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FAQ: Foreign Standards and Certification Information

How can I learn about foreign product standards?

What information is available on U.S. and foreign standards?

What are the agriculture-specific requirements and certifications?

Does my product need a European CE Marking?

Does my product need a China Compulsory Certification (CCC Mark)?

What are ISO standards?

How can I learn about foreign product standards?

Please contact the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

What information is available on U.S. and foreign standards?

Export.gov has a variety of information regarding U.S. and Foreign standards, such as:

What are the agriculture-specific requirements and certifications?

Agricultural exports require a number of unique documents and certifications from both the U.S. and destination country. (Foreign Agricultural Service Regs, USDA)

Does my product need a European CE Marking?

The CE marking (an acronym for the French "Conformite Europeenne") certifies that a product has met EU health, safety, and environmental requirements, which ensure consumer safety. For a list of countries that require the CE marking, see: CE Marking Countries.

If you are unfamiliar with the CE Marking process, we suggest that you read through the Program Overview and call or email the U.S. Government contacts if you have any questions.

Does my product need a China Compulsory Certification (CCC Mark)?

CCC Marking and certification are required on many manufactured goods marketed in the China. Learn if your product requires a CCC Mark and how to go about getting one.

What are ISO standards?

The International Organization for Standardization (Organisation internationale de normalisation), widely known as ISO, is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.


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