EUROPEAN ACCEPTANCE OF NIST-RECOMMENDED CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BODIES (CABs).
The U.S.-EU MRA, signed on Dec. 3, 1998, facilitates trade by allowing manufacturers the opportunity to bring products to market in a more timely fashion. It covers multiple sectors, including equipment subject to mandatory telecommunications and EMC regulations. For telecommunications and EMC, the agreement allows CABs in the territory of one party to test and approve equipment subject to the mandatory regulations of the other party. After a 2 year transition period in the agreement to allow time for regulatory changes and confidence-building, NIST nominated and the EU has accepted, 23 U.S. EMC Competent Bodies and 10 U.S. Notified Bodies.
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|Title Annotation:||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Publication:||Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2001|
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