ANATEL (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Brazil. Products that connect to the Public Telephone Network such as network routers with E1 WAN ports, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n access points, GSM and CDMA cellular phones, network switches, satellites, Bluetooth, and ZigBee products require approval to commercialize in Brazil.
The ANATEL approval process requires in-country testing and does not accept outside test reports. Family approval may be possible depending on the characteristics of the equipment. Typically one or two samples are required and LARCG will help with the importation of the equipment to the Lab in Brazil. We handle the entire ANATEL certification process from start-to-finish.
Local representation is required in Brazil and LARCG can provide Cert Holder Service if you don’t have a presence in Brazil.
ANATEL has marking requirements that apply depending on your equipment, and we will provide the labeling information during the approval process
Examples of the type of products requiring ANATEL approval:
Wireless Telephones, including DECT systems
Digital Communication Systems
Common ANATEL Resolutions:
ANATEL RESOLUTION 242, 2000: Establishes the rules of the approval process, updated by resolution 662, 2016.
ANATEL RESOLUTION 442, 2006: Approves regulation of the Electromagnetic (EMC) requirements to obtain certification of Telecom equipment.
ANATEL RESOLUTION 506, 2008: RF/Telecom (Functional): Regulates Restricted Radiation Radio Communication equipment.
ANATEL RESOLUTION 533, 2009: Establishes the general technical requirements and specific minimums to be demonstrated in the conformity evaluation for the measurement of the specific absorption rate (SAR)
Current lead time for ANATEL approval is 9 Weeks.
Importation and commercialization of certain products in Brazil require the INMETRO approval. The INMETRO approval is valid for 2 to 6 years, depending on the product, with annual maintenance required for most products. In some cases, an international test report may be accepted.
Examples of the type of products requiring INMETRO approval:
Kitchen and home appliances
Needles and syringes
Electric commercial ovens
There are labeling requirements with INMETRO that may apply depending on the type of equipment.
Latin America Regulatory Compliance Group will help you navigate thru the regulations to determine what approvals are required on your products.