Placing products on the United States marketplace can be rather complicated when it comes to safety and compliance. In relation to electronic products, some aspects are covered by regulations and mandatory standards, while other aspects – including electrical safety – are covered by what is known as ‘voluntary’ safety standards. If you are a company wishing to sell products in the United States, this overview may be useful to refer to.
All products require an EU/EC Declaration of Conformity in order to be sold in the European Union. Are you importing, distributing, or manufacturing products intended for use in the EU? Here’s what you need to know about the Declaration of Conformity.
Understanding the legislative intricacies of the European Union can be a challenging task. Yet, in order to trade products in the EU, it is essential to understand the different health and safety requirements that your product must comply with. This article explains the difference between the two most important types of legislation to account for during the CE marking process: directives and regulations.
On 18th March 2021, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) announced the draft of a law implementing the directive (EU) 2019/882 of the European Parliament and of the Council on accessibility requirements for products and services. The draft contains considerable new obligations for manufacturers, importers, and distributors of electronic equipment.
Updates to the European Union Market Surveillance Regulation – What You and Your Business Should be Aware of
The Market Surveillance Regulation 2019/1020 is European legislation that directly applies to European Union (EU) member states from 16 July 2021. This new regulation will impact exports to the European Union and Northern Ireland (NI), including those from Great Britain. Businesses should be aware of what this Regulation will enforce and what actions should be taken to be able to access the market.
At Certification Experts, we recently published a whitepaper document on the future of business in the robotics industry and the relationship to the future of product compliance. The world of technology is evolving in ways that we could only imagine a couple of decades ago. With this comes the importance of ensuring that these new technologies are not impeding human rights or the ability to continue making progress. Below is a snippet of the fifteen page document. Get yours today at the download link below.
After carrying out the required conformity assessments and compiling the technical documentation, you are ready to apply the CE mark to your machine. Manufacturers are often unsure, however, which additional information should be included on machine plates besides the CE mark. In this post, we explain the different requirements for CE marking plates for machinery.
New Rules and Actions on Artificial Intelligence from the European Commission: “A Europe Fit For the Digital Age”
Last week, the European Commission proposed new rules and actions which seek to convert Europe into the ‘global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) (European Commission, 2021). The proposal seeks to guarantee the safety and rights of people and businesses, as AI becomes an ever-increasing part of day-to-day life and business.
When it comes to maintaining the conformity with both US FDA’s regulations and the European Union’s (EU) Medical Device Directive (MDD), which will soon transition to the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR), Medical Device companies undoubtedly encounter some difficulties.
Chinese imports and exports increased steadily in 2020, despite the pandemic conditions that prevented many other economies from seeing positive growth. Due to effective epidemic prevention, the stabilisation of trade, and the demand of China’s massive consumer market, the Chinese economy emerged with an increase of 18.1% in exports and 6.5% in imports in December 2020, greatly aiding the world economy.
The manufacturing and sales of toys is a global business. With e-commerce lowering barriers for consumers to purchase international products, the market for toys is reaching new heights. As the market evolves, regulations are being strengthened to ensure the safety of these products. There are strict rules in place for toys that are intended for use in the European Union. If you want to gain European market access, here’s what you should know about selling toys in the EU.
With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility: Futureproofing Technology, Innovation & Artificial Intelligence
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic shift in the way we work. At short notice, businesses all around the world were forced to adapt to a new way of organising everything from their day-to-day administration, to communications, finances, and more. With technology influencing how we communicate, work, and automate it is no surprise that artificial intelligence is becoming implemented more and more in businesses day-to-day.