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Invoice: Internationalization Service Package

Fee

$2,700.00

Hello Samantha –

This is a REVISED proposal to conduct a first “flight” of internationalization for ByeByeCry™in the EU only.  (see below).  You can accept it by clicking on the “Pay Invoice” button and following the prompts.

Your business objective is to market and sell ByeByeCry in the European Union, China, India, Canada, and Australia. (in that sequence, if sequential).

For each of the above countries, laws pertaining to the following (at least) need to be understood and assessed for relevance, applicability and compliance requirements and testing:

  • Importation
  • Taxation
  • Duty/Customs
  • Consumer Protection
  • Product Safety
  • Electronic products & radio interference
  • Certifications/Marks
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Other

In this revised proposal GCO will obtain high-level advice and guidance from “ComplianceGate” – a firm experienced in providing templated filing and labeling solutions for firms looking to do business in the EU.   I recommend that you choose their “Startup” package for $299/year – if we order before February 3rd, there is a $100 discount on this.  ComplianceGate fees are not included in this proposal and will need to be paid for separately.  In addition, any fees imposed by regulatory or testing entities are not part of this proposal either,

Relying on ComplianceGate for the range of requirements related to Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Electronics/Interference and Certification/ Marks reduces the amount of time I will be involved in researching these items directly.  Hence, this revised, less expensive proposal.

Note that ComplianceGate will NOT obviate the need to investigate tariffs and customs for the device, VAT and other taxation, and Privacy and Data Protection for selling in the EU.  These, together with the actual filing activities, are included in this proposal.

In the case of legal representation before foreign tribunals or agencies, GCO will identify attorneys and others qualified to carry out these activities in each of the countries.

 Details

Samantha, I suggest that it will be to your legal (and perhaps business) advantage to take the steps necessary to sell into each country serially, rather than all at once.  There will be common kinds of requirements for each country, so you can build on experience one at a time as you grow.  For that reason, I am focusing on the EU market in this proposal.

Here is my fixed price estimate for what I perceive to be all of the services you will need to confidently market and sell in the EU:

The total quoted figure includes a last task — obtaining marks, certifications, and making application to regulatory agencies and testing organizations.  This REVISED proposal does include time for  actually making these filings with the appropriate agencies, and for making application with testing companies, if any.

  • CE marking: The CE marking is a mandatory marking that indicates that a product complies with the EU’s safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. In order to affix the CE marking, the company will need to conduct a conformity assessment, which may include testing and certification by a notified body.
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: The EMC Directive sets out requirements for electronic products to ensure that they do not generate, or are not affected by, electromagnetic interference. In order to comply with the EMC Directive, the company will need to conduct testing and obtain a Declaration of Conformity (DoC) from an accredited test laboratory.
  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD): The LVD sets out safety requirements for electrical equipment that operates at voltages between 50 and 1000 volts alternating current (VAC) or between 75 and 1500 volts direct current (VDC). In order to comply with the LVD, the company will need to conduct testing and obtain a DoC from an accredited test laboratory.
  • RoHS Directive: The RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) sets limits on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. In order to comply with the RoHS Directive, the company will need to conduct testing to ensure that the speaker does not contain prohibited levels of these substances.
  • WEEE Directive: The WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) sets out requirements for the collection, treatment, and disposal of electrical and electronic waste. In order to comply with the WEEE Directive, the company will need to register with an approved scheme in the EU, and affix the appropriate symbol on the speaker.

It’s important to note that these certifications, marks, tests, applications, registrations and similar activities are mandatory, and the company will need to demonstrate compliance with them in order to import the speaker into the EU. It’s advisable to consult with an attorney or a compliance specialist who is well-versed in EU regulations to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Additional Terms & Conditions

This Document Review Service Package is governed by the terms of the GCO agreement with your firm.  If you need another copy, please let us know.  This Document Review Service Package adds the following additional terms and conditions:

The Service Package Fee is refundable upon your request until the services are rendered, less payment processing fees, which are on average about 3% of the purchase price. If services have been partially rendered, you are entitled to a reasonable partial refund.  Refunds will be credited to the credit card that you used to purchase the Service Package.