The recently released statistics for 2015 show that a total of 87431 CB Test Certificates (CBTCs) were issued last year, which is an increase of nearly 10% from 2014.

The recent changes in the market access conditions for electrical products in Argentina have been found somewhat unclear by foreign manufacturers and exporters. One point is that S-mark certificate can now apparently be issued only to Argentine companies, while foreign manufacturers can hold voluntary certificate as basis for importer’s certificate, as issued after necessary sample evaluation.

A recent Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo was attended by some 500 delegates from various businesses in the Nordic and different African countries together with representatives of the embassies of 20 African countries. Addresses were held by various prominent speakers from both regions. 

For electrical and electronic products in Australia and New Zealand, the three previous conformity marks, C-Tick, RCM and A-Tick (for Australia) have been consolidated into a single common mark, which is the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM).


The new European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU was published on April 16, 2014. It will be made effective in every EU/EEA by 12 June this year, whereby the current R&TTE directive is being withdrawn, but with a one year transitional period, i.e. until 12 June 2017. 

The new Gulf regulation for electrical products, which will be effective from 1 July this year, allows for CB Test Certificates to be used for market access in the 7 Gulf countries, and provides an alternative to Gulf Type Examination Certificate for a designated Notified Body (as Nemko will also be).

In order to simplify the labelling requirements, the authorities (Department of Electronics & Information Technology) have now arranged for BIS to introduce a Standard Mark as an option.

Den 17. februar fulgte 79 kunder ivrig med på seminar i regi av Nemko omkring nye krav for CE-merking av elektrisk utstyr gjeldende fra 20. april.

The national Radio Research Agency in Korea (RRA) has introduced a major change to the Korean EMC standards for electronic equipment. From 1 January this year, RRA no longer accepts test reports based on the Korean test standards KN 13, KN 20 and KN 24.

Nemko has applied to GSO, the standards organization of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council’s), in order to be designated as Notified Body for the Arabic Gulf region, which comprises the 7 GCC member countries, i.e. Saudi Arabia (KSA), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE)...