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
J Plugtype
C Plugtype

Certification mark(s)

Certification Certification Certification Certification Certification


DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Bern
Language German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
Currency Swiss franc
Area 41,290 sq km
Population 7,639,961 (July 2011 est.)
Time UTC +1
GDP Value: $326.5 billion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 38
Export volume Value: $232.6 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 20
Export commodities machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products
Import volume Value: $226.3 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 20
Import commodities machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals; agricultural products, textiles
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CB scheme member (NCB) Yes
Applicable standards EN - 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
S+ Mark

ENEC Certification

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

Safety Mandatory Voluntary S+
EMC Mandatory Voluntary S+
Energy Efficiency Mandatory Voluntary