Equipment, machinery and electrical/electronic products: what you need to know for extra-EU exports

6 May 2021

ECM performs the necessary tests for placing equipment, machinery and electrical/electronic products on the market in several extra-European countries, including Turkey, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Qatar.

Products, machinery and equipment must arrive in extra EU markets with appropriate documentation proving their compliance with local and international regulatory requirements. If this is not done, there is a risk that the goods will be held in Customs indefinitely or returned to the sender.

Depending on the destination market, it is necessary to carry out conformity checks and produce technical documentation to ensure the safety of the product/equipment. These checks must be carried out before the goods are shipped in order to avoid complications with customs authorities.

In order to protect the market and consumers from products/equipment that do not comply with safety and quality standards, many countries, including Turkey, Morocco, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have established that certain goods, in order to be marketed or put into service within their national frontiers, must be accompanied by appropriate documentation produced in the sending Country.

The first step to obtain the authorisation to export to these countries is to have carried out the safety tests (including electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, etc.) at an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Laboratory, with issuance of the relative test reports attesting that the tests have been passed.

Ente Certificazione MacchineAccredited Testing Laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 and Notified Body n.1282 – is the perfect partner in testing activities for companies that want to export their products or machinery outside Europe.

ECM can boast a team of highly qualified technical and regulatory experts and a wide network of partnerships and collaborations with companies, public agencies and local laboratories, to offer a comprehensive service.

For more information, please contact our Sales Manager Paolo Bernardoni at | tel. (+39) 345 9938661.