Singapore

Basis for approvals in Singapore: Consumer Protection Registration Scheme (CPS), Singapore Test Services Product Listing Scheme (PLS), Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

Currently, there are more than 550 Singapore standards in force in Singapore, about 40% of which were identical to international standards. Singapore's national standards are homologized and are generally similar to international standards.


33 categories of Household goods are required the confirmation to the Consumer Protection Registration Scheme (CPS) which is regulated by a regulatory body - Enterprise Singapore. WWBridge will help you to issue all the necessary permits in a short time for quick access to the market.

Certification services in Singapore:

  • Consumer Protection Registration Scheme (CPS)
  • Singapore Test Services Product Listing Scheme (PLS)
  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

Enterprise Singapore

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency regulates Singapore's national standards. He manages the Singapore Standardization Program, which develops and promotes standards to meet the needs of the industry and the goals of public policy. The Council consists of representatives of various stakeholders, including representatives of industry, professional bodies, trade and consumer associations, academia and government agencies. 

The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)

Enterprise Singapore manages the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), which develops and manages accreditation systems to support Singapore's strategic initiatives such as market access, security, safety and health.

SAC supports the integrity and impartiality of compliance assessment practices, manages and promotes accreditation schemes and registration programs by performing these functions, raises awareness and encouraging the introduction of accredited Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services.

CONSUMER PROTECTION REGISTRATION SCHEME (CPS)

Manufacturers or distributors must register their products in accordance with the List of Controlled Goods before they are released. This scheme is a CPS action aimed at protecting consumers when making purchase decisions based on a Safety sign.
Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) The Regulations (CPS) require 33 categories of Household goods, also known as Controlled Goods, to be registered with Enterprise Singapore. These products must be tested in accordance with established safety standards, approved by an authorized third-party conformity assessment Authority (CAB) and equipped with a Safety Mark before they can be sold in Singapore.

CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY UNDER CPS SCHEME

To submit the conformity under CPS scheme the applicant should get Safety Mark applications and Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) for Controlled Goods under the Singapore Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Registration Scheme (“CPS Scheme”).

Representation of the conformity mark for the CPS scheme

conformity mark for the CPS scheme

The certificate number (123456-00) is a unique number issued by the certification body for tracking. The connotation of the certification number is as follows:

12 - year of certification (for example, 12 for 2012); 3456-serial number; 00-identification code of the certification body.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE - Distributor or Importer should be indicated in the document

A supplier who does not comply with the CPS registration scheme can be fined up to $ 10,000 and / or imprisoned for a maximum of two years.

Detailed information about these controlled goods is available in the section "Consumer Protection" (Security Requirements). You can get the registration scheme by contacting the WWBRIDGE specialists by email: [email protected]

Singapore Test Services Product Listing Scheme (PLS)

The Singapore Test Services Product Listing Scheme (”PLS“) is a broad-based third-party product certification scheme, in which the safety and/or performance of a certified product is subjected to type tests and supervisory tests and/or verification.
The company can apply for certification according to PLS if the product meets the national or international standard (s) or standard (s) that are publicly available

Schemes of type 2, 5 and 1b

There are three (03) schema types in which a product can be specified. All these types of schemes require that the product be tested by type and fully comply with the standard (s). In addition, according to the Type 2 scheme, the products will be subjected to supervisory sampling and testing for consideration. No compliance label is issued.

In accordance with the Type 5 scheme, the company will be subjected to regular factory inspection, sampling for observation and testing. A conformity assessment label or Declaration of Conformity ("DoC") is issued, if applicable, in accordance with the Type 1b scheme, each batch / batch must be checked, sampled and tested. A compliance label should be issued, if applicable, to ensure that the product being sold continues to comply with the relevant standard specified in the list. 

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE - Distributor or Importer should be indicated in the document

If you have additional questions about the Singapore Test Services Product Listing Scheme, a team of qualified specialists at WWBridge will help you with all the nuances of certification, the frequency and scope of inspections /sampling /testing for each type of product.

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)

Any importer and manufacturer that intends to supply any regulated goods in Singapore, on or after the effective date of those goods, must apply to the National Environment Agency (NEA), the organization which aims to improve energy efficiency in household and industrial sectors. 

All registered suppliers supplying regulated goods must affix the Energy Label on the units that they supply in Singapore. The Energy Label shall be affixed only after the NEA has issued the Certificate of Registration (COR) for the model.

Suppliers must ensure that goods are able to meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The MEPS was set to raise the average energy efficiency of regulated goods in the market. The MEPS helps to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the household sector. 

WWBridge can carry out the test in accordance with the relevant test standards stipulated by NEA.

Procedure of getting documents:

 Sample test => Registration or only Registration (if test reports provided)

The registered model’s Certificate of Registration (COR) is valid for 3 years. 

Registered suppliers who wish to renew the COR must apply at least 2 weeks, but not earlier than 90 days, before the COR expires.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED

  • Technical specification
  • Conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and schemes of components, sub-assemblies,
  • circuits, etc.
  • MEPS test report
  • Power of attorney for authorized representative signed by manufacturer

SAMPLES - One sample for testing is required in case of scheme with testing.
VALIDITY OF THE DOCUMENT: 3 years
DELIVERY TIME: 2-3 weeks for testing, 1-3 weeks for registration
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE - Distributor or Importer should be indicated in the document
FACTORY INSPECTION - not required 

How to get Singapore approval documents for your business?

• Call WWBridge or leave your request on our site to have a free consultation
• We help you choose the right type of certification
• You send all necessary documents for the certificate
• We sign a Contract
• We analyze the documents and prepare drafts
• You receive the certificate
• We close the project

Looking for more information to get Singapore approval documents? Feel free to contact us through e-mail: [email protected], or call +7 (495) 787-87-70.



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F.A.Q.

Is the local representative company required for handling the EAC certification?
In accordance with the Customs Union legislation, a foreign manufacturer must have a Local representative company (an Applicant) on the territory of the Customs Union (CU) to issue the certificate/declaration. This means that an Applicant for you can be your customer, distributor or official representative company in CU. WorldWideBridge LLC will be mentioned on certificate/declaration as a local representative. 
What does Annual maintenance inspection assume?
Each serially producing product that requires Certificate of conformity is subjected to Annual Maintenance Inspection (or so-called Inspection control) in case of applying for more than 1-year certificate. It assumes that certification body which issued the CoC needs to confirm that the product is still produced at the same quality. It can be done through the re-testing or reviewing of Quality Management System documents. In some cases, the certification body can initiate a production site audits during AMI.
What does the cost of certification services depend on? Is there any price list?
The cost of certification services depends on the type of the required approval document and technical characteristics of the product itself that influences the scope of tests that are to be conducted. We have no price-list because used to work with a wide range of certification bodies, testing laboratories, and other specialized state institutions (Federal Security Service (FSS) licensing center, Radiofrequency center (RFC), Rostekhnadzor, Roszdravnadzor, etc.)And this means that the price can vary depending on product specification and certain certification body's pricing policy. If we are talking about the product specification, then the cost can be affected by the number of models, differences in applied models, the number of communication standards used (for radio products), the number of declared protective properties (for PPE), metrology characteristics ( for measuring devices) and so on. Each product is unique, each request must be carefully calculated to determine the type of document, the amount of testing, the most optimal certification scheme, the number of test reports, etc. Also, it is important to note that CU certification bodies have a certain accreditation (product range they can approve). So, in case of big projects that include different products for certification we should apply to several different authorities. Each of those has individual pricing policies due to their testing facilities. This fact can significantly affect the pricing and process. Our goal is to provide accurate consulting services in a specific case. Therefore, we are happy to evaluate the client's application, which contains the name and description of the product and the HS code (Customs code).
What is the EAC mark and when should it be applied?
EAC mark is an approval sign for products that are needed to be imported to the Customs Union (CU). This mark gives the opportunity to enter the markets of Russia, Belarus, Kazakstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, distribute products throughout the entire territory of these countries, and extend your audience to almost 200 millions of people. EAC mark can be obtained only after the certification procedure according to the Technical Regulations of the Customs union is finished. ЕАС abbreviation stands for “Eurasian Conformity”. The unified mark is applied to each unit of production, packaging or accompanying documentation. The image of the unified mark has to be one colour and contrast with the surface colour on which it is applied. The place of application of the unified mark on the product, packaging and documentation is established in technical regulations of the Customs union.
Can the production site audit be replaced by CIG report?
The production site audit can be required in case the product requires the Certificate of conformity to the Technical Regulation of the Customs union. A lot of our clients are interested whether the production audit can be replaced by CIG report that use to be issued by most European producers. Customs union approval procedure does not assume replacing of the audit by providing CIG report because the expert from certification authority is obliged to check the QMS personally according to our law.
How is determine whether the Declaration of conformity or Certificate of conformity is required?
The necessary form of the approval document depends on the product description and HS code (Customs code). In each technical regulations of the Customs union, there is the List which determines whether Certificate of conformity or Declaration of conformity is required for certain product according to its HS Code and application field. In some cases, technical parameters must be also taken into consideration (for pressure equipment, PPE products, etc.).
What is required to import the samples for tests?
The samples can be imported for test only after all the preparations. Firstly, we should prepare the application for the certification and confirm it with the client.  On the second stage, the client s preparing the invoice for samples delivery that is needed to be sent to us for the check.  When the samples arrived at the customs clearance office the receiver prepare all the necessary documents confirming the import purpose and pay all the required fees to the government.  Import fees depend on the announced product price according to the shipping invoice. Products that are valued less than 200 EUR are free from such fees.  The final stage assumes the registration of the cargo declaration that confirms that the samples passed the customs clearance and can be used on for certification.
How can the EAC approval documents be prolonged after the expiration date?
Customs union certification system does not assume the prolongation procedure. This means that the certification process must be repeated including tests, production site audit if required. After all the procedures are done you will receive a new approval document. 
Is there an open register where the issued EAC approval document can be checked?
Almost all approval documents are to be registered in the open registers. Here you can refer to some of them: the Registered EAC Certificates of Conformity ,  the Registered EAC Declarations of Conformity , the registered State Registration Certificates , FFS Notifications (encrypted means) register.  If you need additional information please apply to [email protected]

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