Colombia Issues Technical Regulation on Labeling 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 of Colombia issued Resolution № 0721 on Labeling of Zinc-Carbon and Alkaline Batteries.
The Resolution sets requirements for the maximum permitted levels of heavy metals in zinc-carbon and alkaline cell batteries including new minimum information requirements for labeling of such products. The rule entered into force on January 19, 2019.
This Regulation applies to all zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries which are manufactured domestically or imported into Colombia with the exception of rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries, and batteries entered as non-commercial samples.
The batteries will have to comply with certain specific provisions regarding physical defects, dimensions, rated voltage, minimum average life expectancy, and designation. Batteries have to pass conformity evaluation and a certificate of conformity is required from January 19, 2019.
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