Depending on the end-use country, manufacturers of equipment will likely be regulated by various certification agencies and national regulations that govern the product approval process, and potentially cause delays in the release and shipment of your product. An efficient process can take between 2 to 4 months. An ill prepared or unprepared application can easily extend the process to a whole year with double the cost.
Three main causes of failure, delay and excess cost are:
- Insufficient information during the project start up phase
- Absence of clear direction to move forward
- Manufacturers and certification agencies often not “speaking the same language”