Paraguay adds labeling requirements to type approvals

Paraguay’s regulating agency, CONATEL, has released a new Resolution (No. 1193) that adds a labeling requirement to their approval process as of September 2017. The label, showing the CONATEL logo and registration number, must be placed on the product prior to importation, along with the name of the manufacturer, brand, and model.

CONATEL may grant an exception in cases where the equipment is too small to include the label.

The name and address of the local distributor (Legal Rep) is also required for all imported products, but can be shown in the User Manual.

Label Requirements

CONATEL must be written in “HelveticaNeueLT Std Blk” font
Registration number (shown as NR: XXXX-XX-X-XXXX) must be in “HelveticaNeueLT Std Cn” font.

If the label is not embossed or printed in black and white, it must include the following colors:

  • CONATEL logo should be white with a red background
  • CONATEL should be written in white over a blue background
  • Registration number should be in black with a white background






For future (or current) approvals in Paraguay, part of the required documents will be a label draft.
If at the time of certification, the information on your importer/local distributor is still unavailable, we may present a declaration letter stating where the importer/distributor information will be placed.

For questions regarding Paraguay agency CONATEL’s new labeling requirements, contact LARCG

September 29, 2017

Brazil ANATEL Resolution 680 and ATO 11542

Brazil ANATEL Resolution 680 and ATO 11542

Brazil’s telecom agency ANATEL recently released their new Resolution 680, and ATO 11542.

Some of the changes include

  1. Labeling: Res. 680 Art. 5 says it is up to the manufacturer where the phrase regarding restricted radiation will be placed. In practice, we will no longer have to ask for/ present a declaration regarding that phrase. We will however still need to present a declaration should our client request the ANATEL logo in the manual only, for lack of space, for example;
  2. Medical implants: increase in frequency range from 402-405 MHz to 401-405.9 MHz with power limit of 25 microwatts in a reference bandwidth of 300 kHz;
  3. New Harmonics limits for band of 433-435 MHZ at 10mW (e.i.r.p), the emission outside the bands should be less than 250mW (e.i.r.p) for radio frequencies up to 1000 MHz and should be less than 1uW (e.i.r.p) for radio frequencies above 1000 MHz.
  4. Adjust on requirements for hopping systems, decreasing the interval from 20 to 14 seconds ( at less than 250 kHz) and from, 10 to 7 seconds at hopping greater than 250 kHz.
  5. Removal of LoRa/CSS requirements, which will now have to meet item 14 of ATO 11542 (same as Res 506)
  6. Requirements for UWB devices were approved.  Please contact LARCG for information about the frequency bands and the conditions for each.

September 6, 2017

10 Fun Facts – Countries in Latin America – Pop Quiz Style!

We work in all the countries in Latin America and know their diverse cultures,  people and economies. Most important: we know the rules to approve your device in every single one of them. Don’t worry about how to do it and let our team handle it. Meanwhile, enjoy a few curious facts about Latin America:

1:  This country began the world’s first regular radio broadcasting on 27 August 1920. See the answer here.

2: In this country you can find the source of the Amazon River . See the answer here.

3. This is the only English speaking country in South America. See the answer here.

4. This is the only country in Latin America considered by the World Bank as a “high-income economy”. See the answer here.

5. In this country, 82% of the population over 14 has a cell phone. See the answer here.

6. This country has 68 recognized ethnic languages and dialects, and English is also the official language. See the answer here.

7. This country’s currency is the American Dollar. See the answer here.

8. This country is plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, but the project has not yet started. See the answer here.

9. In this country is the  largest free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere. See the answer here.

10. This is the only Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America. See the answer here.

LARCG brings Latin America to you

If it is in Latin America, we can help you! Contact us for more information.

July 18, 2017

Venezuela delays

The political instability in Venezuela has impacted the certification process in that country, generating delays of up to 4 months in the process. We continue to serve our clients who wish to approve their products in Venezuela, informing of this extended lead time and available for questions related to approving products in Venezuela and all other countries in Latin America. Contact LARCG for more information on how to approve your product.


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July 14, 2017

ANATEL Resolution 680 – Changes are coming in Brazil

ANATEL in Brazil published the New Resolution 680. This new legislation will substitute Resolution 506 from 2008. ANATEL resolution 680 is related to products that are considered restricted radiation, such as those containing WiFi, Bluetooth, DECT, RFID, Zigbee, among other technologies. There will be new technical requirements for the testing procedures. However, these are still under discussion and have not yet been published by ANATEL.  Resolution 680 will take effect in 60 days.

You can count on LARCG to provide you the details as they are published.

LARCG can help you approve your products in Brazil and other Latin American markets. Contact us for more information.

June 30, 2017