Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Mexico (Mexico). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Mexico (Mexico), our good relationship to Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Eutelsat Americas, Asuntos Regulatorios e Internacionales, Eutelsat Americas, Asuntos Regulatorios, as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in Mexico trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, 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, 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 IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
User manual translation service when needed
For Mexico we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Specific User Manual Requirements?
News for Mexico
Reminder: NOM-001-SCFI-2018 will come into force in May
As we already, announced in October 2019, NYCE issued NOM-001-SCFI-2018, which will cancel NOM-001-SCFI-1993. The new regulation will come into force 240 days after its publication on 2020-05-15.
This standard regulates the safety requirements which electronic equipment manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased in Mexico needs to meet. Also, devices that are within its scope and that were previously exempt for being less than 24 V DC will be affected.
The certificates of NOM-001-SCFI-1993 will remain valid until the end of their validity period and/or theinventory of the products they endorse is exhausted. Please note: it is not possible to issue certificates for NOM-001-SCFI-2018 before May, 15. However, certification requests can be made before May 15, 2020, so that the certificates can be issued from then.
Group approval will be possible, as indicated in Appendix B- Grouping of electronic equipment and / or systems as a family of electronic equipment and / or systems.
Public consultation Mexico IFT Labelling and Type Approval
The Mexican RF Regulator – Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) – has launched on their website a public consultation on the draft for Type Approval Guidelines, this public consultation will close on 27th January 2020.
One of the proposed modifications is is introduction of the “MX IFT” prefix to the Approval certificate number, the new label requirements can be found under Chapter IX, page 47/48.
BL encourages you to comment the draft by submitting the attached comment form to email@example.com or, by means of a letter submitted to the Commonwealth of the Parties of the Institute located in Insurgentes Sur 1143, Colonia Nochebuena, Territorial Demarcation Benito Juárez, CP 03720, Mexico City,
On 17th of September 2019 the new STANDARD NOM-001-SCFI-2018 was published in the Official Gazette.
The new standard regulates Electronic Devices-Security requirements and test methods and replaces NOM-001-SCFI-1993 and will enter in force on 15th of June 2020
This NOM establishes the safety characteristics and requirements that electronic equipment must meet, that are manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed or leased, in the territory of the United Mexican States, with the purpose of preventing danger to consumers and for the conservation of their assets, in terms of the absence of risk of unacceptable damage, depending on the use properties of the equipment, providing for reasonably foreseeable misuse, when their installation, conservation and use, correspond to the purpose for which they are intended, according to the following principles:
Protection against electric shock
Protection against mechanical hazards
Protection against optical radiation
Protection against thermal effects, and
Protection against biological and chemical effects
This NOM specifies the requirements to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to the operator and non-professional personnel who may come into contact with the equipment and, when specifically established, for maintenance personnel.
This NOM intends to reduce those risks related to the installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units, or of independent units, with the equipment subject to installation, operation and maintenance according to the manufacturer's prescription.
This NOM does not include requirements on performance, aptitude to function or operating characteristics of electronic equipment.
This Official Mexican Standard applies to electronic equipment and its accessories that use the electric power of the public service for its supply, with single-phase supply voltages up to 277 V AC at 60 Hz and / or three-phase voltages up to 480 V AC, between lines at 60 Hz; as well as other sources of energy, such as batteries, batteries, accumulators, auto generation and alternative power sources up to 500 V DC.
New NOM requirements - UPDATE of certificates necessary
Based on to the publication in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) by the Ministry of Economy (SE) October 23, 2018 and the respective extension as of February 28, 2019 (which modifies the Rules and General Criteria in matters of Foreign Trade) the following is valid:
The new regulations state the certification of products for NOM Safety or more precisely, the changes in the rules for the entry of these products into Mexico.
Starting from June 3, 2019 (according to the attached statement of the SE), all certificates which are presented at customs must also include the Mexican HS code assigned by the customs agent in charge of processing the release of their shipment. Certificates which do not have the HS Code cannot be used for the release of products. You can find more information in the following:
Please note that the Federal Institute of Telecommunication (IFT) will be closed from 15th of April to 19th of April 2019 due to the Easter season, resuming its activities on Monday 22nd of April 2019.
Mexico modifies General Rules and Criteria on Foreign Trade
Since 2018-10-24, the certificates of NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015) must be presented to the customs.
However, the Certificates of Conformity and/or Compliance in accordance with the former NOM-121-SCT1-2009, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 or the Technical Provision IFT-008-2015 may still be used until the end of their validity, according to NOM-208-SCFI-2016.
On 2018-07-01, the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was elected the new Mexican president (see the official announcement from the former president). On the same day, over 3.000 mayors, governors, deputies and senators were also voted for throughout the country - the whole political scene has changed.
As a consequence, many staff changes are expected in the Mexican public services, among others at the head of IFETEL.
Type approval lead times are being affected by this transition and will probably be until the end of the year, when the President will be sworn in on 2018-12-01. Certificates may stay under signature much longer as usual.
Another consequence of this transition to the new government might be the enforcement of new regulations. IB-Lenhardt will keep you updated on relevant changes.
Summer Holidays ended in Mexico
Mexico's IFETEL was closed due to holidays from 16th to 31st, as announced in Diario Oficial de la Federación. It is therefore prudent to expect a backlog and possible resulting delays. The next major holidays are expected in winter (2018-12-17 to 2019-01-03).
Authority Closed 2016-09-18 – 2016-07-29
IFT (Mexico's Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) will be closed for business from 2016-07-18 through 2016-07-29. No Type Approval applications will be able to be submitted to IFT for this period; pending applications are expected to be delayed accordingly.
WiFi and Bluetooth: Temporary Standard Extended
NOM-121, the Mexican standard for WiFi and Bluetooth, expired 2015-10-19. A temporary standard, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, was issued by the Secretary of Economy, expiring 2016-04-21. The Secretary of Economy has now extended the validity of this temporary standard for six more months, ending 2016-10-21.
Testing parameters will not change. However, all certifications against the interim standard NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 will need to be updated to the new NOM standard by separate application.
NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 Adopted and Operational
Mexican test laboratories and Certification Bodies have now received full accreditation to test samples and file Type Approvals under the Mexican emergency standard NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015, which applies to all devices operating on the frequency bands 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz.
This should not impact the lead-time of the certification process or change the process itself. However, the overall certification costs for new Type Approval applications filed in accordance with NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 will be slightly increased.
The products approved under NOM-121-SCT1-2009 before 2015-10-19 are not concerned. Additionally, renewal applications can still be filed for Approvals issued under NOM-121-SCT1-2009.
The Type A electrical plug (or flat blade attachment plug) is an ungrounded plug with two flat parallel pins. Although the American and Japanese plugs appear identical, the neutral pin on the American plug is wider than the live pin, whereas on the Japanese plug both pins are the same size. As a result, Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around. The pins on Type A and Type B plugs have a hole near the tip that fits into ‘bumps’ found on the contact wipers of some sockets, so that the pins are gripped more tightly allowing for better contact and also to prevent the plug from slipping out of the socket. Some sockets have spring-action blades that grip the sides of the pins, making the holes obsolete.
The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round grounding (or earth) pin. The earth pin is longer than the other two so that the device is grounded before the power is connected. As with the type A plugs, the American and Japanese versions vary slightly. Type B plugs are rated at 15 amps.