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.

Understanding the consequences of Brexit means understanding three possible outcomes in three different sales regions.

The 5th generation of wireless systems (“5G”) is now in the final testing stage and planned deployment will be from 2018 and onwards.

The Nemko San Diego lab was authorized on 16 March 2018, and now joins Nemko Korea, as two labs in the Nemko group to receive the authorization from SABS.

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.

The new ISO 13485:2016 standard has been published as of March 1st, 2016.​​​​​​​​​ The last date of validity of the previous standards (ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 13485:2012) will be February 28th, 2019.

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.

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