This is chapter 5 of the Consumer Product Safety in Canada orientation module. A transcript of the video follows below.
Chapter 5: How to get started
With the necessary knowledge, tools & information to help navigate the consumer product safety arena in Canada and abroad, you have the potential to make your products as safe as possible. We encourage you to read the Consumer Product Safety in Canada guide and consult it often.
Understanding your standardization and conformity assessment options will not only improve your operations and facilitate compliance with regulations or consensus standards, but also expand your company’s potential for growth and innovation.
Are you interested in purchasing standards? Whether you're looking for international, foreign national or Canadian standards, the SCC standards store offers a comprehensive catalog of standards. It provides you with easy and efficient access to the standardization tools you need to compete in today's global markets. Browse the Standard Store at standardsstore.ca to find the standard that is right for you.
Get involved in standards development. Discover how you can contribute by becoming an influencer and standards “maker” and expand your professional opportunities. Joining the standards community will help your business shape the standards landscape and contribute to the development of recognized best practices for the manufacture and distribution of safe consumer products in Canada, as well as around the globe. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Find the right conformity assessment body for your product. Standards Council of Canada is your link to qualified product and service certification bodies. Full listings of all SCC-accredited certification bodies are easily accessible on the SCC website. Browse for the latest certification news and information at scc.ca
For details about specific product sectors, publications and further resources, visit Health Canada’s website at hc-sc.gc.ca.
For more information on trade programs, customs requirements and cross-border consumer product safety issues, view the commercial sector section of CBSA’s website at cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.
For the latest market reports, to read about international trade agreements, or to find out about importing and exporting goods, visit Global Affairs Canada’s website at international.gc.ca.