CRC (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Colombia. All voice cellular products, most satellite equipment, and products that connect to the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) require CRC certification. Most RF (Radiofrequency) equipment does not require approval in Colombia at this time. For those products exempt from approval, we suggest to obtain a “No Homologation’ letter from the agency for your records and to avoid any issues with Customs.
In most cases, testing is not required in Colombia; we can use international test reports for the homologation process. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.
Local representation is not required at this time. In some cases, there are labeling requirements that apply.
We handle the entire process from start-to-finish and deliver the CRC certificate upon approval of your equipment.
RESOLUTION 087, 1997: Establishes the general regulations for Telecommunications in Colombia
RESOLUTION 4507, 2014: Modifications and additions to Resolution 087, 1997
CIRCULAR 060, 2007: Describes the technical requirements for the homologation process implemented for land line, satellite phones and cellphones. Updates Resolution 087, 1997 and Resolution 1673, 2006
RESOLUTION 711-2016: Frequency band regulations in Colombia
Current lead-time for CRC approval and certification is 6 weeks.
Safety approvals in Colombia:
Technical Regulations for electrical Installations.
Examples of the type of products requiring RETIE approval:
Fire alarm systems
RETIE Resolutions that may apply:
90708 – August 30th of 2014. Update of fist resolution created in 2013.
90708 of 2013. RETIE technical requirements, terms and conditions.
90907 of 2013 Clarification of General Annex of 90708 of 2013
90795 of 2014 Clarification of General Annex of 90708 of 2013
Technical Regulations for Lighting and Street Lighting.
Regulations for Labeling End-Use Electrical and Fuel Gas Equipment.
Please let Latin America Regulatory Compliance Group navigate thru the regulations in Colombia to determine what approvals are required on your products.