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July 7, 2020
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Turkey introduced a new regulation on product safety
May 21, 2020
The Ministry of Commerce in Turkey introduced the new product safety regulation which covering all products intended to be placed on the market, offered or put into service. The law introduces obligations and provides notice and take-down/access ban procedures regarding sales and promotion of products that do not comply with product safety requirements for Turkey type approval.
The obligations of certain commercial operators as per the product safety for Turkey type approval Law are designated as follows:
|Action to take||Manufacturers||Importers||Authorized Representatives||Distributors|
|Keep the copies of the documents which show the compliance of the products at least for ten (10) years||√||√||√|
|Enforce the instructions of the authorities for product safety and conduct official registrations, if required.||√||√||√|
|Present products which comply with technical regulations or general product security legislation indicated under the Product Safety Law||√||√|
|Take required measures for potential risks and inform end-users to prevent the risks||√||√|
|Ensure that the information provided with the products is in the Turkish language||√||√|
|Test and examine the product risks with samples||√||√|
|Cease the presentation of the products from the market or recall if the products are not compliant||√||√|
|Enforce the instructions of the authorities for product safety and conduct official registrations, if required||√||√|
|Provide technical file, conduct compliance examination, if required, and compliance symbols, statements, and documents||√|
|Provide information on model, party, a serial number of the product and information on its trade name, trademark, and address in the documents presented with the product||√|
|Ensure that the product is presented with the required compliance symbols and documents, and the manufacturer fulfilled its obligations regarding the information to be provided with the product||√|
|Provide its information including trade name, trademark and address in the documents presented with the product||√|
|Refrain from presenting the product if the importer is aware or should become aware that the product is not compliant, and inform the manufacturer and authorized institution if the product is risky||√|
|Ensure that the product carries the compliance symbol(s), has the documents indicating its compliance, instructions, and safety rules are added to the product in Turkish; ensure that the manufacturers and importers comply with their obligations regarding providing necessary information on products, prevent lack of visibility of mandatory information regarding product safety on the products||√|
|Refrain from keeping products in the market, where it knows or should now that the product is not compliant and immediately inform the importer or manufacturer and authorized institution in all incidents where the product incurs a risk||√|
|Ensure that the storage and transportation of the product is compliant with general product safety legislation and technical regulations when the product is its responsibility||√|
|Confirm that the manufacturer or importer takes necessary measures to render the product compliant, cease the presentation of the product from the market or recall the product when it learns or should know that the product it keeps in the market is not compliant, and immediately inform the manufacturer or importer and the authorized institution regarding risks on especially health and security, as well as necessary precautions and their consequences||√|
|Cooperate with the commercial operator in actions taken to cease the risks on the products it keeps on the market, provides all necessary information and documents showing the compliance of products to the authorized institution, and immediately comply with the authorized institution’s instructions||√|
If the manufacturer, authorized representative or importer of a product cannot be identified, the distributor which is notified by authorities and/or aggrieved party does not provide information of the manufacturer, authorized institution, importer or previous commercial operator of a product within ten (10) business days, will be deemed a manufacturer under the Product Safety Law, and be liable as a manufacturer from compensation due to any possible damages.
The Product Safety Law allows access to ban measures implemented by the authorized institution without requiring a court order, as well as providing samples to the anonymous supervisors of non-compliant products.
The Law will become effective a year after its publication (March 12, 2021) abrogating the Law No. 4703 on Preparation and Application of Technical Legislation on Products, which is currently regulating the product safety and technical requirements for Turkey type approval.
Potential re-allocation of the 850/900 MHz band
May 21, 2020
In December 2019, Reconfiguring the 900 MHz band/Allocating the 850 MHz expansion band decision paper had released, which followed consultation with industry and the public in April 2019.
ACMA is seeking submissions on the terms of the draft recommendation we propose to make. and welcome further comments on other matters relevant to a potential allocation process, including lot configuration, licence term and allocation methodology.
View the written notice and the Draft re-allocation recommendation for the 850/900 MHz band consultation paper to review the proposed terms of our recommendation to the Minister.
South Africa amends the EMC standards for multimedia equipment
May 21, 2020
The amendment of ICASA certification inserted Annexure A which replaces the Multimedia Equipment EMC Standards SANS 222 (CISPR 22) and SANS 224 (CISPR 24) into SANS 2332 (CISPR 32) and SANS 2335 (CISPR 35) respectively. The new standards will take effect on December 31, 2020.
Thailand NBTC (Wireless) Criteria of using frequency and radio communication equipment
May 21, 2020
Thailand NBTC type approval had released following notification on 26 December 2019: Criteria of using frequency and radiocommunication equipment that is authorized to use in general Mandate date: 27 December 2019.
This notification is to summarize from previous multiple NBTC type approval notification into one notification. There is no significant change in frequency allocation or practice.
The previous Sdoc/certificate issued before 27 December 2019, they are still valid without any required of re-submission.
MiC Vietnam Changes in the certification procedure
May 21, 2020
Summary of Circular 10/2020/TT-BTTTT:
1. MiC Vietnam approval shall grant a type approval certificate for oversea manufacturers directly. ( previously only can be hold by local Importer, now by oversea manufacturer hold the cert they can authorize multiple importers)
2. Oversea manufacturers are allowed to sign a self-assessment declaration of conformity which is needed for the “Product Quality Inspection Registration” (PQIR)process which is a part of the customs clearance process. In such case, Self-assessment DoC must be based on the test report which oversea manufacturer is “test applicant” (test report holder).
3. In order to use “Type Approval certificate” and “Self-assessment DoC” granted under name of oversea manufacturer(s), local importer shall need to submit a “notification on list of product models and importers allowed” to VNTA during PQIR process.
4. Conformity certification organizations can be VNTA or any other certification bodies which are designated by MIC Vietnam for certification activities.
5. New certification systems (methods) has been officially introduced, which now includes three methods: ( previously only Type approval system Which is type 1B , now they only accept as below)
- Certification system 1: Certification based on typical sample testing, applicable for products manufactured by ISO 9001 certified factory(ies). Certificate granted under this system shall be valid for maximum 03 years.
- Certification system 5: Certification based on typical sample testing combined with factory inspection applicable for products manufactured by a factory that has not obtain ISO 9001 certificate yet. Certificate granted under this system shall be valid for a maximum 03 years but factory audit shall be required anually to maintain certificate validity.
- Certification system 7: Consignment approval (per-lot approval), applicable when system 1 or system 5 are not applicable. Certificate granted under this system shall be valid for a single import lot / consigment only.
6. Type Approval Certificate or Letter of Acceptance of Declaration of Conformity granted before the enforcement date of this circular shall keep its validity.
Withdrawal of the UK and EU rulead in the field of chemicals regulation under Reach
May 21, 2020
Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’ following Brexit. The Withdrawal Agreement2
provides for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020.3 Until that date, EU law in its entirety applies to and in the United Kingdom.
During the transition period of Brexit, the EU and the United Kingdom will negotiate an agreement on a new partnership, providing notably for a free trade area. However, it is not certain whether such an agreement will enter into force at the end of the transition period. In any event, such an agreement would create a relationship which in terms of market access conditions will be very different from the United Kingdom’s participation in the internal market, in the EU Customs Union, and in the VAT and excise duty area.
As of the end of the transition period, Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and establishing a European Chemicals Agency no longer applies in the United Kingdom. This has in particular the following consequences for example.
Registrations held by a registrant (manufacturer/producer, importer or Only Representative) established in the United Kingdom According to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, as a general rule, substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles manufactured or placed on the EU market in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year have to be registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
As of the end of the transition period, a registration held by a registrant (manufacturer/producer, importer or Only Representative) established in the UK is no longer valid in the EU.
Manufacturers/formulators/producers established in the United Kingdom should:
-Transfer the registration to a manufacturer or importer in the EU; or
-Appoint an Only Representative in the EU as a registrant for the substance.
You can see the full documnet here.
USA has published FCC 19-126 for RF exposure
May 21, 2020
Main points which published by FCC certificate are as follows:
- The amended rules are intended to provide more efficient, practical, and consistent RF exposure evaluation procedures and mitigation measures to help ensure compliance with the existing RF exposure limits.
- The amended rules replace the various inconsistent service-specific criteria for exempting parties from performing an evaluation to demonstrate compliance with the RF exposure limits with new, streamlined criteria.
- The amended rules allow the use of any valid computational method to determine potential RF exposure levels, remove the minimum evaluation distance requirement for frequencies above 6 GHz, and establish post-evaluation RF exposure mitigation procedures.The effective date is June 1, 2020.
ANATEL Resolution nº 726 (2020) become in force after Sep 1st
May 21, 2020
ANATEL type approval released new Resolution 726 (May 5th 2020). This resolution will become in force after Sep 1st and it replaces the restricted bands defined in the Table I of Res. 680/2017. The main change is related to the WI-FI 6E frequency range (5.9 GHz to 7.1 GHz) forbidden in Brazil before.
Also, this new resolution of ANATEL type approval allows using the range of 5.850–5.925 GHz for 802.11p (V2X), 57 to 71 GHz for 802.11ad and 76 to 81 GHz for radar systems.
Mexico make changes in regulations for telecommunications products
April 30, 2020
Some main points:
- The holders of the conformity certificates (CoC) must also obtain the corresponding IFT approval certificate, in case they don’t, both certificates will be canceled.
- The non-transferability of the conformity certificate, testing or inspection report is established, so they will only be valid with respect to its holder. This implies that certificates used by third parties can no longer be used to demonstrate compliance in customs and each importer must obtain their own IFT certificate and their respective CoC
- The use of digital media for communication between the conformity assessment bodies, the IFT and those interested in obtaining a certificate of conformity, testing or inspection report is established. That, is, requests will now be made through digital means for communication between conformity assessment bodies, the Institute and those interested in obtaining a certificate of conformity, inspection opinion and / or test report.
- Four certification schemes are established according to the needs identified in the matter of the present ordinance:
1) Sample by the model of products for a single batch.
2) Sample by product model and surveillance for more than one batch.
3) Sample by the family of product and surveillance models and.
4) Sample by telecommunications device or broadcasting and surveillance.
About Technical Provision IFT-012-2019: Technical specifications for compliance with the maximum limits for non-ionizing radioelectric emissions of products, equipment, devices or appliances intended for telecommunications that can be connected to a telecommunications network and / or make use of the radio spectrum. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).
This Technical Provision has been published in the Mexico Official Gazette on February 26th, and it will take effect in 365 days.
The provision will apply to:
Products, equipment, devices or apparatus that have a radio frequency transmitter or transceiver, make use of the radio spectrum or are connected to a telecommunications network in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz and that are used:
- Close to the head, particularly close to the ear, in the frequency range 300 MHz to 6 GHz, and / or
- At a distance less than or equal to 200 mm from the human body, in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz.
Regarding the new official Mexican standards NOM-221-SCFI-2017 (IFT-011-2017, Part 1) and NOM-221/2-SCFI-2018 (IFT-011-2017, Part 2):
NOM certification -221-SCFI-2017 (IFT-011-2017, Part 1): Specifications of mobile terminal equipment that can make use of the radioelectric spectrum or be connected to telecommunications networks. Part 1. Equipment manufacturing identity code (IMEI) and frequency-modulated (FM) sound broadcasting receiver functionality.
NOM certification -221/2-SCFI-2018 (IFT-011-2017, Part 2): Technical specifications of mobile terminal equipment that can make use of the radioelectric spectrum or be connected to telecommunications networks. Part 2. Mobile terminal equipment operating in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 1700 MHz / 2100 MHz and / or 2500 MHz bands.
In essence, the certification process is the same.
The same Mexican Official Standard includes the conformity assessment procedure that considers the following certification schemes:
- Certification scheme with monitoring (surveillance) of electronic equipment or system at point of sale (marketing) or factory or warehouse.
- Certification scheme with monitoring of the electronic equipment and/or system at the point of sale (commercialization) or factory or warehouse and the traceability system.
- Certification scheme based on the quality control system of the production lines.