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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Expansion on Energy Guide labeling requirements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment on a proposed expansion of Energy Guide labeling requirements.

The extension would apply to new product categories, and a requirement to include repair information in consumer product labeling.

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New Mexican standard NOM for commercial information

The draft standard will introduce new requirements for commercial information for packaging, instructions and warranties for electronic, electrical and household appliances.

The National Consultative Committee for Standardization of the Ministry of the Economy has published a Draft Official Mexican Standard PROY-NOM-024-SE-2022.

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New standards for the Low Voltage Directive

A new list of harmonized standards for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU was recently published in the Official Journal of the European Union

The list is included in the Commission’s Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/713 of May 10. 2022. This amends the Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 regarding harmonized standards for certain household appliances, etc. Through this new amendment, various changes are made to the existing list.

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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.

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RoHS Regulation instead of RoHS Directive?

Public consultation has been launched on a review of the ROHS Directive

The EU Commission has launched a public consultation regarding a review of the EU rules for the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronics.  The RoHS Directive currently restricts the use of 10 hazardous substances in EEE and is a part of the CE conformity assessment system in the EU.

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New EU ecodesign requirements for household products

The European Commission published a draft regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for off mode, standby mode, and networked standby energy consumption

The new ecodesign requirements would apply to the electrical and electronic household and office equipment.  They complement the existing provisions of the Directive 2009/125/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.

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New RoHS regulation in Saudi Arabia postponed

The regulation was originally scheduled to take effect on May 1, 2022, but was postponed and will now be implemented gradually starting July 4, 2022

The Technical regulation was published by the Saudi Arabia Standards Organization (SASO) on July 9, 2021 (we reported) and will affect electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of several hazardous substances.

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Public consultation on EAC technical regulations

Changes to three EAC technical regulations are subject to a public consultation

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which is a permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union, opened public consultations on Technical Regulations for low-voltage equipment, electromagnetic compatibility and the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic products.

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New standards for Low Voltage Directive

In the Official Journal of the European Union, new list of harmonized standards for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU was published before Christmas

The list is contained in the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/2273 of 20 December 2021, which amends the Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 as regards harmonised standards for certain household appliances, etc. The new Decision implements several changes to the existing list.

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New standard for household electrical appliances

China published a new standard for household electrical appliances

The full name of the draft standard is National Standard of the P.R.C., Household and Similar Electrical Appliances General Requirements –Product Safety.

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Update of the electric safety regime in Argentina

A new resolution modifies the conformity assessment system for electric devices in Argentina.

Through Resolution 1038/2021 published recently, the Secretary of Internal Trade modified Resolution 169/2018, regulating the electrical safety regime applicable to electrical equipment sold in Argentina.

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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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Saudi Arabian RoHS

Saudi Arabia published Technical Regulation for Reducing Hazardous Materials in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).

The Regulation aims to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and to define conformity assessment procedures to which suppliers must adhere.

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Updated standards for Low Voltage Directive

In the Official Journal of the European Union, new list of harmonized standards for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU was published

The list is contained in the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1015 of 17 June 2021, which amends the Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1956 as regards harmonised standards for refrigerating, ice-cream and ice makers appliances, laboratory equipment for the heating of materials, automatic and semi-automatic laboratory equipment for analysis and other purposes, electrical equipment with ratings related to electrical supply, etc.

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