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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New Product Safety Law in Turkey

In March 2021, the new Turkish Product Safety Law will come into force.

The new Turkish Product Safety and Technical Regulations Law No. 7223, which was published in the Official Gazette in March 2020, will come into force on 12 March 2021.  The aim of the law is to further harmonize the Turkish product safety system with the EU legislation and to ensure that all products are supplied to the market in accordance with the safety and technical legislation.

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New Regulation on Radio Equipment in Turkey

On the 5 November 2020, the new Regulation on Radio Equipment numbered 2014/53/AB entered into force

Regulation on Radio Equipment 2014/53/AB was announced by the Turkish Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICTA”) in its Decision No: 2020/DK-TED/281.  It establishes general requirements for the conformity of radio equipment in Turkey.  The Regulation is, in principle, based on the EU RED Directive.

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New Philippine energy labeling program

Philippines published draft implementing guidelines of the Philippine energy labeling program for several product categories

The guidelines provide the Particular Product Requirements (PPR) for the information and guidance of all concerned and for compliance by all manufacturers, importers, distributors, dealers and other key stakeholders for air conditioners, refrigerating appliances, televisions and lighting.

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Changes to the Mexican standard for emissions and OBD

Transition periods for certain emissions in the Mexican standard NOM-044-SEMARNAT-2017 were updated

The standard NOM-044-SEMARNAT-2017 establishes the maximum permissible emission limits for carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane hydrocarbons, non-methane hydrocarbons plus nitrogen oxides, particulates and ammonia, from the exhaust of new engines that use diesel as fuel and that will be used for propulsion of motor vehicles with gross vehicle weight greater than 3,857 kilograms.

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Reminder: ECall system in UAE from 2021

New vehicle models produced in 2021 and sold in the United Arab Emirates must have an E-Call system according to the UAE.S 5019:2018 standard

As we wrote a couple of months ago in our Insight, the eCall (emergency call) system will become mandatory in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.

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New RoHS regulation in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia published a draft Technical regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances which can be seen as an equivalent to the European RoHS

The Technical regulation published by the Saudi Arabia Standards Organization (SASO) affects electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of several hazardous substances.  It specifies among other things supplier obligations, labelling requirements, conformity assessment procedures, responsibilities of regulatory and market supervisory authorities as well as violations and penalties.

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New standards related to vehicles adopted in Nigeria

Nigeria plans to adopt 10 new standards related to road vehicles and their examination

Recently, Nigeria informed other WTO members that it wants to adopt several standards for road vehicles and their examination.

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Amendment of Chilean regulation for electric vehicles

Chile is considering amendments to its regulation establishing technical requirements for electric vehicles.

Chile plans to modify the Decree No. 145 of 2017, of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications which establishes technical, construction and safety requirements for electric vehicles (Decreto N° 145 de 2017 del Ministerio de Transportes y Telecomunicaciones, que “Establece requisitos técnicos, constructivos y de seguridad para vehículos eléctricos”).

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New requirements on the repairability index

France announced a new draft Decree relating to the repairability index of electrical and electronic equipment

Recently, the French government published a draft Decree relating to the repairability index of electrical and electronic equipment (Décret relatif à l’indice de réparabilité des équipements électriques et électroniques).  The decree defines the terms of application of article L 541-9-2 of the Environment code which provides for the implementation of a repairability index for certain categories of electrical and electronic equipment.

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New Australian Design Rule on Vehicle Marking

Australia updated its Design Rule on Vehicle Marking

In preparation for the implementation of the new Australian Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018, the Australian Government published a new version of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 61 on vehicle marking. The new, third version of the ADR (ADR 61/03) cancels the requirement to fit vehicles with an identification plate/compliance plate and replaces it with a requirement for vehicles to be fitted with a “secure vehicle identification marking.”

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New regulation for vehicle gas systems in Mexico

Mexico published a draft regulation for natural gas systems used in vehicles

Mexico notified the publication of draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-234-SCFI-2019, “Vehicle natural gas. Minimum safety requirements for vehicle systems”, which cancels the standard NOM-011-SECRE-2000.

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Vehicle type approval in UK after Brexit

Finally, there is a little more clarity on the vehicle type approval provisions in UK after Brexit

The British Department of Transport issued guidelines on the GB vehicle type approvals and the acceptance of EU vehicle type approval and UNECE regulations in the United Kingdom after the Brexit.

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New draft standards for vehicles in China

China published for comments several new draft standards for road vehicles

China recently published four new draft standards for road vehicles. They are open for comments until 5 January 2021.

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New database for Substances of Concern launched by ECHA

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a new database for information on Substances of Concern

The database called SCIP is destined for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD).  The aim is to make recycling of products safer and improve information about dangerous chemicals in products.

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EU public consultation on Euro 7 closes soon

Only a couple days are left until the European Commission’s public consultation on the Euro 7 emission standard closes

The public consultation on a possible review of the current Euro 6/VI emission standards which started on the 6 July 2020 is coming to an end.  Stakeholders can submit their views only until 9 November 2020.

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