The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), c/o its standardization organization GSO, has from 1 June introduced a common Technical Regulation for low voltage electrical products. It will initially be on trial basis for about one year. The Regulation, which corresponds to the already effective regulation for toys, is largely based on the concepts of the European ‘New Approach’ and ‘Global Approach’.
EN 60601-1:2006/A1: 2013 (also known as Edition 3.1) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on May 16, 2014, making it a harmonized standard under MDD 93/42/EEC (2014/C 149/02). The cessation of the presumption of conformity for EN 60601-1: 2006 (3rd Edition without A1) has been confirmed as December 31, 2017.
Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) just issued Notice No. 2015-276 on July 22, 2015 announcing modification to Electrical Appliances Safety Control Regulation that will be effective starting August 1st, 2015.