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
F Plugtype
L Plugtype

Certification mark(s)

Certification Certification Certification Certification Certification


DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Rome
Language Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Area 301,230 sq km
Population 61,016,804 (July 2011 est.)
Time UTC +2
GDP Value: $1.782 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 11
Export volume Value: $458.4 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 8
Export commodities engineering products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals; food, beverages and tobacco; minerals, and nonferrous metals
Import volume Value: $459.7 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 8
Import commodities engineering products, chemicals, transport equipment, energy products, minerals and nonferrous metals, textiles and clothing; food, beverages, and tobacco
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CB scheme member (NCB) IMQ SPA
Applicable standards 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
IMQ Mark
ENEC Certification

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

Safety  Mandatory Voluntary KEMA-KEUR



Voluntary EMC
Energy Efficiency Mandatory Voluntary