Paraguay Implements Requirements for Importing of Mobile Phones and Mobile Phone Equipment
On April 10, 2017, the Paraguayan Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) approved Resolution № 410 — “Procedure for the registration of importers, automatic and non-automatic prior licence, and Compulsory Certification of mobile phones, parts of mobile phone equipment and non-integrated motherboards”. It implements the requirements for importing of the above-mentioned devices.
Importers have to comply with the provisions of this Resolution from September 21, 2019, obtain the mandatory homologation certification granted by the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) of Paraguay, and register IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) provided to the importer by the manufacturers.
In particular, the Regulation establishes the application procedures for registration in the following:
- Register of importers of mobile phones including factory accessories
- Register of importers of parts of mobile phone equipment
- Register of importers of non-integrated motherboards of mobile phone equipment
The provisions of the Resolution also detail the requirements to apply for a prior license for importation issued by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce for the regulated devices. They correspond to the following tariff items:
NCM 8517.12.3 mobile phones, except satellite
NCM 8517.12.31 portables
NCM 8517.70.99 parts and accessories for mobile phones
NCM 8517.70.10 motherboard of mobile phones
The official document can be found here.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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