CB & GS Product Certification
Your Passport to Fast Market Access
Fast access to worldwide markets is a must for most manufacturers of electrical and electronic products. The challenge is to expedite the testing and certification requirements for multiple countries to meet marketing deadlines and satisfy customers’ expectations. Bureau Veritas can partner with you to perform the testing/certification early in the product cycle, combining tests, saving time, and thus contributing to cost efficiency.
What is CB & GS Product Certification and what are the benefits? A single CB Test Report/GS Certificate can be your passport to market access for more than 40 countries. A GS Mark is respected throughout Europe and is viewed with more value than a CE mark by retailers. Our CB and GS Certification package is a simple one-stop approach delivering the basis of European and worldwide certification at the outset of your project. We are also pleased to provide fast turnaround time, typically 21 working days for CB and GS Testing and Certification. Benefits • Fast Global Access. A CB Test Report/GS Certificate issued by a member body such as Bureau Veritas, can be used by manufacturers to obtain national marks in over 40 countries worldwide. With the partnership of our International Approvals Team, you can expand access beyond those 40 to as many as 150 countries. • Growing Scheme. The CB Scheme is a fast growing approach with increasing recognition around the world. The annual number of certificates issued now exceeds 50,000 per year. Many non-member countries accept a CB Report/Certificate as the basis of market access. • Scope of Certifications Issued. OFF (60950) equipment dominates with almost half of all certificates issued. The combination of TRON (60065) and HOUS (60335) plus OFF account for almost 85% of all certificates issued. • Available Worldwide. A turnaround time of 21 working days is typical when you test your product at one of our global laboratories. • Technical Requirements. Both Safety and EMC requirements are covered, based on IEC standards that allow for country differences. All member countries’ national deviations for the CB Scheme are included by Bureau Veritas/Curtis-Straus CB certification. • Recognition.The GS Mark is a well-known and respected voluntary certification mark in the European Union. • Customer Confidence. A GS Mark verifies to your customer and the consumer/end user that the product has been tested and certified to safety standards. • Free Transfer. If you already use an existing agency, you can transfer to Bureau Veritas without charge.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Reputation Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a leading global quality assurance provider with 33,000 employees operating out of 850 offices and laboratories in over 140 countries. Worldwide Locations With dedicated and experienced approvals engineers in every major sourcing area worldwide, Bureau Veritas offers you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it. Technical Knowledge & Leadership Our staff participates in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in the various approvals requirements and certification methods. Personal Personalized Service At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. Our approach is to fully understand your market requirements and partner with you to deliver fast certifications in your chosen countries at a competitive cost. We can review and integrate existing reports into the Bureau Veritas Certification process and offer a single point of contact for all your certification and test needs.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Is it more cost efficient to “bundle” certifications?
At the start of the project, the greater the number of country certifications specified (“bundled”), the greater the potential savings in terms of testing time and cost.
How long does it take to obtain both a CB and GS?
Typically, it takes 21 working days to turn around certification, plus one inspection per year for the GS.
Where do I submit my product for testing?
All testing and certifications may be coordinated globally at any of our locations in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
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