UV disinfection equipment/lamps (8543. now require BSMI certification for import into Taiwan

On 21 September 2022, Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) announced that UV disinfection equipment such as UV lamps will now must be certified for import into Taiwan. The only exceptions are sterilisation lamps with a rated voltage of more than 250V or medical devices as defined by the Medical Devices Control Act. During certification, the products are tested for hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

The corresponding standards are CNS 60335-1 (103rd edition), CNS 13783-1 (102nd edition), CNS 15592 (101st edition) and CNS 15663 Section 5 “Marking” (102nd edition). CNS 15592 complies with IEC 62471 and CNS 15663 is linked to CNS 15050, which complies with IEC 62321, i.e. the RoHS standard.

The BSMI is the responsible certification office in Taiwan for over 700 products, including electronics, chemical products, but also toys or textiles. In total, there are six different certification procedures, each with different certification steps or requirements and different target groups. The new products are to be verified by batchwise inspection or type-approved batch inspection (TABI, from the English Type Approval Batch Inspection), i.e. a one-off certification is not sufficient, but the process is very lean, since practically only a small sample is taken and tested from each delivery and the manufacturer does not have to prove the safety of its entire production.

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