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Mexico Adopts Standards for Wired Public Network Terminal Equipment, Proposes New Requirements for Children’s Scissors

Mexico’s Ministry of Economy has established through NOM-196-SCFI-2016 new mandatory standards for domestically-produced and imported terminal equipment that connects to a public telecommunications network via a wired access. Effective 6 January 2017, subject merchandise will be required to comply with the minimum technical parameters included in Federal Institute of Telecommunications Technical Disposition IFT-004-2016 setting forth requirements for public network interfaces for terminal equipment. However, equipment covered by a certificate issued in accordance with standard NOM-151-SCT1-1999 or emergency standard NOM-EM-015-SCFI-2015 may be commercialised in Mexico through the date of expiration of such certificate.

Separately, Mexican authorities will accept public input through 3 January 2017 on a proposal (PROY-NOM-140-SCFI-2016) to update the mandatory standards for children’s scissors. The proposal includes references and definitions, classes of scissors, dimensional and sensory specifications, specifications for materials, sampling requirements, test methods, and provisions in the areas of marking, conformity assessment, compliance and oversight. The new requirements would enter into force 60 days from the publication of a final rule in Mexico’s official journal.

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