On January 11, 2022, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs announced the revision of “Regulations Governing the Use of Commodity Inspection Mark”. The Regulations stipulates specific requirements for the use of the Commodity Inspection Mark on products. In addition, products subject to the Taiwan RoHS regulations are also required to use the corresponding Commodity Inspection Mark.
The main contents of the amendment are as follows.
Addition of a 2D Code
A provision was added to have a 2D code used to the ” Commodity Inspection Mark” of products designated by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection of the Ministry of Economic Affairs so that consumers can immediately determine the pass/fail information of the commodity inspection. The outline of the above additional provision is as follows.
Target products: Products designated by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (the BSMI) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (the specific type of products will be announced in the future).
Application period: Apply for 2D codes to BSMI before issuing inspection and registration certificates or when registering conformity declaration.
If certificate has been obtained: If a product inspection and registration certificate has been obtained prior to the effective date of the public notice on designated products with additional 2D code, the application should be made prior to shipment or import of the products.
Provisions related to the use of 2D codes
In consideration of the fact that each product has a different form, provisions regarding the use of 2D codes were added in order to diversify the use of 2D codes. Article 9, which regulates the use of the Commodity Inspection Mark, stipulates that if the commodity itself is too small, etc., the mark can be hung or labeled on the inside of the packaging, and the revised regulations adds a provision that the above methods such as hanging can be used to label goods that are designated to have a 2D code added.
The original text of the above revised regulations can be viewed at the following URL (in traditional Chinese).