13 April 2017
Brazil Modifies Technical Requirements for Baby Bottles, School Articles, IT Products
Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has taken the following actions over the past few months of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters.
- Baby Bottles and Teats
INMETRO has made certain adjustments to the mandatory conformity assessment requirements for baby bottles and teats of Directive 490/2014 and Directive 312/2015. These modifications primarily involve the declaration that must be submitted by the supplier to attest compliance with all applicable safety requirements. Additionally, subject merchandise imported or manufactured domestically will now be required to comply with the requirements of Directive 490/2014 by 7 July 2017.
- School Articles
INMETRO has made a number of changes to the current mandatory conformity assessment requirements for school articles. This action involves changes to the provisions of Directive 481/2010 regarding, among other things, conformity certificates for families of school articles, kits of school articles, inclusion of the mandatory INMETRO seal of compliance on product packaging, and conformity with warning language provisions.
- IT Products
INMETRO has amended in various ways the current voluntary conformity assessment requirements for information technology products, including provisions related to product coverage. These requirements are aimed at ensuring that IT products purchased by the federal government and other public institutions comply with all applicable safety, electromagnetic compatibility and energy efficiency requirements.