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Europe

 

Recent publications by European Commission

 

Some documents recently published in the Official Journal of the European Union:

 

Date

Reference

Title

03-07-2019

C/2019/4626

Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1134 of 1 July 2019 amending Decision 2009/300/EC and Decision (EU) 2015/2099, as regards the period of validity of the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to certain products, and of the related assessment and verification requirements. (including reference to Televisions)

 

International

 

Regulatory proposals notified to WTO

 

Below a summary table with some recent notifications to World Trade Organization (non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number / Link

Country

Title

G/TBT/N/ARG/367

Argentina

Draft Resolution "Energy efficiency labelling"

 

It contains the regulatory framework establishing the requirements and key criteria concerning energy efficiency labelling to be met by all appliances that consume electricity for their operation. It applies to the following appliances: Refrigerators, coolers, freezers and combinations thereof, electric washing machines, televisions and television monitors, air conditioners, incandescent and halogen lamps with tungsten filaments, fluorescent lamps, electric microwave ovens, electric storage water heaters, single- and three-phase induction motors. The adjustment and implementation periods are set out in Article 14 and Annex II of the draft text

G/TBT/N/CAN/590

Canada

Consultation of RSS-222, Issue 2

 

Consultation of DBS-01, Issue 2

 

  • RSS-222, Issue 2, White Space Devices (WSDs), sets out the certification requirements for licence-exempt radio apparatus operating in the frequency bands 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216 MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz, known as white space devices (WSDs)
  • DBS-01, Issue 2, White Space Database Specifications which sets out the technical requirements for the designation of a database capable of identifying available channels for use by white space devices in the white space frequency bands (i.e. 54-72 MHz, 76-88 MHz, 174-216MHz, 470-608 MHz and 657-663 MHz)

G/TBT/N/BRA/880

Brazil

Ordinance 303, 19 June 2019

 

It proposes improvement of the regulatory measure with safety and performance requirements to be met by supplied electronic ballasts for Linear, Circular and Compact Tubular Fluorescent Lamps

G/TBT/N/IDN/122

Indonesia

Draft Decree of Minister of Industry on Mandatory Implementation of Indonesian National Standard for Kitchen Machines and Appliances for Heating Liquids for Utilization Of Household Electricity

 

It states that all Kitchen Machines and Appliances for Heating Liquids for Utilization of Household Electricity produced within the country or imported, distributed and marketed in the country shall fulfil the SNI requirements

G/TBT/N/KOR/843

Korea

Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources

 

Specific electronic products including in-car charger, cable, earphone and headset, computer mouse, and blue tooth speaker are added to subject to Article 7 (Products that must meet standards for materials, methods, etc. for packing)

G/TBT/N/KOR/844

Korea

Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Rule of the Act on Standards for Packing Materials and Packing Methods of Products

 

Specific electronic products including in-car charger, cable, earphone and headset, computer mouse, and blue tooth speaker (small, portable, weight 300g or below only) are added to Annex table 1 of the Article 4 to be subject to the regulation of over-packing

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates in legislations and proposals (non-exhaustive):

 

Date

Country

Update

20-05-2019

Taiwan

BUREAU OF STANDARDS, METROLOGY AND INSPECTION, MOEA published an amendment of "Legal Inspection Requirements for Electric Cookers"

 

It became effective from 20th, May 2019

31-05-2019

Brazil

Brazil's Authority ANATEL published four new Acts:

  • Act 3481: Technical requirements and test procedures for the assessment of the compliance of chargers used with mobile phone. This act revokes Act 493
  • Act 3482: Guidelines for supplying the ANATEL approval security seal (Mint Label) for lithium batteries and chargers used in mobile phones. This Act revokes the Official Letter IG 10. Mint label (security seal) was kept as mandatory for mobile phone chargers and batteries. Label design, characteristics and material remain the same
  • Act 3484: Repeals Act No. 951, of February 8, 2018, which approves the Technical Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Lithium Batteries and Chargers Used in Mobile Phones. To approve the Technical Requirements and Test Procedures for the Evaluation of the Conformity of Lithium Batteries Used in Mobile Phones
  • Act 3448: Technical requirements for the assessment of conformity for the Base Radio Station (BRS). This Act includes the requirements for BRS using AAS Technology (Active Antenna System)

05-06-2019

Taiwan

The Ministry of Economic Affairs Standards Inspection Bureau of Taiwan published an announcement establishing inspection requirements for Wireless Charger Products

 

It took effect from the same day of its publication

 

Europe/International

 

Standards updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

IEC Standards

Reference

Title

Publication date

IEC 60335-2-14:2016+AMD1:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines

2019-03-27

IEC 60335-2-23:2016+AMD1:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care

2019-03-27

IEC 60335-2-29:2016+AMD1:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-29: Particular requirements for battery chargers

2019-03-29

IEC 60335-2-54:2008+AMD1:2015+AMD2:2019

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for surface-cleaning appliances for household use employing liquids or steam

2019-03-22

IEC 61000-4-18:2019

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-18: Testing and measurement techniques - Damped oscillatory wave immunity test

2019-05-16

IEC 62311:2019

Assessment of electronic and electrical equipment related to human exposure restrictions for electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)

2019-04-18

CENELEC / CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN IEC 62281:2019

Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport

2022-05-15

EN 62281:2017

EN IEC 61558-1:2019

Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof - Part 1: General requirements and tests

2022-06-21

EN 61558-1:2005
EN 61558-1:2005/A1:2009
EN 61558-1:2005/corrigendum Aug. 2006

EN 62209-2:2010/A1:2019

Human exposure to radio frequency fields from hand-held and body-mounted wireless communication devices - Human models, instrumentation, and procedures - Part 2: Procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) for wireless communication devices used in close proximity to the human body (frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz)

2022-06-21

 

EN 62841-4-2:2019

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 4-2: Particular requirements for hedge trimmers

2023-06-28

 

EN ISO 28927-8:2009/A2:2019

Hand-held portable power tools - Test methods for evaluation of vibration emission - Part 8: Saws, polishing and filing machines with reciprocating action and small saws with oscillating or rotating action - Amendment 2: Oscillating knives (vibrating screen removal tools) (ISO 28927-8:2009/Amd 2:2019)

2019-12-31

 

EN 61347-2-11:2001/A1:2019

Lamp controlgear - Part 2-11: Particular requirements for miscellaneous electronic circuits used with luminaires

2022-06-14

 

EN IEC 60810:2018/A1:2019

Lamps, light sources and LED packages for road vehicles - Performance requirements

2022-05-13

 

EN 13032-4:2015+A1:2019

Light and lighting - Measurement and presentation of photometric data of lamps and luminaires - Part 4: LED lamps, modules and luminaires

2019-12-31