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Mexico Sets New Energy Standards for Lamps, Considers New Labelling Requirements for Personal Care Products
Mexico has amended effective from 8 May the current mandatory energy efficiency standards for domestically-produced and imported general purpose lamps used in residential, commercial, services, industrial and public lighting settings.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
INDIA: Customs Duty on Open Cell Displays Cut from 10% to 5%
The Indian government has cut the Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on imported open cell displays for LED and LCD television panels from 10% to 5%.
Economists' Pick 29 March 2018
HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)
The region’s biggest lighting event features the latest innovative lighting products, with some 1,340 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions and 21,000 buyers, from 115 countries and regions, expected to take part in this year’s show.
Economists' Pick 12 March 2018
DOE Sets New Energy Efficiency Standards for Rough Service and Vibration Lamps
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final rule codifying in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations certain backstop requirements for rough service lamps and vibration service lamps that Congress prescribed in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.
Economists' Pick 5 Jan 2018
Hong Kong Export Outlook for 2018 Multimedia
Continued world recovery supports a favourable environment for exports
Multimedia 18 Dec 2017
Under Hong Kong’s Neon Lights
In August 2016, a giant neon sign shaped like a cow was taken down from above Sammy’s Kitchen, after 37 years suspended over the restaurant in Hong Kong’s Sai Ying Pun district.
Economists' Pick 8 Dec 2017
Looking at Vietnam’s Consumer Market for “Affordable Luxuries” Multimedia
Vietnamese consumers are increasingly purchasing fashionable and quality products to improve their living standards. To capture such demand, foreign brands and suppliers are increasingly selling medium-priced products as well as value-for-money items in the country.
Multimedia 24 Nov 2017
Brighter Light at Home: The Autumn 2017 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Survey
The lighting market remains promising in 2018, according to the HKTDC survey conducted at the HKTDC International Lighting Fair 2017 (Autumn Edition) and the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo 2017. The market for household lighting is expected to do well in the near future. LED products are likely to be popular items, while smart technology continues to facilitate the development of the lighting industry.
Economists' Pick 17 Nov 2017
RoHS Law Amendment Published, Exempting Cadmium-based Quantum Dots for Use in Display Lighting Applications, but for Limited Period Only
On 31 October 2017, a new law which amends Directive 2011/65/EU, more commonly known as the “RoHS 2” Directive, was published in the EU’s Official Journal. Hong Kong sellers of electrical and electronic goods will know that RoHS 2 restricts several hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, including the substance cadmium.
Economists' Pick 17 Nov 2017
Lighting up Asia’s World City
In January 2004, Hong Kong’s iconic skyline lit up for the debut of Symphony of Lights, one of the world’s largest multimedia light and sound shows.
Economists' Pick 16 Nov 2017
In Style • Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur Multimedia
Malaysian businesspeople and consumers have had a chance to sample Hong Kong’s lifestyle products and business services, during a major promotion held in Kuala Lumpur in late October till early November. The In Style • Hong Kong events, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew more than 4,100 people.
Multimedia 10 Nov 2017
Bright Prospects for Lighting Multimedia
New smart trends and products took the spotlight at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) 2017 and concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo 2017. Raymond Chen of Xiamen Leedarson Lighting Group said Hong Kong’s Autumn Lighting Fair is a major centre for the export trade while Simon McCartney of Illumination Physics Asia said Hong Kong is at the centre of the LED world.
Multimedia 28 Oct 2017
Future Way of Outdoor Lighting
The seminar will explore the latest developments in emerging technologies related to outdoor lighting and opportunities in the sector.
Economists' Pick 16 Oct 2017
Bright Prospects
Indonesia's plan to double the use of renewable energy over the next 10 years has been widely welcomed by solar firms and green technology companies across the world.
Economists' Pick 27 Sept 2017
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.
Economists' Pick 1 Sept 2017
Possible Changes to Incandescent Lamp Standards under Consideration
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking information by 16 October on annual domestic sales and shipments of general service incandescent lamps and other incandescent lamps to determine whether to amend the mandatory energy efficiency standards for these products.
Economists' Pick 1 Sept 2017
13th Five-Year Plan for Development of Semi-conductor Lighting Industry Published
The 13th Five-Year Plan for the Development of the Semi-conductor Lighting Industry has been jointly published by the National Development and Reform Commission and several other government ministries.
Economists' Pick 24 Aug 2017
Update on Recent Department of Energy Rulemaking Activities
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following regulatory actions of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of general service fluorescent lamps, general service incandescent lamps, incandescent reflector lamps, small electric motors and pool pumps.
Economists' Pick 18 Aug 2017
Local Retailers Lose Out to Online as US Hardware Sector Booms
With the US home-improvement sector expected to be worth US$317 billion this year, local retailers – once the stalwarts of the market – need to be ever more innovative if they are to woo customers away from the big e-commerce players.
Economists' Pick 25 July 2017
Official Government Backing Sees Indonesian Solar Sector Set to Soar
With its government committed to doubling Indonesia's use of renewable energy over the next 10 years, the country is experiencing a gold rush as overseas solar panel and LED companies hurry to carve out their own particular niche.
Economists' Pick 5 July 2017
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