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Argentina
Legal Representation is required in Argentina, LARCG can provide Cert Holder Services.
Up to (3) samples of each model may be required for in-country testing. Equipment must include all software, cables, connectors, etc to put EUT (Equipment Under Test) into test mode. Samples must have IRAM 2074-approved class I or II plugs, and IRAM 2073-approved cords.
RF equipment must have connectors attached to antenna to perform conducted tests unless low power (<100mW) in which case equipment must be set up for radiated testing, same number of samples.
It is the responsibility of the client to provide technical support to the test labs to assist in set-up and testing issues. This could include but is not limited to phone calls, e-mails, and in person support at the labs if necessary. All cost and time associated with this support are the sole responsibility of the client.
All products require an IRAM 2074-approved plug and IRAM 2073-approved cord, and power supplies must operate at 220V 50Hz.
Factory inspection may be required at an additional cost. Semi-annual market surveillance fees not included in approval cost. LARCG can quote this separately.
Some documentation may be required in Spanish.  LARCG can perform translation services for $24/page, $300 minimum.
Current lead times for ENACOM approval is 9 weeks, Safety approvals lead times vary depending on type of equipment.

Brazil
Legal Representation is required in Brazil, LARCG can provide Cert Holder Services.
A sample of the equipment will be required for in-country testing, including all cables, adapters, software, etc to put the equipment into test modes. Samples need to include all cables attached, software downloaded, accessories, and be fully assembled and pre-configured for testing. In some cases, the labs may require up to (2) samples of the equipment for testing.
It is the client’s responsibility to provide the EUT (Equipment Under Test) fully installed and configured for testing, providing all technical information, explanations and the necessary resources to support the testing procedures. If the testing lab is faced with difficulties during the configuration/testing of the equipment, which may bear upon the period foreseen for the test, the eventual delay shall be the object of a new negotiation between the parties regarding the period/price.
It is the responsibility of the client to provide technical support to the test labs to assist in set-up and testing issues. This could include but is not limited to phone calls, e-mails, and in person support at the labs if necessary. All cost and time associated with this support are the sole responsibility of the client.
Internal photos of equipments must be provided during approval process, if client cannot provide, LARCG will charge client for lab to perform task.
User Manual in Portuguese is required for Category I and most Category II equipment. Category I equipment will need to provide a copy of the factory ISO 9000 certificate in Portuguese. Category II and III equipment with more than one factory must provide the legally translated ISOs into Portuguese from their factories, along with the original ISO. Brazil now demands that the ISO is the 9001:2008 version. ISO must be translated by a certified agency.
LARCG can perform translation services for $24/page, $300 minimum if needed.
Category I –Requires yearly review and possible testing to remain compliant.
Category II – Requires review and possible testing every 2 years.
Category III -The only time a review is required for a Category III product is if the company changes names or technology in the equipment.
Current lead time for ANATEL approval is 9 weeks.

Mexico
Legal Representation is required in Mexico, LARCG can provide Cert Holder Services.
IFETEL allows a provisional (temporary) certificate for the first three years, then must apply for permanent. Application for permanent IFETEL certificate allowed any time during first three year period.
IFT-208 testing process may allow for permanent IFETEL certification if no other technologies exist in the product.
NOM safety certificate is annual with retest.
Samples may be required for in-country testing.
If commercializing equipment with power supply, the power supply must be approved with the equipment even if it has its own approval. Up to 8 similar models can be listed on NOM safety cert with same power supply.
It is the responsibility of the client to provide technical support to the test labs to assist in set-up and testing issues. This could include, but is not limited to, phone calls, e-mails, and in-person support at the labs, if necessary. All cost and time associated with this support are the sole responsibility of the client.
Current lead times for IFETEL approval is 9 weeks, 4 weeks for ​NOM safety approval.

Caribbean Islands
State approval requirements vary. Samples may be required for in-country testing, depending on type equipment.
Current lead times are approximately 3-4 weeks.

Please contact us for current lead times in other countries

Terms and Conditions

1. Quoted lead time commences when ALL documentation and samples (if needed) are accepted and submitted to the regulating agency. Delays or price adjustments to the testing and approval process, outside of LARCG’s control, may include in-country holidays, worker strikes, government or agency changes, and any other uncontrolled events. In most cases, a 50% deposit is required prior to beginning service. Remaining balance of fees for each country is due upon delivery of that country’s certificate(s). Once a project has been accepted by the client, all required documents and samples must be shipped within 30 days of LARCG receiving the deposit, otherwise the project must be re-quoted.

2. Shipping/Importation fees not included, and are charged separately. Importation duties and taxes may be re-assessed by individual country Customs agents upon equipment entry into country, and are outside the control of LARCG. Additional shipping/importation fees, if assessed, will be billed to the client. Temporary Importation requires export of sample(s) back to origin within country-specific time frame. If importation extension is granted, additional fees may apply.

3. Storage Fees: The Customs agencies in some countries such as Brazil will, at their discretion, hold incoming shipments in their Customs Warehouse while paperwork is processed for clearance. The Importer of Record (IOR) is charged a daily fee for this storage. Fees are based on size, value and weight of equipment. Extenuating circumstances, such as acts of God, or agency strike, may prolong the warehouse storage, and therefore increase the storage fees. The IOR is responsible for paying these fees prior to release of equipment from Customs.
LARCG cannot be held responsible for the timeliness of Customs processing, nor for the fees incurred for equipment held in storage during clearance. It is the responsibility of LARCG’s client to pre-authorize and pay any and all fees associated with Customs importation, including storage, as required.
These fees will be calculated once the equipment has completed the clearance process and been removed from Customs.

4. LARCG is not responsible for changes to rules or regulations by the regulating agencies between the dates of this quote and project acceptance by the client. Country regulatory information provided is deemed accurate to the extent that it has been verified/confirmed with the agency at the time of inquiry.

5. If product fails testing due to non-compliance or hardware defect, and more tests are required, the added cost will be the responsibility of the client. Product operability not guaranteed after lab testing. Test performed may include destructive testing and client understands damage to equipment may be possible.

6. Accounting credit or return policy is 45 days for processing. Submission costs may be charged depending on amount of work already performed at time of request. if project is cancelled by client more than 3 days after project initiation, a Cancellation Fee up to 50% of the cancelled project’s value may be incurred. No client activity after 180 days will forfeit any monies paid towards project. Larger projects may require progress billings as testing is completed and certificates are delivered.

Questions? Please call us at (541) 719-8826