TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

How to Prepare Yourself for Japan’s Certification Schemes

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 4, 2018 12:08:08 PM

Japan has had moderate economic growth over the last three decades and is among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, and processed foods. In 2016, U.S. exported over $63B to Japan¹.

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Topics: Market Access

Navigating the complex requirements in Appliance Safety Testing

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 16, 2018 11:54:22 AM

carrots-FS-sm.jpgMany appliances are tested for safety but few manufacturers know exactly what the regulations are or what happens to appliances during testing. In today's challenging world of complex regulatory requirements and safety standards, it is hard to keep track of what is required to be compliant nationally and when a manufacturer decides to go global, it gets further complex as the requirements vary by country and by product. Each appliance has its own standard. They are non-harmonised not just between the various types of appliance but also the individual country requirements. 

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Topics: Market Access, regulatory compliance, product safety, household appliances

Market Access for Electrical Products in the Gulf Region

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jun 15, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Are you considering certifying a low-voltage electrical device for sale in the Gulf region?

With a population of 50 million and GDP of $3.2 trillion, the Gulf State presents a great opportunity for market access.

To understand the needed requirements, it is important to know about the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional political and economic union created in 1981 and the Gulf Standards Organization (GSO), initiated in 2005.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States include:


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Topics: Market Access

The Benefits of Being an Authorized Economic Operator

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM

It is possible for you to export faster and easier if you are an Authorized Economic Operator.

But what is an Authorized Economic Operator?

AEOs are the companies ensuring the security of their supply chain, carry out their operations in cooperation with customs authorities and benefit from designated facilitations, organise and implement their business processes according to the safety and security measures determined by customs authorities based on international standards.

It is a status for companies whom would like to customs clearance of goods directly from their plants. If you are certified as an AEO you can use the rights of “Customs Clearance From the Location”, “Authorized Sender” or “Authorized Receiver”

AEO is eligible in 53 countries by signing of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) and given by Customs and Trade Ministry.

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Topics: Market Access

2017 Market Access Outlook

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Feb 21, 2017 7:00:00 PM

TUV Rheinland will continue to focus on digitalization, energy and infrastructure, and supply chain services like Market Access Services (MAS). We will continue to provide information on country requirements for global markets.

In 2017, our MAS efforts education and update you on specific country regulations and important information for different global markets. Our efforts will feature videos, blogs, newsletters, infographics and other materials to support our customers. Each month we will focus on different countries and regions, including South America, the Middle East, Japan, China, North America, and Russia.

Here is a quick country update to start off the year!

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Topics: Market Access

Market Access Considerations

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As companies are considering exploring new markets outside of their home country, they will be faced with many decisions. It’s important for companies to understand both the opportunities and challenges of taking their products to global markets so they can make better decisions around production, finances, operations and marketing.

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Topics: Market Access