Intertek Signs Partnership Agreement with Brazil's ABNT

The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek, based in Boxborough, Mass., has signed an agreement with Associação Brasileira de Normas Téchnicas (ABNT), a Brazilian association for technical standardization. According to the announcement, the alliance will provide testing, factory inspection and certification services for building products and component manufacturers who export from North America to Brazil and from Brazil to North America. The partnership will provide building products and component manufacturers assistance in meeting the applicable market entry requirements for both North America and Brazil.

"Partnering with ABNT, Brazil's leading building products certification agency, is the perfect complement to our existing global market access services," said Jeff Turcotte, Intertek's vice president of building products. "Our certification solution will allow manufacturers to seamlessly gain access to the North American and Brazilian markets."

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