Certificates Required for Selling Your Products
|Certificates are one of the category-specific requirements. For more information please refer to the article Category-Specific Requirements.|
Products belong to some categories require MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) to guarantee the safety of the delivery process.
Some countries require specific certificates in order to be able to sell your products on their territory. For now Joom requires the following quality certificates:
- EC Certificate for the products sold in the EU;
- FDA Certificate for the products sold in the USA.
In which cases do you need to provide the certificate?
You can upload MSDS for the categories in this list. Currently it is not mandatory to provide MSDS for any products, but we can request such a certificate upon the request of the logistics providers; you also can provide such certificates in order to confirm the dangerous kind of your product.
EC and FDA Certificates
➡️ Click here to check the list of product categories the certificates are required for.
- Oximeters require only EC Certificate and cannot be sold in the USA, despite having the FDA Certificate.
- Contact lens require only EC Certificate and cannot be sold in the USA, despite having the FDA Certificate.
FDA / EC certificate types for masks products (click here to see the details)
For disposable masks products (category ID: 1499770159980110007-56-2-26193-2658702324), there are 3 types of FDA / EC certificates. A product must have the correct type of EC certificate in order to be able to sell in the EU, it must have the correct type of FDA certificate in order to be able to sell in the U.S..
Type 1: Medical masks (disposable)
For medical masks, merchants can use the words "Safety", "Protective", "Medical", "Surgical" in the product information.
The FDA / EC certificates of medical masks should contain the words "Medical" or "Surgical", or should have the information "meet the EN 14683 standar" and "meet the 93 / 42 / EEC directive". If a medical masks product does not have FDA certificate, does not have EC certificate either, it will be blocked.
Type 2: Protective masks (reusable and disposable)
For protective masks, merchants can use the words "Safety", "Protective", "KN95", "FFFP2" in the product information.
The FDA / EC certificates of protective masks should contain information "meet the EN 149 requirements" and "meet the 2016 / 425 directive". If a protective masks product don't have FDA certificate, don't have EC certificate either, it will be blocked.
Type 3: Disposable masks
For disposable masks, merchants can use the words "Safety", "Protective" in the product information.
The FDA / EC certificates of disposable masks don't have to contain the information "meet the EN 14683 standar" , "meet the 93 / 42 / EEC directive", "meet the EN 149 requirements", "meet the 2016 / 425 directive".
Other important thing you should know
For a product belongs to the Safety Masks category (ID: 1473502940578516741-231-2-118-2049229911), if the merchant indicates that, it has the above mentioned characteristics (Safety, Protective, Surgical, Medical, N 95 etc.), the merchant needs to provide the corresponding certificate, otherwise the product will be disabled.
⚠️ PLEASE NOTE:
Products without the EC Certificate cannot be sold in the European Union. Products without the FDA Certificate cannot be sold in the USA.
If you want to sell products of the same product type in both EU and USA, please provide separate EC and FDA Certificates for the same product.
The certificates are issued in the name of the manufacturer, therefore its name may not coincide with the name of the merchant's company.
How to upload the certificate on Joom?
- Go to the Documents page in your Joom account;
2. Click on the Add Document button and choose the certificate you want to provide;
3. Fill out all the necessary fields and don't forget to tick the box to confirm the authenticity of the documents provided;
⚠️ PLEASE NOTE: Please pay attention while choosing the product type in the Products field. The product type you upload the certificate for must be the same as the one stated in the certificate. If there is no product type you want to provide the certificate for, please contact our support team and report the missing product type, so we may add it to the list.
4. Click on the Save button.
Once you uploaded the certificate, it will be sent for review and you will see its status on the top of the document page. Now you will need to add products to the certificate, however the changes will be updated once the document's status becomes Active.
How to link products to the certificate?
⚠️ PLEASE NOTE: If you don't link your products to the EC and the FDA Certificates, the customers from the EU and the USA will see your products as out of stock.
- Open the document page;
- Click on the Add Products button;
3. Select the products from the list (you can use product filters to find the specific products);
Enter the IDs of the products you want to add;
4. Click on the Add Selected button.
How to delete the certificate?
You cannot delete the certificate, but you can deactivate it by clicking on the Deactivate button.
How to check which products require CE marking certificate?
Using filters on the Products page in the Merchant Panel, you can easily check which products sold in your store require CE marking certificate.
- Open “Products” page in your Merchant Panel;
- Click “Add filter” in the filter panel to add “Diagnostics” filter;
- Choose “CE certificate requirement is violated” in the “Search” field;
- Click save, the filter will be applied automatically.
Only the products requiring CE marking certificate will be listed after applying the filter. Their status will be marked yellow as “Available for purchase but may require your attention”.
Click on the product name for the detailed information about the product’s status. Pay attention to the yellow diagnostics “Product may require your attention”.
What about other certificates?
Joom also requires you to provide German VAT Certificate if you ship your products to Germany. The uploading process is almost the same as for the EC and the FDA Certificates, however, you don't have to link your products as German VAT covers all the product categories. For more information please refer to the article German VAT.
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