Trinidad & Tobago: Validity of certificates is limited to 5 years

Trinidad & Tobago: Validity of certificates is limited to 5 years (also certificates already issued without indication of validity)


From 1st of December 2023, the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago issues device certifications with a limited validity of 5 years. Previously issued certificates without a validity date lose their validity after 5 years from the date of issue.
The following cases must be taken into account by manufacturers:
1. Certificates without any indication of validity, the date of issue of which was more than 5 years ago, must be reissued.
2. Certificates without any indication of validity, whose date of issue has not yet exceeded 5 years, remain valid until the 5th year from the date of issue.

Bureau Veritas receives accreditation for cybersecurity from DAkkS!

Bureau Veritas receives accreditation for cybersecurity from DAkkS!
The Bureau Veritas cybersecurity team celebrates this important achievement and milestone.
The cybersecurity team around Michael Beine worked over a year to fulfil the requirements according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018. As a result, Bureau Veritas has demonstrated its competencies based on the ETSI standard EN 303 645 and the TS 103 701 methodology.
This means that Bureau Veritas can now offer cybersecurity services, in particular with regard to Article 3.3 d/e/f of the Radio Equipment Directive.

 

Bureau Veritas grants IEC 62443 certification

Bureau Veritas grants IEC 62443 certification

Bureau Veritas grants IEC 62443 certification to Prognost and Burckhardt Compression and celebrates the handover. The IEC 62443 cybersecurity certification is an important achievement and milestone. This certification, which is considered the prevailing international security standard for industrial control systems, underlines the growing need for reliable security measures in the field of factory automation and data connectivity.

Want to learn more? Get in touch with us: Contact – 7layers

The UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act

The UK Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Act

The UK’s consumer connectable product security regime will come into effect on 29 April 2024. Businesses involved in the supply chains of these products will need to be compliant with this legislative framework from that date.

The regime comprises two pieces of legislation:

  • Part 1 of the Bill : The Product Security measures
  • Part 2 of the Bill : The Telecommunications Infrastructure measures

The Product Security measures (Part 1 of the Bill) will apply to manufacturers, importers, and distributors in the supply chain for consumer connectable products.

Considered Requirements:

The UK Government published the regulations that will enact the UK Product Security and Telecoms Infrastructure (PSTI) Act 2022 which aims to pave the way for new security requirements on ‘consumer connectable products’ to better protect UK home devices from hackers.

Under draft regulations that have been laid before the UK Parliament, the following minimum security standards must be met before consumer devices can be sold in the UK:

  • Universal default and easily guessable default passwords cannot be used on consumer connectable products.
  • Manufacturers must publish information on how long products will receive security updates for. This will include making customers aware of a product’s security update support period before allowing product purchases on the manufacturer’s website.
  • Manufacturers must publish contact information to allow vulnerabilities relating to their devices to be reported.
  • Manufacturers must declare that they are compliant through a ‘Statement of Compliance’. The regulations state that adherence to industry standards ETSI EN 303 645 and/or ISO/IEC 29147 can be used as evidence of compliance.
  • Manufacturers, importers, and distributors of the consumer connected devices will not be able to sell products in the UK if they are not accompanied by a Statement of Compliance.

BV Services: Awareness & Preparation and provide a 3rd Party Assessment for UK,PSTI

Contact us for more information!

United Kingdom: UKCA marking and UK approval process – indefinite CE mark recognition beyond 2024 deadline

UKCA marking and UK approval process – indefinite CE mark recognition beyond 2024 deadline

As follow-up on our NEWS from 29th November 2022, we want to inform as follow:

The UK Department of Business and Trade (DBT) announced its intention on 1st August 2023, to extend the use of CE marking indefinitely and announced the indefinite recognition of CE marking beyond the previously stated deadline of 2024.
This extension is intended to give companies flexibility and the choice to use either the UKCA or CE approach to market products in the UK. This update applies to the 18 regulations under the Department of Business and Trade (DBT). These are:

  • toys
  • pyrotechnics
  • recreational craft and personal watercraft
  • simple pressure vessels
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • non-automatic weighing instruments
  • measuring instruments
  • measuring container bottles
  • lifts
  • equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • radio equipment
  • pressure equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • gas appliances
  • machinery
  • equipment for use outdoors
  • aerosols
  • low voltage electrical equipment

Web:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-announces-extension-of-ce-mark-recognition-for-businesses

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-ukca-marking

Wi-Fi 6E in Europe

Bureau Veritas CPS Technology is proud to announce that after successful DAkkS audit and issuance of our new accreditation certificate, we are now able to offer complete accredited testing services according to the new standard ETSI EN 303 687 V1.0.0. This standard is the harmonized standard for Wi-Fi 6E, which is allowed to operate in the frequency range 5945 MHz – 6425 MHz in the European Union.
In the United States of America and Canada, the frequency range 5925 MHz – 7125 MHz is already approved for Wi-Fi 6E. Bureau Veritas CPS Technology is accredited by the FCC for the applicable “Rule Part” FCC 15.407 and by “ISED Canada” for the applicable test specification RSS-248.

Get in touch with us! Contact – 7layers

United Arab Emirates (UAE): New marking regulation from 1st January 2023

The UAE Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has issued a new label format.

  • The new label is mandated since 1.1.2023 for all new certificates issued starting from 1.1.2023.
  • For certificates issued in December 2022, old label or new label can be used.
  • For existing approvals, the old label may remain.
  • For renewal of approved products, the old label may remain or new label may be used.
  • Labels shall be placed on the packaging of the approved products and in display in retail stores.
  • For approved products which are installed in vehicles or installed in different products and does not have a separate packaging, label shall be placed in the user manual.
  • There is no specific size for the label however it should be clear for customers and users.
  • Colored label or black and white label may be used.

As usual, a PDF-file with the TDRA Declaration of Conformity Card (TAR Conformity Mark) will be offered for download by TDRA after the end of the approval process.

 

Extract from regulation “Telecommunications Equipment Type Approval Regime”, version 3.0, chapter 4.8 *:

The Registered Manufacturer or Importer of Telecommunications Equipment shall provide TDRA Declaration of Conformity Card (TAR Conformity Mark) on the Equipment box in a clear, readable and non-removable format before offering, selling or making the Equipment available in the UAE market. The TDRA-issued Declaration of Conformity Card shall be placed under the display platform of Telecommunications Equipment in retail stores or websites in a way that is clear and readable to users. Annex (D) details the requirements of TDRA’s Declaration of Conformity Card.

Extract from regulation “Telecommunications Equipment Type Approval Regime”, version 3.0, annex D *:

The following conformity statement template must be on the Telecommunications Equipment package box and on display platforms in retail stores and websites. The coloured or b/w design can be used. The QR code shall be placed as indicated above which includes a URL of the approved Equipment in TDRA.

 

 

Previous format of TDRA Declaration of Conformity Card:

 

 

Extract from TDRA notice about update of telecom equipment conformity/type approval mark **:

The Manufacturer, Importer and Distributor of Telecommunications Equipment shall undertake to include the Type Approval conformity mark when the Equipment is offered to consumers via any channel, in order to demonstrate that the equipment has been certified as Type Approved as per TDRA’s procedures.

 

* TDRA regulation “Telecommunications Equipment Type Approval Regime”, version 3.0 “Regulation Telecommunications Equipment Type Approval Regime V3 0.pdf”

** TDRA notice about update of telecom equipment conformity/type approval mark “TDRA update Label format 2023.pdf”

 

United Kingdom: UKCA marking and UK approval process – further extending the acceptance of CE marking

UNITED KINGDOM: UKCA marking and UK approval process – further extending the acceptance of CE marking

As follow-up on our NEWS from 26th August 2021, we want to inform as follow:

All goods that previously required CE marking do not have to bear the UKCA marking until 31 December 2024. (source)

In order to give companies  more time to prepare for the full implementation of the new UK regime, CE marked goods that fall within the scope of these guidelines and comply with the EU requirements (provided they are in line with the UK requirements) can continue to be placed on the UK market until 31 December 2024 where EU and UK requirements remain the same. This still applies to goods that have been assessed by an EU notified body.

From 1 January 2025, the UKCA mark must be used to place goods on the UK market.

Importers still need to take steps to ensure that they comply with the new importer obligations when bringing products from the EU onto the UK market.

Details: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain

Changeover of the brand appearance at 7layers

Changeover of the brand appearance at 7layers

As a long-standing member of the Bureau Veritas Group, we will in future also present ourselves in our brand identity as Bureau Veritas.

For customers who have so far perceived us as 7layers, this means above all continuity in competence and reliability. Through their existing contacts, our customers will have direct access to a service portfolio that addresses all aspects of the complex world of product certification. www.cps.bureauveritas.com

Grid integration of renewable energies

Grid integration of renewable energies in Germany is a complex topic

Regardless of whether you want to connect a wind farm or a photovoltaic system to the German medium or high-voltage grid, a system certificate and a conformity declaration issued by an accredited body is required for a capacity of 135 kW or more.
Bureau Veritas CPS is accredited for this according to VDE-AR-N 4110, 4120 and 4130 for all voltage levels.

Discover our test services for renewable energies and secure your market access in Germany: https://www.bureauveritas.de/maerkte/Energieversorgung/energiesysteme