SUTEL (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Costa Rica. Products that utilize Radiofrequency, Cellular, or Satellite technology require approval and certification to import and commercialize in Costa Rica.
Only Cellular products require testing in Costa Rica. We typically need (3) samples and will assist with the importation of samples. We may use International test reports for the homologation of other types of devices.
Local representation is not required at this time and labeling is only required for cellular products.
Costa Rica has a few restricted bands such as the 902-928 MHz band. However, depending on your product, it is possible to obtain an approval in portions of that band. Contact us and we can help you approve your product in Costa Rica.
Examples of the type of products requiring SUTEL approval.
Current lead time for SUTEL approval is between 3 and 4 Weeks, depending on the product.
For products that do not require SUTEL 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 Argentina.
Please contact Latin America Regulatory Compliance Group for assistance with certifying your equipment in Costa Rica.