CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc

To help address the needs of manufacturers, in 2003 CSA Group and UL established a collaborative process leading to the mutual acceptance of components* used in Low Voltage Distribution and Control Equipment. Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) each certification body has agreed to treat components certified by the other certification body the same way as it treats components it has certified itself. Each organization will authorize the use of its own mark and require its own follow-up service.

The scope of the MOU covers the component categories specified in Annex A, when these components are used in the end products specified in Annex B or as a component in other Annex A products.

CSA Group and UL continue to look for joint opportunities to help assist manufacturers with their specific North American certification needs.

If you have questions about the component MOU signed between CSA Group and UL, please contact us at shawn.paulsen@csagroup.org.

Read the November 10, 2003 News Release.

*For the purpose of this agreement, a component is any device that is a building block of an electrical product or other electrical component.