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Global Market Access

Navigate regulatory complexity and accelerate speed to new markets with a trusted guide.

A port of entry

Overview

There are many considerations when planning to launch your products in your target markets. Along with all the research you have already done to identify the best potential markets, you need to navigate the complexities of international product safety and market access, especially regulatory compliance, performance testing and certification. There are numerous schemes and marks around the world, and it helps to have a trusted resource familiar with what is required long before you reach the border.  

We can ease the process by providing you with a global roadmap, in-country support where you need it, and the testing and certification expertise, often combining multiple countries at one time, to suit your launch plan. 

Services available include safety, EMC, performance, wireless, energy efficiency, sustainability testing and certification, and more. We can help you undergo testing and earn certifications to numerous global standards and marks, including Mexican official standards (NOM), National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO), ENEC, China Compulsory Certificate (CCC), Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), and ENERGY STAR®. There are also specific schemes, such as the ATEX directive in Europe for hazardous locations and explosive atmospheres. 

These testing and certification services can be added to the already trusted UL Marks, available for multiple markets. You can see a snapshot of those here. Bundled services, expert teams and a central point for expertise can enhance your journey to product launch. 

We can help you answer key questions, such as “Do I need an in-country representative?”; “What paperwork is required at customs?”; and “Will my product meet sustainability and/or energy efficiency requirements?” Also, in a more connected world, we can help you consider questions related to EMC and wireless technologies to ensure your products keep pace with change while building trust with your customers.  

Contact us to learn how we can help you achieve your goals and better understand what is possible. Let us guide you along the way. 
 

As a Notified Body, MDSAP Recognized Auditing Organization and ISO 17000 series accredited Certification Body we cannot participate in the design, manufacture, installation or distribution of the products we certify or provide consultancy services related to those products. In addition, the UL Notified Body cannot provide certification services to companies that have been provided with consultancy services from other companies in the UL family. We also cannot link our activities to the activities of organizations that provide consultancy services. If you require such services please use an internet search engine to identify relevant providers. 

Benefits

Global compliance with local service 

Our global footprint includes accredited laboratories and offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Our local experts help you obtain the required certifications and approvals you need to sell your products in your target markets. Together with experts located in your destination market, our team provides seamless support across time zones. 

Comprehensive solutions 

Whether you’re interested in reaching one country or multiple markets across the world, we take an integrated and customized service approach to meet all of your product compliance needs. Our global service package provides the complete compliance solution spanning the entire process and across multiple regulations, such as safety, EMC, radio/wireless and energy efficiency, etc. 

Speed to market 

Leverage our expertise to take advantage of streamlined service paths through our participation in global certification schemes, e.g., CB Scheme, and close cooperation with other organizations around the world. This often means you can gain the certifications or approvals for many countries without the need for retesting or working with multiple organizations. In the end, this translates to faster time to market with reduced cost. 

Five tips to help you successfully reach new markets around the world.

Why UL

Trusted testing and certification experience and expertise, global scope and localized knowledge are complimented by advisory services, tools and platforms to help you succeed. From complete and customizable regulations and standards management with UL, local experts are available in nearly every corner of the world. We are available to help. 

Useful links and further resources 

Try our interactive tool to explore global markets and browse content specific to your target markets 

View our infographic on 5 Tips to successfully Reach New Markets.

If your products are based in the consumer technology industries, you’ll find tailored content around global regulations on our market access pages.

Download our 5 Tips to Reach Global Markets eBook and gain actionable tips to help you navigate country-specific certification requirements and cultural expectations and nuances.

Video content 

View our short video on accessing global markets.

View our short video on UL’s roadmap planning services and regulatory guidance database – UL Go.

Explore global markets

Try our interactive tool to explore global markets and browse content specific to your target markets. 

UL-Go: Worldwide product compliance at your fingertips

From database access to rich compliance information to a full-service concierge, our UL-Go offerings can help you map out your compliance needs in advance. Enhance your planning process with an expert team behind you. 

UL global market access animation

What to think about when targeting global markets and crossing borders, and how we can help. 

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