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【Taiwan】BSMI

CreateDate:2016-11-09

Introduction

The Bureau of Standards, Metrology andInspection (BSMI) is the authority responsible for standardization, metrologyand product inspection in Taiwan and it developed from Bureau of Nationalmetrology established in 1930 which is the top inspection organization inRepublic of China. Product inspection regulations for electronic and electricproduct are stipulated by BSMI. Products destined for sale in Taiwan aresubjected to safety tests, EMC tests or others in accordance with relatedregulations and standards before marking BSMI logo.

There are three certification schemes inBSMI certification, Type-Approved (T), Declaration of Conformity (D) andRegistration of Product Certification (R).


▍Respectively

Scheme/logo Registration of ProductCertification (R) Declaration of Conformity(D) Type-Approved (T)
Requirement EMC and safety approval
Factory Inspection Application for Module IIand Module VII requires factory inspection. NO NO
Application Documents


1. Registrationdocuments of business.

2. BSMIapplication form.

3. ISOcertificate or factory inspection report (module II and module III do not needto submit).

4. Deviationdescription (for use in series model application).

5. Criticaldiagram & PCB layout(part surface/copper clad surface).

6. Certificatesand specifications of critical components.

7. Transformerand coil specifications.

8. Photographsof product appearance and power board (dimensions).

9. Powerline BSMI CNS Certificate.

10. Powerrandom operation needs to provide complete CB Report or RPC Certificate.

For modification (include standards versionupdate, factory address change etc…), expansion and series application(add/remove series models), original certificate should be provided.




Local test BSMI designatedtesting laboratory, local or foreign is acceptable
Local agent Yes
Certificate Validity RPC &Type-Approval are valid for three years and they are renewable for anotherthree years before certificate is expired. 

1、Registrationof Product Certification

Instead of going through the complicatedand time-consuming batch-by-batch inspection procedures, the local suppliersare encouraged to adopt the registration of product certification (RPC) scheme.There are seven conformity assessment procedures for commodities under the RPCscheme. The regulated commodities should fall in one of the appropriate modulesor modules combination below (Please refer to RPC seven patterns illustrationsof conformity assessment procedures).

Module I (internal-control): this moduleapplies to products of simple design with less safety concerns. Themanufacturer or the authorized local representative (if the manufacturer islocated abroad) shall file an application for registration together with adeclaration of conformity indicating compliance of the product concerned with specifiedstandards or technical specifications.

Module II (type-test): this modulegenerally applies to products of fixed construction and mass production. Themanufacturer or the authorized local representative shall apply to thedesignated body together with a specimen of the product concerned for theconduction of necessary tests against specified standards or technicalspecifications. Where the specimen meets relevant requirements, the designatedbody shall issue a type-test report to the applicant.

Module III (conformity-to-typedeclaration): a declaration of conformity to type shall be drawn up by themanufacturer or the authorized local representative, declaring that theproducts concerned comply with the type as described in the type-test report.

Module IV (full quality assurance): themanufacturer must establish a quality system that is in compliance with CNS12680 (ISO 9001) standards and quality management system for design, develop,manufacturing and production and certified by the BSMI or its recognizedcertification bodies via appropriate assessments. Applicant shall make sure anddeclare that product manufactured by them is in comply with the type sampletested in module II .

Module V (In-process quality assurance): the manufacturer must establish a quality system that is in compliance with CNS12680 (ISO 9001) series of standards and quality management system formanufacturing and production and certified by the BSMI or its recognizedcertification bodies via appropriate assessments. Applicant shall make sure anddeclare that product manufactured by them is in comply with the type sampletested in module II .

Module VI (product quality assurance): themanufacturers must establish a quality system that is in compliance with CNS12680 (ISO 9000) standards and quality management system for final inspectionand testing and certified by the BSMI or its recognized certification bodiesvia appropriate assessment activities. Applicant shall make sure and declarethat product manufactured by them is in comply with the type sample tested inmodule II .

Module VII (Factory inspection): Thefactory shall get the inspection report considered as compliance and issued bythe bureau or other organizations recognized by the bureau. Applicant shallmake sure and declare that product manufactured by them is in comply with thetype sample tested in module II.

 

2、 Declaration of Conformity

the products which are presented in thefifth notification of Commodity Inspection Act as required by The applicant shall draw up a Declarationof Conformity.


3、Batch-by-Batch Inspection (includingType Approved Batch Inspection)

Commodities fall under the scope for importinspections is not allowed for export without inspection and certificate ofconformity.

The applicants shall have their productstype-tested by the BSMI designated testing laboratories recognized by the BSMI,and then file an application for certificate with the BSMI. After they obtaintype-approval certificates, they are required to file an application forinspection with the BSMI before their products are to be released from theproduction premises or arrive at the port of entry. The BSMI will then reviewthe application and accompanying documents and additional samples may berequired for further testing. The fees for type testing vary by product anddepend on the testing laboratory. A Type Approval certificate is valid forthree years.


BSMI certification for lithium battery 

On 2013 November 20th ,it isannounced by BSMI that from 2014,May 1st, 3C Secondary Lithium Battery /cell,Secondary Lithium Power Bank and 3C Battery Charger are not permitted to accessto Taiwan market until they are inspected and qualified according to therelevant standards(as below tables).

Product Category for Test

3C Secondary LithiumBattery with

single cell or pack ( except button shaped cell)

3C Secondary LithiumPower Bank 3C Battery Charger


Remarks: CNS 15364 1999 version is valid to2014 April 30.Cell,battery and 

bank power only conduct capability test by CNS14857-2 (2002 version).



Test Standard



CNS 15364 (1999 version)

CNS 15364 (2002 version )

CNS 14587-2 (2002 version)




 

CNS 15364 (1999 version) 

CNS 15364 (2002 version )

CNS 14336-1 (1999 version

CNS 13438 (1995 version)

CNS 14857-2 (2002 version)



CNS 14336-1 (1999 version)

CNS 134408 (1993 version)

CNS 13438 (1995 version)



Modules Combination RPC Module II andModule III RPC Module II andModule III
RPC Module II andModule III


BSMImarking

1Two markings are necessary for BSMIproducts:


                                                                     

2Example of lithium battery marking:

 3、 Exampleof power bank: 


MCM’s Advantage on BSMI Certification

● In 2014, when rechargeable lithium battery became mandatory in Taiwan, MCM becamethe first organization cooperated with BSMI approved laboratory in mainlandChina, and has served global customers, especially those from mainland China,and provide the latest information about BSMI certification and offeredlocalized testing services.

● Higherpassing rate of testing: MCM have already helped our customers to obtain morethan 1,000 BSMI certificates at one time.

● Bundledservices: Since 2016, MCM offer a bundled and combined services with multipletesting and certification for CB+BSMI+UN38.3+GB 31241”together, and it greatlybenefits customers who export products into Taiwan, mainland China and othermarkets.