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EMC and Safety Type Approval services for home appliances (CR Mark)

  02/05/2017

WHY NEED SAFETY AND EMC TYPE APPROVALS FOR HOME APPLIANCES?

Pursuant to regulations of Ministry of Science and Technology Vietnam (MOST Vietnam), manufacturers or importers have to obtain Safety approvals or EMC approvals for electrical and electronic home appliances to access Vietnam market. After obtaining Safety or EMC approvals, certificate holder will be granted a CR code and has to label products with CR marks (given CR code must be on the mark). Procedures to obtain Safety Approvals or EMC Approvals usually take 4 weeks lead time for per-lot certification and longer for 3-year certification with factory inspection depends on factory location.

CR mark of Quatest 3

WHICH KIND OF CERTIFICATE WILL BE REQUIRED AND HOW TO OBTAIN?

There are two types of certificates manufacturers or importers need to obtain for their electrical and electronic appliances to access Vietnam domestic market. EMC or Safety type approval certificates are required for home appliances for customs clearance process and Declaration of Conformity is required before products are sold to consumers.

 

Safety type approvals:

There are certification system of choice for safety approvals with different validity:

3-year safety approvals: Clients can obtain 3-year safety approvals with factory inspection. 3-year type approval certificate is valid for certified product model within validity of the certificate, regardless how many times the product model is exported to Vietnam.

Per-lot safety approvals: Per-lot safety approvals is to certify a single exporting lot only and factory inspection is not required.

Pursuant to QCVN 4:2009/BKHCN of MOST Vietnam, the below appliances are subjected to mandatory Safety approvals:

(1) Instantaneous water heater.

(2) Water heater with storage

(3) Hair dryer and appliances for hair care

(4) Electric kettle

(5) Rice Cooker

(6) Electric fan

(7) Electric iron, steam iron

(8) Microwave oven

(9) Electric grills and similar portable cooking appliances

(10) Low voltage electric cable

(11) Portable immersion water heaters

(12) Electric tea makers and coffee makers

(13) Electric hand dryer

(14) Electric cooker, induction cooker

(15) LED Lights

 

EMC type approvals:

Clients can obtain 3-year EMC approvals without factory inspection. 3-year EMC type approval certificate is valid for certified product model within validity of the certificate, regardless how many times the product model is exported to Vietnam.

Pursuant to QCVN 9:2012/BKHCN of MOST Vietnam, the below appliances are subjected to mandatory EMC approvals:

(1) Instantaneous water heaters

(2) Motor operated portable electric power tools

(3) Fluorescent lamps with built-in ballasts

(4) Electric Vacuum cleaners

(5) Electric Washing machines

(6) Electric refrigerators and freezers

(7) Electric Air-conditioners

(8) Hair dryers

(9) Fruit / egg blenders, meat grinders

(10) Electric ovens and electric cookers

(11) LED Lights

Declaration of Conformity process

Domestic manufactured product: After obtaining Type Approval certificates, applicant has to submit for Declaration of Conformity (DoC) to Authorities of Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Quality (STAMEQ)

Imported productSubmit Type Approval certificates to Authorities of Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Quality (STAMEQ)

WHERE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR SAFETY AND EMC TYPE APPROVALS?

Manufacturers and importer can submit type approval application to local certification bodies designated by STAMEQ in Vietnam. Each certification body has its own designated certification scope. There are there biggest certification bodies in Vietnam which is designated to certify almost every products subjected to Safety and EMC approvals as following:

Quatest 3 – located in Ho Chi Minh city

Quacert – located in Hanoi city

Quatest 1 – located in Hanoi city

And few other certification bodies designated by MOST Vietnam

 

HOW TO GET BETTER VIETNAM TYPE APPROVAL CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE?

EXTENDMAX VIETNAM COMPANY LIMITED satisfies clients by providing high quality and reliable type approval services to help clients in obtaining Type Approvals for home appliances to access Vietnam market. We provide:

- Legal and technical assistance.

- Acceleration in testing procedures and certification procedures.

- One-stop services with high quality and commitment.

Please contact us to understand more about regulations and certifications: consutant@extendmax.vn

 

 

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