EU Trade Export Help Sites and Secrets

We think our followers will find the following little known internet sites useful for calculating import duties and much more when shipping to the European Union.               Unfortunately,  the USA is not listed among the list of...

EU Regulatory Update

EU Regulatory Update Some 35 EU regulatory bodies govern such things as medicines, aviation safety, environmental rules, financial services and phytosanitary standards.  At Phoenix Technical Group (PTG) we monitor those most important to our customers and VIP members....

Managing Non-Compliant Products on the Market

So you just discovered you have shipped non-compliant products…. Refresh Your Knowledge – Managing Non-Compliant Products There will be times when even the most vigilant company will discover that they may have shipped potentially non-compliant products. It...

Regulatory Information on the Web

Should You Use the Web for Disseminating Regulatory Information? “Can we meet our regulatory responsibility by posting our regulatory documentation on our web site?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive.It is clear that the principle...

Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

The Radio Equipment Directive Mike Violette, Washington Labs and Michael Derby, ACB Europe The new Radio Equipment Directive will be in-force in June 2017. Wireless manufacturers that sell to Europe must be ready for the change. { PTG Editorial Note} More importantly...

CE Marking Now and Then in 1995

CE Marking in 1995 and Now in 2017 In 1995 just when CE Marking issues and concerns were reaching a new height of frenzy in the United States, (as CEO of Technology International, Inc.) I was meeting with a potential new client. This potential client was a trade...

Brexit Update vs EU Requirements

Our Current Assessment It is fair to say that of all the issues around Brexit, the U.K. will be most affected with all the potential changes and negotiations to come.  However, to believe there will be no impact on EU imports is naive. If you sell into the UK...

April Fools Day 2017

If you have ever drilled holes for a cover plate that do not line up with the tapped holes in the base, or have drilled a hole so near the edge that the nut juts out over the side, Phoenix has solutions for these and other common engineering problems.   What can...