PRODUCTS & SYSTEMS COMPLIANCE

Successful exporting or importing relies on providing competitive products that conform to international standards and regulations, accompanied by the proof of conformity.

Products have to meet local regulatory requirements that allow them to be sold. They must also meet local industry and market standards or customers will not buy them.

Often product approval/ certification is conditional on having a quality management system in place to demonstrate continuing compliance. We can help you to implement systems to meet ISO management standards, or to upgrade your existing system to the required level.

We have partnered with compliance and performance improvement specialists Business Keys to help you understand which technical regulations and standards you need and to secure international certification for your products and services.

Who is it for?

Businesses wanting to increase sales opportunities and revenues by ensuring that their products and services are accepted by regulators and welcomed by customers.

  • EXPORTERS – gain market trust and acceptance of products/ services by achieving product compliance
  • IMPORTERS – achieve compliance to mandatory UK/ EU regulations and standards and customer requirements
  • EXPORTERS & IMPORTERS- implement business management systems to provide demonstrable quality assurance (mandatory for some product certification and approvals) to improve partnership performance and customer trust and confidence

Why is International Product
Compliance required?

Risks
  • Products may be held by Customs, preventing import and sale
  • Product recall, which is costly in both financial and reputational forms
  • Financial penalties for non-compliance
Opportunities
  • Increase customer and supply chain confidence
  • Introduce products to market faster and with less risk
  • Increase sales by ensuring that your products meet customer needs and work with existing products in the market

What does the chamber service include?

Product Compliance Services

  • Identification of relevant standards, regulations and approval requirements
  • Assessing compliance status and conducting product risk assessments
  • Identification of certification requirements and development of a Compliance Plan
  • Facilitating product testing and developing a Technical File
  • Preparation of conformance documentation and gaining product certification or approval

Supporting Services

  • Management Systems – Often product approval / certification is conditional on having a quality management system in place to demonstrate continuing compliance. We can help you to implement systems to meet ISO management standards, or to upgrade your existing system to the required level.
  • Compliance Management – We ensure that your business is aware of, understands and can take action on relevant legal requirements and market standards. Our technical specialists can take away the time-consuming burden of keeping up to date with international technical regulations and standards:
  • Identifying standards and regulations relevant to your business
  • Maintaining your Compliance Register of standards, regulations and other requirements
  • Providing ongoing advice on regulatory and standards changes impacting your business
  • Contact details: For more information please get in touch with the International Trade Team: export@tvchamber.co.uk or call +44 (0)1753 870 560