SGS Publishes White Paper on Global Access Program (GAP) for E&E Markets
In today’s fast-moving global trading markets, manufacturers and importers of Electrical and Electronics (E&E) products will struggle to access new markets if they fail to meet the challenge of mandatory legal requirements.
SGS’s latest White Paper, ‘Global Access Program (GAP) for Electrical & Electronics Products’ explains how, with the continuous growth of worldwide trading business, more and more countries and regions are establishing their own type-approval systems.
This increase in the number of countries and regions setting up type-approval systems reflects a growing global ambition to:
- Protect the environment – focusing on the design, production and disposal phases of the life cycle of electronic products
- Protect the health and safety of the user and any other person
- Maintain protection requirements regarding electromagnetic compatibility in accordance with Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations
- Maintain the integrity of radio networks by ensuring that radio equipment is constructed to use only the spectrum allocated to terrestrial/space communication and orbital resources, so as to avoid harmful interference
Since 2007, SGS has offered integrated one-stop International Type Approval (ITA) services for Electrical and Electronics (E&E) products covering ITE & mobile, household appliances, luminaires, audio/video, medical devices, photovoltaic, power supply, batteries, power tools and machinery products, E&E components, amongst others. It has developed solutions for more than 150 countries and regions, covering all major and fast-growing markets.
In this white paper, written by a four-strong panel of ITA experts, the company explores and investigates the current array of national and international standards including the CB Scheme, CE Mark, GS Mark, F1 Mark, CEBEC and ENEC standards, as well as a plethora of certification schemes around the globe. It highlights each standard’s intentions, geographic application and marking process whilst alerting organizations to the pitfalls of non-compliance when seeking to reach new target markets.
Recognizing the positive difference certification marks make to helping products receive market acceptance and recognition, SGS has developed the Global Access Program (GAP). The White Paper explores the GAP solution in providing an accelerated certification process, with faster turnaround-time and better service quality to support world-wide applications, conduct testing and achieve certification.
Ben Lv, SGS Senior ITA Manager, said: “Through GAP we are enabling manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronics consumer goods to benefit from a consolidated global service and streamlined access to world markets.
“With our global reach, local experts and unrivaled expertise in testing, verification and certification, we can minimize administrative and project management activities and create a short cut to new target markets.”
As a trusted, independent, third-party certification service provider, SGS is an active driver in international committees for standard harmonization and have established a robust reputation as leaders in standards development around the world.
For further information, please contact:
Senior ITA Operation Manager
t: +86 (0)20 3213 6383
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