Global Market Access: Argentina

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 220V (Single Phase); 380V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 50Hz
​Manual Language Spanish
​Plug Type C/I

Argentina Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

Electrical Safety

REGULATORY AGENCY

Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación (IRAM)

REGULATIONS

  • According to Resolution M.P. S.C. N ° 169/2018 and its resolutions and supplementary provisions, to be traded in Argentina, electrical and electronic low voltage equipment must have a certificate that proves that they meet the essential safety requirements.
  • The mandatory S-Mark signifies that a product has been certified by an organisation accredited and authorised by the authorities.
  • Compliance with IEC standards.

GUIDELINES

  • Manufacturers need to apply to IRAM and submit essential documents for safety approval.
  • Testing should be conducted to IEC standards for electrical and electronics equipment.
  • Initial and subsequent annual factory inspections are required for safety certification.

Applicable Product Categories

All devices, apparatus or electrical materials intended to be used by consumers rated between 50V and 1000Vac or 1500Vdc require mandatory certification.
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Argentine requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can provide CB test reports that are accepted for safety approval through its MOU with IRAM.

Telecom & Wireless

REGULATORY AGENCY

Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (ENACOM)

REGULATIONS

  • Testing and approval is required for most telecommunication line terminal equipment and radio frequency equipment.
  • Approval may be in 2 forms – Homologación (approval to Argentine standards) or Codificación (accepted approval for which no standard exists).
  • Testing of equipment must be performed by accredited in-country test laboratories.*
  • Approved telecommunication equipment is registered in the Registry of Activities and Materials of Telecommunications (RAMATEL). After the approval process, the information of the importers and their homologated/codified products will be automatically transferred to the RAMATEL Registry, controlled by the ENACOM.

GUIDELINES

  • A local representative is required.
  • The Argentine importer or distributor must be registered with ENACOM in order to obtain certification.
  • Approved equipment will be listed on the ENACOM website.

Applicable Product Categories

Approval is required for:

  • All terminal equipment connected to the public telephone network
  • Low-power spread-spectrum products operating in the 2.4–2.4835 GHz band
  • Most radio equipment

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

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Argentine requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

* 1. Although foreign test reports are not accepted, they may speed up the approval process.
* 2. ENACOM issued resolution 793/2019 regarding cellular standard ENACOM-Q2-61.03, ENACOM accepts foreign reports(FCC, ANATEL, IFT, or similar) while local laboratories get accreditation to test.

Energy Efficiency

REGULATORY AGENCY

Secretariat of Industry, Commerce and Mining

REGULATIONS

Energy efficiency:

  • To be marketed in Argentina, household appliances within the scope of Resolution 319/99 must include a label stating their energy consumption level, to be determined using test methods indicated in the applicable IRAM standard.

GUIDELINES

  • The law requires the information to be provided in a brochure, which must be included with the instruction manual.
  • Efficiency is rated from A to G, with A being the most efficient.

Applicable Product Categories

Product categories that require mandatory labelling include:

  • Air-conditioners
  • Fluorescent ballasts
  • Microwave ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Refrigerators
  • Dryers
  • Freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Electric Storage Water Heaters
  • Lamps

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

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Argentine requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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