In North-American markets situation has specific characteristics, due to the fact that industrial development in those countries has resulted in different choices with respect to the standards; as an example we can think of different characteristics of electrical network.
In the frame of NAFTA agreement, USA e Canada enjoy a similar situation, even if there are some differences; generally speaking conditions to place a product on these markets do not substantially differ from those on European ones, also with reference to product liability.
Applicable documents include, also in this situation, regulatory documents, as those issued by bodies such as FDA and FCC.
From a technical point of view the 2 countries are highly harmonized, as shown by the integration/inter-changeability between UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and CSA (Canadian Standard Association) standards.
Also in these countries the company has to prepare a documentation to show conformity to applicable requirements, both for product liability and for product certification (when required or suggested).
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