The Brazilian Committee of Electricity, Electronics, Lighting and Telecommunication (COBEI) is temporally suspended from the IECEE CB Scheme. The suspension includes Brazil’s national certification bodies—TÜV Rheinland do Brasil Ltda, Division UCIEE and NCC Certificações do Brasil; and associated testing laboratories.
Germany is considered a primary market entry point into the European market for electrical products. And for good reason, it’s the fifth largest economy in the world with 81.4 million inhabitants and a GDP of 2.9 Trillion EUR. Recent problems with Germany’s conformity assessment requirement have dulled some of that luster. Product entry
Germany’s Central Authority of the Federal States for Safety (ZLS), in an attempt to exert greater control over its national certification process, has imposed a barrier to trade. ZLS decreed that a German Safety (GS) certifier can no longer accept test reports from any IECEE Certification Bodies in order to obtain the GS mark for an electrical
On 3 July 2009, CSA Group acquired SIRA Test and Certification Limited and three affiliated companies: SIRA Test and Certification Limited (STC), SIRA Certification Service (SCS), SIRA Environmental (SEL) and SIRA Consulting Limited (SCL). SIRA was formally owned by Volvere plc, a United Kingdom-based holding company that identifies and invests in undervalued
Those knowledgeable of the U.S. conformity assessment system for electrical products, knows that it continues to evolve in a decentralized manner, resulting in an extensive and increasingly complex system. Regulatory authority at the national level is split between agencies and regulatory commissions. The Federal agencies which regulate electrical products
Expectations are high for the newly minted IEC Subcommittee 31M, Non-Electrical Equipment and Protective Systems for Explosive Atmospheres . This is the first international committee established to develop ISO/IEC dual logo standards on “non-electrical” matters relating to explosive atmospheres. According to the chair of IEC TC31, Jim Munro, this is