Formerly underdeveloped regions in Africa are now quickly advancing in technologies like state-of-the-art systems for communication and systems for electrical power generation and distribution, including local grids.
For electrical products on the GSO ‘List 2’ under the regional Gulf Technical Regulation; it is hereafter a prerequisite for obtaining shipment-CoC (Certificate of Conformity) as needed for market access in Saudi Arabia, to have a product certificate issued by a Gulf Notified Body and associated G-marking.
A remotely operated robot that becomes the classroom ‘eyes and ears’ of children with long-term illness was developed by the Norwegian company No Isolation, which relied on Nemko for testing, inspection and certification services.
Nemko is a Notified Body for the Gulf region and can issue G-mark certificates. This certification is required for manufacturers who want to sell their product in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The European Commission has issued a new directive (EU 2017/2102) on Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, which clarifies the requirements of the revised directive 2011/65/EU, (also known as the Recast EU RoHS directive or RoHS 2).
Indian Compulsory registration scheme (CRS) was introduced in 2013 by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technlogy (MeitY) along with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The scheme currently covers 44 products and these products will need BIS registration in order to be sold in India.
The Russian National Committee of the IEC, c/o Federal Agency on Technical Regulating & Metrology (Rosstandart) hosted the 81st annual IEC General Meeting, which took place in Vladivostok from the 9th until 13th of October.