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Global Distribution – Electrical Equipment Compliance Responsibilities

“We simply ship someone else’s product. It’s not our responsibility to make sure the product is in compliance.“ This thought process comes up quite often…

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Fire resistance test of timber doors

Fire resistance is the ability of a closure to meet the requirements of integrity (E), integrity and isolation (EI1 or EI2) or integrity and radiation…

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California Proposition 65 for consumer products

In a complex and ever-evolving chemical regulatory landscape, it is very important to ensure accurate and sustained chemical product compliance. Chemicals can contribute significant value…

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ISO/IEC 17065 Standard “Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services”

Accreditation Bodies – which are signatory members of the IAF MLA (International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Agreement) – must have their accredited Product Certification Bodies according…

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Glancing at Technical Regulations in South America

After giving a general description/opinion about Technical Regulations in the first Post, I would like to make a quick review of main Technical Regulations (hereinafter…

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Misunderstanding the CE mark

Reducing potential liability and increasing quality assurance with electrical industrial/laboratory equipment One day, a great idea comes to you. Your mind is made up, your…

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Technical Regulations – South American Perspective

During the past decades, many countries realized that conformity assessment can be a good method to regulate markets. A market can be regulated to offer…

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