Compliance expertise for ELECTRICAL & Wireless Products
Are you a manufacturer or importer of electrotechnical or electronic products? Do you deal with information and telecommunications technology or other products that use radio technology? If so, you are operating in a highly regulated industry whose products require approval procedures worldwide. Market surveillance is strict, especially when exporting to third countries, where non-compliance with regulations is sometimes drastically penalized. Therefore, you should know exactly which legal requirements apply to your products in the planned target countries in order to avoid unpleasant surprises upon import or subsequent recalls.
Which market Authorization requirements are mandatory?
Manufacturers of electronic and electrical engineering products often have to have specific certifications and/or authorizations for non-EU target markets, e.g. FCC for electromagnetic compatibility in the USA or CCC for product safety in China. To be able to comply with these requirements, you need to spend time researching every destination country individually. Moreover, it's important for manufacturers to determine which requirements are obligatory and which are optional.
Placing electrotechnical products on a market is a complex task even within the EU, because a wide range of harmonization legislation applies. These include, for example, Directives on EMC, Low Voltage, RoHS, ErP or ATEX, which frequently also give rise to delineation issues regarding product-specific harmonization legislation, such as the Radio Equipment Directive or the Machinery Directive.
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW REQUIREMENTS REGARDING RADIO EQUIPMENT?
Wireless components are being installed in an ever growing number of devices, rapidly expanding wireless communications technology into completely new areas. Applicable regulations are likewise evolving into ever more horizontal, cross-industry requirements that end up applying to many product segments, so-called Combined Equipment products. Products in industry sectors that previously had little or nothing to do with radio technology now have to meet new requirements, which is catching some companies unprepared.
GLOBALNORM – THE Product Compliance & Wireless Communications Specialists
Our clients are predominantly manufacturers and importers of electrical or electronic equipment in the areas of automotive supply industry, consumer products, measurement and control and feedback control technology, information and communications technology, domestic appliances, low voltage switchgear and equipment, equipment for machinery and plant systems, as well as electromedical devices.
We have profound expertise in CE marking requirements and all associated harmonization legislation, as well as the relevant legislation governing these industry sectors in countries outside of the EU.
We are very familiar with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, as well as with the requirements in third countries, for example FCC in the USA or ANATEL in Brazil. Our experts are involved in relevant committees such as the Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association (www.redca.eu), so they are always up to date with the latest knowledge.