*Taiwan Taiwan designates 2 products subject to mandatory QR code for Commodity Inspection Mark

Taiwan designates 2 products subject to mandatory QR code for Commodity Inspection Mark

On March 15 and 19, 2022, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Ministry of Economic and Affairs of Taiwan released two public notices to designate instantaneous electric water heaters and children’s raincoats as products which shall include a QR code for Commodity Inspection Mark. The notice for instantaneous electric water heaters will become effective from October 1, 2022, while the notice for children’s raincoats will become effective from September 15, 2022. These notices stipulate that the designated code for Commodity Inspection Mark of regulated products shall include a QR code and the QR code shall be applied to the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic and Affairs of Taiwan before a verification registration certificate or a type approval certificate is issued. However, regarding the products that have obtained certificates before the above-mentioned effective dates, QR codes shall be applied to BSMI before shipping, importing or applying for verification registration. It is just noticed that instantaneous electric water heaters are also subject to the Taiwanese version of RoHS regulation.

Regulated products

In the documents that the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic and Affairs of Taiwan submitted to WTO members dated March 15, 2022, regarding the 2 regulated products that shall include a QR code some details are described in the table below.

Regulated products Verification standards CCC code (first 6 digits are HS code)
Instantaneous electric water heaters (Rated voltage of 250V or less)
  • CNS 60335-1: 2014 and CNS 60335-2-35: 2016
  • CNS 13803: 2003 or CNS 13783-1:2013
  • CNS 15663: 2013 Section 5 “Marking of Presence”
8516.10.00.00.9A
Children’s raincoats (only raincoats labelled “children’s raincoat” or “suitable height: 70-150cm”. Waterproof fabrics are not included)
  • CNS 15503
  • CNS 15291
  • Commodity Labeling Act
3926.20.00.90-2

6210.20.00.00-0

6210.30.00.00-8

6210.40.00.00-6

6210.50.00.00-3

Effective date

As mentioned above, the QR code shall be newly included in the Commodity Inspection Mark for instantaneous electric water heater from October 1, 2022, and for children’s raincoats from September 15, 2022.

 

For the original text of the notice of instantaneous electric water heater, please refer to the following URL (in Traditional Chinese).
https://gazette.nat.gov.tw/egFront/detail.do?metaid=130860&log=detailLog

For the original text of the notice of children’s raincoats, please refer to the following URL (in Traditional Chinese).
https://gazette.nat.gov.tw/egFront/detail.do?metaid=130756&log=detailLog