Taiwan set to implement new regulation for suitcase sales

Taipei--Beginning March 1, Taiwan's government will introduce new regulations on the safety of suitcases and other types of luggage, implementing a mandatory inspection of such items before they are put on sale, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) said Thursday.

The inspections will apply to trolley luggage with fixed frames to ensure that they conform to safety regulations and to protect consumers' rights, the BSMI said.

The bureau said the inspections will be carried out in line with its standards for bags, cases and trunks, and will include checking the zippers, handles, wheels and quality of material.

Starting March 1, local and imported luggage products will be examined before they are allowed on the consumer market and will be marked with an inspection sticker if they pass the process, the BSMI said.

Merchants found selling luggage without the proper inspection stickers will be subject to fines of between NT$200,000 (US$6,505) and NT$2 million under Article 60 of the Commodity Inspection Act, the bureau said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel