The annual CB scheme statistics now published

The recently released statistics by the IECEE, shows another record year with totally 124 130 international CB Test Certificates (CBTCs) issued in 2020, again an increase of about 10 % from the previous year.

The graph at left shows the impressive annual growth in the number of CBTCs issued annually during the past 25 years.
There are now 54 Member Body countries in this scheme, with totally 90 NCBs (National Certification Bodies) and 556 testing labs, including Nemko’s 19 labs located in different countries.
As an issuing NCB Nemko is still among the leaders, with 7616 CBTCs issued last year, and is now #1 NCB for the categories TRON (audio/video equipment) and EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility), #2 for HOUS (household appliances), #4 for OFF (office equipment), for ITAV (IT- & A/V equipment) and for MEAS (Measurement equipment).


Moreover, Nemko is also still a leader regarding the number of certificates recognized by other NCBs. Last year, Nemko CBTCs were used as the basis for 3332 national certifications in other countries, representing about 10 % of the worldwide total. These figures prove the continuing success of the Nemko Direct program for international approvals and global market access.

More information is available at this IECEE site.
Amongst other, one can at that site see a graph showing in which countries most products with Test Certificates are made, and the overwhelming figures of China in this regard.

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Written by Trond Sollie
For more than 30 years, Sollie has worked with conformity assessment activities in various industrial contexts, both in Norway and internationally. He has been paramount in building relationships across organisations and borders. He has also been active in the management of the international IECEE/CB scheme for many years. Until recently, he was Board Chairman of the Norwegian standards body NEK and President of the Norwegian IEC National Committee and IECEE Member Body. He is currently an NEK Board Member and a member of the IEC-CAB (Conformity Assessment Board). He also provides consulting to authorities/bodies of several countries on conformity assessment matters. Nemko has benefitted from Sollie’s expertise, network and enthusiasm for more than three decades. Prior to his role as a senior advisor for Nemko, he was a Senior Vice President, responsible for international cooperation. He has been instrumental in developing the successful Nemko Direct programs that offer clients worldwide market access for their products, within both the electrical and telecommunications/radio product areas.