CONATEL (Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) is the telecommunications regulating agency in Venezuela. Products that utilize Radiofrequency, Cellular, or Satellite technology require approval and certification. The Agency is responsible for verifying their compliance with applicable regulations in order to commercialize the products in Venezuela.
No testing is required in Venezuela at this time, LARCG can use existing international test reports for the homologation process to obtain the approval. Technical documents will be reviewed and validated during the certification process.
Venezuela has some frequency band restrictions depending on the type of equipment. LARCG will help determine if these restrictions apply to your equipment and seek exceptions where possible.
Local representation is not required in Venezuela at this time and there are no labeling requirements that currently apply.
Examples of the type of products requiring CONATEL approval:
RF Power Amplifiers
Transceivers and Transmitters
Equipment for data networks
Common CONATEL Resolutions:
RESOLUTION 253, 2003: List of foreign entities or bodies recommended for the approval and certification of telecommunications equipment.
RESOLUTION 736, 2005: Establishes categories of telecommunications equipment subject to approval and certification.
RESOLUTION 863, 2006: Establishes the conditions for the qualification of “free use” equipment.
RESOLUTION 059, 2013: Updates Resolution 863, 2006, reform to the general conditions of operability considered in Resolution 863
Current lead time for CONATEL to issue stamped application form 3 Weeks.
Please have Latin America Regulatory Compliance Group assist you with your certification needs in Venezuela.