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19 January 2018

Taiwan notifies WTO on proposal to require “wind quantity” requirements for Kitchen Ventilators or Exhaust Hoods

On 15 January 2018, the WTO published a Notification containing a proposal to amend the Legal Inspection Requirements for Ventilators or Exhaust Hoods. The aim of this proposal is to set “wind quantity” requirements for […]

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18 January 2018

EU: Call for Evidence on Use of formaldehyde in Mixtures or in Articles by Consumers

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been requested by the EU Commission to prepare an Annex XV restriction dossier (under Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Regulation (EC) 1907/2006) on the use of […]

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17 January 2018

Vietnam publishes list of bodies accredited to perform EMC testing

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has released the list of accredited organizations for the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, inspection and certification of household and similar electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Appliances covered are water […]

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16 January 2018

Saudi Arabia Announces Product Safety Program and Launches Online Certification Tool

Saudi Arabia has launched a product safety program called SALEEM, which aims to provide consumers with high-quality products that are free of flaws. SALEEM determines that a sound product shall be free of flaws that […]

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11 January 2018

New Zealand Notifies WTO on Equipment Energy Efficiency Decision

In January 2018, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) published Notifications relating to proposed changes to existing regulatory requirements which can be found in the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Decision Regulation Impact Statement. These Notifications impact […]

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10 January 2018

China Publishes Notice on Implementation of Top Runner Program on Energy Efficiency

China recently published a Notice on the revision of three texts for the implementation of energy efficiency requirements for the following products: household refrigerators variable speed room air conditioners flat panel televisions Furthermore, the Notice […]

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