SMA (Spectrum Management Authority) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Jamaica. Products that emit Radio Frequencies and/or connect to the telephone network require approval and certification to commercialize in Jamaica.
Typically, one sample of the product is required for approval requests in Jamaica. LARCG will assist with the importation of the sample to Jamaica. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process as well.
Local representation is not required in Jamaica at this time and there are no labeling requirements that apply.
Examples of the type of products requiring SMA approval.
The Telecommunications Act (2000): Allocates spectrum for various services, defines licensing and compliance procedures for use of the spectrum in Jamaica.
Current lead time for SMA approval and certification is 5 Weeks.
For products that do not require SMA 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 Jamaica.
Latin America Regulatory Compliance Group will help you obtain certification of your equipment in Jamaica.