Approvals for North America

Goods Imported to the North American Market

Most North American regulations require imported goods to be certified by an independent, accredited testing agency. Whatever your product, we can test it for the American market - from electrical products and heavy machinery to children's toys and construction components. For electrical products intended for the Canadian market, we offer various classes of certification that are also valid in the United States. Products destined for Mexico must comply with Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM) standards, and TÜV Rheinland has the expertise and services to help you get the right certification and approval.

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Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland product approval, you:

  • Benefit from speedy introduction to your market of choice
  • Gain a lead over the global competition
  • Save money - thanks to our experience and expertise

Services

  • United States
    • Let TÜV Rheinland offer you its expertise in regulating products for the U.S. Be it electrical products, toys, medical products, machinery and more, we cover all the regulations for safety and energy efficiency labeling.

      cTUVus Certificate
      The TÜV Rheinland U.S. safety certificate is applicable for most electrical, electronic, medical, and industrial machinery. Products bearing our cTUVus mark grant you instant access to this lucrative market.

      Californian CEC Efficiency Approval
      The California Energy Commission regulates twenty-three categories of appliances for energy efficiency. TÜV Rheinland can offer you services for testing and registering your products to comply with commission regulations.

      Energy Star Label
      As part of the Energy Star voluntary program, you keep up with the huge demand for products certified in this energy efficiency program. Ask our experts; we would be glad to help with your approval and certification process.

      FCC Approval
      For further details on FCC Approval and procedures, please refer to the product testing categories.

  • Mexico
    • Safety
      DICTAMEN, High Specialized Equipment (HSE)

      Highly specialized electronic products (audio/video) fall under an own approval for Mexico. Products applicable to this category must comply with DICTAMEN approval for access to the Mexican market. TÜV Rheinland has the necessary experience to help you with your product approvals.

      PRODUCT SAFETY NOM
      (NOM-001/NOM-003/NOM-019)

      Electric and electronic products destined for Mexico must comply with Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOM).

      TÜV Rheinland Mexico is a certification body that can provide you with the required product approvals for imports of household goods and similar items to the Mexican market.

      Energy Efficiency - Energy Consumption Label
      The Mexican authority requires energy efficiency labels for a list of products including washing machines, refrigerators, and many more. With our expertise, you can test your products tested help you get them registered for approval.

      Telecommunications - TELECOM Approval
      (NOM-121/NOM-151/NOM-152/IFETEL)

      The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFETEL) regulates radio and telecommunication products in Mexico. TÜV Rheinland is a certification body that can provide the support, knowledge and experience you need for product testing and registration for compliance with the commission’s market access regulations.

  • Canada
    • Canada has mandatory safety requirements for electrical products that are similar to those in the United States. Mass-produced goods can be certified for the Canadian market alone – or for both the Canadian and U.S. markets. TÜV Rheinland also holds the required accreditation for issuing the so-called “special acceptance” for specific products.

      Medical products in Canada must be approved by the Canadian federal health authority, Health Canada. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has approved TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc. to certify quality management systems. We would be happy to provide you with any information you need on importing medical products and technology.

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