Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): 8537.10.10 and 8538.90.00. For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V (HS 853710); Other (HS 853890)
Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Proyecto de PRTE INEN 231, "Controladores Programables y Equipos Asociados" (Draft Technical Regulation of the Ecuadorian Standardization Institute (PRTE INEN) No. 231: "Programmable controllers and related equipment") (6 pages, in Spanish)
Description of content: The notified draft Technical Regulation covers the following: Purpose; Scope; Definitions; Product requirements; Labelling requirements; Sampling; Conformity assessment tests; Reference documents; Conformity assessment procedure; Monitoring and inspection authority; Penalty regime; Liability of conformity assessment bodies; and Review and updating.
Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: The notified Technical Regulation establishes the requirements to be met by programmable controllers and related equipment, with a view to preventing risks to human life and safety and the environment, and practices likely to mislead users.
It applies to domestically manufactured and imported programmable controllers, expansion modules and touch panels marketed in Ecuador.
1. Publication where notice appears: http://www.industrias.gob.ec/; http://www.normalizacion.gob.ec/;
2. Proposal and basic document: Proyecto de PRTE INEN 231, "Controladores Programables y Equipos Asociados" (Draft Technical Regulation of the Ecuadorian Standardization Institute (PRTE INEN) No. 231: "Programmable controllers and related equipment");
3. Publication in which Technical Regulation will be published when adopted: Registro Oficial (Official Journal).
Proposed date of adoption: 90 days from 24 June 2014
Proposed date of entry into force: 90 days after adoption and publication in the Official Journal
Final date for comments: 22 September 2014
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