Brazil Extends Maintaining Certification Procedure Within COVID-19

The Anatel (Brazilian Telecom Authority) issued Official Letter 585 on September 25, 2020. The letter relates to the certification activities on the telecommunication equipment during the COVID-19 epidemic. Prior, the Anatel has already officially informed about the temporary procedure for the mandatory maintenance of the certificate via the Official Letter No 134/2020/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL, the conditions according to the Official Letters No. 194/2020/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL and 384/2020/ORCN/SOR-ANATEL. There, the Anatel gave specific instructions for the certification bodies with regard to temporary measures on the mandatory maintenance of the certificate procedure and specified the required documents

EU Reviews Safety Requirements for Softlines

The EU Technical Committee recently published a series of European standards related to textiles and textile products. The standards were approved in September and October 2020 and distributed by the Central Secretariat. The detailed information on them you can find in the table 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 worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up

Toys Quality Order Becomes Effective in India

Department for promotion industry and internal trade (DPIIT) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India issued the Toys (Quality Control) Order, 2020 on February 26, 2020. This Quality Control Order applies to Toys used in play by children under 14 years. It specifies 7 standards for different categories of toys that should be used for the conformity assessment procedure. This Order is applicable to manufacturers who produce domestic toys as well to the Importers who ship toys from outside the country. The Order was supposed to become effective from September 1, 2020. However, the implementation period was extended up to January 1, 2021. Thus, starting from January 2021, it will be ne

Mexico Updates Labeling Requirements for Imported Electrical Products

In Mexico, changes in the legislation took place recently and some of these changes touched on the labeling requirements for imported products. Thus, on October 1, 2020 they notify about modifications in the General Rules and Criteria towards the Foreign Trade that led to changes of 14 Official Mexican standards NOMs with regard to Commercial information. In particular, these changes touched upon such products as electronic, electrical, and household appliances as well as all toys made with any material, including battery operated, batteries and/or any other power sources that must comply with the requirements of NOM-024-SCFI and NOM-015-SCFI respectively. According to these amendments depen

WEBINAR: Exporting Products to Europe. CE vs UKSA Marking.

Overview: Europe is one of the world’s biggest markets but the region is significantly more challenging in terms of exporting and accessing customers. Faced with the landscapes of 28 different European Union member states, most companies spend a lot of time and effort to ensure their market access activities and strategies fulfill all the local requirements. During this webinar, we will guide you through the main marking requirements existing on the territory of the European Union. After the session, you will understand the main principles of product labeling that manufacturers, importers, and distributors should know when placing a product on the EU market. You will learn: CE marking overvi

New Guidance for Medical Devices Accessing United Kingdom

The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020 (so-called Brexit). However, the UK continues to take part in the EU Customs Union and the Single Market up to December 31, 2020. Starting from January 1, 2021, significant changes are going to happen in legislation of Great Britain. This will lead to changes in the access procedure for many categories of products entering the market of the UK. Thus, for medical devices on the UK market the responsibility will be taken on the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Manufacturers who want to place a device on the UK market will first need to register with the MHRA. Please, note that if the manufacturer is not a

GMA Consult Group Resumes Safety Approvals Services for Moldova

GMA Consult Group has resumed the service on the issuance of Safety Certificates of Conformity for the Moldova market (SM CoC). The SM CoC can be issued for all kinds of electrical and electronics products with validity periods from 1 to 3 years. The SM CoC on Safety can be issued via the procedure of the manufacturer's test reports validation by the accredited CB in Moldova. In case the test results from the provided test reports comply with Moldova local Technical Regulation on Safety, additional local testings are not required. The Applicant for the SM CoC can be a foreign or local Manufacturer or its representative or importer. As you may know, the SM Declaration of Conformity is still t

Taiwan Establishes Energy Conservation Labelling Program Requirements for Luminaires

GMA Consult Group kindly reminds that the Bureau on Energy (BOE) in Taiwan revised the "Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Methods for Energy-Saving Labels of Indoor Lighting Lamps" Order at the end of August 2019. The document became effective on September 1, 2020. The revision concerns energy efficiency test conditions and methods. The BOE decided to bring some parameters in compliance with international standards on illumination. Thus, for example the reflection coefficient of the wall as well as ceiling becomes 0.5. Requirements for updated national standards of Taiwan were also taken in consideration within the program and include the following: CNS 16027 G5/G13 on Double-capped L

Czech Republic Amends Requirements to RoHS Use in Electrical and Electronic Products

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic informs on another amendment of the Decree No. 481/2012 “On the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment”. The Government Regulation No. 344/2020 dated by July 27, 2020 is the second amendment of the Government Decree No. 481/2012 in this year. The Regulation was issued to implement the provisions of the series of EU Directives with regards to the exemption from the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Thus, the national Regulation No. 344/2020 of Czech Republic takes in consideration the following EU Directives: Directive (EU) 20

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