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Bureau Veritas Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Korea Testing & Research Institute

HONG KONG, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

~ Facilitating Fast Market Access to Korea for the Electrical and Electronics Supply Chain in Greater China ~

Bureau Veritas is pleased to announce its Electrical and Electronics Product Line (Bureau Veritas E&E) and Korea Testing & Research Institute

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(KTR) have formed a strategic collaboration to offer a Market Access Solution for the Korea market supporting the electrical and electronics supply chain in China and Taiwan. Witnessed by the senior management of Bureau Veritas and KTR, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony took place in Shenzhen, China in December, 2013.  

KTR is a specially legalized institute under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). It serves as an independent institute dedicated to offer high quality competitive tests, certification and technological consulting services for a wide range of products.

Through this collaboration, Bureau Veritas will perform electrical and electronics testing in accredited testing laboratories in Greater China for KC Certification approvals based upon IECEE CB testing requirements. Manufacturers and trading companies in China and Taiwan will be able to obtain Korean market access for criteria such as MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standards) and E-Standby more efficiently and conveniently leveraging Bureau Veritas' local accredited laboratories in China and Taiwan.

Tarik Mahammed, Vice President of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Electrical and Electronic Business Line, Asia region, said in the ceremony: "We are delighted to announce this strategic collaboration with KTR, our valued Korean partner. This partnership enables us to provide a faster yet cost-effective Korea market access solution for our clients located in China and Taiwan. Our specialized electrical and electronics testing and certification services aid companies in achieving fast compliance with Korean statutory standards and requirements for product safety. With our Market Access solution, clients in Greater China will be able to quickly expand their export business into the Korean market utilizing a local approval service. They can also enjoy greater cost saving associated with faster delivery of samples and turnaround time as well as the option of obtaining multiple certifications for many markets, all delivered under the one roof."

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Founded in 1828, the group has more than 60,000 employees, 1330 offices laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering innovative services and solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health, safety, environment protection and social responsibility.  

Group Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services' Electrical & Electronic Business Line provides comprehensive certification & testing solutions for electrical and electronic products. A core focus is a "one-stop" approach helping clients shorten the time to market for their products. Bureau Veritas has a comprehensive testing, inspection and certification service portfolio covering electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), safety, radio frequency, telecom, GCF/PTCRB, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, OTA, battery, grid connection, environmental simulation and eco-design. Bureau Veritas' business covers multiple industries: IT equipment, Audio/Video products, mobile devices, communication products, wireless products, household products, battery products, power supply products, lighting products, industrial, scientific and medical devices and photovoltaic inverters.

Website: http://ee.bureauveritas.com.tw

Consumer Products Services Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com/cps

About Korea Testing & Research Institute

Korea Testing & Research Institute (KTR) is a specially legalized institute under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) established by the Framework Act on National Standards. Founded in 1969, headquarter in Seoul with 6 laboratories (Gimpo, Yongin, Incheon, Ulsan, Busan and Hwasun), 12 offices and 3 overseas branches.  

Web: http://www.ktr.or.kr

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