International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Colombia

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required


What is the lead time to obtain type approval?


  • 5-6 weeks


Are there any marking or logo requirements?


  • No


Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?


  • We can leverage your FCC test reports as part of the application process. ContactCSIA for more details.


What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?


  • Most products using cellular, satellite and PSTN technology.


Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?


  • No.


Columbia updates


November 2018

On April 16, 2018, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development published the Resolution № 0721. 
The Regulation will come into force on January 19, 2019 and will replace Resolution № 0172 of 2012.

This Regulation applies to all zinc-carbon and alkaline batteries which are manufactured domestically or imported into Colombia except the rechargeable batteries, button cell batteries, and batteries entered as non-commercial samples.
All the batteries will have to comply with certain specific provisions regarding physical defects, dimensions, rated voltage, minimum average life expectancy, and designation.

In this regards, the batteries will need to undergo conformity evaluation and a certificate of conformity will be required.

An external label must be legible, accurate, and complete and should be placed on the packaging in a visible and easily accessible area.
The information on the label must be written in Spanish.
If the information cannot be translated into Spanish, it should be transcripted in Latin. 

There are additional label requirements as well.

Contact
CSIA for more details on this change to the battery regulations in Colombia.



As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contactCSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or  quotes@csiassoc.com for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.

For information on FCC, CE Mark or International Approvals 

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