Saudi Arabia Establishes New Requirements for Electric Water Heaters

GCC standardization organization has recently informed GSO notified bodies on the additional requirements to electric water heaters in Saudi Arabia. It is related to the mandatory implementation of GSO 1858 standard national requirements with regard to water heaters in the KSA. GSO 1858 was adopted by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and becomes mandatory from September 1, 2020. As these requirements are going to be implemented through the G mark procedure, you should check that GSO 1858 standard is indicated in the certificate in case you want to ship the water heaters to the KSA after August 31, 2020. Otherwise, after this date you cannot pass the KSA Customs

Indonesian National Certification Bodies and Labs Put Their Work on Hold

SNI and SDPPI of Indonesia announced the delay in work for the upcoming few weeks as the majority of the officials and experts from the government and certification bodies now are working from home. Most of the SNI labs are temporarily on hold. Production audits are also delayed. The majority of them are probably suspended until the end of May. Recently, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication and Information announced in the Circular No. 04 Tahur 2020 “On the the Follow-Up Efforts to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19” that the Directorate General of Posts and Information Resources and Equipment (SDPPI) does not give Consultation on Telecommunication Equipment and/or Equipment Ce

Russia Postpones Mandatory "Chestny znak" Labeling for Footwear

Russian government signed the Decision 216 “On the establishment of terms and stages for the transition to mandatory marking of shoes” on February 29, 2020. According to this Decision, the mandatory shoes labeling with “Chestny znak” mark is postponed. Although the additional stage of registration and integration in the track & trace system started on March 1, 2020, the rules on footwear marking become mandatory from July 1, 2020. It means that production and import of footwear without appropriate marking will be banned from July 1, 2020. Thus, both wholesale and retail trades of unmarked products will be impossible from July 1st, 2020. Starting from July 1, 2020, it will be necessary to pa

WEBINAR: Guidelines for Toys Manufacturers Accessing the EAEU Market

Overview: According to the EAEU regulations, toys must be designed and manufactured in a way that ensures no harm to the life and health of children as well as people looking after them. Thus, manufacturers and importers must strictly follow the rules to be able to sell their products on the market. This webinar will help you understand the region, identify its main challenges, and find the most suitable solutions to fast and easy EAEU market access for your toys. After the webinar, you will learn how to create and implement a road map that ensures new revenue channels and allows you to break into the new market. You will learn: Regulatory documents Toys that are subject to regulations Produ

Prepare Your Softlines Products for EAEU Market

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a large export market for softlines products. It offers many opportunities for foreign manufacturers to expand their domain and increase revenue channels. However, prior to selling textile and clothing products on the territory of the EAEU, manufacturers and distributors must ensure their conformity with the existing regulations. GMA Consult Group provides full-cycle services that help address the main challenges manufacturers and importers may face when accessing the market of the Eurasian Economic Union and speed up the conformity assessment procedures. Download the brochure to learn how you can reduce your time-to-market and get your product prepared

New Type Approval Regulation Comes into Force in Jordan

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) of Jordan has recently issued the Decision on revision of procedures for radio and telecommunications equipment type approvals. The decision became effective on February 1, 2020. According to this Decision, the validity period of certificate is now 3 years. Thus, products don't require to pass the approval procedure every year from now. However, it was decided consider labeling of products. The label must be affixed on the product itself and on the package. If it is impossible to affix the label on the product, E-labeling can be provided. The Decision establishes the following compulsory information on the label: Manufacturer’s data such as name

Brazil Set Forth New Regulation on Conformity Assessment of Telecom Products

Resolution N° 715 was published in the Official Garette (DOU) on October 25, 2019. This regulation comes into force within 180 days from the date of its publication (on April 21, 2020). This Resolution revokes Resolution 242 on the Regulation for Certification and Approval of Telecommunication Products and Resolution No. 323 on the Telecommunication Product Certification Standards. The document establishes general principles and rules related to conformity assessment and homologation of products for telecommunications. According to this Regulations, the conformity assessment procedure will be carried out through the following models: I - Declaration of Conformity II - Declaration of Conformi

Brazil Establishes Temporary Measures for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunication Products

National telecommunication authority of Brazil (ANATEL) released an official notice #134/2020/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL on March 6, 2020. The Notice concerns emergency measures caused by the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). According to the IAF Publications (IAF Informative Document For Management of Extraordinary Events or Circumstances Affecting ABs, CABs and Certified Organizations), ANATEL took the decision to implement emergency measures to reduce the possible impact on activities that relate to certification procedure of telecommunications products as well as periodic maintenance of the certificates. It is announced that renewal testing will not be required for devices that do not have signific

Russia Issues Temporary Measures for Products Conformity Assessment Procedure Resulting from COVID-1

According to the current situation in the world resulting from a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia together with the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia have developed specific recommendations regarding the conformity assessment procedure. The recommendations are aimed at clarifying the inspection control, sampling, and other assessment procedures for applicants and certification bodies concerning products manufactured in countries with unfavorable epidemiological situations. Given the circumstances, experts have limited possibility to go to production facilities and carry out mandatory certification procedures for production surveillan

Results of inspections of accredited certification bodies, laboratories, and organizations in Russia

The Russian Accreditation Authority (Federal Service for Accreditation—RusAccreditation) inspected the activities of Russian certification bodies, organizations, and testing laboratories for possible violations. During 2019, RusAccreditation conducted 1698 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 inspections: 323 accreditation authorities were suspended due to competence testing avoidance 69 certification bodies, 174 test laboratories, 79 organizations ensuring measurement traceability 151 accreditation bodie

Georgia Sets Out Technical Regulations on Safety of Toys

On January 20, 2020, the Government of Georgia adopted Decree № 47 on Approval of Technical Regulations on Safety of Toys. The regulations were prepared on top of the European Union Directive which applies to toys for children under 14. It ensures the safety of toys and sets relevant standards and technical requirements with regard to the physical and chemical characteristics of toys. According to the Regulations, toys can be placed on the market of Georgia after their conformity assessment and documentation examination. The monitoring of the toys is going to be carried out by the Market Supervision Agency. It worth mentioning that this Agency was established only at the end of 2019 and st

EU Establishes New Ecodesign Requirements for Electronic Displays

The European Commission released Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 of 1 October 2019 on “Ecodesign requirements for electronic displays”. This regulation is pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. It amends Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repeals Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2009. The regulation was issued in October 2019. However, the essential parts will become effective in March 2021. Please, note that the Regulation (EC) No 642/2009 is repealed from March 1, 2021. However, Article 6, first paragraph is effective from December 25, 2019 and concerns the placement of the market products that are designed to be able to detect the c

WEBINAR: Brazil Market Access for Radio/Electronics Products

Overview: Brazil poses uncommon challenges for companies seeking access to the market and promoting the adoption of their products. Due to the high level of bureaucracy, regulatory submissions can take up to two years to go through. Despite all the efforts, Brazil remains a very attractive market for radio/electronics products. With a large geographical territory and a population of almost 200 million, the opportunities in Brazil are many. The Brazilian consumer electronics market is by far the largest in Latin America. During this webinar, you will learn about major regulatory authorities, local regulations, and the main barriers to be aware of when looking to operate in Brazil. After the w

China Informs About the List of New Standards for the Textile Industry

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT) issued the notice No.61 of 2019 on January 7, 2020. According to this document, the MIIT implements 447 standards in different fields of activities. Among them are 55 standards for the textile industry. These standards will be effective from July 1, 2020. Please, find the brief overview of these standards below: The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldw

RoHS Binding Requirements in the EAEU

Starting from March 1, 2020, requirements of the EAEU TR 037/2016 “On Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products” became mandatory in the EAEU. The GMA Consult Group kindly reminds you that the following substances are ranked as hazardous: Lead Mercury Cadmium Hexavalent chromium Polybrominated biphenyls Polybrominated diphenyl To enter the market of thee EAEU, the following categories of products must be free from the above-mentioned substances: Electrical apparatuses and appliances for household use Electronic computing machines and devices connected to them and their combinations Telecommunication facilities Photocopiers and other electrical offic

Indonesia Specifies Technical Requirements for Automotive Short-Range Radar Systems

The SDPPI of Indonesia recently issued Technical Regulations No. 03 dated by 2020 on Automotive Short-Range Radar System and Telecommunication Devices. According to this regulations, automotive short-range radar systems and/or telecommunication devices that are supplied by the DC power should meet the following technical requirements to get access to the market of Indonesia: EMF exposure limits for non-ionizing radiation of automotive short-range radar systems and/or telecommunication devices: With regards to EMC requirements, the systems and/or telecommunication devices should meet the requirements of SNI ISO/IEC CISPR 32:2018 or other equal standards. The following emissions measurements s

Pakistan Issues Measures to Protect Authorized Voice Communication

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued IP Whitelisting Regulations. This document is another step to stop grey telephony. The Regulations apply to all licensees and their subscribers with regards to data registration for the IP addresses to have the opportunity to use VOIP. IP Whitelisting Regulations specify procedures that should be implemented by licensees to have IP address included to the white list. Please, note that only licensees and organizations authorized by the PTA (in some cases, by the Federal Government) may apply to the PTA for inclusion of any IP address in the white list. The PTA reminds the licensees that they should use only IP addresses from the white lis

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