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SGS Releases White Paper on International Type Approval Solutions for Electrical and Electronic Products

SGS offers integrated one-stop International Type Approval (ITA) services for a wide range of electrical and electronic (E&E) products.

Hamburg, Germany, May 22, 2015 --( Launched in 2007, the ITA service has helped to develop solutions for over 150 countries and regions, covering all major and fast-growing markets. Wherever clients are based or want to sell their products, each region has set up its own type approval system. These systems are designed to protect the environment with particular focus on product life-cycle, to safeguard user health and safety, to ensure compliance with relevant requirements with respect to electromagnetic compatibility and to maintain the integrity of radio networks.

Navigating the Landscape of Type Approvals

SGS integrated one-stop ITA services cover a large portfolio of E&E products including ITE & mobile, household appliances, luminaries, audio and video, medical devices, photovoltaic, power supplies and batteries, power tools and machinery products. The knowledge of local requirements in terms of certification marks is a prerequisite to accessing the global market.

The SGS E&E technology experts have released a new white paper to inform readers on the global market access process and give a detailed overview of the ITA-related landscape of certification marks as well as their related marking and certification procedures such as:

- CB Scheme
- CE Marking
- GS (Geprüfte Sicherheit)
- Russia EAC
- Brazil Inmetro
- China CCC
- Korea KC
- Japan PSE and MIC
- And many more

Global Market Access for Electrical and Electronic Products

In fast-moving global markets, meeting health, safety or environmental requirements remain a challenge to certain companies. Manufacturers and importers unable to demonstrate compliance and achieve certification in accordance with the relevant national, local or international standards and requirements will continue to struggle to reach new markets.

SGS provides with a comprehensive, one-stop portfolio of ITA services. SGS experts have the knowledge, in-depth understanding and global reach to support applications, conduct testing and achieve certification, wherever clients are based and whatever their target market is.

To learn more about how to access the global market for electrical and electronic products and achieve ITA, download the SGS International Type Approval Solutions white paper (

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
Contact Information
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Silke Hilmer
+49 (0)40 30 101 – 826
CTS EE Global Marketing Manager
SGS Germany GmbH
Hamburg, Germany

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