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Subject:Re: Is localisation obligatory? From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:David Harrison <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com> Date:Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:30:05 -0700
The EC has long had a requirement that any product with safety-related
documentation (which includes pretty much everything one way or the other)
has to have, at a minimum, English, French, German and Spanish in order to
be imported into any EC country, not just England, France, Germany or
Spain. There is a provision for exemption in cases where no equivalent
product is available with the required languages, but if any of your
competitors have the languages they can challenge it.
Other countries not in the EC have their own requirements. Turkey goes so
far as to require that PRINTED documents in Turkish be available, but this
can be satisfied by providing some means for customers who want printed to
order copies free of charge.
On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:29 AM, David Harrison
<dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>wrote:
> Guess I should have also mentioned that I've read that - and the summary I
> got was that localisation is Obligatory in France, Germany, Russia and
> Ukraine - Elsewhere then balance it up and consult your legal department if
> you want to retail in that country - we have no legal department so I was
> just hoping some of my fellow might have already hit this wall.
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