Global Market Access – International Approvals

Global Market Access – International Approvals

Everyone needs to sell to survive; increasingly on a global basis and with tougher time and budget constraints. Managing the technical barriers to trade through determining what standards and country requirements apply to a given product, is an arduous task. Achieving on-time compliance in today’s complex, competitive and changing environment entails expert knowledge of the differing in-country compliance requirements for electrical equipment, as well as the in-depth knowledge of the legislation which can change for certain products on a daily basis. To maintain competitive advantage, equipment suppliers cannot risk being late to market because of approvals bottlenecks.

What is International Approvals Management?

International Approvals Management is a service whereby the equipment supplier outsources some or all of the homologation process to a dedicated approvals management company. The service outsourced can be as simple a process as performing market research to understand your market entry requirements or as complex as outsourcing the whole process; the development of a rationalized test plan for all your target markets, carrying out the testing and certification as well as the regulatory agency liaison to facilitate approval.

Services typically include:

  • Advice on your target markets with clear guidance on regulatory market entry requirements for each and recommendations for compliance.
  • Development of rationalized test plan to take into account all your target markets; both those you wish to access immediately and those possible in the future. This approach avoids cost and time delays associated with re-testing
  • Provision of a highly skilled team of compliance engineers to your organization on a contract basis to provide guidance and walk your product through the entire compliance process
  • Provision of general compliance related advice, including the applicability of standards and product classification
  • Design review at the front end of the process to assure a compliant design prior to product revisions or commencing production
  • Support of laboratory testing at your chosen test laboratory
  • Collation of test data and creation of technical files to assure compliance within your target markets
  • In-country regulatory agency liaison to ensure your product(s) is(are) accepted in your target destination(s)
  • Follow up to assure that all aspects of compliance and supporting documentation are in place to support product shipments

Key benefits:

  • Access the most up-to-date market entry requirements from a dedicated compliance management resource
  • Help guarantee an on-time or early product release date
  • Reduce approval costs through centralizing your whole approvals process

Partnering with Curtis-Straus, you can get fast market access to 150+ countries.

Region (link) Country (link) Certification
Oceania Australia RCM, Australia grid connection, MEPS, SAI
Middle East Asia Middle East Asia GCC
Central & South America Mexico Mexico consumption label
North America United States FCC, MET NRTL, DOE, EISA 2007, CEC, Energy Star, BV NRTL
Europe – EU Germany

EU

VDE, BDEW, GS

REACH, SVHCs, RoHS, WEEE, CE, EU grid connection, CoC

Southeast Asia Singapore IMDA, IDA
Northeast Asia Taiwan

Japan

Korea

China

NCC, BSMI, Energy Label

PSE, VCCI, MIC

KC, Korea PV Certification, e-Standby, MEPS

CCC, SRMC, Golden Sun

Global Global NFC, Qi, THREAD, ZigBee, 3GPP, Bluetooth, LoRa, SigFox, IP Code, CB, UN transportation, Mechanical & environmental, Wi-Fi Alliance, Vodafone OTA, Wi-Fi CWG-RF, CTIA A-GPS OTA, CTIA/GCF OTA, GCF, PTCRB