Are able to reduce trade barriers caused by different certification criteria of countries. Countries can better meet their obligations as stated in the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.
Can reduce delays and costs of multiple testing since a product can be certified once by a single national certification body (NCB) which can be accepted by others worldwide, usually without the need for further product assessment. Markets can be expanded and product-to-market time reduced.
Ultimately anyone using a product which has been tested and certified using the IECEE CB scheme has the assurance that the goods purchased will perform to expectations and are reasonably safe when used as intended.