Brazil Radio Type Approval can consist of two schemes:
ANATEL compliance is mandatory for radio and telecommunications products, while INMETRO compliance will be determined by the product that requires market access.
A certification of radio products for the Brazilian market is based on an approval from the local authority, Agência Nacional De Telecomunicações (ANATEL). This certification is mandatory for radio/telecommunications products in Brazil. ANATEL is responsible for the control of the products through its regulation on certification and approval of telecommunications products.
The following steps must be performed in order to obtain the ANATEL certificate of homologation for telecommunications products in Brazil.
Once the OCD has issued the Certificate of Technical Conformity, the OCD will register the product and the company that is responsible for the product with the “Sistema de Certificação e Homologação (SCH), a database including all products registered and certified in Brazil. After the registration, the OCD or local representative will upload all documents required.
Once the process has been completed successfully, ANATEL’s seal will be added to all products before their entry into the market.
On July 31, 2020, Brazil’s ANATEL issued Act No. 4088, which establishes the guidelines for marking the identification of ANATEL homologation in telecommunications products. The identification of ANATEL approval on the product must be done using at least one of the following formats:
The National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO) has jurisdiction over general product safety standards, and is the agency that certifies information technology equipment, and various non-telecom RF-producing appliances. This scheme is mandatory depending on product type.
INMETRO - National Institute of Metrology Standardization and Industrial Quality is the government body responsible for the implementation of measurement, safety and quality standards for electrical and electronic products. It guides the activities of accreditation, inspection, testing and certification bodies in the country.
INMETRO’s compulsory Certification is generally applicable to products or services that may threaten people’s health, security or the environment. Below are the main products under mandatory certification:
This is the complete list of products that require a compulsory certification by INMETRO.
Lead time could be less if factory inspection is not applicable.
Depending on the product category, INMETRO’s certification has a validity of one to five years. In some cases, the certification program also allows for batch certification.
Normally, the INMETRO certificate is valid for 3 years, but is linked to the completion of annual certification maintenance.