The VDE Institute's international approvals and certifications
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International Service

To successfully introduce your product in a foreign market, country-specific requirements must be considered, and they may differ from country to country. We offer you our expertise for your success in your target export country!


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Worldwide testing and certification at the VDE Institute

VDE employees evaluate products based on country-specific requirements
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Our committed employees not only have years of experience in product certification, but they also have the language skills needed to make communication with the target country as optimum as possible.

The VDE Institute has proprietary, accredited test laboratories worldwide along with partner laboratories for local testing and approval of your products. Generally speaking, the VDE test report makes additional tests unnecessary and allows for conversion into a national certificate. Time and cost advantages due to combined factory inspections by VDE inspectors offer you an additional advantage.

As an authorized IECEE member, the VDE offers you the full service spectrum in the CB process and additional European certification processes (HAR, ENEC, etc.).

Our international service offering

The VDE Institute is your trustworthy partner
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  • Country-specific advising on mandatory certification and certification requirements
  • Researching worldwide market entry conditions for electrical products
  • Expertise and up-to-date information on target markets and possible changes in national provisions
  • Energy-efficiency certifications based on a VDE test report (e.g. for Saudi Arabia and Belarus)
  • Obtaining product approvals according to international certification processes and bilateral agreements (e.g. CCC, EAC, UL/CSA/MET)
  • Issuing and implementing CB certificates and CCA notices for obtaining national test marks
  • Certificate of conformity for CE symbol in Europe

Worldwide certification processes

UL/C-UL/CSA/CSA-NRTL/MET certifications

This certification process according to North American standards for electrical products helps your market entry. Cooperation agreements with UL ensure that the VDE’s test results are recognized and allow for direct use in export businesses. Knowledgeable country experts and a country service in North America provide assistance.

CCC/CQC certifications for China

There is mandatory certification with CCC/CQC marks for a series of products. The existence of this mark facilitates export to China and increases consumer acceptance. The VDE can obtain Chinese certifications from the Chinese certification body by presenting CB documents with samples. In these cases, the factory inspection will be performed by VDE inspectors on behalf of the Chinese certification body. Knowledgeable country experts and an on-site country service provide assistance.

EAC certification for the Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan Customs Union

The Customs Union requires certification according to technical regulations and mandatory labelling with the EAC mark. Cooperation agreements ensure that the VDE’s test results are recognized and that conformity marks are issued, which allow for direct use in export businesses. Furthermore, the cooperation agreements allow the VDE Testing and Certification Institute to work out close coordination on factory inspections for tested products. Knowledgeable country experts and a country service provide assistance.

Additional international certifications

For a series of countries, there is often mandatory certification according to country-specific standards. Cooperation agreements ensure that the VDE’s test results are recognized and that conformity marks are issued, which allow for direct use in export businesses. In these cases, factory inspections will be performed by VDE inspectors on behalf of the respective certification body. Our knowledgeable country experts and the on-site country service can provide more information on services and prices.

Asia (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.)


Ching-Yun Wang

Phone: +49 69 8306-240

Christina Zhao

Phone: +49 69 8306-652

Australia/New Zealand
Africa (Nigeria, South Africa)
North America (Canada, USA, Mexico)
South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, etc.)
EU + EFTA Countries
Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia), G-Mark

Christine Clark

Phone: +49 69 8306-592


Eastern Europe (Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan)

Yuliya Fast

Phone: +49 69 8306-365



Global Certification

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Chinese Product Certification with the VDE – Competence from one source

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GSO List 2 - Products for the G Mark Certification

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