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SingaporeMost products entering the Singapore market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. Product safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure safety during use. 

Regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Singapore standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. 

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Singapore. Our test laboratories are accredited and fully compliant with the Singapore standard. 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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  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • The Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore)

    Regulations

    • Products deemed to be controlled goods are subject to mandatory registration with SPRING Singapore under the CPS Scheme, and must bear the Safety Mark.
    • CPS Scheme* – Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations 2002
    • Registration is based on Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by a designated third-party Conformity Assessment Body (CAB).
    • Factory inspections are not required.
    • Compliance with SS and/or IEC standards.

    * Besides the CPS Scheme, CGSR (Consumer Goods Safety Requirements) covers all consumer goods that are not under the purview of other regulations or regulatory agencies in Singapore, and is based on post-market surveillance and action. There is no requirement for pre-market testing, certification or approval from SPRING Singapore as the Safety Authority.

    Guidelines

    SAFETY MARK PROCEDURE

    • Register with Safety Authority to obtain valid Registered Suppliers (RS) code.
    • To be a RS, applicants must be a registered company in Singapore.
    • Submit applications to a CAB for approval.
    • Obtain CoC.
    • Submit COC to SPRING Singapore and obtain ‘Issue Acknowledgement’ Letter.
    • Affix Safety Mark on product.

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories requiring Safety Mark include:

    • Air-conditioning equipment
    • Cleaning appliances
    • Electrical accessories
    • Fans
    • Home entertainment equipment
    • Information technology equipment 
    • Kitchen appliances
    • Lighting
    • Personal care

    A full list of product categories 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 is designated as a CAB by SPRING Singapore to issue CoC for all 45 controlled goods.
  • Energy efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    National Environment Agency (NEA)

    Regulations

    • Suppliers who import or manufacture registrable goods are required to register themselves and such goods with NEA.
    • Registrable goods must be affixed with the Energy Label, after the NEA has issued the Certificate of Registration (COR) for the model.

    Guidelines

    • Application for registration of products can be made online.
    • Suppliers need to maintain a technical file for each registered model during the validity period of the COR.
    • Suppliers can appoint a third-party to register goods on their behalf.

    Applicable product categories

    • Registrable goods include room air conditioners, refrigerators, clothes dryers and single-phase television sets. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD is accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) to perform testing to the applicable test standards, and is able to support suppliers in registration. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agency

    • Health Sciences Authority (HSA)

    Regulations

    • All medical devices will need to be registered in Singapore, and all dealers, including manufacturers and distributors, will need to be licensed with the HSA.
    • Certification to GDPMDS* is required for all suppliers, to demonstrate the ability to maintain quality of medical devices throughout the supply chain. Certification must be issued by a HSA-recognised CB.

    Guidelines

    • Registrants or applicants, must be a registered Singapore company.
    • Registered devices are listed on the Singapore Medical Device Register (SMDR).
    • Registration of Class A devices requires only the submission of the product registration application.
    • Registration of Class B, C, and D devices requires submission of a device dossier on top of the application.
    • Companies with Class B, C, and D devices that already have market approval from founding members** of GHTF are allowed an “abridged” submission.

    * Good Distribution Practice for Medical Devices in Singapore (GDPMDS)
    ** The founding members of Global Harmonisation Task Force (GHTF) are Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan and the USA.

    Applicable product categories

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

      Our services at a glance

      • TÜV SÜD has a wide range of medical device testing and certification capabilities, and is accredited by SAC and recognised by HSA to certify to GDPMDS.
    • Telecom & Wireless

      Regulatory agency

      • Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)

      Regulations

      • Telecommunication equipment has to be registered with the IMDA before the equipment is offered for sale and use in Singapore.
      • There are 3 schemes under the equipment registration framework:
        • Enhanced Simplified Equipment Registration (ESER) – Online registration to indicate conformity based on the suppliers’ own conformity assessment*.
        • Simplified Equipment Registration (SER) – Self- declaration of conformity based on the suppliers’ own conformity assessment*.
        • General Equipment Registration (GER) – Declaration** certified by an IMDA recognised Certification Body (CB) or declaration evaluated by IMDA.
      • Products must be marked with compliance label.
      • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

      * Suppliers’ own conformity assessment should be based on test results or evidence of equipment certification given by the manufacturer or an accredited body. 

      ** A declaration to IMDA is still required after certification by an IMDA recognised CB.

      Guidelines

      • A registered Singapore company is required to obtain a Dealer’s License.

      EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

      • Online Equipment Registration
      • ESER: Submit self-declaration and essential documents and complete online registration.
      • SER: Complete self-declaration and submit essential documents. IMDA will verify information submitted.
      • GER: Submit certificate issued by recognised CB and essential documents or submit test results/ reports and essential documents for approval

      Applicable product categories

      Equipment categories which can be registered under ESER Scheme:

      • Complex/multi-line equipment
      • Short range/low power devices   

      Mandatory equipment categories under SER Scheme:

      • Mobile terminals
      • Broadband access equipment
      • Integrated receiver decoders for use with 2nd generation digital terrestrial television broadcasting systems

      Mandatory equipment categories under GER Scheme:

      • Land mobile radio
      • Mobile base stations
      • Radio pager
      • Short range devices where the operation requires IMDA approval
      • Ultra-wideband
      • Wireless broadband access

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

      Our services at a glance

      • As a designated CB, TÜV SÜD’s test reports and Certificate or Conformity are accepted for IMDA approval.

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