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Mexico Issues New Standards for Artificial Light Sources, Extends Requirements for Radio Signal Blocking Equipment

Mexico has issued new mandatory standards (NOM-058-SCFI-2017) for artificial light sources for general lighting purposes, including indoor, outdoor and public lighting. The standards include definitions, classification provisions, technical specifications, sampling and testing requirements, and commercial information and conformity assessment provisions. These requirements will enter into force on 11 February 2018.

Separately, Mexico has extended for a period of six months from 23 August an emergency mandatory standard (NOM-EM-018-SCFI-2016) issued under an expedited regulatory mechanism for equipment designed to block cellular telephone, radio, data and picture transmission signals. The standard requires subject equipment that is either produced in Mexico or imported to comply effective immediately with the minimum specifications and limits and the test methods laid out in Technical Disposition IFT-010-2016 issued by the Federal Institute of Telecommunications.

Since NOM-EM-018-SCFI-2016 is an emergency regulation, it can only be renewed for a single six-month term and will therefore expire at the end of that period, as provided under Article 48 of the Federal Law on Metrology and Normalisation.

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