The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6.
Notifying Member: MEXICO
If applicable, name of local government involved (Articles 3.2 and 7.2):
Agency responsible: Secretaría de Economía (Ministry of the Economy)
Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:
Dirección General de Normas (General Directorate of Standards)
Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Alcoholometers (devices for measuring the level of alcohol in the blood) (national tariff heading 90268099)
Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Proyecto de Norma Oficial Mexicana PROY-NOM-214/2-SCFI-2017 Instrumentos de Medición-Alcoholímetros, Referenciales-Especificaciones y Métodos de Prueba (Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-214/2-SCFI-2017: Measuring instruments - Reference alcoholometers - Specifications and test methods) (13 pages, in Spanish)
Description of content: The notified draft Mexican Official Standard applies to alcohol measuring instruments imported into or marketed in Mexico which are used to detect or quantify alcohol in bodily fluids in order to establish, for reference purposes, the quantity of ingested alcohol that is permitted for a given activity.
Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: The notified text establishes the performance criteria, test methods, assessment methods and verification procedure for reference alcoholometers.
Relevant documents: n/a
Proposed date of adoption: 60 calendar days after publication as a final standard.
Proposed date of entry into force: The notified draft Mexican Official Standard will enter into force 60 calendar days after its publication in the Official Journal as a final standard.
Final date for comments: 15 January 2018 (60 calendar days after publication in the Official Journal on 17 November 2017).
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