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Global Market Access

Capitalize on international opportunities by accessing global markets

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Manufacturers, importers, retailers or traders seeking to bring their electrical and electronic products to the global market face challenges in managing compliance with technical regulations. In the absence of harmonized standards and requirements as well as differing national standards across countries and regions, manufacturers need to be aware of the regulations for each country or region they want to access. Some countries and jurisdictions impose specific technical restrictions such as product testing, certification and shipment inspection requirements. In addition, the complex regulatory framework in some countries is constantly being updated and expanded.

About Global Market Access

Global Market Access (GMA) is the process of determining applicable regulations and managing product compliance to those regulations with respect to accessing global markets.

Bringing electrical and electronic products to market in different countries is complicated. Non-compliant products must be redesigned or reengineered, resulting in delays and loss of revenue. Customs officials may impound or deny access to non-compliant products, exposing manufacturers to potential legal consequences.


We act as your international regulatory approvals department. Our experts provide guidance on the compliance requirements and approval strategy for each country. We also perform product testing to the correct test standards as required, in some cases provide access to local representation for clients with no presence in the respective countries or regions, prepare applications on your behalf, perform a post-submission follow-up with the authorities/ certification bodies, conduct training for your staff on technical standards used for implementation of regulations, and update you on the latest regulatory changes.

  • Tailored solutions - Based on research of regulatory requirements, certification stipulations and schemes for target markets and product.
  • Interface with regulators - Interface with governmental organizations and certification bodies on behalf of clients lacking local representation.
  • Testing - Product testing for a single or family of products in accordance with required test standards.
  • Global knowledge bank - Regulation database for different products and countries, including national requirements, policies and technical regulations.

Why choose TÜV SÜD

As a globally renowned solutions provider, TÜV SÜD has strong working relationships with regulators and national certification bodies in key markets. We are designated as a Conformity Assessment Body through Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) with various regulators across the globe for issuing test reports/Certificate of Approval for products sold to the countries of MRA partners. We act as a Notified Body for various European Directives and are authorized by OSHA as a Nationally Recognized testing Laboratory (NRTL) in America. We participate actively in the international Conformity Assessment arena, such as the IECEE CB Scheme, where we are among the top issuers of certificates for the product categories. Our GMA service is accessible to you worldwide through our team of dedicated GMA managers who are able to work and converse in your language.

Find out more about our tailored solution for your target country / region and product.

Please note that our service scope is not limited to the listed countries / regions and products.


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