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Approvals for South America

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. Let us know 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
  • Can provide proof of the quality of your products and your manufacturing
  • Boost confidence in the quality of your products
  • Comply with all required directives and standards in order to launch your products onto the market.



  • 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 certification services for your product to check compliance with Argentinean standards for obtaining import certificates.

Toys Approval

  • TÜV Rheinland has partner laboratories in Argentina for safety tests and it is accredited for toys certification.

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 certify your products for compliance with regulations set by the Ministry of Health on contents of specific phthalates. The certification process ensures that levels conform to the required limits.

Printed Graphic Products

  • According to international and regional standards, printed graphic products require certification for compliance to heavy metal content limits. TÜV Rheinland is recognized as a national certification body by the Argentinean Government to offer testing and certification services for proper import approvals.

ENACOM Approval (Telecom)

  • In Argentina, the National Communications Entity (ENACOM) regulates imports of telecommunications products. The radio and telecom products must be ENACOM approved to be sold in the Argentinean market. 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.


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, EMC and energy efficiency approvals for many product categories, including household appliances, IT equipment, lighting products, electric components, medical devices, solar heating systems and more.

ANATEL Approval

  • Radio and telecommunication products are regulated by ANATEL (National Telecommunications Agency). 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 several electrical products. We can test for compliance and help get your product ready for its go-to-market in Brazil.


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. The TÜV Rheinland test reports of certain locations are recognized in the certification scheme, so it is not required to send samples to Chile for testing. The recognized laboratories of TÜV Rheinland are located in Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and USA.

SUBTEL Approval

The Under Secretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) regulates the imports of telecommunications products in Chile. TÜV Rheinland can evaluate the technical requirements and provide a complete service, assigning the appropriate process by carrying out the necessary steps to submit the certification request to SUBTEL and representation in the process, in order to obtain the SUBTEL Approval.


The National Accreditation Body of Colombia (ONAC) now accredits TÜV Rheinland to issue safety certificates according to Colombian Technical Regulations.

RETIE and RETILAP Approvals

  • TÜV Rheinland is accredited for the certification according to RETIE (Electrical components) and RETILAP (Lighting products) Regulations for electrical products, solar panels, cables, connectors and components for photovoltaic projects, electric motors, LED lighting products, and more.

Food Contact Material Approval

  • Voluntary approval of food contact glass/ceramic utensils

Cooper Pipes Approval

  • Voluntary approval of cooper pipes

CRC Approval

  • Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) telecommunications products approval, like wall or table, satellite and mobile terminals.

Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay 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:


Telecommunications products approval from the Regulation and Control Authority of Telecommunications and Transport (ATT)


Approval according to Ecuadorian Technical Requirements (RTE) of electrical and electronics products and steel tubes for the petroleum industry

Approval from Superintendence of Telecommunications (SUPERTEL) for telecommunications products


National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) approval for telecommunications products


Approval from National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) of telecommunications products


Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) approval for telecommunications products


ANTEL (National Administration of Telecommunications) and URSEC (Communications Services Regulatory Unit) approval for telecommunications products


CONATEL (National Telecommunications Commission) telecommunications products approval.

Market Access Services

Worldwide Market Access
Approve a product for sale in a specific country or region

We can help you develop new markets for your products with our global expertise in technical approvals and certifications. Our experts are fully experienced in approval requirements and can manage the required testing.

With our one-stop-shop services, you can have your product tested, certified, and shipped to the destination market as efficiently as possible.

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