Preparing and submitting products for testing by international product safety agencies is complex, and time consuming. It is, however, an essential part of any successful business venture. Proper organizations and preparation can make international product safety compliance attainable within realistic cost and time parameters.
Smaller companies may choose to utilize the services of a consultant who is experienced in handling agency submittals. If you expect to develop several products over time, the consultant could be retained to help develop the capability internally to handle agency submittals. Realistically, unless you are prepared to dedicate substantial resources to the international compliance effort, the learning process should be expected to take three to four submittals. After that, a dial-up arrangement with a consultant for quick questions would probably prove useful.
Although Interpower Corporation does not provide in-depth consulting services, we do believe you will find these links very helpful in designing products for export.
- The Global Marketplace
- Why Observe International Product Safety Requirements
- Conforming to Local Safety Requirements
- What Standards Must Electronic or Electrical Equipment Meet
- European & International Standards Writing Agencies
- What is the CE Marking
- What is the ENEC Mark
- Who Enforces International Safety Standards
- International Safety Compliance is a Corporate-Wide Effort
- Guides and Charts
- National Power Mains