Before you make your electronic device available to the public, you need to ensure that it meets a certain set of standards. These standards have been established by two leading organizations: the Federal Communications Commission in the United States and the European Commission in Europe. Depending on where you plan to manufacture or sell your electronic product, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations for your chosen organization and comply with them.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent government agency in the United States that is overseen by Congress. Its purpose is to regulate interstate and international communications by television, radio, cable, wire and satellite. According to the FCC, all electronic goods that operate at a frequency of 9 kHz are required to undergo testing. The testing process aims to verify that eligible electronic devices adhere to the official FCC Code.


The FCC also seeks to maintain a certain set of standards across all media types and communication channels. At the same time, it aims to protect the interests of businesses and customers alike. As the main authority in the technology sector, the FCC has the primary goal of overseeing all innovation, law and regulation in the communications field.

Products that have the FCC’s seal of approval have undergone rigorous testing. This official certification tells consumers that the electronic device they own is safe to use. In addition, it asserts that the product does not prevent other electronic devices in the same environment from functioning properly.

The European Union designated the Conformitè Europëenne (CE) mark as its official emblem for regulating all goods sold in the European Economic Area (EEA). If your product is emblazoned with the CE mark, you’re affirming that the item fulfils the EU’s New Approach Directives. It’s worth noting that these directives don’t just apply to products that are sold within the EU. They are also applicable to goods that are manufactured or sold in the EEA.

Thanks to the widespread nature of the official CE mark, the emblem has become highly recognizable on a global scale, even among those who aren’t familiar with the EEA. All products that have earned the coveted CE seal have successfully fulfilled the following requirements: