Mexico has well defined mandatory certification schemes for electronic and electric products, as wel for radio and telecom interfaces.
NOM NYCE for electronic (or NOM ANCE for electric) safety approval
NOM NYCE approval usually applies for electronic equipment over 50V AC or DC or in case the equipment is directly connected to the 220 V AC (50Hz) mains. NOM ANCE approval is required for electric equipment, like tools and houshold equipment. Power cords also require NOM approval. To give an example, regular AC-DC power adapters (including power cords and plugs) must be certified, however the equipment supplied with this DC voltage (e.g. 12 V DC) from the power adapter does not. Local testing for electric equipment (ANCE) can be avoided when applying CB test reports, and may expedite the approval process significantly.
Certificates are issued to Mexican companies only. Certified products shall be marked with the NOM-NYCE or NOM-ANCE logo. Depending on the product specification, Teleconformity can make a correct judgement of what needs to be done.
COFETEL radio and telecom approval
COFETEL approval is required for equipment with radio and or telecom interfaces.
Testing for COFETEL ruirements may be conducted outside the country in most cases, however a process is ongoing that requires more mandatory in-country testing in the near future. Approval certificates can be issued to a foreign applicant and are valid for 1 year and can be extended each time with another year, or made permanent under certain conditions. Approved equipment shall be marked with the COFETEL approval number. Depending on the product specification, Teleconformity can make a correct judgement of what needs to be done.
When shipping low quantities (lesser than 25 pcs) of specialized equipment, you may not need to obtain the approvals specified above, but instead apply for a Dictamen grant.
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