The following provides a summary overview of Brazil’s regulations and compliance system.

Brazil

How UL Can Help You

UL can help you with any or all of the following to achieve compliance:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of UL’s local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed

Marks/Certifications
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UL-BR INMETRO Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory or voluntary based on
product type

Validity Period of Certification
1 – 5 years based on product type

Certification Organization
UL Brazil

Safety
UL CB test report/certificate accepted.

Test report from ILAC- or IAAC-accredited laboratories accepted.

EMC
Not applicable except for medical and some ITE products.
UL CB test report/certificate or third-party EMC test report accepted.

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual inspections

Market surveillance (appliances and ITE)

Local representative

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Information technology equipment
  • Household and similar use appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Electric tools
  • Medical devices
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices

Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Authority/Regulatory Body
Agencia National de Telecomunicacoes (ANATEL)

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Yes

Validity Period of Certification
2 years from CoC (Certificate of Conformity) issue (1 year for some devices)

Local Representative Required?
Yes (Representative also needs a Bar Code License)

Specific User Manual Requirements?
Yes (Portuguese)

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*
Yes ** If the module is to be installed into products that ANATEL categorize as telecommunication equipment, or tablet PCs, the end product needs to be tested and approved even if the embedded module has already been approved.

RF Performance Testing Required?
Yes, in-country

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to those that contain the following radio/wireless technologies

  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless systems
  • Wireless LAN
  • WiMax
  • UMTS
  • GSM
  • LTE
  • ANT/ANT+
  • ZigBee

*Requirement may be different depending on the product scope. For details, please contact us.

Marks/Certifications
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Inmetro – Product

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory for products to be sold to Brazilian public companies only.

Certification Organization
Inmetro

Testing Option
Inmetro accredited laboratory or by a laboratory under the Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) or the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

Additional Information
All test reports must be in compliance with Brazilian national differences, which includes testing to the country voltages of 127 V or 220 V at 60 Hz.

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Desktop computer
  • Integrated desktop computer
  • Portable computer (notebook, laptop, and netbook).

 

Additional Information

UL Acquires Testtech

UL acquired the Brazilian electrical safety and energy efficiency-testing laboratory Testtech in March 2013. As a result, UL is now a full-service appliance testing and certification provider for INMETRO, the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology.

For more information visit our UL-Brazil page; UL-Brazil (Portuguese)

Please note the information presented above represents a general overview and may not contain the most up-to-date information since regulatory requirements are changing frequently. For the latest information, please contact UL at gma@ul.com

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