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.

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).

World Standards Day is a celebration of the foundation of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which held its first meeting in London on October 14, 1946.

During winter 2016, European authorities from 17 EU member countries conducted market surveillance to assess whether LED floodlights / work lights met EU requirements.
The Norwegian Authority DSB (Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection) conducted this market surveillance in Norway and chose Nemko to carry out the required tests on a number of selected LED luminaire products.

From 1 September this year, Energy Efficiency (EE) requirements will be mandatory in Belarus for external power supplies and electrical motors.

Mr.Trond Lund has been appointed as the new managing director for DNV GL Nemko Presafe.

According to well informed contacts within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the current political issues between Qatar and neighboring countries in the Gulf region (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain) plus Egypt, will not affect the current GSO certification/G-marking scheme for electrical equipment and toys.

Based on the Environmental Protection and Management Act Order 2016 (issued by the Ministry for the Environment & Water Resources - MEWR), restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in certain categories of electrical and electronic equipment is implemented in Singapore from 1 June this year.

Apparently from 1 July this year, Kenya will start to enforce their energy efficiency testing/certification scheme for certain electrical equipment.

On 17-18 May, the annual IECEE Certification Management Committee (CMC) meeting took place in Yokohama, Japan.

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