IRAM is the main national body for product certification in Argentina, and is Nemko’s long standing cooperation partner there.
Very recently, the Argentinian Ministry of Economy & Public Finances which controls the mandatory national certification scheme, announced a new regulation (Resolution No.404/2015) which puts certain restrictions on such bi-lateral cooperation agreements.

On 12-16 October, the 79th annual IEC General Meeting took place in Minsk, Belarus, hosted by the IEC National Committee c/o the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (Gosstandart).

On 12-16 October, the 79th annual IEC General Meeting took place in Minsk, Belarus, hosted by the IEC National Committee c/o the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (Gosstandart).

Earlier this year, the National People’s Congress (NPC) released a draft on the Cyber Security Law of the P.R.China, which has since been posted on the official NPC website  for soliciting public comments.

Nemko is invited to give a presentation about ‘Global market access conditions for electrical/electronic products’ at a World Standards Cooperation (WSC) workshop arranged jointly by IEC, ISO and ITU at the United Nations premises in Geneva, Switzerland on 1-2 December.

Nemko's CEO Grete Aspelund has informed the Board of Directors that she is resigning her position to become CEO of Sweco Norway. Grete Aspelund will remain CEO of Nemko until 31 December 2015.

Again, there are organizational changes for the authorities concerned with market access of electrical/electronic products in Korea.
Now, the Korean safety authority, Ministry of Knowledge & Economy (MKE) has changed name to Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), whereas the EMC/RF/Telecom authority, Korea Communications Commission (KCC), has become a part of the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP).
 

For practical business reasons, the Nemko Hong Kong office has at the end of July moved to new facilities in Hong Kong’s New Territories.

The European standards organizations CEN and CENELEC did on 1 July sign a Joint Letter of Intent with the Standardization Administration of China (SAC).

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), c/o its standardization organization GSO, has from 1 June introduced a common Technical Regulation for low voltage electrical products. It will initially be on trial basis for about one year. The Regulation, which corresponds to the already effective regulation for toys, is largely based on the concepts of the European ‘New Approach’ and ‘Global Approach’.

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