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 It will be made effective in every EU/EEA by 12 June this year, whereby the current R&TTE directive is being withdrawn, but with a one year transitional period, i.e. until 12 June 2017.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).
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)...
Regional establishment of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) in Africa is considered a major step for this region towards greater access to electric power, safer electric and electronic products, and overall better conditions for economic development.