BSMI adaptation of electrical safety specifications
Taiwans proposal to adopt electrical safety specifications, electromagnetic compatibility and related inspections standards has been transposed.
Taiwans Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) published a new proposal in November 2021, through WTO notifications, to renew the current version of safety specifications in reference to electrics and electronics to meet international standards of consumer safety. The proposed changes have been implemented.
The main focus and primary objective of the proposal was to ensure the safety and protection of humans and the environment. The instruments used for these changes were the adaptation of the newest version of safety specifications, electromagnetic compatibility and related inspection standards, CNS 15598-1: 2020 and CNS 15936: 2016. Additionally, CNS 15598-1: 2020 has also been revised with the aim to meet the ratification requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, highlighting the threat to human health and environmental preservation. The 31 affected goods range from printing and copying machines to electrical machines with translation or dictionary functions.
Domestic manufacturers or importers are required to have their products type-tested in advance by the BSMI or designated testing laboratories prior to an application for registration under the Registration of Product Certification (RPC) Scheme. Furthermore, manufacturers or imports are obligated to obtain a Type-Approval for their products, with which they are ought to apply for a batch inspection, under the Type-Approved Batch Inspection (TABI) Scheme, each time before their products are released from the production site or the arrival at the port of entry. Lastly, the manufacturer or importer are held to obtain a test repost, prepare relevant technical documents and to draw up a Declaration of Conformity (DoC), with the aid of which an application for a registered DoC marking number can be submitted with the BSMI.
The proposed date of implementation for mentioned regulations is the 1st of January 2024.