TUV Rheinland “One Belt, One Road” Certification Directory

June 27, 2017 by Jeff Shepard

To promote the development of trade between China and the countries along the Belt and Road and open the way to international trade, TUV Rheinland Group is helping Chinese manufacturers on product testing and certification information. A "One Road, One Belt" certification directory has been produced in order to provide a brief overview of the market access requirements for safety, wireless and energy efficiency product certification in participating countries. By clarifying the certification requirements, "Made in China" product manufacturers will be able to understand the trade development regulations in countries along the route and adopt an appropriate response to problems such as trade barriers.

The Gulf Countries have represented a market filled with tremendous potential and opportunity in recent years. Low-voltage electrical appliances and toy products destined for export to the seven Gulf nations (including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman) must comply with the requirements of the GSO technical requirements. TUV Rheinland was among the first certification organizations to be accredited by GSO to provide market access services to the seven Gulf nations and ensure that products conform to the GSO technical regulations.

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU countries) is a transnational union for furthering the economic/political cooperation and integration that is being planned by the five former Soviet Union member states of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. All of the products entering the customs union must satisfy the compulsory requirements set by the Customs Union Technical Regulations (CUTR). TUV Rheinland has formed a strategic partnership with ROSTEST, the largest certification organization in Russia, to jointly provide swift and professional EAEU/CU EAC certification services to customers.

China is Australia's No.1 commodity trading partner, No.1 source of imports and No.1 export market. Australia's Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) for electrical equipment can only be used by products from Australian and New Zealand suppliers that satisfy the relevant requirements and regulations. TUV Rheinland (Australia) is recognized as an authoritative certification organization with the JAS-ANZ ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation, which can issue the COA (mandatory) and COS (voluntary) safety certifications for electronic and electrical products.

According to the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, the trade and economic relations between China and India have grown at a breakneck pace over the last decade due to the fact that both nations are the drivers of growth in Asia. India is therefore China's 8th largest export market. Indian statistics indicate that Indian-Chinese trade accounted for 9% of all Indian foreign trade. China was therefore India's leading trade partner, the largest source of imports and the third largest export market. Under the Electronics and Information Technology Goods Order (2012) issued by the Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), 30 categories of electronic products must conform to the applicable Indian safety standards and the compulsory BIS registration requirements before they can be imported, distributed or sold in India. TUV Rheinland has two accredited laboratories in India that can provide you with professional testing services for all (30) product categories.

Indonesia is home to 40% of the consumers in the ASEAN market and TUV Rheinland has 7 Indonesian subsidiaries for providing the product certifications required for entering Indonesia. These include the authority to carry out SNI testing and the certification for 51 categories including electronic and electrical products and toys.