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Why is conformity assessment needed?
Conformity assessment allows to determine if a product or service is what it appears to be and if a system performs as it should. It provides insights into safety, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, the economic use of materials and energy, if a product fits and operates correctly with other products, and its effect upon the environment (pollution, noise).
- Governments want to protect their populations from unnecessary risks.
- Insurers want to know that equipment will not cause loss of life or damage.
- Buyers want proof about a product's or system's safety, performance and reliability.
- Users of equipment and consumers want to be able to trust the product or service they are purchasing.
The IEC provides a framework that supports all types of conformity assessment, and allows for testing to be transparent, predictable, comparable and affordable.
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