ASEP (Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Panama. Products that utilize Radiofrequency, Cellular, or Satellite technology require approval and certification to import and commercialize in Panama.
No testing is required in Panama at this time, and LARCG can use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain ASEP approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated in the approval process.
Panama has restrictions in the frequency band between 960 MHz and 1215 MHz. LARCG will help determine if these restrictions apply to your equipment.
Local representation is not required in Panama at this time and there are no labeling requirements that currently apply.
Examples of the type of products requiring ASEP approval:
ASEP RESOLUTION 8105, 2014: Establishes categories of telecommunications equipment subject to approval and certification.
Current lead time for ASEP approval and certification is 6 Weeks.
For products that do not require ASEP 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 Panama.
Please contact LARCG to assist with your certification needs in Panama.