SUBTEL (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Chile. Products that utilize Radiofrequency, Cellular, or Satellite technology require approval and certification to be commercialized in Chile.
In most cases, testing is not required in Chile; we can use existing test reports for the homologation process. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process. The Modular, System, or Family approval approach may be an option in Chile depending on products.
Local representation is not required at this time. SUBTEL has labeling requirements that may apply depending on the type of equipment.
Chile has restrictions on maximum radiated power output depending on the frequency and use of the equipment. Some exceptions may be granted based on new test reports issued by a certified laboratory. LARCG advise you of the requirements that apply to your equipment in Chile.
Examples of the type of products requiring SUBTEL approval:
Remote Radio controls
Wireless Telephones, including some DECT systems
A few common SUBTEL Resolutions:
RESOLUTION 755, 2005: Establishes technical regulation for the use of short-range telecommunication devices. Replaces Resolution 144, 1979 and its modifications.
RESOLUTION 840, 2007: Updates Resolution 755, 2005, permitting use of very low power devices not considered in Resolution 755.
RESOLUTION 666, 2008: Updates Resolution 755, 2005, permitting use of other low power devices not considered in Resolution 755.
Current lead time for SUBTEL approval and certification is 4 Weeks.
For products that do not require SUBTEL 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 Chile.
SEC (safety) and Energy Efficiency:
Manufacturing, importation and commercialization of certain products in Chile requires mandatory Safety certification, and in some cases, Energy Efficiency certification, as established by the Government through the SEC (Superintendence of Electricity and Fuels).
Examples of the type of products requiring SEC approval:
Switches, Sockets and Outlets
Energy Measuring Devices
Lamps and Related Elements
Personal protection products
Material for sanitary construction and installation works
Steel rods used in construction with reinforced concrete
Products using gas and liquid fuel
There are labeling requirements that apply and testing of samples in Chile is required for Safety approval and Energy Efficiency certification.
Current lead time for SEC and EE approval is 8 weeks.
Please contact LARCG to review the regulations that apply to your equipment in Chile.