Global Market Access: Hong Kong

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 220V (Single Phase); 380V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 50Hz
​Manual Language English/Traditional Chinese
​Plug Type G/D

Hong Kong Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

Electrical Safety

REGULATORY AGENCY

Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

REGULATIONS

  • All electrical products within the scope of control of the Electrical Products (Safety) Regulation (EPSR) are required to comply with the applicable requirements.
  • Prescribed products require certification under an approval regime requiring type testing.
  • Non-prescribed products require supplier declarations while certification is also an option.
  • Compliance with IEC standards.

GUIDELINES

  • A local representative is required.

Certification procedure:

  • Testing to applicable standards should be performed by a recognised CB or recognised manufacturers.
  • Certificates are issued by a recognised CB, or DoC is issued by recognised manufacturers*.

Supplier declaration procedure:

  • Manufacturers take responsibility and hold relevant compliance documents for subsequent audits.
  • Manufacturers are required to keep test reports for possible request of files.
* Recognised manufacturers are manufacturers who are recognised by EMSD as qualified to issue certificates of safety compliance for the products manufactured by them.

Applicable Product Categories

Prescribed products include:

  • Adaptors
  • Flexible cords
  • Plugs
  • Extension units
  • Lampholders
  • Unvented thermal storage type electric water heaters

Non-prescribed products include all other electrical products.
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners is a recognised CB able to perform testing and issue certificates to manufacturers.

EMC

REGULATORY AGENCY

Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

REGULATIONS

  • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

GUIDELINES

  • A local representative is required.

Certification procedure:

  • Testing to applicable standards should be performed by a recognised CB or recognised manufacturers.
  • Certificates are issued by a recognised CB, or DoC is issued by recognised manufacturers*.

Supplier declaration procedure:

  • Manufacturers take responsibility and hold relevant compliance documents for subsequent audits.
  • Manufacturers are required to keep test reports for possible request of files.
* Recognised manufacturers are manufacturers who are recognised by EMSD as qualified to issue certificates of safety compliance for the products manufactured by them.

Applicable Product Categories

Prescribed products include:

  • Adaptors
  • Flexible cords
  • Plugs
  • Extension units
  • Lampholders
  • Unvented thermal storage type electric water heaters

Non-prescribed products include all other electrical products.
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners is a recognised CB able to perform testing and issue certificates to manufacturers.

Telecom & Wireless

REGULATORY AGENCY

Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

REGULATIONS

  • The Hong Kong Telecommunications Equipment Evaluation and Certification (HKTEC) Scheme divides certification requirements into the Voluntary Certification Scheme* (VCS) and the Compulsory Certification Scheme (CCS).
  • Products must be marked with CA label.
  • Testing must be performed by Recognised Testing Agencies (RTA) and certification issued by a recognised CB.

EMC

  • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

GUIDELINES

  • Equipment classified under VCS need not be certified while those classified under CCS require CB certification.
  • Under the HKTEC Scheme, manufacturers may affix, on a voluntary basis, a label prescribed by OFTA to VCS or CCS certified equipment.

Applicable Product Categories

VCS and CCS classification of telecom equipment may be found at www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/common/Industry/telecom/standard/i412e.pdf and www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/common/Industry/telecom/standard/i416e.pdf
VCS and CCS classification of wireless equipment type may be found at www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/common/Industry/telecom/standard/i401e.pdf
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners is also able to perform testing to EN standards which can be used for wireless certification.

* Although certification of equipment under this VCS is voluntary, equipment must comply with the relevant specifications.

Energy Efficiency

REGULATORY AGENCY

Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)

REGULATIONS

Energy efficiency:

  • The initial phase of MEELS covers three types of products, namely room air conditioners, refrigerating appliances and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and has been fully implemented since 9 November 2009. The second phase of MEELS extends the coverage to two more electrical appliances, namely washing machines and dehumidifiers, and has been fully implemented since 19 September 2011. All these prescribed products for supply in Hong Kong are required to be listed models with reference numbers and bear energy labels.
  • Manufacturers of other products are also encouraged to participate in the voluntary EELS.

GUIDELINES

  • Manufacturers are required to submit product information and test reports to EMSD.
  • If accepted, a reference number will be assigned to the product model which will then be included in the EMSD record.

Applicable Product Categories

Product categories under the mandatory EELS include:
1st Phase

  • Air conditioners
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • Refrigerating appliances

2nd Phase

  • Dehumidifiers
  • Washing machines

To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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