Mexico (IFETEL) - New Conformity Assessment Procedure For Radio/Telecom
|A new Mexico conformity assessment procedure will enter into force on February 25, 2021, that establishes procedures, periods and schemes to carry out the certification and evaluation of the conformity of a product, equipment, device, apparatus or infrastructure intended for telecommunications. The changes such as the inability for third party certificate holders to hold approvals, will affect both products subject to local testing as well as those handled by a “perito” but this has not been officially confirmed by IFETEL.
The following is a summary of the expected changes for Radio/Telecom conformity to applicable PEC processes where there is testing to specific Mexican NOMS:
1. Single Batch: a set of new products, equipment, devices or appliances of the same model and brand. This certification scheme is for products that are imported in a single batch on a single occasion, the certificate cannot be extended and the applicant must provide a list with the serial number of each product contained in the batch to send it to the “Secretaria de Economía”. Two samples are required for testing.
2. Multiple Batch: More than one batch of products of the same brand and model. Products must be new. In this scheme, only the numbers of batches (not model numbers) can be increased in subsequent filings and the total number of products per batch will be required. This information will be sent to the “Secretaría de Economía”. Two samples are required for testing. Surveillance must be done at the warehouse or sales outlet of the approval holder.
3. Family: This scheme applies to products from the same brand that retain the same technical design characteristics. The standard indicates that the differences in the model numbers is limited to aesthetics and appearance but the interpretation of this by certification bodies has not been tested. In this scheme, an unlimited number of models may be certified. The requested models will be listed on the certificate, and models may be added once it has been defined that the new models are part of the family. The family must first be carried out and then obtain the certificate. Four samples will be required, that is, two pairs of different models representative of the family. Surveillance must be done at the warehouse or sales outlet of the approval holder.
4. Device (may be a module): The certificate of this scheme will be issued to the device and the initial certificate will indicate one product in which the device is incorporated. It requires two samples. It is possible to extend the certificate to include additional models where the device will be installed. Surveillance will take place in the warehouses and points of sale of the approval holder. Condition for this scheme: Different trade names, same brand, different models, and that all models use the device.