Amendments to Colombia's Primary Battery Regulation Come into Force in July 2019
06/20/2019

Resolution 0721-2018 - Colombia's new primary battery regulations - comes into force in July 2019.

Online PR News – 20-June-2019 – Geneva, Switzerland – From July 2019, Colombia will be enforcing its new regulation for primary batteries.

Changes include:
• Testing in ILAC laboratories will now be accepted
• Testing should be according to IEC 60086-1:2015 and IEC 60086-2:2015
• Product marking must include expiration date and positive polarity
• Covers batteries where the equipment does not function without them

The following requirements have not changed:
• Covers the same products and primary batteries
• Packaging marking requirements
• Product certification required to comply with the regulation
• Electrical and chemical testing requirements
• Electrical and chemical requirements for compliance

Resolution 0721 - 2018 was originally released on April 16, 2018 by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism. It was originally supposed to come into effect in January 2019, replacing Resolution 0172 - 2012, but this was later put back to July 2019.

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Email: crs.media@sgs.com

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