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What are TÜV SÜD Product Certification Marks and how does it add value to my business?

TÜV SÜD certification marks and certificates represent third-party endorsement by a globally renowned organisation. It is a mark of distinction that serves as excellent marketing tools, enhancing the value of your brand and inspiring greater confidence among your business partners and end users. Around the world, the TÜV SÜD logo is widely recognised and respected as a trusted symbol of quality, safety and sustainability.

TÜV SÜD Global market access

Global Market Access (GMA) is the process of determining applicable regulations and managing product compliance to those regulations with respect to accessing global markets.

We provide tailored solutions for target markets and products, interface with regulators, testing for single or family of products, and regulation database for different products and countries.

TÜV SÜD Certificate Explorer

The Certificate Explorer is a database that provide consumers with more information about TÜV SÜD certification marks. To run a search for a certification mark or certificate, please enter one or more search terms to obtain more detailed information. Possible search terms include: the main focus of the certification mark (e.g. Usability), name of the manufacturer, model number (displayed on the rating plate of your product), product name, certificate number

In line with our TÜV SÜD Product Service certification mark philosophy and our Code of Ethics, we reserve the right to reject applications for certification on a case-by-case basis if they are in conflict with legal requirements, the TÜV SÜD brand, our quality standards and corporate image, and the TÜV SÜD brand code.

In case of products defined by the manufacturer as medical devices by virtue of their intended use, we reserve the right in particular to refuse to initiate a conformity assessment procedure if a further (non-medical) purpose or misuse is obvious and/or this “dual use” could fall into sectors that lie outside the scope of TÜV SÜD Product Service.

In case of products declared as industrial or consumer goods, we reserve the right in particular to refuse to certify the safety of products that present electrical or mechanical risks to the user or that could cause a malfunction of another product, as well as products that are typically used in industries that lie outside the scope of TÜV SÜD Product Service.

TÜV SÜD Global Market Access (GMA) is the process of determining applicable regulations and managing product compliance to those regulations with respect to accessing global markets. We act as your international regulatory approvals department and our experts provide guidance on the compliance requirements and approval strategy for each country. Our GMA services support: 

  • Tailored solutions - Based on research of regulatory requirements, certification stipulations and schemes for target markets and product.
  • Interface with regulators -  Interface with governmental organisations and certification bodies on behalf of clients lacking local representation.
  • Testing -  Product testing for a single or family of products in accordance with required test standards.
  • Global knowledge bank - Regulation database for different products and countries, including national requirements, policies and technical regulations 

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TÜV SÜD Global Market Access for Electrical and Electronics E-book
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Market access for electrical goods

Overview of compliance requirements worldwide for electrical and electronic goods.

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Safety Gauge 2013: Insights
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Safety Gauge 2013: Insights

The economics of product safety

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Product recalls
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Product Recalls

Safety costs vs. recall risks

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TÜV SÜD Safety Gauge
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Safety Gauge 2017

Making the case for product safety

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