Do I need to certify my product?
necessarily, maybe not. There are products for which certification is mandatory, but for some types the certification is not required to enter the market.
There are two types of certification: compulsory and voluntary.
- Compulsory certification is regulated by law or Ordinance of a regulatory body. This compulsoriedade gives priority to safety, health and environmental issues, so products listed in the regulations can only be marketed with certification and must bear the conformity identification mark which is the seal of Conformity identification.
- Voluntary certification is an exclusive decision of the applicant for certification and aims to ensure compliance with Brazilian, regional or international technical standards, as well as a qualitative differential with the aim of demonstrating Credibility to the products offered, thus adding value to its brand.
What is required to certify a product?
In order to begin the certification of products, in addition to meeting the requirements of the technical standards, it is necessary that the company proves some points to make sure that it has full control of its activities and has the ability to carry out the process of Certification, they are:
- Regularized infrastructure;
- Qualified professionals;
- Documentation of equipment used for production;
- Documents of the procedures used for the production and other documents requested in the RAC specific to your product.
Do I need to worry after my product is already on the market?
After certification of the product and this can be marketed, INMETRO performs constant follow-up to make sure that it has not had its properties modified, identify possible non-conformity or irregularities and find Ways to improve your compliance assessment program.
This follow-up consists of activities of:
- Supervision: It consists in the monitoring of products with compulsory certification that are already being marketed. It aims to certify that they are in accordance with the updated technical standards and regulations, as this type of product has an impact on the health and safety of consumers.
- Verification of conformity: In this type of follow-up samples are taken from products in commercial establishments and they are subjected to new tests. The goal is to verify that the safety and quality conditions conform to the requirements and standards for which the product was tested.
What are the main benefits of certification?
Product certification is an investment for your company, but see below the benefits of certification:
- Strengthening the market, providing fair competition;
- Trust and credibility;
- Adds value to your brand;
- encourages continuous improvement in the quality of your company;
- protects the internal market;
- It facilitates foreign trade.
These are just some of the benefits of certification. Don't let it go! Come and meet the ICBR certifications and the IBRACE-ICBr group!