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Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Companies Authorised to Issue Conformity Assessment Certificates for Certain Products Sold in Argentina

Argentinean authorities recently validated the bi-lateral mutual recognition agreements signed between (i) Intertek Argentina Certificaciones SA and Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited; (ii) Intertek Argentina Certificaciones SA and Intertek Testing Services Ltd. Shanghai; and IQC S.A. and China Quality Certification Center. As a result, the aforementioned Hong Kong- and mainland China-based product testing and certification companies will be able to certify compliance of a range of products with the relevant Argentinean requirements.

Specifically, Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited and Intertek Testing Services Ltd. Shanghai will be able to certify compliance for a period of two years of the following products with all relevant requirements and standards in accordance with certification System 5, which is based on an evaluation of the manufacturer’s quality management system and the testing of samples taken from the production line: (i) cables and cords; (ii) capacitors as components; (iii) switches for apparatus and automatic controls for household appliances; (iv) electric vehicles; (v) household and similar appliances; (vi) industrial automation; (viii) installation accessories and connecting devices; (ix) luminaires; (x) measuring, control and laboratory equipment; (xi) miscellaneous equipment; (xii) information technology and office equipment; (xiii) low-voltage, high-power manoeuvre equipment; (xiv) facility protection equipment; (xv) photovoltaic equipment; (xvi) safety transformers and similar equipment; (xvii) portable tools; (xviii) electric toys; (xix) electronic and entertainment equipment; and (xx) plugs and sockets for household and similar use.

Meanwhile, China Quality Certification Center will be able to certify compliance for a period of three years of the following products with all relevant requirements and standards in accordance with certification System 5: (i) ropes, cables and cords; (ii) capacitors as components; (iii) switches for apparatus and automatic controls for household appliances; (iv) electric vehicles; (v) household and similar appliances; (vi) industrial automation; (vii) installation accessories and connecting devices; (viii) light sources, luminaires and components thereof; (ix) measuring, control and laboratory equipment; (x) electrical equipment for medical use; (xi) miscellaneous equipment; (xii) low-voltage, high-power manoeuvre equipment; (xiii) IT and office equipment; (xiv) low-voltage, high-power equipment; (xv) facility protection equipment; (xvi) photovoltaic equipment; (xvii) safety transformers and similar equipment; (xviii) electric tools; (xix) electric toys; (xx) electronic and entertainment equipment; (xxi) batteries; and (xxii) energy metres.

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