The new requirements as published by the US Dept of Energy (DOE), apply to direct operation external power supplies (EPS).
These federal US requirements are predicted to save almost 50 million tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years, (which corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of 6-7 million
As announced earlier, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), c/o its standardization organization GSO, has introduced a common Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) for low voltage electrical products to be marketed in the seven GSO member states, i.e. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.
The regulation, which is similar to the European Directives for the safety and electromagnetic compatibility of low voltage electrical/electronic products, will initially be on trial basis for about one year and be mandatory from 1 July 2016.
At present, it seems to be some uncertainty about current EMC testing requirements for electrical/electronic products in South Africa. Until recently, the products have been subject to testing/approval of both electrical safety and EMC. During the past months, it has apparently been discussions about respective scope of roles etc. between the various governmental bodies involved, i.e. DTI (Department of Trade & Industry), NRCS (National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications), SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) and ICASA (Independent Communication Authority of South Africa).
Earlier this year, the National People’s Congress (NPC) released a draft on the Cyber Security Law of the P.R.China, which has since been posted on the official NPC website for soliciting public comments.