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2019-11-14 Drafts This amendment is about ensuring the rights of trainees of skipper training institutions participating in examination, improving the quality of skipper training for yachts and power-driven small ships and also protecting the rights of trainees and candidates during the training and testing. (Send your comments on or before 2019-12-03)
2019-11-05 Drafts With a view to adopting a risk-based approach to regulating toy safety, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection is proposing removing 9 categories of toys from the list of products subject to Monitoring Inspection or Registration of Product Certification. These products are assessed to be of low risk and shall be subject to the conformity assessment procedure of Declaration of Conformity, which requires tests to be performed at designated testing laboratories and a declaration of conformity be issued declaring that the products comply with relevant inspection standards. (Send your comments on or before 2020-01-07)
2019-10-25 Drafts The main purpose of the amendment is to cooperate with the practical operations of crew transfer vessels for offshore wind farms to amend the Minimum Safety Manning for Seafarers. (Send your comments on or before 2019-12-30)
2019-10-24 Drafts In order to strengthen the practical needs of management for crews and passengers, we amend the regulations that the ship owner or his/her agent shall fill in a prior notice sheet that specifies related information, including the crews' list, the passengers' list, and the crew members' list. In addition, considering the shipping practice needs, we also amend the regulations that if the submitted documents are incomplete, the ship owner or his/her agent could not apply for the prior notice sheet for ship's departure in advance until submitting the complete documents to the maritime and port authority or designated institution for inspection. (Send your comments on or before 2019-12-30)
2019-10-21 Drafts The purpose of amendments is to strengthen communication and coordination among government ministries, and improve the permit review procedures for direct cross-strait carriage of passenger between the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area to effectively prevent the introduction of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan and ensure national security. (Send your comments on or before 2019-11-07)
2019-10-18 Drafts To protect human rights and the right to work, the main amendment is that if a seafarer is diagnosed with objective facts enough to recognize whose physical and mental conditions that are difficult to adapt to the work environment, the seafarer will not pass the medical or health examination. (Send your comments on or before 2019-11-06)
2019-10-03 Drafts Protective helmets nowadays are having multi-functions by using high-tech technology, for examples, the Bluetooth video playback and photography functions. As these new functions are battery-powered (secondary lithium battery cells or secondary lithium battery packs), there are safety concerns. The BSMI is proposing to amend the inspection requirements for certain protective helmets currently subject to legal inspection to ensure their safety with multi-functions. This proposal applies to protective helmets for (1) drivers and passengers of motorcycle and mopeds, (2) pedal cyclists and (3) users of skates, skateboards and roller skates. In addition, a new version of the inspection standard will be adopted for the second and third categories of protective helmets. The conformity assessment procedure remains the same: Registration of Product Certification (RPC) or Batch Inspection. (Send your comments on or before 2019-12-06)
2019-09-27 Drafts "Regulations of Civil Air Transport Enterprise" was amended on 21st, November 2018. In order to protect consumer rights and expose the progress of labor disputes, Article 35-5 of the aforesaid regulations is amended. (Send your comments on or before 2019-10-14)
2019-09-26 Drafts MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS Notice is hereby given, to commence a period of public comments for the draft amendment on Article 9 of "The Regulations for Administrating Vessel Carriers" and delete Attachment 9 "Allowed Age Limit for Import of Built Vessel" (Send your comments on or before 2019-12-02)
2019-09-11 Drafts In order to enhance the consumer protection, the BSMI proposes to revise the current performance of EMC inspection standards for the Self-ballasted LED lamps. The conformity assessment procedures will remain unchanged under the Registration of Product Certification scheme or Type-approved Batch Inspection scheme. (Send your comments on or before 2019-11-18)