Argentina Market Access for Electrical and Telecom Products

October 3, 2018


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


According to the Resolution №169/2018, electrical and electronic products (with 50-1,000 V in alternate current and 75-1,500 V in continuous current) shall have a certificate that proves compliance with safety requirements to be sold within the Argentinian market. IRAM (Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación) is the official organization that regulates certification and compliance of electrical and telecom equipment in Argentina.


There are three different certification schemes:


  • Type Certification

  • Mark Certification

  • Batch Certification


A corresponding label must be placed on the approved product.


As for Energy Efficiency, the law requires the relevant information to be provided in a separate brochure along with an instruction manual. Efficiency is rated from A to G, with A being the most efficient.


The following product categories requires approval:

  • Air-conditioners                                          

  • Dishwashers                               

  • Dryers Freezers               

  • Electric storage water heaters

  • Fluorescent ballasts

  • Fluorescent lamps

  • Freezers

  • Microwave ovens

  • Refrigerators

  • Washing machines

As for Telecom approval, testing and approval is required for most telecommunication terminal equipment and radio frequency equipment.


Regulatory body - Secretariat of Industry, Commerce and Mining.


Equipment must be tested by accredited in-country testing laboratories.


An importer or distributor must be registered by ENACOM in order to obtain certification. The approved equipment is listed on the ENACOM website.


A corresponding label must be placed on 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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