Customs in Mexico now requires that NOM safety certificates (NOM-001, NOM-019, NOM-003, etc.) and testing certificates (NOM-208 from IFETEL) be issued in the name of a legal Mexican entity and specifically reference the Mexican importers and distributors of the certified products.
If you do not have an office in Mexico we can provide certificate holder services at no charge. We provide legal representation (sometimes referred to as local representation) as a neutral third party, which allows you to certify your products before you have determined your importers/distributors. This keeps you in control of the process and your certificates.
Once you have identified your importers/distributors, we will obtain “extension” safety certificates in their name. For NOM-208 products, we will “validate” each importer/distributor in IFETEL’s system, which customs will check upon importation of the equipment into Mexico. There are additional fees for extension and validation services.
Please contact us to learn more about legal representation requirements and other homologation regulations of electronic and electrical products in Latin America, including the Caribbean.