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ArgentinaRegulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Argentina. Most products entering the Argentine markets must meet the requirements of the country. The local laws and product regulations are generally put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Ensure that your products successfully meet Argentine standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Argentina. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Argentine markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type I

    Plug I

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación (IRAM) 

    Regulations

    • According to Resolution M.P. S.C. N ° 169/2018 and its resolutions and supplementary provisions, to be traded in Argentina, electrical and electronic low voltage equipment must have a certificate that proves that they meet the essential safety requirements. 
    • The mandatory S-Mark signifies that a product has been certified by an organisation accredited and authorised by the authorities.
    • Compliance with IEC standards.

    Guidelines

    • Manufacturers need to apply to IRAM and submit essential documents for safety approval.
    • Testing should be conducted to IEC standards for electrical and electronics equipment.
    • Initial and subsequent annual factory inspections are required for safety certification.

    Applicable product categories

    All devices, apparatus or electrical materials intended to be used by consumers rated between 50V and 1000Vac or 1500Vdc require mandatory certification.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Argentine requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can provide CB test reports that are accepted for safety approval through its MOU with IRAM.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    National Directorate for Technical Regulations 

    Regulations

    Household appliances within the scope of Resolution 319/99 must include a label stating their energy consumption level, to be determined using test methods indicated in the applicable IRAM standard.

    Guidelines

    • The law requires the information to be provided in a brochure and included with the instruction manual.
    • Efficiency is rated from A to G, with A being the most efficient.

    Applicable product categories

    Product categories requiring energy labelling include:

    • Air-conditioners
    • Ballasts
    • CFL lamps
    • Dishwashers
    • Electric storage water heaters
    • Freezers
    • Halogen lamps
    • LED lamps
    • Microwave ovens
    • Motors
    • Refrigerators
    • TV
    • Washing machines
    • Water pumps

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Argentine requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Telecom and Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM)

    Regulations

    • Testing and approval is required for most telecommunication line terminal equipment and radio frequency equipment.
    • Approval may be in 2 forms - Homologación (approval to Argentine standards) or Codificación (accepted approval for which no standard exists).
    • Testing of equipment must be performed by accredited in-country test laboratories*
    • Approved telecommunication equipment is registered in the Registry of Activities and Materials of Telecommunications (RAMATEL). After the approval process, the information of the importers and their homologated/codified products will be automatically transferred to the RAMATEL Registry, controlled by the ENACOM.
    • Product should bear RAMATEL ID after type approved.*

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    • The Argentine importer or distributor must be registered with ENACOM in order to obtain certification.
    • Approved equipment will be listed on the ENACOM website.

    Applicable product categories

    Approval is required for:

    • All terminal equipment connected to the public telephone network
    • Low-power spread-spectrum products operating in the 2.4–2.4835 GHz band
    • Most radio equipment

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Argentine requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

     

    * 1. Although foreign test reports are not accepted, they may speed up the approval process.
    2. ENACOM issued resolution 793/2019 regarding cellular standard ENACOM-Q2-61.03, ENACOM accepts foreign reports(FCC, ANATEL, IFT, or similar) while local laboratories get accreditation to test.
    3. There is a transition period that the old CNC logo and markings are allowed to be sued until August 12, 2022.


WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the Argentina's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are accepted for safety approval and recognised by relevant authorities internationally. TÜV SÜD also supports manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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