Certifications and services for the Global Market

In many markets, third-party certification of conformity with safety and quality standards is mandatory.

As a signatory to the major European and international bilateral and multilateral agreements (CB Scheme) on mutual recognition of testing and certification, IMQ can support manufacturers in meeting the necessary requirements to obtain the marks and certifications they need in the markets they want to access.

Main certifications issued

CCC mark for China. CCC marking is mandatory for exports to China. Thanks to an agreement with China’s leading certification body CQC (China Quality Certification Center) and to the presence of one of its group companies in China (IMQ Certification Shanghai Co. Ltd.), IMQ can handle all the necessary procedures involved in obtaining the CCC mark.

CB certification. Certifies that electrical/electronic products conform with IEC standards, making it unnecessary for manufacturers to repeat type-testing by the notified certification bodies (NCBs) of other countries in which they wish to apply for product approval. With a CB certificate issued by IMQ and the mutual recognitions that IMQ has with other members worldwide, products can obtain electrical safety certification for over 50 countries that subscribe to the CB scheme.

Civil Defence certification for the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. To gain access to these markets, many electrical/electronic products must be certified by a third-party body recognised by UAE Civil Defence, such as IMQ. Thanks to international agreements and the recognition it has obtained, IMQ can support businesses in obtaining the necessary certificate of conformity for the purposes of exporting regulated products.  

G-Mark. IMQ is the only Italian body authorised by the GSO for certification and tests activities on electrical products.


Main countries

  • Argentina: services for obtaining and maintaining the IRAM mark
  • Australia: services for the RCM Mark and conformity with energy efficiency standards. Services for the certification of gas appliances
  • Brazil: services for regulatory compliance, for obtaining and maintaining INMETRO certification
  • China: services for obtaining and maintaining the CCC mark
  • Colombia: services for obtaining RETILAP certification
  • Korea: services for obtaining and maintaining the KC mark and RRA registration
  • Custom Union: services for obtaining and maintaining EAC certification
  • Japan: services for obtaining PSE certification
  • Mexico: services for obtaining and maintaining the NOM mark
  • Gulf states and United Arab Emirates: IMQ is the only Italian body authorised by the GSO for tests on electrical products for the purposes of issuing the G-Mark. It is recognised by the Civil Defence of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait as an approved test laboratory and certification body for obtaining the necessary certificate of conformity for the purposes of exporting regulated products.

Other services offered by IMQ for the Global Market

  • Guidance tests according to international standards
  • Information on the regulations and certification procedures of countries of interest
  • Support in completing the necessary administrative procedures required to obtain certifications from foreign authorities
  • Technical and regulatory support
The manufacturer’s production site must be equipped with suitable production, testing and control systems, personnel and equipment to ensure that the products it places on the market conform with the applicable standards at all times. This is established by carrying out an audit of the production site. For every model for which the manufacturer applies for a certification mark, IMQ conducts the type tests required by the applicable standards. The manufacturer undertakes to ensure that all certified products conform with the applicable standards at all times, and to conduct certain tests on 100% of production or on a statistical basis. IMQ ensures that these tests are performed on a regular basis and repeats them on a random selection of specimens picked from production. Attraverso visite in azienda, i valutatori analizzano la capacità delle organizzazioni di pianificare e gestire i processi di business aziendali. Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications. IMQ certification marks add value and enhance brand image by distinguishing products made by manufacturers that have invested properly in safety and quality. IMQ certification marks are a visible guarantee, which carry weight in tender procedures, that before its release, the product in question underwent comprehensive testing by an authorised body to verify its compliance with regulatory requirements. The safety marks issued by IMQ are an important instrument that helps manufacturers protect themselves against liability for damage caused by defective products. Products certified by IMQ benefit from facilitated procedures with other European and international certification bodies and therefore enjoy an advantage in relation to export markets.