ICC-ES Scope of Accreditation Expanded by EMA (Entidad Mexicana de Acreditacion, A.C.) 

Many customers with ICC-ES Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas (PMG) product listing reports can obtain recognition for use in Mexico for key plumbing categories.

For Immediate Release:

December 4, 2018

BREA, CALIF. — ICC Evaluation Service https://icc-es.org/ (ICC-ES), the experts in building and plumbing product evaluation and certification, has had its scope of accreditation expanded by the Entidad Mexicana de Acreditacion A.C. (EMA) to include evaluation of Plumbing Supply Fittings in accordance with NMX-C-415-ONNCCE-2015, “Industria de la construccion. Valvulas y grifos para agua- Especificaciones y metodos de ensayo” (Valves and Water Taps).

This resulting scope expansion now allows applicable ICC-ES PMG listing report holders to apply for recognition in the following product categories:

  • Flushometers
  • Shower fixtures such as showerheads and hand-held showerheads
  • Toilets
  • Fill and flush valves for toilets and urinals
  • Plumbing supply fittings such as faucets, shower valves, self-closing faucets, hose bibbs, and stop valves

“This is great news for many manufacturers seeking distribution in the Mexican market for their plumbing products,” said ICC-ES Director of Standards Maribel Campos. “The U.S. Department of Commerce projects that in 2018 Mexico will be the top international market for U.S. plumbing product exporters. Mexico is also projected to be the second largest export market for the more broad U.S. building products industry, and the Technical Barriers to Trade provisions negotiated in the recently signed U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) will open the Mexican market even further to the services provided by ICC-ES to U.S. manufacturers. ICC-ES’ ability to provide a wide range of plumbing product certifications for Mexico will greatly benefit ICC-ES customers.”

“We are proud to be able to continually roll out new options that help our customers succeed, in all key markets. This is one of many programs that ICC-ES offers, designed to help plumbing manufacturers achieve their sales and product performance goals” said Dawn LaFleur-Qualley, ES-PMG Program Director.

To learn more about this program, call 1-800-423-6587 ext. 1 to speak to an ICC-ES Connect+ Customer Care Representative or email espmg@icc-es.org today to find out if your products may qualify for this program.

For more information, contact:

Alejandra Diaz  Tel: 1-800-423-6587 x3222  adiaz@icc-es.org

ICC Evaluation Service, LLC

3060 Saturn Street, Suite 100, Brea, California 92821

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