Singapore Announces Electric Vehicle Charging Bill

Mandatory Charging Facility Installation in New Buildings and Licensing of Charging Service Providers

Automobiles

On June 15, 2022, Singapore unveiled the draft of the Electric Vehicle Charging Bill. The draft is intended to ensure the safety of electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities and the …

China announces action plan to improve water use efficiency

China announces action plan to improve water use efficiency

Water

On June 21, 2022, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other five government departments announced an action plan to improve water use efficiency in the country. The action …

Korea issues draft amendment to Eco-label Target Products and Certification Criteria

To add laptop computers, monitors, detergents, shampoo, conditioner, and clothing as the target of premium certification system

Product Designs Electrical and Electronic Equipments Chemical Products Other Products

On May 31, 2022, the Ministry of Environment of South Korea published a draft amendment to Eco-label Target Products and Certification Criteria. The Ministry of Environment explained that it has …

China releases draft mandatory standards for hazardous substance limits on musical instruments to solicit comments

Stricter limits than the WTO notification version of the standards would be set on some substances

Chemical Substances (Products) Music Instruments

On June 16, 2022, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released a draft (pending approval) of mandatory national standards called Limits of Hazardous Substances for Musical Instruments to solicit …

China releases association standards for smart toilets

Performance grades, technical requirements, test methods, and labeling and packaging requirements of smart toilets are defined

Product Designs Ceramics

On May 20, the Chaozhou Building Sanitary Ceramics Industry Association released association standards for smart toilets called “Smart Water Closets” (T/CBCSIA 1-2022), which will come into effect on Aug. 1. …