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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Europe

 

Opening of a new cosmetics clinical laboratory in Guangzhou, China

Low Voltage Directive guide

Earlier this year, the European Commission published the guideline on the application of Low Voltage Directive to Electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits. The aim of this guideline is to help understand the correct application of this directive.
 
Click here for getting the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU guidelines

 

Europe

 

First report about Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

 

On 13th November 2018, the European Commission published the “Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the operation of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.”
 
This Report covers matters such as the transposition and operation of the RED, including the progress on drawing up the relevant standards and the activities of the Telecommunication Conformity Assessment and Market Surveillance Committee (TCAM). It also provides information on matters in relation to a coherent system, consumer protection, common chargers, e-labelling and the delegation of power.

This is the first report prepared, almost only one year after the end of the transitional period. The next report will be prepared and submitted in 2023.

Click here for getting the report from the European Commission website.

 

Europe

 

Update Harmonised Standards- RED

 

On 14th September 2018, the European Commission published: “Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity and Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC” 
The current list of harmonized standards has been updated with the following entries:
 

Reference Title Superseded standard Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard

EN 302 454 V2.2.1
 

EN 302 454 V2.2.1
Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radio­sondes to be used in the 1 668,4 MHz to 1 690 MHz frequency range; Harmo­nised Standard for access to radio spectrum

EN 302 454 V2.1.1
 


201931.5

 

EN 302 617 V2.3.1
 

EN 302 617 V2.3.1
Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using am­plitude modulation; Harmonised Stan­dard for access to radio spectrum

EN 302 617-2 V2.1.1
 


201931.3.

 

EN 303 520 V1.1.1
 

EN 303 520 V1.1.1
Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmo­nised Standard for access to radio spectrum

 

 


Click here for getting the official publication in the European Commission website

 

Europe

 

New proposal amendments for RoHS

 

The European Commission has recently published the following proposal amendments to Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) as below:

 

Reference Title

C/2018/7499

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in solders to complete a viable electrical connection between semiconductor die and carrier within integrated circuit flip chip packages.

C/2018/7525

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead oxide in seal frit used for making window assemblies for certain laser tubes.

C/2018/7495

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for cadmium and its compounds in electrical contacts.

C/2018/7523

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in the plating layer of certain diodes.

C/2018/7508

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead bound in crystal glass as defined in Directive 69/493/EEC.

C/2018/7507

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead and cadmium in printing inks for the application of enamels on glasses.

C/2018/7509

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in PZT based dielectric ceramic materials for certain capacitors.

C/2018/7505

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead as activator in the fluorescent powder of discharge lamps containing phosphors.

C/2018/7520

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in dielectric ceramic in certain capacitors.

C/2018/7506

COMMISSION DELEGATED DIRECTIVE (EU) .../… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for lead in bearings and bushes applied in certain non-road professional use equipment.

 

Europe

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent European regulations proposals notified to World Trade Organization:

 

Notification number Date Title

G/TBT/N/EU/614

22/10/2018

Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 (and its accompanying annexes).

G/TBT/N/EU/615
 

22/10/2018

Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 1015/2010.

G/TBT/N/EU/616

22/10/2018

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines and household washer-dryers and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and Commission Directive 96/60/EC (and its accompanying annexes).

 

Europe

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to European Commission from different Member States:

 

Notification number Countries Title

2018/541/D

Germany

SSB LA-NOE 038  -  Interface specification for public address radio systems; August 2018 edition.

 

 

China

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent Chinese regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:

Notification number Title

G/TBT/N/CHN/1293

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances - Part 3: Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines.

G/TBT/N/CHN/1294

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades of LED Products for Indoor Lighting.

G/TBT/N/CHN/1295

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Unitary Air Conditioners.

G/TBT/N/CHN/1297

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Ducted Air Conditioners.

G/TBT/N/CHN/1298

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Low Ambient Temperature Air Source Heat Pumps (Water Chiller) Packages.

G/TBT/N/CHN/1299

National Standards of the P.R.C., The Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy, Water Consumption and Grades for Dishwashers.

 

International

 

Regulatory updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent regulation proposals notified to World Trade Organization:

 

Notification number Country Title

G/TBT/N/CAN/568

Canada

Regulations amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016.

G/TBT/N/USA/1407

US

Appliance Efficiency Regulations, Portable Air Conditioners (6 page(s), in English).

 

International

 

Other worldwide regulatory updates 

 

Below a summary table with some recent updates in regulation (non-exhaustive):

 

Date Country Update

September 2018

International

ENERGY STAR Storm Windows Final Version 1.0.

Taiwan

Ministry of Economic Affairs published Amendment to the “Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labelling Method for Energy Label Qualified Displays

Chile

Ministry of Energy- Superintendence of Electricity and Fuels published the technical requirements for electrical products.

Taiwan

Ministry of Energy published Amendment to the " Energy Efficiency Criteria and Labelling Method for Ice-warm Water Dispenser "

October 2018

International

ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Computers Partner Commitments.
Version 7.0 Computers Test Method.

Mexico

Ministry of Economy published the Mexican official standard NOM-212-SCFI-2017, primary batteries and batteries-maximum permissible limits of mercury and cadmium-specifications, methods of testing and labeling.

 

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.

(**) Date of availability:  date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

Household and similar electric appliances
Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN 60335-2-16:2003+A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-16: Particular requirements for food waste disposers

17/08/2021

-

EN 60335-2-55:2003/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-55: Particular requirements for electrical appliances for use with aquariums and garden ponds

5/10/2021

-

EN 60335-2-59:2003/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-59: Particular requirements for insect killers

5/10/2021

-

EN 60335-2-74:2003/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-74: Particular requirements for portable immersion heaters

5/10/2021

-

EN IEC 60335-2-76:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-76: Particular requirements for electric fence energizers

03/08/2021

-

EN 60335-2-85:2003/A11:2018

Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-85: Particular requirements for fabric steamers

5/10/2021

-

EN 60675:1995/A2:2018

Household electric direct-acting room heaters - Methods for measuring performance

26/10/2021

-

EN IEC 62885-5:2018

Surface cleaning appliances - Part 5: High pressure cleaners and steam cleaners for household and commercial use - Methods for measuring performance

3/10/2021

-

Reference Title Date of publication Supersedes

IEC 60335-2-75:2012/AMD1:2018

Amendment 1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-75: Particular requirements for commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines

12/10/2018

-

Lighting
Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN 60061-1:1993/A58:2018

Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 1: Lamps Caps

27/09/2021

-

EN 60061-2:1993/A54:2018

Lamp caps and holders together with gauges for the control of interchangeability and safety - Part 2: Lampholders

27/09/2021

-

EN 62707-1:2014/A1:2018

LED-binning - Part 1: General requirements and white colour grid intended for automotive applications

21/09/2021

-

Reference Title Date of avaliability  (**) Supersedes

EN 50107-3:2018/AC:2018-10

Product standard covering luminous signs with discharge lamps and/or LED (light emitting diodes) and/or EL (electroluminescent) lightsources with a nominal voltage not exceeding 1000 V, with the exclusion of general lighting, traffic- or emergency related purpose

26/10/2018

-

Power transformers
Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN IEC 60076-11:2018

Power transformers - Part 11: Dry-type transformers

19/09/2021

EN 60076-11:2004

Measurement, Control and Laboratory equipment
Reference Title Date of publication Supersedes

IEC 61010-2-101:2018

Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 2-101: Particular requirements for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment

05/10/2018

-

 

Photovoltaic
Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN IEC 61853-3:2018

Photovoltaic (PV) module performance testing and energy rating - Part 3: Energy rating of PV modules

04/10/2021

-

EN IEC 61853-4:2018

Photovoltaic (PV) module performance testing and energy rating - Part 4: Standard reference climatic profiles

04/10/2021

-

EN 62446-1:2016/A1:2018

Photovoltaic (PV) systems - Requirements for testing, documentation and maintenance - Part 1: Grid connected systems - Documentation, commissioning tests and inspection

14/09/2021

-

 

Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems
Reference Title Date of Withdrawal (*) Supersedes

EN IEC 61993-2:2018

Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) - Part 2: Class A shipborne equipment of the automatic identification system (AIS) - Operational and performance requirements, methods of test and required test results

23/08/2021

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EN IEC 62923-1:2018

Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Bridge alert management - Part 1: Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results

03/10/2021

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