The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has authorized further TÜV Rheinland laboratories to test electrical products for the South African market. Manufacturers or exporters can now obtain proof directly from TÜV Rheinland's electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing laboratories in Nuremberg (Germany), Shanghai and Taipei that their products meet all electromagnetic compatibility requirements in accordance with South African regulations. In April 2018 the SABS had already authorized the EMC laboratory of TÜV Rheinland in Yokohama (Japan) accordingly.
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The Vietnamese electronics market has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, but for a long time, bringing a product to market has been challenging due to lack of domestic electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing facilities within Vietnam.
For companies in Vietnam that produce and export electronics, the lack of such facilities usually result in a long wait for test result as the test sample has to be shipped to a testing centre outside Vietnam.
With the set-up of suitable testing facilities in Vietnam, more companies are having their products to be subject to EMC testing within Vietnam in recent years. Apart from saving, with shipping costs, this arrangement allows their products to gain quicker access to the global market due to the shorter lead time required to obtain test results. Further, they will benefit tremendously from direct communication with locally-based as well as international experts.
TȔV Rheinland has extended its global independent inspection, testing and certification (TIC) credentials in two of the Asia-Pacific region’s most important markets – India and China – with the addition of a string of American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approvals.
Vietnam is a rapidly growing socialist country, with a population of 93 million people in a land area of 329, 241 km2 (which is about 90% of Japan's land area). For us in temperate regions Vietnam has the image of being a land of everlasting summer, but for example Hanoi, the capital of the country and located in the northern region of Vietnam, has changing seasons. The winters in Vietnam are not very cold, with the temperatures being about those of late autumn in central Japan. However, you may see Vietnamese in down jackets riding motorbikes in Vietnam’s streets in the wintertime.
TÜV Rheinland’s Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory in Thang Long Industrial Park II, in Hung Yen Province, has been accredited according to ISO 17025 by Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology to test household appliances, information technology equipment (ITE), industrial equipment, scientific equipment and medical devices. It has also been recognized by the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) as an EMC testing laboratory for CR mark certification of household appliances.
Located in the heart of ASEAN and close to global supply chains, new EMC lab will help multinational firms diversify their sourcing base in Asia
In 2001, Vietnam signed the Bilateral Trade Agreement with the United States, which started
the country’s transformation into a manufacturing-based, export oriented economy. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) plus Vietnam’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) make Vietnam even more attractive to foreign investors.
TÜV Rheinland has invested significantly in premises and people in Vietnam. Today we have lab
locations in Ho Chi Minh City and the new EMC laboratory in Hanoi. Our customer base has also
grown to incorporate companies in various sectors that all have a strong desire to produce quality products to international standards.
On March 1, TÜV Rheinland Vietnam announced that it is boosting its service offering in the important and expanding Vietnam market with the opening of an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratory. The new lab will provide measurement and testing services in accordance with the latest international regulations.
TÜV Rheinland Vietnam is boosting its service offering in the important and expanding Vietnam market with the opening of an electromagnetic compatibility laboratory. The new lab will provide measurement and testing services in accordance with the latest international regulations.