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Brazil Set Forth New Regulation on Conformity Assessment of Telecom Products


Resolution N° 715 was published in the Official Garette (DOU) on October 25, 2019. This regulation comes into force within 180 days from the date of its publication (on April 21, 2020).

This Resolution revokes Resolution 242 on the Regulation for Certification and Approval of Telecommunication Products and Resolution No. 323 on the Telecommunication Product Certification Standards.

The document establishes general principles and rules related to conformity assessment and homologation of products for telecommunications.

According to this Regulations, the conformity assessment procedure will be carried out through the following models:

I - Declaration of Conformity

II - Declaration of Conformity with Test Report

III - Certification based on Type Testing

IV - Certification based on Type Testing and Periodic Product Evaluations

V - Certification based on Type Testing, Periodic Product Evaluations and Evaluation of the Factory Management System

VI - Labeling or

VII - Another, established in its own Operational Procedure.

Note that Operational Procedure is a complementary rule issued by the competent Superintendence, which provides rules applicable to conformity assessment.

The above-mentioned models are applicable to each telecommunications product type or family that is set out in its respective Technical Requirement. When choosing the model, an applicant should consider whether the product is complex or not and determine the potential risk of its use for the consumer.

Apart from the conformity assessment procedure, the Regulation also contains homologation procedure and Market Supervision Program provisions.

The Homologation Certificate issued by Anatel is necessary if those who want to use the telecommunications product and to put it into the Brazil market.

The Market Supervision Program was worked out to check whether the products approved by Anatel stay in compliance with the Technical Requirements.

The full text of the Regulation is available here.

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. Need your own guide to the world of certification and approvals? Don't hesitate to contact us via info@gma.trade.

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