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."