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Brazil (ANATEL) – Application of Electromagnetic Compatibility Tests for Equipment Sold without a Power Supply

September 2019

September 2019 Updates


Brazil (ANATEL) – Application of Electromagnetic Compatibility Tests for Equipment Sold without a Power Supply

Effective September 1, 2019

The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) released a new Official Letter (n°. 430/2019), revoking the official letter n°. 16/2009. Since 2009, the ANATEL Official Letter n°. 16/2009 instructed that EMC testing applied to the power adapter even if the device was not commercialized with a power adapter.

In the new regulation, ANATEL informs Telecommunications Product Manufacturers, Designated Certification Bodies and Testing Laboratories that in order to relieve the telecommunications industry and make the certification process more accessible and expeditious, Official Letter 16/2009-RFCEC/RECE-ANATEL will lose effect from September 1, 2019.

Other EMC tests that are independent of the power supply remain mandatory, as required by the technical requirements.

Brazil – New Energy Efficiency Requirements for Refrigerators and Freezers

Effective July 31, 2019

The Brazilian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MME) adopted Portaria No. 1/2018. The regulation document discloses the Target Program for the energy efficiency of refrigerators and freezers.


This regulation applies to refrigerators and freezers for domestic use, operating at nominal voltages of 127 V or 220 V, 60Hz or voltage ranges that encompass the same, or direct current operation, which are manufactured, imported, commercialized and/or used in Brazil.


It sets out the maximum levels of consumption (C/Cp) for the following product categories, as classified by IEC-62552:2007:

  • minibars
  • refrigerators
  • frost-free refrigerators
  • combined
  • combined frost-free
  • side-by-side
  • vertical freezers
  • frost-free vertical freezers
  • horizontal freezers


The compliance deadlines for manufacturing, import, and sell of products:

  • June 30, 2019 – Manufacturing and import
  • December 31, 2019 – Marketing by manufacturers and importers
  • June 30, 2020 – Marketing by wholesalers and retailers


The conformity assessment is guaranteed by Supplier’s Declaration. The maximum consumption levels are carried out in accordance with the Program of Targets that is used for labeling through the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), through the Brazilian Labeling Program (PBE).


Energy Efficiency label:

Manufacturers, importers or their representatives must inform the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the INMETRO about the quantities related to production and commercialization of equipment every year by March 31 in line with the PBE classifications of the previous year.


Brazil (ANATEL) – Suspend Certification for Earth Station Antennas

Effective July 26, 2019

The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) published the Act 4478 (2019) revoking the Act 939 (2018). This new Act revokes the technical requirements for conformity assessment for earth Station Antennas. This type of antenna does not need to be approved in Brazil anymore.

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