LabTest Certification Inc. (LabTest), an independent Testing and Certification Body (CB) accredited by Standards Council of Canada (SCC) with head office in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
LabTest is a customer oriented Certification Body accredited to test and certify various product categories for the North American market place.
In accordance, to the National product safety standards for Canada (CSA standards) and the USA (UL standards).
China Guangzhou Electrical Safety Testing Institute (CEST), is a Chinese third party and non-profit organization engaging in testing and certification services. CEST is approved by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the people’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) and Guangdong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision.
CEST is a CCC designated testing facility by Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA).
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow CEST to provide local testing and factory inspection Services on behalf of LabTest to local Chinese manufacturers required to have their products certified for the Canadian and American market place as per the national product safety standards (CSA and UL).
The local services offered by CEST will make it more convenient for manufacturers to have assess to a Certification Body accredited to certify products for the North American market place.
One of the biggest challenges has been for the Chinese manufacturers to understand how to have the products certified for the North American marketplace.
With this new partnership between LabTest and CEST, manufacturers in China will be provided with local services to help reduce the barriers caused by language, time zone differences and the understanding of product certification.
“During my recent visit with local Chinese manufacturers it was very apparent that even with CSA and UL representation in China, many Chinese manufacturers did not understand the certification requirements and procedures for North America.
Even a bigger concern was that they did not know where or how to even apply to have their products tested and certified for the North American market place.
This was one of the leading reasons for LabTest to partner with a CEST, to offer these Chinese manufacturers a local service that they need in order to sell their products into North America.
“By providing solid communication and customer services, LabTest and CEST are committed to assist all Chinese manufacturers in certification services.”, stated by Kavinder Dhillon, President & CEO of LabTest Certification Inc.
For local Chinese manufacturers wishing to obtain further information and/or even have their product tested for Certification to the CSA and UL standards, they may contact CEST directly at CEST@labtestcert.com