Investigations by European market surveillance authorities demonstrate an increase of illegal and dangerous products being brought into Europe.
The most recent survey showed that 58 percent of electrical/electronic products were not in compliance with the European regulations. This entails potential safety risks for the consumers as well distortion of business competition.
Nemko Canada Inc., a division of Nemko AS, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, is expanding its extensive market access service in North America by opening a new test laboratory in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
The CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) has announced a new China Compulsory Product Certification regulation, replacing a prior version from 2002. The new regulation, “Management Requirements on Application of Compulsory Product Certification Mark,” came into effect on March 20, 2018.
A remotely operated robot (shown on the right) becomes the classroom ‘eyes and ears’ of children with long-term illness.
It has been developed by the Norwegian company No Isolation, and was recently tested and certified by Nemko before being placed on the market.
Formerly underdeveloped regions in Africa are now quickly advancing in technologies like state-of-the-art systems for communication and systems for electrical power generation and distribution, including local grids.
For electrical products on the GSO ‘List 2’ under the regional Gulf Technical Regulation; it is hereafter a prerequisite for obtaining shipment-CoC (Certificate of Conformity) as needed for market access in Saudi Arabia, to have a product certificate issued by a Gulf Notified Body and associated G-marking.