South America

Thinking about importing into South America? Here are a few things you may need to know.

We can help you achieve compliance more often on the first attempt, speed your validation and certification process and increase your market share. The tables below can assist you in finding out what testing, regulations and certifications your product may need to be accepted into South America.   

South America

Argentina Brazil Chile
Mexico Peru Uruguay
Venezuela    

Argentina:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A No N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement The Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación (IRAM) Product Dependent Product Dependent
Radio Requirement Comisión Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC) In Country Testing CNC Certification
Telecoms Requirement CNC In Country Testing CNC Certification

Brazil:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) In Country Testing ANATEL Certification
Safety (Electrical) Requirement The National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) Product Dependent, CB Reports can be used INMETRO Certification
Radio Requirement ANATEL In Country Testing ANATEL Certification
Telecoms Requirement ANATEL In Country Testing ANATEL Certification

Chile:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles (SEC) Product Dependent SEC Certification
Radio Requirement Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) FCC or EU Reports SUBTEL Certification
Telecoms Requirement SUBTEL FCC or EU Reports SUBTEL Certification

Mexico:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Normalización y Certificación (NYCE) In Country Testing NOM Certification
Radio Requirement Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFTEL) In Country Testing IFTEL Certification
Telecoms Requirement Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFTEL) In Country Testing IFTEL Certification

Peru:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones (MTC) FCC or EU Test Reports MTC Certification
Telecoms Requirement Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones (MTC) FCC or EU Test Reports MTC Certification

Uruguay:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC) FCC Test Reports URSEC Certification
Telecoms Requirement Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC) FCC/EU Test Reports URSEC Certification

Venezuela:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) FCC Test Reports CONATEL Certification
Telecoms Requirement CONATEL FCC Test Reports CONATEL Certification