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Approvals for South America

Get a Foothold on the South American Market

The South American market is growing at a fast pace – with many opportunities for the future. If you want to tap the potential of the continent and bet a foothold in with your products, we are here to help with our support, knowledge, and expertise. Whether you manufacture machinery, equipment, vehicles and parts, electrical, toys or pharmaceutical products, we can help you get your products wherever you want to get them. Our experts can test your goods for compliance with South American import regulations. Ask us and let’s see how we can help you.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland product approval, you:

  • Benefit from speedy introduction to your market of choice
  • Gain a lead over the global competition
  • Save money - thanks to our experience and expertise


  • Argentina
    • Safety
      TÜV Rheinland offers one-stop shop opportunities to help you get your products certified for safety. Argentinean regulations for product safety require compliance with the following approval standards:

      Argentina's S-Mark
      TÜV Rheinland is accredited to issue safety certificates by the Argentinean Accreditation Body (OAA). We offer comprehensive testing services for your product to check compliance with Argentinean standards for obtaining import certificates.

      Toys Approval
      TÜV Rheinland has partner laboratories in Argentina for testing safety, so your toy products can get the required import approvals.

      Content of Phthalates in Toys and Childcare Products
      We can help you getting the proper product approval for your toys or childcare products. We can test your products for compliance with regulations set by the Ministry of Health on contents of specific phthalates. The testing process helps ensure that levels conform with the required limitations.

      Printed Graphic Products
      According to international and regional standards, printed graphic products must be certified for compliance with limitation of their heavy metal content. TÜV Rheinland is recognized as a national certification body by the Argentinean Government to offer testing and certification services for proper import approvals.

      CNC Approval (Telecom)
      In Argentina, the National Communication Committee (CNC) regulates imports of telecommunications products. To be allowed onto the Argentinean market, most radio and telecom products must be CNC approved. We can make the approval process easier for you by helping get your product ready for the market through prior testing in one of our own laboratory in Argentina.

      Energy Efficiency
      Argentinean Energy Efficiency Approval

      TÜV Rheinland can help you get a wide range of electrical and electronic products tested for compliance with energy efficiency regulations.

  • Brazil
    • TÜV Rheinland offers one-stop shop services to help get the right product approvals for Brazil. Our testing and certification services cover a wide range of product categories and standards for product safety, telecommunications and energy efficiency.

      INMETRO Certificate
      Our services cover INMETRO (Brazilian Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology) safety approval for many product categories, including: household appliances , medical devices , and more.

      ANATEL Approval
      Radio and telecommunication products are regulated by the national telecommunications agency ANATEL. With the proper approval for your products, we can facilitate access to the market for your goods.

      PBE Label (Energy Efficiency)
      The Brazilian Labeling Program (PBE) regulates energy efficiency for electrical products. We can test for compliance with all the guidelines and help get your product regulated and ready for its go-to-market in Brazil.

  • Chile
    • SEC Approval

      SEC Approval

      Chile`s regulator SEC (Superintendence of Electricity and Combustible Fuels) has established mandatory requirements on products. Those requirements include safety, energy efficiency testing and certification for a wide variety of electrical products, such as:


      • Appliances – Small appliances, electric garden tools
      • IT Equipment – Printer
      • Audio & Video: TV, Home Theatre, DVD Player
      • Lighting – Fluorescent, Compact Fluorescent, Tungsten Halogen Lamps
      • Low voltage materials – Cables, Plugs, Socket-outlets, circuit breakers
      • Power tools
      • Rotating machines – Three-phase motors

      Energy Efficiency

      • House Appliances – Microwave Ovens, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Washing Machines
      • Audio & Video Equipment – TV, DVD Player
      • Lighting – Fluorescent , Compact Fluorescent, Tungsten Halogen Lamps
      • SEC requires that those products obtain the SEC Approval Certificate and bear the SEC QR Code.

      TÜV Rheinland is the only global independent certification body authorized to test and approve electrical products for sale on the Chilean market.

      Skip overseas sample delivery!

      With an improved setup, TÜV Rheinland assists manufacturers to speed up their time to market. Several TÜV Rheinland test reports are now recognized in the certification scheme, so there is often no need any more to send samples to Chile to test. Recognized laboratories of TÜV Rheinland are in the following countries: Italy, Germany, Japan, USA, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil and China.

      Please contact your nearest TÜV Rheinland office for more information.

      SUBTEL (Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones de Chile)
      telecommunications products approval.

  • Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela
    • TÜV Rheinland also offers testing and certification services for access to other markets in South America. We have the know-how, experience, and test facilities required by official authorities in many South American countries and can help with the following approvals:

      Comisión de Regulación de Telecomunicaciones (CRT) telecommunications products approval

      Approval from (La Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones) SUPERTEL for telecommunications products

      Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos (ASEP) approval for telecommunications products

      Transport and vehicles approval from Ministerio de Transportes (MTC)

      ANTEL (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) and URSEC (Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones) approval for telecommunications products

      CONATEL (Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones de Venezuela) telecommunications products approval

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