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TÜV SÜD America Recognized as a Notified Body for New EMC Directive

Published: Monday, August 27, 2007 - 22:00

(TÜV SÜD America: Danvers, Massachusetts) -- TÜV SÜD America Inc., a testing- and certification-services firm, was recently recognized as a notified body, able to perform all related services for EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. The European Commission acknowledged TÜV SÜD America as a valid organization nominated as a U.S. conformity assessment body (CAB) for the electromagnetic compatibility sector of the U.S.-EC mutual recognition agreement (MRA). A U.S. CAB is equivalent to an European Union notified body.

TÜV SÜD America may now conduct tests and approve products according to the new European EMC directive 2004/108/EC, which became effective July 20, 2007. TÜV also holds competent body status for all purposes related to testing and approval of the former EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.

The EMC directive is applicable to most electrical and electronic products and is considered to be a “horizontal” standard because it crosses horizontal markets of electronic products such as information technology equipment, electrical medical devices, and appliances. The EMC directive covers both emission and immunity requirements and references updated harmonized standards that are published in the official journal of the European Union.

To place a product on the European market, manufacturers must meet all applicable directives. The new EMC directive is one of many European directives. TÜV offers a free Webinar, Overview of the New EU EMC Directive, to help manufacturers of electronic products prepare for the new directive.

For more information, visit http://www.tuvamerica.com/tuvnews/presslist/pressdetail.cfm?id=1302.


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