NSF Passport provides companies with a single point of contact and combines testing and auditing services for multiple country approvals.
International, a global organization that certifies products and writes
standards for food, water and consumer goods, has launched a new program to
help manufacturers gain global market access for water treatment, distribution
and plumbing products. NSF Passport provides companies with a single point of
contact and combines testing and auditing services, saving both time and
reducing cost by managing multiple country approval projects from the initial
application to final approval.
TheNSF Passport Program: Your Access to Global Market Approvals™helps companies
achieve product certifications required in major and emerging global markets
such as the UK, Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, France, Japan, and many
others. The NSF Passport Program manages the complex approval process, helping
companies navigate the various regulatory, testing and certification
requirements in each country to gain entry into new international markets.
“This service is completely unique to
the water industry,” saidPierre Sbabo, vice president of
NSF International Water Programs. “Manufacturers of water treatment, distribution
and plumbing products must meet multiple rigid and complex regulatory
requirements to sell and compete in major markets, and these requirements can
vary between countries and certification types. It has taken NSF years to
develop a program that facilitates product certification for customers in more
than 25 major and emerging global markets. NSF had to meet certification
requirements specific to each country and certification body, which included
completing multiple laboratory audits and earning numerous accreditations.
Because NSF International has global offices, we were able to overcome the
added challenges of language and time zone barriers.
“The NSF Passport Program helps
manufacturers access all top and key emerging markets for water products. Importantly,
customers are able to work with a local NSF International project manager, in
their local language and time zone, through NSF’s global network of offices,”
For additional information about the NSF
Passport Program, visitwww.nsf.org/info/passportordownload
NSF International Launches NSF Passport Program
November 2, 2011