About the CB Scheme - Gain Rapid Approval for Foreign Markets
The International CB Scheme was created to assist manufacturers in gaining rapid approval for foreign markets, which is vital to marketing a product globally. To overcome international trade barriers for electrotechnical equipment, the leading electrotechnical testing organizations worldwide joined together to form the CB Scheme (Certification Bodies). The result was the formation of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) CB Scheme. Today, National Certification Bodies recognize each other's test results when issuing national certification marks. Manufacturers are saving time and money in accessing new markets with testing completed by one member of the CB Scheme, which will then be accepted by over 40 member countries.
TÜV SÜD – a prominent member of the CB Scheme
As a member of the international CB Scheme, TÜV SÜD is active in committee work that continues to shape the scheme and benefit our customers. We offer testing for the CB mark at many of our worldwide laboratories. After successful testing, a CB certificate with a CB test report is issued. With this internationally valid certificate, manufacturers can apply to any CB Scheme member worldwide to receive their national certification mark. In addition, the test results of these National Certification Bodies are recognized in many countries that are not members of the CB Scheme.
TÜV SÜD Product Service provides CB Scheme certification for a number of product categories, including IT and office equipment, lighting fixtures, tools, household and entertainment electronics, laboratory, test and measurement and electrical equipment for medical use.