Brazilian Market Access for Electrical and Telecom Products

October 11, 2018



In order to import and sell products in the Brazilian market, it is important to get approval.


ANATEL—The National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil—is a regulatory body governing the Radio and Telecommunication product approval in Brazil. Telecommunication products and accessories require to have the ANATEL certification and homologation in order to be sold and used in Brazil.


Accredited laboratories located in Brazil conduct testing and a local representative is required for ANATEL homologation.


Products can be divided into 3 categories by Anatel. Each of the categories has different requirements that should be fulfilled in order to obtain the homologation.


Category I includes the terminals that are intended to be used by the end user such as:


  • Satellite phones

  • VOIP phones

  • Mobile phone batteries

  • Mobile phones etc.


Category II includes the products that do not fall under the Category I, but yet use the radio-electrical spectrum for signal transmission such as:


  • TV and radio antenna, receivers and transmitters

  • Wi-fi equipment

  • RF automation devices


Products that neither belong to Categories I or II are classified in Category III such as:


  • Optical fiber cables

  • Cable connectors

  • Mobile network signal transmitters


The ANATEL label must be affixed to the approved product.


As for Safety approval, Inmetro (The National Institute of Metrology Standardization, and Industrial Quality) is an agency responsible for the management of the Conformity Assessment programs within the Brazilian System of the Conformity Assessment—SBAC.


Inmetro sets the rules, specific ordinances, determining what and how to evaluate each product. The organization is also responsible for accrediting certification bodies and laboratories for testing and calibration.


The following products require mandatory safety certification:


  • Consumer appliances

  • Active Medical Devices

  • Plugs and Socket Outlets

  • Circuit Breakers

  • Ballast CFL

  • IT equipment


However, for some types of certification are not obligatory to enter the market.


Certification of products is carried out by a third party—product certification bodies (OCPs).


The Inmetro label must be affixed to the approved product.



The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.


GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom, and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.


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