|National Standards||－||ANSI Standards||CSA Standards||EN/IEC Standards||Chinese National Standards: GB Standards|
|Country||International||United States||Canada||Europe / International||China|
|Description||Technical electric standards based on the most recent scientific technology.
Forms the basis for standards in other countries.
|To prevent fires, standards are enforced for the sale of electric products in the USA by state and city.
Components must also be certified.
|North American safety standards are applied and operated to prevent fire accidents, in the same way as in the USA.||Standards are designed to prevent electric shock and fires, but are not legally enforced.
Enforcement is achieved through strict penalties.
|Items for which certification is enforced are specified, and the import and sale of uncertified items in China is prohibited.|