Starting on February 26, 2021, new IFETEL regulation requiring all NOM-208, NOM-221, and NOM-196 certificates be issued in the name of the local Mexican importer/distributor/seller that will be importing the products to Mexico. This means the certificates will be non-transferable and only valid for use by the Legal Representative company listed on the certificate.
In-country testing and test reports in the name of the Legal Rep will be required to apply for the required certifications.
NOM-208 applies to any wireless products operating in the following frequencies bands:
NOM-221 applies to all products containing cellular technologies (2G/3G/4G)
NOM-196 applies to products with an internal PSTN modem
Other notable updates include SAR testing and the removal of ‘Modular’ IFETEL approval as an acceptable means of new certification (unless identifying all end devices up front). Existing ‘Modular’ certificates will remain valid until further notice.
We can continue to provide legal rep for NOM Safety certificates and obtain Extensions in your importer/distributor/seller’s name.
Please contact LARCG to help navigate the implementation of the upcoming changes in Mexico.