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Canada Amends Conformity Declaration for Telecom Terminal Equipment
The Canadian Department of Industry on 30 September made a number of amendments to the declaration of conformity and the procedure for declaration of conformity and registration of telecommunications terminal equipment to reflect the recent amendments to the Telecommunications Act.
Economists' Pick 9 Oct 2015
Argentina Amends Criterion Values for Keyboards and Mice
Argentina has modified the reference/criterion values for keyboards, mice and trackballs classified under NCM 8471.60.52 and 8471.60.53 from mainland China, Hong Kong, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Economists' Pick 9 Oct 2015
More Stringent Energy Conservation Standards for A/C and Heating Equipment
The Department of Energy has issued a final rule establishing stricter minimum energy efficiency standards for single package vertical air conditioners and heat pumps (collectively referred to as single package vertical units).
Economists' Pick 9 Oct 2015
Information Technology Equipment Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong exports a wide range of IT equipment, with computer parts and accessories being the largest export item. According to the latest available statistics, Hong Kong was the world’s second largest exporter of computer parts and accessories in value terms in 2013.
HK Economy 8 Oct 2015
Audio-visual Equipment Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong exports a wide range of audio-visual equipment, with parts and accessories being the largest export item. According to the latest available statistics, Hong Kong was the world’s second largest exporter of sound recording apparatus, and video recording/reproducing apparatus in 2013.
HK Economy 6 Oct 2015
IoT Revolution: How Does it Benefit Your Business
This full-day conference will explore how companies can tap the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Economists' Pick 5 Oct 2015
Iranian Smartphone Market Readies for Post-Sanctions Spending Boom
Iranian consumers are postponing purchases in the expectation of cheaper prices and expanded options once sanctions are formally lifted, while the government continues in its latest bid to stem the free flow of illegal electronics imports.
Economists' Pick 5 Oct 2015
Plugging Into the Internet of Things Multimedia
Learn about the latest trends and developments in the IoT sector at a conference to be held during the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair, 13 October, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Find out from leading tech and start-up companies how to make the most of this emerging sector.
Multimedia 5 Oct 2015
Entry into Effect of Stricter Ecodesign Requirements for Space Heaters, Combination Heaters, Water Heaters and Hot Water Storage Tanks
On 26 September 2015, the first set of three stricter ecodesign requirements for space heaters and combination heaters on the one hand, and water heaters and hot water storage tanks on the other, entered into effect. Two Commission Regulations, which were both published in the EU’s official Journal on 6 September 2013, provide for these stricter ecodesign requirements.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2015
EU Ban on Mercury Content in Button Cell Batteries Enters into Effect
On 1 October 2015, a ban on mercury content in button cell batteries is scheduled to enter into effect and apply throughout the European Union. Such batteries are used in a variety of applications including in watches, toys and remote controls. This is therefore a noteworthy development, especially as mercury has, until now, been allowed in button cells up to 2%.
Economists' Pick 2 Oct 2015
China's Kitchen Electrical Appliance Market
China’s kitchen appliance market expanded robustly in 2014. According to mainland market surveys, China’s kitchen and bathroom appliance market (eg water heaters, range hoods, gas stoves, sterilising cabinets, microwave ovens and dish washers) was worth close to Rmb136.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 11% over 2013.
China Trade 29 Sept 2015
The fair is a premier sourcing event for components, assemblies, electronics production and display technology.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2015
Vietnam Considers Consumption Tax Hike to Combat Tariff Reductions
Vietnam's Ministry of Finance is proposing to levy a special consumption tax on certain imported goods.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2015
Mexico Delays Implementation of New Standards for Wired Access Equipment for Connecting to Public Telecom Networks
Mexico's Ministry of Economy has delayed until 12 March 2016 the entry into force of the emergency mandatory standard it issued 10 March 2015 for wired access terminal equipment for connecting to public telecommunications networks.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2015
Argentina Adopts New Labelling Requirements for TVs
Argentina recently implemented the energy efficiency labelling requirements of Resolution SICM 319/199 with respect to televisions.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2015
Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities
The Department of Energy is seeking comments, data and information from interested parties by 14 October on a provisional analysis of the potential economic impacts and energy savings that could result from promulgating amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherised gas furnaces that include two product classes defined by input capacity.
Economists' Pick 25 Sept 2015
US CPSC Approves Electronic Filing System Pilot Program for Imported Products
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a pilot program to test an electronic filing system that requires importers to electronically submit five data elements for imported consumer products. The measures are designed to enable the CPSC to enhance their surveillance of imported goods and allow them to accurately identify noncompliant and unsafe consumer products before distribution within the United States.
Product Industries 22 Sept 2015
HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)
One of the most important shows on the industry calendar, more than 4,100 quality exhibitors from 26 countries and regions are scheduled to take part in this year’s event.
Economists' Pick 21 Sept 2015
Lighting Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong exports a wide range of lighting products, including table, bedside, floor-standing and portable lamps. Other major products include wall and ceiling lighting, chandeliers and lighting fittings, as well as decorative items like Christmas tree lighting sets and lamp shades.
HK Economy 16 Sept 2015
Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities
The Department of Energy recently announced several regulatory actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of battery chargers, external power supplies, natural draft commercial packaged boilers, pre-rinse spray valves, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and dedicated purpose pool pumps.
Economists' Pick 11 Sept 2015
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