On August 18, 2023, the "EU Battery and Waste Battery Regulations" officially came into effect simultaneously in all member states. The regulations aimed at guiding the battery industry towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable direction. The new battery regulations impose mandatory requirements for all types of batteries (except those used for military and aerospace purposes) placed on the EU market. It also entails a series of corporate obligations and requires companies to affix the CE mark through compliance assessment procedures.
EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a Type III environmental declaration that complies with ISO 14025 standards. It is based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of a product or service, quantitatively presenting its environmental impact. It serves as a voluntary declaration of the product's environmental impact throughout its life cycle. The international EPD system originated in Sweden and is operated by EPD International AB. Based on internationally standardized regulations, EPD is a globally recognized, quantifiably comparable, trustworthy, and verifiable technical document providing environmental performance data to various stakeholders. The EPD system is currently the most widely used environmental declaration worldwide, encompassing nearly all products and services.
On September 13, in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standards Act (11 of 2016), the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in India has made a significant decision that it will enforce stringent quality regulations on various goods. This announcement will be published in the Gazette of India within four months after the conclusion of the TBT consultation process.
Recently, India has made a significant decision that it will enforce stringent quality control order on Polypropylene (PP) materials for moulding and extrusion as well as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) homopolymers. In accordance with the latest quality control order, PP and PVC should be included in the BIS mandatory certification list, to ensure that domestically produced and imported PP and PVC products meet stringent requirements and to offer consumers safer and more reliable products.
In 2012, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) of India and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) launched the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), which requires manufacturers of electronic and IT products to submit registration application to BIS before placing their products on the Indian market. After obtaining registration approval, BIS allows manufacturers to declare that their products comply with Indian standards. CRS registration does not require factory audit, but only needs to submit a self-conformity declaration and a product test report.
The full name of Indian ISI certification is Indian Standards Institution, which is the most stringent type of BIS certification, including factory audits and product testing. ISI certification has a mandatory product catalogue covering building materials, chemicals, household appliances, medical equipment, vehicle parts, food, etc. Products listed in the ISI mandatory catalogue must obtain a license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) before they can be placed on the Indian market. The initial ISI certification is valid for 1 year, and the renewal can be extended to 1-5 years.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is an Indian national standards and certification authority established under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (The BIS Act, 2016). Its main tasks are to formulate and implement national standards, implement conformity assessment systems, and manage BIS certification. Product certification in India basically implements the principle of voluntary certification, but considering factors such as public health and safety and mass consumption, the Indian government implements compulsory certification for specific products by issuing instant decrees. All products listed in compulsory certification must obtain product certification according to Indian product standards before they can enter the market.
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The full name of the KC certification mark is "Korea Certification Mark", also known as the national unified certification mark of South Korea. It is a certification system implemented in accordance with South Korea's "Electrical Appliances and Household Appliances Safety Management Law", and the products involve electrical appliances, daily necessities and other products. In 2017, South Korea's KC certification ushered in a new system.