GUANGZHOU, CHINA — CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced that the first certification to the new CSA/UL/ANCE tri-national standard for heating and cooling equipment has been presented to Midea Group’s dehumidifiers. The company received the certification well in advance of the mandatory compliance required by Nov. 30, 2022.

Midea Group, a leading global manufacturer of consumer and home appliances, including heating and air conditioning units and dehumidifiers, achieved certification to the Canada/United States/Mexico tri-national standard for its dehumidifiers.

“This is a great accomplishment for Midea,” said Jiang Yi, vice president, China and Hong Kong, CSA Group. “By achieving certification to the standard now, well before the requirement, they will have a competitive advantage in North America. CSA Group is proud to promote the adoption of new technologies that help our clients become global leaders through innovation and forward thinking business practices.”

As of Nov. 30, 2022, all manufacturers of electric heat pumps, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers must comply with the new standard. The standard is based on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard with minimized changes for the North American market. Products that meet the standard conform to a single set of requirements to produce one product for worldwide use.

“Our two organizations have a long standing relationship. CSA Group helped develop the tri-national standard and brought considerable knowledge and expertise to the process,” said Wu Wenxin, CEO of the Residential Air Conditioner Division, Midea Group “We wanted to be progressive in our approach by ensuring our products met the requirements ahead of the curve, and Midea Group is thrilled to have the first product CSA Group has certified to this standard.”

Since the new tri-national standard is based on the IEC standard, the CSA Group noted that compliance means that products meet global standards, providing access to numerous markets and allowing for one set of designs and tests for products, helping to reduce development costs for new products.

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Publication date: 8/18/2014

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