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.
The 10th Anniversary of the Energy Labeling System of China was earlier this year marked by a seminar in Beijing. Since its implementation in 2005, it is estimated that this Energy Labeling System has contributed to significant energy savings, amounting to nearly 5 billion kWh.
REACH is the European regulation for registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (since 2007). The aim is to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. According to clauses 7.2 and 33 of the REACH regulation...
In order to ensure good mutual awareness regarding standardization matters in the respective regions, the European standards organizations CENELEC, CEN and ETSI have (with financial support of the European Commission (EC DG ENTR) and EFTA) since several years now had liaison offices in both China and India. The ultimate aim is to avoid undue technical trade barriers, both mutually and globally.
A new Argentina Resolution 508/15 is effective from 27 November, but it is not yet known from when it will be enforced. It does entail certain changes which are important for exporters to Argentina. For Highly Specialized Equipment (HSE), the exemption from...
As announced earlier, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), c/o its standardization organization GSO, has introduced a common Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) for low voltage electrical products to be marketed in the seven GSO member states, i.e. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.
The regulation, which is similar to the European Directives for the safety and electromagnetic compatibility of low voltage electrical/electronic products, will initially be on trial basis for about one year and be mandatory from 1 July 2016.