Certificate of Conformity

Definition - What does Certificate of Conformity mean?

A Certificate of Conformity is a certificate that is given to products that meets a minimum set of safety, regulatory, and technical requirements. Certificates of Conformity can vary around the world, so manufacturers of internationally sold products need to be aware of the different standards that they must comply to. A Certificate of Conformity are usually required before a product can be sold in a certain country.

It is also called Type Approval.

Safeopedia explains Certificate of Conformity

A Certificate of Conformity is often indicated by a third-party marking on the product. A paper copy of the Certificate of Conformity can also be obtained by the manufacturer. However, the CE mark that is found on the back of many electronic products in the European Union (EU) does not indicate that it has obtained a Certificate of Conformity.

Certificates of Conformity are specific to each industry. For example, conformity in the telecommunications industry requires that equipment be tested for compliance with local regulations.

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