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Taiwan BSMI Certification Service

Taiwan BSMI Certification Service

General Information:

The national certification body for BSMI certification is the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection.

There are three types of certifications under BSMI: RPC (Registration product certification),TA (Type approval), and DoC (Declaration of Conformity).

Most household appliances, ITE and A/V products can apply for PRC or TA.  TA would typically be used in instances where there will be a very limited number of sample shipments.  In the case of TA certification, each shipment would be inspected to verify conformity before clearing customs.  RPC certification is required for products identified as higher risk products than products allowed to use the DoC Route.  Although in-country testing is required under both schemes, the DoC route is less stringent overall than RPC.  Products falling under DoC cannot apply for RPC or TA certifications.

The BSMI certification scheme includes safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). RoHS declaration is required for the following products:

If the product type requires a ROHS Declaration, the BSMI mark on the product must incorporate a ROHS specific marking type.  Under all schemes, In-country testing is required for safety, but EMC test can be conducted in foreign MOU labs. Taiwan is not in CB scheme so CB report is only for reference.

Once a product has received BSMI certification, the BSMI logo and ID number must be labeled on the name plate of the product.

Challenges Obtaining and Maintaining BSMI Certification

Obtaining BSMI certifications can be tricky, and delays can occur from not going in with the right test plan, or having the right regulatory information.  The following are preventable issues that can cause delays:

  • Identification of certification scheme type that best meets current needs
  • Initial test plan not designed to leverage base model to the full extent
  • Not understanding complex certification requirements for specific product type/category
  • Not having in-country representative and representation to ensure compliance
  • Submitting incorrect forms and documents to certification bodies
  • EMC reports are rejected due to incorrect testing to national deviations
  • Certificate expirations cause unexpected lapse in coverage

How Can We Help?

G&M utilizes the following practices to achieve a fast and efficient BSMI certification:

  • Understand the different certification scheme requirements and assist in choosing the most advantageous
  • Develop a test plan that maximizes certification coverage of current and future products based on product type
  • Determine which mandatory certifications are required based on product type/category
  • Work with local BSMI authorities to expedite certification
  • Review and validate EMC reports for correct test procedures
  • Track and alert customers of upcoming annual renewals of certificates with G&M’s Certificate Alert and Tracking System (CATS)

G&M Compliance has established partners in Taiwan to ensure that the certification process is completed in a timely manner. Our compliance experts understand the regulations and technical requirements necessary to minimize the risk of certification delays or rejection.  In addition we stay updated on ever-changing regulations and requirements.

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  • Certification Mark: Yes – BSMI Mark
  • In-Country Representation: Required
  • In-Country Testing: Required for safety, EMC can be tested in MOU labs
  • Expiration Details: Certificate expires 3 years after issuance
  • Continuing Surveillance: no factory inspection, market surveillance


  • Certification Mark: Yes – BSMI Mark
  • In-Country Representation: Required
  • In-Country Testing: Required for safety, EMC can be tested in MOU labs
  • Expiration Details: Certification per shipment, no expiration
  • Continuing Surveillance: no factory inspection, market surveillance


  • Certification Mark: Yes – BSMI Mark
  • In-Country Representation: Required
  • In-Country Testing: Required for safety, EMC can be tested in MOU labs
  • Expiration Details: No Certificate Expiration
  • Continuing Surveillance: No Factory Inspection, market surveillance
We have found that often times certification bottlenecks can occur within a manufacturer’s organization.  As a result, we offer a service to provide internal help managing regulatory certification tasks.  Because G&M is not a certification body, we are in a unique position to offer valuable regulatory expertise without any conflict of interest issues.  In such cases we place G&M certification experts into our customers’ organizations to manage the certification process for them.  Once on the inside, our managers can leverage G&Ms collective experience to guide certification processes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  To learn more about this service see our Homologation Management Service Page.  
Untimely expirations of certificates can cause delays in product deliveries.  Re-certification of products will generally be treated as new submittals instead of certificate renewals.  This can be time-consuming and costly.  G&M provides a web-based certification tracking system that alerts users when expirations are coming, provides on-line storage of important certification documentation, and is searchable by certification specific criteria.  For more information on this system see our CATS page.