Product Safety for Global Market Access
Reducing your product’s time to market and expanding access to the global marketplace.
Each country or region has its own rules and regulations that dictate not only what requirements apply to products but how product compliance must be demonstrated. MET’s Global Market Access services for product safety help you to reduce the delays and costs of multiple testing to achieve market entry into a variety of global destinations – allowing your products to be certified once and ultimately accepted by others worldwide without the need for further product assessment.
Bringing products to market in different countries is complicated. Our experts provide guidance on the compliance requirements and approval strategy for certification in key markets. Along with a network of partners across the globe, MET has 9 international labs and a homologations team dedicated to global market access, to get your products certified for different economies. Our reputation for excellence has been earned by diligent involvement in the development of international standards and test methodologies. We have a strong history of working with domestic and international committees to establish Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) in any area our customers require compliance.
MET’s product safety certification gives you the ability to achieve and maintain product compliance through mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates for the safety of electrical components, equipment and products bringing you a step closer to the ideal concept of “one product, one test, one mark.”
We help you reduce the delays and costs of multiple testing to achieve market entry into a variety of global destinations — Allowing your products to be certified once and ultimately accepted by other destinations worldwide without the need for further product assessment.
For product safety certification, MET has been accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a Certification Body (CB). As a CB, MET provides all the required testing, follow-up inspections and labeling required to sell electrical products in Canada.
MET Labs is experienced and active in testing for 8 directives to support CE marking. Most products can be labeled with the CE marking based upon a manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity. This declaration must be backed up with test data and a CE test report.
MET Labs has tested thousands of products to support CE Marking Declarations of Conformity for product safety.
MET is a NCB (National Certification Body) in IECEE’s CB Scheme. As a recognized member, MET performs testing and provides an international test certificate which can be used to obtain product safety certification in the participating member countries. There are presently more than 50 countries participating in the scheme.
MET is a recognized member of the IECEE to issue test reports and certificates and also to recognize such reports and certificates from other participating countries.
MET maintains an extensive network of international partner labs throughout the world that provides product safety testing on a local level for North American certification. Our partnerships give manufactures the ability to reduce certification costs while improving their time to market.
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