International ApprovalsInternational Approval Testing and Certification

The process to achieve the International Approvals you require can be complex, bureaucratic, time consuming and expensive. It requires planning, patience and understanding as regulations and approval schemes are constantly evolving.

Why do your products need International Approvals?

  • To increase overall market share
  • To establish a competitive advantage
  • To reach new customers

Why do your products need Mandatory Approvals?

  • To clear customs
  • To meet legal requirements
  • To obtain license for operation

Why do your products need Voluntary Approvals?

  • To meet customer, distributor and/or retainer purchasing requirements
  • To establish a marketing advantage
  • To demonstrate proof of compliance

Getting a product approved for one market or another means you must understand each country's regulatory scheme and related requirements. It is important to acknowledge and plan for product approvals as they may require specific product labels, translations and/or statements in the user manual. You may need importer or in-country local representatives. You may need factory or individual shipment inspections. Depending on the country, local importers, subsidiaries or representatives may need to be involved in the approval process. Finally, there may be test requirements that overlap with other countries allowing for test lab economies of scale. Not considering these variables could be costly and delay time to market, resulting in lost revenue and market share growth.

How can NTS help me achieve International Product Compliance?

NTS’ International Approval Services are a robust solution to support international compliance and regulatory objectives on behalf of the manufacturer’s global marketing effort. With an established worldwide network supporting market certifications in the Information Technology, Wireless and Telecom sectors, NTS can quickly and efficiently achieve market approvals for your international product deployment.

International Approvals Support

The services are provided with a single point of dedicated project management so our clients have an accurate and comprehensive understanding of the specific country requirements, approval process, labeling guidelines and overall status at any given time.  Handling the global maze of regulatory compliance is a difficult task.  Let NTS take the burden off your back.  Contact us today for more details about NTS International Certification services.

  • Country investigations to determine specific requirements in the design process prior to product development, including direct communication with country authorities
  • Specific country approvals where testing and reporting to current requirements are offered at an accredited NTS test laboratory
  • Specific in-country approvals using accredited NTS and globally recognized test reports
  • In-country testing and in-country representation to support such test programs at government accredited test laboratories
  • Pre-testing to international standards and/or staging of samples before shipment to local test labs

A Reputation You Can Trust

NTS’ test reports are widely recognized through government established MRA’s and as such accepted throughout the world. The NTS team has a deep regulatory understanding and knowledge in multiple regulatory areas including but not limited to EMC, Safety, Telecom, Radio & Energy Efficiency.

How We Ensure Your Success

NTS’ customer centric services are designed to offer a single point of contact for all country approvals. Your dedicated project manager will support your application, manage your documentation control, support all logistics and keep you informed of the status and timelines of your approval efforts. Additionally, the approval team works with the NTS test lab to ensure all test program efficiencies can be identified – saving time and money in the testing and approval process.

Our international representatives can be utilized as license holders when necessary and our qualified relationships with international labs will help avoid project delays when products have to be sent in-country for testing. NTS can pre- test samples, prepare and ship test samples through customs, handle confidential documents and work through customs logistics.

International Approval Types

  • Certifications
  • Type Approvals
  • Homologations
  • Declarations
  • Authorizations and/or registrations
  • Exemptions
  • Shipping Approvals
  • Others

International Approval Areas or Disciplines

  • Safety
  • Energy Efficiency
  • EMI/EMC
  • Radiocom
  • Telecom (carrier or compliance)
  • Environmental
  • Others

Locations Serviced

  • North America
  • South America
  • Central America and Caribbean Islands
  • European Union / EEA
  • Eastern Europe (Except EU Countries)
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • Oceania

NTS Laboratories with Commercial International Accreditations