On 14 June 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission published a Decision No. 90 on Amendments to Decision No. 768 on Technical Regulations on Safety of Low Voltage Equipment (LVE).
The Decision introduced a new edition of Article 1(2), extending the list of equipment to which the Technical Regulations does not apply, adding:
second-hand low-voltage equipment;
low-voltage equipment included in the scope and subject to confirmation of compliance with the requirements of the technical regulations of the Customs Union “On the safety of machinery and equipment” (TR CU 010/2011), “Safety of elevators” (TR CU 011/2011) and “On the safety of equipment for operation in explosive environments” (TR TS 012/2011), except for cables, wires, cords;
low-voltage equipment manufactured by legal entities and individuals registered as individual entrepreneurs, not intended for circulation in the customs territory of the Union, transfer free of charge, rental, hire or lease;
defence products to ensure the interests of defence and security, including those supplied under the state defence order;
low-voltage equipment components (assemblies, components and components) supplied by the manufacturer of this low-voltage equipment on a contractual basis, provided that these components cannot be available to the consumer (user) except as built-in low-voltage equipment for which they are intended;
components of low-voltage equipment (assemblies, components and components), the safety of which is partially or completely determined by how these components are built into other electrical equipment, and cannot be assessed (tested) otherwise than as part of this equipment (for example, connectors, winding wires, printed circuit boards, microswitches, relays, integrated circuits, discrete semiconductor devices, capacitors, inductors, resistors, filters and other components for mounting on printed circuit boards or otherwise inside housings or protective shells.
The Decision also adds new definitions to Article 2 and establishes marking and operational documentation requirements is also amended in Article 5.
The Decision will enter into force 180 calendar days from the date of official publication, on 11 December 2022.
On 14 June 2022, the Eurasian Economic Commission published a Decision No. 91 amending Technical Regulations on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
The Decision introduced the following changes:
New edition of Article 2 adding technical means to which this technical regulation does not apply: specially designed to ensure safety in the field of the use of atomic energy; used technical means (exploited); medical devices; defense products which ensure the interests of defense and security, including those supplied under the state defense order;
Adding new definitions;
Letter trademarks, proper names, names of settlements and other names and details in operational documents may be given in other languages;
Units of measurement may be given using their international designation;
If the amount of information provided for in paragraph 4 of the Article 5 allows, then it is allowed not to draw up operational documents, but to indicate the information on the technical tool itself or on its packaging;
Adding system blocks and cash registers, including those operating in conjunction with a computer to the list of technical means subject to confirmation of conformity in the form of certification (Annex 3, Part 3);
Adding copiers (including multifunction devices) to the list of technical means subject to confirmation of conformity in the form of certification (Annex 3, Part 4).
The Decision will enter into force 180 days after its official publication, on 11 December 2022.
National Centre for Communication Security body has issued a new notification on ITSAR requirements for telecom products under MTCTE (Mandatory Testing and certification of Telecommunication Equipment) Scheme on 20/06/2022
The highlights are:
Start of Voluntary Security Certification of IP Router, Wi-Fi CPE and UICC (SIM) Equipment in Q3/Q4 of Financial Year 2022-23.
Mandating the security certification as part of MTCTE from 01-Apr-2023.
List of approved product and draft products are below.
Due to unavailability of the testing infrastructure, generic exemption has been announced by TEC for testing against below set of testing parameters for Radio Broadcast Receivers and PTP PMP Microwave Fixed Radio Systems:
Exempted test parameters
Validity of exmption
Radio Broadcast Receiver (RBR)
· Frequency of operation for Radio broadcast receivers
· Radio Conformance for RBR
up to 1st Dec 2022 or till further orders
PTP and PMP Microwave Fixed Radio Systems
· IT Equipment safety for radio Products parameter as per EN/IEC 60215: 2016
up to 22nd Dec 2022 or till further orders
It should be noted that in order to complete the submission of the application for MTCTE certification for the aforementioned product categories, the appropriate notification must be posted against the appropriate parameters in the MTCTE portal.
The validity of Regular Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunication Equipment (MTCTE) certificate has been enhanced from 5 years to 10 years with immediate effect with a view to reduce the compliance burden on industries and businesses.
On 31 May 2022, the South Korean Radio Research Agency (RRA) approved an amendment to the Notice on Criteria for Electromagnetic Compatibility.
The amendment aims to align certain national EMC standards with international standards.
The document adds 3m tolerance limits to radiation disturbance limits of certain electromagnetic compatibility standards so that either 10m or 3m limit can be applied selectively. The improved electromagnetic compatibility standards include:
EMC standards for household electrical devices and electric devices;
EMC standards for lighting equipment;
EMC Standards for wireless equipment;
EMC standards for multimedia devices, etc.
The document also amends EMC standards for low voltage switchgear and control gear, by expanding frequency range for radiated immunity test for circuit-breakers, relay, contactors and motor-starters, etc.
Lastly, the amendment introduces editorial changes, such as KN test methods referenced in Annexes to KS standards.
This Notice will enter into force on 1 January 2023.
In response to the concerns raised about high non-compliance rate of wireless chargers, which are allowed to complete the conformity assessment procedure (Registration of Product Certification, RPC) before they are placed on the market, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) is revising the time of completing the conformity assessment procedure to before the products are imported or transported out of the production premises. The procedure of Type-Approved Batch Inspection (TABI) will also be provided as an alternative to RPC. Business operators may choose the appropriate procedure depending on their needs. A specific Commodity Classification Code (C.C.C. Code) is assigned to wireless chargers for customs clearance for this purpose.
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (BSMI) proposes to change the conformity assessment procedure of digital cameras due to the high rate of noncompliant market surveillance results. The new conformity assessment procedure will be Registration of Products Certification (Modules II+III) or Type-approved Batch Inspection (TABI). The amendments will take effect from 1 January 2025. The import regulation code of the commodity is assigned as C02.
TÜV Rheinland Taiwan has completed to extend scope accreditation of BSMI Safety and EMC.
It is now possible to apply local testing for CNS 15598-1 (or base on standard IEC 62368-1: 2018) and CNS 15936 through TÜV Rheinland Taiwan. However, if the clients use the CB test report with second edition (IEC 62368-1:2014), there is a need to do pre-evaluation or addition difference.
泰國工業標準協會( Thai Industrial Standards Institute, TISI)於2022年6月24日正式宣佈20種音視頻、資訊和通訊技術設備應符合最新標準TIS 62368 Part 1-2563。舊標準的證書將於2022年12月21日自動失效。
(A) 2022年12月21日：以下管制產品 (1) ~ (19)
(B) 2023年10月17日：以下管制產品 (20)
注意: 所有列出舊標準TIS 1195-2536的證書將會在2022年12月21日自動失效。
特別提醒: TISI新標準的採用擴大了認證產品的類別–新增管制產品第 (20) 項: Electrical power supplies for mobile phones and tablets (手機/平板充電器)。也就是說，手機充電器，平板充電器，自2023年10月17日起將強制TISI認證。
TISI had officially announced following mandatory standard notification.
– TIS 62368 Part 1-2563 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – part 1: safety requirements
Please find related regulation as follows;
1) Ministerial regulation TIS62368_1_2563: this is announcement of TIS 62368 Part 1-2563 standard as mandatory standard.
Announcement: date 24 June 2022.
Effective date: (21 December 2022) 180 days from announcement date for product item (1) to (19).
Effective date: (17 October 2023) 480 days from announcement date for product item (20).
2) TIS62368_1_2563 Standard: This is industrial product standard TIS 62368 Part 1 – 2563.
Applicable product summary: TIS 62368 Part 1-2563 industrial product standards audio, Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment, Volume 1, safety requirements.
(1) radio receiver industry products
(2) television receiver industry products
(3) signal amplifier industry products
(4) disc player industrial products
(5) industrial products of video game consoles
(6) industrial products of wireless microphone receivers
(7) radio receiver industry products
(8) television receiver industry products
(9) satellite receiver industry products
(10) loudspeaker industry products with signal amplification
(11) signal converter industry products
(12) signal modifier industry products
(13) audio mixer industry products
(14) electronic musical instrument industry products
(15) industrial products of audio and video players
(16) industrial products, audio and video receivers via the Internet
(17) cable television receiver industry products
(18) industrial products audio and video converter
(19) industrial products, electrical power supplies for electronic appliances used with Industrial products Article 2 (1) – (18)
(20) industrial products, electrical power supplies for mobile phones and tablets
Note: The scope of this mandatory standard do not cover industrial products under Clause 2 (1) to (18) used in public and professional use or which is an electronic appliance that uses a voltage less than 50 V a.c. or 75 V d.c.
As a result of this new standard implementation, all certificates under current standard TIS 1195-2536 will be automatically withdrawn on 21 December 2022.
鈕扣電池和含鈕扣電池產品的四項強制性標準已於 2022 年 6 月 22 日在零售層面生效。
The four mandatory standards for button batteries and products containing button batteries are due to come into effect on 22 June 2022 at retail level.
Under the mandatory safety and information standards, products must have secure battery compartments to prevent children from gaining access to the batteries. Manufacturers must undertake compliance testing, supply batteries in child-resistant packaging, and place additional warnings and emergency advice on packaging and instructions.
The National Retail Association urges businesses who supply button batteries, or products that are powered by them, to review their product lines and ensure compliance with the standards ahead of the 22 June deadline.
On 18 May 2022, the Panamanian Ministry of Trade and Industry published Resolution No. 49 setting out the transitional periods that will apply as Panama transitions from Technical Regulation DGNTI COPANIT 104-2017 and Technical Standard DGNTI COPANIT 509-2017 to the application of Central American Technical Regulation RTCA 23.01.78.20 on Ductless Split Type Air Conditioners with Variable Refrigerant Flow.
This Resolution repeals Technical Regulation DGNTI COPANIT 104-2017 and Technical Standard DGNTI COPANIT 509-2017 and recognises the ratification of Central American Technical Regulation RTCA 23.01.78.20 as approved by Panama Resolution No. 23, 2022 (published in the Official Gazette 29473 dated 9 February 2022) which will come into force on 17 December 2022.
It confirms that certificates issued by the Panama General Direction of Standards and Industrial Technology (DGNTI) prior to 1 March 2022 in accordance with Technical Regulation DGNTI COPANIT 104:2017 will be valid until their expiry date.
It provides that certificates issued after 1 March 2022 will be valid for 1 year from their date of issue.
Certificates issued with an expiry date of 17 December 2022 will be extended for a period of 1 year from their date of issue.
Finally, it confirms that the labelling of existing stock in the national market in accordance the Technical Regulation DGNTI COPANIT 104:2017 will be accepted until 31 December 2024.
This Resolution entered into force on 18 May 2022.
On June 1, the DTI of the Philippines issued supplementary guidance DAO 22-01.
Take refrigerators as an example (the scope of product safety has been updated, and the energy efficiency/performance updates are consistent with the PELP plan), refrigerators with a volume exceeding 567L (to 600L) should apply for mandatory safety certification before September 5, 2023; locally stocked energy efficiency products should apply to BPS for certification between September 5, 2023 and March 5, 2024.
Market supervision will begin on March 5, 2024. Only energy-efficient products with PS logo, IC sticker and BPS certification logo can be circulated/sold in the market.
On 10 June 2022, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) announced the revision of 3 KC safety standards for electrical appliances in order to mitigate the burden on electronic manufacturers.
The revised safety standards are as follows:
KC 60335-1 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety Part 1: General requirements;
KC 60335-2-40 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety Part 2-40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers;
KC 60335-2-65 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety Part 2-65: Particular requirements for air-cleaning appliances.
These standards primarily change the weather resistance test items for non-metallic materials and internal wiring against UV-C radiation, from mandatory regulations to references.
On 03 June 2022, the Brazil National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO/CONMETRO) published Portaria No. 230 to amend Portaria No. 269, 2021 on Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment and Energy Labelling of Air Conditioners.
This Portaria adds Article 13-A to Portaria No. 269/2021 in order to determine that for cassette-type conditioners of any cooling capacity and other devices with a capacity equal to or greater than 36 thousand Btu/h, the deadlines mentioned in Article 12 and its sole paragraph, as well as in Article 13, are postponed by 12 months, as follows:
Article 12: extension of compliance deadline to 31 December 2023;
Article 12 single paragraph: extension of compliance deadline to 30 June 2024;
Article 13: extension of compliance deadline to 30 June 2025.
The dates are adjusted owing to the impossibility of determining the energy consumption and the Seasonal Performance Index (IDRS) of cassette devices and split-types above 36 thousand Btu/h per ISO 16358-1:2013 due to the absence of a third-party accredited laboratory.
This Portaria will come into force on 1 July 2022.
This Central American Technical Regulation RTCA 23.01.80: 21 establishes energy efficiency requirements for certain ductless split-type air conditioning equipment.
This Regulation establishes the minimum energy efficiency ratio (SEER) level, test method, conformity assessment procedure and labelling requirements for ductless split type air conditioners with variable refrigerant flow which are imported or marketed in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The type of air conditioners in scope are those using electrical air-cooled condensers with a nominal cooling capacity of up to 19050 Wt (65 000 BTU) and operating by mechanical compression.
The Technical Regulation recognizes the validity of the following test methods for determining the performance of air conditioners:
ANSI/ASHARE 37-2009 Methods of testing for rating Unitary air conditioning and heat pump equipment. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. 2.
ARI 210/240- (2017) Performance Rating of Unitary Air-conditioning & Air-source Heat Pump Equipment;
NOM-026-ENER-2015 Energy efficiency in split type air conditioners (Inverter) with variable refrigerant flow, free discharge and ductless air conditioners (Mexican Standard).
In relation to labelling, all equipment shall bear the energy efficiency label set out in Annex B. The energy label shall:
be attached to the device or affixed by means of a sticker;
be affixed in a visible manner on the surface of the product;
contain, in legible and indelible form, in “Arial” font, the minimum information listed in section 11.3 of this Regulation;
comply with the dimension requirements as specified under section 11.4.
This Resolution will enter into force on 17 August 2022 for El Salvador, Honduras e Nicaragua and on 17 December 2022 for Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
On 28 May 2021, the Chilean Superintendence of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) published Resolution No. 34635 to approve Energy Efficiency Testing Protocol PE No. 1/18/2:2021 for microwave ovens.
This Protocol establishes the procedure for the performance of tests for the certification of energy efficiency of microwave cooking ovens for domestic use. This includes ovens with digital control and mechanical control. Microwave ovens which cannot accept loads with diameters ≥ 200 mm or with a height ≥ 120 mm. a height ≥ 120 mm are excluded from the scope of this Protocol.
Microwave ovens must be certified in accordance with this protocol to be placed on the market and have an Energy Efficiency Approval Certificate issued by a certification body and an energy efficiency label placed on the product.
This testing protocol is based on:
Standards IEC 60705:2014 Microwave ovens for domestic use – Methods for performance measurement
IEC 62301:2011 Electrical appliances for domestic use – Standby power measurement, and
Resolution No. 20, 2021 on technical specifications for the design of the energy efficiency label.
This Resolution determines the date of application for this Protocol PE No. 1/18/2:21 is 31 January 2022.
Manufacturers, importers and traders of household microwave ovens must have their products certified in accordance with this protocol and ensure that they all carry the energy efficiency label from 31 January 2022.
On 31 May 2022, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued an amendment to Notice of Evaluation Criteria for Energy Consumption Performance of Air Conditioners (No.190, 1999). The amendment aims to add new numerical standards for household air conditioners.
The amendment deletes Table 1 and makes changes to the numerical order of the tables. It further adds Table 4 which provides the required energy performance for household air conditioners.
This standard shall apply from 1 April 2027 to household air conditioners that are direct-blown and wall-mounted and have a cooling capacity of 4.0 kW or less.
It also shall apply from 1 April 2029 to the other household air conditioners, and all multi-type household air conditioners that connects two or more indoor units to one outdoor unit and controls the operation of the indoor units individually.
Section 1-2 provides the exceptions to the criteria, that even if the standard energy consumption efficiency of air conditioner has not been achieved, it is considered to have been achieved if certain standards are met.
BEE decided the existing energy consumption standards of Ceiling Fan under voluntary regime is valid till 30 June,2022. Under the mandatory regime,the label validity period will be from 1 July,2022 to 31 December,2024.
It covers every electric ceiling type fan operated by induction motors and Brushless Electric Motors of all the standard sweep sizes that work on single phase alternating current supply up to and including 250V, 50Hz. For the purpose of determining the star level, the ceiling-type fans shall be tested as per the standards IS 374:2019 with all amendments.
BEE is in process of incorporating its new logo in the sample label of all the appliances covered under Standards & labelling (S&L) program. The new logo of BEE in the sample label of appliances/equipment under BEE’s Voluntary labelling program have been incorporated. However, the logo in mandatory appliances will be incorporated as and when the amendment notification is published respectively.
For enabling the same, the editable files of revised sample labels for respective appliances are available on BEE star label portal for reference:
Singapore CPSO (Consumer Product Safety Office) wishes to state that, for the purpose of testing and certification for registration under the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR), the required safety standards for medium risk Controlled Goods will be updated.
The new requirements will have the following effective dates:
From 1st June 2024 – for new registrations of Controlled Goods
From 1st June 2025 – for renewal of registration
It is worthwhile to pay attention that from 2024.6.1, safety standard IEC62368-1:2014 will no longer be accepted, while only IEC60950-1:2005+A1+A2 /IEC60065:2014 and IEC62368-1:2018 are accepted.
On 31 May 2022, the South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) approved an amendment to the Notice on Safety Standards for Household Items Subject to Safety Confirmation. The amendment primarily changes safety requirements for e-bikes. According to the document, the required motor rated output of electric bicycles has been changed from “350W or less” to “500W or less”.
This Notice will enter into force on 1 December 2022.
On 23 May 2022, the Thai Chairman of the Board on Labelling issued an Announcement on Category of Labelling Controlled Products, in accordance with the Notice on Characteristics of the Label on Label-Controlled Goods (B.E. 2541, 1998).
In order to protect consumers by allowing them to obtain accurate and complete information about the product, some goods are assigned as label-controlled goods in Thailand.
This Announcement include following categories:
Paper products and stationary
Electrical appliances and components (electric kettle, coffee machine, blender, food mixer, image screen, computer equipment, radio receivers, audio equipment, microphones, speakers, lamps (not including medical lamps), freezers (excluding medical freezers), electric stove, microwave ovens, electric iron, LED lamps)
Vehicles and equipment
Other (e.g. sewing machines, mobile phones, watches, batteries used for watches, calculators or cameras).
This Announcement will come into force on 21 August 2022, 90 days after its publication.
b) 第二組: 家用燃氣灶，抽油煙機，烤箱和爐灶，微波爐，熨斗，熱水器 – 從2022年8月1日開始強制標籤;
c) 第三組: 熱水器，空調，內置電動機的電器 (榨汁機，攪拌機，咖啡研磨機，絞肉機)，所有類型的燈具 – 從2022年11月1日開始強制貼標。
In order to radically improve the mechanisms of accounting for the production, import and turnover of home appliances, to prevent illegal import, production and sale of home appliances, as well as to ensure the legal circulation of home appliances, the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan published Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On the introduction of a system of mandatory digital marking of certain types of products” dated November 20, 2020 No 737 National information system for marking and tracking of products “Original mark” ”MAT) and designation of“ CRPT TURON ”LLC as the operator of this system.
Development of mechanisms for digital marking of household appliances in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 322 of May 20, 2021 “On measures to implement pilot projects to expand the list of products subject to mandatory digital marking” for information on the implementation of the pilot project.
To approve the proposal of the State Tax Committee and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the gradual introduction of a system of mandatory digital marking by means of identification, taking into account the division of household appliances into groups.
a) the first group – vacuum cleaner, washing machine, refrigerator and freezer, TV and monitor – from April 15, 2022;
b) the second group – household gas stove, kitchen hood, oven and stove, microwave, iron, water heater – from August 1, 2022;
c) the third group – water heaters, air conditioners, built-in electric home appliances (juicer, blender, mixer, coffee grinder, meat grinder), all types of lamps – from November 1, 2022.