WHAT IS THE CB SCHEME?
The IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Certification Body (CB) Scheme is the world’s first international system for the mutual acceptance of product safety test reports and certificates for electrical and electronic equipment, devices and components. Based on the use of internationally-accepted product safety standards, the CB Scheme relies on a global network of CB testing laboratories (CBTLs), who are responsible for testing products to applicable technical standards. Product test results are then submitted to national certification bodies (NCBs) in CB Scheme member countries, who can authorise legal access to CBTL-tested products without additional testing.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE CB CERTIFICATION SCHEME?
Presently, there are more than 50 CB Scheme member countries around the world, including European Union (EU) Member States, the U.S., China, India, Korea and Russia. Manufacturers using the CB Scheme can potentially gain access to every CB Scheme member country without the need for expensive, duplicate testing. Further, CB Scheme applicants are often given priority consideration by NCBs since no additional testing is required.
TÜV SÜD IS AN ACTIVE GLOBAL PARTICIPANT IN THE IECEE CB SCHEME
We operate CB Scheme-authorised CBTLs that can test electrical and electronic products under nearly all of the 19 CB Scheme product categories. In addition to CB Scheme product testing, TÜV SÜD is also a recognised NCB under the CB Scheme.
TÜV SÜD PROVIDES GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS FOR YOUR PRODUCTS
Our team of specialists works with you through the entire product development cycle to add value and help you to deliver safe and reliable products. TÜV SÜD technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements.