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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.