Nebraska Center for Excellence in Electronics (NCEE) Labs is now one of the elite U.S. labs designated to help manufacturers reach the Taiwanese and Korean markets. The just received Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) status from the APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation) member countries of Korea and Taiwan now allows NCEE testing results to be valid for products entering those markets.
NCEE Labs’ CAB designation brings additional international accessibility to their clients. Manufacturers looking to place their products into markets overseas can greatly benefit by having their testing completed by CAB designated organizations. NCEE customers will be able to reach Korean and Taiwanese markets much faster, eliminating the lost revenue and cost associated with a delayed product launch. This will also eliminate the need to have multiple labs providing testing to get products into various international markets.
NCEE Labs is a product compliance, product safety, and environmental testing and consulting organization that serves aviation, information technology, wireless communications, industrial, scientific, medical, agricultural, and consumer products companies throughout the Midwest. Founded in 1998 to meet a growing demand for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) testing, NCEE labs houses one of the few public 10-meter semi-anechoic chambers in the United States and is accredited by A2LA (American Association for Lab Accreditation) for EMC testing. NCEE Labs occupies a 15,700 square foot facility in the University of Nebraska Technology Park. For more information, visit www.nceelabs.com.
A Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) is a government-to-government agreement that helps facilitate trade by promoting acceptance of test results of each country’s assessment bodies. This MRA makes NCEE Labs a certified assessment body with organizations in Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) and Korea. This cooperation between governments helps foster the flow of information and adds transparency to testing procedures and product quality. Testing procedures often change frequently and managing them over a global scope can be a daunting task. Helping standardize these procedures and recognizing testing from certified assessment bodies alleviates this problem and creates many opportunities.
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) is the key organization in Taiwan with the APEC MRA. BSMI is the authority responsible for standardization, metrology and product inspection for products manufactured in and entering Taiwan. In Korea, the Radio Research Agency’s Certification Division takes care of various testing, registration and approval of wireless and information technology equipment. NCEE’s test results are now recognized by both of these organizations.