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Homologation for R&TT Products in Colombia

All the electrical and R&TT products imported to Colombia must comply with all applicable technical standards and requirements. The Colombian Government publishes technical regulations and standards through the Diario Oficial (Official Gazette). Colombian regulatory bodies are: 1. The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MINTIC) — the entity that is responsible for designing, adopting, and promoting the policies, plans, programs, and projects of the sector of Information Technologies and Communications. 2. The Commission of Regulation of Communications (CRC) is the telecommunications regulating body in Colombia and regulates markets of networks and communications services

Guide to Kuwait Market Access for Electrical and R&TT Products

Electrical and R&TT products are subject to certain approvals in Kuwait. The following types of requirements can be applicable to get access to the Kuwait market: Safety Telecom Requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances Safety Requirements Safety requirements are confirmed by the Technical Evaluation Report (TER) and Technical Inspection Report (TIR) issued by an approved CIB (Certification/Inspection Body) and regulated by “Kuwait Conformity Assurance Scheme (KUCAS)” mandated by the Public Authority for Industry (PAI). Requirements for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Requirements for Radio and Telecommunications Termin

Use of Energy Efficiency Label for Air Conditioners in Ukraine

Electric air conditioners of domestic and foreign production with a rated power of less than or equal to 12 kW used for cooling and/or heating (including reversible air conditioners with a rated power of less than or equal to 12 kW under time to use the cooling function) are subject to the Ukrainian Technical Regulations on Energy Labeling of Air Conditioners. This TR is identical to Commission Regulation (EU) No 626/2011 of May 4, 2011, supplementing Directive 2010/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Energy Labeling of Air Conditioners. The technical regulations came into force on March 15, 2018, according to the Ukrainian Decree №360 of May 24, 2017 "On Approval of t

Guide to Colombia Market Access for Electrical and R&TT Products

The electrical and R&TT products imported to Colombia must comply with all applicable technical regulations and labeling requirements. The Colombian Government publishes technical regulations and standards through the Diario Oficial (Official Gazette). Prior to import into Colombia, the importers need to: show the compliance to technical regulations of Colombia through obtaining a product certificate and/or be homologated (for R&TTE) and/or labeling of the product obtain registration in the Registry of Manufacturers and Importers of Products or import license at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism through the one-stop foreign trade window ("VUCE") for the importation of products

The 82nd IEC General Meeting to Be Held in Busan, Korea

The IEC General Meeting is a unique event that is held annually since 1906 . This meeting is a great platform for companies, industries, and governments to discuss issues related to standardisation and conformity assessment field as well as future directions and strategies of the IEC. It combines management and technical meetings featuring representatives from major global organisations. This year, thousands of technical experts and world's leading professionals in the electrotechnical industry will gather at the IEC General Meeting in Busan on October 22-26, 2018. The IEC GM 2018 is hosted by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS). The General Meeting has a unique format brin

Energy Efficiency Labeling for Vacuum Cleaners in Ukraine

Vacuum cleaners powered by electricity, hybrid vacuum cleaners, and vacuum cleaners with water filters are subject to the Ukrainian Technical Regulations on Energy Labeling of Vacuum Cleaners. The TR is identical to Commission Regulation (EU) №665/2013 of 3 May 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on Energy Labeling of Vacuum Cleaners. According to the Ukrainian Decree №381 of 31.05.2017 "On approval of the Technical Regulations on Energy Labeling of Vacuum Cleaners", the Technical Regulations have come into force starting from March 15, 2018. These Technical Regulations do not apply to: vacuum cleaners for wet cleaning, vacuum cleaners for we

New Technical Regulation in Colombia Sets Updates on Labelling of Zinc-carbon and Alkaline Batteries

On April 16, 2018, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development published the Resolution № 0721. The Regulation will come into force on January 19, 2019 and will replace Resolution № 0172 of 2012. This Regulation applies to all zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries which are manufactured domestically or imported into Colombia except the rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries, and batteries entered as non-commercial samples. All the batteries will have to comply with certain specific provisions regarding physical defects, dimensions, rated voltage, minimum average life expectancy, and designation. In this regards, the batterie

Happy World Standards Day

A standard (French: norme, German: norm) is a technical document designed to be used as a rule, guideline or definition. It is a consensus-built, repeatable way of doing something (CEN). World Standards Day is celebrated on October 14th. Its aim is to show the importance of Standards for the world economy. This year's motto of the Day is “International standards and The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Standards were crucial during the first industrial revolution. In the fourth industrial revolution, they are playing the same role. The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres coll

List of Products Subject to FSS Notification in EAEU

Federal Security Service (FSS) Notification is a documentary notification issued to the products containing various cryptographic elements. In order to understand, whether a product requires FSS Notification you need to check its HS code, product name, and technical characteristic following the Decision of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission №30 of April 21, "On measures of non-tariff regulation". Below is the list of products subject to FSS notification. If your product does not fall under the list by name, HS code or characteristics, it can be freely transported via customs. The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle o

Guide to Electrical and R&TT Products Market Access in Saudi Arabia

Electrical and R&TT products are subject to Safety and Telecom Approvals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The following types of requirements can be applicable to get access to the KSA market: Safety Telecom Energy Efficiency Requirements of Gulf Technical Regulation for the Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances Safety Requirements Compliance with the safety requirements is proven by the Certificate of Conformity and regulated by the Article 3 of SASO by-laws issued in accordance with the Royal Decree №M/10 dated 03/03/1392H. This document lays down the rules of issuing the Certificates of Conformity and application of the Quality Marks and describes the rights of use of these

Public Discussion of the EEC Decision on Energy Efficiency Labels in EAEU

The partner organization of GMA Consult Group in Russia — R-Group, LLC — took part in the public discussion of the Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) "On approval of the requirements for the maintenance of technical sheets and labels for energy-consuming devices of various types, labels, and information, which are indicated on them, as well as classes of energy efficiency". Recommendations of R-Group are available for public view on the official legal portal of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The draft of the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) "On the requirements for energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices" was approv

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