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Global Market Access

Navigate regulatory complexity and accelerate speed to new markets with our Global Market Access service. We’ll work with you to find the best cost-effective compliance option then guide you through the process every step of the way.

There are many considerations when planning to launch your products in your target markets. Identifying the best potential markets for your products and navigating the complexities of international product safety and market access, especially regulatory compliance, performance testing and certification, are among the most important. With numerous scheme and mark requirements around the world, it is essential to have a trusted resource familiar with what is required long before you reach the border.   

UL can help ease your launch process with a global road map, in-country support where you need it, and testing and certification expertise, often combining multiple countries at one time, to suit your launch plan. Our product and Global Market Access experts will help to identify applicable requirements and provide testing and certification services for regulations including:

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Performance
  • Wireless
  • Functional safety
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability

Our Global Market Access Configurator gives you an overview of some of the certifications that we can assist you with obtaining. Utilizing one centralized point of expertise for testing and certification allows you to receive multiple certifications at once for the trusted UL Mark and other global marks.  Our experts will 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?” In today’s more connected world, we can also help you consider questions related to EMC, wireless and cybersecurity technologies to help ensure your products keep pace with change while building trust with your customers. 

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    Unmatched reach and expertise for streamlined market access

    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 compliance 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, security, EMC, radio/wireless, functional safety and energy efficiency. We combine trusted testing and certification expertise, global scope and localized knowledge with advisory services, tools and platforms to help you succeed.

    Speed to market

    Leverage our expertise to take advantage of streamlined service paths through our participation in global certification schemes, e.g., Certification Body (CB) Scheme and IECEx 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.

    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. 

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