What is the latest on the development of an IEC 62368-based National Standard for China?
Recently (September 2018) we received word out of China that a Working Group continues collaboration on an IEC 62368-based national standard for China.
- The current effort is to develop an Edition No. 3-based standard for China rather than one based on Edition No. 2 IEC 62368-1. Edition No. 3 of IEC 62368-1 is scheduled to be issued in September 2018.
- A formal numerical designation has not been assigned yet, but like all IEC/ISO-based standards issued by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), it would be a prefixed with ‘GB’, indicating a Chinese National Standard (Guobiao or 国标).
- Preliminary publication target is 4Q 2019.
- A formal transition schedule remains under development.
We will keep this forum aware of additional details as they become available.