Out Now - SGS White Paper on Global Access Program (GAP) for E&E Markets

Top Quote A new White Paper from SGS highlights the ‘barriers to enterprise’ faced by manufacturers and importers of E&E products to achieve compliance and certification against the ever-expanding array of national and international standards. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 02, 2019 - According to a new White Paper from SGS, manufacturers and importers of Electrical and Electronics (E&E) products will struggle to access global trading markets if they cannot meet the challenge of increasingly prevalent mandatory legal requirements.

    The Paper, ‘Global Access Program (GAP) for Electrical & Electronics Products’ explains how, as worldwide trading business expands, 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 – with a focus on 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 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. In addition, it has developed solutions for more than 150 countries and regions, covering all major and fast-growing markets.

    Written by a four-strong panel of ITA experts, the Paper 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 accessing new markets.

    The White Paper recognizes the benefit certification marks make to helping products receive market acceptance and recognition. It explores SGS’s Global Access Program (GAP) which provides an accelerated certification process and offers faster turnaround-time and improved service quality to support world-wide applications, conduct testing and achieve certification.

    Download a copy of the white paper: [www.sgs.com/en/white-paper-library/global-access-program-for-electrical-and-electronics-products]
    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 has established a robust reputation as a leader in standards development around the world.

    For further information contact:
    Cherry Li
    Senior ITA Operation Manager
    SGS China
    Tel: +86 (0)20 3213 6383 ext. 6383
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail/

    About SGS
    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 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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