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

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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 2024 updates

Regulation 

Country 

Summary 

Artificial Intelligence 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN ISO/IEC 8183:2024 - Information Technology - Artificial Intelligence - Data Life Cycle Framework 
 
On June 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN ISO/IEC 8183:2024 for information technology - artificial intelligence - data life cycle framework. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Chemicals 

USA 

USA House of Representatives Introduces a Bill on Forever Chemical Regulation and Accountability Act (FCRAA) 
 
On April 18, 2024, the House of Representatives of United States of America introduced a bill (H.R.8074 - Forever Chemical Regulation and Accountability Act of 2024) to phase out production of nonessential uses of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, to prohibit releases of all perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes. 
 
Official source 

Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Amendment to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation to Add Methoxyclor 
 
On May 30, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Draft Commission Delegated Regulation amending Annex I to the Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants to include methoxychlor as a substance subject to certain restrictions. 
 
The feedback period was until June 27, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Chemicals 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Industrial Standard for Mercury-added Electric Products 
 
On May 17, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published an industrial standard for mercury-added electric products under TIS 3604-2566 (2023). 
 
The standard came into force on May 18, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Chemicals 

China 

MEE China Publishes Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Report (2004-2024) 
 
On May 17, 2024, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of the People’s Republic of China published a Report on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Control in China (2004-2024) jointly with other central government departments. 

 
The report comprehensively introduces China's concepts, practices, and results on POPs control, and shares China's experience in this regard. 
 
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Official source 

Cyber Security 

South Africa 

South Africa ICASA Publishes National Data and Cloud Policy 
 
On May 31, 2024, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published the National Data and Cloud Policy. 
 
Official source

Official source 

EMC 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019/A2:2024 - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions (Equipment Input Current <16A Per Phase) 
 
On April 12, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 61000-3-2:2019/A2:2024 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - part 3-2: limits - limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current < 16 A per phase). 
 
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Official source 

EMC 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62153-4-15:2021/A1:2024 - Metallic Cables and Other Passive Components Test Methods 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 62153-4-15:2021/A1:2024 for metallic cables and other passive components test methods - part 4-15: electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) related test method for measuring transfer impedance and screening attenuation or coupling attenuation with triaxial cell. 
 
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Official source 

EMC 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62153-4-9:2018/AMD2:2024 - EMC Test Method for Measuring Coupling Attenuation of Screened Balanced Cables 
 
On June 18, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62153-4-9:2018/AMD2:2024. This standard specifies a test method for determining the coupling attenuation of screened balanced cables. 
 
Official source 

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

Kosovo 

Kosovo MIET Solicits Comments on the Amendment of the Administrative Instruction Concerning the Conformity Marking and Manner of Recognition of Foreign Documents of Conformity 
 
On May 27, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade (MIET) opened a public consultation on Administrative Instruction (GRK) No. 00/2024 for amending and supplementing Administrative Instruction (GRK) No. 03/2020 on the Form and Content of the Conformity Marking and Manner of Recognition of Foreign Documents of Conformity. 
 
The deadline for submitting written contributions for the Draft Administrative Instruction consultation was June 14, 2024. 
 
Official source 

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety 

GCC, Oman, Bahrain 

GCC Countries GSO Notifies Stakeholders Regarding Office Closure During Eid Al-Adha Holiday 
 
On June 6, 2024, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) notified stakeholders regarding office closure from 11th of June to 23rd of June 2024. During this period, approval and review process of GMARK certificate and EER Label applications will be temporarily suspended. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety 

Israel 

Israel MEI Notifies the Commencement of the Amended Import and Export Ordinance 
 
On June 17, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified the commencement of amended Import and Export Ordinance which was implemented on July 1, 2024 (with an option to postpone for up to 3 months).  
 
Official source 

EMC, Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Equipment List on Week 23 (2024-W23) 
 
On June 7, 2024, new testing equipment list was published and updated on the IECEE website.  

  • IEC 62271-202:2022               
  • IEC 62271-201:2014                  
  • IEC 62271-111:2019                   
  • IEC 62271-105:2021           
  • IEC 62271-103:2021                
  • IEC 62271-102:2018/AMD1:2022         
  • IEC 62271-100:2021                  
  • IEC 60282-1:2020               
  • IEC 61000-3-2:2018/AMD1:2020/AMD2:2024            
  • IEC 62271-200:2021 

 Official source 

EMC, Safety, Performance 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 23 (2024-W23) 
 
On June 7, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.  
 
Official source 

EMC, Safety, Wireless 

Australia 

Australia ACMA Opens Public Consultation on the Upper 6 GHz Band 
 
On June 4, 2024, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened consultation for the planning options in the upper 6 GHz band. This initiative should support the introduction of radio local area networks (RLANs) and/or wide-area wireless broadband (WBB) services into the upper 6 GHz band.  
 
The consultation closed on July 2, 2024. 
 
Official source 

EMC, Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Technical Framework for Supplemental Mobile Coverage by Satellite (SMCS) 
 
On June 17, 2024, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened a public consultation on SMSE-006-24 Policy, Licensing and Technical Framework for Supplemental Mobile Coverage by Satellite (SMCS). 
 
Comments are accepted until September 13, 2024 via: 
1. Electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) by email to 
    satelliteplanning-planificationsatellite@ised-isde.gc.ca  
2. Paper submissions should be mailed to the following address: 
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 
    Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch 
    Senior Director, Space Services and International 
    6th Floor, East Tower 
    235 Queen Street 
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0H5 
 
Note: All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (SMSE-003-24). 
 
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Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA DOE Publishes Proposed Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Air-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
 
On May 20, 2024, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published proposed rule regarding the energy conservation standards of air-cooled commercial package air conditioners and heat pumps.   
 
DOE requests comments, data, and information on NOPR by September 9, 2024, and comments on the proposed standard's competitive impact should be sent to the Department of Justice contact by June 20, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Taiwan 

Taiwan EA Abolishes the Voluntary Energy Saving Label for Fluorescent Lamps 
 
On April 30, 2024, the Energy Administration (EA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued an order for the abolition of Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified Fluorescent Lamps. 
 
The termination of using the energy saving label for fluorescent lamps will be effective from January 1, 2025 but the acceptance for the new and renewal application were not be available from April 30, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

China 

China CNIS Issues the Second Consultation for Draft Amended National Energy Efficiency Standards for Household and Similar Kitchen Appliances 
 
On May 17, 2024, the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) published the second public consultation for draft of the mandatory national standard Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Household and Similar Kitchen Appliances to refine energy efficiency grade indicators. The drafting group is conducting a second round of solicitation of comments until July 15, 2024. 
 
Experts are invited to review the second draft, provide feedback, suggest amendments, and email the feedback form to below contacts: 
 
Contact person of the drafting group: 
Ms. Peng Yanyan, Tel. 010-58811136, Email: pengyy@cnis.ac.cn  
 
Secretariat Contact: 
Zhang Sinan, Tel. 010-58811633, Email: zhangsn@cnis.ac.cn  
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

South Korea 

South Korea MOTIE Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations 
 
On May 31, 2024, the South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Efficiency Management Equipment Operation Regulations (MOTIE Notice No. 2024-442). 
 
Comments were accepted until June 10, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

China 

China CNIS Publishes Consultation for the Draft Mandatory National Standard for Energy Efficiency of Air Cleaner (GB 36893—202X) 
 
On April 17, 2024, the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) issued the draft mandatory national standard for minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades for air cleaner (GB 36893—202X) for solicitation of comments. 
 
Relevant experts can review the draft, provide comments and suggestions by filling out the feedback form, and submit it via email to the contacts below by June 14, 2024. 
  
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Uruguay 

Uruguay MIEM Publishes Draft Energy Efficiency Labeling and Warning Labeling for Incandescent Lamps 
 
On May 8, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining published draft technical regulation of energy efficiency labeling for incandescent lamps.  
 
The deadline of this public consultation was July 1, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Costa Rica 

Costa Rica MINAE Adopts Central American Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Specifications of Refrigerators and Freezers Appliances (RTCA 97.01.81:22) 
 
On April 25, 2024, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) adopted the Central American technical regulation RTCA 97.01.81:22 through Executive Decree No. 44418-COMEX-MEIC-MINAE. This technical regulation deals with the energy efficiency specifications of electrical products specifically for refrigerators and freezers appliances. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information 

Energy Efficiency 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standard for Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On May 21, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 142/2024 on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency standard ES 3794:2024 for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Egypt 

Egypt MCI Publishes Ministerial Decree on the Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Performance Standards of Electric Circulating Air Fans 
 
On May 21, 2024, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Egypt (MCI) published Ministerial Decree No. 142/2024 on the implementation of standards ES 7821:2024 and ES 537-1:2024 for Energy Efficiency and performance requirements of electric circulating air fans. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency  

South Africa 

South Africa DTIC Publishes Compulsory Specification for Efficiency Requirements of Electric Motors (VC 9113) 
 
On June 3, 2024, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) published national regulator for compulsory specifications act: compulsory specification for efficiency requirements of electric motors (VC 9113). This compulsory specification will become effective 12 months (June 3, 2025) after the publication of this notice. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

EU 

European Commission (EC) Publishes Commission Implementing Decision Designating Union Testing Facility for Eco-design and Energy Labelling 
 
On May 29, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1456 of 27 May 2024 designating a Union testing facility for eco-design and energy labelling in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 of the European Parliament and of the Council. 
 
This Regulation entered into force on the twentieth day (June 18, 2024) following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Honduras 

Honduras Government Publishes a Circular for the Request for Technical Compliance Opinion for Energy Efficiency of Air Conditioners 
 
On May 30, 2024, the Government of Honduras through the General Directorate of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (DGER) published a circular regarding the update in relation to the  the additional equipment for which compliance opinions must be requested in RTCA 23.01.78.20 and RTCA 23.01.80.21.  
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Energy Efficiency 

Moldova 

Moldova Ministry of Energy Solicits Comments on the Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Amendment of the Ecodesign Regulations 
 
On June 4, 2024, the Ministry of Energy (ME) published for consultation, examination and approval the draft Regulatory Impact Analysis to the draft amendment of Government Decision No. 750/2016 on the approval of the regulations regarding the ecological design requirements applicable to products with an energy impact. The deadline for comments was June 17, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Moldova 

Moldova Government Issues the Amendment to the Energy Labeling Requirements (Government Decision No. 189/2024) 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Government of the Republic of Moldova published Decision No. 189 of March 13, 2024, which amends the regulations regarding energy labeling requirements for products with an energy impact, Government Decision No. 1003/2014. The amendment includes the new annexes for the regulation of refrigerators, household washing machines, light sources, household dishwashers, and electronic displays. The Government Decision No. 189/2024 was effective on June 23, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

India 

India BEE Releases Draft Regulation on Particulars and Manner of their Display for Room Air Conditioners 
 
On June 10, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) released an advisory regarding pre-published amendment regulations for Room Air Conditioners (RAC). 
 
Comments and feedback were accepted until July 5, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Ukraine 

Ukraine Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Issues the New Technical Regulation of Energy Labeling of Light Sources 
 
On May 1, 2024, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine published the new Order No. 172 of February 23, 2024 on the approval of the Technical Regulation of Energy Labeling of Light Sources. 
 
The new regulation will enter in force following the cancellation of the current Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated May 27, 2015 No. 340 on Approval of the Technical Regulation on Energy Labeling of Electric Lamps and Lamps. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

India 

India BEE Releases Draft Notification for Distribution Transformer 
 
On June 10, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) released an advisory regarding draft amendment notification for distribution transformer. 
 
Comments and feedback were accepted until June 20, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers 
 
On June 13, 2024, the US Department of Energy (DOE) published direct final rule for the energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezer and freezers with confirmed effective and compliance dates and minor technical corrections. 
 
The technical correction in this document is effective June 13, 2024. The DOE has decided to implement the January 2024 Direct Final Rule, effective May 16, 2024, and requiring compliance after January 31, 2029, or January 31, 2030, depending on the product class. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda 

East African Community UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DEAS 1214:2024 - Refrigerating Appliances Minimum Energy Performance 
 
On June 11, 2024, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft East African Standard (EAS) DEAS 1214:2024 for refrigerating appliances for household and similar use minimum energy performance - requirements. 
 
Comments and feedback can be sent to following until August 10, 2024: 
* Tel: +(256) 4 1733 3250/1/2 
* Fax: +(256) 4 1428 6123 
* E-mail: info@unbs.go.ug  
* Website: https://www.unbs.go.ug/  
 
Official source

Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

India 

India BEE Re-notifies Manufacturers & Permittees of Refrigerators Regarding the QR Code Implementation Under S&L Program 
 
On June 7, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published Notification No. SL-33/9/2023-BEE - Permittees/Manufacturers of Refrigerators to continue their production with QR code implementation under Standards and Labelling (S&L) program. This notification modified the implementation date of using QR code labels in refrigerator. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

GCC, Bahrain 

GSO EER WG 1 Publishes Call for Comments on Bahrain Energy Efficiency Technical Regulations Implementation Dates   
 
Following the Seventh Annual Meeting of the General Notified Bodies Cooperation Group (GNBCG) held in Dubai in May 2024, GSO EER WG 1 launched a call for comments for manufacturers and industry representatives to share their voice on the implementation timelines of Bahrain Technical Regulations on Energy Efficiency.   
 
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Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

China 

China SAC Plans to Amend Two Mandatory Energy Efficiency Standards for Ducted Air Conditioners and LED Products for Indoor Lighting 
 
On May 31, 2024, the National Standardization Administration of China (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued a notice seeking public comments on two amended mandatory standards. These standards concern the minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades of ducted air conditioners and LED products for indoor lighting. 
 
The deadline for submitting comments was June 30, 2024. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

China 

China SAC Plans to Formulate Seven New Energy Efficiency Mandatory Standards for Various Products, Including PV Modules and Inverters 
 
On June 17, 2024, the National Standardization Administration of China (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued a notice seeking public comments on seven new mandatory standards for the minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades of various products, including photovoltaic modules and inverters. 
 
The deadline for submitting opinions is July 17, 2024. See the link to participate in the public consultation. 
 
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Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

Chile 

Chile SEC Postpones the Entrance into force of the Updated Protocol for Refrigerating Appliances 
 
On June 19, 2024, the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) modifies the expiration date of  PE N°1/17/2:2015 through Resolution No. 26093. This protocol deals with the energy efficiency performance certification procedure for domestic refrigeration appliances. 
 
The new expiration date is on March 31, 2025.  
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency 

EU 

European Commission (EC) Publishes Commission Recommendation Regarding Setting Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Targets and National Contributions 
 
On June 19, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Recommendation (EU) 2024/1722 of 17 June 2024 setting out guidelines for the interpretation of Article 4 of Directive (EU) 2023/1791 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards energy efficiency targets and national contributions. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Performance, Chemicals, Sanitation 

United Arab Emirates 

UAE MoIAT Launches a National Product Platform Conformity Hub 
 
On June 27, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) announced the launch of the national product platform Conformity Hub which aims to enhance product quality and competitiveness in the UAE market. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency, Performance 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Prepares Draft Standard SASO 2874 - Large Capacity Air Conditioners – Performance Requirements and Methods of Testing 
 
On June 4, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) prepared draft standard SASO 2874 for large capacity air conditioners – performance requirements and methods of testing. 
 
Comments and feedback were accepted until July 4, 2024: 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Performance 

EU 

European Commission (EC) Updates List of Harmonized Standards regarding Condensing Units for Refrigeration (Ecodesign for Professional Refrigerators) 
 
On June 6, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1589 on the harmonised standards for condensing units for refrigeration drafted in support of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1095. 
 
Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1095 is the Ecodesign Regulation for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Performance 

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda 

East African Community UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DEAS 1213:2024 - Air Conditioning Appliances Minimum Energy Performance 
 
On June 11, 2024, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft East African Standard (EAS) DEAS 1213:2024 for air conditioning appliances for household and similar use - minimum energy performance - requirements. 
 
Comments and feedback can be sent to following until August 10, 2024: 
* Tel: +(256) 4 1733 3250/1/2 
* Fax: +(256) 4 1428 6123 
* E-mail: info@unbs.go.ug  
* Website: https://www.unbs.go.ug/  
 
Official source

Official source 

Energy Efficiency, Safety 

Israel 

Israel MEI Prepares Draft Standard for the Safety of Tumble Dryers (SI 60335 Part 2.11) 
 
On May 15, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) prepared the draft Israeli Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety: Particular Requirements for Tumble Dryers, SI 60335 Part 2.11 to replace the mandatory standard SI 900 Part 2.11 of November 2017. 
 
Closing date for comments was June 15, 2024. 
 
Official source 

Energy Efficiency, Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Issues a New Portaria Amending the Technical Regulation for Solar Water Heating Equipment (Portaria 215:2024) 
 
On June 7, 2024, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued Portaria No. 215 of June 6, 2024, amending Inmetro Portaria No. 420 of October 4, 2021, the consolidated Technical Quality Regulation and Conformity Assessment Requirements for Solar Water Heating Equipment. The amendment simplifies and reduces regulatory requirements while ensuring user safety and correcting errors in the original regulation. This Portaria came into force on July 1, 2024. 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand  Prepare Draft Amendment to Standard AS/NZS 60079.1:2015 - Explosive Atmospheres, Equipment Protection by Flameproof Enclosures "d" 
 
On June 6, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft amendment 1 to standard AS/NZS 60079.1:2015. This standard contains specific requirements for the construction and testing of electrical equipment with the type of protection flameproof enclosure “d”, intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres. 
 
The closing date for comments was July 4, 2024. 
 
Official source 

F Gas, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Amendment to the Rules for the Functioning of the F-Gas Portal 
 
On June 13, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published draft rules for registration in the F-gas portal in alignment with the new F-Gas Regulation (EU) 2024/573 and repealing (EU) 2019/661, the existing implementing regulation for electronic registration for placing hydrofluorocarbons on the market. 
 
The feedback period was until July 11, 2024. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

F Gas, Chemicals 

USA 

USA EPA Publishes Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration 
 
On June 13, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.  
 
This rule becomes effective on July 15, 2024, and it introduces new refrigerant options to increase flexibility in designing and manufacturing equipment within the industry for specific uses. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

Switzerland 

Switzerland FOEN Publishes Amendments to Annexes 2.10 of the Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks on the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles 
 
On June 6, 2024, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) published Amendments to Annexes 2.10 (Refrigerants) of the Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks relating to the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles (Chemicals Risk Reduction Ordinance, ORRChem). 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MONRE Approves National Plan on Management and Elimination of Ozone-depleting Substances and Controlled Greenhouse Gases 
 
On June 11, 2024, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) published Decision 496/QD-TTg which promulgates the National Plan on management and elimination of ozone-depleting substances and controlled greenhouse gases. 
 
The Decision came into effect on the promulgation date. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-217:2024 - Environmental Test Methods - Cable Shrinkage of Optical Fiber Cables 
 
On April 3, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-217:2024. This standard deals with optical fiber cables, specifically focusing on generic specifications, basic optical cable test procedures, and environmental test methods.  
 
Official source 

Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61755-3-1:2024 - Non-angled 2,5 mm and 1,25 mm Diameter Cylindrical Full Zirconia Ferrules 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61755-3-1:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - connector optical interfaces - part 3-1: connector parameters of dispersion unshifted single-mode physically contacting fibers - non-angled 2,5 mm and 1,25 mm diameter cylindrical full zirconia ferrules. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 16, 2025. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61755-3-2:2024 - Angled 2,5 mm and 1,25 mm Diameter Cylindrical Full Zirconia Ferrules 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61755-3-2:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - connector optical interfaces - part 3-2: connector parameters of dispersion unshifted single-mode physically contacting fibers - angled 2,5 mm and 1,25 mm diameter cylindrical full zirconia ferrules. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 16, 2025. 
 
Official source

Official source 

Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61784-5-2:2018/A1:2024 - Industrial Communication Networks - Fieldbuses Installation Profiles for CPF 2 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 61784-5-2:2018/A1:2024 for industrial communication networks - profiles - part 5-2: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 2. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61784-5-3:2018/A1:2024 - Industrial Communication Networks - Fieldbuses Installation Profiles for CPF 3 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 61784-5-3:2018/A1:2024 for industrial communication networks - profiles - part 5-3: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 3. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61784-5-6:2024 - Industrial Networks Installation Profiles for CPF 6 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61784-5-6:2024 for industrial networks - profiles - part 5-6: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 6. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 8, 2027. 
 
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EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61784-5-8:2024 - Industrial Networks Installation Profiles for CPF 8 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61784-5-8:2024 for industrial networks - profiles - part 5-8: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 8. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 8, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61784-5-12:2024 - Industrial Networks Installation Profiles for CPF 12 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61784-5-12:2024 for industrial networks - profiles - part 5-12: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 12. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is April 25, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61784-5-19:2024 - Industrial Networks Installation Profiles for CPF 19 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61784-5-19:2024 for industrial networks - profiles - part 5-19: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 19. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 8, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-201:2024 - Basic Optical Cable Test Procedures - Environmental Test Methods - Temperature Cycling, Method F1 
 
On May 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-201:2024. IEC 60794-1-201 is a test standard that defines procedures to evaluate the ability of optical fiber cables to withstand temperature cycling. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-209:2024 - Basic Optical Cable Test Procedures - Environmental Test Methods - Ageing, Method F9 
 
On May 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-209:2024. This is a standard for optical fiber cables that defines test procedures to establish uniform requirements for the environmental performance of these cables. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63281-3-1:2024 - E-Transporters Performance Test Method 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63281-3-1:2024 for e-transporters - part 3-1: performance test method for total run time of e-scooters with consideration to environmental conditions of actual use. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 62386-302:2017/A1:2024 - Digital Addressable Lighting Interface - Absolute Input Devices 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 62386-302:2017/A1:2024 for digital addressable lighting interface - part 302: particular requirements - input devices - absolute input devices. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 62386-303:2017/A1:2024 - Digital Addressable Lighting Interface - Occupancy Sensor 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 62386-303:2017/A1:2024 for digital addressable lighting interface - part 303: particular requirements - input devices - occupancy sensor. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60502-2:2014/AMD1:2024 - Power Cables for Rated Voltages from 6kV up to 30 kV 
 
On May 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60502-2:2014+AMD1:2024. This is a standard that  specifies the construction, dimensions, and test requirements for power cables with extruded solid insulation for fixed installations, with a voltage rating from 6 kV to 30 kV.  
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 62386-304:2017/A1:2024 - Digital Addressable Lighting Interface - Light Sensor 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN 62386-304:2017/A1:2024 for digital addressable lighting interface - part 304: particular requirements - input devices - light sensor. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62057-3:2024 - Automatic Meter Testing System (AMTS) 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62057-3:2024 for electrical energy meters - test equipment, techniques and procedures - part 3: automatic meter testing system (AMTS). 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61978-1:2024 - Fiber Optic Passive Chromatic Dispersion Compensators 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61978-1:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - fiber optic passive chromatic dispersion compensators - part 1: generic specification. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 20, 2025. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61753-082-02:2024 - Pigtailed Single-Mode Fiber Optic - Indoor Controlled Environment 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61753-082-02:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - performance standard - part 082-02: pigtailed single-mode fiber optic 1,31/1,55 µm WWDM devices for category C - indoor controlled environment. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61300-1:2022/A1:2024 - Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 61300-1:2022/A1:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - basic test and measurement procedures - part 1: general and guidance. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60793-1-45:2024 - Optical Fiber - Mode Field Diameter 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60793-1-45:2024 for optical fibers - part 1-45: measurement methods and test procedures - mode field diameter. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 24, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60793-1-41:2024 - Optical Fibers - Bandwidth 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60793-1-41:2024 for optical fibers - part 1-41: measurement methods and test procedures - bandwidth. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 24, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63281-3-2:2024 - Performance Test Methods for Mobility of Cargo E-Transporters 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 63281-3-2:2024 for e-transporters - part 3-2: performance test methods for mobility of cargo e-transporters. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 61954:2021/AC:2024-06 - Static VAR Compensators (SVC) - Thyristor Valves 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 61954:2021/AC:2024-06 for static VAR compensators (SVC) - testing of thyristor valves. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61300-2-27:2024 - Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components - Dust (Laminar Flow) 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61300-2-27:2024 for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components - basic test and measurement procedures - part 2-27: tests - dust (laminar flow). 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 6, 2025. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61280-4-2:2024 - Cabling Plant - Single-Mode Attenuation and Optical Return Loss Measurements 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 61280-4-2:2024 for fiber-optic communication subsystem test procedures - part 4-2: installed cabling plant - single-mode attenuation and optical return loss measurements. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 10, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-213:2024 - Optical Fiber Cables - Microduct Pressure Withstand, Method F13 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60794-1-213:2024 for optical fiber cables - part 1-213: generic specification - basic optical cable test procedures - environmental test methods - microduct pressure withstand, method F13. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 12, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-104:2024 - Optical Fiber Cables – Mechanical Impact Tests Method E4 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60794-1-104:2024 for optical fiber cables - part 1-104: generic specification - basic optical cable test procedures - mechanical tests methods - impact, method. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 7, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60136:2024 - Brush-holders for Electrical Machinery 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60136:2024 for dimensions, marking and testing of carbon brushes and dimensions of brush-holders for electrical machinery. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN 50214:2024 - Flat Flexible Cables 
 
On June 14, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN 50214:2024 for flat flexible cables. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 27, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN ISO 18113-1:2024 - In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices for General Requirements 
 
On June 12, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN ISO 18113-1:2024 for in vitro diagnostic medical devices - information supplied by the manufacturer (labelling) - part 1: terms, definitions, and general requirements. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is une 30, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN ISO 18113-2:2024 - In Vitro Diagnostic Reagents for Professional Use 
 
On June 12, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN ISO 18113-2:2024 for in vitro diagnostic medical devices - information supplied by the manufacturer (labelling) - part 2: in vitro diagnostic reagents for professional use. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN ISO 18113-3:2024 - In Vitro Diagnostic Instruments for Professional Use 
 
On June 12, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN ISO 18113-3:2024 for in vitro diagnostic medical devices - information supplied by the manufacturer (labelling) - part 3: in vitro diagnostic instruments for professional use. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN ISO 18113-4:2024 - In Vitro Diagnostic Reagents for Self-Testing 
 
On June 12, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN ISO 18113-4:2024 for in vitro diagnostic medical devices - information supplied by the manufacturer (labelling) - part 4: in vitro diagnostic reagents for self-testing. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN ISO 18113-5:2024 - In Vitro Diagnostic Instruments for Self-Testing 
 
On June 12, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN ISO 18113-5:2024 for in vitro diagnostic medical devices - information supplied by the manufacturer (labelling) - part 5: in vitro diagnostic instruments for self-testing. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 30, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61169-69:2024 - Sectional Specification for Series SMP3 RF Coaxial Connectors 
 
On June 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61169-69:2024. This standard specifies the sectional specification for series SMP3 RF coaxial connectors. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12352:2024 - Traffic Control Equipment - Warning and Safety Light Devices 
 
On June 19, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published a new standard EN 12352:2024 for traffic control equipment - warning and safety light devices. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is March 31, 2026. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 63241-2-1:2024 - Requirements for Measuring Dust Emissions Hand-Held Core Drills 
 
On June 12, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 63241-2-1:2024. This standard specifies requirements for measuring dust emissions from hand-held core drills. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62676-2-11:2024 - Video Surveillance Systems (VSS) Use In Security Applications 
 
On June 21, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62676-2-11:2024 for video surveillance systems (VSS) for use in security applications - part 2-11: video transmission protocols - interop profiles for VMS and cloud VSaaS systems for safe cities and law enforcement. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-101:2024 - Optical Fiber Cables - Mechanical Tests Methods - Tensile, Method E1 
 
On June 21, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 60794-1-101:2024 for optical fiber cables - part 1-101: generic specification - basic optical cable test procedures - mechanical tests methods - tensile, method E1. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is June 19, 2027. 
 
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Performance, Noise 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60704-2-9:2024 - Requirements for Electric Hair Care Appliances 
 
On June 10, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60704-2-9:2024. This standard provides test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise from electric hair care appliances. 
 
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Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Includes New Standards in the System for the Month of May 2024 
 
On May 2024, new standards were included in the IECEE System. 
 
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RoHS, Energy Efficiency, Chemicals 

Taiwan 

Taiwan BSMI Issues the Draft Amendment of BSMI Certification Requirements for Low-Voltage Three-Phase Induction Motors 
 
On June 3, 2024, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the draft amendment of Legal Inspection Requirements for Motor Products for public comment until August 2, 2024. 
 
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RoHS, Safety, Chemicals 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Notifies Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) Regarding Circular for Lighting Product Self-Ballasted LED Lamp 
 
On June 9, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) notified conformity assessment bodies (CABs) regarding circular for lighting product self-ballasted LED lamp. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

RoHS, Safety, EMC, Cyber Security, Chemicals 

Taiwan 

Taiwan BSMI Plans to Include Electric Vehicles Charging Equipment into the Mandatory Product Certification Scope 
 
On June 3, 2024, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the draft Legal Inspection Requirements for Electric Vehicles Charging Equipment. It outlines the regulations for electric vehicles charging equipment that will be subject for 
the mandatory BSMI certification. 
 
This draft regulation is open for public comment until August 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Jordan 

Jordan JSMO Publishes Technical Regulation for Conformity Evaluation Procedures of Electric Vehicles 
 
On May 26, 2024, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO) published technical regulation for conformity evaluation procedures of electric vehicles. This regulation aims to specify conformity assessment procedures for electric vehicles that are going to be imported to the country to ensure its compliance with the requirements stipulated in this regulation. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Amendment to Standard AS/NZS 62841.3.4:2017 - Safety Requirements for Transportable Bench Grinders 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft amendment 2 to standard AS/NZS 62841.3.4:2017. This standard specifies requirements for transportable bench grinders that can be equipped with one or two accessories. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Standard DR AS/NZS 62841.2.12:2024 - Safety Requirements for Hand-held Concrete Vibrators 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 62841.2.12:2024. This standard applies to hand-held concrete vibrators with rated voltage not more than 250 V for single-phase AC or DC tools and 480 V for three-phase AC tools. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link

 
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Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 21 (2024-W21) 
 
On May 24, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website.  
 
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Safety  

Australia 

Australia Publishes Standard AS 3133:2020 Amd 1:2024 - Approval and Test Specifications for Air-break Switches 
 
On May 10, 2024, the Standards Australia published Amendment 1 to standard AS 3133:2020. This standard applies to manually operated air-break general purpose functional and isolating switches having current ratings not exceeding 125 A for use in electrical circuits and equipment operating at low voltage but not exceeding 500 V. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Drafts Safety of Household, Commercial, and Similar Electrical Appliances QCO, 2024 
 
On May 28, 2024, the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) opened public consultation on the Safety of Household, Commercial and Similar Electrical Appliances (Quality Control) Order, 2024. 
 
Comments are accepted until July 27, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

China 

China MIIT Publishes Public Consultation for Four Amendment Plan of Mandatory National Standards for Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries Used in Electronic and Electrical Equipment 
 
On May 8, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the following mandatory national standard project proposals: 

  • GSJCPZQ0030-2024 Safety of Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries Used in Electronic and Electrical Equipment - Part 1: General Requirements 
  • GSJCPZQ0031-2024 Safety of Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries Used in Electronic and Electrical Equipment - Part 3: Electric Tools 
  • GSJCPZQ0032-2024 Safety of Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries Used in Electronic and Electrical Equipment - Part 4: Toys 
  • GSJCPZQ0033-2024 Safety of Lithium Ion Cells and Batteries Used in Electronic and Electrical Equipment - Part 5: Household Electric Appliances 

Comments on the proposed standard projects were accepted until June 8, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61196-12:2024 - Specification for Spacer Clamps for Radiating Cables 
 
On May 30, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61196-12:2024. This standard deals with coaxial communication cables particular for the specification for spacer clamps for radiating cables. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.41:2024 - Safety Requirements for Electric Pumps 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.41:2024. This draft standard deals with the safety of electric pumps for liquids having a temperature not exceeding 90 °C, intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Issue 5033 regarding List of Adopted Voluntary Standard Specifications for Electrical and Electronic Sector 
 
On May 24, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published Issue 5031 regarding list of adopted International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard specifications for electrical and electronic sector. 
 
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Safety 

Singapore 

Enterprise Singapore Publishes Revision of Standard for General Requirements for Electrical Accessories 
 
On May 16, 2024, the Enterprise Singapore published SS 241:2024 Specification for general requirements for electrical accessories (Modified adoption of BS 5733:2010+A1:2014). 
 
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Safety 

China 

China SAC Issues the Draft Mandatory National Standard for the Safety of Electric Vehicle Conductive Supply Equipment 
 
On May 7, 2024, the National Standardization Administration of China (SAC) published the draft of Safety Requirements of Electric Vehicle Conductive Supply Equipment (Plan No. 20240616-Q-624). The National Energy Administration (NEA) proposed this draft and public feedback was accepted until July 6, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Trinidad & Tobago 

Trinidad & Tobago TTBS Notifies about the New Standards for the Safety of Electrical Accessories and Components, Including Electrical Lighting Products 
 
On May 7, 2024, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) issued a notice of declaration of the following new standards:  

  • TTCS 23:2024 Electrical Accessories and Components – Compulsory Requirements 
  • TTCS 25:2024 Electrical Lighting Products – Compulsory Requirements.  

Enforcement date has not been established yet by the authority. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Standard DR AS/NZS 62841.2.7:2024 - Safety Requirements for Hand-held Spray Guns 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 62841.2.7:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric motor-operated hand-held spray guns for non-flammable materials with rated voltage not more than 250 V for single-phase AC or DC tools and 480 V for three-phase AC tools. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Singapore 

Singapore LTA Publishes Amendment to E-Vehicle Charger Regulations 
 
On June 7, 2024, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore published the Electric Vehicles Charging (Electric Vehicle Chargers) (Amendment) Regulations 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Amendment to Standard AS/NZS 62841.2.6:2021 - Safety Requirements for Hand-held Hammers 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft amendment 1 to standard AS/NZS 62841.2.6:2021. This standard covers percussion hammers and rotary hammers, including rotary hammers with the capability to rotate only with the percussion system disengaged (drill only mode) with rated voltage not more than 250 V for single-phase AC or DC and 480 V for three-phase AC tools. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 22 (2024-W22) 
 
On May 24, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 
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Safety 

Philippines 

Philippines BPS Prepares Draft Technical Regulation on Mandatory Product Certification of Automotive Products 
 
On May 28, 2024, the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) prepared draft Technical Regulation on mandatory certification of automotive products. This regulation ensures automotive products (Lead acid starter batteries and lithium-ion batteries) manufactured, imported, distributed, or sold in the country meet the specified quality requirements. 
 
The closing date for comments was June 27, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Commission (EC) Publishes Commission Implementing Regulation Regarding Establishing Template for Recall Notice 
 
On May 27, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1435 laying down rules for the application of the General Product Safety Regulation (EU) 2023/988 as regards establishing the template for a recall notice. 
 
This Regulation entered into force on the twentieth day (June 16, 2024) following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 
 
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Safety 

Uganda 

Uganda UNBS Prepares Draft Standards for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances and Ice-makers 
 
On May 22, 2024, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standards for commercial refrigerating appliances and ice-makers. This standards 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). 
 
Closing date for comments was June 22, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

China 

China MIIT Publishes the Consultation for the Draft Amendment No. 1 of the Electrical Safety Requirements for Electric Bicycles (GB 42295) 
 
On May 30, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the draft amendment of the mandatory national standard GB 42295 Electrical Safety Requirements for Electric Bicycles for public comments until June 28, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Commission (EC) Publishes Commission Implementing Regulation Regarding Implementation of Safety Gate Portal for Providers of Online Marketplaces 
 
On May 28, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1459 of 27 May 2024 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2023/988 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the implementation of the interoperable interface of the safety gate portal for providers of online marketplaces. 
 
This Regulation entered into force on the twentieth day (June 17, 2024) following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 
 
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Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Proposes to Amend the Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Devices (Portaria 497:2021) 
 
On June 10, 2024, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued Public Consultation No. 6 of June 6, 2024, for the proposal to amend Inmetro Portaria No. 497 of December 13, 2021, which approves the Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Devices. The public consultation period ends on August 9, 2024. 
 
Submission of feedback and suggestions is through the Participa + Brasil Platform in this link
 
For assistance with the platform, please email 
dconf.consultapublica@inmetro.gov.br . mailto:dconf.consultapublica@inmetro.gov.br  
 
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Safety 

Uganda 

Uganda UNBS Prepares Draft Standard DUS IEC 60335-2-40:2022 - Safety Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-conditioners and Dehumidifiers 
 
On May 22, 2024, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) prepared draft standard DUS IEC 60335-2-40:2022. This standard  deals with the safety of electric heat pumps, sanitary hot water heat pumps and air conditioners, incorporating motor-compressors as well as hydronic fan coils units, dehumidifiers (with or without motor-compressors), thermoelectric heat pumps and partial units. 
 
The closing date for comments was June 22, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India DPIIT Releases the Quality Control Order for Bottled Water Dispensers 2024 
 
On June 3, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India released Bottled Water Dispensers (Quality Control) Order, 2024. This Order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer, enforcing authority and the date of implementation according to enterprises. 
 
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Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil INMETRO Issues the Rectification in the Conformity Assessment Requirements for Certain Household and Similar Appliances Covered by Portaria 148:2022 
 
On June 7, 2024, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) issued the rectification in Portaria No. 148 of March 28, 2022, concerning the conformity assessment requirements for household appliances and similar appliances. The rectification clarifies and refines the requirements for electrical insulation and conformity assessment tests for electric fences and household appliances powered by batteries. 
 
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Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil ANVISA Issues a Resolution that Regulates and Prohibits Electronic Smoking Devices (RDC No. 855 of April 23, 2024) 
 
On April 24, 2024, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) issued a resolution that prohibits the manufacture, import, marketing, distribution, storage, transportation and advertising of electronic smoking devices (dispositivos eletrônicos para fumar or DEF), including accessories, parts, and refills for use with or in these devices. This resolution came into force on May 2, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Jordan 

Jordan JSMO Publishes Various Safety Standards for Household Electrical Appliances 
 
On May 6, 2024, the Jordan Standards & Metrology Organization (JSMO) published various safety standards for household electrical appliances. These standards specifies safety requirements for electric warming plates, kitchen machines, appliances for heating liquids, food waste disposers, deep fat fryers and frying pans. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 62841-2-11:2016/A11:2024 - Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Reciprocating Saws 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN 62841-2-11:2016/A11:2024 for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - safety - part 2-11: particular requirements for hand-held reciprocating saws. 
 
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Safety 

Iraq 

Iraq COSQC Publishes Explanatory Guide for the Implementation of Labeling Requirements for Products Entering Iraqi Market 
 
On June 9, 2024, the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) published explanatory guide for the implementation of labeling requirements for products entering Iraqi market. All products must be marked in Arabic or in both Arabic and English according to the marking clause in the Iraqi standards and technical requirements in accordance to general amendment approved in 2023. 
 
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Safety 

GCC 

GSO Announces Applicability of Saudi National Deviations of SASO IEC 60335-2-21:2021 to 7th Edition of IEC Standard 60335-2-21:2022 
 
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) provided clarification regarding the issue of applicability of Saudi National Deviations set out in the standard SASO IEC 60335-2-21:2021 to the seventh edition of the IEC standard 60335-2-21:2022.  
 
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Safety 

Canada 

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of E61558-2-13 - Requirements and Tests for Auto Transformers and Power Supply Units 
 
On May 29, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published E61558-2-13. This standard deals with requirements and tests for auto transformers and power supply units incorporating auto transformers. 
 
Comments were accepted until June 25, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation for Appliances for Heating Liquids to Comply with TIS 60335 Part 2(15)-25XX 
 
On May 17, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published a draft ministerial regulation specifying that appliances for heating liquids must comply with TIS 60335 Part 2(15)-25XX. 
 
Submission of opinions on the draft ministerial regulations is through the feedback form link until July 15, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation for Portable Power Bank to Comply with TIS 2879-25XX 
 
On May 21, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published a draft ministerial regulation specifying that portable power banks must conform to the proposed revised compulsory standard TIS 2879-25XX. 
 
Submission of opinions on the draft ministerial regulations is through the feedback form link until July 20, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022/AC:2024-05 - Electronic Control Devices 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a corrigendum standard EN IEC 60669-2-1:2022/AC:2024-05 for switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations - part 2-1: particular requirements - electronic control devices. 
 
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Safety 

Ecuador 

Ecuador INEN Opens Public Consultation on Technical Regulations for Manual and Semi-Fixed Electric Tools 
 
On June 5, 2024, the Ecuadorian Standardization Service (INEN) opened a public consultation on First Revision Project of the Ecuadorian Technical Regulation Manual and Semi-Fixed Electric Tools Powered by Electric Motors (PRTE 137 (1R)). 
 
Comments are accepted until August 4, 2024, and must be submitted to puntocontacto-otcecu@produccion.gob.ec http://produccion.gob.ec.  
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61558-2-8:2024 - Requirements andTests for Transformers and Power Supply Units for Bells and Chimes 
 
On June 7, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-8:2024. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for transformers and power supply units for bells and chimes. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare DR AS/NZS IEC 60076.11:2024 - Power Transformers, Dry-type Transformers 
 
On June 18, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS IEC 60076.11:2024. This standard applies to dry-type power transformers (including auto-transformers) having values of highest voltage for equipment up to and including 72.5 kV and at least one winding operating at greater than 1.1 kV. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 15, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2024 - Safety Requirements for Washing Machines 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric washing machines for household and similar use, that are intended for washing clothes and textiles, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances including direct current (DC) supplied appliances and battery-operated appliances. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2024 - Safety Requirements for Range Hoods and other Cooking Fume Extractors 
 
On May 23, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand  prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric range hoods and other cooking fume extractors intended for installing above, beside, behind or under household cooking ranges, hobs and similar cooking appliances, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V including direct current (DC) supplied appliances. 
 
The closing date for comments is July 18, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61558-2-9:2024 - Requirements and Tests for Transformers and Power Supply Units for Class III Handlamps 
 
On June 7, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-9:2024. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for transformers and power supply units for class III handlamps. 
 
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Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) on Week 24 (2024-W24) 
 
On June 14, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61558-2-23:2024 - Requirements and Tests for Transformers and Power Supply Units for Construction Sites 
 
On June 7, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-23:2024. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for transformers and power supply units for construction sites. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61558-2-10:2024 - Requirements and Tests for Separating Transformers 
 
On June 7, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61558-2-10:2024. This standard deals with the requirements and tests for separating transformers with high insulation level and separating transformers with output voltages exceeding 1 000 V. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish Amendment to Standard AS/NZS 60598.2.25:2001 - Luminaires for Use in Clinical Areas of Hospitals and Health Care Buildings 
 
On June 21, 2024, the Standards Australia and New Zealand published amendment to Standard AS/NZS 60598.2.25:2001. This standard specifies requirements for luminaires for use with tungsten filament, fluorescent and other discharge lamps on supply voltages not exceeding 1 000 V for use in clinical areas of hospitals and health care buildings. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-1:2024 - General Requirements of Controlgear for Electric Light Sources 
 
On June 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-1:2024. This standard specifies general requirements of controlgear for electric light sources.  
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-2:2024 - Requirements for Electronic Step-Down Convertors for Filament Lamps 
 
On June 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-2:2024. This standard specifies requirements for electronic step-down convertors for use on DC supplies up to 1500 V or AC supplies up to 1000 V. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-11:2024 - Requirements for Miscellaneous Electronic Circuits Used with Luminaires 
 
On June 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-11:2024. This standard specifies safety requirements for miscellaneous electronic circuits used with luminaires. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-13:2024 - Electronic Controlgear for LED Light Sources 
 
On June 14, 2024, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-13:2024. This standard specifies safety requirements of electronic controlgear for LED light sources. 
 
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Safety, EMC 

Israel 

Israel MoE Publishes Draft Amending the Import and Export (Import Groups) Decree for Public Comments 
 
On June 4, 2024, the Ministry of Economy (MoE) published draft amending the import and export order (import groups) decree. This draft amendment is an outline for changing the import method and applies to import groups 2 and 3 requiring the importer to  have a signed declaration stating that the official standards requirements and laboratory test were performed to their products. 
 
The closing date for comments was June 20, 2024. 
 
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Safety, EMC 

Israel 

Israel MEI Prepares Draft Guidelines and Instructions Regarding the Import of Goods to which an Official Standard Applies 
 
On June 13, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) prepared draft guidelines and instructions of the Commissioner for Standardization regarding the import of goods to which an official standard applies. This is in preparation for the implementation of the Open skies / No stopping at the port reform. 
 
The closing date for comments was June 23, 2024. 
 
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Safety, Energy Efficiency 

Israel 

Israel MEI Prepares Draft Standards for Incandescent lamps (SI 60432 Part 1 and 2) 
 
On June 9, 2024, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) prepared draft standards SI 60432 Part 1 and 2. These draft standards specifies safety and the related interchangeability requirements of tungsten filament incandescent lamps and tungsten halogen lamps for general lighting service. 
 
The closing date for comments was July 10, 2024. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

India 

India DPIIT Releases the Quality Control Order for Self-Contained Drinking Water Cooler, 2024 
 
On May 24, 2024, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of India released Self-Contained Drinking Water Cooler (Quality Control) Order, 2024. This order states the reference for certification by the manufacturer, enforcing authority and the date of implementation according to enterprises. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62271-214:2024 - AC Metal-enclosed Pole-mounted Switchgear and Controlgear 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published a new standard EN IEC 62271-214:2024 for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear - part 214: internal arc classification for AC metal-enclosed pole-mounted switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 
1 kV and up to and including 52 kV. 
 
The date of withdrawal of superseded version is May 21, 2027. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

EU 

European Union CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61784-3:2021/A1:2024 - Functional Safety Fieldbuses 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published an amended standard EN IEC 61784-3:2021/A1:2024 for industrial communication networks - profiles - part 3: functional safety fieldbuses - general rules and profile definitions. 
 
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Sanitation 

Brazil 

Brazil ANVISA Publishes Resolution on Sanitary Requirements for Packaging, Coatings, Lids and Metallic Equipment Used in Contact with Food 
 
On April 9, 2024, Brazil National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published Resolution of the Collective Board, RDC No. 854, which provides for the sanitary requirements for packaging, coatings, utensils, lids, and metallic equipment intended to come into contact with food.  
 
This took effect on May 2, 2024.This process was implemented to maintain convergence to international standards regulated by registration and inspections of manufacturing plants for such activities considering the migration limits and test methods in this Resolution. 
 
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Sanitation 

Turkey 

Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Publishes Communiqué on Amending the Communiqué on Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food 
 
On May 6, 2024, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry published the Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food in line with the amendments 2020/1245/EU and 2023/1442/EU of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. 
 
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Sanitation 

Denmark 

Denmark Ministry of Environment Issues the Act Amending the Act on Water Supply, Building Act and the Act on Products and Market Surveillance 
 
On April 24, 2024, the Ministry of the Environment published Act Amending the Act on Water Supply, etc., Building Act, and the Act on Products and Market Surveillance. It implements parts of the EU Drinking Water Directive of 16 December 2020, which includes a risk-based approach to water safety, minimum hygiene requirements for materials that come into contact with drinking water, minimum requirements for treatment chemicals and filter media that come into contact with drinking water, access to drinking water, and public information. 
 
The Act entered into force on May 1, 2024. 
 
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Sanitation 

South Korea 

South Korea Ministry of Environment Publishes Draft of Partial Revision of Notice on Water Supply Materials and Products that Require Hygiene and Safety Standard Certification for Drinking Purposes 
 
On May 16, 2024, the Ministry of Environment published a draft of partial revision of the notice on water supply materials and products that require hygiene and safety standard certification for drinking purposes (Notice No. 2024-320). 
 
The public consultation was closed on June 4, 2024. 
 
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Sanitation 

Ukraine 

Ukraine Ministry of Health Publishes Order on Approval of Special Requirements and Detailed Rules for Placing Plastic Kitchenware of Polyamide and of Melamine on the Market 
 
On April 23, 2024, the Ministry of Health published in the official gazette of Ukraine Order No. 460 on Approval of Special Requirements and Detailed Rules for Placing Plastic Kitchenware of Polyamide and of Melamine on the Market of 18 March 2024. 
 
The date of entry into force for this Order is on November 19, 2025. 
 
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Sanitation 

Switzerland 

Switzerland FSVO Publishes Ordinance on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs 
 
On June 5, 2024, the Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (FSVO) issued Official Collection 2024 250 to amend two Annexes falling under the nation’s Ordinance on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs (RS/SR 817.023.21). 
 
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Sanitation 

Netherlands 

Netherlands VWS Publishes Amendment to Regulation on Metal and Alloy Food Contact Materials and Articles 
 
On June 6, 2024, the Netherlands Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) published amendment to Commodities Act Regulation on packaging and consumer products in connection with the Decision of the Benelux Committee of Ministers on metal and alloy materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. 
 
The feedback period is until September 9, 2024. 
 
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Sanitation 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation Prescribing Mandatory Standard for Stainless Steel Utensils for Food 
 
On June 25, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published draft Ministerial Regulation which mandates stainless steel utensils for food to conform to the Thai Industrial Standard TIS 3206-2567(2024) Stainless Steel Utensils for Food: Safety Requirement. 
 
Comments are accepted until August 24, 2024. 
 
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Sustainability 

Philippines 

Philippines NSWMC Publishes Roadmap for the Management of Plastic Waste and Reduction of Non-recyclable Single-Use Plastics 
 
On May 9, 2024, the Philippines National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) announced the Roadmap for the Management of Plastic Waste and Reduction of Non-Recyclable Single-Use Plastics to address the identified gaps and barriers in plastic waste management in the country. The suggested Roadmap presents a strategic approach that is founded on three important outcomes, and is backed by a variety of practical actions, which are measured by time-bound milestones. 
 
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Sustainability 

Canada 

Canada Department of the Environment Notified Plastic Resins and Certain Plastic Products Reporting for the Federal Plastics Registry 
 
On April 20, 2024, the Department of the Environment published a notice regarding the requirement for plastic producers and other companies across the plastics value chain, to report plastic resins and certain plastic products data for the Federal Plastics Registry from 2024 to 2026 according to subsection 46(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Users will have access to the Federal Plastics Registry’s IT system in the second half of 2024 for starting Phase 1 of reporting beginning September 29, 2025. 
 
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Sustainability 

Belgium 

Belgium Council of Ministers Adopts the Law on the Promotion of Repairability and Durability of Goods 
 
On May 2, 2024, the Belgian Council of Ministers published Law on the Promotion of Repairability and Durability of Goods which marks a significant step towards more responsible consumption and a sustainable market. 
 
The new regulation is set to take effect on May 2, 2025.  
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Sustainability 

Taiwan 

Taiwan Ministry of Environment Notifies Draft Amendment to the Scope of Enterprises Responsible for Marking Relevant Recycling Labels on Articles and Containers 
 
On April 26, 2024, the Taiwan Ministry of Environment notified the draft amendment to the scope of responsible operators for items or containers that should be marked with recycling-related signs, the size and location of the signs, and other matters that should be complied with. 
 
The feedback period was until June 25, 2024. 
 
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Sustainability 

Belgium 

Belgium Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety, and the Environment Publishes Draft Royal Decree on Goods Covered by the Sustainability Index 
 
On June 3, 2024, the Belgium Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety, and the Environment published the draft royal decree that aims to determine the goods covered by the sustainability index, the technical standards for establishing scores for each criteria, and the method for calculating the sustainability index. 
 
The feedback period is until September 4, 2024. 
 
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Sustainability 

Australia 

Western Australia DWER Releases an Exemption Notice on the Use of Expanded Plastic Packaging for Certain Electronic Goods 
 
On May 28, 2024, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) released an exemption notice on the use of single-use plastic products including expanded plastic packaging for certain applications that, under the applicable Environmental Protection (Prohibited Plastics and Balloons) Regulations 2018, would be required to be replaced. 
 
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Sustainability 

EU 

European Union Council of the EU Notifies Final Approval to the Right to Repair Directive 
 
On May 30, 2024, the Council of EU adopted a directive promoting the repair of broken or defective goods, also known as the right-to-repair (or R2R) directive. This legislation will encourage consumers to seek repair rather than replacement, and repair services will become more accessible, visible, and 
appealing.  
 
This entered into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 
 
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Sustainability 

Denmark 

Denmark Ministry of the Environment Publishes Executive Order on Registration and Reporting of Packaging 
 
On May 18, 2024, the Ministry of the Environment published Executive Order on Registration and Reporting of Packaging by Producers. This Order is the national adaption of the EU Packaging Directive and repeals the previous Order on Registration and Reporting of Packaging, BEK no 281 of March 12, 2024. 
 
The Executive Order entered into force on May 20, 2024. 
 
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Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Chemicals, Performance, Safety, Noise 

EU 

European Union Council Notifies Final Approval to the Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation 
 
On May 27, 2024, the Council of EU adopted the Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR), which sets requirements for sustainable products. The legislation supersedes the existing ecodesign directive and broadens its scope beyond energy related products to include all commodities placed on the EU market with few exclusions. 
 
The regulation entered into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, which is foreseen by June 2024. 
 
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Sustainability, Safety, Performance, Electrical and Electronic Waste, Chemicals 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom - Wales Department for Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Published Draft Regulations on Environmental Protection for Single-use Vapes 
 
On June 14, 2024, the Department  for Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs published draft of the Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (Wales) Regulations 2024. 
 
Any comments or views on the draft regulations are accepted until August 13, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Philippines 

Philippines NTC Releases Draft of Frequency Bands for the Use and Operation of SRDs 
 
On May 9, 2024, the National Telecommunications Commission of the Philippines released a draft of the amendment of Frequency Bands for the Use and Operation of Short Range Devices (SRDs) (Memorandum Circular No. 03-05-2007). 
 
The proposed draft was discussed in a public hearing held on May 23, 2024. Comments were accepted until June 6, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Eswatini 

Eswatini ESSCOM Releases the Draft Guidelines on the Use of License Exempt Spectrum Bands 2024 
 
On May 24, 2024, the Eswatini Communications Cmmission (ESSCOM) released Notice 8 - Guidelines on the Use of Licence Exempt Spectrum Bands 2024. This establishes the  applicable technical standards and requirements for operating SRD’s, including wireless access systems (WAS/RLAN) in Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) applications and emerging technologies in Eswatini. 
 
There are no information regarding consultations and effectivity propositions as of writing but UL shall inform stakeholders as soon as updates are available. 
 
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Wireless 

Cayman Islands 

Cayman Islands OfReg Launches the Consultation for the Draft Regulation on Short Range License Exempt Devices 
 
On May 27, 2024, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (the ‘Office’ or ‘OfReg’) released ICT 2024 – 1 - Consultation Short Range Licence Exempt Devices. This will provide proposed] changes to the technologies and frequencies which can be used on a licence-exempt basis for certain short-range devices. 
 
The closing date for comments was June 27, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Laos 

Laos MIT Publishes Agreement on Certification Compliance With Technical Regulations to Trade Before Import and Export 
 
On May 15, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) published agreement on items that require certification of compliance with technical regulations to trade (technical barriers to trade-TBT) before import and export. 
 
This Agreement was enforced on May 15, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Indonesia 

Indonesia SDPPI Releases the Final Update of Technical Standards for Short Range Devices 
 
On May 13, 2024, the Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post and Information Technology (SDPPI) issued the Decree of the Minister of Communication and Informatics No. 260 of 2024 concerning Technical Standards for Short Range Devices. The document establishes the conditions to be met for operation, import, or sale of in-scope telecommunication SRD devices. 
 
This Decree will come into force on August 11, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

South Korea 

South Korea MSIT Increases Power Limits for License Free Operation of WAS/WLAN in 6GHz 
 
On May 30, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) published the partial revision of Wireless Equipment for Radio Stations that can be Opened without Reporting under Ministry of Science and ICT Notice No. 2024-23. 
 
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Wireless 

South Korea 

South Korea MSIT Increases Bandwidth Limits to Allow Operation of Wi-Fi 7 
 
On May 30, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) published the partial revision of Technical Standards for Wireless Equipment for Radio Stations that can be Opened without Reporting under Ministry of Science and ICT Notice No. 2024-22. 
 
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Wireless 

EU 

European Commission (EC) Publishes an Amending Decision to the Harmonization of Radio Spectrum for Equipment Using Ultra-Wideband Technology 
 
On May 31, 2024, the European Commission (EC) released Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1467 of 27 May 2024 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/785 on the harmonization of radio spectrum for equipment using ultra-wideband technology in the Union. This sets out regulatory limits ensure efficient usage of spectrum while ensuring coexistence with other spectrum users.  
 
The Decision was effective upon release. 
 
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Wireless 

Thailand 

Thailand NBTC Opens Public Consultation on Radio Frequency and Technical Standards for Digital Radio Broadcasting Technology 
 
On May 15, 2024, the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) opened a public consultation on the following documents: 
 

  1. Draft NBTC Announcement on Plans Radio Frequency Plan Digital Broadcasting Business 
  2. Draft NBTC Announcement on Technical Standards for Digital Radio Broadcasting Transmitters 
  3. Draft NBTC Announcement on Technical Standards for Digital Radio Broadcasting Receivers 

 
Comments are accepted until June 15, 2024 for Document (1) and until July 15, 2024 for Document (2) and (3). Comments can be submitted through the prescribed channels listed in the announcement page. 
 
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Wireless 

Thailand 

Thailand NBTC Opens Public Consultation on Spectrum Management Master Plan 
 
On May 31, 2024, the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) opened a public consultation on the (Draft) National Frequency Spectrum Schedule. 
 
Comments are accepted until July 15, 2024 and can be submitted to saraban_2007@nbtc.go.th
 
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Wireless 

Libya 

Libya CIM Announces Start of the Transition to IPv6 
 
On May 28, 2024, the Communications and Informatics Authority (CIM) of Libya announced the start of the transition to the sixth version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6). 
 
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Wireless 

Brazil 

Brazil ANATEL Proposes an Update to the Technical Requirements for 6GHz Allocated Frequency 
 
On May 29, 2024 the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) released Public Consultation No. 29. This is a proposal to update the Technical Requirements for technology operating in the 5.925-7.125 MHz band.  
 
Comments are accepted until August 6, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Pakistan 

Pakistan PTA Opens Public Consultation on Implementation of New CoC and Type Approval Fees 
 
On May 29, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) opened a public consultation on the Consultation Paper on Implementation of Administrative Charges/Fee W.R.T Issuance of COC & Type Approval Certificate v2.0. 
 
Comments were accepted within 3 weeks from the date of publication, or until June 19, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Malaysia 

Malaysia MCMC Announces Cancellation of Class Assignment in the 3400-3700 MHz Band 
 
On June 1, 2024, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) released a notice on the usage of fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations and ultra-wideband (UWB) communication devices in the 3400-3700 MHz band. 
 
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Wireless 

Mexico 

Mexico IFT Opens Public Consultation on Amendment of the Modified National Frequency Allocation Table 
 
On June 3, 2024, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico opened a public consultation on the draft amendment of the National Frequency Allocation Table. 
 
Comments were accepted until June 28, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Chile 

Chile SUBTEL Opens Consultation for Technical Standard for Short-Range Devices 
 
On June 13, 2024, the Under-Secretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) opened a public consultation for the Modification of Exempt Resolution No. 1, 985 of 2017, which establishes technical standard for short range devices.  
 
Comments are accepted until July 12, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Mexico 

Mexico IFT Opens Public Consultation on the Homologation and IFT Seal Guidelines for Telecommunications and Broadcasting Devices 
 
On June 14, 2024, the Mexico Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) opened a public consultation on the following documents:  

  • Preliminary Draft Agreement by Which the Plenary Session of the Federal Telecommunications Institute Modifies the Guidelines for the Approval of Products, Equipment, Devices or Devices Intended for Telecommunications or Broadcasting 
  • Preliminary Draft Agreement by Which the Plenary Session of the Federal Telecommunications Institute Modifies the Various Guidelines by which the Guidelines for the Use of the IFT Seal on Approved Products, Equipment, Devices or Apparatus Intended for Telecommunications or Broadcasting.  

Comments are accepted until August 12, 2024, and must be submitted to info.upr@ift.org.mx
 
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Wireless 

Oman 

Oman TRA Opens Public Consultation on the Allocation of 1980–2010 and 2170–2200 MHz Bands for the Future Development of IMT including Satellite IoT 
 
On June 6, 2024, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman published the Public Consultation in the 1980–2010 and 2170–2200 MHz Frequency Band for the Future Development of Terrestrial and Satellite Components of IMT Including Satellite IoT. 
 
Comments were accepted until June 22, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Opens Public Consultation on the Technical Standard for Digital Terrestrial Radio Signals with DAB+ Technology 
 
On June 5, 2024, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) opened a public consultation on the draft of DAB+ Digital Terrestrial Radio Signal. 
 
Comments are accepted until July 20, 2024 and must be submitted to this link
 
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Wireless 

Singapore 

Singapore IMDA Publishes Update on Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment 
 
On June 20, 2024, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore published the Guide for Registration of Telecommunication Equipment (IMDA GUIDE EQR) (Issue 1, Rev 10 June 2024). 
 
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Wireless 

Argentina 

Argentina ENACOM Releases Clarifications on Conditions for Equipment that Makes Up Frequency Hopping Systems 
 
On May 29, 2024, the National Entity of Communications (ENACOM) of Argentina released Application Note No. 1 - Technical Standard ENACOM-Q2-63.03 V23.1 – 5.5 Requirements for Hybrid Systems. This clarifies that the limit of the maximum peak conducted power, for transmitter/transceiver equipment that is part of a hybrid system, depends on the antenna gain declared by the applicant. 
 
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Wireless 

Singapore 

Singapore IMDA Publishes Revision of Technical Specification for Terminal Equipment Connecting to the Integrated Services Digital Network 
 
On June 20, 2024, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore published the Technical Specification Terminal Equipment Connecting to the Integrated Services Digital Network (IMDA TS ISDN) (Issue 1 Revision 1, June 2024). 
 
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Wireless 

Curacao 

Curacao BT&P Renames Itself into RAC 
 
Recently, the Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post (BT&P) of Curaçao has rebaranded itself to Regulatory Authority of Curaçao (RAC). 
 
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Wireless 

South Africa  

South Africa Issues Request for Information for Systems Operating in 3800-4200 MHz and 5925-6425 MHz Frequency Bands 
 
On June 21, 2024, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issued Request for Information Regarding Systems Operating in the Frequency Bands 3800 to 4200 MHz and 5295 to 6425 MHz under Notice No. 2593 of 2024 Government Gazette No. 50850. 
 
Submissions were accepted until July 3, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

United Arab Emirates 

UAE TDRA Opens Public Consultation on on Deployment of Private 5G Networks 
 
On June 19, 2024, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of United Arab Emirates opened Public Consultation Deployment of Private 5G Networks in the UAE. 
 
Comments are accepted until July 31, 2024 and must be submitted to spectrumconsultation@tdra.gov.ae
 
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Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Draft Certification Requirements for Licence-Exempt Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) Devices Operating in the 5925-7125 MHz Band 
 
On June 25, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) opened a public consultation regarding RSS-248, Issue 3 Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) Devices Operating in the 5925-7125 MHz Band. 
 
Comments can be submitted until September 6, 2024, and inquiries may be submitted by one of the following methods: 

1. Online, using the General Inquiry 
   (in the form, select the Directorate of Regulatory Standards radio button and specify “RSS-248” in the     General Inquiry field) 
2. By mail to the following address: 
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 
    Engineering, Planning and Standards Branch 
    Attention: Regulatory Standards Directorate 
    235 Queen Street 
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0H5 
    Canada 
3. By email to: consultationradiostandards-consultationnormesradio@ised-isde.gc.ca

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Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Certification Requirements for Several Types of Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus 
 
On June 25, 2024, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published RSS-210, Issue 11, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus: Category I Equipment. 
 
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May 2024 updates
Regulation Country Summary
Chemicals USA - Rhode Island

USA - Rhode Island Enacts Consumer PFAS Ban Act of 2024

On June 26, the state of Rhode Island enacted HB 7356 - Consumer PFAS Ban Act of 2024. The Act aims to phase out the uses of PFAS in covered products beginning January 1, 2025.

The phase-in ban of PFAS shall be implemented as follows:

  • January 1, 2025 (Prohibition for use or use in the state any class B firefighting foam that contains intentionally added PFAS)
  • January 1, 2027 (Prohibition for sale in the state the following products if they contain intentionally added PFAS)
    • Artificial turfs
    • Carpets and rugs
    • Cookware
    • Fabric treatments
    • Juvenile products
    • Ski wax
    • Textile articles
  • January 1, 2029 (Prohibition for sale in the stateoutdoor apparel for severe wet conditions if they contain intentionally added PFAS, unless declared with the statement "Made with PFAS chemicals”)

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RoHS China China published amendment to the RoHS standard Requirements of Concentration Limits for Certain Restricted Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products

On June 29, 2024, Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China published amendment to the China RoHS standard GB/T 26572-2011 Requirements of Concentration Limits for Certain Restricted Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products. The effective date is January 1, 2026.

The amendment adds four phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP in the restricted substances of electrical and electronic products. The testing standards should refer to GB/T 39560 series. In this regard, the China RoHS standard is gradually aligning with EU RoHS regulations.

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Chemicals EU

EC Issues Rolling List of substances for restriction updating Annex I to the Restrictions Roadmap under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability

On July 3, the European Commission (EC) has issued the Rolling List of (groups of) substances for restriction updating Annex I to the Restrictions Roadmap under the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability SWD(2022)128.

The updated Rolling List of (groups of) substances for restriction, initially published in April 2022, has been revised on July 1st 2024. The roadmap outlines ongoing efforts and future plans for restrictions under REACH. It prioritizes group restrictions for the most harmful substances to human health and the environment, in line with the EU’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

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Sustainability, EE EU European Union Issues Regulation (EU) 2024/1781 on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products

On June 28, 2024, Regulation (EU) 2024/1781 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for sustainable products has been published on Official Journal of the European Union.

The new Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR) repeals the current Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, which currently only covers energy-related products, to broaden its scope to all products placed on the EU market, whether produced inside or outside the EU.

ESPR sets a new sustainability and ecodesign approach enabling the adoption of product-specific measure which will set, according to product category, new requirements including performance requirements, durability, carbon footprint, recycled content, and many more, with a strong focus on product information such as Digital Product Passport, labels, and information requirements.

The new Regulation will enter into force on July 18, 2024, and will directly be applicable in all member States.

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Toys USA - Pennsylvania USA - Pennsylvania Signs Stuffed Toy Manufacturing Act to Lift Ban on the Use of Recycled Materials in Stuffed Toys

On June 28, the governor of Pennsylvania has signed Stuffed Toy Manufacturing Act - Manufacturing, Materials, Enforcement, Labeling, Report (Act of Jun. 28, 2024, P.L. 417, No. 30).

This Act lifts a long-held ban on the use of recycled materials in all stuffed toys manufactured and sold within the state. Section 5 specifies that all material used in stuffed toys shall be new or recycled material and free from dangerous or harmful chemicals or other substances and shall be free from oil, dirt, refuse and similar substances.

The term "recycled material" shall mean any material that has been reprocessed from reclaimed material by means of a manufacturing process and made into a final product or into a component for incorporation into a final product.

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Chemicals EU EU adds Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide to SVHC Candidate List

On June 27, 2024, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published it decision to add Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) owing to its classification in the hazard class toxic for reproduction 1B (“may damage the unborn child”). This substance is used as a processing aid, e.g. as a flame retardant.

As a result of being included to the Candidate List, companies now have legal obligations under REACH:
  • If an article contains 0.1% of Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide (weight by weight), suppliers have to give their customers and consumers information on how to use it safely;
  • Importers and producers of articles have to notify ECHA if their article contains Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide within six months from the date it has been included in the list

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Chemicals EU EC Opens Consultation for a Draft Act Adding Dechlorane Plus under the POP Regulation

On June 26, the European Commission (EC) has opened a consultation for a draft act adding dechlorane plus as a substance subject to certain restrictions under the POP Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1021).

Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants implements the EU’s international commitments under the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (chemical substances). Following a decision to add dechlorane plus to the Convention, this initiative amends Annex I to the Regulation to include dechlorane plus as a substance subject to certain restrictions.

The feedback period shall be open until July 24, 2024.

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Chemicals USA - Connecticut USA - Connecticut Signs SB No. 292 - An Act Concerning the Use of PFAS in Certain Products

On June 5, the governor of the US State of Connecticut has signed SB No. 292 - An Act Concerning the Use of PFAS in Certain Products.

This Act aims to regulate intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in several categories of consumer goods such as (1) Apparel; (2) turnout gear; (3) carpets or rugs; (4) cleaning products; (5) cookware; (6) cosmetic products; (7) dental floss; (8) fabric treatments; (9) children's products; (10) menstruation products; (11) textile furnishings; (12) ski wax; (13) upholstered furniture; or (14) outdoor apparel for severe wet conditions.

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Chemicals, Juvenile Products Peru Peru Publishes List of prohibited and restricted substances for the manufacture of baby items

On April 24, the government of Peru has published Directorial Resolution No. 052-2024-DIGEMID-DG-MINSA - List of prohibited and restricted substances for the manufacture of baby items approved.

The resolution prohibits the use of bisphenol A (BPA) for manufacturing baby products. The resolution also restricts the following substances:
  • N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosatable substances in baby items made of vulcanized rubber, silicone and thermoplastic elastomers
  • 19 (soluble) elements in three categories of baby product – liquid feeding products, pacifiers and teethers, with each category having its own set of requirements
  • Two groups of phthalates for baby products containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials
(DINP,DIDP, DNOP - Higher than 0.1% by weight of plasticized material) (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP - Equal to or greater than 0.1% by weight of plasticized material)

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Chemicals EU EC Drafts Commission Delegated Regulations on the Listing of UV328 and Methoxychlor as Prohibited Persistent Organic Pollutants

On June 7, the European Commission (EC) has drafted a commission delegated regulations on the listing of UV328 and Methoxychlor as prohibited persistent organic pollutants.

The draft aims the addition of methoxychlor and UV328 to Annex A of Regulation EU 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants. This means these substances shall be prohibited from being imported, exported, produced, and used in the EU save for some specific exemptions:

UV 328
  • concentration shall be equal to or below 1 mg/kg where they are present in substances, mixtures, or articles
  • may be used in some specific articles as specified in Annex B
Methoxychlor
  • concentration shall be equal to or below 0.01 mg/kg where they are present in substances, mixtures, or articles

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Consumer Products USA

U.S. CPSC eFiling Beta Pilot test opens to 2,000 more importers

On June 4, 2024, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced their intent to expand the current Partner Government Agency (PGA) message set test (Beta Pilot) to include up to 2,000 participants, extend until 2027, or until the final ruling is published.

The Beta Pilot test is a program that will allow the CPSC to develop, test, and implement processes and procedures for an eFiling requirement for imported, regulated consumer products. The information gathered from this program will be used by CPSC to improve its IT systems, refine data collection procedures, and establish internal and external procedures for using the data. It is also intended to assess how well importers can submit data electronically.

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Food Contact Materials Switzerland

Switzerland Issues Official Collection 2024 250 on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs

On June 5, 2024, Switzerland issued Official Collection 2024 250 to amend two Annexes falling under the nation’s Ordinance on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Foodstuffs (RS/SR 817.023.21).

These two Annexes are:

  • Annex 2 ‘List of substances permitted for the manufacture of plastic materials and articles and related requirements’
  • Annex 10 ‘List of substances permitted for the manufacture of packaging inks and requirements’
Both Annex 2 Edition 3.1 (positive list or plastics) and Annex 10 Edition 3.1 (positive list for packaging inks) will apply from July 1, 2024. It is interesting to note that Switzerland has permitted substance no. 5103 (wood flour and fibers, untreated) to be used in the manufacture of plastics. This substance was delisted from the positive list for food contact plastics in the European Union.

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Juvenile Products USA U.S. CPSC Extends Comment Period for the Proposed Rule on the Safety Standard for Bassinets and Cradles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking (NPR) on the safety standard for bassinets and cradles. The proposed rule was released on April 16, 2024.

The NPR aims to amend the existing regulation for bassinets and cradles, to ensure that the rule addresses identified hazards and that these sleep products for young infants provide the highest level of safety feasible. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 60-day comment period, beginning on the NPR publication date, and ending on June 17, 2024. In response to a request for a 90-day extension of the comment period, the Commission is extending the comment period for this NPR by August 1, 2024.

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Chemicals USA - Vermont

USA - Vermont Signs S.25 (Act 131) An act relating to regulating consumer products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or other chemicals

On May 30, Governor of Vermont has signed S.25 (Act 131) which revises Senate Bill 20: An act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other chemicals of concern in consumer products. This Act will be effective in phases starting July 1, 2024. Repeals existing regulation on January 1, 2026.

This Act prohibits a manufacturer from selling, offering for sale, distributing for sale, or distributing for use in this State products containing certain chemicals or chemical classes, including PFAS. The following products are covered by this Act.

  • Aftermarket stain and water-resistant treatments
  • Artificial turf
  • Cookware
  • Incontinency protection
  • Juvenile products
  • Ski Wax
  • Residential rugs and carpets
  • Textiles and textile articles
  • Class B firefighting foam
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Food packaging
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Artificial Intelligence 

Kenya 

Kenya KEBS Prepares Draft Standard DKS 3007:2024 - Code of Practice for AI Applications 
 
On April 19, 2024, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) prepared draft standard DKS 3007:2024. This draft standard provides a set of recommendations intended to help the organization develop, provide, or use AI systems responsibly in pursuing its objectives and meet applicable requirements, obligations related to interested parties and expectations from them. 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, Colorado 

USA - Colorado General Assembly Approves to Law the Bill to Increase Protection from Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals 
 
On May 1, 2024, the Colorado General Assembly published the approved Senate Bill (SB) 24-081 concerning measures to increase protections from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS). 
 
The bill updates the Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Chemicals Consumer Protection Act and other requirements enacted by House Bill 22-1345. 
 
The bill moves some phase-out deadlines forward and adds additional products to the phase-out, including certain outdoor wear, cookware, and artificial turf. 
 
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Chemicals 

USA, Maine 

USA - State of Maine Approves an Act to Amend the Laws Relating to the Prevention of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution 
 
On April 16, 2024, the State of Maine approved Act to Amend the Laws Relating to the Prevention of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution. This Act narrows the reporting requirements and amends phase-out timeline for products containing PFAS. 
 
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Chemicals 

Australia 

Australia DCCEEW Publishes a Proposal on Chemical Management Standards for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) 
 
On April 15, 2024, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) published proposals on chemical management standards for Persistent Organic Pollutant (Dechlorane Plus and UV-328) through World Trade Organization (WTO) website. 
 
The proposed decisions: 
- are for incorporation in Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Instrument 2022 
[https://www.legislation.gov.au/F2022L01658/latest/text]; and 
- discuss the risk management measures including prohibitions and restrictions apply to the relevant industrial chemical; and a product or article containing such a chemical. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 18, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals, Safety 

Australia 

Australia TGA-DoHAC Adopts Reforms to the Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDs) and Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENNDs)
 
On April 26, 2024, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC) issued the proposed reforms to the regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery systems (ENDs) and Electronic Non-Nicotine Delivery systems (ENNDs) through World Trade Organization (WTO) website. 
 
Adopted reforms include implementing changes to Australia's borders to restrict the importation of vapes. 
 
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Chemicals, Safety 

Philippines 

Philippines BPS-DTI Publishes Supplemental Guidelines on Mandatory Product Certification of Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products 
 
On April 16, 2024, the Bureau of Philippine Standards, Department of Trade and Industry (BPS-DTI) published supplemental guidelines for the implementation of the Technical Regulation Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products (DAO No. 22-06, Series of 2022) on World Trade Organization (WTO) website. 
 
The Department Administrative Order (DAO) aims to strictly ensure that Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products comply with the specified safety and quality requirements. 
 
The final date for comments was May 16, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals, Sustainability 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Regulation on the Format of Batteries Carbon Footprint Declaration 
 
On April 30, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on establishing the format of the carbon footprint declaration for batteries in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2023 concerning batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive 2006/66/EC. 
 
The feedback period was from April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024. 
 
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Chemicals, Sustainability 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Regulation on Methodology for the Calculation and Verification of Carbon Footprint of Electric Vehicle Batteries 
 
On April 30, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on supplementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing the methodology for the calculation and verification of the carbon footprint of electric vehicle batteries. 
 
The feedback period was from April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024. 
 
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Cyber Security 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard CEN/TS 18026:2024 - Cybersecurity Requirements for Cloud Services 
 
On April 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard CEN/TS 18026:2024 for three-level approach for a set of cybersecurity requirements for cloud services. 
 
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Cyber Security 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom OPSS Publishes Additional Guidance Regulations on Consumer Connectable Product Security 
 
On April 23, 2024, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published additional guidance for manufacturers, importers and distributors on the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 and Regulations 2023. 
 
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EMC 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 61000-3-12:2011/A1:2024 - Equipment Connected to Public Low-Voltage Systems With Input Current >16 A and ≤ 75 A Per Phase 
 
On April 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN 61000-3-12:2011/A1:2024 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - part 3-12: limits - limits for harmonic currents produced by equipment connected to public low-voltage systems 
with input current >16 A and ≤ 75 A per phase. 
 
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EMC 

South Korea 

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of EMC Standard 
 
On May 10, 2024, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Electromagnetic Compatibility Standard under National Radio Research Agency Notice No. 2024-35.

Comments are accepted until July 9, 2024, and must be submitted to dwkim91@korea.kr
 
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EMC 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62153-4-15:2021/AMD1:2024 – EMC Related Test Method for Measuring Transfer Impedance with Triaxial Cell 
 
On May 1, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62153-4-15:2021/AMD1:2024. 
 
This standard deals with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) related test method for measuring transfer impedance and screening attenuation or coupling attenuation with triaxial cell for metallic cables. 
 
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EMC 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62153-4-3:2013/AMD1:2024 – EMC Related Test Method for Measuring Surface Transfer Impedance 
 
On May 8, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62153-4-3:2013/AMD1:2024. 
 
This standard pertains to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) related test method for measuring surface transfer impedance using triaxial method for metallic communication cables.  
 
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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Chemicals, Noise 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom - DBT Publishes Draft Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment) (Marking and Labelling) Regulations 2024 
 
On May 2, 2024, UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) published draft Statutory Instrument regarding the product safety and metrology (amendment) (marking and labelling) regulations 2024.  
 
The introduction of measures on this S.I. allows businesses more flexibility in labelling their products, allowing markings on packaging, labels, documentation, or digitally. These measures are trade-liberalizing, allowing businesses to meet labelling requirements for the GB market. Digitally marking products reduces waste costs, cost savings, and productivity enhancement. 
 
Final date of comments is on July 1, 2024.  
 
Proposed date of entry into force: January 31, 2025 
 
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EMC, Safety 

Ukraine 

Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers Issues the Draft Resolution on the Amendment of Certain Resolutions on Technical Regulations 
 
On March 15, 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued the Draft Resolution on Amendments to Certain Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine regarding Technical Regulations. This draft resolution is an additional step of the process for the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA) between the EU and Ukraine for low-voltage electrical 
equipment and electromagnetic compatibility of equipment. 
 
The Ministry of Economy's official website has posted the draft resolution for the public to participate in the discussion. 
 
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EMC, Safety 

India 

India - MHI Amends the Quality Control Order of Low Voltage Switchgears and Controlgears 
 
On May 3, 2024, the Ministry of Heavy Industries, issued S.O. 1896(E) - Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Second Amendment Order, 2024 to amend the Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Order, 2020 and Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2023 for the quality control of low voltage switchgears and controlgears. 
 
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EMC, Safety 

Morocco 

Morocco MoIT Updates List of Products Subject to The Verification of Conformity Scheme 
 
On April 30, 2024, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) updated list of products under the national verification of conformity scheme and controlled at origin and destination. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Canada 

Canada - NRCan Amends the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 
 
On April 10, 2024, NRCan or the Natural Resources of Canada re-established regulatory harmonization with the US Department of Energy, following the amendment of test procedures for Ceiling Fan Light Kits (CFLK) on April 10, 2023. The Ministerial Regulation, published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, 
updated CFLK regulatory requirements to align with the DOE Final Rule, updating scope, definition, testing standards, and reporting requirements. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Venezuela 

Venezuela SENCAMER Begins the Public Consultation of the Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency and Electrical Risk in Cooking Equipment for Domestic Use 
 
On April 4, 2024, the Deconcentrated Service for Standardization, Quality, Metrology and Technical Regulations (SENCAMER) issued the "Preliminary Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency and Electrical Risk in Cooking Equipment for Domestic Use. 

 

This draft Technical Regulation was open for public consultation until May 19, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps 
 
On April 8, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a final rule for the energy conservation standards for general service lamps.  
 
DOE is implementing revised energy conservation standards for GSLs, deemed to significantly conserve energy, be technologically feasible, and economically justified. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Dishwashers 
 
On April 24, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a direct final rule for the energy conservation standards for dishwashers. 
 
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is implementing revised energy conservation standards for dishwashers, deemed to significantly conserve energy, be technologically feasible, and economically justified. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Venezuela 

Venezuela SENCAMER Begins the Public Consultation of the Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Labeling in Air Conditioners 
 
On April 30, 2024, the Deconcentrated Service for Standardization, Quality, Metrology and Technical Regulations (SENCAMER) issued the “Preliminary Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Labeling in Air Conditioners.” This draft Technical Regulation was open for public consultation until June 14, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Venezuela 

Venezuela SENCAMER Begins the Public Consultation of the Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Labeling in Refrigeration and Freezing Appliances for Domestic Use 
 
On April 30, 2024, the Deconcentrated Service for Standardization, Quality, Metrology and Technical Regulations (SENCAMER) issued the proposed “Draft Technical Regulation for Energy Efficiency Labeling in Refrigeration and Freezing Appliances for Domestic Use.” This draft Technical Regulation was open for public consultation until June 14, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Colombia 

Colombia - MME Publishes Resolution for the Public Access Charging Stations for Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles 
 
On April 9, 2024, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia published Resolution 40123. The purpose of this resolution is to establish the interoperability conditions for the public access charging station for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Taiwan 

Taiwan EA Issues the Revised Energy Factor (EF) Benchmark Values for Energy Saving Label of Dehumidifiers 
 
On April 17, 2024, the Energy Administration (EA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the revision of “Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified for Dehumidifiers” (former name: Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labeling Method for Energy Label Qualified 
Dehumidifiers), which will be effective from January 1, 2026. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Water Heaters 
 
On May 6, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a final rule for the energy conservation standards for consumer water heaters. 
 
DOE adopts updated energy conservation standards for consumer water heaters, deemed significant, technologically feasible, and economically justified for energy conservation. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

India 

India - BEE Releases Important Instructions to All Manufactures and Permittees of Star Labelling for Chillers 
 
On May 1, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published important instructions to all manufacturer's and permittees of chiller pertaining to the acceptable rated voltage for three phase power supply. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Direct Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards Refrigeration Products 
 
On May 7, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a direct final rule for the energy conservation standards for miscellaneous refrigeration products. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

South Africa 

South Africa DTIC Proposes Amendment to Compulsory Specification for Energy Efficiency and Labelling of Electrical or Electronic Appliances 
 
On May 10, 2024, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) proposed an amendment to the compulsory specification for energy efficiency and labelling of electrical or electronic appliances (VC 9008). 
 
Comments and feedbacks were submitted until June‎ ‎10‎, ‎2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

Taiwan 

Taiwan MOEA Issues the Amendment to the Energy Efficiency Requirements of Low-Voltage Three-Phase Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors 
 
On April 16, 2024, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the amendment of Requirements on Energy Efficiency Standard, Efficiency Labeling, and Inspection for Low-Voltage Three-Phase Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors (Including Those Installed in One Part of Specific Equipment). It aligns with international standards and raises the energy efficiency benchmark for motors above 75 kW to 
IE4. The amendment shall become effective on July 1, 2024. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Test Procedure for Uninterruptible Power Supplies 
 
On April 19, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a final rule for the test procedure for uninterruptable power supplies. 
 
The U.S. DOE is revising its test procedure for uninterruptable power supplies to align with the latest industry standard, add a no-load testing condition as an optional test. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Final Rule for the Energy Conservation Standards for Circulator Pumps 
 
On May 20, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a final rule for the energy conservation standards for circular pumps.  
 
DOE is implementing new energy conservation standards for circulator pumps, deemed to significantly conserve energy, be technologically feasible, and economically justified. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

USA 

USA - DOE Publishes Final Rule of the Test Procedure for Air-Cooled, Evaporatively-Cooled, and Water-Cooled Commercial Package Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps 
 
On May 20, 2024, the US Department of Energy published a final rule for the test procedure for air-cooled, evaporatively-cooled, and water-cooled commercial package air conditioners and heat pumps. 
 
The U.S. Department of Energy is updating Federal test procedures for air-cooled commercial package air conditioners and heat pumps to incorporate the latest industry standards. The current procedure measures the current metrics, while a new procedure adopts new metrics, IVEC and IVHE. Testing will only be required if compliance with the new metrics is required. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

India 

India - BEE Releases Notification to Continue Refrigerator's Production with QR code to All Manufactures and Permittees under SandL Program 
 
On May 22, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published Notification No. SL-33/9/2023-BEE - Permittees/Manufacturers of Refrigerators to continue their production with QR code implementation under Standards and Labelling (SandL) program. 
 
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Energy Efficiency 

India 

India - BEE Notifies Manufactures and Permittees the Change of Implementation Date Allowing Refrigeration to Use QR Code Under SandL Program 
 
On May 24, 2024, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) published Notification No. SL-33/9/2023-BEE - Permittees/Manufacturers of Refrigerators to continue their production with QR code implementation under Standards and Labelling (SandL) program. This notification modified the implementation date of using QR code labels in Refrigerator. 
 
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Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety 

United Arab Emirates 

UAE MoIAT Circulates Instructions for Uploading Product Photos of each Models for Certification 
 
On May 6, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) instructed to upload product photos for each models in jpg format for certification. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Energy Efficiency, Performance 

EU 

The European Commission Publishes Initiative Regarding Energy Labelling Requirements for Computers 
 
On April 25, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published initiative regarding energy labelling requirements for computers. 
 
Comments and feedbacks can be submitted to ENER-ENERGY-LABELLING@ec.europa.eu until July 18, 2024. 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60079-26:2024 – Equipment With Separation Elements or Combined Levels of Protection 
 
On April 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60079-26:2024 for explosive atmospheres - part 26: equipment with separation elements or combined levels of protection. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on April 26, 2027. 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish AS/NZS 60079.7:2016 Amd 1:2024 – Equipment Protection by Increased Safety “e” 
 
On May 3, 2024, Standards Australia and New Zealand published AS/NZS 60079.7:2016 Amd 1:2024. This standard specifies the requirements for the design, construction, testing and marking of electrical equipment and Ex Components with type of protection increased safety "e" intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres. 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 60079-11 Edition 5 for Explosive Atmospheres : Equipment Protection by Intrinsic Safety "i" 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 60079-11 Edition 5 for explosive atmospheres - part 11: equipment protection by intrinsic safety "i". 
 
Comments are accepted until June 27, 2024 and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za 
 
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Explosive Atmospheres 

Moldova 

Moldova MAI Issues the Draft Amendment to the Technical Regulation on Equipment and Protection Systems Intended for Use In Potentially Explosive Environments 
 
On May 8, 2024, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) issued a draft government decision to amend Government Decision No. 1407/2016, which approved the Technical Regulation Regarding Equipment and Protection Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Environments. This draft decision aims to align with the National Action Plan for Moldova’s accession to the European Union (2024-2027) and Directive 2014/34/EU. 
 
Comments were accepted until May 22, 2024. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Regulation on Format of the Labels for Certain Products and Equipment Containing Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases 
 
On May 7, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2024/573 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the format of the labels for certain products and equipment containing 
fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2068. 
 
Comments were accepted until June 4, 2024. 

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F Gas, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Commission Implementing Regulation for F-Gases that Extends RAHCP Certification Requirements to Organic Rankine Cycles and Refrigerated Units in Mobile Equipment 
 
On May 13, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published a draft Commission Implementing Regulation extending certification requirements for equipment beyond RAHCP, including organic Rankine cycles and refrigerated mobile units. 

 
The document also outlines certification programs for the safe handling of flammable or toxic gases in high-pressure equipment, covering an extended list of substances in relevant equipment. The minimum certification requirements for natural and legal persons in terms of the scope of activities and equipment 
covered, as well as the skills and knowledge to be covered, have also been updated, as have the rules for certification and the conditions for mutual recognition of certificates. 
 
The feedback period was until June 10, 2024. 
 
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F Gas, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Publishes Draft Commission Implementing Regulation for New Format of F-Gas Reporting 
 
On May 13, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published a draft Commission Implementing Regulation that specifies the format for submitting data reports referred to in Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2024/57 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. 
 
The feedback period was until June 10, 2024. 
 
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Noise 

EU 

The European Commission Publishes Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/1208 Regarding Methods to Measure Airborne Noise Emitted By Equipment for Use Outdoors 
 
On May 2, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/1208 of 16 November 2023 amending Directive 2000/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the methods to measure airborne noise emitted by equipment for use outdoors. 
 
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Performance 

Chile 

Chile - SEC Publishes Draft Protocol Analysis and Testing of Light Pollution Luminaires and/or Outdoor Lighting Projectors 
 
On April 18, 2024, Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published new draft protocol PCL N°1:2024. This protocol deals with the analysis and testing of light pollution of luminaires and/or outdoor lighting projectors. 
 
Final date of comments was May 18, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61753-071-02:2020/A1:2024 - Non-Connectorized Single-Mode Fibre Optic 1×2 And 2×2 Spatial Switches for Category C - Controlled Environment 
 
On April 26, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN IEC 61753-071-02:2020/A1:2024 for fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - performance standard - part 071-02: non-connectorized single-mode fibre optic 1 × 2 and 2 × 2 spatial switches for category c - controlled environments. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62386-303:2017/AMD1:2024 - Particular Requirements for Occupancy Sensor 
 
On April 10, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62386-303:2017/AMD1:2024. 
 
This standard defines the particular requirements for input devices specifically occupancy sensors.  
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62386-304:2017/AMD1:2024 - Particular Requirements for Light Sensor 
 
On April 10, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62386-304:2017/AMD1:2024. 
 
This standard defines the particular requirements for input devices specifically for light sensor.  
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61755-3-1:2024 – Dimensional Limits of a Cylindrical Full Zirconia PC Ferrule Optical Interface Connector 
 
On April 11, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61755-3-1:2024 . 
 
This standard deals with non-angled 2,5 mm and 1,25 mm diameter cylindrical full zirconia ferrules optical interfaces connectors. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 63203-301-1:2024 - Electrochromic Films for Wearable Equipment 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 63203-301-1:2024 for wearable electronic devices and technologies - part 301-1: test method of electrochromic films for wearable equipment. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60966-2-1:2024 - Sectional Specification for Flexible Coaxial Cable Assemblies 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60966-2-1:2024 for radio frequency and coaxial cable assemblies - part 2-1: sectional specification for flexiblecoaxial cable assemblies. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on April 23, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60146-1-1:2024 - Semiconductor Converters - General Requirements and Line Commutated Converters 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60146-1-1:2024 for semiconductor converters - general requirements and line commutated converters - part 1-1: specification of basic requirements. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on April 23, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60118-0:2024 - Electroacoustics - Hearing Aids 
 
On May 10, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60118-0:2024 for electroacoustics - hearing aids - part 0: measurement of the performance characteristics of hearing aids. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 10, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN 61858-1:2014/AC:2024-05 - Wire-wound Winding - Electrical Insulation System (EIS) 
 
On May 10, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published corrigendum standard EN 61858-1:2014/AC:2024-05 for electrical insulation systems - thermal evaluation of modifications to an established electrical insulation system (EIS) - part 1: wire-wound winding EIS. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 61784-5-21:2018/A1:2024 - Industrial Communication Networks - Fieldbuses 
 
On May 10, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN IEC 61784-5-21:2018/A1:2024 for industrial communication networks - profiles - part 5-21: installation of fieldbuses - installation profiles for CPF 21. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61643-332:2024 - Components for Low-Voltage Surge Protection, Principles for Metal Oxide Varistors 
 
On April 17, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61643-332:2024. 
 
This standard deals with components for low-voltage surge protection particular for the selection and application principles for metal oxide varistors. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61300-1:2022/AMD1:2024 – General and Guidance for Fibre Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components 
 
On April 17, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61300-1:2022/AMD1:2024. 
 
This standard deals with general and guidance for fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CEN Publishes New Standard CEN/TR 1404:2024 - Determination of Emissions From Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels 
 
On May 8, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published new standard CEN/TR 1404:2024 for test gases - determination of emissions from appliances burning gaseous fuels during type-testing. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61300-2-27:2024 - Basic Test and Measurement Procedures of Fibre Optic Interconnecting Devices 
 
On May 02, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61300-2-27:2024. 
 
This standard deals with basic test and measurement procedures specifically the determination of the effects of dusts of fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12255-8:2024 – Wastewater Treatment Plants : Sludge Treatment and Storage 
 
On May 8, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published new standard EN 12255-8:2024 for wastewater treatment plants - part 8: sludge treatment and storage. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on November 30, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12665:2024 - Basic Terms and Criteria for Specifying Lighting Requirements 
 
On May 8, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published new standard EN 12665:2024 for light and lighting - basic terms and criteria for specifying lighting requirements. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on November 30, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60793-1-45:2024 - Measurement of Mode Field Diameter of Optical Fibres 
 
On April 19, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60793-1-45:2024. This standard deals with measuring mode field diameter of optical fibres.  
 
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Performance 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 60436 Edition 2 for Electric Dishwashers for Household Use - Methods for Measuring Performance 
 
On April 4, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 60346 Edition 2 for electric dishwashers for household use - methods for measuring the performance. 
 
Comments were submitted by June 4, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 62612:2024 Edition 1.3 for Self-Ballasted LED Lamps General Lighting Services With Supply Voltages > 50 V - Performance Requirements 
 
On April 18, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 62612 Edition 1.3 for self-ballasted led lamps for general lighting services with supply voltages > 50 v - performance requirements. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 20, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61753-082-02:2024 – Pigtailed Single-Mode Fibre Optics 
 
On April 17, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61753-082-02:2024. 
 
This standard deals with performance standard of pigtailed single-mode fibre optic 1,31/1,55 µm WWDM devices for category C - Indoor controlled environment. 
 
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Performance 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 62552-1:2024 Edition 1 for Household Refrigerating Appliances - Characteristics and Test Methods 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 62552-1:2024 Edition 1 for household refrigerating appliances - characteristics and test methods - part 1: general requirements. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 27, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60793-1-41:2024 – Measurement Methods and Test Procedures of Bandwidth of Optical Fibres 
 
On April 19, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60793-1-41:2024. 
 
This standard deals with measurement methods and test procedures of bandwidth of optical fibres.  
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61757-7-3:2024 – Voltage Measurement Using the Polarimetric Method of Fibre Optic Sensors 
 
On April 19, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61757-7-3:2024. 
 
This standard focuses on fibre optic sensors, specifically addressing voltage measurement using the polarimetric method. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61754-13:2024 – Standard Interface Dimension of Type FC-PC Connector 
 
On May 13, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61754-13:2024. 
 
This standard specifies the interface requirements for FC (Ferrule Connector) fiber optic connectors. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-101:2024 – Tensile Performance of Optical Fibre Cables 
 
On May 15, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-101:2024. 
 
This standard defines test procedures for establishing uniform requirements for the tensile performance of optical fibre cables. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60034-12:2024 – Starting Performance of Single-Speed Three-Phase Cage Induction Motors 
 
On May 22, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60034-12:2024. 
 
This standard deals with the starting performance of single-speed three-phase cage induction motors. 
 
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Performance 

Canada 

Canada - SCC Publishes New Draft Standard C22.2 No. 4248.11 - Type C (Edison Base) and Type S Plug Fuse 
 
On May 6, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published C22.2 No. 4248.11. This standard establishes performance requirements for fuse holders intended for use with Type C (Edison-base) and Type S Plug Fuses. 

 
Comments were accepted until June 5, 2024. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61820-1-2:2024 - Requirements for Series Circuits of AGL Systems 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61820-1-2:2024 for electrical installations for lighting and beaconing of aerodromes - part 1-2: fundamental principles - particular requirements for series circuits. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 61427-2:2015/A1:2024 - Secondary Cells and Batteries for Renewable Energy Storage - On-grid Applications 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN 61427-2:2015/A1:2024 for secondary cells and batteries for renewable energy storage - general requirements and methods of test - part 2: on-grid applications. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61223-3-8:2024 – Imaging Performance of X-Ray Equipment for Radiography and Radioscopy 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61223-3-8:2024 for evaluation and routine testing in medical imaging departments - part 3-8: acceptance and constancy tests - imaging performance of x-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopy. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61162-450:2024 – Multiple Talkers and Multiple Listeners - Ethernet Interconnection 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61162-450:2024 for maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - digital interfaces - part 450: multiple talkers and multiple listeners - ethernet interconnection. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 9, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61162-2:2024 – Single Talker and Multiple Listeners, High-Speed Transmission 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61162-2:2024 for maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - digital interfaces - part 2: single talker and multiple listeners, high-speed transmission. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 9, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-104:2024 – Mechanical Tests Methods - Impact of Optical Fibre Cables 
 
On May 3, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-104:2024. 
 
This standard covers basic optical cable test procedures, with a focus on mechanical tests methods, including impact. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 61162-1:2024 – Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment and System - Single Talker and Multiple Listeners 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 61162-1:2024 for maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - digital interfaces - part 1: single talker and multiple listeners. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 9, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 60794-1-213:2024 – Environmental Test Methods - Microduct Pressure of Optical Fibre Cables 
 
On May 3, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 60794-1-213:2024. 
 
This standard pertains to optical fiber cables and defines test procedures for assessing the environmental performance of microducts. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN 60317-67:2017/A1:2024 - Polyvinyl Acetal Enamelled Rectangular Aluminium Wire, Class 105 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN 60317-67:2017/A1:2024 for specifications for particular types of winding wires - part 67: polyvinyl acetal enamelled rectangular aluminium wire, class 105. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-212:2024 - Optical Fibre Cables - Temperature Cycling with Cable Elements Fixed At Both Ends, Method F12 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60794-1-212:2024 for optical fibre cables - part 1-212: generic specification - basic optical cable test procedures - environmental test methods - temperature cycling with cable elements fixed at both ends, method F12. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 10, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60794-1-217:2024 - Optical Fibre Cables - Cable Shrinkage (Fibre Protrusion), Method F17 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60794-1-217:2024 for optical fibre cables - part 1-217: generic specification - basic optical cable test procedures - environmental test methods - cable shrinkage (fibre protrusion), method F17. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 8, 2027. 
 
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Performance 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60875-1:2024 - Non-Wavelength-Selective Fibre Optic Branching Devices 
 
On May 24, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60875-1:2024 for fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components - non-wavelength-selective fibre optic branching devices - part 1: generic specification. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 17, 2025. 
 
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Performance, Energy Efficiency 

EU 

European Union - CEN Publishes New Standard EN 12309-3:2024 - Gas-fired Sorption Appliances for Heating and/or Cooling 
 
On May 15, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published new standard EN 12309-3:2024 for gas-fired sorption appliances for heating and/or cooling with a net heat input not exceeding 70 kw - part 3: requirements, test conditions and test methods. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on November 30, 2024. 
 
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Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 17 (2024-W17) 
 
On April 26, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
  
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Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 20 (2024-W20) 
 
On May 17, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 
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Performance, Safety, EMC 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Includes New Standards in the System for the Month of April 2024 
 
On April 2024, new standards were added to the IECEE system. 
 
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RoHS, Chemicals 

Ukraine 

Ukraine - Ministry of Economy Publishes Draft Resolution on Amendments to RoHS Technical Regulation 
 
On May 1, 2024, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine published Draft Resolution on Amendments to the Technical Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. 
 
This draft Resolution proposes to amend Annexes 3 and 4 to the Technical Regulations by extending the terms of validity of certain exceptions to the restrictions, as well as supplementing the said Appendices with new exceptions. 
 
The final date for comments is 60 days from notification, which is June 30, 2024. 
 
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RoHS, Chemicals 

EU 

European Union EC Amends RoHS Directive as Regards an Exemption for Cadmium in Downshifting Quantum Dots Directly Deposited on LED Semiconductor Chips 
 
On May 21, 2024, the European Commission published EU 2024/1416 of 13 March 2024 amending Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for cadmium in downshifting quantum dots directly deposited LED semiconductor chips. 
 
This Directive will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 
 
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RoHS, Safety 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Notifies Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) for Approval of Standards Specification Regarding Unifying Types of Ports for Smartphone Chargers and Electronic Devices 
 
On May 15, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) notified conformity assessment bodies (CABs) for approved standards specifications regarding unifying the types of ports for smartphone chargers and electronic devices to be Type C only. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

RoHS, Safety, Chemicals 

Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia SASO Publishes Issue 5031 Regarding List of Voluntary Standard Specifications for Electrical, Electronics, Measurement and Weights Sector 
 
On May 10, 2024, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published issue 5031 regarding list of adopted voluntary standards specifications for electrical, electronics, measurement and weights sector. 
 
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Safety 

Colombia 

Colombia - MME Publishes Updated Technical Regulations for Electrical Installations - RETIE 
 
On April 02, 2024, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia published revised technical regulation for electrical installation RETIE through Resolution 40117. 
 
This resolution takes effect as of its publication in the Official Gazette and repeals the General Annex of the RETIE issued by Resolution 90708 of 2013 and its modifications and other provisions that are contrary to it. 
 
The concepts of equivalence issued under Resolution 90708 of 2013 and its modifications, will be understood to be valid until 15 months after the publication of the present Resolution in the official journal. Once this period ends they will no longer be valid. Likewise, during this time no new equivalence 
concepts will be issued. 
 
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Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation for Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations to Comply with TIS 824 Part 1-2562 (2019) 
 
On April 10, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published a draft ministerial regulation specifying that switches for households and similar fixed electrical installations must comply with TIS 824 Part 1-2562 (2019). 

 
Comments were accepted until May 27, 2024. 
 

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation for Electronic Controlgear for LED Modules to Comply with TIS 3002-2562 (2019) 
 
On April 10, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published a draft ministerial regulation specifying that D.C. or A.C. supplied electronic controlgear for LED modules must comply with TIS 3002-2562 (2019). 
 
Comments were accepted until May 27, 2024. 
 

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

GCC 

GCC Countries Publishes New Standard GSO IEC 60335-2-23:2024 – Safety Requirements for Skin or Hair Care Appliances 
 
On April 25, 2024, GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) published standard GSO IEC 60335-2-23:2024. This standard deals with the safety of electric appliances for the care of skin or hair of persons or animals and intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

The European Commission Updates List of Harmonized Standards for Boxes And Enclosures for Electrical Accessories, Conduit Systems Buried Underground and Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear 
 
On April 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1198 of 19 April 2024 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2723 as regards harmonized standards for boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories, conduit systems buried underground and low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. 
 
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Safety 

Thailand 

Thailand TISI Publishes Draft Ministerial Regulation for the Safety of Electric Irons to Comply with TIS 60335 Part 2(3)-2567 (2024) 
 
On April 10, 2024, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) published a draft ministerial regulation specifying that electric irons must comply with TIS 60335 Part 2(3)-2567 (2024). 
 
Comments were accepted until May 27, 2024. 
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

India 

India MNRE Drafts an Order for the Conformity Compliance of Solar Water Heating Systems 
 
On April 9, 2024 the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) notified the public regarding the draft "Solar Thermal Systems, Devices and Components (Quality Control) Order, 2024". This reflects corresponding Indian Standards for compliance of Solar Water Heating Systems to bear the "Standard Mark". 
 
Comments were accepted until June 8, 2024  
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 61009.1:2015 Amd 1:2024 - General Rules for RCBOs with Integral Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Use 
 
On April 5, 2024, Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 61009.1:2015 Amd 1:2024. This standard applies to RCBOs with integral overcurrent protection functionally independent of, or functionally dependent on, line voltage for household and similar uses. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

The European Commission Updates List of Harmonized Standards for Front Loader Agricultural Machinery, All Terrain Vehicle Quads, Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools (under Machinery Directive) 
 
On April 30, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1256 of 26 April 2024 amending and correcting Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1586 on regards to harmonized standards for front loader agricultural machinery, all terrain vehicle quads, as well as 
electric motor-operated hand-held tools. 
 
The modified list is the list of harmonised standards for machinery drafted in support of Directive 2006/42/EC. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Publish Standard AS/NZS 61008.1:2015 Amd 1:2024 - General Rules for RCCBs without Integral Overcurrent Protection for Household and Similar Use 
 
On April 5, 2024, Standards Australia and New Zealand published standard AS/NZS 61008.1:2015 Amd 1:2024. This standard applies to residual current operated circuit-breakers functionally independent of, or functionally dependent on, line voltage, for household and similar uses, not incorporating overcurrent 
protection intended principally for protection against shock hazard. 
 
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Safety 

India 

India TEC Releases the Safety Requirements of Telecom Equipment 
 
On April 12, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released TEC10009:2024 "Safety Requirements Of Telecom Equipment". This document outlines safety requirements for assessment of telecom equipment and ancillary equipment, including radio-communication equipment. 
 
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Safety 

Australia, New Zealand 

Australia and New Zealand Prepare Draft Standard DR AS/NZS ISO 14120:2024 - Safety of Machinery - General Requirements for the Design and Construction of Fixed and Movable Guards 
 
On May 3, 2024, Standards Australia and New Zealand prepared draft standard DR AS/NZS ISO 14120:2024. This standard specifies general requirements for the design, construction, and selection of guards provided to protect persons from mechanical hazards. 
 
Closing date for comments is on June 20, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
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Safety 

EU 

The European Commission Publishes Initiative Regarding Health and Safety at Work – Template to Collect Data on Machinery or Related Products 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published initiative regarding health and safety at work. The aim is to implement a template, harmonized for all Member States, in order to collect data on machinery or related products, accidents and potential risks associated with them. 
 
Comments and feedbacks were submitted until May 31, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62841-2-6:2020/A1:2024 - Electric Motor-operated Hand-held Hammer 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN IEC 62841-2-6:2020/A1:2024 for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - safety - part 2-6: particular requirements for hand-held hammers. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62841-2-6:2020/A12:2024 - Electric Motor-operated Hand-held Hammer 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN IEC 62841-2-6:2020/A12:2024 for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - safety - part 2-6: particular requirements for hand-held hammers. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

IECEE Adds New Test Report Forms (TRFs) to IECEE on Week 18 (2024-W18) 
 
On May 3, 2024, new TRFs were published and added to the IECEE website. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CEN Publishes Amended Standard EN 30-1-2:2023+A1:2024 - Appliances Having Forced-Convection Ovens 
 
On April 24, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published amended standard EN 30-1-2:2023+A1:2024 for domestic cooking appliances burning gas - part 1-2: safety - appliances having forced-convection ovens. 

 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on April 30, 2027. 
 
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Safety 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom - DBT Issues Notice of Publication 0100/24 for the Designated Standards for General Product Safety 
 
On April 18, 2024, the the department for business and trade of the government of UK released Notice of Publication 0100/24. 
 
Standards for product safety in support of the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1803) has been amended.  
 
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Safety 

Colombia 

Colombia - MME Publishes Updated Technical Regulations for Lighting and Public Lighting - RETILAP 
 
On May 3, 2024, the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia published revised technical regulation for lighting and public lighting through Resolution 40150. 
 
This resolution takes effect as of its publication in the Official Gazette and repeals any provision related to the General Annex of the RETILAP issued by Resolution 181331 of 2009, its modifications and other provisions that are contrary to it. 
 
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Safety 

Chile 

Chile - SEC Updates Application Date of the Safety Certification of Battery and Battery Chargers Protocol 
 
On March 26, 2024, Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) modifies the enforcement date for the safety certification regulation for Battery Chargers. 
 
Previous enforcement date: March 31, 2024 
 
New enforcement date: September 30, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

China 

China MIIT Issues the Draft Amendment No.1 of the Safety Technical Requirements of Charger for Electric Bicycles (GB 42296-2022) 
 
On April 25, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued a draft amendment to the standard GB 42296-2022 Safety Technical Requirements of Charger for Electric Bicycles to strengthen the safety and technical management of chargers for electric bicycles. 
 
Comments were accepted until May 24, 2024 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Corrigendum Standard EN IEC 60947-1:2021/AC:2024-05 - Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear  
 
On May 10, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published corrigendum standard EN IEC 60947-1:2021/AC:2024-05 for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - part 1: general rules. 
 
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Safety 

Tanzania 

Tanzania TBS Prepares Draft Standard DTZS EDC4 (2810) - Safety Requirements for Electric Fence Energizers 
 
On April 23, 2024, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft standard DTZS EDC4 (2810). This standard deals with the safety of electric fence energizers, the rated voltage of which is not more than 250 V and by means of which fence wires in agricultural, domestic or feral animal control fences and security fences may be electrified or monitored. 
 
Deadline for comments is on June 25, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62271-214:2024 - Internal Arc Classification of Metal-Enclosed Pole-Mounted Switchgear Installations 
 
On April 16, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62271-214:2024. 
 
This standard deals with internal arc classification for AC metal-enclosed pole-mounted switchgear and control gear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 62841-2-7:2024 - Requirements for Hand-Held Spray Guns 
 
On April 29, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 62841-2-7:2024. 
 
This standard deals with electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery particular for the requirements for hand-held spray guns. 
 
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Safety 

Japan 

Japan JISC Publishes the Newly Established and Revised Japanese Industrial Standards in March 2024 
 
On March 21, 2024, the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) published the List of Newly Established and Revised Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) applicable to the safety of electrical appliances and materials such as commercial food service equipment, electric drills, and secondary lithium cells and batteries for use in industrial applications. 
 
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Safety 

Tanzania 

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Draft Standards for Circuit Breakers 
 
On April 23, 2024, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared draft standards for circuit breakers for overcurrent protection. These draft standards applies to circuit breakers for DC operations and for both AC and DC operations. 

 
Deadline for comments is on June 25, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 62821-3 Edition 1 for Flexible Electrical Cables (Cords) Rated Voltages of Up To and Including 450/750 V 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 62821-3 Edition 1 for electric cables - halogen-free, low smoke, thermoplastic insulated and sheathed cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 v - part 3: flexible cables (cords). 
 
Comments are accepted until June 27, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za

 
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Safety 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 62821-1 Edition 1 for Electrical Cables Rated Voltages of Up To and Including 450/750 V - General Requirements 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 62821-1 Edition 1 for electric cables - halogen-free, low smoke, thermoplastic insulated and sheathed cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V - part 1: general requirements. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 27, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za. 
 
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Safety 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 62841-2-8:2024 Edition 1 for Hand-Held Shears and Nibblers - Safety Requirements 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 62841-2-8:2024 Edition 1 for 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. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 27, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za.

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Safety 

Taiwan 

Taiwan BSMI Clarifies the Scope of BSMI Certification of Luminaires for General Indoor Lighting 
 
On April 10, 2024, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) issued the interpretive rule of product inspection standards related to the legal inspection of luminaires for indoor general lighting to clarify that lighting products with a single spiral lamp holder (without lampshade) and parts required to support and fix the light source (commonly known as lamp holders on the market) are products subject to BSMI certification. 
 
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Safety 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 62660-3 Edition 1 for Secondary Lithium-ion Cells for Propulsion of Electric Road Vehicles 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 62660-3 Edition 1 for secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles - part 3: safety requirements. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 27, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za. 
 

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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CEN Publishes New Standard CEN/TS 15502-3-1:2024 - Gas-Fired Central Heating Boilers 
 
On May 15, 2024, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published new standard CEN/TS 15502-3-1:2024 for gas-fired central heating boilers - part 3-1: H2NG and ACCF. 
 
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Safety 

Tanzania 

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Standards for Automatic Electrical Controls and Energy Regulators 
 
On April 23, 2024, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared various standards for automatic electrical controls and energy regulators.  
 
Deadline for comments is on June 25, 2024 
 
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Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

IECEE Adds New Decision Sheet Related to Medical Equipment Category to IECEE on Week 20 (2024-W20) 
 
On May 17, 2024, new decision sheet related to medical electrical equipment category was uploaded on the IECEE website. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-1:2024 – Particular Requirements for Starting Devices 
 
On May 14, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-1:2024. 
 
This standard deals with particular requirements for starting devices. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

The European Commission Updates List of Harmonized Standards for Machinery Directive (MD) 
 
On May 15, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2024/1329 of 13 May 2024 amending and correcting Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1586 as regards harmonized standards for explosion prevention and protection in explosive atmospheres, laser related equipment, safety-related parts of control systems, plastics and rubber machines, refuse collection vehicles, aircraft ground support equipment, driverless industrial trucks and their systems, electrically power assisted cycles, conveyor belts for winter sport or tourist use, pedestrian-propelled trucks, tenoning and profiling woodworking machines, tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry, commercial vacuum packaging appliances, commercial refrigerating appliances and ice-makers, grass shears and motor-operated pedestrian controlled walk-behind garden machinery. 
 
The amended list includes harmonized machinery standards developed in support of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. 
 
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Safety 

USA 

USA - Underwriters Laboratories Publishes UL 1993 Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters 
 
On May 17, 2024, Underwriters Laboratories published edition 6 of UL 1993. This standard deals with self-ballasted lamps and lamp adapters. 
 
The new and revised requirements are substantially in accordance with proposal(s) on this subject dated February 17, 2023 and September 29, 2023. 
 
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Safety 

China 

China SAC Publishes the Mandatory Standard of the Safety Technical Specification of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Bicycle (GB 43854-2024) 
 
On April 25, 2024, the National Standardization Administration Committee (SAC) of the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published the approved mandatory standard GB 43854-2024 Safety technical specification of lithium-ion battery for electric bicycle, which will become effective on November 1, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Tanzania 

Tanzania TBS Prepares Various Draft Standards on Conduit System for Cable Management 
 
On April 23, 2024, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) prepared various draft standards on conduit system for cable management. 
 
Deadline for comments is on June 25, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Canada 

Canada - SCC Publishes New Draft Standard CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-31 - Requirements for Range Hoods and Other Cooking Fume Extractors 
 
On May 6, 2024, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) published CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-31. This standard specifies the safety requirements for household and similar electrical appliances, particularly range hoods and other cooking fume extractors. 
 
Comments were accepted until June 5, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom - DBT Issues Notice of Publication 0099/24 for the Designated Standards for Machinery 
 
On April 18, 2024, the the department for business and trade of the government of UK released Notice of Publication 0099/24. 
 
Standards for machinery in support of the supply of machinery safety regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1597) has been amended.  
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62841-4-6:2024 – Garden Blowers, Garden Vacuums and Garden Blower/Vacuums 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 62841-4-6:2024 for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - safety - part 4-6: particular requirements for garden blowers, garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes Amended Standard EN IEC 62841-4-6:2024/A11:2024 - Garden Blowers, Garden Vacuums and Garden Blower/Vacuums 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published amended standard EN IEC 62841-4-6:2024/A11:2024 for electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - safety - part 4-6: particular requirements for garden blowers, garden vacuums and garden blower/vacuums. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 62501:2024 - High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Power Transmission 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 62501:2024 for voltage sourced converter (VSC) valves for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission - electrical testing. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on May 15, 2027. 
 
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Safety 

Trinidad and Tobago 

Trinidad and Tobago MTI and TTBS Issue Legal Notices to Declare the Compulsory Standard for Labelling of Goods (TTCS 19:2023) 
 
On April 3, 2024, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) issued Legal Notice No. 62 with the intent to make an order to declare a compulsory standard on the recommendation of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) Legal Notice No. 63, known as the Compulsory Standards (No. 2) Order, 2024. This Order declares TTCS 19:2023 “Labelling of Goods—General—Compulsory Requirements” as a compulsory standard, which comes into effect on May 6, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

New Zealand 

New Zealand MoH Publishes Amendment on Regulation for Smokefree Environment and Regulated Products 
 
On March 20, 2024, Ministry of Health published amendment on regulation for smokefree environment and regulated products. As a requirement, all reusable vaping devices must have child safety mechanism and removable batteries. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

European Union - CENELEC Publishes New Standard EN IEC 60598-2-2:2024 - Recessed Luminaires and Recessed Air-Handling Luminaires 
 
On May 17, 2024, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) published new standard EN IEC 60598-2-2:2024 for luminaires – part 2-2: particular requirements - recessed luminaires and recessed air-handling luminaires. 
 
Date of withdrawal of superseded version is on February 28, 2027. 
 
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Safety 

EU 

The European Commission Publishes Initiative Regarding Pressure Equipment Directive and Simple Pressure Vessels Directive 
 
On May 23, 2024, the European Commission (EC) published initiative regarding pressure equipment directive and simple pressure vessels directive - evaluation. 
 
Comments and feedbacks can be submitted until June 20, 2024. 
 
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Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-3:2024 - Requirements of AC or DC Supplied Electronic Controlgear for Fluorescent Lamps 
 
On May 14, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-3:2024. 
 
This standard deals with the requirements of AC or DC supplied electronic controlgear for fluorescent lamps. 
 
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Safety 

Australia 

Australia Prepares Draft Standard DR AS 4044:2024 - Requirements on Battery Chargers for Stationary Batteries 
 
On May 21, 2024, Standards Australia prepared draft standard DR AS 4044:2024. This draft standard specifies requirements for stabilized constant-potential battery chargers that are designed to supply direct current power from an alternating current source, while charging a float-type stationary battery and which may simultaneously supply power to a connected direct current system load. 
 
Closing date for comments is on July 23, 2024 and can be submitted on this link
 
Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information. 

Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-8:2024 - Requirements for Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps 
 
On May 14, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-8:2024. 
 
This standard pertains to safety requirements for ballasts used with fluorescent lamps.  
 
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Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-10:2024 – Electronic Controlgear for High-Frequency Operation of Tubular Cold-Cathode Discharge Lamps 
 
On May 14, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-10:2024 . 
 
This standard specifies particular safety requirements for electronic control gear for high-frequency operation of tubular cold-cathode discharge lamps (neon tubes). 
 
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Safety 

Global 

International - IEC Publishes New Standard IEC 61347-2-12:2024 - DC or AC Supplied Electronic Controlgear for Discharge Lamps 
 
On May 14, 2024, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) released IEC 61347-2-12:2024. 
 
This standard specifies particular general and safety requirements for d.c. or a.c. supplied electronic controlgear for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps). 
 
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Safety, Performance 

USA 

USA - Underwriters Laboratories Publishes UL 710 - Exhaust Hoods for Commercial Cooking Equipment 
 
On April 29, 2024, Underwriters Laboratories published edition 7 of UL 710. This standard deals with exhaust hoods for commercial cooking equipment. 
 
This new Seventh Edition of ANSI/UL 710 dated April 29, 2024 is being issued as a binational joint standard and incorporates changes from proposal dated October 27, 2023. 
 
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Safety, Performance 

South Africa 

South Africa SABS Publishes Draft Standard SANS 80601-2-74:2024 Edition 1 for Medical Electrical Equipment of Respiratory Humidifying Equipment 
 
On April 25, 2024, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) published draft standard SANS 80601-2-74:2024 Edition 1 for medical electrical equipment — part 2-74: particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of respiratory humidifying equipment. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 20, 2024, and must be submitted to dsscomments@sabs.co.za

 
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Sanitation 

Uruguay 

Uruguay MIEM Opens Public Consultation on Draft Resolution Amending MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on Additives for the Production of Plastic Materials and Polymeric Coatings in Contact with Food 
 
On April 15, 2024, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) released Public Consultation on Draft Resolution amending the MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on additives for the production of plastic materials and polymeric coatings in contact with food. 
 
Contributions and proposals to the Project can be made from the "Public Consultation” module until June 22, 2024. For comments or suggestions, the email consultations.publicas@miem.gub.uy is available. 
 
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Sanitation 

USA 

USA FDA Publishes Final Rule on Food Additives: Food Contact Substance Notification that is No Longer Effective 
 
On March 22, 2024, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule entitled 21 CFR 170 Food Additives: Food Contact Substance Notification that is No Longer Effective. 
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulations relating to the procedures for determining that a premarket notification for a food contact substance (FCN) is no longer effective. The final rule: 
- provides additional reasons that could form the basis for FDA to determine 
that an FCN is no longer effective; and 
- ensures that manufacturers or suppliers have the opportunity to provide input 
before FDA determine that an FCN is no longer effective. 
 
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Sanitation 

Brazil 

Brazil ANVISA Publishes Proposal Amending the Positive List of Additives Intended for the Preparation of Plastic Materials and Polymeric Coatings in Contact with Food 
 
On March 22, 2024, Brazil National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published a proposal amending Resolution of the Collegiate Board (RDC No. 326) of December 3, 2019, which establishes the positive list of additives intended for the preparation of plastic materials and polymeric coatings in contact with food. 
 
Comments and suggestions were accepted until May 28, 2024. 
 
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Sustainability 

United Kingdom 

United Kingdom - Northern Ireland DEFRA Publishes Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations 2024 
 
On May 1, 2024, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations 2024 which aims to improve the current producer responsibility system for packaging in Northern Ireland. 
 
Comments are accepted until August 2, 2024. 
 
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Sustainability 

USA, Oregon 

USA - Oregon State Passes a Law on Right-to-Repair of Consumer Electronic Equipment 
 
On March 28, 2024, the Oregon State passed a law related to right-to-repair of consumer electronic equipment. 
 
According to this Law manufacturers must provide documentation, tools, parts, and devices to consumers and independent repair providers for diagnosing, maintaining, or repairing consumer electronic equipment. 
 
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Sustainability 

EU 

European Union - European Parliament and The Council Publishes Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) 
 
On May 3, 2024, the European Parliament and the Council published Regulation (EU) 2024/1252 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 April 2024 establishing a framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials and amending Regulations (EU) No 168/2013, (EU) 2018/858, (EU) 2018/1724 and (EU) 2019/1020. 
 
This Regulation will also impact permanent magnets incorporated in a wide variety of products, which might contain critical raw materials such as neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium and terbium, boron, samarium, nickel or cobalt. 
 
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Water Efficiency 

Oman 

Oman MoCIP Announces the Adoption of Gulf Technical Regulation for Water Consumption Products 
 
On April, 21, 2024, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIP) announced the adoption of Gulf Technical Regulation for water conservation products (MC-230503-01). The objective of this regulation is the water efficiency of products listed in Annex (1) in accordance with the water usage rates specified as essential requirements in Annex (2). 
 
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Wireless 

Turkey 

Turkey BTK Opens Public Consultation on the Draft Regulation on Electromagnetic Field Exposure Limit Values and Certification Processes of Electronic Communication Devices 
 
On April 15, 2024, Turkey's Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) opened a public consultation on the Draft Regulation on Electromagnetic Field Exposure Limit Values and Certification Processes of Electronic Communication Devices. 
 
Comments were accepted until April 30, 2024. 
 

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Wireless 

French Polynesia, New Caledonia 

French Territories ANFR Updates their National Frequency Band Distribution Table 
 
On March 13, 2024 the National Frequency Agency's (ANFR) modifications to the national frequency band distribution table (TNRBF) was approved. The portion on short-range devices is updated in particular to take into account the consolidation of the European regulatory framework on ultra-wideband (UWB) equipment as well as developments in the European framework. This table is effective since the approval of the updated Frequency Band Allocated Table.  
 
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Wireless 

China 

China MIIT Publishes Radio Management Regulations for RFID Equipment Operating at 900 MHz 
 
On April 22, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), published Notice No. 76, "Radio Management Regulations for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Equipment in the 900MHz Band" which will be effective from November 1, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

China 

China MIIT Publishes Interim Provisions of Radio Management Regulations for Ultra-wideband (UWB) Operating at 7163-8812 MHz 
 
On April 22, 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), published Notice No. 77 "Interim Provisions on Radio Management of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Equipment" which will be effective from August 1, 2025. 

 
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Wireless 

South Korea 

South Korea MSIT Opens Public Consultation for Radio Equipment for Radio Stations That Can Be Established Without Reporting 
 
On April 29, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Science and ICT Notice No. 2024 - 0479 on the partial revision of Technical Standards for Wireless Equipment for Radio Stations That Can Be Opened Without Reporting. 
 
Comments were accepted until May 20, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

South Korea 

South Korea MSIT Opens Public Consultation for Increasing Power Limits for WLAN Operating in 6GHz 
 
On April 29, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Science and ICT Notice No. 2024 - 0480 on the partial revision of Wireless Equipment for Radio Stations That Can Be Opened Without Reporting. 
 
Comments were accepted until May 20, 2024. 
 
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Wireless 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Publishes Draft Regulation on Specific Absorption Levels for Mobile Phones 
 
On April 25, 2024, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) opened a public consultation on the draft of the National Technical Regulation on Specific Absorbtion Rates for Mobile Phone (QCVN 134:2024/BTTTT). 
 
Comments are accepted until June 25, 2024 and must be submitted to this link
 
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Wireless 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Publishes Allocation of 1710-1785 and 1805-1880 MHz Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 
 
On April 30, 2024, the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) published the Plan for the 1710-1785 MHz and 1805-1880 MHz Frequency Bands for Vietnam's IMT Mobile Communication System under Circular 03/2024/TT-BTTTT. 
 
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Wireless 

Chile 

Chile SUBTEL Publishes Technical Standard for the Use of 2400 - 2483.5 MHz, 5250 - 5350 MHz, 5470 - 5725 MHz, and 5725 - 5850 MHz Frequency Bands 
 
On April 23, 2024, the Under Secretariat for Telecommunications (SUBTEL), published Resolution 791 Exempt which establishes technical standard for the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz, 5250 - 5350 MHz, 5470 - 5725 MHz, and 5725 - 5850 MHz frequency bands. 
 
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Wireless 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Publishes Allocation of 880-915 and 925-960 MHz Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 
 
On May 10, 2024, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Vietnam published the Band Planning 880-915 MHz and 925-960 MHz for Vietnam's IMT Public Terrestrial Mobile Communication System under Circular No. 04/2024/TT-BTTTT. 

 
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Wireless 

Australia 

Australia ACMA Releases the Proposed Update of the Radiocommunications (Exemption) Determination 2021 
 
On May 13, 2024, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened the consultation for the proposed update of "Radiocommunications (Exemption) Determination 2021" which is due to expire by self-repeal on August 28, 2024. The proposal is set to remake it but without significant change as the current act is still effective end efficient. 
 
Comments were accepted until June 11, 2024. 
  
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Wireless 

Canada 

Canada ISED Publishes Certification Requirements for Licence-Exempt Devices Operating at 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz and 244-246 GHz 
 
On May 9, 2024, the Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), published RSS-295 - Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus Operating in the Frequency Bands 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz and 244-246 GHz. 
 
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Wireless 

Vietnam 

Vietnam MIC Opens Public Consultation on the Allocation of the 824-839 and 869-884 MHz Bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 
 
On May 16, 2024, the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Vietnam opened a public consultation on the draft of the Band Planning 824-839 MHz and 869-884 MHz for Vietnam's IMT Public Terrestrial Mobile Communication System. 
 
Comments are accepted until July 16, 2024 and can be submitted to this link
 
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Wireless 

South Africa 

South Africa ICASA Publishes Revised Frequency Assignment Plan for the 2300 to 2400 MHz Band for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) 
 
On May 16, 2024, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has opened a public consultation under Notice No. 4824 of Government Gazette No. 50657, on the revised Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the Frequency Band 2300 MHz to 2400 MHz, which sets out the technical requirements for using the frequency band for IMT2300 (IMT in the 2300 MHz band) 
in the country. 
 
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Wireless 

Qatar 

Qatar CRA Opens Public Consultation for Class License for SRD 
 
On May 20, 2024, the Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) published the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRD) Version No. (5) – Draft for Public Consultation. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 25, 2024, and must be submitted 
to type.approval@cra.gov.qa
 
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Wireless 

Pakistan 

Pakistan PTA Announces the Allocation of 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed RLAN Use (Wi-Fi 6E) 
 
On May 16, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced unlicensed RLAN use (Wi-Fi 6E) in the 6 GHz band. 
 
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Wireless, Cyber Security 

Serbia 

Serbia RATEL Updates the Regulation on Radio Equipment 
 
On March 22, 2024, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) of Serbia published the updated Regulations on Radio Equipment ("Official Gazette of RS", no. 24/2024). 
 
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Wireless, EMC 

South Korea 

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment 
 
On April 26, 2024, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Notice on Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Communication Equipment, etc. under National Radio Research Institute Notice No. 2024-42. 
 
Comments are accepted until June 26, 2024 and must be submitted to kimjh777@korea.kr
 
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Wireless, EMC, Safety 

India 

India TEC Releases the Latest Testing and Certification Procedure Version 
 
On April 3, 2024 Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) of India released TEC 93009: 2024 Testing and Certification Procedure Version 3.0. This document provides the guideline and the procedure for mandatory testing and certification of telecom equipment in India, which supersedes the previous procedure document No. TEC 93009:2021. 
 
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Wireless, EMC, Safety 

Brazil 

Brazil Anatel Publishes Draft Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Secondary Lithium Accumulators for Stationary Applications 
 
On May 3, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), opened public consultation regarding the "Technical Requirements and Test Procedures for Conformity Assessment of Secondary Lithium Accumulators for Stationary Applications". 
 
Comments are accepted until July 11, 2024 through this link
 
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Wireless, Safety, 

Brazil 

Brazil ANATEL Releases the Proposal for the Supervision Procedure for Approved Products 
 
On May 21, 2024, the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) opened a public consultation on the operational procedure of the market supervision program for approved products. The proposal provides instructions for a periodic monitoring program for products approved by the Agency and already authorized to be sold in Brazil. 
 
Comments are accepted until July 25, 2024. 
 
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April 2024 updates

Regulation

Country

Summary

Artificial Intelligence

Canada

Canada SCC Publishes New Draft Edition of Various Artificial Intelligence Standards

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

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

Comments were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Artificial Intelligence

EU

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

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

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Chemicals

France

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

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

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

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Cyber Security

Japan

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

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

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

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

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Cyber Security

USA

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

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

Comments were accepted until April 24, 2024.

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Cyber Security

Hungary

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

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

The standstill ends on June 11, 2024.

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EMC

Australia

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

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

Closing date for comments was on May 17, 2024.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

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

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

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

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety, Water Efficiency

GCC, Oman, Bahrain

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

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

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, RoHS, Safety

EAEU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

EMC, Wireless

Japan

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

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

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EMC, Wireless

Canada

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

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

USA

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Bahrain

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

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

Deadline for comments was on May 27, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

USA

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Philippines

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

EU

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Singapore

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Thailand

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

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

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

EU

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

India

India BEE Revises the Star Rating Table for Solar Photovoltaic Modules

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

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency

Israel

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

USA

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

USA

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

India

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Indonesia

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

USA

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

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

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Bolivia

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

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

Certification will be mandatory by Nov. 7, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Egypt

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

USA

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

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

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

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Energy Efficiency

Taiwan

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

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

The deadline for comments was May 6, 2024.

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Energy Efficiency

Oman

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Energy Efficiency, Chemicals, EMC, RoHS, Performance

Bahrain

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

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

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Energy Efficiency, Chemicals, RoHS, Performance, EMC

Bahrain

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

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

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Energy Efficiency, Performance

EU

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

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

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

Saudi Arabia

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

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

The training guide may be found on Saber.sa.

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Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, Performance

China

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

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

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

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

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Explosive Atmospheres, Safety, Performance

China

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

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

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F Gas, Chemicals

Ukraine

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

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

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F Gas, Chemicals

Israel

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

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

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

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Performance

South Africa

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

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

The closing date for comment was March 24, 2024.

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance

Canada

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

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

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

Comments were accepted until April 11, 2024.

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

Global

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance

Global

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

Global

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

Global

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

Global

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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

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Performance

EU

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

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

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

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

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

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Performance, Safety

India

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

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

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Performance, Safety

Canada

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

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

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

Comments were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

Australia

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

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

The closing date for comments was May 1, 2024.

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

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

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

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Performance, Safety

Global, CB Scheme

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

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

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Safety

Saudi Arabia

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

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

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

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

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

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

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

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

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Safety

Global

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

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

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

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

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

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Safety

Chile

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

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

The new enforcement date is Sept. 30, 2024. 

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Safety

Uganda

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

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

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Safety

Thailand

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

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

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

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Safety

Thailand

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

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

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

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

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

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

The closing date for comments was April 16, 2024
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Safety

Canada

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

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

Comments were accepted until April 11, 2024.

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Safety

Australia

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

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

The closing date for comments was April 23, 2024.

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Safety

Australia

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

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

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

India

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

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

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Safety

Israel

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

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

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

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

Please contact your local UL Solutions office for more information.

Safety

France

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

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

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Safety

Global

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

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

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Safety

EU

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

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

Comments and feedback were accepted until May 14, 2024.

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Safety

China

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

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

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Safety

Taiwan

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

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

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Safety

Australia

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

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

The closing date for comments was May 17, 2024.

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Safety

Belgium

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

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

Comments are accepted until June 8, 2024.

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Safety

Australia

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

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

The closing date for comments was May 17, 2024.

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Safety

Australia, New Zealand

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

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

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

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Safety

Brazil

Brazil ANVISA Updates the Electronic Cigarettes Regulations and Maintains the Ban

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

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Safety

EU

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

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

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

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Safety

EU

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

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

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Safety

Global

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

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

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Safety, Cyber Security

India

India MEITY Adds Essential Requirements for CCTV Security

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

The changes will apply on Oct. 9, 2024.

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Safety, EMC

China

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

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

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Safety, EMC

Australia, New Zealand

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

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

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Safety, Performance

India

India DPIIT Releases Quality Control Order for Domestic Water Heating Appliances

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

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

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Safety, Performance

Canada

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

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

Comments were accepted until April 18, 2024.

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Safety, Performance

Global

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

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

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Safety, Performance

Global

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

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

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Safety, Performance

Global

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

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

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Safety, Performance

Australia

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

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

The closing date for comments was May 1, 2024.

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Safety, Performance

Global

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

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

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Safety, Performance

Global

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

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

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Safety, Performance

EU

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

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

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Safety, Performance,  EMC

Global

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

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

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Sanitation

India

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

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

The last date for comments was April 13, 2024.

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Sanitation

USA, Washington

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

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

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Sanitation

Germany

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

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

The comments are accepted until July 4, 2024.

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Sanitation

Uruguay

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

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

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

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Sanitation

EU

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

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

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

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Sanitation

EU

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

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

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

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Sanitation

EU

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

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

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

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Sanitation

EU

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

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

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

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Sanitation

EU

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

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

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

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Sanitation

EU

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

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

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

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Sustainability

EU

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

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

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

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Sustainability

France

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

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

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Sustainability

Belgium

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

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

The deadline for comments is July 18, 2024.

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Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste

United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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Wireless

Hong Kong

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

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

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Wireless

Vietnam

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

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

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

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Wireless

South Africa

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

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

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

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Wireless

India

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

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

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Wireless

Brazil

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

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

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Wireless

Brazil

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

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

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Wireless

Serbia

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

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

Comments were accepted until May 2, 2024.

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Wireless

Serbia

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

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

Comments were accepted until May 2, 2024.

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Wireless

Turkey

Turkey BTK Publishes Regulation on Radio Equipment Inspection

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

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Wireless

Indonesia

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

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

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

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India

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

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

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Wireless

Hong Kong

Hong Kong OFCA Publishes Frequency Allocation Table of April 2024

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

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Colombia

Colombia ANE Publishes Technical Requirements for Vehicle Radars

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

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Wireless

South Africa

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

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

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

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Wireless

Vietnam

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

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

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Trinidad  and Tobago

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

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

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Wireless

Macau

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

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

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Wireless

Canada

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

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

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

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

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Wireless, Cyber Security

India

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

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

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Wireless, EMC

Colombia

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

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

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Wireless, EMC, Safety

Brazil

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

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

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Wireless, Safety

Egypt

Egypt TRA Releases Awareness Guideline for Importing and Manufacturing Communications Equipment

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

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Juvenile Product

European Union

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

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

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

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Food Contact Materials

Turkey

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

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

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

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

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Chemicals

EU

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

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

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

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

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

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Chemicals

U.S., Maine

USA - Maine Postpones the General Ban on PFAS

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

These revisions prohibit the following:

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

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Chemicals

U.S.

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

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

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

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

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Toys

European Union

EU Council Adopts Position on Updated Rules for Toy Safety

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

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

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Chemicals

USA - Minnesota

USA - Minnesota Releases Guidance Document on Lead and Cadmium Law

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

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

The new law went into effect mid of 2023.

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Chemicals

Denmark

Denmark Aims to Introduce Ban on PFAS in Clothing and Shoes

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

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

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Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

Taiwan

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

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

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

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

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Chemicals

EU

European Parliament Issues Proposal to Amend EU CLP Regulation

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

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

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

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Drinking Water

EU

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

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

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

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Chemicals 

U.S., Colorado  

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

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Chemicals  

U.S., New Jersey  

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

U.S., Illinois 

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

U.S., Illinois 

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

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

Japan 

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

Ukraine 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

China 

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

India 

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

EU 

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

U.S. 

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

India 

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

Thailand 

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

EU 

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

Global 

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

GCC, Oman 

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

GCC 

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

GCC, Oman, Bahrain 

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

EMC, Performance, Safety 

Global, CB Scheme 

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

Global, CB Scheme 

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

GCC 

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

South Korea 

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

U.S. 

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

Canada 

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

U.S. 

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

U.S. 

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

Serbia 

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

Serbia 

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

Serbia 

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

Kosovo 

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

Israel 

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

Indonesia  

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

South Korea 

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

Singapore 

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

Costa Rica 

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

China 

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

Uruguay 

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

United Arab Emirates 

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

Energy Efficiency 

United Arab Emirates 

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

Energy Efficiency 

U.S. 

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

China 

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

Brazil 

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

Global 

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

Switzerland 

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

Taiwan 

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

Ukraine 

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

India 

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

India 

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

U.S. 

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

Egypt 

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

Hong Kong 

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

Hong Kong 

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

EU 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

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

EU 

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

Ukraine 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

Global, CB Scheme 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

United Kingdom 

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

South Korea 

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

U.S. 

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

GCC 

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

Iraq 

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

GCC 

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

GCC 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Argentina 

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

Vietnam 

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

Israel 

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

Global 

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

Israel 

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

Vietnam 

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

Canada 

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

GCC 

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

Republic of Congo  

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Uganda 

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

Global 

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

Indonesia 

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

Taiwan 

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

Ukraine 

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

EU 

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

Safety 

GCC 

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

South Korea 

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

U.S. 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Botswana 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

Kosovo 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

South Korea 

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

South Korea 

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

Vietnam 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

GCC 

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

U.S. 

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

U.S. 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

India 

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

India 

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

Global, CB Scheme 

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

Global 

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

South Korea 

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

EU 

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

India 

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

India 

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

India 

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

India 

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

Safety, Cyber Security, Performance 

Global, CB Scheme 

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

Safety, EMC 

Israel 

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

Safety, EMC 

Azerbaijan 

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

Safety, EMC 

EU 

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

India 

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

EAEU 

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

Australia 

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

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

EU 

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

South Korea 

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

Sanitation 

Brazil 

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

Brazil 

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

EU 

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

China 

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

Germany 

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

Sanitation 

Germany 

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

Sanitation 

India 

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

Sustainability 

EU 

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

EU 

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

India 

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

U.S., California 

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

India 

India MoEF Publishes Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024 
 
On March 14, 2024, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2024 to amend the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, effective immediately. 
 
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Sustainability, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste, RoHS, Safety, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency 

China 

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

United Kingdom 

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

Sustainability, RoHS, Electrical and Electronic Waste, Chemicals 

South Korea 

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

Bahrain 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Argentina 

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

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Hong Kong 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Turkey 

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

United Arab Emirates  

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

United Arab Emirates  

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

Japan 

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

Hong Kong 

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

Hong Kong 

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

South Korea 

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

Indonesia 

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

Malaysia 

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

Mexico 

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

Indonesia 

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

Wireless 

Thailand 

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

Thailand 

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

Thailand 

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

Egypt 

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

 

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Wireless 

Brazil 

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

Malaysia 

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

Canada 

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

Malaysia 

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

Brazil 

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

Peru 

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

Indonesia 

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

Indonesia 

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

Brazil 

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

Bahrain 

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

Brazil 

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

Regulation

Country

Summary

Chemicals France

France Proposes to Prohibit Products containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

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

  • Cosmetics
  • Any wax
  • Any textile clothing product

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

The proposed law is currently in its first reading.

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Packaging European Union

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

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

Examples of the requirements of the proposal are:

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

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Personal Care and Beauty European Union

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

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

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

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

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Medical Devices European Union

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

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

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

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

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Consumer Products

European Union

EC Publishes its 2023 Annual Report on Safety Gate

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

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

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Toys

European Union

European Parliament Approves Revamped EU Rules on Toy Safety

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

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

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

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Food Contact Materials

European Union

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

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

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

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

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Artificial Intelligence

Global

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

Japan

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

EU 

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

Japan 

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

Singapore 

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

USA, Vermont 

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

USA, Washington 

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

USA, Maine 

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

China 

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

Thailand 

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

USA, New York 

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

USA, Rhode Island 

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

USA, Minnesota 

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

China 

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

EU 

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

Jordan 

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

Australia 

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

EU 

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

India 

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

China 

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

Ukraine 

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

Vietnam 

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

Global 

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

South Korea 

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

United Kingdom 

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

United Kingdom 

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

Turkey 

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

China 

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

China 

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

Taiwan 

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

GCC, Oman 

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

GCC, Oman 

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

Japan 

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

Canada 

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

Egypt 

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

United Arab Emirates 

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

Indonesia 

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

USA 

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

USA 

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

Egypt 

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

Egypt 

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

Brazil 

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

USA 

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

Global 

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

Taiwan 

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

Philippines 

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

Philippines 

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

Brazil 

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

GCC 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

EU 

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

Brazil 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Thailand 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

Israel 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

USA 

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

Egypt 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

EU 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Egypt 

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

Performance, Safety 

Canada 

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

Tanzania 

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

United Kingdom 

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

Saudi Arabia 

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

Canada 

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

Global 

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

GCC 

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

Global, CB Scheme 

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

Global 

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

Argentina 

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

Singapore 

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

Global 

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

Egypt 

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

Safety 

USA 

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

Egypt 

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

Safety 

Ecuador 

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

EU 

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

Egypt 

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

Safety 

Iraq 

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

Safety 

Brazil 

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

Egypt 

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

Safety 

Singapore 

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

Brazil 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Ecuador 

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

EU 

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

Global 

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

EU 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Global 

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

Turkey 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

Australia, New Zealand 

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

USA 

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

Mozambique 

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

EU 

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

Mozambique 

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

Singapore 

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

EU 

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

GCC 

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

Global 

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

Global 

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

Thailand 

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

Thailand 

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

Uruguay 

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

Official source 

Safety 

Ukraine 

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

Safety 

Iraq 

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

Official source 

Safety 

Trinidad & Tobago 

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

Safety 

Australia 

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

Official source 

Safety 

Trinidad & Tobago  

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

Official source 

Safety 

Canada 

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

Safety 

United Kingdom 

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

Official source 

Safety  

Global 

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

Safety  

Global 

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

Safety, EMC 

Israel 

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

Official source 

Safety, EMC 

Global 

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

Safety, Noise, Performance 

Peru 

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

Safety, Performance 

Egypt 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

EU 

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

Official source 

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Safety, Performance 

Global 

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

Safety, Performance, EMC 

Israel 

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

Official source 

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

Hong Kong 

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

Safety, Sanitation, Sustainability 

Taiwan 

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

Sanitation  

Indonesia 

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

Official source

Official source

Official source

Official source 

Sanitation 

EU 

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

Sanitation 

South Korea 

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

Sanitation 

Ukraine 

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

Sustainability 

USA, California 

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

Official source 

Sustainability, Chemicals, Electrical and Electronic Waste  

Vietnam 

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

Official source

Official source

Official source 

Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

USA, New Jersey 

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

Sustainability, Electrical and Electronic Waste 

Vietnam 

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

Water Efficiency 

Saudi Arabia 

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

Wireless 

Paraguay 

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

Wireless 

EU 

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

Wireless 

Trinidad & Tobago  

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Colombia 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Canada 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Taiwan 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Brazil 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Bangladesh 

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

Official source

Official source

Official source 

Wireless 

Colombia 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

USA 

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

Wireless 

United Kingdom 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

United Kingdom 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Vietnam 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Israel 

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

Wireless 

Brazil 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Bhutan 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Canada 

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

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

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

Official source 

Wireless 

Saudi Arabia 

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

Wireless, Cyber Security 

Eswatini 

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

Official source 

Wireless, EMC, Safety 

India 

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

Official source 

Wireless, Safety, Cyber Security 

EU 

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

Regulation

Country

Summary

Chemicals

China

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

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

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

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

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

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

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

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

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

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

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

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

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

Comments must be submitted on or before 03 April 2024.

Official source

Chemicals

European Union

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

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

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

Official source

Food Contact Materials

China

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

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

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

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

Official source

Medical Devices

USA - Federal

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

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

The final rule specifies:

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

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

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Sustainability

European Union

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

On March 6, 2024, the Directive (EU) 2024/825 of the European Parliament and of the Council was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Directive modifies the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (Directive 2005/29/EC) and the Consumer Rights Directive (Directive 2011/83/EU). Its purpose is to promote a circular, clean, and green EU economy by empowering consumers to make informed purchasing decisions and encouraging more sustainable consumption. Additionally, it addresses unfair commercial practices that lead consumers away from sustainable choices.

This new Directive will enter into force on March 26, 2024. Member States are required to enact and publicly disclose the necessary measures to align with this Directive in 2 years, by March 27, 2026, and apply them from September 27, 2026.

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Chemicals

European Union

EC Issues Regulation (EU) 2024/573 on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases

The European Commission has issued Regulation (EU) 2024/573 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 February 2024 on fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.

This regulation establishes requirements on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases on products to be marketed in the EU. It establishes quantitative limits for the placing on the market of hydrofluorocarbons, reporting requirements, and lays down rules on containment, use, recovery, recycling, reclamation and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases.

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

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Toys

China

China Notifies WTO on the Proposed Standards to Replace Four Toy Standards

The Standardization Administration of China has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the proposed standards to replace four toy safety standards.

The standards are:

  • GB 6675.1-202x ‘Safety of toys - Part 1: Basic code’
  • GB 6675.2-202X ‘Safety of toys – Part 2: Mechanical and physical properties’ (ISO 8124-1:2022 MOD)
  • GB 6675.3-20xx ‘Safety of toys - Part 3: Flammability’ (ISO 8124-2:2023 MOD)
  • GB 6675.4-XXXX ‘Safety of toys - Part 4: Migration of certain elements’ (ISO 8124-3:2020+Amd.1:2023 MOD)

The notification is open for comments for 60 days.

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Artificial Intelligence

Global

ISO and IEC Publish New Standard for Artificial Intelligence Management System (ISO/IEC 42001:2023)

On Dec. 18, 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published ISO/IEC 42001:2023 Information Technology—Artificial Intelligence—Management System. The AI Management System (AIMS) provides requirements for managing the issues and risks associated with using AI in an organization. It also aims to set policies, objectives, and processes for the ethical and responsible development, provision and use of AI systems.

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Artificial Intelligence

Global

ISO and IEC Publish New Standard for Artificial Intelligence System Life Cycle (ISO/IEC 5338:2023)

On Dec. 20, 2023, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published ISO/IEC 5338:2023 Information Technology - Artificial Intelligence - AI System Life Cycle Processes. This standard outlines a set of processes that facilitate the definition, control, management, execution and improvement of AI systems throughout their life cycle stages.

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

Mexico

Mexico SE Publishes Official Mexican Standard NOM-008-SE-2021 - General System of Units of Measurement

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Mexico Secretary of Economy published an official Mexican standard NOM-008-SE-2021. This standard defines and establishes the General System of Measurement Units as the only official and mandatory use in the
country. This new standard will cancel NOM-008-SCFI-2002. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Chemicals

Canada

Canada Department of the Environment Opens Public Consultation on Amendment of PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) Regulations

On Dec. 23, 2023, the Department of the Environment of Canada opened a public consultation on Regulations Amending the PCB Regulations and the Regulations Designating Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999; seeCanada Gazette, Part I, Volume 157, Number 51).

The final date for comments was February 22, 2024.

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Chemicals

USA

USA - California OEHHA Extends Public Consultation of Clear and Reasonable Warnings, Safe Harbor Methods and Content Under Proposition 65

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of California announced the extension of public consultation period of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Announcement of Public Hearing Amendments to Titles 27 CCR § 25601, 25602, 25603 and 25607.2 as well as  new Sections 25607.50, 25607.51, 25607.52 and 25607.53 – Clear and Reasonable Warnings, Safe Harbor Methods and Content under Proposition 65.

The final date for comments was Jan. 3, 2024.

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Chemicals

USA

USA OEHHA Adds Bisphenol S (BPS) to Proposition 65 List

On Dec. 29, 2023, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added Bisphenol S (BPS) to the Proposition 65 list.

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Chemicals

Armenia

Armenia Publishes Changes and Amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Ozone Layer

On Dec. 25, 2023, the Republic of Armenia published Law HO-398-N to amend the Law on the Protection of the Ozone Layer of Dec. 25, 2006.

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Chemicals

Australia

Australia DCCEEW Publishes Amendment on Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Prohibiting Several Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

On Dec. 12, 2023, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) published Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Amendment (2023 Measures No. 1) Instrument 2023. This amendment details the prohibition of several persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

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Cybersecurity, Wireless

United Kingdom

United Kingdom OPSS Publishes Guidance Regulations on Consumer Connectable Product Security

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published Regulations: Consumer Connectable Product Security Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers and Distributors.

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Electrical and Electronic Waste

India

India MoEF Publishes Clarification Related to Registration on the E-Waste EPR Portal under E-Waste (Management) Rules

On Dec. 28, 2023, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) published Clarification with regard to Registration on the E-Waste EPR Portal under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022.

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EMC

South Korea

South Korea RRA Publishes Amended Enforcement Decree of Radio Wave Act

On Dec. 12, 2023, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) published under Decree No. 33913, the partial revision of Enforcement Decree of the Radio Wave Act.

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EMC

South Korea

South Korea MSIT Opens Public Consultation on the Amendment of Enforcement Decree of Radio Wave Act

On Jan. 15, 2024, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) opened a public consultation under Ministry of Science and ICT Announcement No. 2024-0013 on the partial revision of Enforcement Decree of the Radio Wave Act.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 26, 2024, and must be submitted to jish1121@korea.kr.

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EMC

South Korea

South Korea RRA Opens Public Consultation on Partial Revision of EMC Test Method

On Jan. 25, 2024, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (RRA) opened a public consultation on the partial revision of Electromagnetic Compatibility Test Method under National Radio Research Agency Director Announcement No. 2024-5.

Comments were accepted until Feb. 14, 2024.

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Explosive Atmospheres, RoHS, Safety, Wireless, Noise, Chemicals

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Department for Business and Trade Announces Extension of CE Mark Recognition to Additional Regulations

On Jan. 24, 2024, the UK government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) announced plans to indefinitely extend the recognition of EU requirements, including the CE marking, for various regulations. This will be applied to 18 regulations owned by DBT and three new regulations covering Ecodesign, Civil Explosives Regulation and Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (the RoHS Regulations).

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EMC, Energy Efficiency, Safety

Israel

Israel MEI Notifies Stakeholders for Changes to Official Standard SI 20 Part 2.4 - Portable General Purpose Luminaires

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Industry (MEI) notified stakeholders for the changes to official standard SI 20 part 2.4 by publishing correction sheet number one and to remove formality from SI 20 part 2.7.

Comments and feedback could be submitted until Feb. 19, 2024.
* Tel: 074-7502838
* Email: tkina@economy.gov.il
* Website: https://go.gov.il/tkina


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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

India TEC Announces Re-categorization of Notified Products as GCS and SCS and Reduction in Processing Fees for MTCTE Applications

On Dec. 27, 2023, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Notification F No. 1-5/2022-TC/TEC(P.I) Re-categorization of Notified Products as GCS and SCS Category and Reduction of Fee Charged for ER Based Applications
under MTCTE W.e.f. 01.01.2024. Re-categorization of product categories under Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) regime is refined to further promote ease of doing business. TEC has also mentioned that only an administrative fee will be charged for ER-based application submitted under
MTCTE irrespective of GCS and SCS categories.

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EMC, Performance,  Safety, Wireless

India

India TEC Announces Extension of Exemption for Certain Parameters/Interfaces of Essential Requirements Under MTCTE Scheme

On Jan. 8, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) released Notification No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC Exemption Pertaining to Various Parameters/Interfaces of ERs Under MTCTE. This notification extends the exemption of acceptance test report for certain parameters/interfaces for ER of the specified products up to June 30, 2024, or until further orders.

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EMC, Performance, Safety, Wireless

India

India TEC Updates Requirements for Documents/Exemption for Certain Parameters of PON Family of Broadband Equipment under MTCTE Scheme

On Jan. 23, 2024, the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) of India released Document No. 5-5/2021-TC/TEC Notification on Requirement of Documents/Exemption Against Certain Parameters of ER of 'PON Family of Broadband Equipment' under MTCTE.

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