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June 2016

Welcome to our June issue of E.A.W. eNewsletter for the Electrical & Electronics, Automotive and Wireless/Smartworld industry.

This month we feature our NRTL Transfer service, available at no cost to electrical and electronics companies who already hold NRTL certification from another certification body. In transferring to Bureau Veritas, you will benefit from our often reduced follow up inspections (typically 2 times per year instead of the usual 4), recognized mark, complementary services such as FCC, TCB, Analytical Testing and global footprint.

In China, our Guangzhou laboratory has recently been accredited by IECEE as a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) to perform safety and performance (E3) tests against IEC standards for household appliance manufacturers in South China.

We are also delighted to announce that 7layers, a Bureau Veritas Group company, is the first, 3rd Party Authorized lab to test and certify according to the LoRa® certification program. Additionally, 7layers becomes a member of the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF),  further enhancing our leading position as testing and certification solutions partner to the IoT connected devices market.

We finally include the update from the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) who updated its 2016 new Brand guidelines in May. As well as the new logo changing its color from deep blue to light blue, the Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready Marks are being phased out. With a rich history in testing and certifying Bluetooth technology enabled products, we can support you in all requirements for successful market access covering performance, regulatory and Bluetooth SIG requirements.

Enjoy reading the E.A.W. eNewsletter, and stay connected with us.

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services     
Global Marketing Team



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Free NRTL Transfer
Companies who already hold NRTL certification from another certification body can transfer to Bureau Veritas' NRTL scheme free of charge and benefit from our reduced follow up inspections (often 2 times per year instead of the usual 4), recognized mark, complementary services such as FCC, TCB, Analytical Testing and global footprint.
>> Global: read more   >> Asia: read more
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LoRa Alliance authorization for 7layers
To further strengthen its position in the IoT connectivity world, 7layers has achieved its status as the first, 3rd party test lab authorized to test and certify according to the LoRa® certification program.
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7layers becomes OCF Member
This Open Connectivity Foundation membership further enhances 7layers' position in the IoT market to provide testing & certification for connected devices and development support for Smart Services providers and their Quality Policies.
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Bluetooth® Updates
Learn more of the latest requirements of Bluetooth technologies and our Bluetooth Retail Solution for your products.
>> read more  |  >> Bureau Veritas BT Retail Solution: read more
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Bureau Veritas Guangzhou obtains CBTL Accreditation 
The IECEE accredited lab provides effective and efficient testing and certification to access safety and performance requirements for a wide range of household appliances.
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E&E Updates
FCC Extends Transition on Period for Accreditation of Laboratories that Perform Equipment Certification Testing
Updated European Directive 2014/30/EU EMC Standards
Russia Drafts Amendment to Technical Regulation on Safety of Low-Voltage Equipment
Colombia Issues Temporary Ban on Certain Laser Pointers
Iceland Amends Act on Safety of Consumer Appliances and Electrical Equipment
Sweden Enacts New Legislation on Electrical Safety
Ecuador Technical Regulation for Pressure Cookers for Domestic Use Amended
Switzerland Publishes Federal Law on Product Safety (PrSG) Technical Standards for Machines
Chile Releases New Draft Protocol for Portable Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers
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Wireless/Smartworld
Indonesia Amends Decree for Imports of Mobile Telephones, Mobile Computers (Handheld), and Tablet Computers
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Sustainability
US Finalizes Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers
US Adopts Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifiers
EU Issues Regulation for Declaration of Conformity of Certain Equipment Charged with HFCs
US Issues Energy Conservation Test Procedures for Portable Air Conditioners
Australia Establishes Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards for Incandescent Lamps
US Finalizes Energy Conservation Procedure for Battery Chargers
EEC Drafts Technical Regulation On Energy Efficiency of Energy-Consuming Devices
Norway Amends Regulation on EcoDesign of Energy Related Products
Chile Establishes Framework for Waste Management and Extended Producer Responsibility
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Seminar: Updated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Technology for Wireless Products
Shenzhen, China
8 July
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CTIA Super Mobility 2016
Las Vegas, USA
7 - 9 September
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Seminar: Statutory Requirements for Electrical & Electronic Products
Ratingen, Germany
22 September
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