Market access solutions
When looking to market beyond their own countries, manufacturers must understand and satisfy a new set of testing, evaluation, certification and regulatory compliance requirements applicable to their products to sell them in new markets.
While the compliance requirements of different geographical markets may share common elements and objectives, each country or region may mandate requirements specific to national or regional regulatory concerns or implement different options for how these requirements can be met. Market-driven voluntary certification marks may also need to be considered. These variations and nuances can cause major challenges and delays for companies trying to introduce new products to markets.
Regulations and compliance requirements tend to evolve over time presenting another challenge to manufacturers and requiring constant vigilance to identify and address changes that can impact the continued marketability of their products. Fortunately, the global network and compliance expertise of UL can help manufacturers navigate through these complexities with a simplified and customized market access solution. UL can obtain the required certifications/marks via its own certification organizations and partnerships with other certification organizations or participation in mutual recognition schemes such as the CB Scheme. UL identifies and bridges the specific compliance gaps by leveraging the most efficient options.
Bridging the compliance gap
Manufacturers can tap into local UL knowledge and expertise for a full spectrum of services ranging from developing compliance strategies, identifying critical standards and requirements, conducting all necessary testing/evaluations, preparing and submitting certification-ready documentation to applicable certification organizations, and facilitating sample management and invoice payments.
UL is flexible in providing services customized to specific needs. Manufacturers can choose any combination of the services or have UL deliver a turnkey solution in which UL handles the entire process and delivers the desired certification/marks.