Yesterday on 22/10 came out the minute that approved the new Conformity Assessment and Homologation Regulation for Telecommunication Products.
The Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved last Thursday, October 17, the new Regulations for Conformity Assessment and Homologation of Telecommunications Products.
The Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) approved last Thursday, October 17, the new Regulations for Conformity Assessment and Homologation of Telecommunications Products. The new Regulation, valid only from the publication in the Official Diary of the Union (ODU), brings the end of charges for the expedition of the homologation certificate: the exemption from the fee is immediate and valid for all telecommunications products homologated by Anatel, including amateur radio equipment, drones and products imported for their own use.
In the conformity avaliationprocess, the equipment is subjected to verification of technical standards and laboratory tests that seek to ensure that they are properly tested and approved for use in Brazil.
The Regulations to which it refers shall enter into force within 180 (one hundred and eighty) days from the date of publication of the Resolution in the DOU, except in relation to the obligations contained in Title IV and art. 58, concerning, respectively, the market surveillance program and the exemption from the homologation fees, which will enter into force on the date of publication of the new Resolution.
The technical standards issued by Anatel before the entry into force of these Regulations remain in force until expressly replaced.
What are the main changes compared to Resolution 242 of the year 2000?
Comparison Resolution 242 (year 2000) and the attached Draft issued yesterday (22/10) that approved the new Resolution to replace it.
What comes out
What comes in
1 – Product Categories Concept
1 – Product Type and Family Concept
2 – Resolutions Aprooved by the Directing Council
2 – Operational Procedures issued by the Competent Superintendence
3 – N/A
3- The possibility of Anatel designating foreign Certification Bodies when there is Mutual Recognition Agreement between Accrediting Bodies (Countries) and Memorandum of Understanding between the Certification Bodies (OCD) involved.
4 – Emoluments / Anatel Fee Required
4 – Emoluments exemption / Anatel Fee
5 – N/A
5 – Market Supervision by OCDs / Anatel
6 – N/A
6 – One more conformity assessment model: Labeling
7 – N/A
7 – Imported telecommunication products used for marketing, an homologation identification must be made before the product enters the country.
The new Conformity Assessment Process now approved, in the attached draft:
From the Applicant’s point of view
No changes will be made, except for the gratuity of the Homologation Fee, the Market Supervision Program, with the collection of samples made by the OCDs or Anatel, and Certificates of Technical Compliance that will be issued only considering the applicant established regularly in the country.
From the Anatel’s point of view
Resolutions will be replaced by Operational Procedures which, once prepared, will be submitted to public consultation, no longer requiring the approval of the Directing Council, but the competent Superintendence.
From the OCD’s point of view
There is now the Market Supervision program, where the OCDS will collect samples directly in the market, according to the procedure to be defined by Anatel.
OCDs may also have a Memorandum of Understanding with foreign Certification Bodies, as long as they are accredited by an accrediting body recognized by INMETRO / ANATEL.
From the point of view of INMETRO Accredited Laboratories and recognized by ANATEL