The issuance of new ENACOM certificates is currently on hold in Argentina. The temporary delay is occurring at the final (or signature) step of type approval.
The reason: the agency’s director, who must sign all certificates, reportedly went on vacation without delegating the signing authority to someone else during the absence.
What? Yes, it’s true — the homologation process in Latin America can be surprising sometimes.
ENACOM — Argentina’s regulatory approval body for electrical and electronic equipment — is expected to appoint someone else soon with signatory authority. Hopefully that will be someone not taking a holiday from their senses.
How This Affects Your Product Approval
Delays in certification are expected for the next 2-3 weeks until things are back to normal at ENACOM.
In the meantime, please be aware that this unusual development does not effect the testing or technical review stages of the process, only the final signature stage.
As always, please contact us with any and all questions about ENACOM, or any part of the product certification process in Argentina and throughout Latin America. And don’t worry — none of us ever goes on a trip without first arranging backup in the home office.