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INMETRO certification for vehicles and auto parts

Approval support for automotive component requirements in Brazil

What is INMETRO certification?

The National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) is a Brazilian regulatory agency that evaluates compliance requirements for automotive products manufactured in or exported to Brazil. The INMETRO certification scheme serves to establish a minimum standard of quality and safety for a comprehensive list of components, which is constantly evolving as new regulations are released and current ones are updated.

Automotive parts that need to be INMETRO-certified include:

ARLA 32 (AdBlue), axial bars, horns, king Pins, lamps and bulbs, locking rings, motorcycle components, piston pins, piston rings and pistons, shock absorbers, steering rods, tie bars and tie bar Ends, tyres and wheels

Why is INMETRO Brazil certification important?

INMETRO certification ensures that your vehicles and auto parts can be sold on the Brazilian market, which means:

  • You have legal access to South America’s largest market and the world’s fourth biggest automotive market
  • You avoid loss of sales revenue and being denied to access the Brazilian market
  • You assure your reputation and avoid customs issues when exporting to Brazil

TÜV SÜD’s local experts support you to receive INMETRO Brazil certification

At TÜV SÜD, we are committed to helping you understand and achieve conformity to the latest INMETRO requirements to tap in to the vast potential of Brazil’s automotive market. Supported by our global network of testing facilities and homologation experts, we offer a comprehensive range of INMETRO certification services to help you achieve conformity and certify your products according to INMETRO requirements.

With over 100 years’ experience in automobile testing and certification, we have the knowledge and technical facilities to test and approve your products for compliance with INMETRO Brazil. TÜV SÜD is fully accredited to conduct auditing, testing and certification by INMETRO Brazil.

5 steps to INMETRO certification

Obtaining INMETRO certification is a five-step process which involves a comprehensive assessment of your product’s performance. Mandatory annual audits must also be conducted to ensure that the product certification is properly maintained. Additionally, every four years a recertification is necessary.

INMETRO Certification Table 

TÜV SÜD’s INMETRO certification services

Our homologation experts and strategic partners based in Brazil, provide homologation services to help you achieve conformity and certify your products to INMETRO requirements.

INMETRO certification

  • We assist you in meeting the requirements to obtain the mandatory INMETRO certification mark required to export your automotive components to Brazil.

Component testing

  • We conduct the full range of testing services on your automotive components to ensure that they meet the requirements of the INMETRO certification scheme.

Homologation service

  • Gap analysis
  • Technical support to achieve conformity
  • Preparation of information documents, test samples and homologation plan
  • Handling of communications with local authorities on your behalf

International compliance management

  • TÜV SÜD helps you understand and identify the overlaps and evolving regulatory requirements so you can achieve multiple certifications within one project.


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