Guides for Industry: Compliance Requirements
by GSI Staff March 14, 2012
A new set of guides on product compliance requirements in specific industry sectors has been released by NIST's Standards Services, covering furniture, footwear, motor vehicle parts, and apparel and household textiles. The guides include information on Federal and State regulatory frameworks, voluntary standards frameworks, applicable voluntary standards, mandatory technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for each sector. As part of the ongoing cooperation between the World Trade Organization Agreement (WTO) on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Inquiry Points in Brazil and the U.S., Brazil’s Inmetro has released specific industry sector guides with detailed information on product regulations, standards, and conformity assessment requirements for use by businesses interested in exporting to Brazil. Guides are currently available on toys, agricultural machinery, and petroleum products. A limited number of hardcopies is available by contacting the Standards Information Center at NIST.
- +Guide to U.S. Furniture Requirements
- +Guide to U.S. Footwear Requirements
- +Guide to U.S. Motor Vehicle Parts Requirements
Brazil Guides for Industry: Compliance Requirements
The following guides are available from Inmetro Brazil:
+Guide to Brazil Toy Requirements
+Guide to Brazil Agricultural Machinery Requirements
These guides complement the U.S. guides released by NIST's Standards Services in early 2012 on product compliance requirements for furniture, footwear, and motor vehicle parts. A limited number of hardcopies is available by contacting the Standards Information Center at NIST.