Intertek has one of the most advanced electrical safety testing and certification systems in the world.
By working through local laboratories, manufacturers may have their products tested and certified for global markets. With local access to the world, manufacturers benefit with considerably faster market introductions for their products.
For compliance to global product safety standards and market access, companies place their trust in Intertek's product safety marks: ETL Mark (U.S. and Canada), GS Mark (Europe), and S Mark (Europe, Nordic countries). Intertek is a Notified Body for CE Marking, a National Certification Body (NCB) for the CB Scheme, and we hold agreements that get you through the product safety testing process and to market in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and other countries.
Examples of products we test and/or certify for global markets:
Product Safety Compliance in the United States: Intertek* is an OSHA regconized Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). This designation enables Intertek to test your products and, if compliant to relevant standards, issue you the right to use the ETL Listed mark with the "US" identifier. To view some of the notable clients who use the ETL Listed mark for US market entry, visit our Directory of Listed Products.
Product Safety Compliance in Canada: The Standards Council of Canada has accredited Intertek** as a Testing Organization (TO) and a Certification Body (CB), allowing Intertek to conduct product safety testing through our global network and issue your product the ETL Listed mark with the "C" identifier.
Product Safety Compliance in the EU: For EU access your product must comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) - the EU's harmonized product safety standard. If your product is designed to meet the requirements of the LVD, it's eligible for the "CE" mark and access to the EU member countries. As a Notified body, Intertek can conduct the required product safety testing, and prepare your LVD compliance documentation - a prerequisite in the CE Marking process.
S Marking: Distinguish your products from those that are only CE marked by S marking your product. By S marking your product you can sell your products throughout Europe without further safety testing or certification.
GS Mark: Products bearing the GS mark indicates that it is tested and complied with the minimum requirements of the German Device Safety Act (a.k.a., GSG). The GS mark is a licensed mark of the German government, which may only be issued by an accredited product safety testing and certification agency. Intertek is authorized to issue the GS Mark.
Product Safety Compliance into over 34 countries: The CB Scheme is an international program for exchange and acceptance of product safety test results among participating laboratories and certification organizations around the world. The CB Scheme offers manufacturers a simplified way of obtaining multiple national safety certifications for their products - entry into 34 countries. Intertek is a National Certification Body for the CB Scheme and we are one of the highest number of international CB certificates issuers in the world.
Intertek continues to grow and form agreements, partnerships and/or acquisitions to ensure you access to all global markets.
* Intertek operates in the United States as Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., and is recognized by OSHA as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.
** Intertek operates in Canada as Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd., and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a Certification Body and Testing Organization
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