PCS operates in 220 countries and territories to support Approvals. Select from the drop down list at the top of this page to find the country you need.
Certification schemes supported in Africa
Somalia (No TA requ.)
Equatorial Guinea ORTEL
South Africa ICASA
Eritrea (No TA requ.)
South Africa NRCS
Burkina Faso ARCE
Cape Verde ACAC
Central African Rep. ART
Guinea – Bissau ARN
Sao Tome & Principe (No TA requ.)
Western Sahara (No TA requ.)
Congo (Democratic Rep.) ARPTC
Congo (Rep. of) ARPCE
Seychelles (No TA requ.)
Cote d'Ivoire ATCI
Sierra Leone NATCOM
Over 5000 Approvals obtained to date
PCS are proud to have been one of the first companies to offer full Type Approval coverage for this region.
Applications handled by our French, Spanish and Arabic speaking country managers where required to facilitate communication and application review.PCS country managers for Algeria and Tunisia regularly visit regulators during the year to deliver samples, assist with application submission and support preparation for local testing.Regular meetings held with South Africa regulators to develop relationships and have a first-hand view on full Approval processes.Excellent lead-times to approval ranging from 1-14 weeks depending on the country and product type.
PCS regularly handle sample shipments to this often challenging region, with agents and customs brokers in place to facilitate customs clearance in-country.
Certification schemes supported in Australasia
Marshall Islands (FCC)
Papua N. Guinea NICTA
Australia ERAC / EEES
Samoa Office of the Regl.
Christmas Island (Australia)
New Caledonia ANFR
Solomon Islands TCSI
Cook Islands (NZ)
New Zealand RSM
Tuvalu (No TA requ.)
French Polynesia ANFR
Norfolk Island (Australia)
There is a common misconception that many islands within this region are automatically covered by Australian or New Zealand certification, however this small group of islands can differ greatly in requirements.
Certification schemes supported in Europe
San Marino (covered by CE)
Andorra (covered by CE)
Bosnia/Herzegovina (No TA requ.)
Greenland (covered by CE)
Guernsey (covered by CE)
Czech Republic (CE)
Isle of Man (covered by CE)
United Kingdom (CE)
Vatican City (covered by CE)
Faroe Islands (covered by CE)
Jersey (covered by CE)
Kosovo (No TA requ.)
The European Union comprises of 28 member states and 4 EFTA member states which allow the free movement of goods - all accepting the CE mark and conformance to EU standards and regulations for products entering their country. In addition to these member states, there are also multiple overseas territories and departments which accept the CE mark and have no separate Type Approval requirements.
Understanding of European Directives, Standards, ECC Decisions and Recommendations.
PCS can assist and guide manufacturers with their individual European notifications.
PCS regularly attend industry seminars/workshops to stay abreast of the latest news, including developments of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and possible impact from Brexit.
PCS have access to accredited test labs and notified bodies to support EU compliance which can then be leveraged for international Type Approval.
We closely monitor those countries applying to join the European Union, consider the impact from an international Type Approval perspective and advise our customers accordingly.
Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean
Certification schemes supported in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
American Samoa (FCC)
Dominican Republic INDOTEL
Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao & St Eustatius) BTNP
Antigua & Barbuda
El Salvador SIGET
Puerto Rico (FCC)
St Kitts & Nevis ECTEL
St Lucia NTRC
St Maarten SXM Reg.
British Virgin Islands TRC
St Vincent & Grenadines NTRC
Cayman Islands ICTA
Trinidad & Tobago TATT
Costa Rica SUTEL
Turks & Caicos TCI Tel.
US Virgin Islands (FCC)
There is a common misconception among manufacturers that FCC certification is sufficient for Central America and the Caribbean, however this is not the case. While FCC certification is necessary, the vast majority of countries have their own TA regulations in place.
PCS do, however, understand that the Caribbean is a small market and therefore our charge for any of the Caribbean countries is extremely competitive.
Over 1200 Approvals obtained for Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean to date!
Significant improvement to lead-times and pricing.
Close monitoring of those countries where requirements are developing.
Russia and CIS
Certification schemes supported in Russia and the CIS
Belarus MPT / EAC
EAC Customs Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia)
Russia Minsvyaz DoC
Russia Minsvyaz CoC
Over 800 Approvals obtained for Russia and Customs Union to date, and over 6000 Approvals in the entire CIS region obtained to date
Russia and CIS application handled through our UK office where our early opening hours and Russian speaking country management facilitate communication and application review
Excellent lead-times to approval ranging from 4-12 weeks depending on country and scheme
PCS have excellent experience and a vast knowledge on CIS regulations, allowing us to offer customers a tailored strategy to Approval to suit their requirements
Regular visits to CIS regulators and local laboratories, most notably Ukraine and Russia, allowing us to ensure in-depth understanding of the requirements and evolving regulations
Certification schemes supported in South America
Chile SEC (coming soon)
Argentina Electrical Safety
Costa Rica SUTEL
Falkland Islands (No TA requ.)
French Guyana (No TA requ.)
Nearly 2000 Type Approvals obtained for Latin America to date
South American Approvals are handled out of PCS UK office where we have multiple Spanish speaking staff
PCS service for Argentina integrates possibility of professional hand delivery of samples to the test laboratory
PCS country managers make frequent visits to key countries such as Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador for project-specific tasks as well as speaking with local laboratories and regulators to strengthen our relationship with key stakeholders
South East Asia & Indian Subcontinent
Certification schemes supported in South East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
Bhutan (No TA Requ.)
Singapore SPRING / CPS
South Korea KC
South Korea KCC
Laos (No TA Requ.)
Sri Lanka TRC
Hong Kong EMSD
Hong Kong OFCA
More than 3000 Approvals obtained for APAC region to date
Majority of APAC Type Approvals handled out of PCS Shanghai office ensuring our country managers have more opportunity to communicate with the labs and regulators during their working day
True expertise in India BIS Approval scheme, with annual visits to local labs and Authority to ensure we remain abreast of key changes and developments
PCS team often lobby on behalf of manufacturers where public consultations are released, or where regulations may not yet exist for new and emerging technologies