Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Brazil - Systems and equipment for water heating using solar energy - Addendum



The following communication, dated 31 August 2018, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Brazil.





Adjustments and clarifications to the regulation of Flat Solar Collector

This document aims at informing that the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology - INMETRO, issued Ordinance 229, 23 August 2018 (Portaria Inmetro 229, de 23 de Agosto de 2018), concerning the adjustments and clarifications to the regulation of Flat Solar Collector, established in the Annexes to this Ordinance amending the Technical Quality Requirements approved by Ordinance 301/2012 (Portaria Inmetro 301/2012) previously notified under the document G/TBT/N/BRA/456/Add.1, and the Conformity Assessment Procedures approved by Ordinance 352/2012 (Portaria Inmetro 352/2012) previously notified under the document G/TBT/N/BRA/461/Add.1.

The main updates to the technical regulation (Annex I) (Ordinance 301/2012) are:

Reworded items: 3; 4.14; 4.15;;;;;;;;;;;;Include items: e; Reworded items:;;;; Included items:;;; Reworded items:;;;;;;;; Reworded: subheading 5 of sub-item D1 of Annex 4 and Included Annex 5.

The updates of Conformity Assessment Procedures (Annex II) (Ordinance 352/2012) are:

Reworded items: 1.2.2; 1.2.3; 1.2.4; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 4.9; 6.1;; Excluded subheading 'e' of sub-item; Reworded item;;;;;; Included: subheading 'd' in sub item; Reworded table 2; Excluded table 3 of subitem; Reworded item;;;;;; Excluded table 2 of the requirements set by Ordinance 352/2012; reworded table's 2 note; Included item 6.2.4;; Replaced Annex I and Changed the heat sink label in Annex 2.

The other provisions contained in the requirements approved by Ordinance Inmetro 301/2012 and in the Ordinance Inmetro 352/2012 remain unchanged.

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