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BSMI to Require Approval of Telecom/Networking Equipment

04 May 2011     Taiwan

As of 1 January 2012 equipment such as servers, routers and switches must be BSMI approved.

On 21 April 2011 BSMI released a public notice detailing certification requirements for certain equipment types that BSMI had not previously regulated. The notice applies to two equipment categories:


Servers (CCC code 8471.

  • Conformity assessment must be completed via either the batch inspection or the Registration of Product Certification scheme.
  • Products must conform to CNS 13438 (2006) and CNS14336-1 (2010).


Routers, Bridges, Switches, Hubs (CCC code 8517.

  • Conformity assessment may be completed via BSMI's DoC procedure.
  • Products must conform to CNS 13438 (2006) and CNS14336-1 (2010).


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