PUC (Public Utilities Commission) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Belize. All products that utilize radiofrequency and cellular technologies require approval and certification before importing and commercializing in Belize.
No testing is required in Belize at this time, we can use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain the PUC approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated during the approval process. Modular, Family, and System approval may be possible depending on the characteristics of the equipment.
Local representation is not required at this time and there are no labeling requirements that are currently enforced in Belize.
Products are submitted for an analysis to determine if any restrictions apply. LARCG can assist you with this process.
Examples of the type of products requiring PUC approval:
Phones and Tablets
A few common ASEP Resolutions:
Statutory Instrument 152, 2002: Regulation for Type Approvals
CHAPTER 229, 2003: Belize Telecommunications Act
CHAPTER 223, 2000: Public Utilities Commission Act
For products that do not require approval, the Agency will provide a ‘No Homologation’ letter to have for your records and to avoid any issues with Customs upon importation of the equipment to Belize.
Current lead time to process product approvals in Belize in 4 weeks.
Please contact LARCG to review the regulations that apply to your equipment.