The new ISO 13485:2016 standard has been published as of March 1st, 2016.​​​​​​​​​ The last date of validity of the previous standards (ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 13485:2012) will be February 28th, 2019.

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.

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.

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