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Keep up with what’s happening in the regulatory world

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

Leverage UL’s global regulatory expertise to quickly gain access to your priority markets or continued market access, contact [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.

June 2022 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

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]orea.kr.

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]

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)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Official source

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.  

Official source

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].

Official source

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. 

Official source

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.

Official source

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). 

Official source

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].

Official source

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.

Official source 

Wireless

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.

Official source

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.

Official source

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.

Official source

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.

Official source

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].

Official source

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.

Official source

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).

Official source

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).

Official source

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.

Official source

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.

Official source

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.

Official source

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].

Official source

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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Wireless

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].

Official source

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.

Official source

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.

Official source

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).

Official source

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.

Official source

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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EMC

Philippines

2/14/2022

Philippines — DTI-BPS announced new PNS on EMC (testing, limits, and methods of measurements)

On Feb. 14, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed the concerned sectors that the following standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

  • PNS IEC CISPR 14-1:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 1: Emission (IEC published 2020) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC CISPR 14-1:2011 (IEC published 2009)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 14-2:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility - Requirements for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus - Part 2: Immunity - Product family standard (IEC published 2020) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC CISPR 14-2:2011 (IEC published 2008)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-1-1:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Measuring apparatus (IEC published 2019) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC CISPR 16-1-1:2019 (IEC published 2015)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-1-2:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements (IEC published 2014 with Amd. 1:2017)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-1-3:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-3: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Ancillary equipment - Disturbance power (IEC published 2004 with Amd. 1:2016 and Amd. 2:2020)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-1-4:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-4: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance measurements (IEC published 2019 with Amd. 1:2020)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-1-5:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1-5: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Antenna calibration sites and reference test sites for 5 MHz to 18 GHz (IEC published 2014 with Amd. 1:2016)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-2-2:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-2: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity - Measurement of disturbance power (IEC published 2010)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-2-3:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-3: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity – Radiated disturbance measurements (IEC published 2016 with Amd. 1:2019)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 16-2-4:2021 Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 2-4: Methods of measurement of disturbances and immunity – Immunity measurements (IEC published 2003)
  • PNS IEC CISPR 32:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment – Emission requirements (IEC published 2015 with Cor. 1:2016 and Amd. 1:2019). This standard cancels and replaces PNS IEC CISPR 32:2020 (IEC published 2015)
  • PNS IEC 60118-13:2021 Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 13: Requirements and methods of measurement for electromagnetic immunity to mobile digital wireless devices (IEC published 2019)
  • PNS IEC 61000-2-2:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part 2-2: Environment - Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signaling in public low-voltage power supply systems (IEC published 2002 with Amd. 1:2017 and Amd. 2:2018)
  • PNS IEC 61000-4-11:2021 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 (IEC published 2020)
  • PNS IEC 61000-6-3:2021 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for equipment in residential environments (IEC published 2020) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC 61000-6-3:2011 (IEC published 2006)
  • PNS IEC 62040-2:2021 Uninterruptible power systems (UPS) - Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements (IEC published 2016)

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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

1/31/2022

India — TEC amended notification regarding implementation of Phase III and IV of MTCTE Scheme

On Jan. 31, 2022, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), India, has amended its previous notification issued on Sept. 22, 2021, with respect to the implementation of Phase III and Phase IV of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

12/17/2021

U.S. — DOE released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Electric Motors

On Dec. 17, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Electric Motors. 

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Energy Efficiency

USA

12/20/2021

U.S. — DOE released Notification of Proposed Determination of Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Clothes Washers

On Dec. 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy released Notification of Proposed Determination for the Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Clothes Washers.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

12/21/2021

U.S. — DOE released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Automatic Commercial Ice Makers

On Dec. 21, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE) released Notice of proposed rulemaking for the Test Procedure for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

12/22/2021

U.S. — DOE released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Dishwashers

On Dec. 22, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE) released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Dishwashers.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

1/24/2022

U.S. —  DOE requested for comments and information regarding the Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps

On Jan. 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy released Request for Information (RFI) and written comments regarding the Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

1/24/2022

U.S. — DOE released RFI for the Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps

On Jan. 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy released a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

1/25/2022

U.S. — DOE released RFI for the Test Procedure and Energy Conservation Standards of Consumer Air Cleaners

On Jan. 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the Test Procedure and Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Air Cleaners.

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Energy Efficiency

Canada

1/26/2022

Canada — SCC reaffirmation of standard for energy performance of battery-charging systems and uninterruptible power supplies

On Jan. 26, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the draft standard CAN/CSA-C381.2-17 Energy performance of battery-charging systems and uninterruptible power supplies.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

2/1/2022

U.S. — DOE released Notification of Proposed Rulemaking for the Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifying Direct-Expansion Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems

On Feb. 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued Notification of Proposed Rulemaking and asked for comments regarding the Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifying Direct-Expansion Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR no later than April 4, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

1/28/2022

U.S. — released Proposed Rulemaking for the Energy Conservation Standards of Consumer Furnaces

On Jan. 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy released Proposed Rulemaking for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces.

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Energy Efficiency

Moldova

1/20/2022

Moldova — Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development drafted ecodesign requirements for space heater and other energy impact products

On Jan. 20, 2022, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development published the draft amendment of the Government Decision No. 750/2016 approving the regulations on ecodesign requirements for energy impact products and repealing a government decision.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

2/2/2022

U.S. — DOE issued RFI for the test procedure of uninterruptible power supplies

On Feb. 2, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a request of information for the test procedure for uninterruptible power supplies.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

2/7/2022

U.S. — DOE issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Computer Room Air Conditioners

On Feb. 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued Notification of Proposed Rulemaking and request for comments for the test procedure for computer room air conditioners.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) no later than April 8, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

2/7/2022

U.S. — DOE proposed determination of miscellaneous gas products as a covered consumer product

On Feb. 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued notification of proposed determination and request for comment for the proposed determination of miscellaneous gas products as a covered consumer product.

Written comments, data, and information are requested and will be accepted on or before April 8, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

2/8/2022

U.S. — DOE issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the energy conservation standards of fans and blowers

On Feb. 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy released proposed rulemaking for the energy conservation standards for fans and blowers.

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Energy Efficiency

Japan

2/8/2022

Japan — METI proposed new energy efficiency standards for household air conditioners

On Feb. 8, 2022, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) proposed standards for manufacturers and importers with regards to the improvement of the energy performance specified under energy efficiency law including household air conditioners.

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Energy Efficiency

Canada

2/1/2022

Canada — Released new standard for testing energy efficiency of electric vehicle DC fast battery chargers

On Feb. 1, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the draft standard for the performance of electric vehicle (EV) DC fast battery chargers. This aims to provide the industry with an acceptable test procedure to measure the energy efficiency of their DC fast chargers.

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Energy Efficiency

Colombia

11/17/2021

Colombia — ICONTEC published new standard version of NTC 5913:2021 — test methods for energy consumption, water consumption and volumetric capacity for electric clothes washer

On Nov. 17, 2021, the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC) published new standard version of NTC 5913:2021.

This standard deals with the test methods for energy consumption, water consumption and volumetric capacity of electric clothes washers.

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Energy Efficiency

Egypt

2/16/2022

Egypt — Modifications on the energy efficiency standard for electric instantaneous water heaters

On Feb. 16, 2022, the Egyptian Organization For Standardization and Quality (EOS) has made some modifications on the Energy Efficiency Standard ES 8187/2018 for Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters.

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Energy Efficiency

South Korea

2/15/2022

South Korea — Partial revision of the Standby Power Reduction Program Operation Regulations (No. 2022-33)

On Feb. 15, 2022, the South Korea Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) published under Notice 2022-033 the revision of Standby Power Reduction Program Operation Regulations.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

2/16/2022

U.S. — DOE proposed determination of portable electric spas as a covered consumer product

On Feb. 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued notification of proposed determination and request for comment regarding portable electric spas as a covered consumer product.

Written comments, data, and information are requested and will be accepted on or before April 18, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

Pakistan

2/15/2022

Pakistan — NEECA invites comments on draft regulation for energy efficiency labeling

On Feb. 15, 2022, the National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) released a draft regulation, “National Energy Efficiency Authority (Pakistan Energy Labels) Regulations, 2022,” related to ensuring energy efficiency of products.

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Energy Efficiency

EAEU

2/8/2022

EAC Mark — List of products with reference HS codes subject to the new regulation on energy efficiency published

On Feb. 8, 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) released Decision No. 23 approving the list of products subject to mandatory conformity assessment with the requirements of the TR CU 048/2019 "on energy efficiency requirements for energy-consuming devices."

This Eurasian Economic Union Technical regulation is expected to be enforced on Sept. 1, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

Serbia

12/30/2021

Serbia — Ministry of Mining and Energy Published the ecodesign requirements for products that affect energy consumption

On Dec. 30, 2021, the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia published the Regulation on ecodesign of products that affect energy consumption: 132 / 2021-45, effective Jan. 7, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

Singapore

12/16/2021

Singapore — Implementation of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for refrigerators, clothes dryers and air conditioners

On Dec. 16, 2021, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has promoted more energy-efficient consumer products in Singapore. They had proposed to revise MEPS level from 1-tick to 2-tick ratings for refrigerators, air conditioners and clothes dryers.

This proposal was implemented on Jan. 1, 2022. 

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Energy Efficiency

Chile

5/28/2021

Chile — SEC released updated protocol of analysis and/or test of energy efficiency of microwave ovens

On May 28, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_1-18_2 15.04.202.

PE_1-18_2 15.04.2021 deals with Protocol of Analysis and/or Test of Energy Efficiency of Microwave Ovens.

Date of enforcement: Jan. 31, 2022

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Noise, Performance

Brazil

1/21/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria 6/2022 consolidated the conformity assessment requirements for sound power (noise) of home appliances

On Jan. 21, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 6 of Jan. 5, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for sound power of home appliances effective Feb. 1, 2022.

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Performance

Global

2/9/2022

International — IEC released new standard for the method of measurement to determine the total input power of controlgear circuits and the efficiency of controlgear (IEC 62442-1:2022)

On Feb. 9, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 62442-1:2022.

This standard deals with the method of measurement to determine the total input power of controlgear circuits and the efficiency of controlgear.

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Performance

Global

2/9/2022

International — IEC released new standard for the method of measurement to determine the efficiency of controlgear for discharge lamps (IEC 62442-2:2022)

On Feb. 9, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 62442-2:2022.

This standard deal with the method of measurement to determine the efficiency of controlgear for discharge lamps.

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Performance

Global

2/10/2022

International — IEC released new standard for the method of measurement to determine the efficiency of controlgear for tungsten-halogen lamps and LED light sources (IEC 62442-3:2022)

On Feb. 10, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC IEC 62442-3:2022.

This standard deals with the method of measurement to determine the efficiency of controlgear for tungsten-halogen lamps and LED light sources.

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RoHS, Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

2/10/2022

Saudi Arabia — Guidelines document for technical regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances

On Feb. 10, 2022, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the guidelines document for the "Technical regulation for the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment," which becomes mandatory starting from July 4, 2022.

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RoHS, Chemicals

EU

2/14/2022

European Union — European Commission announced the call for evidence for the review of ROHS Directive

On Feb. 14, 2022, the European Commission announced the initiative to review the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) in electronics.

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RoHS, Chemicals

India

2/2/2022

India — BIS published the draft standard for technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances

On Feb. 2, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published the draft standard related to technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronics products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances.

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Safety

Algeria

1/2/2022

Algeria — Enforces affixing barcodes on products

On Jan. 2, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce informed all importers of prepackaged products (food and non-food) that the provisions of the Ministerial Decree of Feb. 16, 2021, will be enforced.

This Decree establishes the conditions and methods for affixing the barcode on the products.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

1/25/2022

Australia and New Zealand — Published draft standard for the general requirements of gas appliances

On Jan. 25, 2022, the Standards Australia and New Zealand released the draft standard DR AS/NZS 5263.0:2022.

This standard deals with the general requirements of gas appliances.

Closing date for comments is on March 29, 2022.

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Safety

EAEU

11/23/2021

The EAEU updated the list of reference HS codes attached to the machinery technical regulation

On Nov. 23, 2021, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) released updates to the list of reference HS codes of products subject to conformity assessment in compliance with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the safety of machines and equipment."

The aim is to align with the new edition of the Unified Commodity nomenclature of cross-border economic activity of EAEU and unified customs tariff, in force from Jan. 1, 2022.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Canada

1/26/2022

Canada — SCC reaffirmation of standard for cords and cord sets

On Jan. 26, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the draft standard C22.2 NO. 233-17 Cords and cord sets for communication systems.

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Safety

Global

1/31/2022

International -— IEC released new safety standard for luminaires, particular for lighting chains (IEC 60598-2-20:2022)

On Jan. 31, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60598-2-20:2022.

It deals with the safety requirements of luminaires, particular for lighting chains.

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Safety

Global

2/1/2022

International — IEC released new safety standard for lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps and starterholders (IEC 60400:2017+AMD1:2020+AMD2:2022 CSV)

On Feb. 1, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60400:2017+AMD1:2020+AMD2:2022 CSV.

It deals with the safety standard for lampholders for tubular fluorescent lamps and starter holders.

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Safety

EU

12/21/2022

European Union — Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/2273 amended the harmonized standards in the field of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD)

On Dec. 21, 2021, the European Commission published the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/2273 of 20 Dec. 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 as regards harmonized standards for laser products, adjustable speed electrical power drive systems, power electronic converter systems and equipment, luminaires, low-voltage switchgear and control gear, uninterruptible power systems (UPS) and certain other electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.

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Safety

Philippines

2/3/2022

Philippines — DTI-BPS announced new PNS on safety of household and similar electrical appliances (refrigeration and air conditioning)

On Feb. 3, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed the concerned sectors that the following standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

  • PNS 2133-2:2021 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers (IEC published 2020)
  • PNS 2133-3:2021 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 3: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air conditioners and dehumidifiers (IEC published 2018)

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Safety

EU

1/10/2022

European Union — European Commission latest summary list of titles and references of harmonized standards for LVD

On Jan. 10, 2022, the European Commission released the latest document “Summary of references of harmonized standards published in the Official Journal – Directive 2014/35/EU 1 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.”

This summary was generated on Jan. 4, 2022, replacing the previous document version dated Dec. 17, 2019.

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Safety

EU

1/28/2022

Europe — Published the corrigendum AC:2022 of the standard EN 62133-2:2017/A1:2021

On Jan. 28, 2022, the corrigendum AC:2022 of the standard EN 62133 2:2017/A1:2021 was published.

This standard, which deals with secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications - Part 2: Lithium systems, has been made available.

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Safety

EU

1/21/2022

Europe — Published the corrigendum AC:2022-01 of the standard EN IEC 61439-1:2021

On Jan. 21, 2022, the corrigendum AC:2022-01 of the standard EN IEC 1439-1:2021 was published. This standard deals with low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies - Part 1: General rules.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

2/23/2022

Egypt — Grace period for the pre-shipment inspection program

On Feb. 23, 2022, the General Organization for Export & Import Control (GOEIC) grants suppliers a grace period of three months to comply with the requirements of the Ministerial Decree No. 991/2015 related to the pre-shipment inspection program in Egypt.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

India

2/10/2022

India — Implementation of Quality Control Order for Safety Glass Extended until April 1, 2023

On Feb. 10, 2022, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India issued Safety Glass (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2022, and has extended the date of implementation of Quality Control Order for Safety Glass for one year.

This Quality Control Order for Safety Glass will now come into effect from April 1, 2023.

Official source

Safety

India

2/21/2022

India — BIS invited comments for revision in standard for specification of electric ceiling type fans and regulators (third revision)

On Feb. 21, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published the draft standard related to the amendment of IS 374:2019, the specification of electric ceiling type fans and regulators (third revision).

Last date of submission of comments was on March 8, 2022.

Official source

Safety

South Africa

1/24/2022

South Africa — Released the draft standard SANS 151:2022 Ed. 8.03 fixed electric storage water heaters

On Jan. 24, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published the draft standard SANS 151:2022 Ed. 8.03 Fixed electric storage water heaters.

Any comment on the draft:

  • Should be sent by the indicated closing date, either by mail, or by 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)
    • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Must contain the number of the clause/sub-clause 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 to complete the commenting template).

Note:

Date of circulation: Jan. 24, 2022

Closing date: March 24, 2022

Official source                           

Safety

South Africa

2/1/2022

South Africa — Released the draft recommended practice ARP 032 Ed 1.01 guidelines for the modification of luminaires for tubular fluorescent lamps to retro-fit LED tubular lamps or T5 semi-luminaires

On Feb. 1, 2022, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published the draft recommended practice ARP 032 Ed. 1.01 Guidelines for the modification of luminaires for tubular fluorescent lamps to retro-fit LED tubular lamps or T5 semi-luminaires.

Any comment on the draft:

  • Should be sent by the indicated closing date, either by mail, or by 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)
    • E-mail: [email protected]
  •  Must contain the number of the clause/sub-clause 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 to complete the commenting template).

Note:

Date of circulation:  Feb. 1, 2022

Closing date: March 31, 2022

Official source

Safety

EU

2/2/2022

European Union — European Commission opens feedback for the amendment to the Regulation (EU) No. 1025/2012 European Standardisation

On Feb. 2, 2022, the European Commission published the initiative for the proposal for amending Regulation (EU) No. 1025/2012 regarding the decisions of European standardization organizations concerning European standards and European standardization deliverables.

The Commission adoption for this proposal is open for feedback from Feb. 3, 2022 - April 3, 2022 (midnight Brussels time).

Official source

Safety

Philippines

2/7/2022

Philippines — DTI-BPS announced new PNS on lamps, luminaires and LED products

On Feb. 7, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed the concerned sectors that the following standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

  • PNS IEC 60432-2:2021 - Incandescent lamps – Safety specifications - Part 2: Tungsten halogen lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes (IEC published 2012) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC 60432-2:2010 (IEC published 2005).
  • PNS IEC 60598-2-4:2021 - Luminaires - Part 2-4: Particular requirements - Portable general purpose luminaires (IEC published 2017) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC 60598-2-4:2005 (IEC published 1979).
  • PNS IEC 60598-2-5:2021 - Luminaires - Part 2-5: Particular requirements – Floodlights (IEC published 2015) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC 60598-2-5:2005 (IEC published 1998).
  • PNS IEC 60598-2-8:2021 - Luminaires - Part 2-8: Particular requirements – Headlamps (IEC published 2013) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC 60598-2-8:2010 (IEC published 2007).
  • PNS IEC 62504:2021 - General lighting – light-emitting diode (LED) products and related equipment - Terms and definitions (IEC published 2018) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC TS 62504:2013 (IEC published 2011).
  • PNS IEC 62717:2021 - LED modules for general lighting - Performance requirements (IEC published 2019) which cancels and replaces PNS IEC 62717:2016 (IEC published 2015).
  • PNS IEC 62868-1:2021 - Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) Light sources for general lighting - Safety - Part 1: General requirements and tests (IEC published 2020)
  • PNS IEC 62868-2-1:2021 - Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) Light sources for general lighting - Safety - Part 2-1: Particular requirements – Semi-integrated OLED modules (IEC published 2020)
  • PNS IEC 62868-2-2:2021 - Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) Light sources for general lighting - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular requirements - Integrated OLED modules (IEC published 2020) 
  • PNS IEC 62922:2021 - Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for general lighting - Performance requirements (IEC published 2016)
  • PNS IEC 62931:2021 - GX16t-5 capped tubular LED lamp - Safety specifications (IEC published 2017)
  • PNS IEC TS 62972:2021 - General lighting - Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products and related equipment - Terms and definitions (IEC published 2016)
  • PNS IEC 63013:2021 - LED packages - Long-term luminous and radiant flux maintenance projection (IEC published 2017)

Official source

Safety

Moldova

1/24/2022

Moldova — Ministry of Economy drafted the technical regulation on appliances burning gaseous fuels

On Jan. 24, 2022, the Ministry of Economy shared through WTO the draft Government Decision for the approval of the technical regulation on appliances burning gaseous fuels.

Official source

Safety

EU

1/28/2022

Europe — The corrigendum AC:2022-01 of the standard EN IEC 62271-100:2021 was published

On Jan. 28, 2022, the corrigendum AC:2022-01 of the standard EN IEC 62271-100:202 was published. This standard deals with high-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 100: Alternating-current circuit-breakers.

Official source

Safety

Singapore

2/7/2022

Singapore — CPSO issued clarification regarding testing and certification requirements for water dispensers

On Feb. 7, 2022, the Consumer Product Safety Office released a circular about the Clarification Regarding Testing and Certification Requirements for Water Dispensers under the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR).

Beginning March 1, 2023, onwards, all currently registered hot water dispensers may only be renewed using the appropriate IEC standard.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

2/7/2022

South Korea — KC Safety — KATS published revision of Annex15 kickboard safety standards (deleted “electric kickboard”)

On Feb. 7, 2022, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published under notice 2022-0013 the revision of "Safety standards for household products subject to supplier conformity (Annex 15) (Kickboard).”

Official source

Safety

South Korea

2/8/2022

South Korea — Consumer goods safety — KATS opened public consultation of revision of bicycles safety standards (annex 40)

On Feb. 8, 2021, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a public consultation under Notice 2022-0035 the revision of "Safety standards for household products subject to safety confirmation Annex 40 (bicycles)."

Comments were accepted until Feb. 28, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Uruguay

2/1/2022

Uruguay —  Enforcement date postponed for Safety Regulations for Gas Appliances

On Feb. 1, 2022, the Regulatory Unit for Energy and Water Services (URSEA) has approved Resolution No. 002/022 in relation to the request for an extension of the requirements on Safety Regulations for Gas Appliances, Portable Containers and their Accessories for LPG and Natural Gas (RSGRA).

New enforcement date: Sept. 1, 2022, and Sept. 1, 2023

Official source

Safety

United Kingdom

2/3/2022

United Kingdom — released guidance for electric vehicle smart charge points

On Feb. 3, 2022, the U.K. Government has released guidance for the regulation of electric vehicle smart charge points. It ensures charge points have smart functionality that allows the charging of an electric vehicle when there is less demand on the grid or when more renewable electricity is available.

The regulations come into force on June 30, 2022, apart from the security requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the regulations, which come into force on Dec. 30, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Canada

1/28/2022

Canada — SCC reaffirmation of standards for stationary lead-acid batteries

On Jan. 28, 2022, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published the draft standards C22.2 NO. 60896-11 Stationary lead-acid batteries - Part 11: Vented types - General requirements and methods of tests and CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60896-22:17 Stationary lead-acid batteries - Part 22: Valve regulated types - Requirements.

Official source, Official source

Safety

Global

2/14/2022

International —  IEC released new standard for the rating and performance of rotating electrical machines

On Feb. 14, 2022, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60034-1:2022.

This standard deals with the rating and performance of rotating electrical machines.

Official source

Safety

Brazil

1/24/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria 28/2022 consolidated the conformity assessment requirements for switches

On Jan. 24, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 28 of Jan. 21, 2022, approving the consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Switches for Fixed Domestic and Analog Electrical Installations effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety

South Korea

2/16/2022

South Korea —  KC Safety — KATS announced the enactment and revision of 47 electrical appliance safety standards (No. 2022-0016)

On Feb. 16, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published an announcement under Notice 2022-0016 on the abolition of 47 electrical appliance safety standards.

Official source

Safety

Chile

12/2/2021

Chile - SEC released updated safety analysis and/or test protocol for vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning devices

On Dec. 2, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_1-01:2021.

PE_1-01:2021 deals with vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning devices.

Official source

Safety

Chile

12/2/2021

Chile — SEC released updated safety analysis and/or test protocol for stationary electric cooking appliances

On Dec. 2, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_1-05:2021.

PE_1-05:2021 deals with stationary electric cooking appliances.

Official source

Safety

Uzbekistan

1/18/2022

Uzbekistan — Published amendment to the consumer protection law

On Jan. 18, 2022, the Republic of Uzbekistan published Law No. O‘RQ-746-son on modification and amendments to the Consumer Protection Law, effective on the same day.

The law includes changes to the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On protection of consumer rights" No. 221-I of April 26, 1996.

Official source

Safety

Chile

12/12/2021

Chile — SEC released updated safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products for heating liquids

On Dec. 12, 2021, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released modified protocol PE_1-12:2021.

PE_1-12:2021 deals with safety analysis and/or test protocol of electrical product devices for heating appliances.

Official source

Safety

India

1/27/2022

India — BIS invited comments on draft standard for secondary cells and batteries for solar photovoltaic application — general requirements and methods of test

On Jan. 27, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published the draft standard related to general requirements and methods of test of secondary cells and batteries for solar photovoltaic application.

BIS invited the comments from stakeholders on the draft standard by Feb. 26, 2022.

Official source

Safety

India

1/7/2022

India — BIS invited comments on draft standard for domestic storage type water heaters for use with LPG — specification (revision)

On Jan. 7, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) published the draft standard (first revision) related to the specification of domestic storage type water heaters for use with LPG.

BIS invited the comments of stakeholders on the draft standard (revision) by March 8, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Safety

India

1/25/2022

India — BIS invites comments on draft standard for domestic gas stoves with ceramic burner for use with LPG

On Jan. 25, 2022, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published the draft standard related to domestic gas stoves with ceramic burners for use with liquified petroleum gases (LPG).

BIS has sought the comments of relevant stakeholders on the draft standard by April 24, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Egypt

2/22/2022

Egypt — New items added to the list of regulated products

On Feb. 22, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt has released the new items that have been added to the list of regulated products in Egypt according to Decree No. 991/2015.

This list will be enforced on May 21, 2022.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety, EMC

CB Scheme

1/18/2022

List of standards included in the IECEE system in Jan. 2022

On Jan. 18, 2022, new standards have been included in IECEE system.

Official source

Safety, EMC

EAEU

1/21/2022

EAC Mark — temporary measures due to the spreading of COVID-19 extended for 1 year

On Jan. 21, 2022, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published the Decision No. 8, including amendments to the Decision No. 44 of 2018 "On Standard Conformity Assessment Schemes.”

The decision is effective from Feb. 21, 2022.

The main purpose of the changes is to clarify and extend the validity of the temporary measures applicable to the issuance and maintenance of EAC certificates for serial production from Jan. 10, 2022, to Jan. 10, 2023 (one year more).

Official source

Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Chemicals

EAEU

2/21/2022

EAEU plans to develop an information system on hazardous products

As announced on Feb. 21, 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is starting the process for the implementation of an information system on hazardous products in the EAEU and for the implementation of the agreements on the supervision over products circulated on the market of all the five countries of the Union.

Official source

Safety, EMC, RoHS, Chemicals, Performance, Wireless

Serbia

1/14/2022

Serbia — Government of the Republic of Serbia published the regulation on the mark of conformity

On Jan. 14, 2022, the Government of the Republic of Serbia published the Regulation on the mark of conformity: 4/2022-49 that regulates the form, appearance, content and manner of affixing the mark of conformity.

This Decree entered into force on Jan. 22, 2022, and its application will begin on May 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency, EMC, RoHS, Chemicals

Taiwan

1/28/2022

Taiwan — BSMI proposal for QR code labeling requirements for electric instantaneous water heaters

On Jan. 28, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) MOEA announced through WTO Notification G/TBT/N/TPKM/481 the Proposal for QR Code Labeling Requirement of Commodity Inspection Mark for Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters and Children’s Rain Coats.

Deadline for comments: Feb. 27, 2022

Email: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected] or http://www.bsmi.gov.tw]

Official source

Safety, Performance, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

1/20/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria No. 8/2022 consolidated the conformity assessment requirements for safety and energy efficiency of domestic gas stoves and ovens

On Jan. 20, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 8 of Jan. 5, 2022, approving the consolidation of the 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 Stoves and Ovens for Domestic Use effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety, Performance, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

1/26/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria 35/2022 consolidated the conformity assessment requirements for electromagnetic ballasts for sodium vapor lamps and for metal vapor lamps (halides)

On Jan. 26, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 35 of Jan. 21, 2022, approving the consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements (RAC) for Electromagnetic Ballasts for Sodium Vapor Lamps and for Metal Vapor Lamps (Halides) effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety, RoHS, Chemicals

United Arab Emirates

2/1/2022

UAE — EQM voluntary certification is now eligible for 50% discount

On Feb. 1, 2022, the Ministry of industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) communicated that clients applying for EQM voluntary certification is now eligible for 50% discount if they have a valid MOIAT Industry License.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety, Sanitation, EMC

Uzbekistan

11/16/2021

Uzbekistan — Updated list of products and HS codes subject to approvals and certifications

On Nov. 16, 2021, the Resolution of the Uzbek Cabinet of Ministers No. 683 "On Amendments And Addenda To Certain Resolutions Of The Government Of The Republic Of Uzbekistan" was published.

The resolution includes changes to the list of products that require mandatory conformity assessment in Uzbekistan (Resolution no. 43 of Jan. 30, 2021).

The aim is to reduce the items included in Annex 3 “Food and agricultural subject to sanitary epidemiological conclusion" and Annex 4 "Products subject to certificate of conformity with the requirements of technical regulations" and clarify the cases when a certificate is not requested for customs clearance (such as raw materials, samples, used products).

Official source

Sanitation

EU

1/19/2022

European Union — European Commission established the first watch list of substances and compounds of concern for drinking water

On Jan. 19, 2022, the European Commission published C(2022) 142 final, the Implementing Decision establishing a watch list of substances and compounds of concern for water intended for human consumption as provided for in Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Official source

Sustainability

Egypt

2/1/2022

Egypt — New marking requirements for the products

On Feb. 1, 2022, the Consumer Protection Agency has announced new obligations for products placed on the Egyptian market that are mandatory from May 1, 2022.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Sustainability

France

2/2/2022

France — released the draft guidelines for the repairability index of vacuum cleaners

On Feb. 2, 2022, the Ministry for Ecological Transition released the Order relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system for calculating and displaying the repairability index of non-wired vacuum cleaners index of "cordless vacuum cleaners," "corded vacuum cleaners" and "robot and household vacuum cleaners.”

The repairability index consists of a score out of 10 intended to be displayed at the time of purchase to inform consumers of the categories of electrical and electronic products.

Comments are accepted until April 4, 2022.

Official sourceOfficial source

Sustainability

France

2/2/2022

France — released the draft guidelines for the repairability index of topload household washing machines

On Feb. 2, 2022, the Ministry for Ecological Transition released the Order relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system for calculating and displaying the repairability index of top-loading household washing machines.

The repairability index consists of a score out of 10 intended to be displayed at the time of purchase to inform consumers of the categories of electrical and electronic products.

Comments are accepted until April 4, 2022.

Official source

Sustainability

Chile

12/24/2021

Chile — SERNAC published law which establishes measures to encourage the protection of the rights of consumers (Law 21.398)

On Dec. 24, 2021, the SERNAC (National Consumer Service) published a law that introduces amendments to the law that establishes the protection of the rights of the consumer. 

It establishes new rights that will benefit consumers in different areas.

Official source

Sustainability

France

2/2/2022

France — Released the draft guidelines for the repairability index of household dishwashers

On Feb. 2, 2022, the Ministry for Ecological Transition released the Order relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system for calculating and displaying the repairability index of household dishwashers.

The repairability index consists of a score out of 10 intended to be displayed at the time of purchase to inform consumers of the categories of electrical and electronic products.

Comments are accepted until April 4, 2022.

Official source

Sustainability

France

2/2/2022

France — released the draft guidelines for the repairability index of high-pressure cleaners

On Feb. 2, 2022, the Ministry for Ecological Transition released the Order relating to the criteria, sub-criteria and scoring system for calculating and displaying the repairability index of high-pressure cleaners.

The repairability index consists of a score out of 10 intended to be displayed at the time of purchase to inform consumers of the categories of electrical and electronic products.

Comments are accepted until April 4, 2022.

Official source

Sustainability

EU

2/22/2022

European Union — Ongoing initiatives to reduce microplastic pollution

On Feb. 22, 2022, the European Commission developed measures to reduce microplastics pollution and its negative impact on the environment.

There is an ongoing public consultation and comments are accepted until May 17, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Zambia

1/19/2022

Zambia — ZICTA published 2021 to 2024 5G Spectrum Roadmap

On Jan. 19, 2022, the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) published "5G Spectrum Roadmap 2021-2024.”

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

2/5/2022

Malaysia — MCMC announced that SRD utilizing 6 GHz frequency band such as Wi-Fi 6E may now be certified

On Feb. 5, 2022, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement No.: SQASI/CMCS/1/22/0001, stating that SRD utilizing 6 GHz frequency band such as Wi-Fi 6E may now be certified.

Official source

Wireless

Uganda

2/9/2022

Uganda — UCC published guidelines on the use of SRDs and UWB devices

On Feb. 9, 2022, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) published "Guidelines on the use of short-range radiocommunication devices (SRDs) and ultra-wideband (UWBs) devices (Sept. 2021).”

Official source

Wireless

Eswatini

2/7/2022

Eswatini — ESCCOM launched online electronic equipment registration portal

On Feb. 7, 2022, the Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM), launched their online electronic equipment registration portal: http://registration.esccom.org.sz/.

The online registration portal requires the applicant to register first so that they can apply for type approval certificate. A first-time applicant is supposed to create an account first before proceeding to launch an application onto the portal.

Official source

Wireless

Saudi Arabia

2/12/2022

Saudi Araba — CITC updates specification RI117 covering data communication equipment in license-exempt bands

On Feb. 12, 2022, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) issued a notification to announce the update of "RI117 - Specification for Data Communication Equipment operating in License-Exempt Frequency Bands.”

Official source

Wireless

EU

2/9/2022

European Union — EC amended the harmonization of radio spectrum for use by SRD within the 874-876 and 915-921 MHz frequency bands

On Feb. 9, 2022, the European Commission published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/172 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1538 on the harmonization of radio spectrum for use by short-range devices within the 874-876 and 915-921 MHz frequency bands.

Official source

Wireless

Uganda

2/9/2022

Uganda — UCC published radio frequency spectrum master plan

On Feb. 9, 2022, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) published "Radio Frequency Spectrum Master Plan 2021/22 to 2025/26 (Oct. 2021).”

Official source

Wireless

Canada

2/7/2022

Canada — ISED opened public consultation on AWS equipment operating in the bands 1710-1780 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz

On Feb. 7, 2022, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published the draft Radio Standards Specification RSS-139, Issue 4, Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Equipment Operating in the Bands 1710-1780 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz which replaces RSS-139, Issue 3 dated July 16, 2015.

Comments are accepted until April 22, 2022, and can be submitted by email to http://[email protected]ca [http://ised-isde.gc.ca].

Official source

Wireless

Pakistan

2/14/2022

Pakistan — PTA published regulatory framework for SRD and IoT services

On Feb. 14, 2022, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) published the "Regulatory Framework for Short Range Devices (SRD) & Terrestrial Internet of Things (IoT) Services.”

Official source

Wireless

Saudi Arabia

2/15/2022

Saudi Arabia — CITC announces update of technical specification GEN002 – Requirements for Specific ICT Equipment

On Feb. 15, 2022, the Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) issued a notification to announce the update of technical specification "GEN002 - Requirements for Specific ICT Equipment.”

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Wireless, Cybersecurity

EU

1/10/2022

Europe — EU published draft decision to request ETSI, CEN, and Cenelec to draft
harmonized standards for cybersecurity requirements

On Jan. 10, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published draft commission implementing decision approving the standardization request to the Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute as regards radio equipment in support of Directive 2014/53/EU.

Official source

Wireless, EMC, Safety

Rwanda

2/16/2022

Rwanda — RURA published new type approval regulation

On Feb. 16, 2022, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), published the Regulation No. 012/R/STDICT/RURA/2021 governing importation, supply and type approval of electronic and communications equipment.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

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March 2022 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Chemicals, Sanitation

USA

12/31/2021

USA — OEHHA added perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) on the California list of chemicals

Effective Dec. 31, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and its salts to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).

Official source

Cyber Security

Global

11/17/2021

IEC officially designates ISA/IEC 62443 series as horizontal standard

On Nov. 17, 2021, International Society of Automation (ISA) and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) notified that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) officially designated the IEC/ISA 62443 series of standards as “horizontal,” which means it can be applicable to a wide range of different industries.

Official source

Cyber Security

Oman

12/12/2021

Oman — TRA opened public consultation on IoT Security Regulatory framework and standards

On Dec. 12, 2021, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) opened public consultation on the IoT Security Regulatory framework and IoT Security Standard.

TRA invited all interested parties to participate by providing written comments on the proposed framework. The responses can be submitted to [email protected] following the instructions indicated in the documents.

A list of questions per each document (regulatory framework and standard) was also included, as guidelines to the compilation of comments.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste

Bahrain

12/30/2021

Bahrain — Supreme Council of Environment issued a resolution for the e-wastes in the Kingdom of Bahrain

On Dec. 30, 2021, official gazette no. 3574 of the Supreme Council of Environment in the Kingdom of Bahrain issued Resolution 5/2021.

This resolution deals with the management of electronic and electrical waste of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Official source

Electrical and Electronic Waste, Sustainability

EU

1/26/2022

European Union — EU Council adopts position on a common charger for electronic devices

On Jan. 26, 2022, Council of the European Union announced that the member states agreed on a negotiating mandate for the common charger proposal. The proposal aims to makes sure that it is no longer needed to buy a new charger every time you purchase a new mobile phone or similar item and that all devices can be recharged using the same charger.

Official source

EMC

United Kingdom

9/23/2021

United Kingdom released consolidated list for designated standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

On Sept. 23, 2021, United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy provided list of designated standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Official source

EMC

South Korea

12/29/2021

South Korea RRA opens public consultation on a revision of EMC standard (3m measurement acceptance)

On Dec. 29, 2021, South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened public consultation of revision of electromagnetic compatibility standards.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 27, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected]

Official source

EMC

China

12/31/2021

China published new EMC standards

On Dec. 31, 2021, the following EMC standards have been published:

  • GB/T 9254.1-2021 - Information Technology Equipment, Multimedia Equipment, and Receivers Electromagnetic Compatibility Part 1: Emission Requirements.
  • GB/T 9254.2-2021 - Information technology equipment, multimedia equipment and receivers — Electromagnetic compatibility — Part 2: Immunity requirements

Note: The new EMC standards GB/T 9254.1-2021 are targeted to be effective on July 1, 2022.

Official source

EMC

Philippines

1/3/2022

The Philippines — DTI-BPS announced new PNS on EMC

On Jan 3, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed concerned sectors that the following standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

PNS IEC CISPR 11:2021 — Industrial, scientific and medical equipment - Radiofrequency disturbance characteristics – Limits and methods of measurement (cancels and replaces PNS IEC CISPR 11:2012).

PNS IEC 61000-3-2:2021 — Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-2: Limits — Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤16 A per phase) (cancels and replaces PNS IEC 61000-3-2:2020).

PNS IEC 61000-3-3:2021 — 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 (cancels and replaces PNS IEC 61000- 3-3:2012).

PNS IEC 61000-4-3:2021 — Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-3: Testing and measurement techniques - Radiated, radiofrequency, electromagnetic field immunity test (cancels and replaces PNS IEC 61000-4-3:2012).

PNS IEC 61000-4-5:2021 — Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-5: Testing and measurement techniques – Surge immunity test (cancels and replaces PNS IEC 61000-4-5:2013)

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EMC

South Africa

1/3/2022

South Africa — notice on the Issuance of Certificates of Compliance for electromagnetic compatibility for manufacturers

On Jan. 3, 2022, South Africa published the Notice on the Issuance of Certificates of Compliance for Electromagnetic Compatibility for Manufacturers.

Official source

EMC

Brazil

1/6/2022

Brazil — ABNT published the EMC standard for residual current-operated protective devices

On Jan. 6, 2022, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) published the EMC standard:

ABNT NBR IEC 61543: 2022 (IEC 61543:1995, IDT) Residual current-operated protective devices for household and similar use — electromagnetic compatibility

Note: This standard is voluntary since it is not linked to any Poratria.

Official source

EMC

Canada

1/13/2022

Canada — update revision of emission requirements for multimedia equipment

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is currently updating standard CAN/CSA — CISPR 32:17 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment — Emission requirements. The update aims to align with the future MME immunity publication CISPR 35.

Comments are accepted until Feb. 8, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link.

Official source

EMC, Safety

EAEU

12/29/2021

The EAEU updated the list of reference HS codes attached to the EAC technical regulations on low voltage, EMC and RoHS

The Eurasian Economic Commission released updates to the lists of reference HS codes of products subject to conformity assessment in compliance with the requirements of to the technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the safety of low-voltage equipment,” "On the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and radio electronics products," and the "Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means" among others.

The aim is to align with the new edition of the Unified Commodity nomenclature of cross-border economic activity of EAEU and unified customs tariff, in force from Jan. 1, 2022.

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Energy Efficiency

Brunei

10/30/2021

Brunei — Ministry of Energy published the energy efficiency standards and labeling order of some household electrical appliances

On Oct. 30, 2021, the Ministry of Energy published the Energy Efficiency (Standards and Labeling) Order, 2021, after it was approved by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei on June 14, 2021. This Order’s first target is air-conditioning system appliances, to be followed by other energy-intensive household electrical appliances like refrigerators, lighting and water heaters.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

12/10/2021

Costa Rica — INTECO released standards update for energy efficiency requirements, labeling and test methods for refrigerators and freezers

On Dec. 10, 2021, Institute of Technical Standards of Costa Rica (INTECO) published new standards for the energy efficiency requirements, labeling and test methods for household refrigerators and freezers.

  • INTE E11-1: 2021: Energy efficiency. Appliance refrigerators and freezers. Part 1: Requirements
  • INTE E11-2: 2021: Energy efficiency. Appliance refrigerators and freezers. Part 2: Labeling
  • INTE E11-3: 2021: Energy efficiency. Appliance refrigerators and freezers. Part 3: Test methods

Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Thailand

12/23/2021

Thailand — EGAT meeting related to EGAT label no. 5 program of washing machines

On Dec. 23, 2021, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) conducted a meeting to discuss with stakeholders in Thailand regarding the updated requirement of EGAT label No. 5 program for washing machine products to align with the upcoming TISI mandatory standard of washing machines (TIS 1462-2562).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Morocco

12/24/2021

Morocco — new customs taxes on electrical products (consumption tax)

Morocco's Customs Finance Law for 2022 introduced new customs taxes on some electrical products based on their electricity consumption.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

12/28/2021

India — BEE extended validity of STAR labeling program for UHD televisions

On Dec. 28, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for UHD Television (4K technology) under voluntary regime until Dec. 31, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

12/28/2021

Ukraine approved the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers

On Dec. 28, 2021, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine released a resolution related to the approval of the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers.

This technical regulation will be enforced on June 28, 2023.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Hong Kong

12/29/2021

Hong Kong — EMSD implemented new energy efficiency grading standards

On Dec. 29, 2021, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (ESMD) announced the new energy efficiency standards established in the Code of Practice on Energy Labeling of Products 2020 (COP 2020) for single package type room air-conditioners, dehumidifiers and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labeling Scheme (MEELS) will be fully implemented on Dec. 31, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Colombia

12/29/2021

Colombia — RETIQ updated energy efficiency regulation

On Dec. 29, 2021, the Ministry of Mines and Energy published Resolution number 40420DE.

This resolution suspended the entry into force of the new values for the efficiency ranges energy of air conditioning equipment, refrigerators/ freezers and high-power cooking equipment object of the RETIQ regulation.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

12/30/2021

Ukraine approved the technical regulation on ecodesign for ventilation units

On Dec. 30, 2021, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine released a resolution related to the approval of the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for ventilation units.

This technical regulation will be enforced on June 30, 2022.

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Philippines

1/3/2022

The Philippines — DOE announced the launching of PELP online product registration system for ACUs; refrigerating appliances and television sets will be moved from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10, 2022

On Jan. 3, 2022, the Department of Energy (DOE) informed all stakeholders that the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) Product Registration Platform for Refrigerating appliances, Air Conditioning Units (ACUs) and Television sets will be moved from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

1/8/2022

Europe — review of ecodesign requirements for standby and off mode electric power consumption

On Jan. 8, 2022, the European Commission (EC) reviewed the draft ecodesign requirements for standby and off mode electric power consumption.

Feedback period was from Jan. 7, 2022, to Feb. 4, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

1/11/2022

USA — DOE released notice of proposed rulemaking for the test procedure for consumer water heaters and residential-duty commercial water heaters

On Jan. 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a notification of proposed a rule and asked for comments regarding the Test Procedure for Consumer Water Heaters and Residential-Duty Commercial Water Heaters.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) on or before March 14, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

1/13/2022

Europe — European Commission latest European Product Registry for Energy Labeling (EFREL) guideline for electronic verification of suppliers

On Jan. 13, 2022, the European Commission published the latest European Product Registry for Energy Labeling (EFREL) Guideline covering the whole user management process of user profile creation, organization creation and supplier verification process in the EPREL wiki portal.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

1/14/2022

USA — DOE released notification of proposed test procedure for single package vertical air conditioners and single package vertical heat pumps

On Jan. 14, 2022, U.S. Department of Energy issued notification of proposed rulemaking and asked for comments for the Test Procedure for Single Package Vertical Air Conditioners and Single Package Vertical Heat Pumps.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal not later than March 15, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

1/17/2022

United Kingdom released consolidated list for designated standards for ecodesign and energy labeling of dishwashers

On Jan. 17, 2022, United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy provided a list of designated standards for dishwashers in relation to ecodesign and energy labeling.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

1/21/2022

European Union — European Commission call for evidence for the revision of ecodesign requirements for water pumps

On Jan. 21, 2022, the European Commission published an initiative for the revision of Regulation (EU) No 547/2012, following a review that showed the benefits of continued and improved requirements adapted to the technological progress of water pumps. According to the Commission, “New or improved ecodesign requirements for minimum energy performance, resource efficiency, and product information will be considered for different types of water pumps.”

The Commission call for evidence for an impact assessment is open for feedback from Jan. 21, 2022, to Feb. 18, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

1/21/2022

European Union — European Commission call for evidence for the review of ecodesign and energy labeling of air-to-air air conditioners, air-to-air heat pumps and comfort fans

On Jan. 21, 2022, the European Commission published an initiative for the review of ecodesign requirements and energy labeling of air-to-air air conditioners, air-to-air heat pumps, and comfort fans to ensure that the rules reflect technological progress made. In addition, the framework Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 requires the energy labels to be rescaled to an A to G scale.

The Commission's call for evidence for an impact assessment of ecodesign and energy labeling is open for feedback from Jan. 21, 2022, to Feb. 18, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

1/21/2022

European Union — European Commission call for evidence for the review of ecodesign and energy labeling of household tumble dryers

On Jan. 21, 2022, the European Commission published an initiative for the review of ecodesign and energy labeling of household tumble dryers to ensure they remain relevant, efficient, and effective in the light of technological and market developments.

The Commission's call for evidence for an impact assessment is open for feedback from Jan. 21, 2022, to Feb. 18, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

1/21/2022

European Union — European Commission call for evidence for the review of energy labeling and ecodesign requirements for local space heaters

On Jan. 21, 2022, the European Commission published an initiative for the review of energy efficiency and ecodesign requirements for local space heaters in light of technological progress and circular economy objectives.

The Commission’s call for evidence is open for feedback from Jan. 21, 2022, to Feb. 18, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Australia

10/1/2022

Australia — GEMS regulator released the new mandatory standard and labeling requirements for swimming pool pumps

Starting Oct. 1, 2022, all swimming pool pumps supplied or sold in Australia will need to display an energy rating label and shall meet the new testing requirements. From this date, pumps that do not meet the new minimum energy performance standard will not be allowed to be sold or supplied in Australia.

These regulations replace the Voluntary Energy Rating Label program that previously applied to pool pumps.

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Noise

Global

1/27/2022

International — IEC released a new standard for the test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise for electric water heaters (IEC 60704-2-18:2022)

On Jan. 27, 2022, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard, IEC 60704-2-18:2022.

The standard deals with the test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise of household and similar electrical appliances, particular for electric water heaters.

Official source

REACH

Turkey

12/31/2021

Turkey — Ministry of Commerce Communiqué on import inspection of consumer products

On Dec. 31, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce published the Communiqué on import inspection of consumer products effective Jan. 1, 2022. This Communiqué regulates the procedures and principles regarding the inspection of conformity of the imported products listed in Annex 1 with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals, Biocidal Products Regulation, and Compliance Inspection Communiqué on certain consumer products.

Official source

REACH, Chemicals

EU

12/13/2021

European Union — Amending Annex XVII to REACH Regulation regarding CMR substances

On Dec. 13, 2021, Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/2204 was released to reflect the changes in REACH Regulation.

Official source

REACH, Chemicals

EU

1/20/2022

European Union — European Commission launches the public consultation on REACH revision

On Jan. 20, 2022, European Commission launches the public consultation of the revision of EU legislation on registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals (REACH) to help achieve a toxic-free environment.

The Commission invites citizens and interested parties to express their views through the public consultation link.

Consultation period: Jan. 20, 2022, to April 15, 2022.

Official source

RoHS

EU

1/13/2022

Europe — European Commission final report on RoHS exemptions evaluation: Pack 22

On Jan. 13, 2022, Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission released the final report, “Study to assess requests for a renewal of nine (-9-) exemptions 6(a), 6(a)-I, 6(b), 6(b)-I, 6(b)-II, 6(c), 7(a), 7(c)-I and 7 (c)-II of Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU (Pack 22)”.

The final report of the study includes technical and scientific support for the evaluation of sixteen requests for the renewal of nine exemptions in Annex III Applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1) of RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU. The work was undertaken and peer reviewed by Oeko-Institut.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Israel

9/13/2021

Israel — SII published mandatory standard SI 20 part 1

On Sept. 13, 2021, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) approved the mandatory standard SI 20 part 1:2021 - Luminaires: General requirements and tests.

This standard is effective from Dec. 12, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Israel

9/13/2021

Israel — SII published mandatory standard SI 60968

On Sept. 13, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) approved the mandatory standard SI 60968 :2021- Self-ballasted fluorescent lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements.

This standard is effective from Dec. 12, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Israel

9/14/2021

Israel — SII published mandatory standard SI 20 part 2.4

On Sept. 14, 2021, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) approved the mandatory standard SI 20 Part 2.4: 2021 - Luminaires: Particular requirements - Portable general purpose luminaires.

This standard is effective from Dec. 13, 2021.

Official source

Safety

GCC

11/3/2021

GSO Countries, Gulf Type Examination Certification (G marking) — implementation of IEC 60335-2-44 Edition 4

The new edition of IEC 60335-2-44 was published on Nov. 3, 2021. This standard deals with the safety requirements of electric ironers 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 two years transition period.

Official source

Safety

South Africa

11/23/2021

South Africa — published draft standard SANS 60335-2-32 Ed. 4

On Nov. 23, 2021, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published the draft standard SANS 60335-2-32 Ed. 4 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-32: Requirements for massage appliances.

Date of circulation: Nov. 23, 2021

Closing date: Jan. 27, 2022

Official source

Safety

Jordan

11/25/2021

Jordan — MIT established import registration platform

On Nov. 25, 2021, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (MIT), published Resolution no.119, establishing an import registration platform to regulate the country's imports ensuring safety of the consumer and limit the entry of low-quality imported products into the Jordanian market.

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/29/2021

Israel — SII published mandatory standard SI 62133 part 1

On Nov. 29, 2021, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published mandatory standard SI 62133 part 1 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications: nickel systems.

This standard will be effective on May 28, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Israel

11/29/2021

Israel — SII published mandatory standard SI 62133 part 2

On Nov. 29, 2021, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published mandatory standard SI 62133 part 2 - Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes - Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applications: lithium systems.

This standard will be effective on May 28, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Turkey

12/4/2021

Turkey — President announced the use of “Türkiye” instead of "Turkey" as the Country of Origin

On Dec. 4, 2021, the President of the Republic of Turkey published in the Official Gazette the Presidential Circular no. 2021/24 on the use of the expression of “Türkiye” as a trademark. From now on, the marking of country of origin of the export of Turkish goods will be “Made in Türkiye” instead of “Made in Turkey” to represent the thousands of years of experience of their nation in every field under the country brand name of “Türkiye.”

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Safety

Vietnam

12/9/2021

Vietnam — Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) amended regulations on labeling of goods

On Dec. 9, 2021, at the proposal of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the government of Vietnam published Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP amending and supplementing several articles of Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP dated April 14, 2017, of the Government on goods labels became effective on Feb. 15, 2022.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/13/2021

Europe — European Commission starts the public consultation of the evaluation of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) for industrial products

On Dec. 13, 2021, the European Commission commenced the public consultation regarding the evaluation of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) for industrial products in the European Union (EU) remains fit for purpose in a digital and circular economy.

The evaluation focuses on Decision No. 768/2008/EC and Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 under the NLF, with the goal of improving the internal market for goods and increasing the quality of product conformity assessment.

EU citizens and stakeholders are invited to participate in the public consultation and submit their feedback until March 7, 2022. Please see link for details.

Official source

Safety

Israel

12/15/2021

Israel — SII published draft standard SI 20 part 2.17

On Dec. 15, 2021, Standards Institution of Israel (SII) published draft standard SI 20 part 2.17 - Luminaires: Particular requirements - Luminaires for stage lighting, television and film studios (outdoor and indoor).

Official source

Safety

South Africa

12/17/2021

South Africa published draft standard SANS 60335-2-40:2022 Ed. 5

On Dec. 17, 2021, South Africa published the draft standard SANS 60335-2 40:2022 Ed. 5.

SANS 60335-2-40:2022 Ed. 5 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

Date of circulation: Dec. 17, 2021

Closing date: Feb. 17, 2022

Official source

Safety

South Africa

12/17/2021

South Africa published draft standard SANS 60335-2-84:2022 Ed. 3

On Dec. 17, 2021, South Africa published draft standard SANS 60335-2-84:2022 Ed. 3.

SANS 60335-2-84:2022 Ed. 3 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-84: Particular requirements for toilet appliances.

Date of circulation: Dec. 17, 2021

Closing date: Feb. 17, 2022

Official source

Safety

Brazil

12/21/2021

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria 497:2021 consolidated the technical regulation for low voltage electrical devices

On Dec. 21, 2021, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 497, of Dec. 13, 2021, approving the Consolidated Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Devices, effective Jan. 3, 2022.

This Portaria provides labeling and additional safety requirements to comply with for the products falling into the low voltage scope.

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Safety

Canada

12/21/2021

Canada — revision update of standards for portable water heaters for outdoor use

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC), updated the standard Z21.96/CSA 11.6 Portable water heaters for outdoor use based on industry/user needs.

Comments were accepted until Jan. 26, 2022.

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Safety

Mexico

12/22/2021

Mexico — SE released Declaration of Validity for the specifications and test methods used in enclosures used in electrical equipment (NMX-J-235-1-ANCE- 2021)

On Dec. 22, 2021, Mexican Standard NMX-J-235-1-ANCE-2021 was published. This standard deals with the non-environmental considerations — specifications and test methods of enclosures for use in electrical equipment.

This standard will cancel NMX-J-235/ ANCE-1-2008.

Official source

Safety

Mexico

12/22/2021

Mexico — SE released Declaration of Validity for the general safety requirements, specification and test methods of control and distribution equipment (NMX-J 515-ANCE-2021)

On Dec. 22, 2021, Mexican Standard NMX-J-235-1 ANCE-2021 was published. This standard deals with the general safety requirements, specification and test methods of control and distribution equipment.

This standard will cancel NMX-J-515-ANCE-2014.

Official source

Safety

Serbia

12/24/2021

Serbia — Ministry of Economy published the new approach of conducting product conformity assessment

On Dec. 24, 2021, the Ministry of Economy published the Decree on the Manner of Conducting Conformity Assessment and Certificate of Conformity to harmonize conformity assessment practices with the European Union. This Decree shall enter into force on the eighth day from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia and shall apply from May 1, 2022.

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Safety

Brazil

12/28/2021

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria 499:2021 consolidated the technical quality regulations and conformity assessment requirements for metal pots

On Dec. 28, 2021, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 499, of Dec. 20, 2021, approving the consolidated technical quality regulations and conformity assessment requirements for metal pots effective Jan. 3, 2022.

This Portaria harmonized the concepts and resolve technical doubts regarding the certification process of the regulatory measure for metal pots, instituted by INMETRO Portarias No. 398:2012 and No. 419:2012, complemented by INMETRO Portaria No. 21:2016.

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Safety

Brazil

12/28/2021

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria No. 500/2021 consolidated technical regulation for electromagnetic ballasts for tubular fluorescent lamps

On Dec. 28, 2021, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 500, of Dec. 20, 2021, approving the consolidated technical regulation for electromagnetic ballasts for tubular fluorescent lamps effective Jan. 3, 2022. This is in response to a decree allowing for the evaluation and consolidation of normative acts.

Official source

Safety

Turkey

12/31/2021

Turkey — Ministry of Commerce inspection of imported goods according to relevant standards

On Dec. 31, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce published the Communiqué on

Control of Conformity with Standards in Imports (Product Safety and Inspection: 2022/1) effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Chile

1/5/2022

Chile — product safety analysis and/or testing protocols for electrical and fuels revised in 2021

On Jan. 5, 2022, the Official Gazette of Chile released a publication regarding the Product safety analysis and/or testing protocols for electrical and fuels year revised in 2021 released by the Ministry of Energy

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Safety

South Korea

1/6/2022

South Korea, KC Safety — KATS published revision notice of three types of electrical appliance safety standards (No. 2021-0686); washing machines, skin and hair care appliances, electric fans

On Jan. 6, 2022, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published notice number 2021-0686 regarding the revision of the following electrical appliance safety standards:

  • KC 60335-2-7 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines
  • KC 60335-2-23 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-23: Particular requirements for skin or hair care
  • KC 60335-2-80 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Part 2-80: Particular requirements for fans

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Safety

Brazil

1/10/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria No. 4/2022 consolidated the conformity assessment requirements for conventional electronic time recorder (REP-C)

On Jan. 10, 2022, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 4, of Jan. 4, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for conventional electronic time recorder (REP-C) effective Feb. 1, 2022.

This Portaria established the criteria and procedures for evaluating the conformity for the conventional electronic time recorder (REP-C), through the certification mechanism, aiming at the faithful recording of the point markings made and preserving the inviolability of the equipment.

Official source

Safety

Brazil

1/19/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Published Portaria No. 9/2022 approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for plug and socket adapters

On Jan. 19, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 9, of Jan. 17, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for plug and socket adapters effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety

Global

1/25/2022

International — IEC released a new safety standard for electrical endurance qualification procedures for form-wound windings of rotating electrical machines (IEC 60034-18-32:2022)

On Jan. 25, 2022, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released a new standard IEC 60034-18-32:2022.

The standard deals with the electrical endurance qualification procedures for form-wound winding of rotating electrical machines.

Official source

Safety

Philippines

1/25/2022

The Philippines — DTI-BPS announced new PNS on lamp controlgear and double-capped fluorescent lamps

On Jan. 25, 2022, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informed concerned sectors that the following standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

  • PNS IEC 61195:2021 with AMD1:2021 Double-capped fluorescent lamps - Safety specifications (IEC Published 2021)

This standard canceled and replaced PNS IEC 61195:2017 (IEC Published 1999).

  • PNS IEC 61347-2-3:2021 Lamp control gear - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for a.c. and/or d.c. supplied electronic control 0gear for fluorescent lamps (IEC Published 2016)

This standard canceled and replaced PNS IEC 61347-2-3:2017 (IEC Published 2011).

  • PNS IEC 61347-2-8:2021 Lamp control gear - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for ballasts for fluorescent lamps (IEC Published 2006)

This standard canceled and replaced PNS IEC 61347-2-8:2017 (IEC Published 2000).

Official source

Safety

South Korea

1/26/2022

South Korea, Safety — KTC newsletter (January 2022)

KTC published a newsletter that included the following updates:

  • Application form update
  • 62368 version alignments of internal SMPS and end products
  • Modification from K 60950 to KC 62368
  • Rules for interchangeable components
  • New KTC GMA team manager

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

GCC

1/31/2022

GSO updated the webpage "List of Harmonized Standards" to confirm the implementation procedure for IEC 60335-1:2020 ed. 6

GSO updated the webpage "Harmonized standards — standards requirements of GSO technical regulations" in its section regarding low voltage electrical equipment and appliances.

The list, constantly updated based on the new IEC standards publication, now includes a note to clarify the implementation of the IEC 60335-1:2020 ed. 6.

The transition period for the mandatory implementation is not indicated as a fixed date, but it has to be determined considering the IEC 60335-2-x part 2 applied in conjunction.

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Safety, EMC

Serbia

12/31/2021

Serbia — Cessation of Serbian CoC issuance for products subject to technical regulations of LVD, EMC, and safety of machinery takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022

On Dec. 31, 2021, the Ministry of Economy notified the designated conformity assessment bodies for products subject to the LVD, EMC, and Safety of Machinery Regulations that the issuing of the Serbian Certificate of Conformity (CoC) will cease on Jan. 1, 2022.

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Safety, EMC

India

1/26/2022

India — certification scheme issued for unmanned aircraft systems

On Jan. 26, 2022, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), India issued certification scheme for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), e.g., drones. This certification scheme has been released in accordance with the Drone Rules, 2021, issued by the Ministry in August 2021. All UAS under the scope of the scheme need to get a type certificate from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) before operation in India.

Official source

Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency

Turkey

12/31/2021

Turkey — The Turkish Ministry of Trade published Communiqué on Import Control of Consumer Goods (Product Safety and Inspection: 2022/09)

On Dec. 31, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce published the Communiqué on import inspection of some products required to carry CE mark (Product Safety and Inspection: 2022/9.)

The purpose of this Communiqué is to regulate the procedures and principles regarding the inspection of the conformity of the imported products, which are within the scope of the regulations in Annex-1 and specified in Annex-2. This Communiqué is effective from Jan. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

1/6/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Rectifies Portaria No. 332/2021 — conformity assessment requirements for refrigerators

On Jan. 6, 2022, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published the rectification in INMETRO Portaria No. 332 of Aug. 2, 2021, published in the Official Gazette of Aug. 4, 2021, section 1, pages 134 to 146, in Annex II and in ANNEX III - figure 2, note 1 and 2.

Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency,  

Brazil

1/11/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Rectifies Portaria No. 299/2021 consolidated conformity assessment requirements for electric fans

On Jan. 11, 2022, National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (INMETRO) published the Rectification INMETRO Portaria No. 299, of July 9, 2021, which approved the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for table, wall, pedestal, and air circulators.

Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency,  

Brazil

1/17/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria No. 18/2022 approved the conformity assessment requirements for high-pressure sodium vapor lamps

On Jan. 17, 2022, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 18, of Jan. 14, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for high-pressure sodium vapor lamps effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency, EMC

Israel

1/3/2022

Israel — MEI published a list of standards for public consultation

On Jan. 3, 2022, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) opened public consultation for a list of standards, including electrical and electronic products.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 2, 2022.

Official source

Safety, Energy Efficiency, Performance

Suriname

1/11/2022

Suriname issues the draft standard DNS SSB ISO 5151:2017 non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps — Testing and rating for performance

On Jan. 11, 2022, the Suriname Standards Bureau (SSB) published the draft standard DNS SSB ISO 5151:2017 Non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps — testing and rating for performance.

This standard is available for public comment from Jan. 7 to March 4, 2022, online via the following link: DNS SSB ISO 5151:2017

For any questions, please contact Mr. Tanwir Hassankhan (Head of Standards Development) by telephone, +597 499928, or by email, [email protected]

Official source

Safety, Performance, Energy Efficiency  

Brazil

1/17/2022

Brazil — INMETRO Portaria 17/2022 approves the consolidated conformity assessment requirements for compact fluorescent lamps with base integrated ballast

On Jan. 17, 2022, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria No. 17 of Jan. 14, 2022, approving the consolidated conformity assessment requirements (RAC) for compact fluorescent lamps with base integrated ballast effective Feb. 1, 2022.

Official source

Safety, RoHS, Chemicals

United Arab Emirates

12/30/2021

UAE — Emirates Quality mark new procedures

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in the United Arab Emirates issued a notification regarding some updates on the implementation of the Emirates Quality mark (EQM) as part of the initiatives to support the industrial sector in the UAE.

Starting from Jan. 1, 2022, the following initiatives will be implemented:

  • Multiple numbers of factories in one certification per standard for all scopes
  • Continue conducting remote assessments by notified bodies and MoIAT based on request and pandemic situation, subject to MoIAT approval and sharing to assessment details for the purpose of monitoring and attendance
  • EQM testing requirements:
    • For the mandatory EQM (regulated products): 50% of required tests to be from an accredited laboratory, 50% can be from an internal test
    • For the voluntary EQM (regulated products): 30% of required tests to be from an accredited laboratory, 70% can be from an internal test
    • For the voluntary EQM (non-regulated products): 100% of required test can be an internal test based on product risk assessment

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Wireless

Indonesia

12/5/2021

Indonesia SDPPI published update on certification process

On Dec. 5, 2021, Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI), published Order No. 877/DJSDPPI.5/SP.04.09/12/2021 approving the certification application of telecommunication tools and/or equipment through the implementation of risk-based business license.

Official source

Wireless

Macedonia

12/10/2021

Macedonia AEK published technical requirements for license-exempt bands

On Dec. 10, 2021, Macedonia Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK) published “the Rulebook on Radio Frequencies that can be used without Radio Frequency Approval.”

Official source

Wireless

Benin

12/20/2021

Benin ARCEP updates procedure and conditions for the approval of radio and telecom equipment

On Dec. 20, 2021, Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and the Post (ARCEP) published Decision No. 2021-360 ARCEP/PT/SE/DCT/ DJPC/DAR/GU fixing the approval procedure for equipment, national and international laboratories and the conditions for recognition of standards and technical specifications in the Republic of Benin.

The decision contains the process to follow when seeking type approval, including documentation and sample requirements. It also contains conditions of approval.

The decision covers the approval of any installer of radio stations or wired telecommunications network equipment as well.

Official source

Wireless

Vanuatu

12/21/2021

Vanuatu — TRBR published proposed spectrum for IMT 2020 (5G)

On Dec. 21, 2021, the Vanuatu Telecommunication Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) published the Propose Spectrum Identified for IMT 2020 (5G) In Vanuatu. This document outlines the potential frequency bands identified for 5G use in the country.

Official source

Wireless

Peru

12/21/2021

Peru MTC opened public consultation for cellular devices with FM radio

On Dec. 21, 2021, Peru Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) opened a public consultation for the Ministerial Resolution that establishes the obligation to keep active the reception functionality of the sound broadcasting service in the Modulated Frequency (FM) band on cell phones (Ministerial Resolution No. 1328-2021-MTC/01.03).

Comments were accepted until Jan. 31, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Chile

12/22/2021

Chile SUBTEL opened public consultation of 3400-3600 MHz spectrum reorganization

On Dec. 22, 2021, Chile Under Secretariat for Telecommunications (SUBTEL) opened a public consultation of spectrum reorganization in band 3400MHz to 3600MHz.

Official source

Wireless

South Africa

12/24/2021

South Africa ICASA published an amendment to the radio frequency spectrum regulations 2015

On Dec. 24, 2021, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published "Amendment to The Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations, 2015" (Notice 737 of 2021).

The published document updated Annex B of the original document, which lists the license-exempt frequency bands and technical requirements for operation.

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

12/27/2021

Mexico — modification to the conformity assessment procedure (PEC) for telecommunications and broadcasting

On Dec. 27, 2021, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published the modified conformity assessment procedure in matters of telecommunications and broadcasting.

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

12/29/2021

Mexico — new guidelines for homologation procedures

On Dec. 29, 2021, the Mexico Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) published "Guidelines for the approval of products, equipment, devices or devices intended for telecommunications or broadcasting."

Official source

Wireless

Argentina

12/30/2021

Argentina — ENACOM identified suitable IMT bands for state-of-the-art technologies, including 5G

On Dec. 30, 2021, The National Communications Entity (ENACOM), issued Resolution RESOL-2021-2199-APN-ENACOM # JGM, which identifies suitable frequency bands for the implementation and deployment of services of the mobile

communication that uses state-of-the-art technologies, including 5G in Argentina.

 Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

12/31/2021

Vietnam — MIC published QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT — Technical regulation on radio access part of hybrid 5G mobile communication terminals

On Dec. 31, 2021, Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published "Circular 28/2021/TT-BTTTT" promulgating the "QCVN 129: 2021/BTTTT - National Technical Regulation on Hybrid 5G Mobile Communication Network Terminal Equipment - Radio Access Part."

Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

12/31/2021

Vietnam — MIC published the band planning of 2300-2400 MHz band for IMT

On Dec. 31, 2021, Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular No. 29/2021/TT-BTTTT, "Band planning 2300-2400 MHz for Vietnam's IMT mobile communication system.”

Official source

Wireless

Argentina

1/3/2022

Argentina — ENACOM accredited local test laboratory to test cellular user terminals

On Jan. 3, 2022, National Communications Entity (ENACOM), published Resolution 2/2022 granting accreditation to Lenor SRL laboratory to test cellular devices.

Official source

Wireless

Canada

1/4/2022

Canada — ISED issued notice on the alternate measurement procedures for measuring TRP

On Jan. 4, 2022, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, issued notice 2020- DRS0014, which provided the alternate measurement procedure to demonstrate compliance with the total radiated power (TRP) limits.

Official source

Wireless

Hong Kong

1/7/2022

Hong Kong — OFCA released new type acceptance criteria for cellular devices

On Jan. 7, 2022, the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) released the following type acceptance criteria:

  • TAC 002 Issue 2 Type Acceptance Criteria for User Equipment for Use in Public Mobile Communications Services Employing CDMA Direct Spread (UTRA FDD) and/or Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Operating in the 850 MHz Band
  • TAC 007 issue 3 Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio Base Station Equipment Operating Below 6 GHz Band
  • TAC 008 issue 3 Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio User Equipment Operating Below 6 GHz Band
  • TAC 009 issue 3 Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio User Equipment for Interworking Operation with Other Radios
  • TAC 010 issue 2 Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G NR, E-UTRA, UTRA and GSM/EDGE Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Base Station Equipment Operating Below 6 GHz
  • TAC 011 issue 2 Type Acceptance Criteria for Active Antenna System (AAS) Base Station Equipment Operating Below 6 GHz

Type acceptance criteria are the technical standards used for certifying the equipment if there's no relevant HKCA specification published yet.

Official source

Wireless

Saudi Arabia

1/9/2022

Saudi Arabia — CITC published WLAN regulations

On Jan. 9, 2022, Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published "WLAN Regulation," which covers regulations for the use of WLAN frequency bands in the Kingdom for sharing with other non-WLAN services and applications.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

1/11/2022

Brazil — Anatel approved test procedure for the conformity assessment of restricted radiation radiocommunication equipment

On Jan. 11, 2022, National Telecommunications Agency

(Anatel) published Annex to Act No. 237 approving the test procedures for assessing the conformity of restricted radiation radiocommunication equipment.

This procedure defined the test methods applicable in the assessment of the technical conformity of restricted radiation radiocommunication equipment, and established the minimum requirements necessary for the standardization of methods, instruments and facilities used in the laboratory environment to perform the tests.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

1/17/2022

Brazil — Anatel published updated technical requirements for the assessment of conformity of restricted radiation radiocommunication equipment

On Jan. 17, 2022, National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 423, approving the technical requirements for the assessment of conformity of restricted radiation radiocommunication equipment. Act No. 423 made changes on the current Act 14448 from Anatel.

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

1/19/2022

Malaysia — MCMC published class assignment No.1 of 2022

On Jan. 19, 2022, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published "Class Assignment No.1 of 2022." This document sets the conditions for wireless devices to operate without individual authorizations and licenses.

Official source

Wireless

Bangladesh

1/20/2022

Bangladesh — BTRC opened a public consultation on the additional condition for licensees to implement 5G

On Jan. 20, 2022, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, released Memorandum No. 14.32.0000.500-01.001.18.001.24 regarding public opinion on the additional conditions of cellular mobile phone services operator license guidelines for the implementation of 5G in Bangladesh.

Comments were submitted until Jan. 25, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Singapore

1/21/2022

Singapore — IMDA published “Spectrum Management Handbook”

On Jan. 21, 2022, Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority published “Spectrum Management Handbook” (Issue 1 Rev 2.14 — January 2022), which was an update to “Spectrum Management Handbook” (Issue 1 Rev 2.13 — August 2021).

Official source

Wireless

Canada

12/23/2022

Canada — ISED opened public consultation for draft assessment procedure for equipment operating from 3 kHz to 10 MHz

On Dec. 23, 2022, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened a public consultation for the draft technical requirements and assessment procedures for demonstrating compliance of radio apparatus with the radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits outlined in RSS-102 from 3 kHz to 10 MHz.

Comments are accepted until March 14, 2022, and can be submitted online using the Standard Change Request or by email: consultationradiostandards-[email protected]

Official source

Wireless, EMC

Ukraine

12/29/2021

Ukraine published the methodology for calculating the electromagnetic compatibility of 5G mobile communication in 703-733 MHz and 758-788 MHz frequency bands

On Dec. 29, 2021, State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine published Order No. 769 approving the methodology for calculating the electromagnetic compatibility of radio electronic means of special users and radio electronic means of mobile communication of fifth generation (5G) in the bands 703-733 MHz and 758-788 MHz.

Official source

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February 2022 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Cyber Security

United Kingdom

11/24/2021

UK DCMS Published the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill

On Nov.24, 2021, the United Kingdom Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, which aims to protect users against potential harm from unsafe consumer connected products.

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

United Kingdom

11/17/2021

United Kingdom Legislation Released Statutory Instrument for the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2021

On Nov.15, 2021, Statutory Instrument No. 1273 was made and laid on Nov. 17, 2021.

This SI was released to amend certain product safety and metrology legislation so that it will work fully as intended.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Mexico

12/23/2021

UL Mexico CO Energy Efficiency Accreditation Expansion

On Dec. 11, 2021, The Mexican Accreditation Entity granted UL Mexico CO the accreditation expansion for Energy Efficiency programs.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/13/2021

USA DOE Released Notification of Proposed Rule for the Backstop Requirement of General Service Lamps

On Dec. 13,2021, US Department of Energy issued a notification of proposed rule and ask for comments regarding the Backstop Requirement for General Service Lamps.

Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before Jan. 27, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

12/13/2021

United Kingdom Implemented Measure for the Ecodesign and Energy Information of Solid Fuel Local Space Heaters

In Sept. 2021, The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021 was amended and one of the changes is the inclusion of solid fuel local space heaters in the energy-related products which are set out in Schedule 1.

From Jan. 01, 2022 Specific ecodesign and product information requirements for solid fuel local space heaters will apply.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Cuba

11/8/2021

Cuba Published Procedure to Assess the Energy Efficiency of Energy Use and Generation Equipment With Renewable Sources That Are Imported, Manufactured, Assembly and Market in the Country

On Nov. 8, 2021, the procedure to assess the energy efficiency, safety and tropicalization for the equipment that are imported, manufactured, assembly and market in the country has been published.

The purpose of this procedure is to establish the regulations to process the approval and import authorization permits, in order to assess the energy efficiency, safety and tropicalization of the equipment for the final use of energy and degeneration with renewable sources that are imported, manufactured, assembled and marketed in the country.

This procedure is applicable to legal persons authorized to import, manufacture, assemble and commercialize equipment for the final use of energy and generation with renewable sources in the national territory.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/9/2021

USA DOE Released Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of Air-Cooled, Three-Phase, Small Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment

On Dec. 9, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) released Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment for the 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.

DOE will hold a webinar on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Comments can be submitted until Feb. 7, 2022, through this email address: [email protected]

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

12/10/2021

Ukraine Issues a Draft Order on Approval of Technical Regulations for Energy Labeling of Energy Consumer Products

On Dec. 10, 2021, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine has released a draft order on approval of technical regulations for energy labeling of energy-related products.

The deadline of comments and suggestions from individuals and legal entities, their associations is within 1 month from the date of publication of the regulatory act on the web portal www.saee.gov.ua and https://mpe.kmu.gov.ua/ in electronic form to the e-mail address [email protected] and to the address of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine: 01011, Kyiv, st. Arsenalna, 9/11, tel. 254-56- 73, e-mail: [email protected]

This regulation shall enter into force on Aug. 1, 2023.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

12/7/2021

USA DOE Released Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure for Ceiling Fans

On Dec. 07, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) released Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments for the Test Procedure for Ceiling Fans.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal no later than Feb. 7, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

12/6/2021

Costa Rica Published Draft Energy Efficiency Regulation RTCR 503: 2021 for Food Service Equipment

On Aug. 31, 2021, the draft regulation RTCR 503: 2021 has been published. RTCR 503: 2021 - Electrical Products. Kitchens, templates, hobs, induction templates and electric ovens for home use: Energy efficiency requirements.

These Technical Regulations will enter into force 18 months after their publication in the Official Gazette/La Gaceta.Final date of comments is on Sept. 14, 2021. Send comment to: MEIC-Tramites

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Chile

11/30/2021

Chile SEC Released Draft Protocol for Updating the Energy Efficiency Performance Certification Procedure for Domestic Refrigeration Appliances and Similar

On Nov. 30, 2021, Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) released the draft protocol PE Nº1/17/:2021 for the Energy Efficiency Performance certification procedure for domestic refrigeration appliances and similar.

This protocol still drafts without effect and once approved will replace PE No. 1/17/2: 2015.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Philippines

12/3/2021

Philippines DOE Announced the Launching Of PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Refrigerating Appliances, Air Conditioning Units(Acus) and Television Sets

On Dec. 3, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE) informed all stakeholders that the Philippine Energy Labelling Program (PELP) Product Registration Platform for Refrigerating appliances, Air Conditioning Units (ACUs) and Television sets will commence on Jan. 3, 2022.

All Importers, Manufacturers and Distributors of Refrigerating Appliances, Air Conditioners and Television Sets are enjoined to register starting on the said date through the PELP Online Registration portal using the link: https://pelp.doe.gov.ph.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

11/29/2021

Taiwan BOE Announced the voluntary EE Saving Label Requirements for Freezers

On Nov. 29, 2021, The Bureau of Energy (BOE) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published the Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified Freezerswhich shall become effective from Dec. 1, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Turkey

11/30/2021

Turkey Opened Public Consultation on Draft Communiqué on the Ecodesign and Energy Labeling of Local Space Heaters and Solid Fuel Burners

On Nov. 30, 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Technology through the regular notification in the World Trade Organization (WTO), announced the public consultation of the following draft Communiqués:

  • Draft Communique on the Ecodesign Requirements for Solid Fuel Boilers (2015/1189/EU) (SGM:2021/...)
  • Draft Communique on the Energy Labelling of Solid Fuel Boilers and Packages of a Solid Fuel Boiler, Supplementary Heaters, Temperature Controls and Solar Devices (2015/1187/EU) (SGM: 2021/…)
  • Draft Communique on the Energy Labelling of Local Space Heaters (2015/1186/EU) (SGM:2021/…)
  • Draft Communique on the Ecodesign Requirements for Solid Fuel Local Space Heaters (2015/1185/EU) (SGM:2021/…)
  • Draft Communique on the Ecodesign Requirements for Local Space Heaters (2015/1188/EU) (Sgm:2021/…)

Interested parties can send their comments through Turkey WTO TBT Enquiry Point, Email: [email protected] until Dec. 10, 2021. The relevant legislation will be put into effect within the scope of harmonization with the EU legislation.

Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/29/2021

India BEE Extended Validity of STAR Labelling Program for LPG Stoves

On Nov. 29, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has extended the validity of existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for LPG Stoves under voluntary regime until Dec. 31, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/26/2021

India BEE Extended Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Solar Water Heater

On Nov. 26, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has extended the validity of existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for Solar Water Heater under voluntary regime until Dec. 31, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

11/23/2021

USA DOE Released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comment for the Test Procedure of Battery Chargers

On Nov. 23, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) released a Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment for the Test Procedure for Battery Chargers.

DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this proposal no later than Jan. 24, 2022. DOE will also hold a webinar on Dec. 15, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

11/23/2021

USA DOE Released the Final Determination for the Energy Conservation Standards for Direct Heating Equipment

On Nov. 23, 2021, Department of Energy (DOE) released the Final Determination of the Energy Conservation Standards for Direct Heating Equipment.

The effective date of this final determination is Dec. 23, 2021.

Official source

Performance

Global

11/29/2021

International IEC Released New Performance Standard for Electrically Operated Toothbrushes

On Nov. 29, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 63174:2021.

This standard deals with Methods of Measuring Performance of Electrically operated toothbrushes.

Official source

Performance, Safety

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 50632-2-11:2016/A1:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standard EN 50632-2-11:2016/A1:2021 has been published.

EN 50632-2-11:2016/A1:2021 - Electric motor-operated tools - Dust measurement procedure - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for jig and sabre saws.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard in on 2024-12-07.

Official source

Product Recycling, Reparability Index, RoHS

France

10/24/2021

France Developed Draft Decree for Consumer Information on the Environmental Qualities and Characteristics of Waste-Generating Products

The Ministry of Ecological Transition of France released the draft for the 'Decree on consumer information about the environmental qualities and characteristics of waste-generating products'. This serves as the implementation of the obligation laid down in Article L. 541-9-1 of the Environmental Code relating to consumer information on the environmental qualities and characteristics of waste-generating products.

According to the rules of Article L. 541-9-1 of the Environmental Code, producers and importers of products shall provide proper information to consumers, of the environmental qualities and characteristics of waste-generating products including the incorporation of recycled material, the use of renewable resources, sustainability, compostability, reparability, possibilities for re-use, recyclability, the presence of hazardous substances, precious metals or rare earth metals, traceability and the presence of plastic microfibers (depending on product).

Comments are accepted until Jan. 5, 2022, on the TRIS website.

Official source

REACH

USA

10/6/2021

USA California Bans PFAS in Plant-based Food Packaging: Cookware

Assembly Bill 1200 was signed last Oct. 5, 2021 which prohibits any person to distribute, sell, or offer for sale in the state any food packaging that contains regulated perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS.

Official source

REACH, Product Recycling

EU

11/30/2021

Europe Published Measures to Reduce Microplastics Pollution and Its Impact on the Environment

On Nov. 30, 2021, European Commission (EC) published the measures to reduce its impact of microplastics pollution on the environment.

Feedback period is open from Nov. 30, 2021 to  Dec. 28, 2021.

Official source

Reparability Index

Canada

11/18/2021

Canada SCC Opened Public Consultation for the Design of Reparability to Support Reuse and Waste Reduction

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is currently developing R115: Design for Reparability to Support Reuse and Waste Reduction. The standard aims to Designing for, and making, repairability options easily accessible to facilitate product life extension and reuse.

Comments are accepted until Dec. 14, 2021, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link: https://www.scc.ca/en/accreditation/sdo- accreditation/canadian-standards-association-operating-csa-group.

Official source

RoHS

Saudi Arabia

12/28/2021

Saudi Arabia UL Approved As a Conformity Assessment Body Under SASO ROHS Technical Regulation

UL certification offices have successfully managed to expand SASO notification scope to include the new SASO ROHS technical regulation “Technical Regulation for Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.”

Official source

RoHS

Saudi Arabia

12/16/2021

Saudi Arabia Notified New Implementation Dates for SASO ROHS Regulation

On Dec. 16, 2021, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has circulated notification regarding the implementation dates for the new technical regulation “Technical Regulation for Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment”.

The implementation of the new regulation has been postponed for a period of six months and this will be implemented gradually.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

RoHS

United Kingdom

12/9/2021

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

On Dec. 8, 2021, Statutory Instrument No. 1395 was made and laid on December 09, 2021.

This SI was released to amend Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation 2021.

Official source

Safety

Saudi Arabia

12/17/2021

Saudi Arabia SASO Published Technical Regulation for Machinery Safety for Lifting Equipment

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published “Technical Regulation for Machinery Safety – Part 3: Lifting Equipment”

Official source

Safety

United Kingdom

12/24/2021

United Kingdom UL International (UK) LTD Become UK Approved Body for Gas Appliances Regulation and Gas Appliances Directive (BED)

United Kingdom - On Dec. 25, 2021, UL International (UK) LTD become UK Approved Body for Gas Appliances Regulation and Gas Appliances Directive (BED) - Gas Appliances (retained EU law EUR 2016/426) as amended by the Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 2018, SI 2018 No 389, as amended and The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010, SI 2010 No. 2617, as amended.

Official source

Safety

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standards EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021, EN IEC 60335-2- 105:2021/A11:2021 and EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021/A1:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standards EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021, EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021/A11:2021 and EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021/A1:2021 have been published.

EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021, EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021/A11:2021 and EN IEC

60335-2-105:2021/A1:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-105: Particular requirements for multifunctional shower cabinets.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021 this standard in on 2024-09-27 and EN IEC 60335-2-105:2021/A11:2021, EN IEC 60335-2-

105:2021/A1:2021 standard is on 2024-12-01.

Official source, Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standards EN 60335-2-54:2008/A2:2021 and EN 60335- 2-54:2008/A12:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standards EN 60335-2-54:2008/A2:2021 and EN 60335-2-54:2008/A12:2021 have been published.

EN 60335-2-54:2008/A2:2021 and EN 60335-2-54:2008/A12:2021 - Household

and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of EN 60335-2-54:2008/A2:2021 his standard in on 2024-12-01 and EN 60335-2-54:2008/A12:2021 standard is on 2024-09-20.

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EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standards EN IEC 60335-2-41:2021 and EN IEC 60335- 2-41:2021/A11:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standards EN IEC 60335-2-41:2021 and EN IEC 60335-2-41:2021/A11:2021 has been published.

EN IEC 60335-2-41:2021 and EN IEC 60335-2-41:2021/A11:2021 - Household

and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for pumps. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard in on 2024-12-24.

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Safety

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 50632-2-4:2016/A1:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standard EN 50632-2-4:2016/A1:2021 has been published.

EN 50632-2-4:2016/A1:2021 - Electric motor-operated tools - Dust measurement procedure - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for sanders other than disk type.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard in on 2024-12-07.

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Safety

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 50632-1:2015/A2:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standard EN 50632-1:2015/A2:2021 has been published.

EN 50632-1:2015/A2:2021 - Electric motor-operated tools - Dust measurement procedure - Part 1: General requirements.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard in on 2024-12-07.

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Safety

India

12/22/2021

India Implemented Timelines Extended for Quality Control Order for Refrigerating Appliances

On Dec. 22, 2021, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India has extended 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, 2023.

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Safety

Ukraine

12/18/2021

Ukraine Approved List of National Standards Related to Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment

On Dec. 18, 2021, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine has published Order No. 1102 which specifies the changes to the list of national standards for the purposes of application of the technical regulation on low-voltage electrical equipment.

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Safety

GCC, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen

12/14/2021

GSO Countries, Gulf Type Examination Certification (G-marking) – Implementation of IEC 60335-2-13 Edition 7

The new edition of IEC 60335-2-13 was published on Dec. 14, 2021. This standard deals with the safety requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances.

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.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 30-1-1:2021

On Dec. 22, 2021, the new standard EN 30-1-1:2021 has been published. EN 30-1-1:2021 - Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-1: Safety – General.

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2024-12-31.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 203-2-4:2021

On Dec. 22, 2021, the new standard EN 203-2-4:2021 has been published. EN 203-2-4:2021 - Gas heated catering equipment - Part 2-4: Specific requirements – Fryers.

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2022-06-30.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 203-2-2:2021

On Dec. 22, 2021, the new standard EN 203-2-1:2021 has been published. EN 203-2-2:2021 - Gas heated catering equipment - Part 2-2: Specific requirements – Ovens.

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2008-12-31.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 203-2-1:2021

On Dec. 22, 2021, the new standard EN 203-2-1:2021 has been published. EN 203-2-1:2021 - Gas heated catering equipment - Part 2-1: Specific requirements - Open burners and wok burners.

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2022-06-30.

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Safety

EU

12/22/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 203-1:2021

On Dec. 22, 2021, the new standard EN 203-1:2021 has been published. EN 203-1:2021 - Gas heated catering equipment - Part 1: General safety requirements.

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2022-06-30.

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Safety

Global

12/15/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Fuse-Links for The Protection of Batteries and Battery Systems

On Dec. 14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60269-7:2021.

It deals with the safety requirements of Low-voltage fuses particular for fuse-links for the protection of batteries and battery systems.

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Safety

Global

12/14/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Insect Killers

On Dec. 14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-59:2021.

It deals with the safety requirements of Household and similar electrical appliances particular for insect killers.

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Safety

Global

12/14/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Floor Treatment Machines and Wet Scrubbing Machines

On Dec. 14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-10:2021.

It deals with the safety requirements of Household and similar electrical appliances particular for floor treatment machines and wet scrubbing machines.

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Safety

Global

12/14/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Cooking Ranges, Ovens, Hobs and Hob Elements

On Dec. 14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-36:2021.

It deals with the safety requirements of Household and similar electrical appliances particular for commercial electric cooking ranges, ovens, hobs and hob elements.

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Safety

Global

12/14/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Kitchen Machines

On Dec. 14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-64:2021.

It deals with the safety requirements of Household and similar electrical appliances particular for commercial electric kitchen machines.

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Safety

Global

12/14/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Deep Fat Fryers, Frying Pans and Similar Appliances

On Dec.14, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-13:2021.

This standard deals with the safety requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances.

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Safety

Mexico

12/14/2021

Mexico SE Released Draft Standard for The Safety and Specification and Test Methods for Indoor and Outdoor Luminaires (PROY-NOM-064-SE-2020)

On Dec. 14, 2021, the draft official Mexican Standard PROY-NOM-064-SE- 2020 was published. This standard deals with the Safety Specifications and Test Methods of Outdoor and Indoor Luminaires.

This new standard will cancel and replace NOM-064-SCFI-2000.

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Safety

Australia

12/14/2021

Australia Issued Temporary Dispensation of The Testing And Certification of DC Isolators Incorporated Into PV Inverters And PCE

On December 14, 2021, regulators issued a statement in response to the current industry expressed concerns regarding dc isolators in inverters and AS/NZS4777.2:2020 affecting the supply chain.

RECS are not permitted to issue a certificate for an inverter to AS/NZS4777.2:2020 based on a supplier’s declaration only. Any certificate must be supported by full evidence of compliance with accredited test reports.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

EU

12/15/2021

Europe Published Proposal for Directive Amending Harmonization Relating to Radio Equipment

On Dec. 15, 2021, the draft of Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending 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 has been published.

Proposed date of entry into force: 20 days from publication in the Official Journal of the EU (The provisions shall apply 24 months later)

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Safety

CB Scheme

12/16/2021

List of Standards Included in the IECEE System in November and December 2021

On November and December 2021, new standards have been included in IECEE system.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

South Korea

12/14/2021

South Korea, KC Safety KATS Announced the Abolition of 62 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Dec. 2021, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published an announcement under notice 2021-0579 on the abolition of 62 electrical appliance safety standards.

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Safety

EU

12/15/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 13862:2021

On Dec. 15, 2021, the new standard EN 13862:2021 has been published. EN 13862:2021 - Floor cutting-off machines – Safety

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2022-06-30.

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Safety

Thailand

12/9/2021

Thailand Released the Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for ADSS (All Dielectric Self Supported) Optical Cables

On Dec. 9, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has issued an announcement via WTO TBT system to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial regulation stipulating that aerial optical cables along electrical power lines — family specification for ADSS (all dielectric self-supported) optical cables — must comply with the standard number TIS 3208-2564.

This ministerial regulation shall come into force after one hundred and eighty days from date of publication in the Government Gazette. The deadline for comments is on Jan. 4, 2022.

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Safety

Thailand

12/9/2021

Thailand Released the Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for Optical Self-Supporting Aerial Telecommunication Cables

On Dec. 9, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) has issued an announcement through WTO TBT system to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial regulation stipulating that outdoor cables - family specification for optical self - supporting aerial telecommunication cables must comply with the standard number TIS 2166-2564.

This ministerial regulation shall come into force after one hundred and eighty days from the date of its publication in the Government Gazette. The deadline for comments is on Jan. 4, 2022.

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Safety

Global

12/13/2021

International IEC Released New Safety Standard for Electric Source for Safety Services (ESSS) Supplied Electronic Control Gear for Emergency Lighting

On Dec. 13, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 61347-2-7:2011+AMD1:2017+AMD2:2021 CSV. This standard deals with the requirements of Electric source for safety services (ESSS) supplied electronic control gear for emergency lighting (self-contained).

This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 61347-1.

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Safety

EU

12/10/2021

Europe Published New Standards EN IEC 60335-2-29:2021/A1:2021

On Dec. 10, 2021, the new standards EN IEC 60335-2-29:2021/A1:2021 has been published.

EN IEC 60335-2-29:2021/A1:2021 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-29 - Particular requirements for battery chargers.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is on 2024-11-15.

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Safety

EU

12/10/2021

Europe Published Amending Directives Regarding Charging of Vehicles for the Use of Certain Infrastructures

On Dec. 10 , 2021, The Statement of the Council’s reasons: Position (EU) No 37/2021 of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 1999/62/EC, 1999/37/EC and (EU) 2019/520, as regards the charging of vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures has been published.

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Safety

EU

12/9/2021

Europe Published Amending Directives Regarding Harmonized Standards for Sewage Treatment Systems, Electrically Operated Bilge Pumps, Builder’s Plate and Maximum Load Capacity of Small Crafts

On Dec. 9, 2021, the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/2173 of Dec. 8, 2021, amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/919 as regards harmonized standards for sewage treatment systems, electrically operated bilge pumps, builder’s plate and maximum load capacity of small crafts has been published.

Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/919 is amended as follows:

  1. Annex I is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Decision.
  2. Annex II is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Decision.

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Safety

Oman

11/24/2021

Oman Released Technical Regulation on Conformity Assessment

On Nov. 24, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion published the Ministerial Resolution no. 190/2021, issuing a new technical regulation on conformity assessment system. The aim is to verify that products imported in Oman are in compliance with the safety requirements.

This shall be published in the Official Gazette and come into force after (6) six months from the date of its publication.

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Safety

Canada

12/1/2021

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is currently reviewing standard C22.2 NO. 1993-17 Self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters.

Comments are accepted until Jan. 4, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link: https://www.scc.ca/en/accreditation/sdo- accreditation/canadian-standards-association-operating-csa-group

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Safety

United Arab Emirates

11/21/2021

UAE ECAS - UL Middle East CO Accredited for Laser Products

UL certification office in Middle East has successfully managed to expand its accreditation scope to include laser products regulated under Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS).

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Canada

12/1/2021

Canada SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Electrically Heated Bedding Appliances for Household Use

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is currently reviewing standard C22.2 NO.101-17 Electrically heated bedding appliances for household use.

Comments are accepted until April 1, 2022, and can be submitted through the contacts on this link: https://www.scc.ca/en/accreditation/sdo- accreditation/canadian-standards-association-operating-csa-group

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Safety

India

12/8/2021

India Implemented Timelines Extended for Quality Control Order for Air Conditioners and Related Parts

On Dec. 8, 2021, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India has extended the timelines of implementation of Quality Control Order for Air Conditioners and its related parts for one year. This Quality Control Order will now be implemented with effect from Jan. 1, 2023.

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Safety

South Korea

12/6/2021

South Korea, Kc Safety Kats Opened Public Consultation for the Revision of Annex 72 Of Safety Standards for Household Goods Subject to Safety Confirmation (Electric Board)

On Dec. 6, 2021, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened public consultation under notice 2021-0369 the revision of “Safety standards for household products subject to safety confirmation Annex 72 (electric board).”

Comments are accepted until Feb. 4, 2022, and can be submitted to [email protected]

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Safety

Uruguay

12/3/2021

Uruguay Released Draft Decree on Regulations for Electrical Connectors Used in Electric Vehicles

On Dec. 3, 2021, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining has published a draft decree on regulations for electrical connectors used in electric vehicles.

Consultations and opinions should be sent to: [email protected]; Subject: Decree of electrical connectors; and deadline for shipping: Dec. 17, 2021.

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Safety

Chile

11/29/2021

MRA Agreement Approved Between UL Brazil Lab and LENOR Chile

On Nov. 29, 2021, Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published the MRA approval between UL Testtech Brazil lab and LENOR Chile, for the acceptance of test reports issued by this UL lab in order to obtain Chilean certification with our partner CO LENOR Chile.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Global

12/6/2021

International Iec Released New Safety Standard for Luminaires for Emergency Lighting

On Dec. 6, 2021, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60598-2-22:2021.

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Safety

EU

12/3/2021

Europe Published New Standard En Iec 63013:2019/A1:2021

On Dec. 3, 2021, the new standard EN IEC 63013:2019/A1:2021 has been published.

EN IEC 63013:2019/A1:2021 - LED packages - Long-term luminous and radiant flux maintenance projection.

The Date of Withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is on 2024-11-30.

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Safety

EU

12/3/2021

Europe Published New Standard En Iec 60891:2021

On Dec. 3, 2021, the new standard EN IEC 60891:2021 has been published. EN IEC 60891:2021 - Photovoltaic devices - Procedures for temperature and irradiance corrections to measured I-V characteristics.

The Date of Withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is on 2024-12-01.

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Safety

EU

12/3/2021

Europe Published New Standard En Iec 60730-2-14:2019/A2:2021

On Dec. 3, 2021, the new standard EN IEC 60730-2-14:2019/A2:2021 has been published.

EN IEC 60730-2-14:2019/A2:2021 - Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for electric actuators.

The Date of Withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is on 2024-11-26.

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Safety

EU

12/3/2021

Europe Published New Standard En Iec 60730-2-8:2020/A1:2021

On Dec. 3, 2021, the new standard EN IEC 60730-2-8:2020/A1:2021 has been published.

EN IEC 60730-2-8:2020/A1:2021 - Automatic electrical controls - Part 2-8: Particular requirements for electrically operated water valves, including mechanical requirements.

The Date of Withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is on 2024-11-29.

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Safety

Uzbekistan

12/1/2021

Uzbekistan ASL BELGISI Implemented Mandatory Labeling of Household Appliances

From Dec. 1, 2021, the State Tax Committee of the Republic of

Uzbekistan implemented the mandatory digital identification code to be placed on household appliances labels. The first products impacted are refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, TVs and monitors in accordance to the Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 322 of May 20, 2021, “On measures to implement pilot projects to expand the list of goods subject to mandatory digital marking.”

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Safety

Costa Rica

11/12/2021

Costa Rica – Equivalency Declared Between Rtcr 497:2018 And En 60947-2 For: Low Voltage Switchgear and Control Gear

On Nov. 12, 2021 the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce published the resolution N° DM-062-2021 which established the equivalency between RTCR 497: 2018 - Electrical Materials. Thermomagnetic boards and circuit breakers, general purpose switches, receptacles, plugs and cord connectors, to be used with voltages up to 1000 v. specifications and EN 60947-2. Low-Voltage Switchgear and Control gear - part 2: Circuit-Breakers.

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Safety

Brazil

10/28/2021

Brazil INMETRO Approved the Consolidated Technical Regulation of Low Voltage Fuses

On Oct. 28, 2021, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published Portaria 444:2021 “Approves the Technical Regulation for Plug-Type Fuses and Cardboard Cartridge-Type Fuses – Consolidated” effective on Nov. 1st, 2021.

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Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS

Taiwan

11/17/2021

Taiwan BSMI Certification Requires MEPS for Microwave Ovens

On Nov.17, 2021, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) published and implemented the amendment of “Legal Inspection Requirements for Microwave Ovens” to include the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) in the BSMI certification requirements.

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Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS

Taiwan

11/16/2021

Taiwan BSMI Certification Requires MEPS and Energy Efficiency Rating Labeling for Air Cleaning Appliances

On Nov.16, 2021, Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published and implemented the amendment of “Legal Inspection Requirements for Air-cleaning Appliances” to include the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) and Energy Efficiency Rating Labeling in the BSMI certification requirement.

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Safety, EMC, RoHS

Taiwan

11/1/2021

Taiwan BSMI Proposes Amendment of the BSMI Certification Requirements for Electric Pencil Sharpeners and 21 Other Commodities

On Nov. 1, 2021, Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published the draft amendment of the “Legal Inspection Requirements for Electric Pencil Sharpeners and 21 Other Commodities” to align electrical safety and EMC standards with international standards.

In addition, CNS 15598-1:2020 was also revised to meet the ratification requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury to address the threat to human health and the environment.

For the video recording or reproducing apparatus, the standard to be adopted contains volume limits requirements to protect consumers from hearing loss. Rechargeable electric pencil sharpeners are added to the product scope for legal inspection.

Proposed date of implementation: January 1, 2024. Any comments or suggestions can send through email address:[email protected]

Public Consultation End Date: Jan. 3, 2022

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Safety, Energy Efficiency

Philippines

12/1/2021

Philippines DTI-BPS announced New PNS on Safety and Performance of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances

On Dec. 1, 2021, the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) informs concerned sectors that the following standards have been promulgated as Philippine National Standards (PNS):

  • PNS IEC 60335-2-7:2021 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines. This standard cancels and replaces PNS IEC 60335-2-7:2018 (IEC published 2016).
  • PNS IEC 60335-2-7:2021 deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use, that are intended for washing clothes and textiles, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. It also deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use employing an electrolyte instead of detergent.
  • PNS IEC 62301:2021 Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power, specifies methods of measurement of electrical power consumption in standby mode(s) and other low power modes (off mode and network mode), as applicable.

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Safety, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

11/23/2021

Brazil INMETRO Approved Consolidated Conformity Assessment Requirements for Ceiling Fans

On Nov. 23, 2021, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published the Portaria 465:2021 - “Approves the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Ceiling Fans – Consolidated” which enters into force on Dec. 1st, 2021.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 50632-2-22:2015/A1:2021

On Dec. 24, 2021, the new standard EN 50632-2-22:2015/A1:2021 has been published.

EN 50632-2-22:2015/A1:2021 - Electric motor-operated tools - Dust measurement procedure - Part 2-22: Particular requirements for cut-off machines and wall chasers.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard in on 2024-12-07.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/24/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN 50632-2-3:2016/A1:2021

On Dec.24, 2021, the new standard EN 50632-2-3:2016/A1:2021 has been published.

EN 50632-2-3:2016/A1:2021 - Electric motor-operated tools - Dust measurement procedure - Part 2-3: Particular requirements for concrete grinders and disk-type sanders.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard in on 2024-12-07.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/15/2021

Europe Published New Standard EN Iso 22867:2021

On Dec. 15, 2021, the new standard EN ISO 22867:2021 has been published.

EN ISO 22867:2021 - Forestry and gardening machinery - Vibration test code for portable hand-held machines with internal combustion engine - Vibration at the handles.

The date of withdrawal of this standard is on 2022-06-30.

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Safety, Performance

EU

12/7/2021

Europe CEN And CENELEC Were Requested to Draft Standards Regarding Safety, Performance and Sustainability Requirements for Batteries

On Dec. 7, 2021, the Commission Implementing Decision of Dec. 7, 2021, on a standardization request to the European standardization organizations as regards performance, safety and sustainability requirements for batteries has been published.

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) are requested to draft new European standards listed in Annex I by the deadlines set in that Annex.

The standards referred to in the first paragraph shall meet the requirements set out in Annex II.

Deadline for the adoption is on Dec. 7, 2025.

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Safety, Performance, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

12/21/2021

Brazil INMETRO Proposed to Amend the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Air Conditioners

On Dec. 21st, 2021, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) published and opened the Public Consultation No.23 of December 14, 2021 regarding the proposal to amend the conformity assessment requirements for air conditioners, approved by Inmetro Portaria 269:2021.

Comments and suggestions must be in the format of the model spreadsheet contained on the pagehttp://www.inmetro.gov.br/legislacao/, and send to the following addresses:

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) Conformity Assessment Board - Dconf

Av. Nossa Senhora das Graças, nº 50 - Building 6 - Xerém CEP 25.250-020 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

or Email: [email protected]

Copy of the model spreadsheet can be requested in the above addresses. End of the public consultation is on Feb. 19, 2022.

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Sanitation

EU

12/7/2021

Europe Published Draft Regulation on Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Intended to Come Into Contact With Foods

On Dec. 7, 2021, the draft of Commission Regulation on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 has been published.

Final date of comments is on May 2, 2022.

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Water Efficiency

Australia, New Zealand

12/21/2021

Australia and New Zealand Published Draft Standard for the Rating and Labelling of Water Efficient Products

On Dec. 21, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand release draft standard DR AS/NZS 6400:2016 Amd 1:2021.

This standard deals with the Rating and Labelling of Water Efficient Products. Closing date for Comments is on Feb. 22, 2022.

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Water Efficiency

China

12/2/2021

China Implemented CWEL Requirement to Showerhead and Water Purifier

On Dec. 2, 2021, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Water Resources and State Administration for Market Regulation announced the extension of China Water Efficiency Label (CWEL) requirement to showerhead and water purifier.

The People’s Republic of China Implementing Water Efficiency Labelling Product Catalog (Third Batch).

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Wireless

India

12/21/2021

India WPC Exempted Additional Spectrum Bands from License Requirements for Inductive Applications

On Dec. 21, 2021, Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing of Ministry of Communications, India has issued “The Use of Very Low Power Radio Frequency Devices or Equipment for Inductive Applications (Exemption from License) Rules, 2021”.

As per these rules, the products operating in the respective frequency ranges and as per the technical specifications as mentioned in the rules will be exempted from any licensing requirements for possession, operations etc., although Equipment Type Approval (ETA) will be required from WPC for such products prior to import, sell or use in India.

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Wireless

Turks & Caicos

10/7/2021

Turks and Caicos Published New National Table of Frequency Allocations

On Oct. 6, 2021, Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission (TCTC) issued a new version of National Table of Frequency Allocations.

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Wireless

India

12/10/2021

India WPC Exempted Short Range Devices Operating in 865-868 MHz Band From License Requirements

On Dec. 10, 2021, Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) Wing of Ministry of Communications, India has issued “The Use of Low Power Equipment in the Frequency Band 865-868 MHz for Short Range Devices (Exemption from License) Rules, 2021”.

As per these rules, the products falling under the scope of the same will be exempted from any licensing requirements for possession, operations etc., although Equipment Type Approval (ETA) will be required from WPC for such products prior to import, sell or use in India.

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Wireless

United Kingdom

12/8/2021

UK DCMS and MNOs issued a joint announcement on the sunsetting of 2G and 3G networks

On Dec. 8, 2021, the United Kingdom Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs) issued a joint announcement on the sunsetting of 2G and 3G networks.

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Wireless

Serbia

12/7/2021

Serbia RATEL Opens Public Consultation for the Frequency Allocation Plan in the 1900-1980 and 2110-2170MHz Bands

On Dec. 7, 2021, Serbia's Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) opened public consultation on the “Rule Book on determining the Radio Frequency Allocation Plan in the radio frequency bands 1900-1980MHz and 2110-2170MHz” which determines the frequency allocation plan for Mobile/Fixed Communication Networks (MFCN) for the provision of public electronic communications services.

Comments are accepted until Dec.28, 2021 and can be submitted to [email protected]

Official source

Wireless

China

12/6/2021

China MIIT Issues Interim Regulation for Automotive Radars

On Dec. 6, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued Notice No. 181 (2021) “Notice of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Issuing the Interim Provisions on the Radio Management of Automotive Radars.” The notice includes technical requirements applicable to Automotive radars.

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

11/26/2021

Malaysia MCMC Announced That Certification of 6GHz Frequency Band for Wi- Fi Is Not Permitted

On Nov. 26, 2021, Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) issued announcement No.: SQASI/CMCS/1/21/0021, stating that of Wi-Fi equipment operating in 6GHz band is not permitted.

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

11/25/2021

Malaysia MCMC Announced Updates on Mandatory Product Marketing Name Information

On Nov. 25, 2021, SIRM QAS released announcement No.: SQASI/CMCS/1/21/0020, about mandatory requirement to declare information of product marketing name upon application submission.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/29/2021

Brazil Anatel Updated the Technical Requirements for Mobile Phone

On Nov. 29, 2021, National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), published Act No. 10003 which updates the Act No. 3152 approving the technical requirements for mobile phone.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/29/2021

Brazil Anatel Updated the Technical Requirements of Access Terminal Station

On Nov. 29, 2021, National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Act No. 10002 which updates Annex to Act 3151 approving the technical requirements for assessing the conformity of the Access Terminal Station.

 Official source

Wireless

Hong Kong

11/26/2021

Hong Kong CA Opened Public Consultation of Class Licence for Use of WLAN 6GHz

On Nov. 26, 2021, Communications Authority (CA) opened public consultation regarding the proposed creation of Class Licence for Regulating the Use of and Trade in 6 GHz Devices for Wireless Local Area Network as well as the Variation to the Class Licence for Provision of Public Wireless Local Area Network Services.

Comments can be submitted until Dec. 24, 2021, via this email address: [email protected]

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

11/25/2021

Malaysia MCMC to Terminate 3G Network by the End of 2021

On Nov. 25, 2021, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) again reminds that the 3G network in the country is fully terminated by the end of 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Canada

11/22/2021

Canada ISED Opened Public Consultation on the Supplementary Procedure for Assessing SAR and APD of Portable Devices in the 6GHz Band

On Nov. 22, 2021, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, published a draft Supplementary Procedure SPR-APD, issue 1, for Radio Standards Specification RSS-102 which sets out the assessment

of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and Absorbed Power Density (APD) Compliance of Portable Devices in the 6 GHz Band (5925-7125 MHz).

Comment can be submitted until Jan. 31, 2022, through this

link: https://www.rabc-cccr.ca/ised-supplementary-procedure-to-radio-standards- specification-rss-102-spr-apd-issue-1-supplementary-procedure-for-assessing- specific-absorption-rate-sar-and-absorbed-power-density-apd/

Official source

Wireless

Mongolia

11/22/2021

Mongolia CRC Updates Technical Requirements for WAS/RLAN in 900MHz, 2.4, 5, 6 and 57-71GHz Bands

On Nov. 22, 2021, the Communications Regulatory Commission of Mongolia published an update of Appendix 3 – “Technical specifications, radio frequency band and regulation of the 900 MHz / 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz / 6 GHz / 57-71 GHz radio frequency band wireless access system / radio intranet (WAS / RLANs) and broadband data transmission system” of Resolution No. 37 – “Radio frequency allocation, technical conditions and requirements for use in short-distance radio communication equipment.”

Official source

Wireless

Australia

11/17/2021

Australia ACMA Opened Public Consultation Regarding the Future Use of the 1.9GHz Band

On Nov. 17, 2021, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), opened public consultation on the Exploration of the possible future use of the 1880- 1920 MHz frequency band.

Comments can be submitted until Jan. 21, 2022 to be uploaded in this link: https://www.acma.gov.au/consultations/2021-08/form/consultation-test- beta?source_entity_type=node&source_entity_id=3394

Official source

Wireless

Canada

11/19/2021

Canada ISED Published RSS-248 - Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) Devices Operating in the 5925-7125MHz Band

On Nov. 19, 2021, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), published RSS-248, Issue 1 (Radio Standards Specification), which sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt, RLAN (Radio Local Area Network) devices operating at 5925-7125 MHz frequency band.

Comments and suggestions for improving this standard may be submitted online via this link : http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ceb-bhst.nsf/frm-eng/EABV-9VCLQJ

Official source

Wireless

Tanzania

11/19/2021

Tanzania TCRA Published Technical Specifications for IoT Devices

On Nov. 19, 2021, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) published “TS012 V 1.0 Minimum Technical Specifications for Internet of Things (IoT) Devices”.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

10/26/2021

Brazil Anatel Updated Technical Requirements for Transceiver Conformity Assessment Validation for Radio Base Station

On Oct. 26, 2021, National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), published Act No. 9435 which updates the Technical Requirements for Transceiver Conformity Assessment Validation for Radio Base Station.

Official source

Wireless, Cyber Security

Australia

11/17/2021

Australia ACMA Opened Public Consultation on The Proposed New Customer Identity Verification Rules

On Nov. 17, 2021, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), opened a public consultation on draft Telecommunications Service Provider (Customer Identity Verification) Determination 2021.

The draft document proposes new rules to prevent unauthorised interactions on customers’ telecommunications services and accounts.

Comments can be submitted until Dec. 15, 2021, via this

link: https://www.acma.gov.au/consultations/2021-08/form/consultation-test- beta?source_entity_type=node&source_entity_id=3387

Official source

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January 2022 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Regulation

Country

Published Date

Summary

Cyber Security

Mongolia

11/17/2021

Mongolia Publishes Draft Law on Cybersecurity

On Nov. 17, 2021, the Department of Communications and Information Technology published a draft cybersecurity law. This law came into effect on Nov. 1, 2021.

Official source

EMC

EU

11/25/2021

Europe Publishes List of Harmonized Standards Expiring in 2022 (Directive 2014/30/EU - EMC)

The EU Commission has published the following implementing decisions to adopt new standards as harmonized standards and to cancel old standards as harmonized standards:

Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/455 Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1630

Official source, Official source

EMC

Canada

11/10/2021

Canada - SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Electromagnetic Compatibility - Immunity Requirements and Test Methods for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

On Nov. 10, 2021, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) reviewed standard CAN/CSA-IEC 61000-4-16:17.

CAN/CSA-IEC 61000-4-16:17 - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-16: Testing and Measurement Techniques — Test for Immunity to Conducted, Common Mode Disturbances in the Frequency Range 0 Hz to 150 kHz.

The SCC accepted comments until Dec. 7, 2021.

Official source

EMC

United Kingdom

11/16/2021

Great Britain and Northern Ireland Update Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016 Guideline

On Nov. 16, 2021, authorities in Great Britain and Northern Ireland released version two of the Guidance for Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016.

This guidance will assist the understanding of the regulations as amended at the end of the transition period on 31 Dec. 2020, and includes obligations for manufacturers, their authorized representatives, importers and distributors.

Official source

EMC

Australia, New Zealand

11/19/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish Amendment of AS/NZS 4268:2017 A1 Standard - Short Range Devices - Limits and Methods of Measurement

On Nov. 19, 2021, authorities in Australia and New Zealand published new standard AS/NZS 4268:2017 A1. This standard deals with limits and methods of measurement of short-range devices.

Official source, Official source

EMC

Canada

11/10/2021

Canada - SCC Reaffirmation of Standards for Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is reviewing standard CAN/CSA-CISPR 32:17 Electromagnetic Compatibility of Multimedia Equipment - Emission Requirements.

The SCC accepted comments until Dec. 7, 2021.

Official source

EMC

EU

11/5/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN 61000-3-3:2013/A2:2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN 61000-3-3:2013/A2:2021.

EN 61000-3-3:2013/A2:2021 - 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.

Official source

EMC

Australia, New Zealand

10/29/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards AS/NZS IEC 61000.4.3:2021 and AS/NZS 61000.6.3:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, Standard Australia and Standard New Zealand published new standards AS/NZS IEC 61000.4.3:2021 and AS/NZS 61000.6.3:2021.

AS/NZS IEC 61000.4.3:2021 adopts IEC 61000-4-3:2020 with modifications for Australia and New Zealand, establishing test levels and required test procedures to meet immunity requirements of electrical and electronic equipment against radiated electromagnetic energy.

AS/NZS 61000.6.3:2021 adopts IEC 61000-6-3:2020 with modifications for Australia and New Zealand, specifying emission requirements for electrical and electronic equipment intended for use at residential locations. This document also applies to electrical and electronic equipment intended for use at other locations that do not fall within the scope of AS/NZS 61000.6.8 or AS 61000.6.4.

Official source, Official source

EMC, Safety

Peru

11/17/2021

Peru Publishes Draft Standard for UV Devices’ Safety Limits for Humans

On Nov. 17, 202, Peruvian authorities published the draft standard PNTP-ISO 15858: 2021 – UV-C Devices – Safety Information – Permissible Limits for Human Exposure.

Public discussion ended on Nov. 26, 2021, via a virtual platform.

Official source

EMC, Wireless

Ukraine

10/25/2021

Ukraine Publishes Draft Standard ETSI EN 303 447 V1.3.0 (2021-09) Short Range Devices (SRD); Inductive Loop Systems for Robotic Mowers; Harmonized Standard for Access to Radio Spectrum for Comment

On Oct. 25, 2021, the State Enterprise Ukrainian Research and Training Center for Standardization, Certification and Quality (SE UkrNDNC) released a notice related to the approval of the draft standard ETSI EN 303 447 V1.3.0 (2021-09) Short Range Devices (SRD); Inductive Loop Systems for Robotic Mowers; Harmonized Standard for Access to Radio Spectrum.

The deadline for comments was Nov. 23, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Peru

11/23/2021

Peru Publishes Draft Energy Efficiency Standard PNTP 370.501: 2021 for Water Heaters

On Nov. 23, 2021, Peruvian authorities published the draft standard PNTP 370.501: 2021 - Water Heaters - Production Apparatus Instant Hot Water for Household Use of Gaseous Fuels - Determination of Energy Efficiency.

Submit comments using the virtual platform: Sala de Lectura Virtual (inacal.gob.pe).

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/18/2021

India BEE Extends Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Microwave Ovens

On Nov. 18, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for microwave ovens under the voluntary regime until Dec. 31, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/18/2021

India BEE Extends Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Washing Machines

On Nov. 18, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for washing machines under the voluntary regime until Dec. 31, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/12/2021

India BEE Extends Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Room Air Conditioners

On Nov. 12, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for room air conditioners (RAC) under the mandatory regime until June 30, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/12/2021

India BEE Extends Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Color Televisions

On Nov. 12, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for color televisions under the mandatory regime until June 30, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/12/2021

India BEE Extends Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Direct Cool Refrigerators

On Nov. 12, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for direct cool refrigerators (DCR) under the mandatory regime until June 30, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

11/12/2021

India BEE Extends Validity of STAR Labelling Program for Frost-Free Refrigerators

On Nov. 12, 2021, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) extended the validity of the existing STAR rating table (energy performance standard) for frost-free refrigerators (FFR) under the mandatory regime until June 30, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Thailand

11/10/2021

Thailand EGAT Meets to Discuss Label No. 5 Program of Air Conditioning Products

On Nov. 10, 2021, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) conducted a meeting to discuss the EGAT label No. 5 program for air conditioning products with stakeholders in Thailand.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

11/10/2021

Ukraine Approves Ecodesign Requirements for Local Heaters

On Nov. 10, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the technical regulation on ecodesign requirements for local space heaters.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Philippines

10/25/2021

Philippines DOE-EPRED Announces PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Lighting Products Launch

On Oct. 25, 2021, DOE-EPRED announced the launch of the PELP Online Product Registration Platform for Lighting Products.

The Philippine Energy Labelling Program (PELP) Product Registration Portal for Lighting Products launched by Nov. 26, 2021. All importers, manufacturers and distributors of lighting products can register through the PELP Online Registration portal at pelp.doe.gov.ph.

Lighting products covered under the PELP include self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), linear fluorescent lamps (LFL), double-capped fluorescent lamps (DFL), single-capped fluorescent lamps (SFL), lamp ballasts (BAL) and light emitting diode (LED) lamps.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

11/8/2021

Costa Rica Publishes Draft Standards PN INTE E10-1: 2021, PN INTE E10-2: 2021 and PN INTE E10-3: 2021

On Nov. 08, 2021, the Costa Rican Technical Standards Institute (INTECO) published draft standards for public consultation for commercial refrigeration equipment. The following standards are included on the draft list:

PN INTE E10-1:2021 PN INTE E10-2: 2021 PN INTE E10-3: 2021

Submit comments to Girlany González at [email protected] or Karla Varela Angulo at [email protected].

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

11/2/2021

USA DOE Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedure of External Power Supplies

On Nov. 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNOPR) for additional amendments and modifications to certain proposals presented in the SNOPR of the test procedures for external power supplies.

The DOE held a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. The DOE is accepting comments, data and information regarding this SNOPR until Jan. 3, 2022. Submit comments through https://www.regulations.gov/.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

11/4/2021

USA DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Test Procedures of Cooking Products

On Nov. 04, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to establish a test procedure for cooking products such as conventional cooking tops.

The DOE held a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this proposal until Jan. 3, 2022. Submit comments through https://www.regulations.gov/.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Arab Emirates

11/3/2021

UAE Updates Deadline for Enforcing 2nd Set of EER Limits for AC

On Nov. 3, 2021, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) published implementation guidelines for UAE.S 5010-1:2019, providing an updated deadline for enforcing the second set of EER limits, originally scheduled for enforcement beginning in January 2022 (Table 1 of UAE.S 5010- 1:2019).

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/29/2021

USA DOE Extends Public Comment Period for Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers, Webinar and Availability of the Preliminary Technical Support Document

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has extended the comment period for the preliminary analysis published on Sept. 29, 2021 (86 FR 53886). The DOE will accept comments, data and information regarding this preliminary analysis no later than Jan. 27, 2022.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/28/2021

USA DOE Extends Public Comment Period for Test Procedures for Residential and Commercial Clothes Washers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) extended the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) published on Sept. 1, 2021 (86 FR 49140). The DOE accepted comments, data and information regarding the NOPR until Nov. 29, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/27/2021

USA DOE Extends Public Comment Period for Test Procedures for Fans and Blowers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) extended the comment period for the request for information (RFI) published on Oct. 1, 2021 (86 FR 54412). The DOE accepted comments, data and information regarding the RFI until Nov. 15, 2021.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/25/2021

USA DOE Releases Final Determination for Energy Conservation Standards of Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures

On Oct. 25, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy released its final determination for the Energy Conservation Standards of Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/27/2021

USA Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Releases New Standard for the Sustainability of Household Refrigeration Appliances

On Oct. 27, 2021, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. released new Standard UL 7001, Edition 3, the standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances to address sustainability.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

10/27/2021

Central American Countries Release Draft Regulation for Energy Efficiency Specification of Split Type Air Conditioners

On Oct. 27, 2021, Central American countries circulated the draft regulation RTCA 23.01.80: 21.

This technical regulation deals with energy efficiency specifications for electrical products — particularly for split-type, free discharge, ductless air conditioners.

The Subgroup of Standardization Measures of the Technical Registration Group adopted this regulation. The participating members of the subgroup are Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

10/15/2021

USA DOE Holds Webinar on Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers

On Oct. 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy released a notification about the official date of a webinar to discuss and receive comments on the preliminary analysis it had conducted for the purposes of evaluating energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers.

The webinar took place on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Official source

Performance

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63159-1:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 63159-1:2021 – Household Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters – Methods for Measuring the Performance – Part 1: General Aspects.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Nov. 25, 2024.

Official source

Performance

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63159-2-1:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 63159-2-1:2021 - Household Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters - Methods for Measuring the Performance - Part 2-1: Multifunctional Electric Instantaneous Water Heaters.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Nov. 25, 2024.

Official source

Performance

Australia, New Zealand

10/29/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Performance Standard for Household Dishwasher

On Oct. 29, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 2007.1:2021 A1.

This standard deals with measuring performance, energy and water consumption of household dishwashers. This standard does not specify safety requirements.

Official source

Performance, Energy Efficiency

Peru

11/8/2021

Peru Approves Peruvian Technical Standards for Motors and Washer-Dryers

On Nov. 8, 2021, Peruvian authorities published Resolution No. 027-2021-INACAL, which approves the following Peruvian standards:

NTP-IEC 60034-2-3: 2021

NTP-IEC 62512: 2021

Official source

Performance, Energy Efficiency

Australia, New Zealand

11/12/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Performance Energy Labelling Requirements Standards for Rotary Clothes Dryers

On Nov. 12, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 2442.2:2021 A2.

This standard deals with the energy efficiency labelling requirements for rotary clothes dryers. This standard does not specify safety requirements.

Official source, Official source

Performance, Energy Efficiency

Peru

10/25/2021

Peru Publishes Draft Standard PNTP-IEC 62442- 2: 2021

On Oct. 25, 2021, Peruvian authorities published the draft standard PNTP-IEC 62442- 2: 2021 - Energy Performance of Lamp Controlgear - Part 2: Controlgear for High Intensity Discharge Lamps (Excluding Fluorescent Lamps) - Method of Measurement to Determine the Efficiency of Controlgear.

Official source

Product Recycling

EU

9/30/2021

Europe Publishes EU Roadmap on Policy Framework on Bio-Based, Biodegradable and Compostable Plastics

On Sept. 30, 2021, European authorities opened the roadmap on the policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics. To promote the transition to a circular plastics economy, a clear policy framework is needed regarding the use of bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics. This will foster greater consistency in developing European policies, increase environmental protection, reduce consumer confusion, enhance investment certainty within the internal market and encourage competitiveness and innovation.

Official source

REACH

EU

10/28/2021

Europe Updates Draft Hazardous Waste Concentration Limits for Chemical Pollutants

On Oct. 28, 2021, European authorities published the proposal for amending Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are poisonous chemicals that break down slowly and get into the food chain, harming the environment and our health.

Official source

RoHS

United Arab Emirates

11/3/2021

UAE’s New RoHS Interim Period Valid Until Dec. 31, 2021

On Nov. 3, 2021, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) announced that the ECAS RoHS certificate is now[LL1]  valid until Dec. 31, 2021.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

RoHS

EU

11/18/2021

Europe Cancels EN 50581 and Replaces it with EN IEC 63000 on RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

On Nov. 18, 2021, European authorities canceled EN 50581 (withdrawn from EU Official Journal) and replaced it with EN IEC 63000:2018.

On May 15, 2020, the European Commission published the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/659 to adopt EN IEC 63000:2018 as the new harmonized standard for assessing technical documentation to support the compliance assessment of RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU. EN 50581:2012 no longer provides presumption of conformity.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/26/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Standards for Certain Household and Similar Electrical Appliances and Electric Motor-Operated Handheld Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery

On Nov. 26, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand published standards for certain household and similar electrical appliances and electric motor-operated handheld tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery.

AS/NZS 62841.4.4:2021 (Includes IEC Text) AS/NZS 62841.4.4:2021 (Excludes IEC Text) AS/NZS 62841.4.3:2021 (Includes IEC Text) AS/NZS 62841.4.3:2021 (Excludes IEC Text) AS/NZS 62841.3.1:2015 (Includes IEC Text) A2 AS/NZS 62841.3.1:2015 (Excludes IEC Text) A2 AS/NZS 60335.2.53:2011 (Excludes IEC text) A2 AS/NZS 60335.2.53:2011 (Excludes IEC text) A2 AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 (Includes IEC text) A4 AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 (Excludes IEC text) A4 AS/NZS 60335.1:2020 (Includes IEC Text) A1

AS/NZS 60335.1:2020 (Excludes IEC text) A1 AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2021 (Includes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2021 (Excludes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2021 (Includes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2021 (Excludes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2021 (Includes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2021 (Excludes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.115:2021 (Includes IEC Text) AS/NZS 60335.2.115:2021 (Excludes IEC Text)

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60238:2018/A11:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60238:2018/A11:2021 - Edison Screw Lampholders.

The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Oct. 6, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-84:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-84:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-84: Particular Requirements for Toilet Appliances. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Oct. 11, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-84:2021/A11:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-84:2021/A11:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-84: Particular Requirements for Toilet Appliances. The date of

withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Oct. 11, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-96:2021/A11:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-96:2021/A11:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-96: Particular Requirements for Flexible Sheet Heating Elements for Room Heating. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is is Sept. 20, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-96:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60335-2-96:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-96: Particular Requirements for Flexible Sheet Heating Elements for Room Heating. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Sept. 20, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61010-2-040:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 61010-2-040:2021 - Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use - Part 2-040: Particular Requirements for Sterilizers and Washer-Disinfectors Used to Treat Medical Materials. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Nov. 26, 2024.

Official source

Safety

EU

11/26/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62031:2020/A11:2021

On Nov. 26, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 62031:2020/A11:2021 - LED Modules for General Lighting - Safety Specifications. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is Oct. 6, 2024.

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

11/25/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Draft Joint Standards for Certain Household and Similar Electrical Appliances

On Nov. 25, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand published draft standards for certain household and similar electrical appliances.

DR 21015 CP AS/NZS 60335.2.67:2022

DR 21016 CP AS/NZS 60335.2.68:2022

DR 21017 CP AS/NZS 60335.2.69:2022

DR 21014 CP AS/NZS 60335.1:2022

DR 21013 CP AS/NZS 3100:2017 A4

DR 21024 CP AS/NZS 60335.2.80:2016 Amendment 2.

The closing date for comments is Jan. 21, 2022.

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EU

11/25/2021

Europe Publishes List of Harmonized Standards Expiring in 2022, (Directive 2006/42/EC Machinery)

The EU Commission has published implementing decision (EU) 2019/1863 to adopt new standards as harmonized standards and to cancel old standards.

This implementing decision amends and corrects implementing decision (EU) 2019/436 regarding the withdrawal of references of harmonized standards for machinery.

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Safety

EU

11/25/2021

Europe Publishes List of Harmonized Standards Expiring in 2022, (Directive 2014/35/EU LVD)

The EU Commission has published the following implementing decisions to adopt new standards as harmonized standards and to cancel old standards: Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1146

Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1779 Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1015

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Safety

Global

11/23/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Doughnut Fryers and Deep Fat Fryers

On Nov. 19, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-37:2021.

This standard deals with the safety requirements of commercial electric doughnut fryers and deep fat fryers.

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Safety

EU

11/24/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN 14459:2021

On Nov. 24, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN 14459:2021 - Safety and Control Devices for Burners and Appliances Burning Gaseous or Liquid Fuels - Control Functions in Electronic Systems - Methods for Classification and Assessment. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is May 31, 2022.

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Safety

EU

11/24/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN ISO 11680-2:2021

On Nov. 24, 2021, European officials published the new standard EN ISO 11680-2:2021 - Machinery for Forestry - Safety Requirements and Testing for Pole-Mounted Powered Pruners - Part 2: Machines for Use With Backpack Power Source. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is May 31, 2022.

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Safety

EU

11/24/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN ISO 11680-1:2021

On Nov. 24, 2021, European officials published the new standard EN ISO 11680-1:2021 - Machinery for Forestry - Safety Requirements and Testing for Pole-Mounted Powered Pruners - Part 1: Machines Fitted with an Integral Combustion Engine. The date of withdrawal (DOW) of this standard is May 31, 2022.

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Safety

Global

11/19/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Robotic Battery-Powered Electric Lawnmowers

On Nov. 19, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-107:2017+AMD1:2020+AMD2:2021 - Safety - Part 2-107: Particular Requirements for Robotic Battery Powered Electrical Lawnmowers.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

EU

11/19/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62868-2-3:2021

On Nov. 19, 2021, European officials published the new standard EN IEC 62868-2-3:2021 - Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Light Sources for General Lighting - Safety - Part 2-3: Particular Requirements - Flexible OLED Tiles and Panels.

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Safety

EU

11/19/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61347-2-14:2018/A11:2021

On Nov. 19, 2021, European officials published the new standard EN IEC61347-2-14:2018/A11:2021 - Lamp Controlgear - Part 2-14: Particular Requirements for DC and/or AC Supplied Electronic Controlgear for Fluorescent Induction Lamps.

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Safety

EU

11/19/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61010-2-011:2021

On Nov. 19, 2021, European officials published the new standard EN IEC 61010-2-011:2021 - Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use - Part 2-011: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Equipment.

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Safety

EU

11/19/2021

Europe Publishes Corrigendum EN IEC 60947-3:2021/AC:2021-11

On Nov. 19, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60947-3:2021/AC:2021-11 - Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 3: Switches, Disconnectors, Switch-Disconnectors and Fuse-Combination Units.

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Safety

EU

11/19/2021

Europe Publishes Corrigendum EN 60335-2-27:2013/AC:2021-11

On Nov. 19, 2021, European authorities published the corrigendum EN 60335-2-27:2013/AC:2021-11 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-27: Particular Requirements for Appliances for Skin Exposure to Ultraviolet and Infrared Radiation.

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Safety

Global

11/17/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Sewing Machines

On Nov. 17, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-28:2021 - Safety - Part 2-28: Particular Requirements for Sewing Machines.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/17/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Griddles and Griddle Grills

On Nov. 17, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-38:2021 - Safety - Part 2-38: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Griddles and Griddle Grills.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/15/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Multi-Purpose Cooking Pans (IEC 60335-2-39:2021)

On Nov. 15, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-39:2021 - Safety - Part 2-39: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Multi-Purpose Cooking Pans.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/15/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Bains-Marie

On Nov. 15, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-50:2021 - Safety - Part 2-50: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Bains-Marie.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/12/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Hoods

On Nov. 12, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-99:2021 – Safety – Part 2-99: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Hoods.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Thailand

11/16/2021

Thailand Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for D.C.- or A.C.-Supplied Electronic Controlgear for LED Modules

On Nov. 16, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial stipulating that D.C.- or A.C.-supplied electronic controlgear for LED modules must comply with TIS 3002-2562.

The deadline for submission of comments is Jan. 4, 2022

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Safety

Canada

11/10/2021

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standards for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice Cream Appliances and Ice Makers

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is reviewing standard CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60335-2-24:17 Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice-Makers.

The Council accepted commemts until Dec. 7, 2021.

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Safety

South Korea

11/15/2021

South Korea KATS Opens Public Consultation on Revision of 35 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

On Nov. 15, 2021, the South Korea Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened public consultation under notice 2021-0345 regarding the revision of 35 electrical appliance safety standards.

KATS accepted comments until Dec. 26, 2021.

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Safety

Uruguay

11/11/2021

Uruguay Releases Draft Standard Update: UNIT-IEC 60335-2-21 Safety of Electric Storage Water Heaters

On Nov. 11, 2021, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) published the draft standard UNIT-IEC 60335-2-21 Safety Electric Storage Water Heaters.

The public consultation deadline was Dec. 5, 2021.

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Safety

Thailand

11/12/2021

Thailand Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard on Safety Requirements of Appliances for Skin or Hair Care

On Nov. 12, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published the draft industrial standard TIS 60335 Part 2(23)-2564) - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-23: Particular Requirements for Appliances for Skin or Hair Care.

The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 11, 2022.

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Safety

EU

11/12/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN 61010-031:2015/A11:2021

On Oct. 12, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN 61010-031:2015/A11:2021 - Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - Part 031: Safety Requirements for Hand-Held and Hand-Manipulated Probe Assemblies for Electrical Test and Measurement.

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Safety

EU

11/12/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61010-2-033:2021/A11:2021

On Oct. 12, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 61010-2-033:2021/A11:2021 - Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use - Part 2-033: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Multimeters for Domestic and Professional Use, Capable of Measuring Mains Voltage.

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Safety

EU

11/12/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61010-2-032:2021/A11:2021

On Oct. 12, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 61010-2-032:2021/A11:2021 - 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.

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Safety

Canada

11/4/2021

Canada SCC Reaffirms Standards for Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-Related Systems

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) reviewed standards for functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems with specific designation as follows:

CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 61508-1:17 Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-Related Systems - Part 1: General Requirements

CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 61508-2:17 Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-Related Systems - Part 2: Requirements for Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-Related Systems

The council accepted comments until Dec. 1, 2021.

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Safety

Global

11/11/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Oral Hygiene Appliances

On Nov. 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-52:2021 - Safety - Part 2-52: Particular Requirements for Oral Hygiene Appliances.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/11/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Outdoor Barbecues

On Nov. 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-78:2021 - Safety - Part 2-78: Particular requirements for outdoor barbecues.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

11/9/2021

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Modifications on Applicable SASO Standards

On Nov. 9, 2021, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published its notification for the Acceptance Bodies at SASO in the Program of Acceptance of Conformity Bodies, which serves as a reference to the inquiries received regarding the amendments to the standards published in Gazette no. 4896 dated Aug. 20, 2021.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Global

11/8/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Heated Carpets and for Heating Units for Room Heating Installed Under Removable Floor Coverings

On Nov. 8, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-106:2021- Safety - Part 2-106: Particular Requirements for Heated Carpets and for Heating Units for Room Heating Installed Under Removable Floor Coverings.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

EU

11/10/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN 15502-1:2021

On Nov. 10, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN 15502-1:2021 - Gas-Fired Heating Boilers - Part 1: General Requirements and Tests.

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Safety

Thailand

11/8/2021

Thailand Releases Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard for Electric Deep Fat Fryers, Frying Pans and Similar Appliances

On Nov. 8, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial stipulating that electric deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances must comply with the standard number TIS 60335 Part 2(13)-25xx.

The deadline to express opinions about this standard was Dec. 27, 2021.

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Safety

Thailand

11/8/2021

Thailand Releases Draft Ministerial Regulations Stipulating New TIS Mandatory Standard of Commercial Electric Donut Fryers and Deep Fat Fryers

On Nov. 8, 2021, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) issued an announcement to seek opinions from stakeholders on the draft ministerial stipulating that commercial electric donut fryers and deep fat fryers must comply with the standard number TIS 60335 part 2(37)-2564.

The deadline to express opinions about this standard was Dec 27, 2021.

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Safety

Philippines

11/9/2021

Philippines DTI-BPS Calls for Participants for Product Focus Webinar on Christmas Lights

On Nov. 9, 2021, the DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) posted an invitation to a product focus webinar about Christmas lights.

The DTI Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) invited manufacturers, importers, consumers, inspection and auditing bodies and other relevant stakeholders to join the Product Focus Webinar on Christmas Lights on Nov. 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom Video Teleconferencing. The webinar discussed the salient features of the DTI’s technical regulation for Christmas lights as well as the testing procedures conducted to ensure product safety and quality.

For inquiries, please email [email protected].[LL2] 

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Global

11/5/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Electrical Appliances for Use with Aquariums and Garden Ponds

On March 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-55:2021 - Safety - Part 2-55: Particular Requirements for Electrical Appliances for Use with Aquariums and Garden Ponds.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/5/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Forced Convection Ovens, Steam Cookers and Steam-Convection Ovens

On March 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-42:2021 - Safety - Part 2-42: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Forced Convection Ovens, Steam Cookers and Steam-Convection Ovens.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Global

11/3/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Appliances for Keeping Food and Crockery Warm

On March 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-49:2021 - Safety - Part 2-49: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Appliances for Keeping Food and Crockery Warm.

This standard deals with household and similar electrical appliances.

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Safety

Uruguay

10/30/2021

Uruguay Releases Draft Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances’ Characteristics and Test Methods

On Oct. 30, 2021, the Uruguayan Institute of Technical Standards (UNIT) published the draft standard UNIT-IEC 62552-1: 2015 - Household Refrigeration Appliances - Characteristics and Test Methods - Part 1: General Requirements.

The deadline for public consultation is Nov. 30, 2021.

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Safety

Ukraine

10/23/2021

Ukraine Publishes Amendments to List of National Standards Related to Technical Regulation on Machine Safety

On Nov. 1, 2021, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine approved Order No. 805 on the approval of amendments to the list of national standards for the purposes of application of the Technical Regulation on Safety of Machines, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and dated Jan. 30, 2013, No. 62, formed on the basis of Commission Implementation Decision (EU) 2019/436 dated March 18, 2019.

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Safety

EU

11/5/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62868-2-2:2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 62868-2-2:2021 - Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Light Sources for General Lighting - Safety - Part 2-2: Particular Requirements - Integrated OLED Modules.

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Safety

EU

11/5/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62868-2-1:2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 62868-2-1:2021 - Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Light Sources for General Lighting - Safety - Part 2-1: Particular Requirements - Semi-Integrated OLED Modules.

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Safety

Global

11/3/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Grillers and Toasters

On March 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released the new standard IEC 60335-2-48:2021. This standard deals with the safety of electrically operated commercial grillers and toasters.

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Safety

EU

11/5/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62868-1:2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 62868-1:2021 - Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Light Sources for General Lighting - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements and Tests.

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Safety

EU

11/5/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60086-5:2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, European authorities published the new standard EN IEC 60086-5:2021 - Primary Batteries - Part 5: Safety of Batteries with Aqueous Electrolyte.

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Safety

Global

11/3/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Commercial Electric Boiling Pans

On March 11, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released new standard IEC 60335-2-47:2021.

This standard deals with the safety of electrically operated commercial boiling pans, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances connected between one phase and neutral, and 480 V for other appliances.

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Safety

EU

11/5/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN 50689:2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, European officials published the new standard EN 50689:2021 - Safety of Laser Products - Particular Requirements for Consumer Laser Products.

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Safety

Global

11/3/2021

IEC Releases New Safety Standard for Irons

On Nov. 3, 2021, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released the new standard IEC 60335-2-44:2021.

IEC 60335-2-44:2021 deals with the safety of household and similar electrical appliances particular for irons.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

10/29/2021

Australia and New Zealand Publish New Standard for General Rules of Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear

On Oct. 29, 2021, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60947.1:2021.

AS/NZS 60947.1:2021 specifies requirements, when required by the relevant product standard, for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear intended to be connected to circuits, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1,000 V AC or 1,500 V DC.

This document is an adoption with national modifications reproduced from IEC 60947-1:2020 - Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear — Part 1: General Rules.

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Safety

South Korea

10/29/2021

South Korea KATS Publishes Revision Notice of Electrical Appliance Safety Standard

On Oct. 29, 2021, the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) published notice number 2021-0501 regarding the revision of KC 60947-2 Low- Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 2: Circuit-Breakers.

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Safety

EU

11/3/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN ISO 21922:2021

On Nov. 3, 2021, European authorities published the standard EN ISO 21922:2021 - Refrigerating Systems and Heat Pumps - Valves - Requirements, Testing and Marking.

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Safety

Ukraine

10/13/2021

Ukraine Publishes Amendments to List of National Standards Related to Technical Regulation of Machine Safety

On Nov. 1, 2021, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine approved Order No. 747 on the approval of amendments to the list of national standards for the purpose of application of the Technical Regulation on Safety of Machines, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and dated Jan. 30, 2013, No. 62. The amendment serves to align with European requirements.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62841-4-5:2021/A11:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European authorities published new standard EN IEC 62841-4-5:2021/A11:2021 - Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 4-5: Particular Requirements for Grass Shears.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62841-4-5:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European authorities published new standard EN IEC 62841-4-5:2021 - Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery - Safety - Part 4-5: Particular Requirements for Grass Shears.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-76:2021/A11:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European authorities published new standard EN IEC 60335-2-76:2021/A11:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances -Safety - Part 2-76: Particular Requirements for Electric Fence Energizers.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-76:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European authorities published new standard EN IEC 60335-2-76:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-76: Particular Requirements for Electric Fence Energizers.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-25:2021/A11:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European authorities published new standard EN IEC 60335-2-25:2021/A11:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances

- Safety - Part 2-25: Particular Requirements for Microwave Ovens, Including Combination Microwave Ovens.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60335-2-25:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European officials published new standard EN IEC 60335-2-25:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-25: Particular Requirements for Microwave Ovens, Including Combination Microwave Ovens.

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Safety

EU

10/29/2021

Europe Publishes New Standard EN 60335-2-21:2021/A1:2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, European authorities published new standard EN 60335-2-21:2021/A1:2021 - Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 2-21: Particular Requirements for Storage Water Heaters.

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Safety

USA

10/27/2021

USA Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Releases Safety Standard for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice Makers with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Compressor

On Oct. 27, 2021, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. released a new edition of UL 60335-2-89, the Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigeration Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Compressor.

This part of IEC 60335 specifies safety requirements for electrically operated commercial refrigerating appliances and ice makers that have an incorporated motor-compressor or that are supplied in two units for assembly as a single appliance in accordance with the instructions (split system).

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Safety, EMC

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Qatar

11/26/2021

Gulf Type Examination — Standards Expiring in 2022

The following standard editions make it mandatory to obtain a Gulf Type Examination Certificate (G-Mark) in 2022:

     

IEC 60335-2-24:2020 (Ed. 8.0)

SASO IEC 60335-2-30-2021

IEC 60335-2-25:2020 (Ed. 7.0)

IEC 60335-2-35:2012 +AMD1:2016 +AMD2:2020 (Ed. 5.2)

SASO IEC 60335-2-21-2021

SASO 2815-2021

CISPR 14-1:2020 (Ed. 7.0)

CISPR 14-2:2020 (Ed. 3.0)

IEC 61000-3-2: 2018+AMD1:2020 (Ed. 5.1)

IEC 61000-6-3: 2020 (Ed. 3.0)

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Safety, EMC

Peru

11/17/2021

Peru Publishes Draft Standard for UV-C Lamp Radiation Measure

On Nov. 17, 202, Peru published its draft standard PNTP-ISO 15727: 2021 - UV-C Devices - Measurement of Radiation Output from a UV-C Lamp.

Public discussion for the standard ended on Nov. 26, 2021.

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Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS

Taiwan

10/15/2021

Taiwan BSMI Publishes Latest Information Booklet for Taiwan Commodity Inspection Schemes for Electrical and Electronic Products

On Oct. 15, 2021, Taiwan BSMI published the latest information booklet, version 1.77, of the Taiwan Commodity Inspection Schemes for Electrical and Electronic Products (Conformity Assessment). There were no significant changes and only the edited version of Appendix C-1 and C-2 of the Comparison Table for Inspection Regulatory Requirements were observed.

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Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS, Wireless

United Kingdom

11/1/2021

UK Releases UKCA Implementation Guidance

In November 2021, the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy released UKCA Implementation Guidance.

To that end, they also scheduled webinars to discuss the use of UCKA marking and placing goods in the market in Great Britain.

For the schedule of webinars, please check this link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/webinars-for-using-the-ukca-marking-and-placing- goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain-and-northern-ireland

This guidance update does not apply to Northern Ireland; there are special rules for qualifying Northern Ireland goods.

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Safety, EMC, RoHS

Taiwan

11/1/2021

Taiwan BSMI Proposes Taiwan Commodity Inspection Schemes (BSMI certification) for Headphones

On Nov. 1, 2021, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced its intention to regulate headphones to ensure consumer protection from hearing loss due to excessive use of smartphones and audio devices. The public can send comments and inquiries about the draft Legal Inspection Requirements for Headphones by email to [email protected] until Jan. 3, 2022.

The proposed date of implementation is Jan. 1, 2024.

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Safety, EMC, RoHS

Taiwan

11/1/2021

Taiwan BSMI Proposes Amendment of Taiwan Commodity Inspection Requirements (BSMI Certification) for Printing or Copying Machines and 30 Other Commodities

On Nov. 1, 2021, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) proposed to adopt the newest version of the electrical safety and EMC standards, CNS 15598-1:2020 and CNS 15936:2016, to align the regulations with the international standards for consumer safety.

In addition, BSMI also revised CNS 15598-1:2020 to meet the ratification requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury to address the threat to human health and the environment.

The proposed date of implementation is Jan. 1, 2024. Send any comments or inquiries to BSMI at [email protected]

Public consultation is open until Jan. 3, 2022.

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Safety, Performance

Saudi Arabia

11/19/2021

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes List of Approved Mandatory and Voluntary Standards

On Nov. 19, 2021, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published a list of approved mandatory and voluntary standards in its Official Gazette.

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Sanitation

Colombia

9/20/2021

Colombia Publishes Technical Regulation on Food-Contacting Glass, Ceramics and Glass-Ceramics

On Sept. 20, 2021, Colombia’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Ministerio de Salud y de Protección Social) published Resolution No. 1440/2021.

This technical regulation applies to tableware and articles of glass, ceramic or glass-ceramic that are intended to come into contact with food, as well as ceramic cookware.

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Water Efficiency

Singapore

11/2/2021

UL Singapore Officially a WELS CO for Commercial Dishwashers and Washer-Extractors

UL Singapore has completed SAC ISO 17065 scope expansion for CDW and CWM and can officially offer WELS COC services for commercial dishwashers and washer-extractor equipment.

Testing will be carried out in a test laboratory that is ISO 17025 accredited by any ILAC-MRA signatory.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Water Efficiency

Singapore

11/8/2021

Singapore Implements WELS Registration for Four New MWELS Products and Updates Checklist

Submission of WELS applications for new MWELS products (commercial dishwashers, washer-extractors, high-pressure washer and flush valves with WC pans) will take effect immediately.

Submit applications together with other required documents at https://app.pub.gov.sg/wels/Pages/default.aspx.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Wireless

EU

11/25/2021

Europe Publishes List of Harmonized Standards Expiring in 2022 (Directive 2014/53/EU - RED)

The EU commission has published Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1562 to adopt new standards as harmonized standards and to cancel old standards as harmonized standards.

Official source

Wireless

Nigeria

11/6/2021

Nigeria NCC Declares Auction of 5G Spectrum in December

On Nov. 6, 2021, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that it would hold the auction of the 3.5Ghz spectrum for 5G deployment on Dec. 13, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

11/12/2021

Brazil Anatel Studying Use of 3.7–3.8 GHz Band for Low-Power 5G Networks

On Nov. 12, 2021, the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) announced that it is studying the use of the 3.7 to 3.8 GHz band for low-power 5G networks, preferably indoors, to serve private networks and Industry 4.0.

Official source

Wireless

Macedonia

11/1/2021

Macedonia AEK Opens Public Consultation on Technical Requirements for License-Exempt Bands

On Nov. 1, 2021, the Macedonia Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK) opened public consultation on the Rulebook on Radio Frequencies that Can Be Used Without Radio Frequency Approval.

The AEK accepted comments until Dec. 1, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Botswana

11/5/2021

Botswana BOCRA Opens Public Consultation on Draft Type Approval Repair Services Providers Guidelines 2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) opened public consultation on the draft Type Approval Repair Services Providers Guidelines 2021.

BOCRA accepted comments until Nov. 23, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Colombia

10/29/2021

Colombia ANE Opens Public Consultation for 900 MHz Frequency Band

On Oct. 29, 2021, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) opened up public consultation on the use of the 900 MHz frequency band.

The ANE accepted comments until Nov. 12, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Malaysia

10/28/2021

Malaysia MCMC Publishes Commission Determination on Mandatory Standard for Electromagnetic Field Emission from Radiocommunications Infrastructure

On Oct. 28, 2021, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) published its Commission Determination on the Mandatory Standard for Electromagnetic Field Emission from Radiocommunications Infrastructure, Determination No. 5 of 2021, which covers the limits and compliance process.

Official source, Official source, Official source

Wireless

Colombia

10/27/2021

Colombia ANE Announces 3,500 MHz as First Frequency Band for 5G

On Oct. 27, 2021, the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) announced that 3,500 MHz will be the first frequency band for 5G in Colombia.

The ANE has identified some other bands, such as 600 MHz, 26 GHz, 38 GHz and 70 GHz, that would allow the provision of fixed wireless access (FWA) services.

Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

10/28/2021

Vietnam MIC Publishes QCVN 123: 2021/BTTTT - Technical Regulation for SRD in 40-246 GHz

On Oct. 28, 2021, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular 10/2021/TT-BTTTT promulgating

QCVN123:2021/BTTTT - National Technical Regulation on Short Range Device (SRD) - Radio Equipment to Be Used in the 40 GHz to 246 GHz Frequency Range.

Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

10/28/2021

Vietnam MIC Publishes QCVN 65:2021/BTTTT - Technical Regulation for Radio Access Equipment in 5GHz Band

On Oct. 28, 2021, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular 11/2021/TT-BTTTT promulgating QCVN 65: 2021/BTTTT - National Technical Regulation on Radio Access Equipment Operating in the 5 GHz Band.

Official source

Wireless, EMC

Brazil

11/26/2021

Brazil Anatel COVID-19 Extension

Anatel issued an extension of its COVID-19 Official Letter.

This time, the agency issued a new letter that cancels the previous ones — Official Letter No. 233.

Official Letter No. 233 cannot be used for:

  • Products that have undergone changes and have already availed themselves of the extraordinary condition in previous maintenance
  • Products that failed the previous conformity assessment tests

Official Letter No. 233 serves as the authorization to carry out remote audits if the OCD keeps a record of the event's video meeting.

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Wireless, EMC

Australia

11/15/2021

Australia ACMA Amends Several Legislative Instruments to Incorporate ARPANSA Standard

On Nov. 15, 2021, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), published Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Energy) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No. 1), which amends and repeals several legislative instruments that regulate human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) emissions from equipment such as mobile telephone handsets.

Official source

Wireless, EMC, Safety

Indonesia

11/5/2021

Indonesia SDPPI Opens Public Consultation on Draft Technical Standard for Drones

On Nov. 5, 2021, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) opened public consultation on the draft decree concerning the technical standards for telecommunications equipment and/or telecommunications equipment on unmanned aircraft.

SDPPI accepted comments until Nov. 14, 2021.

Official source

Wireless, EMC, Safety, Performance

India

10/28/2021

India — TEC Issues Clarification Regarding Labeling Requirements for Phase-III and IV of MTCTE Scheme

On Oct. 28, 2021, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) issued a clarification regarding labeling requirements for the products identified under Phase III and Phase IV of the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) scheme.

Official source

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December 2021 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Regulation

Country

Published Date

Summary

Cybersecurity

Singapore

Oct. 8, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Note: News update is on the "Notice" area

Cybersecurity

Singapore

Oct. 13, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Oct. 27, 2021.

Official source

EMC

Australia, New Zealand

Oct. 22, 2021

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

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

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

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

Official source 

EMC

EU

Oct. 15, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Performance, Safety

Thailand

Oct.  15, 2021

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Argentina

Oct. 6, 2021

Argentina Approves Energy Efficiency Labeling for Electric Ovens for Household Use

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Brazil

Oct. 14, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 14, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Energy Efficiency

Costa Rica

Oct. 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

El Salvador

Oct. 27, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

Oct. 21, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

Oct. 13, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

Oct. 13, 2021

Europe Published the New Standard EN 16480:2021

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

Oct. 13, 2021

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

Oct. 8, 2021

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

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

USA

Oct. 12, 2021

USA Released the Final Rule for Refrigeration Products Test Procedure

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

Oct. 8, 2021

USA Released the Final Rule for Clothes Dryers Test Procedure

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency, Safety

EU

Oct. 13, 2021,

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

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

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

Official source

F Gas

China

Oct. 8, 2021

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

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

Official source

Noise

Global

Oct. 14, 2021,

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

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

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

 Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Performance

Australia, New Zealand

Oct. 22, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 21, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 21, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 21, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Performance

Global

Oct. 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

Official source

Performance, Safety

EU

Oct. 15, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Product Recycling

Ivory Coast

Sept. 27, 2021

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

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

Official source

RoHS

EU

Oct. 22, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

RoHS

Oman

Oct. 12, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

RoHS

United Kingdom

Sept. 24, 2021

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

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

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

Official source , Official source

Safety

Argentina

Oct. 12, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Australia, New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2021

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

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

This standard is an adoption with national modifications and has been reproduced from IEC 62368‑1:2018 Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements.

Official source , Official source

Safety

Canada

Oct. 12, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 9, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Canada

Oct. 5, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 3, 2021.

Official source

Safety

Costa Rica

Sept. 22, 2021,

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

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

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021,

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

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

Official source , Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 15, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

GCC

Sept. 3, 2021

 

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

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

Official source

Safety

Global

Oct. 25, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

India

Oct. 18, 2021

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

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

Official source

Safety

India

Oct. 25, 2021

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

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

Official source

Safety

India

Oct. 21, 2021

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

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

Official source

Safety

Israel

Oct. 20, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 7, 2021.

Official source , Official source

Safety

Peru

Oct. 6, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Philippines

Oct. 13, 2021

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

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

Official source

Safety

Philippines

Oct. 12, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Singapore

Oct. 6, 2021

 

Singapore CPS Scheme Updated COC Application Form

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

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

Official source

Safety

South Africa

Oct. 12, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

South Korea

Oct. 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

South Korea

Oct. 12, 2021

South Korea Published Revision Notice of 3 Electrical Appliance Safety Standards

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

South Korea

Oct. 8, 2021

 

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

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

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Ukraine

Oct. 5, 2021

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

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

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Safety

Uruguay

Oct. 21, 2021

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

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

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

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Safety

USA

Oct. 22, 2021

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

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

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

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Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, Noise

South Korea

Oct. 25, 2021

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

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

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

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Safety, EMC, Energy Efficiency, RoHS

Taiwan

Sept. 16,

2021

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

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

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

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Safety, Energy Efficiency

Brazil

Oct. 14, 2021

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

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

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Safety, Performance

EU

Oct. 22, 2021

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

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

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

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Safety, Performance

Philippines

Oct. 20, 2021

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

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

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

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Algeria

Oct. 14, 2021

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

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

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Australia

Oct. 15, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 19, 2021.

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Wireless

Brazil

Sept. 1, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 30, 2021.

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Brazil

Oct. 6, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 22, 2021.

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China

Oct. 13, 2021

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

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

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

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Jordan

Sept. 5, 2021

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

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

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Kenya

Oct. 12, 2021

Kenya Opened Public Consultation on 5G Mobile Communication

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 2, 2021.

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Wireless

Malaysia

Oct. 26, 2021

 

Malaysia Published Radio Spectrum Guidelines for UAS Operations

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

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Malaysia

Oct. 11, 2021

Malaysia Opened Public Consultation on IPv6 Deployment Requirements

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 10, 2021.

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Wireless

Malaysia

Oct. 11, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 10, 2021.

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Myanmar

Oct. 22, 2021

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

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

Comments were accepted until Nov. 5, 2021.

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Tanzania

Oct. 18, 2021

Tanzania Opens Public Consultation on Technical Specifications for IoT Devices

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

Comments were accepted until Oct. 31, 2021.

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United Arab Emirates

Oct. 3, 2021

UAE to Proceed with 2G Shutdown

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

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Vietnam

Oct. 20, 2021

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

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

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Vietnam

Oct. 14, 2021

Vietnam Published Regulations on List of Radio Equipment Exempted from License

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

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November 2021 updates
Regulation Country Published Date Summary

Safety

Argentina          

          

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

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

Amendments include rewordings and additional supplementary descriptions to the requirements.

Official source

Safety

Australia/New Zealand          

          

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Australia/New Zealand          

          

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

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

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Safety

Canada

          

Canada Reaffirms Various Standards for Lawn and Garden Machinery

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

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

Comments were accepted until Oct. 27, 2021.

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Safety

Canada

          

Canada Updates the Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

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

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

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Safety

Colombia

Aug. 31, 2022   

Colombia Issues Resolution 0899: Technical Regulation Update for Gas Appliances

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

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

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

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Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021   

Ecuador Withdraws Draft Technical Regulation for Electric Heaters

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

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Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021   

Ecuador Withdraws Draft Technical Regulation for Commercial Refrigerators

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

Official source

Safety

Ecuador

Sept. 27, 2021   

Ecuador MPCIP Withdraws Draft Technical Regulation for Incandescent Lamps

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

Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 8, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60320-1:2021

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

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

Official source

Safety

EU

Oct. 8, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

EU          

Oct. 1, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

EU

 

Oct. 1, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

 

Oct. 1, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

Oct. 1, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

Oct. 1, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

Sept. 24, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

Sept. 24, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source, Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 17, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-101:2021

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

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

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Safety

EU

Sept. 10, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 1, 2021   

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60384-25:2021

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

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

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61316:2021

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

EN IEC 61316:2021 Industrial cable reels

This standard is equivalent to IEC 61316:2021.

Official source

Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60445:2021

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

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

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Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

EU Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-112:2021

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

Sept. 3, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

Global

Sept. 30, 2021   

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

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

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

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

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Safety

Global

Sept. 2, 2021   

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

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

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

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Safety

India

    

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

India

Sept. 10, 2021   

India Issues an Advisory for Licensees Under CRS

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

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

Official source

Safety

India

Sept. 1, 2021   

India Clarifies Coverage of Cameras Used in Medical Devices

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

Official source

Safety

Israel

 

Israel Publishes Draft Revision for SI 20 Part 2.4

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

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Safety

Israel

    

Israel Publishes Draft Revision of SI 60968

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

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Safety

Israel

 

Israel Publishes Draft Revision of SI 20 part 1

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

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Safety

Mexico

March 10, 2022   

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

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

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

a) A rated power of up to 125 W

b) A rated voltage of up to 277 V 

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

Official source

Safety

Mexico

March 10, 2022   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Mexico

March 8, 2022   

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Mexico

Feb. 25, 2022   

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Peru

    

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Philippines

    

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

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

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

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Safety

Philippines

    

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

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

Official source

Safety

Philippines

Sept. 15, 2021   

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

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

Official source

Safety

Philippines

    

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

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

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

Safety

Singapore

    

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

South Africa

    

South Africa Publishes Draft Standard SANS 164-1 Ed 5.06

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

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

Official source

Safety

South Africa

    

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Sri Lanka

    

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Thailand

Dec. 12, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Thailand

Jan. 28, 2022   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Thailand

March 29, 2022   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Thailand

March 29, 2022   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Trinidad and Tobago

    

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Ukraine

March 8, 2022   

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Ukraine

    

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

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Ukraine

    

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

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

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Argentina

    

 

Argentina to Require Local Testing for Cellular Products and Medical Devices

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

Sept. 13, 2021   

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

July 29, 2021   

Brazil Amends Operational Procedure for Marking the Identification of Anatel Approval

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

Official source

Wireless

Brazil

    

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

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

Comments are accepted until Nov. 7, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Colombia

    

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

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

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

Comments are accepted until Jan. 29, 2022.

Official source

Wireless

Colombia

    

Colombia Opens Public Consultation on Use of 6 GHz Band

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

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

Comments were accepted until Oct. 19, 2021.

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Colombia

Dec. 30, 2020   

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

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Kuwait

Sept. 19, 2021   

Kuwait Publishes Type Approval Regulation

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

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Malawi

Sept. 10, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

    

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

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Mexico

Oct. 4, 2021   

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

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

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Morocco

Sept. 16, 2021   

Morocco Publishes National Frequency Plan

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

Official source

Wireless

Pakistan

Sept. 13, 2021   

Pakistan Publishes Type Approval Technical Regulations

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

Official source

Wireless

Suriname

Sept. 3, 2021   

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

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

Official source

Wireless

Tunisia

Sep. 17, 2021   

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

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

Comments are accepted until Oct. 30, 2021.

Official source

Wireless

Vietnam

Aug. 31, 2021   

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

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

Official source

EMC

Brazil

Sept. 23, 2021   

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

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

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

Note: They are only reference standards.

Official source

EMC

Mexico

Feb. 26, 2022   

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

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

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

Official source

EMC

Ukraine

Sept. 23, 2021

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Argentina

    

Argentina

Argentina Issues Draft Resolution: Energy Efficiency Labeling for Electric Ovens

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

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

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Australia

Sept. 14, 2021   

Australia Changes the Energy Rating Product Registration System by GEMS Regulator

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Chile

Sept. 8, 2021   

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

 

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

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

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

Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

EU

    

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

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

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

Official source, Official source, Official source, Official source

Energy Efficiency

Hong Kong

July 20, 2021

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

 

India Extends Validity of Star Labelling Program for Chillers

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

Sept. 2, 2021

India Mandates BEE Labeling for Deep Freezers

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

India

Sept. 2, 2021

India Mandates BEE Labeling for LCAC

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Philippines

Sept. 10, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Saudi Arabia

 

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

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

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Serbia

Sept. 22, 2021

Serbia Publishes New Energy Efficiency Labeling for Electronic Displays Including Televisions

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

Official source , Official source

Energy Efficiency

Thailand

 

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

Trinidad and Tobago

Sept. 2, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

Sept. 30, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

Sept. 26, 2021

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

 

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

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

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

Official source

Energy Efficiency

USA

 

US Releases Proposed Rules for Fans and Blowers Testing Procedures

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

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

Official source

Environment

EU

Sept. 14, 2021

EU Announces ECHA SCIP Database to Go Online

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

Official source

Environment

EU

Sept. 1, 2021

EU Publishes New Standard EN 1397:2021

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

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

Official source

Environment

EU     

Oct. 1, 2021      

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

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

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

Official source

Environment

EU      

Sept. 17, 2021    

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

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

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

Official source

Environment

Global

Oct. 1, 2021     

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

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

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

Official source

Environment

Kenya

July 20, 2021      

Kenya Publishes Approved Standards

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

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

Official source

Environment

Mexico

March 15, 2022      

 

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

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

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

The enforcement date is March 15, 2022.

Official source

Water Efficiency

Singapore

Sept. 1, 2021      

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

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

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

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

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

Official source, official source

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

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

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

Effective date: Jan. 1, 2022

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

Chile

       

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

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

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

Official source

Safety

Germany

          

Germany Updates GS Mark Requirements

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

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Safety

India

Aug 25, 2021   

India Details New Rules for Drone Operation

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

These new rules:

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

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Safety

India

          

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Safety

Mexico

          

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

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

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

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

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

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

             

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

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL office for more information.

Safety

South Korea

Dec. 31, 2022         

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

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

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

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Safety

South Korea

                

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

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

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

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

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Safety

Thailand

             

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

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

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Safety

Thailand

                

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

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

The deadline to receive comments was October 13, 2021.

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Safety

Uzbekistan

                

Dec. 1, 2021      

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

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

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

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

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

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Wireless

Brazil

                   

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

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

ANATEL accepted comments until Sept. 25, 2021.

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Wireless

Brazil

                   

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

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

ANATEL accepted comments until Sept. 1, 2021.

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Wireless

Chile

                

Chile Modifies Technical Standard for Short-Range Devices

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

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Wireless

Malaysia

             

             

Malaysia Opens Public Consultation on WLAN 6 GHz

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

MCMC accepts comments until Oct. 11, 2021.

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Wireless

Mexico

             

Mexico Opens Consultation for 5850-5925 MHz Band V2X

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

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

Official source, Official source

Wireless

Rwanda

May 4, 2021   

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

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

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

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Wireless

Singapore

Aug 11, 2021   

Singapore Publishes Technical Specification for Short Range Devices

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

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EMC      

EU         

July 21, 2024      

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60938-1:2021

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

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

                

Australia, New Zealand

             

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

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

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

             

Philippines Opens PELP Online Company Registration

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

             

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

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

South Korea

       

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

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

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

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

Official source, official source

Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

July 1, 2023               

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

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

Effective immediately, the check measures are as follows:

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

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Energy Efficiency

Ukraine

             

                

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

United Kingdom

             

             

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

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

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

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

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Environment

EU               

Aug. 16, 2024         

Europe Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63296-1:2021

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

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

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

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Environment      

Saudi Arabia      

                                     

Saudi Arabia Publishes Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances

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

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

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