Global Market Access: Brazil

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 127V / 220V (Single Phase); 220V / 380V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 60Hz
​Manual Language Portuguese
​Plug Type C/N

Brazil Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

Electrical Safety

REGULATORY AGENCY

National Institute of Metrology, Standardisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO)

REGULATIONS

  • Mandatory testing and certification is required for certain regulated product categories.
  • Testing must be performed by a Product Certification Body that is accredited by INMETRO.
  • Initial and follow-up factory inspections are required for mandatory certification.
  • Products certified by an INMETRO-accredited body are required to carry the mandatory INMETRO Mark of the certification organisation.
  • Compliance with ABNT, NBR, NM and/or IEC Standards is also required.
  • Products must be marked with the INMETRO Mark.

GUIDELINES

  • The INMETRO Mark can be applied to products under mandatory certification lists.

Test reports from INMETRO accredited labs and/or accredited bodies can be accepted:

  • Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation – IAAC.
  • European Cooperation for Accreditation – EA.
  • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – ILAC.

Applicable Product Categories

Product categories that require mandatory certification include:

  • Circuit breakers
  • Explosive atmosphere equipment
  • Switches
  • Electrical medical equipment
  • Household and similar electric appliances
  • Voltage stabilisers
  • Electronic ballasts for fluorescent lights
  • Plugs and sockets
  • Wires and cables
  • Equipment for gas systems
  • Street lighting using discharge lamps and LED technology

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 Brazilian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners do Brasil has been approved by Brazil’s main national accreditation body, INMETRO (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology), as a
Certification Body for household appliances.

Telecom & Wireless

REGULATORY AGENCY

Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL)

REGULATIONS

  • Approval is required for most telecommunications and wireless equipment.
  • CoC issued by designated CB (OCD) is required for imports, and ANATEL certification is required for the commercialisation and sale of products.
  • Modular approval is accepted for RF.
  • Testing must be performed by accredited in-country test laboratories.
  • Products must be marked with the ANATEL Mark.

GUIDELINES

  • A local representative is required.
  • A local representative is required.
  • Conformity assessment to Brazilian standards is required to be performed by accredited CABs.
  • Approval requirements may differ depending on which 1 of the 3 categories the equipment is assigned to.
  • Type examination, product quality assurance, and total quality assurance procedures may be performed.

Applicable Product Categories

Approval is required for:

  • wireless products
  • All DLL (E1, E3, etc.) equipment
  • All optical interfaces
  • All equipment connecting to the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
  • All telecommunication terminal equipment
  • All network equipment
  • A wide range of radio products

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 Brazilian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

Energy Efficiency

REGULATORY AGENCY

National Institute of Metrology, Standardisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO)

REGULATIONS

Energy efficiency:

  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for some products.
  • Mandatory energy efficiency labelling is required for certain products.

GUIDELINES

  • PROCEL is the national energy efficiency program and INMETRO is responsible for verifying manufacturers’ data.

Applicable Product Categories

Product categories that require mandatory labelling include:

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling fans
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Clothes washers
  • Column and air circulators
  • Commercial electric ovens
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • Electric water heating
  • Electromagnetic ballasts for high pressure sodium vapour lamps
  • Systems and equipment for photovoltaics
  • Fan tables
  • Freezers
  • Gas stoves and furnaces
  • Gas water heaters
  • High pressure sodium vapour lamps
  • High pressure sodium vapour lamps
  • Incandescent lamps for domestic use
  • Microwave ovens
  • Refrigerators
  • Three-phase induction motors squirrel cage rotor
  • Televisions sets

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 Brazilian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

Testing Partners can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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