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EcuadorRegulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Ecuador. Most products entering the Ecuadorian 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 Ecuadorian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Ecuador. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Ecuadorian markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

 

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  • Plug Types

    Plug A

    Plug A

    Plug B

    Plug B

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN), Organismo de Acreditación Ecuatoriano (OAE)

    Regulations

    The imported products under mandatory Ecuatorian Technical Regulations (Reglamentos Tecnicos Ecuatorianos) shall demonstrate their compliance through a Recognition Certificate issued by the local authority INEN (Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización) for product import and commercialisation.

    Guidelines

    • Before product commercialisation, importers shall register the Recognition Certificates in the Quality Department of the Ministry of Industry and Productivity of Ecuador
    • Submit the application
    • Test in a INEN accredited lab
    • After the OAE accreditation verification, the technical documents shall be submitted by the importer to INEN

    Applicable product categories

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

    Our services at a glance

    Being one of the leaders in the market of conformity verification services, we are eager to offer you, as our customers, the most beneficial terms of services.

  • Environmental

    Regulatory agency

    Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización (INEN), Organismo de Acreditación Ecuatoriano (OAE), Ecuadorian Ministry of Industry and Productivity (MIPRO)

    regulations

    • Energy efficiency label is mandatory for certain products in Ecuador
    • The Technical Regulation establishes the energy efficiency requirements necessary to classify electric products according to their energy consumption

    guidelines

    Energy Label procedure:

    • Submit the application
    • Test in the INEN accredited lab
    • Issuance of energy label

    Applicable product categories

    Mandatory energy efficiency labelling is required for the following product categories:

    • Air conditioners
    • Clothes washers
    • Dishwashers
    • Electric fans
    • Electric ovens
    • Freezers
    • Induction cooking
    • Pumps
    • Refrigerators
    • Street lights
    • Televisions
    • Etc.

    Our services at a glance

    Being one of the leaders in the market of conformity verification services, we are eager to offer you, as our customers, the most beneficial terms of services.

  • Telecom and Wireless

    regulatory agency

    Agency for the Regulation and Control of Telecommunications (ARCOTEL)

    regulations

    • The Agency for the Regulation and Control of Telecommunications (ARCOTEL) is the telecom authority in Ecuador
    • Wireless products, telecommunication terminal equipment, cellular, satellite, and other PSTN equipment require approval and certification in Ecuador prior to importation and commercialisation

    guidelines

    Type approval procedure:

    • Submission of application to ARCOTEL
    • Testing in accredited lab and proof of compliance can be shown through other national approvals, such as an FCC grant and report, or EU certificate along with the associated test reports
    • Issuance of type approval

    Applicable product categories

    For any type of radio communications product which has an output transmit power higher than 50 mW EIRP, ARCOTEL certifications is mandatory.

    Our services in a glance

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

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