Government Adds Certification and Testing Institution for Electronics

The Ministry of Industry has increased the number of product certification bodies and testing laboratories related to the implementation of compulsory SNI of electronic products.

The addition of product certification body (LSPro) and test laboratory are listed in Regulation of the Minister of Industry Number 36 / M-IND / PER / 9/2017 on Conformity Assessment Bodies in the Framework of Enforcement and Supervision of Indonesian National Standard on Compulsory Industrial Electronic Products.

In beleid which was published on 12 September 2017 it mentioned electronically regulated products are water pumps, electric irons, CRT-TV sets, air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines.

Achmad Rodjih Almanshoer, Director of Kemenperin Electronics and Telematics Industry, said the new regulation changes include adding LSPro and testing laboratories PT Qualis Indonesia to SNI pumps for water, irons, air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines. In addition, the scope for LSPro Goods Quality Testing Center (PPMB) Kemendag, LSPro PT TUV Rheinland Indonesia, and LSPro PT Qualis Indonesia for SNI audio video.

“This regulatory change is due to the presence of LSPro and new test labs that have competence in certifying and testing electronic products, in addition to existing ones,” he told , Thursday (5/10).

With the addition of LSPro and testing laboratory is expected to SNI certification process does not take long. Rodjih said there were currently queues, especially the queue in product testing. In addition, this addition is part of the implementation of compulsory SNI for electronic products.

The appointment of LSPro and testing laboratory aims to provide legal certainty in the implementation of the implementation of compulsory SNI of the industrial sector and facilitate the supervision of the application of SNI.

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