Argentina to Require Certificate of Conformity for School Articles, Printed Materials
18 December 2015
The Argentinean government has adopted a regulation that will require school articles sold in Argentina to be accompanied by a certificate attesting compliance with all applicable safety requirements, effective from 1 June 2016. Until such time as Argentina develops a specific standard for school articles, the certificate must attest compliance with the requirements of parts 1, 3 and 6 of standard IRAM 300 NM, Resolution 583/2008 and Resolution 2/2011. School articles covered by this action include, among others, pencil sharpeners, erasers, pens, markers, highlighters, compasses, correction fluid, glue, chalk, crayons, pencils, modelling clay, school holsters, lunch boxes, binders, rulers, round-tipped scissors, finger paint, watercolour paint, ink, brushes, glitter, glaze and crepe paper, and adhesive tape for school use.
Argentinean authorities will also soon require printed materials commercialised in the country to be accompanied by a certification that they do not exceed the heavy metal migration limits of table 1 of standard IRAM NM 300-3. Importers and domestic producers will be required to obtain a conformity certificate issued by an authorised certification body on the basis of laboratory test results. A broad range of products are covered by this requirement, including books; notebooks; printed boxes, containers and labels; printed decorative paper; printed paper for gifts; printed polypropylene plates and sheets; envelopes; decals; printed checks; postcards; albums; calendars; playing cards; and printed flexible aluminium tubes and film. Daily and periodic publications such as newspapers and magazines are excluded from this action, which will enter into force on 2 February 2016.
- Books & Printed Items
- Central & South America