Market which offers exciting revenue opportunities for overseas manufacturers
Most products entering Taiwan must meet strict product safety requirements and regulations. This can present challenges to businesses importing into this market, especially for those entering it for the first time. Consumer products, including electrical and electronic devices, as well as agricultural, industrial and mining commodities, must be proven to comply with Taiwan’s inspection requirements before they are shipped out of the manufacturing premises, are imported, or placed on the market. Certification applicants must also be a registered company in Taiwan.
The Taiwan Commodity Inspection Schemes (TCI Schemes) are administered by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), which is the authority responsible for standardization, metrology and product inspection in Taiwan. The BSMI Safety Mark is mandatory for electrical and electronic products under the Commodity Inspection Act. Testing must be done by BSMI or designated test laboratories, such as TÜV SÜD.
The inspection of electrical and electronic commodities is conducted according to three schemes:
■ Type Approved Batch Inspection (TABI) - mechanical, chemical, electrical and electronic products (valid for three years).
■ Registration of Product Certification (RPC) - for electrical and electronic products (valid for three years).
■ Declaration of Conformity (DOC) - for components of IT equipment and electronic products (no expiry).
The BSMI mark is a mandatory requirement, and without it you cannot legally export to Taiwan, a market which offers exciting revenue opportunities for overseas manufacturers. Having a product certified by a designated Certification Body, such as TÜV SÜD, provides assurance that it is in compliance with BSMI requirements and will not be impounded at port of entry.
If you are planning to introduce new products to Taiwan market, TÜV SÜD will help you to identify if they fall under the mandatory certification requirements. If they do, we can support you with a technical pre-evaluation of the products’ suitability for BSMI certification, ensuring that they do not fail official compliance inspections.
TÜV SÜD provides a complete certification solution for all relevant products under the BSMI certification scheme. We have the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Taiwanese requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access markets efficiently, while being assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.
TÜV SÜD is designated as a Recognized Commodity Certification Body through the Mutual Recognition Agreement between BSMI and Enterprise Singapore for Electrical and Electronic products. Our one-stop BSMI compliance service covers everything you will need to enter the Taiwanese market, from testing to final certification, avoiding the need for multiple supplier and third-party assessments. As we are one of the world’s largest independent providers of testing and certification, our experts can be relied on to take the strain away from manufacturers which want to access this market efficiently and cost effectively.
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