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France

General information

With its headquarters in The Netherlands, several offices throughout Europe, its participation in the CENELEC Certification Agreement and DEKRA's leading position in the European ENEC scheme we are perfectly organized to help you get access to all European countries. Based on DEKRA testing you can get access to the national certification marks of almost all European countries without retesting.

Technical information

Voltage 230V
Frequency 50Hz
C Plugtype
E Plugtype

Certification mark(s)

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Facts

DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Paris
Language French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Area 643,427 sq km; 547,030 sq km (metropolitan France)
Population 65,312,249
Time UTC +2
GDP Value: $2.16 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 10
Export volume Value: $508.7 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 6
Export commodities machinery and transportation equipment, aircraft, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceutical products, iron and steel, beverages
Import volume Value: $577.7 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 6
Import commodities machinery and equipment, vehicles, crude oil, aircraft, plastics, chemicals
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IECEE member LCIE BY DELEGATION FROM UTE
CB scheme member (NCB) LCIE
Applicable standards GB, EN and IEC - Based on IEC: Yes
Certification mark(s)

KEMA-KEUR Certification voluntary mark
Type testing + Initial inspection of the factory + annual follow up of the factory
NF Mark

ENEC Certification

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

 RegulatoryCertificationMark
Safety Mandatory Voluntary KEMA-KEUR
EMC

Mandatory

2004/108/EC
Voluntary EMC
Energy Efficiency Mandatory Voluntary