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SGS has published the latest version of its white paper: ‘Global Access Program (GAP) for Electrical & Electronics Products’.

Since it was first published in 2015, the document has become an essential reference for Electrical & Electronics (E&E) manufacturers and importers looking to reach new markets quickly and efficiently.

The new and updated 48-page document reflects the continuous growth of worldwide trading, with the inclusion of more countries and regions that have established their own type-approval systems.

The GAP white paper reflects a growing global ambition to:

  • Protect the environment – with a focus on the design, production and disposal phases of the life cycle of electronic products
  • Protect the health and safety of the user and any other person
  • Maintain protection requirements regarding electromagnetic compatibility in accordance with Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations
  • Maintain the integrity of radio networks by ensuring that radio equipment is constructed to use only the spectrum allocated to terrestrial/space communication and orbital resources, so as to avoid harmful interference

Ben Lv, Deputy Director EEC & Auto, SGS CSTC said: “In today’s fast-moving global market, manufacturers and importers of electrical and electronics products will struggle to access new markets if they fail to meet the challenge of mandatory legal requirements. That’s why we’re delighted to launch the latest version of our Global Access Program white paper which ultimately gives manufacturers and importers the benefit of a consolidated global service and a short cut to new target markets.”

The white paper, written by a panel of International Type Approval (ITA) experts, explores and investigates the latest national and international standards including the CB Scheme, CE Mark, GS Mark, F1 Mark, CEBEC and ENEC standards, as well as a plethora of certification schemes around the globe. It highlights each standard’s intentions, geographic application and marking process whilst alerting organizations to the pitfalls of non-compliance when looking to access new target markets.

SGS Services for E&E Products

SGS offers integrated one-stop ITA services for E&E products, including ITE & mobile, household appliances, luminaires, audio/video, medical devices, photovoltaics, power supply, batteries, power tools and machinery products, E&E components, amongst others.

Launched in 2007, SGS’s ITA service network has expanded to more than 150 countries and regions, covering all major and fast-growing markets. Providing an efficient and effective route to market for your products, SGS’s ITA teams offer competitive pricing, shorter turnaround times and better quality services. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.

Download a copy of white paper >

For further information, please contact:

Cherry Li
Senior ITA Operation Manager
Connectivity & Products
t: +86 (0) 20 3213 6383, ext. 6383

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.