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Access to European and Russian Markets via Transportable Conformity Assessment sm. Donald A. Mader Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. IECEE Workshop: Moscow, 2007-06-26.

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Access to European and Russian Marketsvia Transportable Conformity Assessmentsm

Donald A. Mader

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

IECEE Workshop: Moscow, 2007-06-26


Access to European and Russian Marketsvia Transportable Conformity Assessmentsm

  • Key Elements of Compliance

  • Conformity Assessment

  • Transportable Conformity Asessmentsm

  • Case Studies

    • Russian Federation

    • European Union

  • Service Providers


CLIENT

INTERACTIVE

PROGRAMS

CONFIDENCE

VALUE

ACCREDITATION

THIRD

PARTY

CONFIDENCE

VALUE

ACCEPTANCE

AUTHORITY

SUPPLIER

MARKET ACCESS

Conformity Assessment Value Chain


Compliance Systems

Rules and Regulations that define a market

Key Elements of Compliance

  • Conformity Assessment

  • Available paths which compliance can be verified (design, production, documentation)

  • Technical Requirements / Standards

  • Minimum requirements used for evaluating compliance(may be mandatory or voluntary)

  • Market Requirements

  • Additional requirements to those of the compliance system to establish confidence in the marketplace


Regulatory Marks

Self-affxed

Privately Issued

Market Driven Marks

Regional Marks

Private Marks

Conformity Assessment Considerations

  • Compliance Certificates


Country A

Sector K

NCB X

Conformity

Assessment

SUPPLIER

Country B

Sector K

NCB Y

Product

Certification

Flow of a CB Test Report (CBTR)/CB Test Certificate (CBTC) Transportable Conformity Assessmentsm

CBTR/CBTC

CBTR/CBTC

CBTR/CBTC

CBTR/CBTC

SDoC based on

NCB X Conformity

Assessment

Acceptance of NCB X

Conformity Assessment

via gov’t to gov’t MRA

Satisfaction of market/regulatory

demands for conformity assessment:

market acceptance

National

Certification


Streamlining Global Market AccessDelivery Portfolio

1

2

3

Local CODirect delivery of Certification Marks and Certificates

SchemesMutual recognition schemesSecondary ProgramsIntermediateApplicant

Alliance with CODelivery via a partner or supplemental program


DoC

Underwriters LaboratoriesMeeting Customer’s Market Needs

CUSTOMER

IA


Russian Federation & EUCase Studies


Case Study: Russian Federation GOST R (Law No. 5151-1 On Certification of Products and Service)

  • Privately Issued by Accredited Certification Organization

    • Mandatory

    • Facilitated by UL Demko, UL-US

  • Required for Regulated Products

    • Mandatory Examination Certificate

      • Certification valid for 3 years

    • Electrical safety and EMC

      • Compliance with Russian IEC based standards

    • Annual Inspections Required to Maintain Compliance


Case Study: European Union CE Marking (New Approach Directives)

  • Manufacturer Affixed Marking

    • Mandatory compliance to EU Directives

  • Commonly agreed upon European regulations

    • Govern design, production and documentation requirements

    • May require intervention of a “Notified Body”

    • Allow for free movement of goods

      • Binding to Member States based on European Treaties

        • Published in the Official Journal of the European Communities

  • 27 Current European Union (EU) member states

    • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom

      • Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have also implemented a variety of EU legislation and together with the EU make up the European Economic Area (EEA)


Case Study: European Union Market Driven

  • GS Mark (Geprüfte Sicherheit - Safety Tested)

  • Privately Issued by German Accredited Certification Organization

    • Issued by UL Demko

  • Predominant German (European) Safety Mark

    • Applicable for ready-to-use products

      • Indicates a product has been found to comply with European safety standards

    • Electrical safety, EMC and Ergonomics

    • Requires annual inspections to maintain compliance


Transportable Conformity AssessmentsmStreamlining Global Market Access


Case Study: United States Market Driven

  • UL Mark

  • Privately owned Certification Mark

    • Issued globally by Underwriters Laboratories

    • Issued via UL’s Receiving NCB procedures under the IECEE CB Scheme

  • Predominant Safety Mark in the United States

    • Applicable for:

      • Ready-to-use products

      • Components

        • Based on Conditions of Acceptability

    • Requires ongoing inspections to maintain compliance


UL Enterprise Global Locations


Backup Materials


Process ModelCB Scheme


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