ECCT today called upon the Taiwan government to bring Taiwan’s regulations governing electrical engineering and equipment in line with the best international standards and practices. The call comes following an intensive two-day “EU-Taiwan high voltage electrical equipment management forum” held from 25-26 March in Taipei. The forum was jointly organized by the ECCT together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ (MoEA) Bureau of Foreign Trade (BoFT) and Bureau of Energy (BoE). It was co-organised by the Taiwan Research Institute and the European Business and Regulatory Cooperation programme (EBRC, a service project funded and supervised by the European Commission and implemented by the ECCT).
Delegates also welcomed further exchanges to resolve any remaining technical obstacles caused by a lack of understanding of product design. In order to avoid doubling testing and the misunderstanding of type test reports, Directive 401 reviewing committee members and Taiwanese testing lab experts were invited to communicate with IEC experts and manufactures to achieve a comprehensive understanding of product designs. In addition, members of the ECCT’s Electrical Engineering and Equipment committee offered to set up video conferences to enable direct communication between Taiwan regulators and IEC experts or manufacturers to discuss technical issues at any time in the future.