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April 2016

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

In our latest issue, we are delighted to announce that in America, ASTM and AATCC have appointed Dr. Sandeep Khatua, the Director of Technical Services of Bureau Veritas, to chair their New Wearable / Smart Textiles Committees. Additionally, our HsinChu laboratory in Taiwan received a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

In Korea, 7layers earned the PTCRB Award 2016, demonstrating our value as a trusted partner. Furthermore, our laboratory in ShenZhen has been accredited by China Telecommunications Corporation as its first authorized laboratory in South China to cover all LTE related tests and certification requirements.  Additionally, find out how 7layers extends its InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC to cover new “REFRESH” test cases of the latest GCF conformance criteria.

Finally, we also feature our new video explaining how we support companies involved in the Internet of Things with our Smart Solutions for a Smartworld.

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

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services     
Global Marketing Team


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Bureau Veritas Smartworld Solutions Video
Watch this video to learn how our Solutions can support you to meet the TIC challenges associated with both product and information requirements that Internet of Things has brought forth.
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7layers Korea earns PTCRB Award 2016
Award based on the large number of PTCRB certifications combined with an extremely low level of certification issues. 7layers group now has the most PTCRB awards globally.
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Bureau Veritas 7layers becomes the first authorized laboratory of China Telecom in South China
Our laboratory in Shenzhen offers wireless product testing and certification including a comprehensive range of LTE testing solutions.
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Bureau Veritas receives LEED Gold Certification in Taiwan
Our HsinChu laboratory achieves full marks in terms of water use reduction, new energy-efficient server designs, efficient lighting, controls and HVAC System under the Gold rating.
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ASTM and AATCC selected Dr. Sandeep Khatua from Bureau Veritas to chair New Wearable/Smart Textiles Committees
Dr. Khatua is the Director of Technical Services - Softlines with extensive experience in the field of Consumer Product Testing, quality assurance and process improvement for apparel, home goods and accessories including footwear.
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GCF REFRESH enhancements on 7layers' InterLab TS DEVICE/UICC 
7layers' InterLab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC covers new "REFRESH" test cases according to the latest GCF Work Item #230.
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CE Marking - Important Updates
The new EMC Directive: 2014/30/EU   >> read more
The new RED Directive: 2014/53/EU   >> read more
The new ATEX Directive: 2014/34/EU   >> read more
The new Low Voltage Directive: 2014/35/EU   >> read more
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E&E Updates
New York (US) Proposes Bill for Labeling of Lithium Batteries
Updated European Directive 2006/95/EC LVD Standards
Brazil Approves Improvement of Conformity Assessment Requirements for Wires, Cables and Flexible Electrical Cords
Albania Finalizes Regulation Certain Electrical Equipment and Determines List of Harmonized Standards
Bulgaria Amends Legislation to Adopt Eight Ordinances
Taiwan Amends Requirements for Water Dispensers Subject to Legal Inspection
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Wireless/Smartworld
Malaysia Draft Legislation Specification for Land Mobile Radio Equipment
Switzerland Drafts Ordinance on Telecommunications Installations and Radio Interface Regulations
New Bluetooth Logo Update
Technical regulations Conformity Certification in Japan
New Regulatory Requirements in Namibia for Radio/Wireless Products
Norway Finalizes Legislation for Electronic Communications and Radio Equipment
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Sustainability
US Determines Portable Air Conditioners are Covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act
India Proposes E-Waste Management Rules
China Releases Information Related to Extended Producer Reponsibilities and Energy Labeling
Sweden Publishes Regulations on EcoDesign
Norway Repeals Regulation on Energy Labeling of Ovens
Chile Proposal on Framework for Waste Management and Extended Producer Responsibility Shows Movement
Japan Amends Energy Consumption Performance of Air Conditioners
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Iqnite 2016
Düsseldorf, Germany
28 April
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Internet of Things World
Silicon Valley, USA
10 - 12 May
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Automotive Testing Expo 2016
Stuttgart, Germany
31 May - 2 June
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Computex Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan
31 May - 4 June
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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
Guangzhou, China
9 - 12 June
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Seminar: Electrical Products & Products with Radio Components
Ratingen, Germany
22 June
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Seminar: Statutory Requirements for Electrical & Electronic Products
Ratingen, Germany
23 June
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Intersolar Europe 2016
Munich, Germany
22 - 24 June
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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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