ETL and WHI Listed Marks Receive Formal Acceptance in Middle East

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Manufacturers Gain Access to Rapidly Expanding United Arab Emirates (UAE) Market

These approvals further Intertek's commitment to assisting our clients' global certification needs

Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, announces formal acceptance of its safety and certification marks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Dubai Civil Defense and Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Departments.

Intertek's ETL and WHI mark acceptance provides manufacturers direct global market access to one of the fastest growing construction markets in the world. Intertek currently manages certification programs in other Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia, India, Kuwait, Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria.

The formal acceptance of the ETL and WHI Listed marks will simplify and accelerate the certification process for manufacturers who want to supply products to this rapidly-growing region. The scope of these approvals is wide-ranging, including Life Safety and Security products, Building Products and Materials, IT, Medical, HVAC and Lighting. Intertek offers independent, third-party testing programs to help manufacturers enter markets around the world such as Certification and Compliance Listing and Classification Services, Performance testing and Benchmarking, R&D testing, Accelerated Stress Testing, Supply Chain Inspections and ROHS compliance and validation.

"These approvals further Intertek's commitment to assisting our clients' global certification needs", said Gregg Tiemann, president of Intertek Commercial and Electrical division. "For industry leaders who emphasize a need for quick and efficient certification, Intertek provides the global reach they need, including the developing Middle Eastern countries."

Intertek maintains more than 30 global accreditations and issues it's ETL Listed Mark as proof of compliance to applicable UL, CSA, and ANSI safety standards. Intertek also offers the WH Listed Mark as proof of compliance to the International Conference of Building Officials, (ICBO) Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA), The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI).

For further information, please contact
Nicole Kimmick, Field Marketing Manager
Telephone: +1-978-263-2662

About Intertek's testing and certification services
The Commercial & Electrical division of Intertek provides testing and certification services, including product safety testing and certification, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, performance testing, and management systems certification. These services provide global market access to customers in industries such as building products and materials. Visit for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes, ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through their network of more than 930 laboratories and offices, 20,000 people in 110 countries around the world. For more information, visit


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