Laos Laos promulgates a regulation to control safety of consumer electric products

The Ministry of Science and Trade, Lao PDR established the “Decision of the Minister on the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Safety in Lao P.D.R No. 1573/MOST” on 27 November 2020. The decision prescribes the principle, rules, and measures regarding the management, quality inspection, and certification for the safety of electrical and electronic equipment that are manufactured, imported, exported, and distributed in Lao PDR.

 

Scope:

The decision targets a wide range of consumer electrical and electronic products including stove, microwave, oven, rice cooker, electric iron, refrigerator, air conditioner, washing machine, fan, TV, mobile phone and charger, computer, printer, copier, Wi-Fi router, bulb and fluorescent lamp, extension cords, UPS, battery and electrical power tools. Electrical and electronic equipment is defined as finished products using alternating current from 50 to 1000 V or using direct current from 70 to 1500 V for consumer purpose. Manufacturers, importers, exporters, and distributors of the target products shall comply with the requirements of the decision.

 

Requirements:

The decision requires the followings:

  • A label in the Lao language shall be affixed to the product. In case the label has information in a foreign language, the information shall be the same in the Lao language.
  • The product shall pass the quality inspection and has a quality certification mark. To apply for the use of a quality certification mark, a testing report shall be submitted. A testing report issued at the laboratory in a foreign country can be accepted in accordance with the Mutual Recognition Arrangement

 

The previous decision No. 0058/MOST established in 2018 was repealed by the above-mentioned new decision.

Download original text of the Decision at
http://www.laoofficialgazette.gov.la/kcfinder/upload/files/1573%E0%BA%81%E0%BA%A7%E0%BA%952020.pdf