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Upgrade EN 60065 certification for Audio/Video products mandatory from October 1, 2013

by G&M Compliance (May 20, 2013)

The Commission of the European Union (EU) recently published an updated list of standards concerning compliance with the essential requirements of its Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety and 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive (LVD). Of particular interest to all audio and video equipment manufacturers is the updated harmonized standard, EN 60065:2002 + A1:2006 + A11:2008 […]


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CNCA Announced Changes to CCC Product Categories for Medical Devices in China

by G&M Compliance (May 13, 2013)

CNCA announced on May 1st, 2013 that eight (8) types of medical devices no longer fall under mandatory CCC Certification. The food and drug supervision bureau of China and the CNCA both support this change. According to relevant regulations of the “Certification and accreditation regulation of the People’s Republic of China”, “Regulations on the supervision […]


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China CCC GB13837 & GB17625.1 Standard Change and Updates

by G&M Compliance (May 10, 2013)

According to the governmental SAC Bulletin No. 41-2012, the current CCC EMC test standards GB13837 “the limiting value of Radio disturbance characteristics and measurement method of sound broadcasting, television broadcasting receiver and related devices” and GB17625.1-2003 “Electromagnetic compatibility – Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase)” have been updated […]


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South Korea Certification Updates

by G&M Compliance (May 10, 2013)

On April 28, 2013, KTC held a briefing session regarding the new safety requirements. Summary of Main Points from the session: 1. New product categories for Voluntary Certification and Supplier Conformity 2. Effective date: July 1, 2013 3. New Product Categories – Voluntary: PC power supplies Location-base service wireless devices (i.e. Bus stop information system, […]


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News Alert – Brazilian ANATEL Certification Changes

by G&M Compliance (May 2, 2013)

As of May 2, 2013, the Brazilian telecommunications agency ANATEL has announced that the agency will be changing its internal policies, procedures and departments effective immediately. This change will immediately impact all current certificate approvals currently in process by ANATEL. At this point there is no definitive timeline of when ANATEL will resume approvals of […]


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Medical Device Standard Transition Dates – IEC 60601 3rd edition

by G&M Compliance (May 2, 2013)

European Union (EU) General Standard June 1, 2012 European Union (EU) Particular Standards Varies* Canada General Standard June 1, 2012 Canada Particular Standards Varies* United States of America (FDA) July 1, 2013 Brazil Jan. 1, 2014 Japan Published June 1, 2012 *(Transition potentially 2017) Taiwan & Singapore Recognize 3rd Edition, no transition date announced Other […]


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ROHS II will be Mandatory on July 22nd, 2014 for Medical, Control and Measurement Equipment

by G&M Compliance (May 2, 2013)

On July 22, 2014, the RoHS II legislative Directive becomes mandatory for medical devices, monitoring and control equipment placed on the market in the European Union. Manufacturers, importers and distributors have specific obligations in order to meet the objective of this Directive. One method for achieving a Presumption of Conformity to the RoHS II Directive […]


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New China GB Standard for Motor-Operated Electric Tools

by G&M Compliance (April 22, 2013)

The China standard, GB 3883.2-2012 for Safety of Hand-held Motor-operated Electric Tools – Part 2: Particular Requirements for Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches was published on Nov. 5th, 2012. It will be in effect on May 1st, 2013 to replace the old version. Details are as follows. 1. For manufacturers that hold the old version of […]


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China Cracks Down on Illegal Certification Activities

by G&M Compliance (April 21, 2013)

Earlier this month, the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of Yixing, Jiangsu province, inspected an export enterprise and found out that the Quality management system certification and environmental management system certification of the enterprise were invalid. The documents were issued by an Australian certification body which is not approved by CNCA. It turns out that this […]


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New KC Agency Restructuring in South Korea

by G&M Compliance (April 21, 2013)

The new regime change in South Korea earlier this year (February, 2013) will bring changes to the KC certification scheme. The MKE (Ministry of Knowledge and Economy), the Safety authority, has been changed to MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy). The KCC (Korea Communications Commission), the EMC/RF/Telecom authority, has been changed to MSIP (Ministry […]


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