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Canada Allows e-labelling for High-Tech Devices

Posted October 08, 2014

Under Canadian Customs Issues

(CBC News)

Serial numbers no longer need to be visible on the surface of devices such as smartphones or wearable technology such as smartwatches in Canada, thanks to new electronic labelling regulations.

The new rules are “opening Canada’s markets to the latest wireless wearable devices such as Google Glass and Apple Watch,” Industry Canada announced in a news release today.

Previously, Canadian regulations required information such as serial or model identification numbers, registration numbers for terminal equipment devices and certification number for radio equipment to be printed directly on the device or attached with a sticker. That meant some devices marketed in other parts of the world couldn’t enter Canadian markets, the news release said. Read more here.