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


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


Validity Period of Certification
1 year

Certification Organization
UL Mexico

NOM test report accepted

Not applicable

Additional Requirements
Market surveillance
Local representative



May be issued as alternate option to comply with mandatory NOM for most ITE and A/V equipment only

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Certification Organization
UL Mexico

UL Listing/Recognition report accepted

Not applicable

Additional Requirements
Local representative
Product/model is active in UL Online Certifications Directory


Product Scope

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

  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Household and similar electrical appliances
  • Wiring devices
  • Lighting products
  • Hand-held motor electric tools
  • Industrial control and distribution equipment
  • Molded case circuit breakers
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices
  • Telecommunication terminal equipment


Authority/Regulatory Body
Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (COFETEL)

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?

Validity Period of Certification
1 year
After 1 year must upgrade to permanent approval (which requires local testing)

Local Representative Required?

Specific User Manual Requirements?

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*

RF Performance Testing Required?
Testing requirements vary depending on product type.

*This may vary based on product specification.


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.



Certification Organization
National Commission for Efficient Energy Use (CONUEE)
Federal Attorney’s Office of Consumer (PROFECO)

Testing Option
Any laboratory

Additional Information
If the product is already covered by a NOM standard then it must be tested to the NOM standard.
If the product is already tested by the Mexican government lab then it must continue to be so tested.
If the product is not tested by a government laboratory nor covered by a NOM standard than any laboratory (first party or third party) can test to an applicable standard. (U.S. DOE, ENERGY STAR, NRCan)


Product Scope

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

  • Battery charger
  • Blu-ray burner
  • Calculator
  • Cash register
  • Computer monitor
  • Copier
  • CRT screen television
  • Desktop computer portable computer (Laptop)
  • Digital camera charger
  • Game console charger
  • Laptop charger
  • Telephone charger
  • Digital television decoder (set-top box)
  • Disk burner (karaoke)
  • DVD burner
  • DVD burner and recorder
  • Electric alarm clock
  • Electric blackboard
  • Electric typewriter
  • External power source (AC-DC)
  • Fax machine
  • Home theatre
  • Intercom system
  • Laminator
  • Land line telephone
  • LCD television
  • LED television
  • Loud Speakers
  • Micro component
  • Multifunctional machine (MFDs)
  • PLASMA screen television
  • Portable computer (notebook)
  • Portable hard drive
  • Printer
  • Radio
  • Radio recorder
  • Recorder
  • Router
  • Scanner
  • Server
  • Surveillance system
  • Time clock
  • Video answering device
  • Video camera
  • Video game console digital to analogue converter (DTA)
  • Video game machine
  • Video projector
  • Workstation


Additional Information

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.


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