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    May 1, 2022

    The annual CB scheme statistics now published

    The recently released statistics by the IECEE shows another record year with totally 127 264 international CB Test Certificates (CBTCs) issued in 2021, an increase of nearly 3 % from the previous year.

    The graph here shows the impressive annual growth in the number of CBTCs issued annually during the past 25 years.
    There are still 54 Member Body countries in this scheme, with now totally 91 NCBs (National Certification Bodies) and 539 testing labs, of which Nemko
    currently has 17 in different countries.
    As an issuing NCB Nemko is still among the leaders, with totally 7143 CBTCs issued last year, most of which were in the product categories HOUS (household appliances),
    ITAV (IT- & A/V equipment), OFF (office equipment) and TRON (audio/video 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 3478 national certifications in other countries, representing about 9 % 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 in the right-hand column of that site find graphs from earlier years showing in which countries most products with Test Certificates are made, and the overwhelming figures of China in this regard. (Updated graph for 2021 has not yet been issued)

    For more information, please contact


    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...

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