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Hong-KongProduct safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure safety during use. These regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are venturing into the Hong Kong market.

As most products entering the Hong Kong market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities, it is important to ensure that your products successfully meet the applicable standards, by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD.

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Hong Kong. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type D 

    Plug D

    Type G

    Plug G

     

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 

    Regulations

    • All electrical products within the scope of control of the Electrical Products (Safety) Regulation (EPSR) are required to comply with the applicable requirements. 
    • Prescribed products require certification under an approval regime requiring type testing. 
    • Non-prescribed products require supplier declarations while certification is also an option. 
    • Compliance with IEC standards. 

    guidelines 

    • A local representative is required.

    Certification procedure:

    • Testing to applicable standards should be performed by a recognised CB or recognised manufacturers.
    • Certificates are issued by a recognised CB, or DoC is issued by recognised manufacturers*.

    Supplier declaration procedure:

    • Manufacturers take responsibility and hold relevant compliance documents for subsequent audits.
    • Manufacturers are required to keep test reports for possible request of files.

    applicable product categories

    Prescribed products include:

    • Adaptors
    • Flexible cords
    • Plugs
    • Extension units
    • Lamp holders
    • Unvented thermal storage type electric water heaters

    Non-prescribed products include all other electrical products.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is a recognised CB able to perform testing and issue certificates to manufacturers.

  • EMC

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

    REGULATIONS

    EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

    GUIDELINES 

    • A local representative is required.

    Certification procedure:

    • Testing to applicable standards should be performed by a recognised CB or recognised manufacturers.
    • Certificates are issued by a recognised CB, or DoC is issued by recognised manufacturers*.

    Supplier declaration procedure:

    • Manufacturers take responsibility and hold relevant compliance documents for subsequent audits.
    • Manufacturers are required to keep test reports for possible request of files.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    Prescribed products include:

    • Adaptors
    • Flexible cords
    • Plugs
    • Extension units
    • Lamp holders
    • Unvented thermal storage type electric water heaters

    Non-prescribed products include all other electrical products.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is a recognised CB able to perform testing and issue certificates to manufacturers.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)

    Regulations

    • The initial phase of MEELS covers three types of products, namely room air conditioners, refrigerating appliances and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and has been fully implemented since 9 November 2009. The second phase of MEELS extends the coverage to two more electrical appliances, namely washing machines and dehumidifiers, and has been fully implemented since 19 September 2011. All these prescribed products for supply in Hong Kong are required to be listed models with reference numbers and bear energy labels. 
    • Manufacturers of other products are also encouraged to participate in the voluntary EELS

    Guidelines

    • Manufacturers are required to submit product information and test reports to EMSD.
    • If accepted, a reference number will be assigned to the product model which will then be included in the EMSD record.

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories under the mandatory EELS include:

    1st Phase

    • Air conditioners
    • Compact fluorescent lamps
    • Refrigerating appliances

    2nd Phase

    • Dehumidifiers
    • Washing machines

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Telecom and Wireless

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)

    REGULATIONS

    • The Hong Kong Telecommunications Equipment Evaluation and Certification (HKTEC) Scheme divides certification requirements into the Voluntary Certification Scheme* (VCS) and the Compulsory Certification Scheme (CCS).
    • Products must be marked with CA label.
    • Testing must be performed by Recognised Testing Agencies (RTA) and certification issued by a recognised CB.  
    • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

    GUIDELINES 

    • Equipment classified under VCS need not be certified while those classified under CCS require CB certification.
    • Under the HKTEC Scheme, manufacturers may affix, on a voluntary basis, a label prescribed by OFTA to VCS or CCS certified equipment.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    VCS and CCS classification of telecom equipment may be found here and here.

    VCS and CCS classification of wireless equipment type may be found here.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Hong Kong requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is also able to perform testing to EN standards which can be used for wireless certification.

 

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the Hong Kong's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are accepted for safety approval and recognised by relevant authorities internationally. TÜV SÜD also supports manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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