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Guide on Electrical and R&TT Equpment Market Access in Chile


In order to import and sell products in the Chile, it is important to get the product approved.

Depending on the type of product, different requirements may apply:

1. Safety requirements

Commercialization of certain products in Chile requires mandatory certification

established by the government through the Superintendence of Electricity and Fuels (SEC).

The following groups of products require certification:

  • Electrical products

  • Home appliances

  • Switches, sockets, and outlets

  • Energy measuring devices

  • Lamps and related elements

  • Personal protection products

  • Material for sanitary construction and installation works

  • Steel rods used in construction with reinforced concrete

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Products using gas and liquid fuel

A QR code is a mandatory Chilean mark labeled on the certified products

2. Telecom

Secretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) regulates import of telecommunication products in Chile. During the SUBTEL certification process, manufacturers are able to use CE and FCC test reports to apply for a SUBTEL certification.

Applicable product categories:

  • Portable transceivers

  • Remote radio controls

  • Wireless microphones

  • Wireless telephones, including some DECT systems

  • RFID equipment

  • Radio alarms

  • Communication systems for medical implantation

  • Other equipment used for medical applications

  • Equipment used as radar systems in vehicles

  • Zigbee devices

  • Any products using wireless technology (bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RFID, etc)

Devices that use wireless technologies do not need to be labeled. The only exception here are mobile phones.

3. Energy Efficiency

SEC regulates electrical products that require mandatory energy efficiency certification in Chile.

Applicable product categories:

  • Air-conditioners

  • Dishwashers

  • Dryers freezers

  • Electric storage water heaters

  • Fluorescent ballasts

  • Fluorescent lamps

  • Freezers

  • Microwave ovens

  • Refrigerators

  • Washing machines

Labeling is required for all of them.

Conclusion: Before importing and selling a product on the Chile market, it has to be approved according to all applicable requirements.

Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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