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BSMI Adopting New Safety Standard

03 May 2011     Taiwan

BSMI has announced that as of 1 January 2012 Taiwan's electrical safety standard for ITE and multimedia equipment, CNS 14336 (2004), will no longer be considered valid as it adopts a newer version, CNS 14336 (2010).

As of the implementation date, new approval applications to BSMI must demonstrate compliance with the new standard. Test reports to the old standard will no longer be accepted. However, new and extension applications already in process as of the implementation date need not include testing to the new standard.

For products already certified prior to 1 January 2012 for which testing has not been completed to CNS 14336-1 (2010), certificates will remain valid through their expiration date, unless the product is modified. Series models may be added to these certificates if necessary without testing to the new standard.

For products covered under BSMI's DoC regime, compliance with the new standard and new DoCs declaring that compliance must be in place before 1 January 2012. DoCs issued prior to that date that do not declare conformity to the new standard will no longer be valid as of 1 January 2012.

Compliance International's team is ready to help you prepare to comply with the new requirements. Please contact us any time.