7/20/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO published technical regulation guide for electrical batteries

    On July 20, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a guidelines document for the technical regulation for electrical batteries.

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    Safety, EMC

    Vietnam

    6/29/2022

    Vietnam QUACERT and UL LLC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    On June 29, 2022, the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) witnessed the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Vietnam Certification Centre (QUACERT) and UL LLC as part of the opening ceremony of the UL Solutions laboratory in Hai Duong Province.

    Official source

    Safety, Energy Efficiency

    United Arab Emirates

    7/4/2022

    UAE MoIAT announced the upcoming IEC Standardization Convention

    On July 4, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) announced the upcoming event entitled "Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Standardization," which will be hosted by the UAE in a hybrid setup from Sept. 17 to 22, 2022, in the Emirate of Dubai.

    Official source

    Safety, Energy Efficiency

    Ecuador

    7/5/2022

    Ecuador INEN released project update to the second revision of the technical regulation on safety and thermal efficiency of gas water heaters

    On July 5, 2022, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) released an update on Project of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation "Safety and Thermal Efficiency of Gas Water Heaters" (PRTE 109 (2R)), which establishes the requirements that must be met by gas water heaters, in order to protect the safety of people, as well as prevent practices that may lead to error.

    Observations/proposals are accepted until July 29, 2022, and can be submitted using the prescribed template.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    CB Scheme

    6/1/2022

    IECEE included new standards in the IECEE system for the month of June

    The IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) has included new standards in their system for the month of June.

    HOUS          IEC 60335-2-40:2022                      6/24/2022
    BATT            IEC 62619:2022                               6/15/2022
    E3                IEC 60350-1:2016/AMD1:2021        6/10/2022
    E3                IEC 60350-2:2017/AMD1:2021        6/10/2022
    SAFE            IEC 61558-2-15:2022                       6/10/2022
    HOUS          IEC 60335-2-115:2021                     6/3/2022

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    Safety, Performance

    Philippines

    7/7/2022

    Philippines DOE announced the clarification on the transitory provisions in the supplemental guidelines for the implementation of mandatory product certification of ECPs

    On July 7, 2022, the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) announced a clarification on the transitory provisions in the DTI MC 22-09, "Supplemental Guidelines for the Implementation of DAO 22-01, Series of 2022," which was published on June 8, 2022 and took effect on June 9, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    7/8/2022

    European Union CENELEC published corrigendum for EN 61643-31:2019/AC:2022-07 for photovoltaic surge protective devices

    On July 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN 61643-31:2019/AC:2022-07 Low-voltage surge protective devices – Part 31: Requirements and test methods for SPDs for photovoltaic installations.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    7/15/2022

    European Union CENELEC published corrigendum for EN IEC
    60086-1:2021/AC:2022-07 primary batteries


    On July 15, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new corrigendum for standard EN IEC 60086-1:2021/AC:2022-07 Primary batteries – Part 1: General.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance

    EU

    7/15/2022

    European Union CENELEC published corrigendum for EN IEC 60086-2:2021/AC:2022-07 primary batteries physical and electrical specifications

    On July 15, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new corrigendum for standard EN IEC 60086-2:2021/AC:2022-07 Primary batteries – Part 2: Physical and electrical specifications.

    Official source

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

    Israel

    7/24/2022

    Israel MEI notified exporters of the launch of global export gateway system

    On July 24, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified all exporters of the launch of global export gateway system on Jan. 15, 2023.

    To register for the Webinar that will be conducted on July 31, 2022, at 14:00 to 16:00 (GMT +2), click here.

    For more information contact the following details :
    Contact person : Anat Oz
    Email address : [email protected]
    Phone number : 03-5142819/845/934/867

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    Wireless

    Australia

    6/17/2022

    Australia ACMA opened public consultation on incorporating QR codes into the telecommunications labeling notice

    On June 17, 2022, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened a public consultation on the draft Telecommunications Legislation Amendment and Repeal (2022 Measures No.1) Instrument 2022, amending the Telecommunications Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling Instrument 2015.

    Comments can be submitted until Aug. 19, 2022, and can be sent through this link.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Georgia

    6/16/2022

    Georgia ComCom published approval of the national radio frequency allocation plan

    On June 16, 2022, the Communications Commission (ComCom) published Resolution No. 3, amending Resolution No. 6 of the Georgian National Communications Commission of June 30, 2006, “On Approval of the National Radio Frequency Distribution Plan.”

    Official source

    Wireless

    Brazil

    6/28/2022

    Brazil Anatel Opened public consultation to include technical requirements on USB type C standard in mobile cell phones

    On June 28, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened a public consultation regarding the standardization of cell phone chargers.

    Comments can be submitted until Aug. 26, 2022, via this link.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Wireless

    Hong Kong

    6/24/2022

    Hong Kong OFCA published performance specification for medical implant communication systems

    On June 24, 2022, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published HKCA 1052 Issue 4 "Performance Specification for Medical Implant Communication Systems.”

    Official source

    Wireless

    France

    7/1/2022

    France ARCEP opened public consultation on the allocation of 5GHz frequency band for WAS/RLAN

    On July 1, 2022, the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and the Post (ARCEP) opened a public consultation entitled "Draft Decision on the use of radio spectrum in the frequency bands 5150-5250 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz for the implementation of wireless access systems (WAS), including radio local area networks (RLAN).

    Comments can be submitted until Aug. 30, 2022. Contributions must be sent to Arcep, preferably by email, specifying the subject “Response to the public consultation: RLAN 5 GHz” to the following address: [email protected].

    Official source

    Wireless

    Mexico

    6/24/2022

    Mexico IFT established application submission for homologation certificates (service portal)

    On June 24, 2022, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) established that Homologation requests and notifications will be done via [email protected]. The Homologation request is going to use the new format “eFormato” available in the link. This is because the Service Portal is still under development.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Mauritius

    6/28/2022

    Mauritius ICTA opened public consultation on the allocation of additional spectrum in the 5945-6425 MHz range for WAS/RLAN

    On June 28, 2022, the Mauritius Information & Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) opened public consultation entitled "Consultation Paper Regarding Draft Decision for Allocation of Additional Spectrum in the Frequency Range 5945-6425 MHz for Broadband Wireless Access Services in Mauritius" (Consultation Ref: ICTA/CONSULT/01/22).

    Comments are accepted until July 11, 2022, and should be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    Wireless

    Kenya

    6/10/2022

    Kenya CA published amended guideline on the use of radio frequency spectrum for SRDs

    On June 10, 2022, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) published Guidelines on the Use of Radio Frequency Spectrum for Short Range Devices, Version B Revision 0.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Nigeria

    7/4/2022

    Nigeria NCC opened public consultation on the type approval regulations

    On July 4, 2022, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) opened a public consultation entitled "Type Approval Regulations 2022," which includes the "Type Approval Business Rules.” These provide a framework for the approval of communications equipment for connection to communications networks in Nigeria.

    Comments are accepted until July 25, 2022, and must be submitted to:
    The Executive Vice Chairman
    Nigerian Communications Commission
    Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja

    Official source

    Wireless

    Burundi

    6/23/2022

    Burundi ARCT opened public consultation on the deployment and development of 5G

    On June 23, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulation and Control Agency (ARCT) opened a public consultation regarding the deployment and development of 5G mobile service.

    Comments can be sent using this link with no official deadline for comments to be made.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Qatar

    6/14/2022

    Qatar CRA opened public consultation on 5G private mobile networks

    On June 14, 2022, the Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) opened a public consultation entitled “Consultation Document – 5G Private Mobile Networks – A consultation with stakeholders regarding the implementation of Private Mobile Networks using 5G technology in Qatar" (CRARAC 2022/06/14).

    Comments are accepted until July 21, 2022, and can be submitted
    to [email protected] using the prescribed template format.

    Official source

    Wireless

    United Kingdom

    6/30/2022

    United Kingdom Ofcom announced an update on the proposal for spectrum sharing in the upper 6 GHz band

    On June 30, 2022, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) released "The upper 6 GHz band – An update on our sharing proposals," which is an update to the public consultation entitled "Enabling spectrum sharing in the upper 6 GHz band – Shared licences for local, low-power indoor use of the upper 6 GHz band (6425-7070 MHz)" that was held during Feb. 28 to April 11, 2022.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Malaysia

    7/10/2022

    Malaysia MCMC announced extended interim type approval for IPv6 cellular equipment without Wi-Fi interface

    On July 10, 2022, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement No.: SQASI/CMCS/1/22/0005 "Updates on Certification of IPv6 over Cellular Equipment without Wi-Fi___33 Interface (under Terminal/Host) or IPv6 Equipment over other Medium (e.g., Fiber Optic Etc. Except Ethernet Lan) under Interim Type Approval.”

     

    Official source

    Wireless

    Colombia

    7/15/2022

    Colombia ANE Opened public consultation on the possible use of the 6GHz band

    On July 15, 2022, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) and National Spectrum Agency (ANE) decided to advance a new public consultation stage. After last June, the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) concluded the work of standardizing the upper portion of the 6 band GHz (U6G).

    Comments will be received by email: [email protected] until July 25, 2022.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Trinidad & Tobago

    6/30/2022

    Trinidad and Tobago TATT opened first round of public consultation on the 5G public mobile network framework

    On June 30, 2022, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) opened the first round of public consultation entitled "Consultative Document on the Framework for Fifth Generation (5G) Public Mobile Telecommunications Networks," which was developed to create the regulatory environment to support the introduction and development of 5G networks in Trinidad and Tobago.

    Comments are accepted until Aug. 12, 2022, and can be submitted to: [email protected] using the prescribed form.

    Official source

    Wireless, EMC

    Hong Kong

    6/24/2022

    Hong Kong OFCA published safety and electrical protection requirements for subscriber telecommunications equipment

    On June 24, 2022, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) published HKCA 2001 Issue 14 "Safety and Electrical Protection Requirements for Subscriber Telecommunications Equipment.”

    Official source

    Wireless, EMC

    Brazil

    7/26/2022

    Brazil Anatel notified extension of maintenance without test due to COVID-19

    On July 26, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Official Letter No. 265/2022/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL notifying the extension of the validity period of the instructions contained in Official Letter No. 233/2021 (COVID-19).

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Wireless, Safety, Performance, EMC

    India

    7/1/2022

    India TEC enhanced the validity of MTCTE certificate to 10 years

    On July 1, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) published Notification No. 5-7/2022-TC/TEC regarding the enhancement of validity period of Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) certificate from five years to 10 years with immediate effect.


    Official source

    July 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary

    Chemicals

    EU

    4/20/2022

    European Union Published Regulation Concerning the Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals

    On April 20, 2022, the European Union (EU) has published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/643 of 10 February 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No. 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of pesticides, industrial chemicals, persistent organic pollutants and mercury and an update of customs codes. This list updates the list of chemicals subject to export notification procedure, those subject to the PIC procedure and those subject to export ban. 

    Official source

    Chemicals

    Taiwan

    4/19/2022

    Taiwan EPA Published Draft Restrictions on the Import of Asbestos-Containing Products

    On April 19, 2022, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has published draft "Restrictions on the Import of Asbestos-added Products" and opened a public consultation for 60 days from the day after this announcement.

    Official source, Official source

    Chemicals

    Serbia

    5/12/2022

    Serbia Published Latest Amendments in the Regulation for Chemical Restrictions and Prohibitions

    On May 12, 2022, the Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection has published the amended Rule Book on restrictions and prohibitions on the production, placing on the market and use of chemicals in the "Official Gazette of RS," No. 57/2022-9. 

    Official source, Official source

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

    Global

    4/5/2022

    ISO Published New Standard for Good Practices in Conformity Assessment

    On April 5, 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO/IEC 17060:2022 Conformity assessment — Code of good practice. This document is intended to establish and promote conformity assessment policies and practices that facilitate trade and support the development of societal benefits and/or needs at international, regional, national and subnational level.

    Official source

    Chemicals, RoHS

    Canada

    5/14/2022

    Canada Proposed Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations

    On May 14, 2022, the Government of Canada has published draft Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022. This regulation would further restrict the manufacture, use, sale and import of three groups of oil and water repellents (perfluorooctane sulfonate, its salts and its precursors (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid, its salts and its precursors (PFOA), and long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids, their salts and their precursors (LC-PFCA)), and two flame retardants (hexabromocyclododecane) (HBCD), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), and products containing them, by removing or providing time-limits for most remaining exemptions.

    It also prohibits two additional flame retardants, dechlorane plus (DP) and decabromodiphenyl ethane (DBDPE), and products containing them, with a limited number of exemptions.

    The proposed regulation is open for a 75-day public comment period.

    Official source

    Chemicals, Safety, EMC, Sanitation, Energy Efficiency

    Israel

    2/28/2021

    Israel SII Published List of New Standards for Circulation

    On Feb. 28, 2021, the Standards Institute of Israel (SII) has published new list of standards for circulation.

    Official source

    Chemicals, Safety, Sanitation

    Israel

    9/13/2021

    Israel SII Published Standard SI 5438 Part 9 Aluminum Sulfate

    On Sept. 13, 2021, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has published new standard SI 5438 part 9 - Chemicals used for treatment of water intended for human consumption: Aluminum sulfate.

    Enforcement date of standard is on Dec. 12, 2021.

    Official source, Official source

    Cyber Security

    Uzbekistan

    4/15/2022

    Uzbekistan Published Law on Cybersecurity

    On April 15, 2022, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan has approved Law “On Cybersecurity” to regulate relations in the field of cybersecurity by protecting the interests of the individual, society and the state in cyberspace from external and internal threats.

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste, Sustainability

    EU

    4/29/2022

    France Published Decree on Consumer Information on the Environmental Qualities and Characteristics of Waste-generating Products

    On April 29, 2022, the Ministry of Ecological Transition has published Decree 2022-748 relating to consumer information on the environmental qualities and characteristics of waste-generating products. This decree mandates consumer information on certain environmental characteristics of products.

    The decree came to force on May 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste, Sustainability

    Spain

    4/9/2022

    Spain Published Law on Waste and Contaminated Soils for Circular Economy including Plastic-tax

    On April 9, 2022, the Head of State of Spain has published Law 7/2022 of April 8 on waste and contaminated soil for a circular economy. The purpose of this law is to prevent and reduce the generation of waste and the adverse impacts of its generation and management.

    The law shall be enforced on Jan. 1, 2023.

    Official source

    EMC

    Canada

    5/4/2022

    Canada SCC Amended EMC Standard on Limitation of Voltage Changes, Fluctuations & Flicker for Equipment with Rated Current ≤ 16A

    On May 4, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has proposed amendment for CSA C61000-3-3 Standard. This standard deals with Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current ≤ 16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection.

    Comment are accepted until June 1, 2022, and can be submitted through this link.

    Official source

    EMC

    EAEU

    5/17/2022

    EEC Issued Draft Decision on Amendments to the Technical Regulations on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

    On May 17, 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has released Order of the EEC Board No. 77 on the draft decision "On amendments to the technical regulations of the Customs Union on Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means (TR CU 020/

    2011)". This Order is published on the official website of the Eurasian Economic Union and the changes described will come in force after the approval  and finalization of the decision from the Council of the Eurasian Economic Union.

    Official source, Official source

    EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

    India

    4/30/2022

    India Issued Press Release to Exempt Certain Products from MTCTE Scheme

    On April 30, 2022, the Ministry of Communications has issued Press Release No. 1821530 regarding the exemption of Mobile User Equipment/Mobile Handset (Mobile Phone), Server, Smart Watch, Smart Camera and PoS Machine (Point of Sale Devices) from the ambit of Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme of TEC.

    The official Gazette notification in this regards will be issued in due course.

    Official source

    EMC, Safety, Wireless, Performance

    India

    5/12/2022

    India TEC Issued Clarifications regarding Coverage of Radio Broadcast Receivers and Tracking Devices Used in Automotive Industry Under MTCTE Scheme

    On May 12, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has issued notification number 6-6/2021-TC/TEC (Pt1) related to clarifications regarding coverage of Radio Broadcast Receivers and Tracking Devices used in Automotive Industry under Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

    Official source

    EMC, Wireless

    South Korea

    5/10/2022

    South Korea RRA Opened Public Consultation on the Revision of Conformity Assessment Of Broadcasting And Communication Equipment

    On May 10, 2022, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) has opened a public consultation on the "Announcement on conformity assessment of broadcasting and communication equipment, etc.".

    Comments are accepted until July 11, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Canada

    4/2/2022

    Canada NRCan Amended the Energy Efficiency Regulation

    On April 2, 2022, the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has released the proposed amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 to update energy efficiency and testing standards of refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers. This proposed amendment would update energy efficiency and testing standards for various home appliances.

    Comments are accepted until June 11, 2022, and can be submitted through mail to be addressed to Abla Hanna, Senior Director, Demand Policy and Analysis Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada, 580 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4 (tel: 3432926224; email: [email protected]).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    4/21/2022

    USA DOE Issued Notification of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedures of Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers

    On April 21, 2022, U.S, Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notification of proposed rulemaking for the energy test procedures for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers.

    DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal no later than June 21, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EAEU

    4/15/2022

    EEC Postponed Implementation Timeline for the New Regulation on Energy Efficiency

    On April 15, 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has released Decision No. 50 including amendments to the Technical Regulation TR EAEU 048/2019 "On energy efficiency requirements for energy-consuming devices". The aim is to postpone the timeline for the implementation of the regulation and for the publication of additional guidelines and documents related to the new requirements to September 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Global

    4/27/2022

    IEC Published New Standard for Measurement of Energy Consumption of Desktop and Notebook Computers

    On April 27, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 62623:2022. This standard deals with the measurement of energy consumption for desktop and notebook computers.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Brazil

    5/3/2022

    Brazil MME Approved New Target Program for New Minimum Energy Efficiency Indexes for Air Conditioners

    On May 3, 2022, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has published Resolution No. 1 of April 29, 2022, which approves the new target program for air conditioners. This new regulation establishes new minimum energy efficiency indices for air conditioners in Brazil.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    5/6/2022

    India BEE Released Important Instructions Regarding Revised Energy Consumption Standards for Room Air Conditioners

    On May 6, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has published important instructions for all manufacturers and permittees of BEE Star label regarding revised energy consumption standards of Room Air Conditioners (RAC).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    2/5/2022

    Turkey Government Published Latest Ecodesign Requirements for Energy-Related Products

    On Feb. 5, 2022, the Turkey Government has published President’s Decision Number 5187, the Regulation on Environmentally Responsible Design of Energy-Related Products. This is to harmonized with the European Union Directive 2009/125/EC for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    United Arab Emirates

    5/11/2022

    UAE MOIAT Published Draft Energy Efficiency Standard for Electric Motors

    On May 11, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advance Technology (MoIAT) in UAE has published draft energy efficiency standard for electric motors. This standard is open for public consultation until July 10, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Egypt

    2/24/2022

    Egypt EOS Postponed Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standard ES 7823/2022 for Lighting Products

    On Feb. 24, 2022, the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) has postponed Ministerial Decree No. 58/2022 related to the implementation of the energy efficiency standard ES 7823/2020 for lighting products.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Turkey

    5/6/2022

    Turkey MIT Published Draft on Ecodesign Standby and Off Mode Electric Power Consumption of Electrical and Electronic Household and Office Equipment

    On May 6, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) has disseminated through World Trade Organization (WTO) Notification G/TBT/N/TUR/168/Rev.1 the Draft Communique on Ecodesign Requirements for Off Mode, Standby Mode and Networked Standby Energy Consumption of Electrical and Electronic Household and Office Equipment. This Draft Communique is harmonized with the European Union legislation.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    5/6/2022

    US DOE Issued Request for Information (RFI) for the Test Procedure of Compressors

    On May 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Request of Information (RFI) for the test procedures of compressors. 

    Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before June 6, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    5/9/2022

    US DOE Published Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards of General Service Lamps

    On May 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final rule for the energy conservation standards of general service lamps.

    The effective date of this rule is July 25, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Canada

    5/12/2022

    Canada SCC Reaffirmation Testing Method for Measuring Efficiency and Energy Consumption of Gas-Fired Unit Heaters

    On May 12,2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has reviewed CAN/CSA-P.11-07 (R2017) Standard for Testing Method for Measuring Efficiency and Energy Consumption of Gas-Fired Unit Heaters. 

    Comments are accepted until June 8, 2022 and can be submitted through the contacts on this link.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    5/20/2022

    USA DOE Issued Final Rule for the Test Procedures of Direct Heating Equipment

    On May 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy has issued the final rule for the amended test procedures for direct heating equipment.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    4/23/2022

    European Union Reviewed the Energy Labelling Requirements for Local Space Heaters

    On April 23, 2022, the European Union (EU) has opened a public consultation to review energy labeling requirements for local space heaters. Feedback is accepted until Aug. 15, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Thailand

    5/18/2022

    Thailand EGAT Planned Expansion of New Scope to Cover VRV/VRF Air Conditioners

    On May 18, 2022, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has conducted a meeting to discuss with air conditioner stakeholders in Thailand regarding EGAT label No. 5 scope expansion to cover VRF/VRV Air conditioners.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency

    Brazil

    5/20/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Announced National Energy Conservation Labels (ENCE) QR Code Requirement for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators

    On May 20, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) has announced the new energy efficiency labels for refrigerators and air conditioners known as the National Energy Conservation Labels (ENCE) now have a QR CODE that will show if the product registration is valid.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Colombia

    5/13/2022

    Colombia ONAC Approved UL Colombia CO Accreditation Update for RETIQ (Energy Efficiency Regulation)

    On May 13, 2021, the National Accreditation Organization of Colombia (ONAC) has approved UL Solutions offices in Colombia accreditation update for RETIQ Energy Efficiency latest resolution update (Dec 2021).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    United Arab Emirates

    4/26/2022

    UAE MoIAT Published New Energy Efficiency Standard for Cooking Appliances

    On April 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advance Technology (MoIAT) in UAE has published draft standard UAE.S 5010-10 :2021 "Labeling – Energy Efficiency Label for Electrical Appliances Part 10: Cooking Appliances".
     

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Brazil

    5/2/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Rectified Performance Test for Refrigerators

    On May 2, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) has published the rectification of Annex II of Portaria No. 332 of Aug. 2, 2021. This is to correct the error in carrying out the performance tests for refrigerators and the procedure if the type of compartment is not provided for in the standard.

    Official source, Official source

    F Gas

    Japan

    4/22/2022

    Japan METI Published Draft Report on Enforcement Status of the 2013 Revised Fluorocarbons Emission Control Act

    On April 22, 2022, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has published draft report on Evaluation and Examination of the Enforcement Status of the 2013 Revised Freon Emission Control Law.

     

    This proposal is open for public comments and opinions until May 22, 2022. Any comment and opinions on the proposed law can be submitted to:
    Person in charge: Kawauchi, Ikeda
    Phone: 03-3501-1511 (ext. 3711), 03-3501-4724 (direct), 03-3501-6604 (FAX)

    Official source, Official source

    REACH, Chemicals

    EU

    5/17/2022

    European Union Released Draft Regulation for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Perfluoroctanoic Acid (PFOA), its Salts and its Related Compounds

    On May 17, 2022, the European Union (EU) has released a draft modification of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 regarding persistent organic pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related compounds.

    Deadline for submission of comments is on June 14, 2022.

    Feedbacks and suggestion can be send through this link.

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals

    Canada

    5/10/2022

    Canada Repealed Packaging and Labelling Requirements of British Colombia's E-Substances Regulation

    On May 10, 2022, the British Columbia Government has published the updated E-Substances Regulation. Section 8 has been repealed due to the concerns raised by manufacturers and retailers over their ability to comply with the packaging and labelling requirements set out in the E-Substances Regulation. 

    Official source

    Safety

    Mexico

    3/17/2022

    Mexico SE Released Declaration of Validity for Voluntary NMX Standard for Lightning- Integrated Light Emitting Diode Lamps

    On March 17, 2022, the Mexico Secretary of Economy (SE) has released declaration of validity for Mexican Standard NMX-IJ-324-NYCE-ANCE-2022. This standard deals with the safety requirements and test methods of integrated light emitting diode (LED) lamps for general lighting.

     

    The Mexican Standard NMX-IJ-324-NYCE-ANCE-2022 will enter into force 180 calendar days after the publication of this declaration of validity in the Official Gazette of the Federation. However. this NMX standard is not referenced in any NOM, therefore its compliance is only voluntary.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    4/18/2022

    Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Various Types of Switches

    On April 18, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has reviewed the following standards:
    - CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 61058-1:17 : Switches for Appliances - Part 1: General Requirements
    - CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 61058-1-1:17: Switches for Appliances - Part 1-1: Requirements for Mechanical Switches
    - CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 61058-1-2:17: Switches for Appliances — Part 1-2: Requirements for Electronic Wwitches.

    Comments are accepted until May 17, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    4/5/2022

    Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Performance Standard for LED Luminaires

    On April 5, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has reviewed CAN/CSA-C866-17 Performance Standard for LED Luminaires. 

    Comments are accepted until May 05, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    4/11/2022

    Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Lampholders

    On April 11, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has reviewed C22.2 NO. 43-17 Standard for Lampholders. 

    Comments are accepted until May 12, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    India

    4/28/2022

    India BIS Published Circular on Market Surveillance of Products Covered under Compulsory Registration Scheme

    On April 28, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has released Circular Ref: Registration/G-10 regarding details on market surveillance of products covered under Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS). 

    Official source, Official source
     

    Safety

    Global

    4/27/2022

    IEC Published New Safety Standard for Transportable Band Saws

    On April 27, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released the new standard, IEC 62841-3-5:2022. This standard deals with the requirements of electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery particular for transportable band saws.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    5/3/2022

    IEC Published New Safety Standard for Transportable Diamond Drills with Liquid System

    On May 3, 2022, the International  Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 62841-3-6:2014+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the requirements of electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery particular for transportable diamond drills with liquid system.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    5/3/2022

    IEC Published New Standard for General Requirements of Plugs, Socket-outlets, Vehicle Connectors and Vehicle Inlets Conductive Charging of Electric Vehicles

    On May 3, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 62196-1:2022. This standard deals with the general requirements of plugs, socket-outlets, vehicle connectors and vehicle inlets conductive charging of electric vehicles.

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    12/16/2021

    Chile SEC Released Updated Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for LED Lamp with Built-in Ballast for General Lighting Service

    On Dec. 16, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) has released modified protocol PE_5-17 18.11.2020 that deals with safety analysis and/or test protocol of LED lamp with built-in ballast for general lighting service.

    This modified protocol will take effect on Oct. 31, 2022. 

    Official source

    Safety

    CB Scheme

    4/30/2022

    IECEE Included New Standards in the IECEE System for the Month of April

    On April 2022, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) included new standards in the IECEE System. 
    * ISO 80601-2-87:2021
    * IEC 61386-23:2021
    * IEC 61215-1-2:2021/AMD1:2022
    * IEC 61215-1-3:2021/AMD1:2022
    * IEC 61215-1-4:2021/AMD1:2022

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    5/9/2022

    South Korea KC Safety KATS Opened Public Consultation on the Revision and Withdrawal of Electric Vehicle Charging System Safety Standards (No. 2022-0138)

    On May 9, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has published Notice Number 2022-0138 regarding the enactment, revision and withdrawal of the following electrical appliance safety standards.
    * (Revision) KC 61851-1, Electric Vehicle Charging System Part 1: General Requirements
    * (Enactment) KC 62752, Cable-integrated Control and Protection Device for Electric Vehicle Mode 2 Charging
    * (Withdrawal) KC 61851-22 , Electric vehicle charging system Part 22: AC charging device

    Comments are accepted until July 9, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    12/20/2021

    Chile SEC Released New Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for Air Conditioner based on Geothermal Heat Pump Technology

    On Dec. 20, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) has released modified protocol PE_1-37:2021 that deals with safety analysis and/or test protocol of air conditioner based on geothermal heat pump technology.

    This modified protocol will take effect on April 30, 2023. 

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Thailand

    5/2/2022

    Thailand TISI Released Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for Microwave Ovens

    On May 2, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial stipulating that microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens must comply with the standard number TIS 60335 Volume 2(25) - 2565.

    The deadline to express opinions or send written notices to the Thai Industrial Standards Institute is on June 24, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Mexico

    5/6/2022

    Mexico DGN Approved UL Mexico Certification Body Accreditation Update for Safety Kitchen Machines

    On May 6, 2022, the General Directorate of Standards (DGN) has approved the accreditation update for UL Mexico Certification Body for safety standard NMX-J-521/2-14-ANCE-2020 for kitchen machines for household use.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    Global

    5/4/2022

    IEC Published New Safety Standard for Transportable Cut-off Machines

    On May 4, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 62841-3-10:2015+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the requirements of electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery particular for transportable cut-off machines. 

    Official source

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    5/9/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO Published Draft Standard for Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System

    On May 9, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has issued a notification to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft SASO standard pertaining to electric vehicle with standard number SASO/DS/IEC 61851-1:2018/AMD1: 2022.

    The final date to express comments or send written notices to Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization is on July 8, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    4/28/2022

    Chile SEC Released Draft Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for Portable Cooking Appliances

    On April 28, 2022, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) has released draft protocol PE No. 1/08:2022 for the safety certification procedure for portable cooking appliances. This protocol will cancel and replace PE No. 1/08:2015, dated 10.26.2015, approved by Exempt Resolution No. 11046 of 2015, once the new protocol comes into effect.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    5/6/2022

    European Union Published New Version of Standard for Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules for thin-film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)

    On May 6, 2022 the European Union (EU) has published a new standard version for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules under EN IEC 61215-1-2:2021/A1:2022 Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 1-2: Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 2, 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    4/11/2022

    European Union Published Proposal for Revised Regulation on General Product Safety

    On April 11, 2022, the European Union (EU) has published a proposal for Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on general product safety, amending Regulation (EU) No. 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Council Directive 87/357/EEC and Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. The main objective of this regulation is that consumer products placed or made available on the EU market must be safe.

    Comments are accepted until July 10, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    5/6/2022

    European Union Published New Version of Standard for Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules for Thin-film Amorphous Silicon

    On May 6, 2022, the European Union (EU) has published a new standard version for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules under EN IEC 61215-1-3:2021/A1:2022

    Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 1-3: Special requirements for testing of thin-film amorphous silicon based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 2, 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    5/6/2022

    European Union Published New Version of Standard for Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules for Thin-film Cu

    On May 6, 2022, the European Union (EU) has published a new standard version for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules under EN IEC 61215-1-4:2021/A1:2022 Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 1-4: Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cu(In,GA)(S,Se)2 based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 2, 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Australia

    6/15/2021

    Australia EESS Information Bulletin for the Power Supply and Battery Chargers Standards

    On June 15, 2021, the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has published an Information Bulletin regarding the relevant standards to apply for power supplies and battery chargers along with additional information requirements that must be included in the user instructions.

    The effective date of the bulletin will be on June 15, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    5/13/2022

    South Korea KC Safety - KATS Opened Public Consultation on the Revision of Safety Standards for Electrical Appliances (No. 2022-0146)

    On May 13, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has published Notice Number 2022-0146 regarding the revision of the following electrical appliance safety standards.
     

    * KC 60335-1 Safety of household and similar electrical equipment Part 1: General requirements
    * No.: KC 60335-2-40 Safety of household and similar electrical devices Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers
    * KC 60335-2-65 Safety of household and similar electrical equipment Part 2-65: Particular requirements for air purifiers (draft)
    Comments are accepted until June 2, 2022 and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    Safety

    China

    4/27/2022

    China CQC Revised Voluntary Safety Certification Rules for Secondary Cells and Batteries

    On April 27, 2022, the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) has revised CQC11-464112-2015, the implementation rules for the voluntary CQC mark safety certification of secondary cells and battery packs for portable electronic devices. This revision expanded the product scope to secondary batteries and battery packs for stationary electronic equipment. The new edition of CQC11-464112-2015 took effect on May 1, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    5/4/2022

    European Union Published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/713 as regards Harmonized Standards in Support of Directive 2014/35/EU

    On May 4, 2022, the European Union (EU) has published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/713 of 4 May 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 as regards harmonized standards for appliances for heating liquids, battery chargers, instantaneous water heaters, thermal-storage room heaters, toilets, multifunctional shower cabinets, skin exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation, and other electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.

    This shall enter into force on the same day of publication while transition period extends until November 2023.

    Official source

    Safety

    United Kingdom

    5/12/2022

    United Kingdom UL International (UK) LTD become UK Approved Body for Pressure Equipment Regulation

    On May 12, 2022, the UL International (UK) LTD has become UK approved body for Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulation. 

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Global

    5/11/2022

    IEC Published New Safety Standard for Electric Motor-operated Hand-held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Hedge Trimmers

    On May 11, 2022, the International  Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 62841-4-2:2017+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the requirements of Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery particular for hedge trimmers.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    5/16/2022

    South Korea KATS Opened Public Consultation on Draft Revision of Electrical Appliance Safety Standards for Circuit Breakers

    On May 16, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) has published public Announcement Number 2022-0147 related to the revision of electrical appliance safety standards (class 1) specifically for KC 60947-2 - Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear — Part 2: Circuit-breakers.

    Comments and opinions are accepted until July 14, 2022, using below contact details.
    Organization name: Telecommunications Product Safety Division of the National Institute of Technology and Standards
    Email Address: [email protected]
    Telephone Number: 043-870-5446
    Fax Number: 043-870-5676

    Official source

    Safety

    Singapore

    5/6/2022

    Singapore CPSO Opened Public Consultation on the Withdrawal of a Safety Standard for Fans

    On May 6, 2022, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO has opened a public consultation on the withdrawal of SS 360:1992 (2012) "Performance and construction of electric circulating fans and regulators" (Modified adoption of IEC 60879:1986).

    Comments are accepted until July 7, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected] by using prescribed form in the PDF.

    Official source

    Safety

    China

    5/7/2022

    China MIIT Drafted Safety Standards for Lithium-ion Batteries and Battery Packs for Portable Electronic Products and Electric Bicycles

    On May 7, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published the draft of 7 mandatory national standards for approval such as the Safety Technical Specifications for Lithium-ion Batteries and Battery Packs for Portable Electronic Products and Electrical Safety Requirements for Electric Bicycles. The public consultation period is until June 6, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Tanzania

    4/29/2022

    Tanzania TBS Released Draft Standard in Reference to IEC 60947-4-1:2018 Electromechanical Contactors and Motor-starters

    On April 29, 2022, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has released draft standard EDC 1 (1267) DTZS IEC 60947-4-1:2018 Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Electromechanical Contactors and Motor-starters.

    Deadline for submission of comments and opinions for stakeholders is on June 29, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    5/6/2022

    Canada SCC Proposed Revision of Standard for Humidifiers

    On May 6, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has proposed amendment for CSA C22.2 NO.104: 20. This standard covers humidifiers rated 600 V or less, and intended to be used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, and the rules of CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I.

    Comment will be accepted until June 8, 2022, and submitted through this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    4/28/2022

    Israel MOJ Proposed Draft Order to Exempt from Obligation to Mark Hebrew Language for Palestine Territories

    On April 28, 2022, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has proposed a draft order to exempt the obligation to mark in the Hebrew language in accordance with the requirements of an official standard pursuant to section 16 (b) of the Standards Law 5733-1953.

    Deadline for submission of public comments and suggestions is on May 19, 2022. You may send your comments through this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Uzbekistan

    4/2/2022

    Uzbekistan Published Introduction of System of Mandatory Digital Marking of Household Appliances

    On April 2, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan has published Resolution No. 148 about introduction of system of mandatory digital marking of household appliances to prevent the illegal import, production, and sale of household appliances, as well as to ensure the legal circulation of household appliances. An identification barcode is required to be placed on products and will be used for tracking purposes.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    11/4/2021

    Israel SII Published Mandatory Standard SI 50588 Part 1

    On Nov. 4, 2021, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has published new standard SI 50588 Part 1 "Transformers for medium power at a frequency of 50 Hz for voltage equipment not larger than 36 kV general requirements."

    Official source

    Safety

    Thailand

    4/26/2022

    Thailand Released Draft Regulation Requiring 20 Products to Comply with TIS 62368-1(2563)

    On April 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry of Thailand has proposed 20 audio, video, information and communication technology (AV/ICT) equipment that shall seek mandatory compliance to TIS 62368-1(2563) standard.

    Official source

    Safety

    Trinidad & Tobago

    5/20/2022

    Trinidad & Tobago TTBS Published Draft Compulsory Requirements for Electrical Appliances

    On May 20, 2022, the Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) has published and opened a public consultation for the draft standard PCTTCS 24:20XX Electrical Appliances – Compulsory Requirements.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/24/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 60238 for Public Consultation

    On May 24, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 60238 - Edison screw lampholders, for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 21, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Michael Sheingart
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Global

    5/24/2022

    IEC Published New Safety Requirements for Secondary Lithium Cells and Batteries Used in Industrial Applications

    On May 24, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 62619:2022. This standard deals with the safety requirements for secondary lithium cells and batteries, for use in industrial applications.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/24/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 50342 Part 1 for Public Consultation

    On May 24, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 50342 Part 1 - Lead-acid-type starting batteries: General requirements and test methods, for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 14, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Michael Sheingart
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/24/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 50342 Part 7 for Public Consultation

    On May 24, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 50342 Part 7 - Lead-acid-type starting batteries: General requirements and test methods for motorcycle batteries, for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 14, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Michael Sheingart
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Singapore

    5/1/2022

    Singapore Published Updated CPS Information Booklet (May 1, 2022)

    On May 1, 2022, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO has issued a new version of the "Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations Information Booklet."

     

    This serves as a guide to the definitions (Appendix A) and registration of Controlled Goods and other requirements related to the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR).

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/26/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 60840 for Public Consultation

    On May 26, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 60840 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages above 30 kV (um=36kV) up to 150 kV (um=170kV) - test methods and requirements for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 16, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

     

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    5/27/2022

    European Union Published New Version of Standard EN IEC 60730-2-14:2019/A1: 2022 for Electric Actuator

    On May 27, 2022, the European Union (EU) has published new standard EN IEC 60730-2-14:2019/A1:2022 Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for electric actuators.

    Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 17, 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/29/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 994 Part 1 for Public Consultation

    On May 29, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 994 Part 1 Air conditioners: safety requirements and operation requirements for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 19, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Ziva Shalev
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Global

    5/25/2022

    IEC Published New Safety Standard for Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-conditioners and Dehumidifiers

    On May 25, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released new standard IEC 60335-2-40:2022. This standard deals with the safety requirements of electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers.

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Safety

    Israel

    5/26/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 900 Part 2.2 for Public Consultation

    On May 26, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.2 Safety of Household Appliances and Similar Appliances: Special Requirements for Vacuum Cleaners and Cleaners Water for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 16, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/26/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 900 Part 2.14 for Public Consultation

    On May 26, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.14 Safety of Household Appliances and Similar Appliances: Special Requirements for Kitchen Appliances for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 16, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/26/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 900 Part 2.17 for Public Consultation

    On May 26, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.2 Safety of Household Appliances and Similar Appliances: Special Requirements for Blankets, Pillows, Clothing and Similar Flexible Heating Devices for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 16, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    5/26/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 900 Part 2.23 for Public Consultation

    On May 26, 2022, the  Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 900 Part 2.23 Safety of Household Appliances and Similar Appliances: Appliances for Skin or Hair Treatment for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 16, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Danit Snikov
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Safety, EMC

    United Kingdom

    5/10/2022

    United Kingdom Statutory Guidelines Amended to Define Actions for Non-Compliance Regulations

    On May 10, 2022, the Government of United Kingdom has published an amended guidance for different regulations to clarify what actions businesses must take if non-compliance with the regulations are found.

    General Product Safety Regulations 2005
    Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016
    Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
    Gas Appliances (Enforcement) Regulations 2018
    Radio Equipment Regulations 2017

    Official source

    Safety, EMC

    Oman

    5/19/2022

    Oman DGSM Communicated the List of Products Included in the First Step Implementation of the New Conformity Assessment Regulation

    On May 19, 2022, the Directorate General for Standards and Metrology in Sultanate of Oman (DGSM) has announced the implementation of the new Conformity Assessment Regulation (published with the Ministerial Resolution no. 190/2021) starting from June 5, 2022, for the first 3 product categories.

    The gradual implementation will start in June for dishwashers, washing machines (with a capacity from 10 to 25 Kg) and vacuum cleaners. Additional product categories to be communicated, will be implemented in 2023 and 2024.

    Official source

    Safety, EMC

    GCC

    5/25/2022

    GSO Announced 4th GSO-Economic Operators Meeting for Low Voltage Regulation

    On May 25, 2022, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) has announced that a workshop for all economic operators will be organized on June 13, 2022 to discuss the benefits and challenges of GSO Low Voltage Regulation.

    Event details:
    4th GSO-Economic Operators Meeting
    Jun. 13, 2022, 9 a.m. KSA time (+3 GMT)
    Hybrid meeting format online and face-to-face in Riyadh
    To register please use this link: The 4th GSO-Economic Operators Meeting
    (Registration Form) (office.com)

    Official source

    Safety, Energy Efficiency

    Brazil

    3/25/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Published Portaria No. 89/2022 Consolidated: Safety and Energy Efficiency Regulations for Gas Water Heaters

    On March 25, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) has published Portaria No. 89 of March 22, 2022, approving the consolidated Mercosur technical regulation of minimum safety and energy efficiency requirements for domestic appliances that use gas as fuel and the conformity assessment requirements for gas water heaters. This is in response to the mandatory review and consolidation of Brazil’s legal acts.

    Official source

    Safety, Energy Efficiency, Wireless, Performance

    Egypt

    3/10/2022

    Egypt EOS Released Ministerial Decree for the Commitment of Production according to Egyptian Standards

    On March 10, 2022, the Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality (EOS) has published Ministerial Decree No. 102/2022 for the commitment of production according to Egyptian standards.

    Official source

    Safety, Performance, Chemicals

    Israel

    5/23/2022

    Israel SII Released Draft Standard SI 60086 Part 1 for Public Consultation

    On May 23, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) has released draft standard SI 60086 Part 1 - Primary batteries: General for public consultation.

    Comments and feedbacks is until June 14, 2022.

    Committee Coordinator: Michael Sheingart
    Email of the Committee Coordinator: [email protected]

    Official source, Official source

    Safety, Performance, Energy Efficiency, Sanitation

    Brazil

    3/25/2022

    Brazil INMETRO Published Portaria No. 102/2022 Consolidated: Equipment for Water Consumption

    On March 25, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) has published Portaria No. 102 of March 22, 2022, approving the consolidated technical quality regulation and the conformity assessment requirements for equipment for water consumption such as drinking fountains and water dispensers. This is in response to the mandatory review and consolidation of Brazil’s legal acts.

    Official source

    Sustainability

    Italy

    4/7/2022

    Italy Released Italian Guidelines for Mandatory Labelling of Packaging

    On April 7, 2022, Italy has notified to the TRIS procedure (Notification Number 2022/196/I), the Decree of the Minister of Ecological Transition No. 114 of 16 March 2022, adopting the guidelines on the mandatory labeling of packaging.

    This draft decree follows Art. 11(2) of Decree-Law No. 228 of 30 December 2021 which introduced the new paragraph 5.1 into Article 219 of Legislative Decree No. 152 of 2006, which provides for the adoption, by means of a decree of a nonregulatory nature of the Minister for Ecological Transition, of the technical guidelines for the correct labeling of packaging referred to in Article 219(5) of Legislative Decree No 152 of 2006.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Israel

    4/12/2022

    Israel MoC Published Draft Wireless Telegraph Regulations (Certificates of Compliance)

    On April 12, 2022, the Ministry of Communication (MOC) has opened a public consultation on Wireless Telegraph Regulation (Certificates of Compliance) (Amendment), 5722-2022.

    Comments are accepted until May 3, 2022 and can be submitted in this link.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Saudi Arabia

    4/7/2022

    Saudi CITC Opened Public Consultation on Updated IoT Regulations

    On April 7, 2022, the Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology (CITC) has opened "Public Consultation Document on Updating the IoT Regulations".

    Comments are accepted until May 19, 2022 and can be submitted to this [email protected].

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Wireless

    Qatar

    4/25/2022

    Qatar CRA Published National Frequency Allocation Plan

    On April 25, 2022, the Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has published the "Qatar National Frequency Allocation Plan and Specific Assignments (February 2022)".

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Ivory Coast

    4/25/2022

    Ivory Coast ARTCI Published Draft Implementation of 5G

    On April 25, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Ivory Coast (ARTCI) has opened a public consultation regarding the implementation of 5G in Ivory Coast.

    Comments can be submitted until May 10, 2022 through emailing

    [email protected].

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    India

    4/28/2022

    India TEC Allowed Acceptance of CAB Test Reports Pertaining to Same Designated Parameter Across Essential Requirements

    On April 28, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has released Notification No. 6-6/2021-TC/TEC regarding the acceptance of test reports of Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) designated for a particular parameter, across all Essential Requirements of TEC under Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Hong Kong

    4/30/2022

    Hong Kong OFCA Published Technical Requirements for WLAN 6GHz Band

    On April 30, 2022, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has published HKCA 1081 Issue 1 "Performance Specification for Radiocommunications Apparatus Operating in the 6 GHz Band for Wireless Local Area Network."

    This specification defines the minimum performance requirements for radiocommunications apparatus operating in the 6 GHz band for wireless local area network.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Hong Kong

    4/30/2022

    Hong Kong OFCA Amended Labelling Guidelines for Telecommunication Equipment

    On April 30, 2022, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has published HKCA 3211 Issue 5 "Standardization Guide for Labelling of Telecommunications Equipment."

    This Guide sets out the guidelines for labelling of telecommunications equipment that has been certified by a Certification Body (CB), or has been previously certified by the Telecommunications Authority (TA) to meet the prescribed technical specifications.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Bhutan

    4/30/2022

    Bhutan BICMA Published Frequency Band Plan for IMT in 2300 - 2400MHz (Band 40)

    On April 30, 2022, the Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA) has published Frequency Band Plan in Band 40 (2,300-2,400 MHz).

    Official source

    Wireless

    Vietnam

    4/7/2022

    Vietnam MIC Opened Public Consultation on the Technical Regulation on NB-IoT Terminals

    On April 7, 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has opened a public consultation on the draft of National Technical Regulations on NB-IoT Terminals (QCVN 131:2022/BTTTT).

    Comments are accepted until June 7, 2022 and can be submitted to this link.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Canada

    5/2/2022

    Canada ISED Published Draft RLAN Devices Operating in 5925-7125 MHz Band

    On May 2, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has opened a public consultation regarding Radio Standards Specification RSS-248, issue 2, Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) Devices Operating in the 5925-7125 MHz Band which sets out the certification requirements for license-exempt RLAN devices operating in the 5925-7125 MHz frequency band.

    Comments and suggestions for improving this standard may be submitted online until July 15, 2022, using the Standard Change Request form, or by email to:

    [email protected]ca.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Canada

    5/2/2022

    Canada ISED Published Draft Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) System Specifications for the 5925- 6875 MHz Frequency Band

    On May 2, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has opened a public consultation on Database Specification DBS-06, issue 1, Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) System Specifications for the 6 GHz (5925-6875 MHz) Frequency Band.

    This specification sets out the technical requirements for the designation of an Automated Frequency Coordination System Administrator (AFCSA) and for the operation of an AFC system capable of identifying available frequencies and associated maximum power levels for use by standard-power radio local area network (RLAN) devices operating in the 5925-6875 MHz frequency band.
     

    Comments can be submitted until July 15, 2022 through this link: Comment Section.
     

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Eswatini

    5/9/2022

    Eswatini ESSCOM Opened Public Consultation on 2022 IMT Band Plan

    On May 9, 2022, the Eswatini Communications Commission (ESSCOM) has opened a public consultation on "IMT Band Plan 2022 For Eswatini" (General Notice No. 09/2022).

    The Commission intends to publish a band plan and a road map for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) frequency spectrum, which gives channeling structure for currently assigned IMT frequency spectrum and also makes recommendations on how new IMT spectrum which has been made available will be used.

    Eswatini Communications Commission invites comments on the proposed plan, no details are provided on the deadline for comments and where to submit these. Enquiries in this regard can be sent to Eswatini Communications Commission: [email protected].

    Official source

    Wireless

    India

    5/9/2022

    India WPC Issued Low Power Radio Frequency Devices Operating in 433.05 to 434.79 MHz Band from License Requirements

    On May 9, 2022, the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing of Ministry of Communications, India has issued “The Use of Low Power Radio Frequency Devices in the frequency band 433.05 to 434.79 MHz (Exemption from License) Rules, 2022”.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Vanuatu

    5/14/2022

    Vanuatu TRBR Opened Public Consultation on the Identified Spectrum for IMT 2020 (5G)

    On May 14, 2022, the Vanuatu Telecommunication Radiocommunication And Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) has opened a public consultation on "A Consultation Paper On The Spectrum Identified For IMT 2020 (5G) In Vanuatu". This document outlines the potential frequency bands identified for 5G use in the country.

    Comments are accepted until June 3, 2022 and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Kuwait

    5/16/2022

    Kuwait CITRA Allowed Operation of WLAN 6GHz

    On May 16, 2022, the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has published Resolution 88 of 2022 approving the amendment of the Wi-Fi Regulation.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    United Kingdom

    5/9/2022

    United Kingdom Ofcom Opened Public Consultation on the Proposed Changes to Technical Conditions of SRDs

    On May 9, 2022, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) has opened a public consultation on "Proposals to amend the authorization conditions for the use of certain Short-Range Devices".

    Comments are accepted until July 4, 2022 and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    United Kingdom

    5/9/2022

    United Kingdom Ofcom Opened Public Consultation on the Availability of the 26 GHz and 40 GHz Bands for Mobile Technology

    On May 9, 2022, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) has opened a public consultation on "Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses." This is to allow for a large millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum for the use of mobile technology, such as 5G.

    Comments are accepted until July 18, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Dominican Republic

    5/5/2022

    Dominican Republic INDOTEL Published Draft Technical Requirements for WLAN 6GHz

    On May 5, 2022, the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) has opened a public consultation regarding Resolution No. 44-2022 "Operation conditions in the 5925-7125 MHZ band, of low power equipment for use exclusively in interior spaces, which are authorized under the generic license scheme."

    Comments can be submitted until May 25, 2022, through emailing
    [email protected], indicating the number of this resolution in the subject line.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    United Kingdom

    5/10/2022

    United Kingdom BEIS Opened Public Consultation on the Amendment of Designated Radio Equipment Standards

    On May 10, 2022, the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened a public consultation on the "References to standards for radio equipment in support of the Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/1206)" (0059/22).

    Comments are accepted until June 6, 2022 and can be submitted to [email protected]. If no objections received, the amended designated standards will be published on June 7, 2022.
     

    Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

    Wireless

    South Africa

    3/31/2022

    South Africa ICASA Published Equipment Authorization Regulations 2022

    On March 31, 2022, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published Equipment Authorization Regulations 2022.

    The purpose of these Regulations is to:
    (1) streamline the Equipment Authorization process in accordance with the ECA and the ICASA Act;
    (2) protect the integrity of the electronic communications networks;
    (3) ensure the proper functioning of connected electronic communications equipment, electronic communications facilities and subscriber equipment;
    (4) ensure interoperability, interconnectability and harmonization; and
    (5) ensure that electronic communications equipment, electronic communications facilities and subscriber equipment avoid causing harmful interference with the electronic communications network or other licensees/services.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Qatar

    4/4/2022

    Qatar CRA Published Class License for Wi-Fi 6E

    On April 4, 2022, the Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has published the "Class License for the Use of RLAN devices over 5925-6425 MHz Band" (CRA/SM/TA/001/2022), which sets out the technical requirements for the use of RLAN devices over 5,925-6,425 MHz band.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Hong Kong

    4/29/2022

    Hong Kong CA Published Class License for 6GHz Device

    On April 29, 2022, the Communications Authority (CA) has published Class License for 6 GHz Device.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless, EMC

    Kazakhstan

    2/24/2022

    Kazakhstan Amended Rules of Frequency Bands Assignment and Technical Requirements of Radio Electronic Devices

    On Feb. 24, 2022, the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry has published Order No. 64/OD amending the Order No. 34 of Jan. 21, 2015, approving the Rules of assignment of frequency bands, radio frequencies (radio frequency channels), use of radio electronic devices (RES) and high frequency devices (RAM), and also calculation of electromagnetic compatibility of radio electronic devices of civil purpose.

    Official source

    Wireless, EMC, Safety

    Brazil

    4/29/2022

    Brazil Anatel Published Technical Requirements and Test Procedures for Assessing the Conformity of Chargers Used in Cellular Mobile Phones

    On April 29, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has published Act No. 5159 approving the technical requirements and test procedures for assessing the conformity of chargers used in cellular mobile phones.

    The purpose of this Act is to establish the minimum requirements to be demonstrated in the assessment of conformity and approval, with the National Telecommunications Agency of charger used in mobile cell phones.
     

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Wireless, EMC, Safety

    India

    5/24/2022

    India Released Notification on Exemption of Five Products from Ambit of MTCTE Scheme

    On May 24, 2022, the Ministry of Communications has released Gazette Notification No. S.O. 2372(E) regarding the exemption of five products from Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) scheme of TEC.


    Official source, Official source

    June 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary
    SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) China 7/19/2022

    Audio/video,information and communication technology equipment—Part 1: Safety requirements

    From August 1, 2023 the new standard GB 4943.1-2022 on Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment will be in force, replacing the standards GB 4943.1-2011 and GB 8898-2011. Any new application for CCC certification shall be certified in accordance with the new standard. As expected, there are many differences between the old and the new standard. The products that will be more impacted are audio/video as well as IT equipment products.

    Official source

    EMC

    China

    6/10/2022

    The China Quality Certification Center announced a new version of the standard GB/T 9254.1-2021

    From July 1st, 2022 the new standard GB/T 9254.1-2021 on information technology and multimedia equipment will be in force, replacing the standards GB/T 9254-2008 and GB/T 13837-2012. Any new application for CCC certification shall be certified in accordance with the new standard. As expected, there are many differences between the old and the new standard. The products that will be more impacted are audio/video products; instead, IT equipment devices will be less impacted.
     
    Official source

    All finished consumer products

    Europe

    6/10/2022

    Europe: One New Substance added into the SVHC Candidate List

    On June 10, 2022, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new substance into the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List: N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide(CAS Number 924-42-5). This substance is used as a monomer for polymerization, as a fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and in paints and coatings and is classified as Carcinogenic and Mutagenic. This change will impact importers and producers accessing the European market with all finished consumer products considering that the presence of SVHC in articles over 0.1% requires some specific obligations such as communication along supply chain and notification on ECHA database and tools.
     
    Official source

    EMC, Wireless

    India

    6/13/2022

    TEC Extended Mandatory Implementation of Phase-III and Phase-IV of MTCTE Scheme by July 1, 2023

    The Telecommunication Engineering Centre, published an amendment Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/131 regarding extension of mandatory implementation date for Phase-III and Phase-IV of MTCTE scheme by one year i.e. from July 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023. All other conditions mentioned in Notification No. 5-2/2021-TC/TEC/112 shall remain unchanged. The following categories are exempt from mandatory testing and certification with respect to this subject matter: mobile user equipment/mobile handsets; servers; smart watches; smart cameras and point of sale devices.
     
    The regulation change goes into effect on June 13, 2022.
     
    Official source

    EMC, Wireless

    Vietnam

    5/16/2022

    Vietnam MIC Published the List of Products Requiring Type Approval or DoC

    The Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published the "Regulations on the list of potentially unsafe products and goods under the management responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Communications". The document covers the list of products requiring type approval certificate and/or Declaration of Conformity. The circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT will take effect from July 1, 2022. Examples of affected product categories are non-Specific SRD operating in bands of 13,553-13,567 MHz, Vehicle Radar operating in 76-77 GHz band, RFID operating at 13.56 MHz*.

    *NFC devices operating at 13.56 MHz still requires mandatory certification.
     
    The regulation change goes into effect on July 1, 2022.
     
    Official source

    CEN - European Committee for Standardization

    European Union

    5/4/2022

    Safety of toys - Part 13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games

    In May 2022, CEN published the new version of EN 71-13 standard: EN 71-13:2021+A1:2022 Safety of toys - Part 13: Olfactory board games, cosmetic kits and gustative games.
    Differences with the previous version include:

    • The lists of allergenic fragrances was revised/added taking into account changes to the allergenic fragrance lists in Directive 2009/48/EC introduced by Commission Directives (EU) 2020/2088 and (EU) 2020/2089
    • Requirements for cosmetic kits and gustative games were modified stating that these toys are not intended for children under 36 months.
    This standard is expected to be harmonised under the EU Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.
     
    Official source

    Chemicals

    Vietnam

    1/7/2022

    Vietnam published regulations to ban HCFCs and control other substances

    On Jan. 7, 2022, the Government of Vietnam published Decree No. 06/2022/ND-CP regarding the regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the ozone layer.

    In addition, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) published Circular No. 01/2022/TT-BTNMT detailing the implementation of the Law on Environmental Protection on climate change response.
     
    Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source

    Chemicals

    Brazil

    4/26/2022

    Brazil MMA and MME Published Regulations on the Control and Elimination of PCBs

    On April 26, 2022, the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) have published the Interministerial Ordinance MMA/MME No. 107 of April 25, 2022, which regulates the controlled disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), approves the PCB Management Manual for electrical equipment and implements the National PCB Inventory system, in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 14,250, of Nov. 25, 2021, and Decree No. 5,472, of June 20, 2005.

    Official source

    Chemicals

    EU

    4/25/2022

    European Union EC Released Restrictions Roadmap under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

    On April 25, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published the working document "Restrictions Roadmap under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.” This aims to provide detailed information on all ongoing work on future restrictions under REACH.

    Official source

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

    Ukraine

    4/8/2022

    Ukraine published a presentation summary of the resolution on the mark of conformity with technical regulations

    On April 8, 2022, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine released a presentation with a summary guideline of the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 30.12.2015 No. 1184 "On approval of the form, description of the mark of conformity with technical regulations, rules and conditions of its application" (as amended).

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Chemicals, F Gas

    Macau

    3/21/2022

    Macau DSPA released latest regulations of ozone depleting substances (ODS)

    On March 21, 2022, the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) published the latest regulations approving the list of chemical substances and its annual import quotas for control and reduction of the use of substances that deplete the ozone layer resulting in harm to the environment and human health. These controlled substances are widespread in air conditioners, refrigerators, aerosols, foams, and other products.

    Official source, Official source

    Chemicals, REACH

    France

    1/21/2022

    France reinforced obligation to communicate information on substances

    On Jan. 21, 2022, the French Ministry of Ecological Transition released a draft decree related to the provisions on noncompliance with the European Chemicals Agency. Producers should communicate information on substances in accordance with Article 33 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 noncompliance which entails penalties.

    This Decree specifies the scope of the exemptions to the obligation.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Chemicals, RoHS

    United Kingdom

    4/8/2022

    United Kingdom updated guidance for the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS)

    On April 8, 2022, the U.K. government revised the guidance for the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS).

    Section "How to Comply" was amended in relation to technical documentation and notifications guidance and form updated.

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste, Sustainability

    EU

    4/20/2022

    European Union progressed on the proposal for common chargers for portable electronic devices

    On April 20, 2022, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the EU parliament voted in favor of the adoption on the revised Radio Equipment Directive. This new proposed directive shall make sure consumers no longer need a new charger and cable every time they purchase a new device and can use one charger for all of their small and medium-sized electronic gadgets.

    Official source, Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste, Sustainability

    EU

    3/30/2022

    European Union EC released a proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

    On March 30, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published a draft proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation. This proposal includes provisions on the requirements set out supporting delegated acts, digital product passports and compliance to information obligations of economic operators, including labeling.

    Official source

    EMC

    EU

    4/13/2022

    European Union EC amended harmonized standards for Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    On April 13, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/622 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1326 as regards the harmonized standards for electromagnetic compatibility of electricity metering equipment and circuit breakers for household and similar uses. These amendments are guidelines on the use of various standards in metering equipment.

    This decision came into force the same day as published as aforementioned above.

    Official source

    EMC

    South Korea

    4/18/2022

    South Korea RRA opened a public consultation on EMC new standard version

    On April 18, 2022, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of "Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Method" under National Radio Research Institute Announcement No. 2022-25.

    Comments are accepted until May 8, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

    Brazil

    3/30/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria No. 140/2022, consolidating the regulations for photovoltaic module systems and equipment

    On March 30, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 140, of March 21, 2022, approving the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Electric Energy Generation, Conditioning and Storage Equipment in Photovoltaic Systems in response to the mandatory review and consolidation.

    Official source

    EMC, Wireless

    Vietnam

    4/21/2022

    Vietnam MIC opened public consultation on EMC Regulation for Radio Equipment (QCVN 18:2022/BTTTT)

    On April 21, 2022, Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) opened a public consultation on the draft of National Technical Regulations on Electromagnetic Compatibility for Radio Equipment (QCVN 18:2022/BTTTT).

    Comments are accepted until June 21, 2022, and can be submitted to this link.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    New Zealand

    3/24/2022

    New Zealand published draft standard for the energy performance of lighting in buildings

    On March 24, 2022, the Standards New Zealand published the draft standard DZ NZS 20086, which deals with the energy performance of lighting in buildings (non-residential).

    Closing date for comments is on May 5, 2022. 

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    5/5/2021

    European Union developed initiative for ecodesign and energy labeling

    On May 5, 2021, the European Union (EU) has developed an initiative on ecodesign and energy labeling working plan 2020-2024 for energy efficiency and circular economy. Feedback concluded last June 2021 and is now under commission adoption. The whole initiative and review is targeted to last all through 2024.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/30/2022

    USA DOE published final rule for the test procedure for microwave ovens

    On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the final rule for the energy test procedure for microwave ovens. 

    The effective date of this rule is April 29, 2022. The final rule changes will be mandatory for product testing starting Sept. 26, 2022.

    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    3/18/2019

    European Union EC released reminder on ecodesign requirements of servers and data storage products from 2023

    On Jan. 1, 2023, the European Commission (EC) released a reminder that the servers and online data storage products shall have a new PSU efficiency and power factor requirements based on the Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/424 of March 15, 2019, published last March 19, 2021.

    This lays down the ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Regulation (EU) No. 617/2013. Stakeholders are reminded that the current limits only applies until Dec. 31, 2022.

    Official source 

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/30/2022

    USA DOE proposed rule for the energy conservation standard of air cooled, three-phase, small commercial and variable refrigerant flow air conditioners and heat pumps

    On March 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notification of proposed rule and ask for comments regarding the energy conservation standards for air-cooled, three-phase, small commercial air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 Btu/h and air-cooled, three-phase, variable refrigerant flow air conditioners and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of less than 65,000 Btu/h.

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this NOPR no later than May 31, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/31/2022

    USA DOE issued notification of proposed rulemaking for the test procedure of refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines

    On March 31, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notification of proposed rulemaking for the test procedure for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines.

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this proposal no later than May 31, 2022. 

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    3/31/2022

    India BEE mandated affixation of secure QR code along with star label for refrigerators

    On March 31, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) issued a notification to make it obligatory for all permittees of refrigerators under BEE Star labeling scheme to affix QR code along with BEE Star label on each unit of refrigerator being manufactured, imported or sold in India with effect from Jan. 1, 2023.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    4/6/2022

    European Union EC opened public consultation for ecodesign and information requirements of external power supplies

    On April 6, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened the feedback period for the review of ecodesign and information requirements of external power supplies.

    Comments are accepted until May 4, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    3/3/2022

    European Union EC opened public consultation for labeling requirements of various heaters

    On March 3, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened the feedback period for the review of the labeling requirements for water heaters and tanks and space and combination heaters, respectively. 

    Both parts of the energy efficiency requirements, commission adoption is planned for the third quarter 2023.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Australia, New Zealand

    4/8/2022

    Australia and New Zealand published Equipment Energy Efficiency Prioritization Plan 2021-2022

    On April 8, 2022, the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Prioritization Plan 2021-22 was released. It will influence the E3 program of work over the next five years. This prioritization will save energy, reduce emissions and lower energy costs for households and businesses.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    4/11/2022

    USA DOE issued notification of proposed rulemaking for the test procedure for commercial and industrial pumps

    On April 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notification of proposed rulemaking for the test procedure of commercial and industrial pumps.

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this proposal no later than June 10, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/15/2022

    USA DOE Issued notification of proposed rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer pool heaters

    On March 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notification of proposed rulemaking for the energy conservation standards for consumer pool heaters.

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this NOPR no later than June 14, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    India

    4/19/2022

    India BEE released important instructions for all manufacturers and permittees of room air conditioners

    On April 19, 2022, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturers and permittees of room air conditioners (RAC) pertaining to the revised validity period to be displayed on the new label.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    4/19/2022

    European Union EC opened public consultation for rules on energy labeling of vacuum cleaners

    On April 19, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened the consultation period for the review of rules on energy labeling of vacuum cleaners.

    Comments are accepted until July 12, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Switzerland

    4/22/2022

    Switzerland SFOE released draft revision of the ordinance on energy efficiency — RS 730.02

    On April 22, 2022, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) released the revision of "Draft Energy Efficiency Ordinance." This ordinance sets stricter minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for the following electrical products:
    1. Household refrigerators
    2. Household tumble driers
    3. Household dishwashers
    4. Professional refrigerated storage cabinets
    5. Electric hot water storage heaters
    6. Centralized and decentralized electric heaters
    7. Professional dishwashers

    Comments are accepted until June 21, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    3/20/2022

    European Union EC updated listing of industrial chemicals requiring export compliance

    On March 20, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published the updated list of chemicals subject to the PIC procedure, the export notification obligations under Regulation (EU) 2022/643 amending Regulation (EU) No. 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the listing of pesticides, industrial chemicals, persistent organic pollutants and mercury and an update of customs codes.

    The new regulation shall apply starting July 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Saudi Arabia

    4/22/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO revised fees of the energy efficiency labels

    On April 22, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) revised the fees of the energy efficiency labels by applying additional fees to the less efficient products in order to encourage and stimulate the import and production of highly efficient products.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    4/19/2022

    European Union EC opened public consultation for changes on energy labeling of vacuum cleaners

    On April 19, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened the consultation period for the review of the rules for energy labeling of vacuum cleaners.

    Comment period is shortened from July 12, 2022, to June 30, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    United Arab Emirates

    4/25/2022

    UAE MoIAT published draft standard on energy efficiency standard for electric storage water heaters

    On April 25, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advance Technology in UAE (MoIAT) published the draft standard UAE.S 5010-4:2021 "Energy Efficiency Label for Electrical Appliances - Part 4: Storage Water Heaters.” Once approved, it will replace the current standard edition UAE.S 5010-4:2014.

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Brazil

    4/20/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria no. 179/2022, amending the evaluation requirements for air conditioners

    On April 20, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 179 of April 11, 2022, amending the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Air Conditioners, approved by INMETRO Ordinance No. 269, of June 22, 2021, establishing the criteria for the use of the optional test point in the calculation of the Seasonal Cooling Performance Index (IDRS) and for the acceptance of the results of the maintenance tests.


    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    South Korea

    4/27/2022

    South Korea MOTIE published revised efficiency management equipment operation regulations for kimchi refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines

    On April 27, 2022, the South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy published the revised "Efficiency management equipment operation regulations" (MOTIE Notice No. 2022-64).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    United Arab Emirates

    4/26/2022

    UAE MoIAT published new energy efficiency labeling standard for vacuum cleaners

    On April 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advance Technology in UAE (MoIAT) published the draft standard UAE.S 5010:-9:2021 "Labeling – Energy Efficiency Label for Electrical Appliances Part 9: Vacuum Cleaners."

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance

    United Arab Emirates

    4/26/2022

    UAE MoIAT published new energy efficiency standard for cooking appliances

    On April 26, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Advance Technology in UAE (MoIAT) published the draft standard UAE.S 5010-10:2021 "Labeling – Energy Efficiency Label for Electrical Appliances Part 10: Cooking Appliances."

    Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

    Brazil

    3/30/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria No. 121/2022, consolidating the regulations for household washing and drying machines

    On March 30, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 121, of March 24, 2022, approving the consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Household Washing Machines in response to the mandatory review and consolidation.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

    Thailand

    4/5/2022

    Thailand TISI extended UL Thailand laboratory testing accreditation scope

    On April 5, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) extended the UL Thailand laboratory's testing accreditation scope, including the safety standard for microwave ovens, water heaters, air-conditioners and refrigerators, and the new performance standard for refrigerators and washing machines.

    The TISI published the official announcement in the Thai Royal Gazette to appoint UL’s Thailand laboratory as a testing laboratory for these TISI standards. 

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Safety

    Hong Kong

    3/30/2022

    Hong Kong ESMD released latest public service arrangements for COVID-19 preventive measures

    On March 30, 2022, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) announced that public services will resume gradually starting April 1, 2022. The Registration and Permit Office at its Kowloon Bay Headquarters will be partially open from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday to Friday. The public must register in advance through the online booking system for counter services.

    Official source

    F Gas

    EU

    4/5/2022

    European Union EC opened public consultation for updated f-gas regulation

    On April 5, 2022, the European Commission (EC) released the proposal for the update of Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006.

    Feedback comments are accepted until June 3, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    3/15/2022

    European Union EC released further restrictive measures on Russia

    On March 15, 2022, the European Commission (EC) released Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No. 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilizing the situation in Ukraine. The measures include the prohibition to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, goods or technology.

    Official source

    Safety

    USA

    3/28/2022

    USA Underwriters Laboratories published new safety Standard for hand-held hammers (UL 62841-2-6)

    On March 28, 2022, Underwriters Laboratories published new safety Standard UL 62841-2-6, the Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 2-6: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Hammers. This Standard deals with the safety of electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools, and lawn and garden machinery, particularly for hand-held hammers. 

    Official source

    Safety

    USA

    3/28/2022

    USA Underwriters Laboratories published new safety standard for lampholders (UL 496)

    On March 28, 2022, Underwriters Laboratories published new safety Standard UL 496, the Standard for Lampholders. This Standard cover holders and connectors for electric lamps, including incandescent, fluorescent, and other electric-discharge-type lamps.

    Official source

    Safety

    Mexico

    3/3/2022

    Mexico DGN approved MRA agreement for safety expansion

    On March 3, 2022, the General Directorate of Standards (DGN) has approved the Safety Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) expansion to cover the following NOM standards:
    NMX-J-521-2-75-ANCE-2018: Commercial Vending machines and vending machines

    NOM-058-SCFI-2017: Controllers for artificial light sources, for general lighting purposes

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    Japan

    4/1/2022

    Japan METI amended list of standards harmonized with IEC standards that can be used in conformity assessment

    On April 1, 2022, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published the revised Appendix 12 of the Ministerial Ordinances that set technical standards for electrical equipment.

    The updated Ordinance include:
     * 2 JIS standard compliant with the adopted IEC standard are replaced with a newer version
     * 2 new JIS standards are adopted

    Official source

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    3/25/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO extended acceptance date for lighting standards

    On March 25, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Board of Directors extended the acceptance date of Lighting Standards SASO IEC 60598-1:2021 and SASO IEC 60598-2-1:2021 to Sept. 9, 2022. 

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    3/30/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO published list of approved adopted standards

    On March 30, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a list of approved adopted standards. Five of which are standards for electrical and electronics products, which are based on the specifications of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
     
    Official source

    Safety

    Singapore

    4/1/2022

    Singapore published updated CPS information booklet (April 1, 2022)

    On April 1, 2022, the Enterprise Singapore CPSO issued a new version of the "Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations Information Booklet.” This serves as a guide to the definitions (Appendix A) and registration of controlled goods and other requirements related to the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR).

    Official source

    Safety

    Australia

    4/6/2022

    Australia ACCC published requirements for safety and information standards related to button batteries

    On April 6, 2022, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published a notification to remind suppliers of button batteries that the new battery safety standards will be mandatory on June 2022.

    Businesses who supply button batteries or any goods containing them should ensure that they are complying with the new safety standards.

    Official source

    Safety

    Malaysia

    2/1/2022

    Malaysia SIRIM implemented new label for product certification scheme (PCS) and batch certification

    On Feb. 1, 2022, the SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. (SIRIM) announced the implementation of the new SIRIM certification mark or SIRIM-ST labels with the addition of a QR Code for regulated electrical and gas products under the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga or ST) of Malaysia.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    EU

    3/30/2022

    European Union EC opened public consultation for revised construction products regulation

    On March 30, 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted a proposal for a revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR) or Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products. 

    The proposal is under public consultation from April 3, 2022, to May 30, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Kenya

    3/23/2022

    Kenya KEBS published implementation of destination inspection for general goods

    On March 23, 2022, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) issued Destination Inspection Manual Version 1 for implementation and enforcement on April 1, 2022. The manual outlines destination inspection requirements for goods imported from countries where KEBS has no pre-inspection arrangements and shall be applied at all ports of entry manned by KEBS.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    South Korea

    4/8/2022

    South Korea KATS published revision notice to include power supply (lighting track) as an item subject to safety management

    On April 8, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published a notice of partial revision of "Enforcement Rules of the Electrical Appliances and Household Appliances Safety Management Act" Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Ordinance No. 455.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    4/8/2022

    Europe CENELEC published new version of the standard for luminaires

    On April 8, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) a published new standard version of EN IEC 60598-1:2021/A11:2022 "Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests."

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is on Feb. 16, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    CB Scheme

    3/31/2022

    IECEE system released new standards

    On March 2022, the IECEE included new standards in their system.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    Canada

    9/9/2021

    Ontario ESA amended provincial electrical code

    On Sept. 9, 2021, the Electrical and Safety Authority (ESA) published the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (28th edition/2021). Amendments involve various additional definitions of electrical terms used in the regulation.

    The 2021 edition comes into effect on May 5, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    3/22/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria No. 90/2022, consolidating the regulations for plugs and outlets

    On March 22, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 90 of March 9, 2022, approving the consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Plugs and Outlets as a response to the mandatory review and normative acts consolidation of Brazil. 

    Official source

    Safety

    Mexico

    4/12/2022

    Mexico SE released technical clarification on safety standard for household fans

    On April 12, 2022, the Mexico Secretary of Economy (SE) published a technical clarification regarding the Mexican Standard NMX-J-521/2-80-ANCE-2014. This standard deals with the safety requirements of household appliances, particularly fans.

    This clarification will enter into force on April 13, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Mexico

    4/12/2022

    Mexico SE released clarification on safety standard for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances

    On April 12, 2022, the Mexico Secretary of Economy (SE) published a clarification regarding the Mexican Standard NMX-J-521/2-9-ANCE-2016. This standard deals with the safety requirements of household appliances, particularly grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances.

    This clarification will enter into force on April 13, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    4/15/2022

    Europe CENELEC published new versions of the standards for lamps caps

    On April 15, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard versions of EN 60061-1:1993/A11:2022 "Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 1: Lamps Caps" and EN 60061-1:1993/A59:2022 "Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 1: Lamps caps," respectively.

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is on Feb. 15, 2025.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    4/15/2022

    Europe CENELEC published new version of the standard for proximity switches

    On April 15, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard version of EN IEC 60947-5-2:2020/A11:2022 "Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 5-2: Control circuit devices and switching elements - Proximity switches."

    The date of withdrawal of superseded version is on Feb. 28, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    4/15/2022

    Europe CENELEC published a new version of the standard for secondary lithium-ion cells for electric road vehicles

    On April 15, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard version of EN IEC 62660-3:2022 "Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - Part 3: Safety requirements.”

    The date of withdrawal of the superseded version is on April 5, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    3/31/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria No. 148/2022, consolidating the regulations for household appliances and similar appliances

    On March 31, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 148 of March 28, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for appliances and similar appliances as a response to the mandatory review and normative acts consolidation of Brazil.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    3/31/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria No. 129/2022, consolidating the regulations for circuit breakers

    On March 31, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 129 of March 23, 2022, approving the consolidated Technical Quality Regulations and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Circuit Breakers for Fixed Domestic and Analog Electrical Installations. This is in response to the mandatory review and consolidation of Brazil’s legal acts.

    Official source

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    4/5/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO published fourth edition of Saudi Quality Mark Technical Regulation

    On April 5, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the Fourth Edition of the General Technical Regulations for Saudi Quality Mark. 

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    4/21/2022

    International IEC published new safety standard for power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages above 150 kV up to 500 kV

    On April 21, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard: IEC 62067:2022. This standard deals with the test methods and requirements of power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages above 150 kV (Um = 170 kV) up to 500 kV (Um = 550 kV).

    Official source

    Safety

    China

    3/11/2022

    China STMA issued new regulation for electronic cigarettes

    On March 11, 2022, the China's State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) announced the issuance of Administrative Measures for Electronic Cigarettes to further strengthen the supervision of new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, standardize market order, ensure people's health and safety, and promote the legalization and standardization of industrial governance according to the laws and regulations of China, which will take effect on May 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    3/29/2022

    Brazil INMETRO published Portaria No. 131/2022, consolidating the regulations for wires, cables and flexible electric cords

    On March 29, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 131, of March 23, 2022, approving the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Wires, Cables and Flexible Electric Cords. This is in response to the mandatory review and consolidation of Brazil’s legal acts.

    Official source

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    3/30/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO published second edition of general regulation of conformity certificates for products and services

    On March 30, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the Second Edition of the General Regulation of Conformity Certificates for Products and Services.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    4/13/2022

    European Union EC amended harmonized standards for truck mixers, cranes and other machinery

    On April 13, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/621 of 7 April 2022 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 as regards harmonized standards for truck mixers, cranes and other machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC. This contains references to harmonized standards for machinery, which includes the safety of household and similar appliances among others.

    The decision enters into force on April 13, 2022 with some provisions extending towards October 2023.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    4/12/2022

    Israel SII published draft standard for plugs and sockets for household and similar use (SI 32 Part 1.1)

    On April 12, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) opened a public consultation for SI 32 Part 1.1 - General requirements Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes: Plugs and socket-outlets for single phase up to 16A.

    Comments are accepted until May 3, 2022, by emailing [email protected].

    Official source

    Safety

    India

    3/8/2022

    India BIS issued amendment to instructions regarding submission of documents and test reports for compulsory registration scheme

    On March 8, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published an amendment to its earlier circular Ref: Registration/G-14:3 dated Oct. 1, 2020, pertaining to test reports and documents submitted by applicants for grant of registration/inclusions under Scheme-II of BIS (Compulsory Registration Scheme).

    The Annexure – 2 of the circular has been updated due to typographical changes and addition of more product categories under the scope of license under Scheme – II of Schedule – II of the BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

    Official source

    Safety, EMC

    Malaysia

    4/5/2022

    Malaysia KPDNHEP published new mandatory SIRIM product certification and marking for electronic cigarette device (vapes)

    On April 5, 2022, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) published the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Electronic Cigarette Device) Order 2022 to safeguard the well-being of the people and protect the interests of consumers.

    Official source

    Safety, EMC, Performance

    Israel

    4/10/2022

    Israel MEI published draft guidelines regarding control of imported goods through inspection laboratories and when official standard applies

    On April 10, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) opened a public consultation for the draft "Instructions of the Commissioner of Standards regarding the import of goods to which an official standard applies" and "Guidelines and instructions of the Commissioner for Standards regarding the control of imported goods through inspection laboratories.”

    Comments on "Instructions of the Commissioner of Standards regarding the import of goods to which an official standard applies" must be submitted to the e-mail address: [email protected]onomy.gov.il

    Comments on "Guidelines and instructions of the Commissioner for Standards regarding the control of imported goods through inspection laboratories " must be submitted to the e-mail address: [email protected]

    All comments can be submitted until May 1, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety, EMC, RoHS, Chemicals, Sanitation

    China

    4/8/2022

    China SAMR issued new mandatory standard for electronic cigarettes

    On April 8, 2022, the National Standardization Administration of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued the mandatory national standard GB 41700-2022 Electronic cigarette (e-cigarettes), which applies to electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette components and will be implemented from Oct. 1, 2022. This standard provides important technical support for the establishment of e-cigarette supervision system in the Administration Measures for Electronic Cigarettes, which is to be implemented on May 1, 2022.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Sustainability

    Italy

    2/28/2022

    Italy further postponed labeling provisions

    On Feb. 28, 2022, the Italian Parliament postponed the enforcement of the previously reported requirement for labeling on packaging in Italy for B2C and B2B packaging. The previously reported effectivity of July 1, 2022, has been moved to Jan. 1, 2023.

    Products that do not meet the labeling requirements and have already been sold or labeled on Jan. 1, 2023, may be sold until stocks last.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Sustainability

    EU

    4/8/2022

    European Union EC released proposal for a new regulation on substances that deplete the ozone layer

    On April 8, 2022, the European Commission (EC) released the proposal "On substances that deplete the ozone layer and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2009.”

    Comments are accepted until June 8, 2022.

    Official source

    Sustainability

    France

    3/3/2022

    France released draft decree for the minimum proportion of re-used packaging to be placed on the market

    On March 3, 2022, the Ministry for Ecological Transition released the latest draft "Decree on the minimum proportion of re-used packaging to be placed on the market annually.” This decree contains provisions related to the minimum proportion of re-used packaging to be placed on the market annually in France  for the years 2023 to 2027.
     
    Comments are accepted until May 2, 2022.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Brazil

    2/17/2022

    Brazil Anatel clarified conformity assessment of 5G terminals capable of operating in standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) mode

    On Feb. 17, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) released an official letter No. 48/2022/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL, which clarifies the certification of 5G terminals capable of operating in both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) mode.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Botswana

    3/24/2022

    Botswana BOCRA published guidelines for short-range devices (SRD)

    On March 24, 2022, the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) published the Guidelines On The Use Of Short-Range Devices (SRDs).

    This guideline provides frequency bands, technical standards and regulatory requirements for the use of Short-Range Devices (SRDs) in Botswana.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    Botswana

    3/25/2022

    Botswana BOCRA published type approval repair services providers guidelines

    On March 25, 2022, the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) published version 1.0 of the type approval repair services providers guideline.

    This guideline is effective on April 1, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    EU

    3/29/2022

    European Union EC amended harmonized standards for IMT cellular networks equipment

    On March 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/498 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/167, regarding harmonized standards for avalanche beacons, satellite earth stations and systems, land mobile earth stations, maritime mobile earth stations, IMT cellular networks equipment, fixed radio systems, digital terrestrial TV transmitters, mobile communication on board aircraft systems, multi Gbps radio equipment, broadcast sound receivers, audio frequency induction loop drivers, primary surveillance radars and TETRA radio equipment.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Egypt

    1/1/2022

    Egypt NTRA published Internet of Things (IoT) framework

    On Jan. 1, 2022, the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) published the Internet of Things (IoT) framework.

    This framework aims to set the rules as well as standards for communication via mobile networks, non-cellular LPWAN and satellite networks.

    Official source, Official source

    Wireless

    South Africa

    3/30/2022

    South Africa ICASA issued increase of administrative fees 2022 in relation to type approval applications

    On March 30, 2022, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued a notice to increase administrative fees associated with type approval in line with regulation 10(3) of the Type Approval Regulation (the “Regulations”) as published in Government Gazette No. 36785 of 2013. Effective from April 1, 2022, all administrative fees associated with Type Approval will be increased by 4.5% based on the average consumer price index (CPI).

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Wireless

    Mongolia

    4/5/2022

    Mongolia CRC opened public consultation on the 5G frequency allocation and regulation

    On April 5, 2022, the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) opened a public consultation on the "Allocation and regulation of radio frequency bands for use in 5th generation mobile communication technology.”

    Comments are accepted until May 5, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected].

    Official source

    Wireless

    Indonesia

    4/7/2022

    Indonesia SDPPI announced required TKDN for LTE and 5G mobile cellular telecommunication equipment

    On April 7, 2022, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) published an announcement No. 213/DJSDPPI.5/SP.04.09/04/2022 "Implementation of Changes in the Value of Domestic Component Level (TKDN) for Certification Process of Subscriber Station Telecommunication Device Based on Long Term Evolution and/or International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 Technology Standard.”

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Wireless

    Brazil

    4/8/2022

    Brazil Anatel published draft technical requirements and operational for the 27.5-27.9 GHz frequency band

    On April 8, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened a public consultation on the draft Act approving the Technical Requirements and Operational for the 27.5-27.9 GHz frequency band.

    The purpose of this Act is to establish the technical and operational requirements of spectrum use conditions for the 27.5 GHz to 27.9 GHz sub-band, in accordance with the Regulation on Conditions of Use for the 24.25 GHz to 27.90 GHz Radio Frequency Band approved under Resolution No. 742/2021.

    Comments are accepted until May 23, 2022, and can be sent through this link.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Brazil

    4/13/2022

    Brazil Anatel Published Draft Methodology for Calculating Base Value of Fines Related to the Use of Non-Approved/Certified Products

    On April 13, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened a public consultation regarding Annex I of the internal resolution approving the manual for the application of the methodology for calculation of the base value of fine sanctions applicable for infringements arising from the marketing and use of non-approved products or in conditions other than established in the respective technical requirements, import of non-approved products, fraud in the process of assessment of conformity and approval and breach of commitments assumed as a result of product approval.

    Comments are accepted until May 27, 2022. Contributions and suggestions must be sent through the Participa Anatel electronic form. In case of unavailability of the system, comments can be sent by e-mail to [email protected].

    Official source

    Wireless

    Moldova

    3/31/2022

    Moldova ANRCETI Introduced WLAN 6GHz Requirements

    On March 31, 2022, the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology of the Republic of Moldova (ANRCETI) published "Decision No. 5 from 31-03-2022 Regarding the modification of the Decision of
    the Board of Directors of the National Agency for Regulation in Electronic Communications and Information Technology No. 126 of 02.06.2009 on the establishment of categories of radio frequencies and radio equipment whose use
    is permitted without obtaining a license or technical permit.”

    Official source

    Wireless

    Moldova

    3/30/2022

    Moldova Published Change in Marking Requirements for Radio Equipment

    On March 30, 2022, the Government of Moldova published "Decision No. 208 from 30-03-2022 For the modification of point 3 sub-point 3) of the Government Decision No. 34/2019 on the approval of the Technical Regulation "Making radio equipment available on the market".”

    Official source

    Wireless

    India

    4/19/2022

    India TEC amended conditions for acceptance of ILAC test reports for Phase-III of MTCTE scheme

    On April 19, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) issued a notification amending conditions for acceptance of ILAC test report for the products covered under Phase-III of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

    TEC has mentioned that it will accept the ILAC test reports of all the products under Phase-III of MTCTE scheme until June 30, 2022, provided the testing laboratory has received the sample for testing on or before Jan. 31, 2022.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Nicaragua

     4/25/2022

    Nicaragua TELCOR updated type approval requirements

    The Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post Office (TELCOR) has updated its webpage regarding Homologation and provided information on the type approval requirements.

    Official source

    Wireless

    Brazil

    3/3/2022

    Brazil Anatel published internal procedure for simplified analysis of approval requirements for telecommunication products

    On March 3, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Ordinance No. 2257, which established the internal procedure for the simplified analysis of approval requirements for telecommunication products.

    This Ordinance establishes the procedures that must be followed by the servers of the Certification and Numbering Management (ORCN) in the simplified analysis of approval requirements and returns for the study of telecommunication products.

    Official source

    Wireless, Safety

    Vietnam

    4/13/2022

    Vietnam MIC opened public consultation on safety regulation for ICT equipment (QCVN 130:2022/BTTTT)

    On April 13, 2022, Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) opened a public consultation on the draft of National Technical Regulations on Electrical Safety for Terminal Equipment Telecommunications and Information Technology (QCVN 130:2022/BTTTT).

    Comments are accepted until June 22, 2022, and can be submitted to this link.

    Official source

    Wireless, EMC, Safety

    Brazil

    3/24/2022

    Brazil Anatel amended technical electrical safety requirements for conformity assessment of telecommunication products

    On March 24, 2022, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) opened a public consultation on technical electrical safety requirements for conformity assessment of telecommunication products.

    The objective of the document is to establish the electrical safety requirements, for purposes of conformity assessment and homologation with Anatel.

    Comments are accepted until May 23, 2022, and can be submitted to this link.

    Official source

    May 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary
    European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation, CEN) Europe 2/23/2022

    New version of the CEN/TR 12472:2022 standard requests a screening test method for detecting nickel presence

    In EU, CEN published the new version of the CEN/TR 12472:2022 standard that requests a screening test method that uses dimethylglyoxime for detecting nickel presence in articles that are inserted into pierced parts of the human body and those that are intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin. If the result obtained is positive for nickel, compliance to the REACH Regulation shall be determined utilizing referenced standards EN 1811 or EN 16128 or, if necessary, EN 12472 method for the simulation of accelerated wear and corrosion for the detection of nickel release from coated items followed by EN 1811.

    Official source

    Medical USA 3/18/2022

    US amendments of IEC 60601 family of standard

    On March 18th, 2022, The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) published the relevant US amendments of some of the IEC 60601 family of Standards. A similar set of national standards updates were issued by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

    Major regulation updates are still pending, however the issuance of relevant national standards is a leading indicator of regulatory adoption of the same standards. With this regional standards update, manufacturers should focus internal efforts and their engagement with UL towards compliance with the most recent updates.

    This regulation is effective as of December 31, 2022.

    Official source

    Chemicals

    Armenia

    3/22/2022

    Armenia proposed to ban the production, import and export of some products with mercury additive

    On March 22, 2022, the Ministry of Environment has proposed to regulate the use of mercury, mercury compounds and mercury additives in some products.

    Official source

    Chemicals, REACH

    USA

    3/8/2022

    USA EPA released the final rule for the regulation of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals under TSCA Section 6(h); phenol, isopropylated phosphate

    On March 8, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the regulations applicable to phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)) promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

    This regulation is effective as of March 8, 2022.

    Official source

    Chemicals, RoHS

    EU

    3/16/2022

    EU published the amendments for Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS Directive) regarding the exemption on the use of mercury in various lamps

    On March 16, 2022, the European Commission (EC) has released Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2022/275, 2022/276, 2022/277, 2022/278, 2022/279, 2022/280, 2022/281, 2022/282, 2022/283, 2022/284 and 2022/287 of December 13, 2021amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding an exemption for the use of mercury in various lamps.

    The dates of applicability of the amendments are specified in the links in the table of this directive.

    Official source

    Chemicals, Safety, Sanitation

    Israel

    3/2/2022

    Israel SII published the revised Standard SI 5438 Part 11

    On March 2, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII), published Draft SI 5438 Part 11 “Chemicals used for treatment of water intended for drinking: lron (III) chloride.”

    Comments are accepted until May 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    EU

    3/16/2022

    EU published an initiative regarding regulation on horizontal cybersecurity requirements for digital products

    On March 16, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened a public consultation on the initiative “Cyber Resilience Act” which established new horizontal rules for connected products and associated services placed on the internal market.

    Official source

    Cyber Security

    Global

    2/15/2022

    ISO published the latest standard ISO/IEC 27002:2022 for information security controls

    On Feb. 15, 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the latest standard for information security management guidelines.

    ISO/IEC 27002:2022 (Edition 3) Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection — Information security controls.

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    Switzerland

    10/20/2021

    Swiss FOEN published the revision of WEEE Regulation (aka ORSAE)

    On Oct. 20, 2021, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) published the revised Ordinance on the Return, Taking Back and Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ORSAE) [https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/2021/633/it], the Swiss regulation for WEEE is effective as of Jan. 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    Peru

    3/9/2022

    Peru INACAL published the draft standard for waste management of electrical and electronic equipment

    On March 9, 2022, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published the draft standard PNTP 900.064:2021 - Waste management. Waste management of electrical and electronic equipment. Generalities.

    Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe)

    Official source

    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    Chile

    2/28/2022

    Chile published the draft supreme decree that establishes collection and recovery goals of batteries and electrical and electronic devices

    On Feb. 28, 2022, the Ministry of Environment approved the Draft Supreme Decree that will set forth collection and recovery goals of batteries and electrical and electronic devices. 

    Comments can be sent following this link.

    Official source

    EMC

    China

    12/31/2021

    China published a new EMC standard GB/T 17743-2021 for lighting appliances

    On Dec. 31, 2021, the National Standardization Administration of the State Administration for Market Regulation published a new EMC standard for lighting appliances under GB/T 17743-2021, Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of electrical lighting and similar equipment.

    Note: The new EMC standard GB/T 17743-2021 is targeted to be effective on July 1, 2022.

    Official source

    EMC

    Israel

    9/19/2021

    Israel SII published the mandatory standard SI 961 Part 14.1

    On Sept. 19, 2021, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published the mandatory standard SI 961 Part 14.1: electromagnetic compatibility: requirements for household appliances for power tools and similar appliances - emissions.

    Official source

    EMC

    Israel

    9/19/2021

    Israel SII published the mandatory standard SI 961 Part 14.2

    On Sept. 19, 2021, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published the mandatory standard SI 961 Part 14.2:2021: Electromagnetic compatibility: requirements for household appliances for power tools and similar appliances - immunity.

    Official source

    EMC

    Tunisia

    2/25/2022

    Tunisia INNORPI Published a draft standard on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

    On Feb. 25, 2022, the National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI) published the Tunisian draft standards under Public Enquiry No. 422 which includes the draft Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards PNT 85.193 series.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Taiwan

    1/24/2022

    Taiwan BOE published the proposed draft amendment to the requirements on MEPS, EEL and inspection for non-ducted air conditioners

    On Jan. 24, 2022, Bureau of Energy (BOE), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the proposed draft amendment to the requirements on minimum energy performance standard and energy efficiency rating labelling and inspection for non-ducted air conditioners.

    Comments could be emailed to [email protected] until March 23, 2022.

    Proposed date of entry into force: Jan. 1, 2025

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    2/25/2022

    USA DOE re-opened the comment period for the test procedure for dedicated-purpose pool pumps and energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pumps

    The comment periods for the RFIs (Request for Information) published on Jan. 24, 2022 (87 FR 3457; 87 FR 3461) is reopened as the DOE received a request asking to extend public comment period for additional 30 days. 

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding these RFIs received no later than March 9, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Australia

    2/25/2022

    Australia’s new determination date for air conditioners above 65kW – Oct. 2022

    On Feb. 25, 2022, the new energy efficiency requirements for air conditioners above 65 kilowatts (kW) has been postponed by six months to Oct. 1, 2022.

    2022 Determination is identical with the revoked determination set out in the greenhouse and energy minimum standards (air conditioner above 65 kW) determination 2020, except that it has a new implementation date.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    New Zealand

    3/2/2022

    New Zealand EECA released the minimum energy performance standards for air conditioners above 65kW

    The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) released the new requirements for the minimum energy performance standards for air conditioners above 65 kW. 

    Estimated effective date is Sept. 1, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/1/2022

    USA DOE published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the energy conservation standards of variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps

    On March 1, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Notification of Proposed Making and Request for comment for the energy conservation standards for variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps.

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) no later than May 2, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/2/2022

    USA DOE proposed a rulemaking for the test procedure of television sets

    On March 2, 2022, US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and asked for comments regarding the test procedure for television sets.

    DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this proposal no later than May 2, 2022.  

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/7/2022

    USA DOE proposed a rulemaking for the energy conservation standards of computer room air conditioners

    On March 7, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notce of proposed rule and asked for comments regarding the energy conservation standards of computer room air conditioners.

    DOE will accept written comments, data and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on and before May 6, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Saudi Arabia

    3/13/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO published a notification for the energy efficiency registration of ACs

    On March 13, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) circulated a new notification regarding the energy efficiency registration of air conditioners “Inverter type.”

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency

    El Salvador

    2/28/2022

    El Salvador OSARTEC submitted the final version of the RTS luminaires - energy efficiency specifications to the CNE for official publication

    On Feb. 28, 2022, the Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) has completed and submitted the final version of RTS 29.02.01:21 Electrical products, luminaires energy efficiency specifications to the National Energy Council (CNE).

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    El Salvador

    2/11/2022

    El Salvador OSARTEC adopted the central American technical regulation on energy efficiency specifications for split type air conditioners (inverter)

    On Feb. 11, 2022, the Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) has published Resolution No. 451-2021 (COMIECO-XCVIII) related to the adoption of Central American technical regulation RTCA 23.01.78:20 Electrical products. Inverter split type air conditioners, with variable refrigerant flow, free discharge and without air ducts. Energy efficiency specifications.

    This resolution shall enter into force on:

    • Aug. 17, 2022, in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua; and
    •  December 17, 2022, in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Serbia

    3/4/2022

    Serbia Ministry of Mining and Energy adopted the new energy efficiency labeling for electric light sources

    On March 4, 2022, the Ministry of Mining and Energy published the regulations on labeling the energy efficiency of electric light sources: 30/2022-34 and enforced on March 12, 2022. 

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    EU

    3/25/2022

    Europe CENELEC published the new standards EN IEC 63246-1 to 3:2022

    On March 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the following new series of standards:

    • EN IEC 62442-1:2022 Energy performance of lamp control gear - Part 1: Control gear for fluorescent lamps - method of measurement to determine the total input power of control gear circuits and the efficiency of control gear
    • EN IEC 62442-2:2022 Energy performance of lamp control gear - Part 2: Control gear for discharge lamps (excluding low-pressure mercury fluorescent lamps) - method of measurement to determine the efficiency of control gear
    • EN IEC 62442-3:2022 Energy performance of lamp control gear - Part 3: Control gear for tungsten-halogen lamps and LED light sources - method of measurement to determine the efficiency of control gear

    Parts 1 and 2 shall be withdrawn on March 16, 2025, and Part 3 shall be withdrawn on March 17, 2025.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    USA

    3/24/2022

    USA DOE issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for the test procedure of central air conditioners and heat pumps

    On March 24, 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rule and asked for comments regarding the energy test procedure of computer room air conditioners.

    The DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this proposal no later than May 23, 2022.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency

    Thailand

    3/25/2022

    Thailand EGAT released a new energy efficiency criteria Label No. 5 for air conditioners

    On March 23, 2022, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has conducted a meeting with stakeholders in Thailand regarding the new energy efficiency criteria of EGAT Label No. 5 for air conditioners and their implementation plan. 

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency, EMC, Noise, Safety, Wireless, Performance, Electrical and Electronic Waste, Cyber Security, Sustainability, Water Efficiency

    Brazil

    3/2/2022

    Brazil INMETRO approved the new regulatory model rules for conformity assessment programs

    On March 2, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Inmetro Portaria No. 30, of Feb. 25, 2022, approving Inmetro’s regulatory model - Vision, Objectives, Principles and Guidelines, effective April 1, 2022, with five years transition period.

    Official source

    Energy Efficiency, Safety

    Philippines

    2/16/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS published the new technical regulation on mandatory product certification of energy-consuming products

    On Feb. 16, 2022, the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) published “The new technical regulation concerning the mandatory product certification of energy-consuming products” (DAO No. 22-01) which aims to strictly ensure that energy-consuming products to be imported, manufactured, distributed or sold in the Philippines to meet the safety and performance requirements specified in this technical regulation. 

    All manufacturers and importers of energy-consuming products covered in this order, except those specified in Rule 17.2 herein, shall apply for safety and performance certification consistent with the procedures and requirements prescribed herein on the effective date of this order.

    According to Rule 17.2, for the products listed below, mandatory certification for the performance requirements shall commence on the date of effectivity of this Order. Inclusion of the safety requirements in the mandatory certification of these products shall begin twelve (12) months after the date of effectivity of this Order. Within the 12-month transitory period, manufacturers and importers may apply for voluntary safety certification consistent with the procedures and requirements prescribed in this order.

    To ensure strict compliance of energy consuming products, market monitoring and enforcement shall be 18 months after the effective date of this order. After this period, only products bearing the PS Mark or ICC stickers shall be allowed for distribution in the local market. 

    This order is in effect as of March 5, 2022.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Energy Efficiency, Safety

    Canada

    3/2/2022

    Canada SCC reaffirmation of standards for various air conditioners and heat pumps

    On March 2, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the drafts of the following standards:

    • AHRI 310/380-2017/CSA C744-17 Packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps
    • CAN/CSA-C746-17 Energy performance rating for large and single packaged vertical air conditioners and heat pumps

    Comments are accepted until March 29, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts following this link.

    Official source, Official source

    Performance, Energy Efficiency

    Israel

    3/2/2022

    Israel SII published the mandatory standards SI 62552 Parts 1-3

    On March 2, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published mandatory standards SI 62552 Parts 1-3:

    • SI 62552 Part 1 - Household refrigerating appliances – Characteristics and test methods: General requirements;
    • SI 62552 Part 2 - Household refrigerating appliances – Characteristics and test methods: Performance requirements; and
    • SI 62552 Part 3 - Household refrigerating appliances – Characteristics and test methods: Energy consumption and volume.

    These standards are effective as of March 2, 2022.

    Official source, Official source, Official source

    Performance, Energy Efficiency, EMC, Safety

    Thailand

    3/12/2022

    Thailand TISI published a notification on the process overview for examining quality control system documents

    On March 13, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) released a notification describing the process overview for examining quality control system documents instead of travelling to the factory for audit during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Performance, Safety

    Global

    3/4/2022

    ISO published the latest standard for electric wheelchairs and scooters

    On March 4, 2022, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the latest standard for the safety, functionality and reliability of the electric control systems of electric powered wheelchairs and scooters.

    ISO 7176-14:2022 (Edition 3) Wheelchairs — Part 14: Power and control systems for electrically powered wheelchairs and scooters — Requirements and test methods.

    Official source

    RoHS, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste

    EU

    2/14/2022

    EU published an initiative on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronics

    On Feb. 14, 2022, the European Commission (EC) opened a public consultation on the initiative regarding the EU rules which limit the use of certain harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment to protect human health and the environment, and ensure proper functioning of the internal market. This initiative will simplify and increase the efficiency of the current rules and improve their enforcement.

    Consultation period: March 10-June 02, 2022 (midnight, CET)

    Official source

    RoHS, REACH, Chemicals

    Australia

    3/4/2022

    Australia Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

    On March 4, 2022, the Australia updated its Instrument of Ratification for the Minamata Convention on Mercury which was with the United Nations Depositary on Dec. 7, 2021. The Minamata Convention will enter into force on March 7, 2022, in Australia.

    They made changes on some legislation to meet Australia's ratification requirements for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which aims to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. 

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    Chile

    12/2/2021

    Chile SEC Released an Updated Safety Analysis and/or Test Protocol for Electrical Kitchen Appliances

    On December 2, 2021, Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released a modified protocol PE_1-11:2021 and deals with Safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical kitchen appliances.

    Official source

    Safety

    Philippines

    3/1/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS announced the new PNS on audio and video

    On March 1, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed the relevant sectors that new Philippine national standards (PNS) on audio and video have been publicized.

    PNS IEC 62368-1:2021 (IEC published 2018) Audio/Video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements. This standard cancels and replaces PNS IEC 62368-1:2017 (IEC published 2014).

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    Canada

    2/24/2022

    Canada SCC reaffirmation of standards for certain lamps

    On Feb. 24, 2022 , the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the drafts of the following standards: 
    CAN/CSA-C870-12 (R2017) Performance of general service lamps
    CAN/CSA-C862-12 (R2017) Performance of incandescent reflector lamps

    Comments are accepted until March 22, 2022 and can be submitted through the contacts following this link.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    India

    2/9/2022

    India DGFT banned the import of drones

    On Feb. 9, 2022, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued Notification No. 54/2015-2020 and amended the provisions of import policy to prohibit the import of drones in India. The changes in the import policy were effective immediately.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    3/1/2022

    International - IEC released a new safety standard for secondary Lit-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles

    On March 1, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released the new standard IEC 62660-3:2022. This standard deals with the safety requirements of secondary lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    3/1/2022

    Israel SII published the revised standards SI 62368-1 and SI 60950-22

    On March 1, 2022, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published the revision of mandatory standards SI 62368 Part 1 and the voluntary standard SI 60950 Part 22 which deal with audio/video, information and communication technology equipment to be replaced with SI 62368 Part 1:2021.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Africa

    2/22/2022

    South Africa SABS published the draft standard SANS 61010-2-032 Ed. 3 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use

    On Feb. 22, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has published the draft standard SANS 61010-2-032 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 2-032: Particular requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement.

    Any comment on the draft:

    • Should be sent by the indicated closing date, either by mail, fax or e-mail to:
      SABS Standards Division
      Attention: Compliance and Development department
      Private Bag X1+O61191 Pretoria 0001
      Fax No.: (012) 344-1568 (for attention: dsscomments)
      E-mail: [email protected]
    • Must contain the number of the clause/sub clause to which it refers; and
    • Shall be well motivated and, where applicable, contain the proposed amended text.

    The SABS Commenting template will be used to submit comments (links below).
    DSS COMMENTING TEMPLATE (to download the template); and
    SABS Template for comments and secretariat observations - User Guide (for instructions to complete the commenting template).

    Note:
    Date of circulation: Feb. 22, 2022
    Closing date: April 26, 2022

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    3/4/2022

    Europe CENELEC published the new standard EN IEC 63246-2:2022

    On March 4, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 63246-2:2022 Configurable car infotainment services (CCIS) - Part 2: Requirements.

    Official source

    Safety

    Brazil

    2/24/2022

    Brazil INMETRO consolidated the conformity assessment requirements for voltage stabilizers

    On Feb. 24, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Inmetro Portaria No. 61 of Feb. 17, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for voltage stabilizers, effective as of March 3, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    CB Scheme

    3/7/2022

    IECEE system included new standards

    On Feb. 2022, the IECEE has included new standards in their system.

    Official source

    Safety

    United Kingdom

    3/4/2022

    UK released a guidance on the use of button and coin batteries

    On March 4, 2022, the UK government released a guidance on the use of button and coin batteries. It sets out best practices businesses can implement to reduce the use of button and coin batteries to strengthen the safety of the products they manufacture or supply.

    Official source

    Safety

    Thailand

    3/4/2022

    Thailand TISI released a draft ministerial regulation stipulating new mandatory standard for electric-operated high-pressure cleaners and steam cleaners

    On March 4, 2022, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial regulation stipulating that electric-operated high-pressure cleaner and steam cleaner connected to a 220 V mains supply must comply with standard  TIS 60335 Part 2 (79) – 2563. This ministerial regulation shall come into force after the expiration of sixty days from the date of its publication in the Government Gazette.

    The deadline to express opinions or send written notices to the Thai Industrial Standards Institute Ministry of Industry was March 21, 2022.

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

    Safety

    South Africa

    3/4/2022

    South Africa NRCS CRM online system reports technical issues

    On March 4, 2022, theh South African National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) issued a statement on CRM technical issues. The NRCS online application system (CRM) for safety (LOA) is not working and the NRCS is currently working to resolve the issue to ensure the system is restored to operating conditions. This may affect the TAT for safety LOA applications.

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    3/31/2021

    Israel SII published the mandatory standard SI 900 Part 2.89

    On March 31, 2021, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published the mandatory standard SI 900 Part 2.89:202, Safety Home appliances and similar appliances: Special requirements for commercial refrigerators with integrated or split refrigeration unit or compressor.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Africa

    3/8/2022

    South Africa SABS published the draft standard SANS 60335-2-102 Ed. 2 Particular requirements for gas, oil and solid-fuel burning appliances having electrical connections

    On March 8, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has published the draft standard SANS 60335-2-102 Ed. 2, Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-102: Particular requirements for gas, oil and solid-fuel burning appliances having electrical connections.

    Any comment on the draft:

    • Should be sent by the indicated closing date, either by mail, fax or by e-mail to:
      SABS Standards Division
      Attention: Compliance and Development department
      Private Bag X191, Pretoria 0001
      Fax No.: (012) 344-1568 (for attention: dsscomments)
      Email: [email protected]
    • Must contain the number of the clause/sub clause to which it refers; and
    • Shall be well motivated and, where applicable, contain the proposed amended text.

    The SABS commenting template will be used to submit comments (links below).
    DSS commenting template (to download the template); and
    SABS template for comments and secretariat observations - User Guide (for instructions to complete the commenting template).

    Note:
    Date of circulation: March 8, 2022
    Closing date: May 13, 2022

    Official source

    Safety

    Israel

    3/7/2022

    Israel MEI revoked the enforced date of the standards mentioned in import and export decree

    On March 7, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) revoked the enforced date of the standards mentioned in the second and third step in the Import and Export Decree (Import Groups).

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    Saudi Arabia

    3/11/2022

    Saudi Arabia SASO updated the standards for gas domestic cookers

    On March 11, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updated the standards for domestic cookers for use with liquefied petroleum gases.

    Official source

    Safety

    Australia, New Zealand

    3/11/2022

    Australia and New Zealand published the draft standard for testing of products for use in contact with drinking water (DR AS/NZS 4020:2018 Amd 1:2022)

    On March 11, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand released draft standard DR AS/NZS 4020:2018 Amd 1:2022. 

    The objective of this standard is to specify requirements for the suitability of products for use in contact with drinking water as to their effect on the quality of water.

    Closing date for comments is on May 13, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Peru

    3/9/2022

    Peru INACAL published the draft standard for degrees of protection/classification of rotating electrical machines

    On March 9, 2022, the National Institute of Quality (INACAL) published the draft standard PNTP-IEC 60034-5:2021 - Rotating electrical machines - Part 5: Degrees of protection provided by the integral design of rotating electrical machines (IP code) - Classification.

    Comments must be sent using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe)

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    3/3/2022

    Canada SCC opened a public consultation on safety requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills

    On March 3, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has published a draft standard related to safety requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills.

    Comments are accepted until March 29, 2022 and can be submitted through the contacts following this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Canada

    3/3/2022

    Canada SCC opened a public consultation on safety requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers

    On March 3, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has published a draft standard related to safety requirements for robotic battery powered electrical lawnmowers.

    Comments are accepted until March 29, 2022 and can be submitted through the contacts following this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    South Korea

    3/11/2022

    South Korea, KC Consumer Goods Safety KATS announced the revision of portable laser products safety standards (Annex 46)

    On March 11, 2022, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published the revision of “Portable laser products safety standards (Annex 46).”

    Official source, Official source

    Safety

    EU

    3/16/2022

    Europe CENELEC published the standard EN ISO 28927-13:2022 - Test methods for evaluation of vibration emission of fastener driving tools

    On March 16, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) has published the standard EN ISO 28927-13:2022 Hand-held portable power tools - Test methods for evaluation of vibration emission - Part 13: Fastener driving tools (ISO 28927-13:2022).

    The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is on Sept. 30, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    Philippines

    3/17/2022

    Philippines DTI-BPS announced new pns on miniature fuses, automatic electrical controls and safety of power transformers

    On March 17, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informs concerned sectors that the following international standard has been published as Philippine National Standard (PNS):

    • PNS IEC 60127-6:2021 – Miniature fuses - Part 6: Fuse-holders for miniature fuse-links (IEC published 2014)
    • PNS IEC 60127-7:2021 – Miniature fuses - Part 7: Miniature fuse-links for special applications (IEC published 2015)
    • PNS IEC 60127-8:2021 – Miniature fuses - Part 8: Fuse resistors with particular overcurrent protection (IEC published 2018)
    • PNS IEC 60127-10:2021 – Miniature fuses - Part 10: User guide for miniature fuses (IEC published 2001)
    • PNS IEC 60691:2021 – Thermal-links – Requirements and application guide (IEC published 2019)
    • PNS IEC 60730-1:2021 – Automatic electrical controls - Part 1: General requirements (IEC published 2020
    • PNS IEC 61558-1:2021 – Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 1: General requirements and tests (IEC published 2017). This standard cancels and replaces PNS IEC 61558-1:2002 (IEC published 1998).
    • PNS IEC 61558-2-16:2021 – Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 2-16: Particular requirements and tests for switch mode power supply units and transformers for switch mode power supply units for general applications (IEC published 2021).
    • PNS IEC 60664-3:2021 – Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 3: Use of coating, potting or molding for protection against pollution (IEC published 2016). This standard cancels and replaces PNS IEC 60664-3:2011 (IEC published 2003).

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Safety

    EU

    3/25/2022

    Europe CENELEC published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-82:2022

    On March 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-82:2022 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-82: Particular requirements for amusement machines and personal service machines.

    The date of withdrawal was March 25, 2025.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    3/25/2022

    Europe CENELEC released the new standard EN 60730-1:2016/A2:2022

    On March 25, 2022, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published the new standard EN 60730-1:2016/A2:2022 Automatic electrical controls - Part 1: General requirements.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

     

    EU conducted a survey for testing and certification barriers in export markets

    The European Commission launched a survey for manufacturers to be used for possible improvements of the conformity assessment process in markets outside the European Union.

    The survey ran until April 3, 2022 and could be accessed thru this link.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    3/28/2022

    IEC released a new safety standard for the requirements of testing thin-film cadmium telluride based photovoltaic modules

    On March 28, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released the new standard IEC 61215-1-2:2021+AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the special requirements for testing of thin-film cadmium telluride-based (CdTe-based) photovoltaic (PV) modules.

    Official source

    Safety

    Oman

    3/14/2022

    Oman Consumer Protection Authority published the amendment to the executive regulation of consumer protection law

    On March 14, 2022, the Consumer Protection Authority of Oman publish Decree No. 1/2022. 

    This decree is an update and amendment of some provisions of the executive regulations of the consumer protection law. 

    This decree took effect on March 15, 2022, the day after it was published in the Official Gazette. 

    Official source

    Safety

    Costa Rica

    3/25/2022

    Costa Rica INTECO published the draft safety standard for refrigerating appliances and ice cream makers (INTE PN/IEC 60335-2-24:2022)

    On March 25, 2022, the Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute (INTECO) published draft standard INTE PN/IEC 60335-2-24:2022.

    This standard deals with the safety requirements of refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers. 

    Comments can be submitted to the Normalization Department contacting Girlany González via email: [email protected] or Karla Varela Angulo at: [email protected].

    Official source

    Safety

    Uzbekistan

    3/25/2022

    Uzbekistan published the draft resolution for establishing the standardization and conformity assessment of electric vehicles and their charging equipment

    On March 25, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan published the draft resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, “On measures to support the organization of production and use of electric vehicles” for public discussion until April 9, 2022.

    Official source

    Safety

    EU

    3/10/2022

    EU published the commission implementing decision EU 2022/405

    On March 10, 2022, the European Commission published a Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/405 of March 3, 2022, amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 regarding harmonized standards for cover plates and cover tapes, luminaires, electrical accessories, powertrack systems, circuit breakers, electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use, and resistance welding equipment.

    Standards have been effective since March 10, 2022 and September 10, 2023 in some cases.

    Official source

    Safety

    Global

    3/28/2022

    IEC Released a new safety standard for testing of thin-film amorphous silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) modules

    On March 28, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released the new standard IEC 61215-1-3:2021 and AMD1:2022 CSV. This standard deals with the special requirements for testing of thin-film amorphous silicon-based photovoltaic (PV) modules.

    Official source

    Safety, EMC

    Vietnam

    1/7/2022

    Vietnam’s MOST Proposed the draft regulations on the display of some mandatory labeling contents by electronic method

    On Jan. 7, 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) had announced, via the Department of Standards, Metrology and Quality (TCVN), the draft Circular Regulations for the display of some mandatory labeling of contents by electronic method was open for comments via email: [email protected] until March 20, 2022.

    Official source, Official source

    Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Brazil

    2/24/2022

    Brazil INMETRO consolidated the regulation for luminaires for public street lighting

    On Feb. 24, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Inmetro Portaria No. 62 of Feb. 17, 2022, approving the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Luminaires for Public Street Lighting effective March 3, 2022.

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    Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance

    Brazil

    2/25/2022

    Brazil INMETRO consolidated regulation for self-ballasted LED Lamps

    On Feb. 25, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Inmetro Portaria No. 69 of Feb. 16, 2022, approving the consolidated technical quality regulation and the conformity assessment requirements for LED lamps with integrated base control device (built-in ballast) effective March 3, 2022.

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    Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Chemicals

    Taiwan

    1/11/2022

    Taiwan MOEA approved the product to bear a QR code for BSMI certification

    On Jan. 11, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the amendment on Articles 3 and 9 of Regulations Governing the Use of Commodity Inspection Mark for products to bear the QR codes effective on the same day.  

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    Safety, EMC, Performance

    Israel

    3/24/2022

    Israel MEI published the draft lists of mandatory standards under foreign standardization track

    On March 24, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI), opened public consultation regarding the draft list of mandatory/official Israeli standards under Foreign Standardization Track (The Positive List of Cassis Reform) in which these mandatory standards adopt international standards or regulations to which these products can be imported in accordance with international standards.

    Comments were accepted until April 4, 2022, and can be submitted to: [email protected].

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    Safety, EMC, RoHS, Chemicals

    Taiwan

    2/22/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published the BSMI certification requirements for headphones

    On Feb. 22, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) adopted the legal inspection requirements for headphones to regulate the inspection requirements for headphones for BSMI certification effective on the same day and to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2024. 

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    Safety, EMC, RoHS, Chemicals

    Taiwan

    2/22/2022

    Taiwan BSMI adopted the amendment of legal inspection requirements for printing or copying machines and 30 other commodities

    On Feb. 22, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the Amendments to the Legal Inspection Requirements for printing or copying machines and 30 other commodities, wherein BSMI will adopt the newest version of the electrical safety specifications, electromagnetic compatibility and related inspection standards, CNS 15598-1:2020 and CNS 15936:2016.

    The revised inspection standards will come into force on the date of announcement and the current inspection standards will become invalid from Jan. 1, 2024. The applicable inspection schemes, conformity assessment modules of RPC/TABI and duration of certificates will remain unchanged. For a commodity described in a declaration of conformity, declaration of conformity will be invalid from Jan. 1, 2025, if declaration of conformity is not updated according to the revised inspection standards before Dec. 31, 2024. The gateway of item 29 will be subject to mandatory inspection from Jan. 1, 2024.

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    Safety, EMC, RoHS, Chemicals

    Taiwan

    3/16/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published a Certification Information booklet, version 1.80

    On March 16, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published the Taiwan Commodity Inspection Schemes for Electrical and Electronic Products (Conformity Assessment) Information booklet, version 1.80. They updated the table of “Regulated Electronic Equipment and their Applicable Standards” to the latest inspection requirements, and C.C.C. Codes of related commodities as reference C.C.C. Codes, which is highlighted in blue font and can refer to Appendix C-2 (page 63-86). 

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    Safety, RoHS, Chemicals, EMC

    Taiwan

    2/23/2022

    Taiwan BSMI published the draft amendment of legal inspection requirements for wireless chargers

    On Feb. 23, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the draft amendment of Legal Inspection Requirements for Wireless Chargers and opened the public consultation until April 25, 2022.

    BSMI email contact for comments and suggestions: [email protected].

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    Safety, RoHS, Chemicals, EMC

    Taiwan

    2/22/2022

    Taiwan BSMI adopted the amendment of legal inspection requirements for electric pencil sharpeners and 21 other commodities

    On Feb. 22, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the amendments of Legal Inspection Requirements for Electric Pencil Sharpeners and 21 Other Commodities, wherein BSMI will adopt the newest version of the electrical safety specifications, electromagnetic compatibility and related inspection standards, CNS 15598-1:2020 and CNS 15936: 2016. The revised inspection standards will come into force on the date of announcement and the current inspection standards will become invalid on Jan. 1, 2024.

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    Sanitation

    Israel

    3/1/2022

    Israel MEI extended the lead content test exemption allowed for taps

    On March 1, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry published Regulation No. 10033 extending the exemption allowed for taps either manufactured or imported into Israel before July 1, 2020, to be exempt from the lead content test requirement under the sections of SI 1317 and SI 1347.

    This exemption is extended and will expire on March 1, 2023.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    Sustainability

    Italy

    12/30/2021

    Italy introduced environmental labeling requirements for packaging

    In Sept. 2020, the Environmental Regulations of Italy (Legislative Decree 152/2006) were amended to introduce labelling on packaging in Italy for B2C and B2B packaging. Requirement shall take effect on July 1, 2022. Packaging that does not have environmental labelling and has already been sold or otherwise labelled as of July 1, 2022, may still be sold while stocks last.

    On Dec. 30, 2021, the Legislative Decree 228/2021 postponed the amendments application to July 1, 2022. The original application date was Jan. 1, 2022.

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    Mongolia

    1/31/2022

    Mongolia CRC set the technical specification for WLAN 6GHz devices

    On Jan. 31, 2022, the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) published Resolution No. 1 of 2022, which amends the Commission Resolution No. 37 of 2020, Radio frequency allocation, technical specifications and requirements for short-range radio communication equipment.

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    Wireless

    Canada

    2/7/2022

    Canada ISED opened a public consultation for technical requirements of AWS in 1710-1780 MHz and 2110-2180 MHz Frequency Bands

    On Feb. 7, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published a draft standard radio system plan (SRSP), SRSP-513 Issue 4, Technical Requirements for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) in the Bands 1710–1780 MHz and 2110–2180 MHz. This SRSP will replace SRSP-513 Issue 3.

    Comments were accepted until April 22, 2022.

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    Wireless

    Vietnam

    2/21/2022

    Vietnam MIC opened a public consultation on list of products requiring type approval and/or DoC

    On Feb. 21, 2022, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) opened a public consultation on Regulations on the list of potentially unsafe products and goods under the management responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Communications (xx/2022/TT-BTTTT). The document covers the list of products requiring type approval and/or DoC.

    Comments were accepted until April 21, 2022 and could be submitted to the following link.

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    Wireless

    British Virgin Islands

    3/1/2022

    British Virgin Island TRC opened a Public Consultation on their type approval regulation framework

    On March 1, 2022, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) published a draft related to the type approval regulation framework (TARF), which aims to ensure public safety, authorize sales, compatibility and interoperability between public networks, health and safety, and compliance with the national spectrum plan.

    Comments should be submitted by April 11, 2022 and responses can be sent to [email protected], indicating the subject: Type Approval Regulatory Framework.

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    Wireless

    Mexico

    2/24/2022

    Mexico IFT opened a Public Consultation on the update of the technical operating conditions for the use of the 57-64 GHz frequency band classified as free spectrum

    On Feb. 24, 2022, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) opened a Public Consultation on a draft agreement whereby the plenary session of the federal telecommunications institute updates the technical operating conditions for the use of the 57-64 GHz frequency band classified as free spectrum.

    Comments were accepted until March 25, 2022, and were submitted to [email protected].

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    Wireless

    Australia

    3/3/2022

    Australia ACMA added RLAN transmitters operating at 5925–6425 MHz frequency bands

    On March 3, 2022, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), published Radiocommunications (low interference potential devices) Class License, Variation 2022 (No.1) to insert a new frequency band (5925-6425 MHz) for the operation of radio local area network transmitters at low power levels.

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    Wireless

    EU

    2/10/2022

    EU published harmonized operating technical condition for WAS/RLAN in 5GHz frequency band

    On Feb. 10, 2022, the European Commission (EC), published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/179, On the harmonized use of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz frequency band for the implementation of wireless access systems, including radio local area networks.

    This decision harmonizes the conditions for the availability and efficient use of the 5150-5250 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz frequency bands for wireless access systems, including radio local area networks (WAS/RLANs) and repealed the Decision 2005/513/EC (as last amended by Decision 2007/90/EC).

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    Wireless

    Singapore

    3/7/2022

    Singapore IMDA published the revised spectrum management handbook

    On March 7, 2022, the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) published the “Spectrum Management Handbook, Issue 1, Rev 2.15 – Feb. 2022, which is an update to Issue 1, Rev 2.14 – Jan. 2022).

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    Wireless

    EU

    1/21/2022

    EU amended RED to add requirements related to charging devices for certain wireless products

    On Jan. 21, 2022, the Board on the European Union released a proposed amendment to Directive 2014/53/EU on the harmonization of the laws of the member states relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment.

    The proposal aims to reduce the costs and electronic waste, harmonization and interoperability between electronic devices and chargers.

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    Wireless

    India

    3/8/2022

    India WPC issued clarifications regarding import of wireless equipment for testing and certification under the MTCTE Scheme

    On March 8, 2022, the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing, issued Office Memorandum No. R-11017/01/2022-PP, regarding clarifications for Authorized Indian Representatives (AIR) of foreign manufacturers for import of wireless equipment to India for the purpose of testing and certification under the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) Scheme of TEC.

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    Wireless

    Vanuatu

    3/7/2022

    Vanuatu TRBR announced the temporary closure of Port Vila office due to COVID-19

    On March 7, 2022, the Vanuatu Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) announced that due to COVID-19 Level 2 in Efate and Offshore Islands, the TRBR Office in Port Vila will be closed until further notice.

    The TRBR office in Luganville Santo will operate as normal.

    The staff will be working remotely in the meantime. For urgent matters, you can reach the office by calling (678) 27621 or emailing [email protected] [http://trbr.vu].

    The TRBR will provide further updates on this in the coming days.

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    Wireless

    Timor-Leste

    3/4/2022

    Timor-Leste ANC Published the draft National Radio-frequency Spectrum Plan 2022

    On March 4, 2022, the National Communications Authority (ANC) opened a Public Consultation on the National Radio-frequency Spectrum Plan 2022, of Timor- Leste.

    Comments are accepted until May 31, 2022, and can be submitted at [email protected].

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    Wireless

    Canada

    2/25/2022

    Canada ISED Published the draft Technical and Policy Framework for RLAN devices in 5850-5895 MHz frequency band

    On Feb. 25, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), opened a Public Consultation on the technical and policy framework for the Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) devices in the 5850-5895 MHz frequency band and for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the 5895-5925 MHz frequency band (collectively referred to as the 5.9 GHz band).

    Comments are accepted until April 29, 2022 and can be submitted following this link.

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    Wireless

    Argentina

    3/4/2022

    Argentina ENACOM updated the technical requirements for low power devices

    On March 4, 2022, the National Communications Entity (ENACOM), published Resol-2022-280-APN-ENACOM#JGM, which substituted Annex I, Frequency bands allocated to be used by low power devices (LPD) and updated the technical standard ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V21.1 low power devices".

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    Rwanda

    3/14/2022

    Rwanda RURA published the frequency allocation table

    On March 14, 2022, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) published the National Frequency Table for the Republic of Rwanda, which provides information on the actual/designated utilizations of the frequency allocations in the country.

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    Wireless

    Bhutan

    3/17/2022

    Bhutan BICMA studied the feasibility of 2.3GHz (Band 40) for 4G LTE implementation

    On March 17, 2022, the Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA), published a consultation study paper on the feasibility of 2.3GHz band 40 Implementation for 4G LTE. 

    The implementation of 2.3GHz band 40 for 4G LTE services is aimed at enhancing the capacity of cellular mobile broadband and thus, the mobile broadband quality of services by releasing more spectrum to the telecom operators. BICMA would like to request for feedback and comments on the consultation study paper. The feedback can be sent to: [email protected].

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    Wireless

    Egypt

    3/23/2022

    Egypt NTRA Updated the radio spectrum and technical requirement for SRD

    On March 23, 2022, the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) published Version 1.2 of the Radio Spectrum Guidelines for Short-range Devices (SRD).

    This document provides the regulatory guidelines and technical requirements in using SRD equipment, including: frequency ranges, maximum permissible power levels, channel spacing or modulation/maximum occupied bandwidth and duty cycle.

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    Wireless, Energy Efficiency, Safety

    India

    2/25/2022

    India TEC mandated the energy consumption rating (ECR) parameter for all essential requirements

    On Feb. 25, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has issued Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC and mandated the Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) parameter for test reports in respect of all essential requirements (ERs) pertaining to the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) Scheme.

    ECR parameters will be mandated for all ERs, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

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    April 2022 updates
    Regulation Country Published Date Summary

    Consumer products, consumer electronics

    United States

    3/3/2022

    The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule for the prohibitions for phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1))

    On March 3, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule further extending to October 31, 2024 the compliance date for the prohibitions on processing and distribution and the associated recordkeeping requirement of phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), as one of the Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) chemicals. Companies may be potentially affected by this action if they manufacture, import, process, distribute in commerce, or use phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)), or PIP (3:1)-containing articles, especially plastic articles that are components of electronics or electrical articles.


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    Chemicals

    Japan

    10/20/2021

    Japan — METI updated PRTR/SDS Chemical Substances Lists

    On Oct. 20, 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published a partially revised Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on Understanding Emissions of Specified Chemical Substances into the Environment and Promotion of Improvement of Management.

    This Ordinance will be effective on April 1, 2023.

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    Chemicals

    EU

    10/28/2021

    European Union — European Commission proposed to amend the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

    On Oct. 28, 2021, the European Commission published COM (2021) 656 final, a legislative proposal amending Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

    The proposal tightens the limits for these harmful chemicals in waste, preventing them from re-entering the economy.

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    Chemicals

    EU

    2/8/2022

    European Union — European Commission opens the public consultation for the revision of mercury Regulation

    On Feb. 8, 2022, the European Commission announced the start of the public consultation on the initiative to revise Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on mercury to achieve the European Green Deal's Zero Pollution goal of creating a toxic-free environment.

    The Commission invites anyone interested to express their views on the impact assessment of this initiative. The public consultation is until May 3, 2022 (midnight Brussels time).

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    Chemicals

    Malaysia

    12/24/2021

    Malaysia —  DOSH proposed the amendments to the schedule of prohibition on the use of substances

    On Dec. 24, 2021, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) published the draft proposed amendment of Occupational Safety and Health (Prohibition of Use of Substance) Order 1999, extending the list of prohibited substances.

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    Cybersecurity

    Global

    2/15/2022

    International —  IEC released new standard for information security,
    cybersecurity and privacy protection (ISO/IEC 27002:2022)


    On Feb. 15, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard ISO/IEC 27002:2022.

    This standard deals with the information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection — information security controls.

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    Cybersecurity

    India

    2/16/2022

    India — BIS invites comments for revision of Indian standard — information security cybersecurity and privacy protection information security controls

    On Feb. 16, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published document No. LITD 17(18953): Information security cybersecurity and privacy protection Information security controls. 

    This document contains the draft for revision of Indian standard (IS/ISO/IEC 27002:2013) now identical to ISO/IEC 27002:2022.

    BIS has sought comments from the stakeholders on the draft standard document by April 21, 2022. Comments can be submitted on BIS portal or through email to: [email protected] [http://bis.gov.in].

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    Cybersecurity, Wireless

    EU

    1/12/2022

    Europe — EU published delegated act to supplement essential requirements for security requirements under RED

    On Jan. 12, 2022, the European Commission published in the official gazette the Commission delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/30 supplementing Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regards to the application of the essential requirements referred to in Article 3(3), points (d), (e) and (f), of that Directive.

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    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    South Korea

    2/4/2022

    South Korea — ME opens public consultation for a partial amendment to the enforcement decree and enforcement regulations of the electric/electronic products and vehicle resource circulation act

    On Feb. 4, 2022, the Korean Ministry of Environment (ME) opened a public consultation under Notice Number 2022-64 on the partial amendment to the "Enforcement Decree of the Electric/Electronic Products and Vehicle Resource Circulation Act" and Notice Number 2022-65 on the partial amendment to the "Enforcement Regulations of the Electric/Electronic Products and Automobile Resources Circulation Act."

    Comments were accepted until March 16, 2022, through the Integrated Legislation Notice Center (https://opinion.lawmaking.go.kr/gcom/).

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    Electrical and Electronic Waste

    Germany

    5/27/2021

    Germany — Amended the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act

    On May 27, 2021, the German federal government amended the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG3). This includes several manufacturers and distributor obligations on labeling, notification and customer relations among others. This was applied starting Jan. 1, 2022.

    Please contact your local UL office for more information.

    EMC

    EU

    1/28/2022

    Europe — The corrigendum AC:2022-01 of the standard EN 61000-3-3:2013 was published

    On Jan. 28, 2022, the corrigendum AC:2022-01 of the standard EN 61000-3-3:2013 was published.

    This standard deal with Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-3: Limits - Limitation of voltage changes, voltage fluctuations and flicker in public low-voltage supply systems, for equipment with rated current ≤16 A per phase and not subject to conditional connection has been made available.

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