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Amendments to Inspection Requirements for Fire-retardant Construction Materials Will Take Effect on November 1, 2023

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Amendments to Inspection Requirements for Fire-retardant Construction Materials Will Take Effect on November 1, 2023

Fire-retardant construction materials include calcium silicate boards, gypsum board, etc. They are regulated products and amendments to the inspection requirements were published on October 5, 2022 to enhance their performance and to be in line with relevant international standards. The amended requirements will enter into force on November 1, 2023.

Fire-retardant construction materials are mainly used for purposes of modeling or repairing the interior or exterior (e.g. ceilings or wall decoration) of a building. These materials are classified into 3 grades based on the incombustible degree. These products are subject to mandatory inspection, some of them being added to the inspection scope as early as 1995. Both imported and domestically-manufactured products are required to comply with relevant national standards before they can be placed on the market. The amendments were made by making references to the updated national standards. In addition, the conformity assessment procedures are also revised to reflect practical needs.

The BSMI urges companies to ensure the safety of products and correctness of labeling so as to protect consumers' right and safety. It reminds business operators and consumers to buy products that are labeled with the Commodity Inspection Mark. More information about the amendments are available at BSMI's website (https://www.bsmi.gov.tw). The BSMI also encourages consumers to learn more about the products before purchasing them. For more product safety tips and information, consumers are welcome to visit the website of "Product Safety Information Network" (https://safety.bsmi.gov.tw).

Responsible Division: Inspection Administration Division
Contact Person: Cheng, Ching-Hong, Deputy Director
Tel. (O): +886-2343-1763
Email: ch.cheng@bsmi.gov.tw

  • 編修日期:2023/10/31
  • 上稿單位:檢驗行政組
Latest Update: 2024年4月12日