Nemko News in Brief for Aug 2022                        Back

Dear Reader,


Hope you have been enjoying the summertime!                              August is still summer vacation time in several parts of the world, while global news headlines have largely concerned the following:


  • Overwhelming flooding catastrophe in Pakistan killing >1000 people and affecting >30 millions.
  • Still unpredictable war-situation in Ukraine.
  • Europe's largest nuclear plant, in Zaporizhzhia Ukraine, is under threat.
  • Agreement between Russia and Ukraine about grain shipment seems so far successful.
  • Dryness in several European countries causing failing crops and major waterway problems.
  • Increased tension between China and USA regarding Taiwan.
  • The NASA in USA planning new manned moon mission.
  • Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who oversaw end of the Cold War, dead at 91.

The issue of this newsletter for August covers the following topics:

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Trond Sollie

Editor- News in Brief



CCC mark


Update on Chinese certification for IT/AV equipment 

The China Compulsory Certification mark, CCC, is a compulsory safety mark for many types of products marketed in China, including IT-, Audio/Video- and Communication equipment.

During the past 10 years, the two Chinese national (‘Guo Biao’) standards GB4943.1-2011 and GB8898-2011 have been defining technical safety requirements for such products. 


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Some UK market access news

- Update on the UKCA marking/label

The UK government has announced a range of simplifications for businesses to apply new product conformity markings for most products placed on the UK market, i.e. England, Scotland and Wales.
The ‘UK Conformity Assessed’ (UKCA) marking is a mandatory mark on certain products, to indicate that they conform to the UK legislation.

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Small Flag of South Korea on a Map Background with Selective Focus.


Tightened energy efficiency program for monitors in South Korea

Earlier this year, the South Korean Energy authority KEA (Korea Energy Agency) announced that monitors will be transferred from the e-Standby Program to MEPS (Mandatory Energy Label & Standard Program) scope from 1 May 2023.

For monitors that already are reported/registered in the e-Standby database, KEA plans to conduct automatic transfer without re-test and without the need for additional declaration to KEA.

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China IEC building



Standardization conference in China about carbon neutrality

On 20-21 August, an International Standardization Conference was held in Nanjing, China and called for actions to use international standards to help achieve carbon neutrality goal.


This is the first international conference to discuss the role of
standards in supporting carbon neutrality.


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Nemko India Independence Day Celebration-1


Celebration of India's 75th Independence Day  

Nemko India did on 15 August celebrate India's 75th Independence Day. To convey the sense of independence, the office was decorated with flags and balloons and a duly decorated cake was served. It was in 1947 on August 15, at midnight, that India gained independence from the British. The country then became, and still is, the biggest democracy in the world. So, this day is the most significant day in the modern history of India.

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20-22 September - The IEEE/PSES symposium in San Diego, CA, USA

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Hopefully, you are finding these topics to be of interest.

 Best regards,

 Trond Sollie


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