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Quick Guide to Energy Efficiency Requirements in EAEU

Currently there are no common energy efficiency requirements in the EAEU. The only country which has national technical regulations against energy efficiency requirements is Belarus. However, the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission accepted the Decision on EAEU TR “On energy efficiency requirements for energy-consuming equipment” on August 8, 2019. It became effective in a month. According to the Decision, new technical regulations EAEU TR 048/2019 will come into force once the document on labels for different types of energy consuming products as well as the label design rules will be developed. This document should be prepared by March 1, 2021. That is why the EAEU TR 048/2019 will

Saudi Arabia Expands List of Products Subject to Mandatory Registration on SABER Platform

The SABER platform was initially launched by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) through the Saudi Product Safety Program named "SALEEM" on January 1, 2019. The SABER allows traders to issue the required conformity certificates and shipment certificates of conformity for products that enter the Saudi market. The platform is going to be the only system for clearing products through the KSA customs. We remind you that as soon as the product type becomes subject to the technical regulations requirements, the SASO CoC cannot be issued on paper but only through the SABER platform. If the product is a non-regulated one, the importer can upload a self-declaration of confo

Vietnam Publishes the List of Equipment Subject to Mandatory Energy Labeling

Vietnam published the Decision No. 04/2017/QD-TTg on the list of equipment and appliances applicable to the mandatory energy labeling and minimum energy efficiency standards as well as the roadmap to its implementation. Actually, this Decision entered into force in 2017 but was voluntary for some categories of product up to December 31, 2019. Starting from January 1, 2020, the list of equipment and appliances that require mandatory energy labeling is expanded. Thus, from January 1, 2020 the following categories of product must have energy labels and meet the minimum energy efficiency standards requirements: LED light bulbs, electric kettles laptop computers motorcycles and mopeds Now in Viet

Andean Adopts Unified Labeling Requirements for Softlines

The Andean Community is an international organization that includes several organs and institutions and consists of: 4 Member Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru 5 Associated Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay 1 Observer country: Spain The community is aimed at improving the quality of the products on the inner market and in trade with third countries to protect the health, safety of human beings, and the environment as well as consumer rights. Recently, the Andean adopted unified labelling requirements for softlines and leather products. These requirements will allow domestic manufacturers to export their product across the world more easier as they help

Egypt Updates Type Approval Procedures and the List of Accredited Labs

The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt recently updated its type approval procedures as well as the list of accredited labs. We would like to notice that in Egypt there are two schemes of approval for communication equipment: Light type approval scheme Tight type approval scheme The light type approval scheme applies when the manufacturer has accredited lab under ISO 17025 with regards to EMC and safety requirements area or when manufacturer’s factories are not located in China or India and manufacturer has QMS accredited under ISO 9001. Otherwise, tight type approval scheme is used. However, if the accredited lab is located in China or India, it should in the list of NTRA

WEBINAR: MENA Market Access for Radio & Telecom Products

Overview: MENA covers an extensive region on the Middle East stretching from the Maghreb in the west to Pakistan in the east. Being a vital source of global economic stability, the region has a huge potential for manufacturers and importers of radio and telecom products. Despite the excellent opportunities, MENA remains one of the most challenging markets that companies face when ensuring product compliance. With almost 20 countries included in the region, each country has its own laws and regulations and poses its own requirements to products and their compliance with the local standards. This webinar will guide you through the whole market access process and help you discover the most effe

RoHS Requirements 
Are Coming Into Force in EAEU in March 2020

GMA Consult Group kindly reminds its subscribers to check whether your products imported to the EAEU are approved under EAEU TR 037/2016 “On the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrotechnical and Radio-electronic Product” or not. The technical regulation covers household appliances and devices, IT equipment, telecommunication facilities, lighting and office equipment, electrical tools and electrical music instruments, sports and leisure equipment, gambling and vending machines, cash registers, cable products, protective cutout devices, and other products in the electrotechnical sector. This technical regulation restricts the content of six substances (lead, cadmium, mercu

Australia Updates Requirements for Safety of Children’s Nightwear

In Australia, requirements for children’s nightwear are regulated by Consumer Goods (Children’s Nightwear and limited Daywear and Paper Patterns for Children’s Nightwear) Safety Standard 2017. The standard sets out the mandatory requirements for children's nightwear and applies to nightwear for children (sizes 00–14) including pyjamas, predominantly knitted all-in-one garments, nightdresses and nighties, nightshirts, dressing gowns, bathrobes and also covers paper patterns for making children's nightwear. The mandatory standard specifies testing to ensure that nightwear for children meet requirements for fire hazards. During the test, they check the appropriate fire hazard category of the fa

Key Aspects of Product Marking with Conformity Mark in Morocco

The Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of Morocco published the Law 24-09 on the Safety of Products and Services to protect the users of industrial products distributed on the Moroccan market. The law aims to: - prevent accidents related to the use of products - guarantee consumer confidence - strengthen the responsibility of economic operators - strengthen market surveillance - ensure product compliance with current regulations - bring Moroccan legislation closer to international practices - facilitate compensation for victims of dangerous products This law, which establishes the obligation for any importer or manufacturer to mark its products, is valid for three ca

Results of inspections of the accredited certification bodies, laboratories, and organizations in Ru

The Russian Accreditation Authority (Federal Service for Accreditation—RusAccreditation) has inspected the activities of Russian certification bodies, organizations, and testing laboratories for possible violations. For the last two months—September and October 2019—RusAccreditation conducted 295 inspections. The inspections were made to: Eliminate non-compliance with accreditation criteria Assess the implementation of previously issued injunctions Reveal possible violations by accredited individuals As a result of the inspection of certification authorities: 13 accreditation authorities received temporary injunctions in order to fix violations 11 accreditation authorities were suspended (in

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