Product Compliance & Automotive Regulatory

We identify and keep track of worldwide regulatory changes with the focus on areas such as:

product compliance, product safety, vehicle type approval and homologation, import restrictions, international trade law, radio certification, material compliance, chemistry, environmental regulations, electric vehicles, cybersecurity and autonomous driving.

Below you will find an excerpt of the world News on regulations from these areas.
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Updated standards for machinery in the EU

In the Official Journal of the European Union, new list of harmonized standards for Directive 2014/54/EU concerning machinery and other equipment was published

The updated list is established in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1813, which amends Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/436 and repeals Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/27. Among the affected items are aircraft ground support equipment, cranes, mining tools, and other machinery.

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Updated radio type approval in Kuwait

Kuwait recently released a new resolution regarding the type approval of telecommunication devices

The resolution was published by the Kuwaiti Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) and makes several changes to the existing radio type approval regulations in Kuwait.

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New certification for tyres in Colombia

Colombia published a new draft regulation for pneumatic tyres

The Draft resolution of the Ministry of Transportation “By which the technical regulations applicable to pneumatic tires for self-powered vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, their installation processes, complementary systems and other provisions are issued” establishes the technical requirements applicable to new pneumatic tires.

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Inclusion of QR codes in the BSMI marking in Taiwan

Taiwan published a Proposal for Amendments to Regulations Governing the Use of Commodity Inspection Mark

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) of Taiwan is proposing to amend the “Regulation Governing the Use of Commodity Inspection Mark” to introduce QR code as additional labeling requirement, which will enable consumers to access the compliance information of the product by simply scanning the QR code with their smart devices.

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New WTO tool to track changes in HS codes

WTO launches new online tool to help users navigate changes in product nomenclatures

The WTO launched a new online tool for keeping track of changes in the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), the system used for the classification of traded goods. The HS Tracker, developed with the support of the World Customs Organization (WCO), is also aimed at helping customs officials and traders prepare for HS amendments that will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

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UN Regulations on lighting in the EU Official Journal

Recently, the texts of the UN Regulations 48, 148, 149, 150 were published in the Official Journal of the European Union

The Regulations concern the installation and approval of light-signalling devices, road illumination devices and retro-reflective devices for power-driven vehicles.

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Four new substances to be included in the list of SVHC

The EU Commission has launched a new public consultation concerning four potential SVHC

Stakeholders can provide comments on these proposed SVHC until 18 October 2021.  A decision will be made as to whether the substances will be included to the ECHA Candidate List of SVHC after the consultation.

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Update of UK RoHS

The British version of the Restriction of The Use of Certain Hazardous Substances was recently published

Several day ago, the United Kingdom published the Draft Statutory Instrument: The Restriction of The Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

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Certification for energy consuming products

A new draft Department Administrative Order has been published in the Philippines. It imposes a certification for certain energy consuming products

The draft for the new “Technical regulation concerning the mandatory product certification of energy consuming products” was recently made available for public consultation. Comments will be accepted by the Bureau of Philippine Standards until the 9 November 2021.

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Safety devices for light vehicles

Mexico updates its technical regulation for safety devices in light vehicles

Mexico recently published the new Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-194-SE-2021, Safety devices for new light vehicles-Requirements and specifications.  It will cancel the previous standard NOM-194-SCFI-2015 which was published on May 9, 2016

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New clean vehicles regulation in New Zealand

New Zealand published for comments a new emission regulation for light motor vehicles

The aim of the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill is to achieve a rapid reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from light vehicles imported into New Zealand by increasing the supply and variety of zero- and low-emissions vehicles, increasing the demand for zero- and low-emissions vehicles, and informing New Zealanders about vehicle emissions levels and rebates receivable or charges payable in relation to light vehicles.

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Consolidated INMETRO regulation for tyres

A new INMETRO Ordinance which consolidates all technical requirements for tyres was published recently in Brazil.

The regulation in question is the INMETRO Ordinance No. 379 of 14 September 2021 published by the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – Inmetro.  It revokes all the existing regulations for tyres (there were about ten of them) and consolidates their requirements in one legal act.

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Certification for electric vehicle charging equipment

A new draft Department Administrative Order has been published in the Philippines. It imposes a certification for electric vehicle charging equipment and stations.

The draft for “The New Technical Regulation Concerning the Mandatory Product Certification of Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment and Station” was recently made available for public consultation.  Comments will be accepted by the Bureau of Philippine Standards until the 20 November 2021.

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Changes to care labelling for clothing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published a proposal to amend regulations for care labelling for clothing and textiles.

The ACCC’s proposal would allow suppliers the option to provide this information through internationally recognised symbols or written words by complying with the relevant parts of either of the following voluntary standards: Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS 1957:1998 Textiles – Care labelling) International Standard (ISO 3758-2012 Textiles – Care labelling code using symbols).

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Mandatory certification for automotive products

A new draft Department Administrative Order has been published by the Department of Trade and Industry. It imposes certification and marking duties for certain automotive products.

The draft for “The new technical regulations concerning the mandatory product certification of automotive products” was made available for public consultation on the 10th of September 2021 by the Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines. Comments will be accepted by the Bureau of Philippine Standards until the 9 November 2021.

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