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New RoHS Requirement for Taiwan BSMI Certification

by G&M Compliance (September 14, 2017)

As of July 1st, 2017 the Taiwanese Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) required applicable products entering the country to comply with a new RoHS requirement. The products affected by this new requirement can be found in the table below: The new requirement can be found in Section 5 of Taiwanese standard CNS 15663 […]

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China CCC New GB Standards for Household and Similar Plugs and Sockets

by G&M Compliance (April 10, 2017)

China has released a new national standard GB2099.3-2015 “Household and similar plugs and sockets, Part 2-5: Special requirements of converter” and GB2099.7-2015 “Household and similar plugs sockets, Part 2-7: Extension of special requirements for line sockets”. The above standards were published on October 13, 2015 and will be implemented and enforced on April 14, 2017. […]

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EN 60950-1, Amendment 2 – Deadline Approaching Quickly

by G&M Compliance (June 3, 2016)

If you are shipping Information Technology Equipment to Europe, it must comply with the new Amendment 2 (A2) version of the standard (EN 60950-1) effective July 2, 2016. In general, the technical differences most likely to have an effect on equipment are: 1. MOVs (VDRs) must comply with new requirements (many MOVs already comply with […]

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China CQC Issues G-Mark Starting July 1, 2016

by G&M Compliance (May 9, 2016)

CQC Certification Center is the first certification body in China that can issue G-Mark starting July 1st, 2016. “GCC technical regulations of Low voltage electrical equipment” will be implemented on July 1st, 2016. Products that fall into compulsory catalog which are sold in GCC seven countries (including UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Sandi Arabia and […]

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New BIS Labeling Requirements Beginning July 1, 2016

by G&M Compliance (April 4, 2016)

India’s Department of Electronics & Technology (DeitY) has removed the option for manufacturer’s to use the Standard Mark or the standard wording (“Self declaration–Conforming to IS….. “). Beginning on July 1st, 2016 registered users under Bureau of Indian Standards Compulsory Registration Scheme must apply the ‘Standard Mark’ to products destined for sale in India. The guidelines […]

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Radio Equipment Directive (RED, AKA R&TTE) Requires Safety Testing of Low Voltage (DC) Products

by G&M Compliance (March 4, 2016)

Wireless products marketed in Europe must comply with the RED or R&TTE Directive. These directives not only mandate testing of the electromagnetic properties of a device, but also the safety requirements covered under the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). Article 3(1a) of the RED states: Radio equipment shall be constructed so as to ensure: (a) the […]

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RED Replacing R&TTE Directive for Wireless Products in Europe

by G&M Compliance (February 22, 2016)

The European Commission announced an important new interpretation about the transition period from the R&TTED to the RED. During the transition period to the new RED (June 13, 2016 to June 13, 2017), manufacturers can introduce new products using either the R&TTE Directive or the new RED Directive. The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) of the […]

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India BIS Implementation of Amendment No. 2 for Information Technology Equipment

by G&M Compliance (February 22, 2016)

Amendment No. 2 (March 2015) to IS 13252: 2010/IEC 60950-1: 2005 Information Technology Equipment – General Safety Requirements has been issued. This amendment has been notified via Gazette Notification dated May 20, 2015 with date of establishment on May 14, 2016. As per DEITY notification (Gazette), all products under BIS mandatory list certified under IS […]

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CNCA Announcement of Compulsory Certification (CCC) for USB Charging Products

by G&M Compliance (January 14, 2016)

For Household and similar equipment: Lighting Equipment/Plug & Socket (Household and similar equipment) which are already within the CCC mandatory certification scope. Products that have power supply option under ITE (Information Technology Equipment) or AV (Audio/Video) with charging connector (for example USB charging connector) are now considered as multi-function products under the CCC catalog. This […]

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Gulf States G-Mark for Low-Voltage Electrical Products

by G&M Compliance (August 18, 2015)

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a body consisting of six Arabs countries – the State of United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman. The G-Mark for Low-Voltage Electrical products is regulated by the Gulf Technical Regulation […]

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