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Taiwan Implements Requirements for RoHS in Electronic Equipment

June 1, 2017

Taiwan has recently implemented requirements for RoHS (Restrictions of Hazardous Substances) in electronic equipment. These requirements are aligned with the European RoHS directive excluding phthalates. The new requirements will be enforced for some electrical products beginning July 1, 2017 as part...

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Singapore IDA changed to IMDA

December 11, 2016

Singapore authority IDA has changed their name to IMDA (Info-communications Media Development Authority) and the labeling requirements have been updated to reflect the change accordingly. The transactional arrangement highlights are: All dealer’s licenses and equipment registrations previously issued by IDA...

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India BIS Exemption Clarifications

October 17, 2016

We have received questions about the clarification for BIS HSE Exemption from manufacturers and it is confirmed that the equipment is exempted from BIS registrations if less than 100 units are shipped into India per year and one of the...

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NTS International Approval Staging Services

September 29, 2016

Preparing for in-country testing is very similar to preparing for CE, FCC tests. However, some commonly seen issues such as language barriers, incorrect instructions/faulty samples or customs clearance issues may cause delays for obtaining the approvals. The international approvals staging session...

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New Mexico NOM Test Standard for E1 and E3 Has Been Released

September 9, 2016

Mexico has issued a new test standard for E1 and E3 interfaces (2048 Kbit/s and 34368 Kbit/s)- NOM-EM-017-SCFI-2016. Test laboratories must have this standard in their accreditation scope in order to perform testing. IFT is still the responsible authority for homologations...

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International Approvals: EU/CE Compliance Update

August 30, 2016

A new version of the “Blue Guide” was issued aligning the requirements with the “New Legislative Framework”. Please note the following two particular aspects extracted from the guide: The EC DoC (Declaration of Conformity) must be in the official language...

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Japan VCCI Marking and Statement Regulation

August 23, 2016

Japan VCCI is a voluntary EMC approval for IT Equipment only; however it is well known that importers, distributors, retailers and local representatives in country may demand VCCI approval to sell the products. We have recently found that some manufactures are...

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Saudi Arabia CITC Application Requirement Update

August 12, 2016

Saudi Arabia CITC has started to implement authentication measures for documents being submitted for Type Approvals. Most notably is the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and the laboratory confirmation letter. The DoC of a particular model must now include official corporate...

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Argentina HSE Statement Requirement Update

August 1, 2016

Argentina has published Resolution 171/2016 in April, 2016 replacing Resolution 508[1] and the HSE (Highly Specialized Equipment) statement is no longer mandatory. However, the manufacturers can still opt to implement the statement or keep it as is if it’s already...

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International Approvals Update: Taiwan BSMI

July 14, 2016

Recently, Taiwan BSMI has performed inspections in the market on products under BSMI DoC approval scheme. Aside from the BSMI mark with applicant’s code (“D number”) that appears on the product label, the inspectors want to ensure that the applicant’s...

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