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Argentina Extends R&TTE Approvals Due In the Context of Epidemiological Emergencies

The National Communications Entity of Argentina (ENACOM) continues to extend the validity of type approval certificates. The first Resolution No. 326/2020 was issued in April 2020. In the context of epidemiological emergencies, which affects all countries and implemented temporary measures to extend the validity of certain type approval certificates up to 60 days because of the mandatory lockdown in Argentina. Then the ENACOM decided to extend the approval once again and issued Resolution 461/2020 that modifies article 2 of the Resolution No. 326/2020 and extends the expiration date of certificates for the term of sixty days starting from July 1, 2020. Thus, the validity of the expired certi

"Chestny znak" Marking Becomes Mandatory in Russia

GMA Consult Group has earlier informed about the new “Chestny znak” (Fair label) system launching in Russia. We would like to revise some aspects regarding the “Chestny znak”: It is a unified national track & trace system in Russia that is coordinated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation It has been worked out to guarantee the quality of goods being purchased by customers. This system has already become effective for fur products and footwear. The Rules on footwear marking became mandatory from July 1, 2020. It means that production and import of footwear without appropriate marking are forbidden for circulation in Russia from July 1, 2020. However, the registratio

Brazil Issues New Operational Procedures Within R&TTE Approval

At the end of 2019, GMA Consult Group announced that Brazil had been planning changes in Regulation on conformity assessment and homologation of telecommunications equipment. ANATEL approved Resolution # 715 “On Conformity assessment and homologation of telecommunications equipment” on October 23, 2019 and provided 180 days for its implementation. For now, the new Regulation is already in force. However, some of its provisions require clarifications and supplements. In this regard, the ANATEL published 8 Operational Procedures on July 31, 2020: Act 4077 - Operational Procedure For Technical Change In Telecommunications Product Approved by Certification or Declaration of Conformity This proc

Morocco Sets New Technical Conditions for Short-Range Devices

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) of Morocco has recently revised the decision on Specification related to the use of Short-Range Devices (SRD). The new Decision ANRT/DG/N°07/2020 dated by June 25, 2020 replaces the amended Decision ANRT/DG/N°08/13. In general, the technical requirements remain the same. The ANRT just revised some frequency bands as well as added some new ones. Thus, Frequency Bands in Annex 1 “Non-specific SRD” were amended as follows: Annex 2 “Induction loop material” is supplemented by the new band: Annex 10 was combined with Annex 9 and now contains information on “Wireless microphones, audio transmission devices, and hearing aids”. The bands in t

Get Ready for Revision of Plugs and Socket Outlets Performance on Indian Market

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) issued a new revision of the IS 1293 standard. The IS 1293:2019 “Plugs and Socket Outlets for Household and Similar Purposes of Rated Voltage up to and Including 250 V and Rated Current up to and Including 16 A — Specification” will revise the previous version IS 1293:2005. This new standard should be used for plugs and fixed or portable socket outlets that meet the following conditions: AC only rated voltage not exceeding 250 V rated current not exceeding 16 A intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors It can be applied to such plugs and socket outlets that are: singular units incorporated in cord sets incorporated in cord ex

Thailand Sets Additional Mandatory Requirements Within Consumer Protection Regulation

Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI) under the Ministry of Industry revised the list of mandatory standards. The updated list was officially issued on July 16, 2020. The main changes in the list are the following: 1. The range of standards was revised: TIS 4 Part 1- 2558 (2015) on Tungsten Filament Lamps. This standard will become effective from January 11, 2021. It is based on the IEC 60432-1 Ed 2.2 (2012) but please note, it is not identical to the IEC version and has some differences. TIS 2425-2560 (2017) on Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs). This standard will become effective from January 1

China Changes Requirements to Softlines

GMA Consult Group has earlier informed that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology started development of 55 standards for the textile industry. Please, be informed that these standards became effective from July 1, 2020. Among these 55 standards, there are both newly developed standards and those that were amended significantly. Let’s explore standards for knitted wear: FZ/T 73020-2019 “Knitted Casual Wear” FZ/T 73022-2019 “Knitted Thermal Underwear” FZ/T 73025-2019 “Knitted Garments and Accessories for Infants” FZ/T 73020-2019 “Knitted Casual Wear” specifies the terms and definitions of knitted casual clothing, product types, test methods, sampling rules, product instr

Slovakia Issues Temporary Regulations for Medical Devices

The Government of the Slovak Republic approved a temporary version of the regulation on technical requirements and conformity assessment procedures for medical devices. This version of the regulation is going to be effective from June 23, 2020 to May 25, 2021. This Government Regulation reflects such legally binding acts of the European Union as: Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices Commission Directive 2003/12/EC of 3 February 2003 on the reclassification of breast implants in the framework of Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices Commission Directive 2005/50/EC of 11 August 2005 on the reclassification of hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements

Argentina Updates Labeling Requirements

Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (henceforth referred to as ENACOM) of Argentina approved Resolution No. RESOL-2020-854-APN-ENACOM#JGM on August 6, 2020. According to this Resolution, new labeling requirements to telecommunication equipment within ENACOM approval become effective. There is a two-year transition period for implementation of new labeling requirements. The period starts from the date of the Resolution publication. From now, the RAMATEL logo must be used instead of CNC one. For the already approved devices that now bear CNC logo, these requirements must be implemented by August 2022. Let’s look into the key points of the Resolution: 1. Identification label with the following info

Indonesia Announces Decree on Recognition of Foreign Testing Laboratories

The Directorate General of Resources Management and Equipment of Posts and Informatics (hereinafter referred to as SDPPI) issued Decree No 124 on July 23, 2020. According to this Decree the SDPPI allows to recognise test reports of foreign testing laboratories for telecommunication devices, mobile phones, handheld computers, and tablet computers. This recognition is temporary and valid for the period of six months. Please, note that only test reports from the recognised foreign labs are acceptable. These reports are recognized as supporting documents within the certification procedure for the telecommunication devices. In the Decree 16 recognized foreign testing labs for telecommunication de

China Notifies About Changes in RoHS Certification Rules

China Quality Certification Centre (hereinafter referred to as CQC) notified on the revision of CQC21-020304-2011 "RoHS Certification Rules" and its enclosures. The CQC notes in the announcement that there are three main aspects that were revised within the certification rules: The first one concerns the name of Chinese RoHS regulations The second is about detection methods for the four phthalates and hexavalent chromium The third was made to bring the Chinese RoHS Certification Rules in compliance with the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted sub

Australia Issues New Safety Standards for Toys

The Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer of Australia issued two new standards for toys: Consumer Goods (Projectile Toys) Safety Standard 2020 Consumer Goods (Aquatic Toys) Safety Standard 2020 The Consumer Goods (Projectile Toys) Safety Standard 2020 was registered on June 11, 2020. It is applicable to new projectile toys that are designed or clearly intended for children under 14 and capable of launching a projectile. This standard replaces the Consumer Protection Notice No. 16 of 2010 (Consumer Product Safety Standard for Children’s Projectile Toys). According to the new standard requirements, toys should comply with the relevant voluntary Australian/New Zealand standard or with t

European Union Significantly Changes General Product Safety Directive

After the EU market analysis in 2019, more than 2000 dangerous products was identified on the market. It made the EU commission think about reviewing the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) as the current version of the GPSD does not take into account such products that use Artificial Intelligence or control of the products that are sold through the online market. In this regard, The Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG GUST) put forward an initiative on the GPSD review and the EU Commission opens the public consultation and seeks for feedback on the published combined roadmap/inception impact assessment. Thus, stakeholders can send their suggestions

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