The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization SASO intends to start a new national certification scheme based on the types of systems defined in the international standard ISO/EC 17067. 

Measures are implemented to make the process for recall of defective consumer products sold within the territory of China more efficient.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has notified the WTO (World Trade Organization) about a draft regulation for “Enforcement of Compulsory Standard Specifications”.

The former EEPCA (European Electrical Products Certification Association) with its secretariat in Paris, is now renamed ETICS (European Testing, Inspection & Certification System), and has moved to Brussels where housed in the same office premises as CEOC (the International Confederation of Inspection & Certification Organisations and IFEA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies). 

The IECEE Certification Management Committee (CMC) is the controlling body of the successful international CB scheme. The annual meeting of the CMC will during the first week of June take place in Oslo, Norway, hosted by NEK in cooperation with Nemko.

The Taiwan authority BSMI has announced implementation of RoHS requirements, which are largely the same as the well-established RoHS requirements in Mainland China, (and also similar to those of the European RoHS directive).

The European Low Voltage Directive, covering most electrical and electronic products for home and office use, changed April 20, 2016. As a consequence, your products need new documentation for sales in Europe!

Mr. Basem Salameh from the head office of GSO (GCC* Standards Organization) in Saudi Arabia will in the first week of June be in Oslo, and at the invitation of NEK (in cooperation with Nemko) will present the new regulation for electrical products to be marketed in the Arabic Gulf region.

In order for Nemko to be better represented in the eastern part of the US, a partnership is now agreed between Nemko Canada (having its Canadian operations in Ottawa, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec) and Retlif Testing Labs, having operations at various locations in the eastern states of the US, including New York, Washington D.C., New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

The European Low Voltage Directive (LVD), covering most electrical and electronic products for home and office use will be changed 20 April this year. The existing LVD (2006/95/EC) will then be replaced by the new LVD (2014/35/EU) without a transitional period. Likewise, the existing EMC directive will changed into the new EMC directive (2014/30/EU).