MEXICO – ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPDATE

On November 14th, 2017, the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) has published a new list of equipment that should include information about their energy consumption.

This list update will come into effect on January 13th of 2018, when Energy efficiency labeling will be mandatory on all devices listed.

For more information, please revisit our previous Blog entry: CONUEE Energy Standards information

 

This new list replaces the one published in 2010:

1 – Amplifier
2 – Mixer
3 – Industrial water pump
4 – Commercial/domestic coffee machine
5 – Boiler
6 – Water heater
7 – Industrial washer center
8 – Industrial or domestic compressor
9 – Desktop computer
10 – Copy machines (with weight over 15 kg)
11 – Printers (with weight over 15 kg)
12 – All-in-one printers
13 – Electric Water dispenser
14 – Industrial/commercial ice machine
15 – Industrial/commercial electric fryer
16 – Electric oven
17 – Toaster oven
18 – Industrial electric oven
19 – Industrial oven using LP or natural gas
20 – Interphone
21 – Residential decorative lamp
22 – Industrial washing machine
23 – Dishwasher
24 – Blender
25 – Luminaries
26 – Electric sewing machine
27 – Cold drink vending machine
28 – Hot drink vending machine
29 – Game machine for recreation and lottery
30 – Hair clippers
31 – Computer monitor
32 – Electric grill
33 – Domestic iron
34 – Industrial iron
35 – Hair dryer
36 – Dryer (as standalone or part of a laundry center)
37 – Surveillance system
38 – Hair straightener
39 – Toaster
40 – Torno / Lathe
41 – Automotive vehicle
42 – Fan
43 – Video projectors
44 – Video doormen

for more information, please contact us at info@americascompliance.com

Mexico Update: IFT-011-2017 – IMEI Registration

TECHNICAL PROVISION IFT-011-2017: SPECIFICATIONS FOR TERMINAL EQUIPMENT – MOBILE PHONES THAT CAN USE THE RADIO-ELECTRIC SPECTRUM OR BE CONNECTED TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS.

IFT-011-2017 was created as a means to have all devices identified with the “International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) and maintain a complete data base (Registry) of all Mobile terminal equipment in Mexico.

If the Mobile Terminal Equipment has the functionality of “FM” from its manufacturer, the FM feature must be enabled and activated for the end user so that the consumer has free access to the FM sound broadcasting service.

This standard will remove restrictions of the operation of mobile phones and provide the final user the right to access the information by using their mobile terminal equipment without having to pay for additional data.

When did this take effect? October, 2017

Local Representative required? Yes

Samples: Yes (3)

Lead Times: 2 weeks from date samples arrive

Certification Bodies issuing the Certificate of Compliance: ANCE and NYCE

Products Covered under NOM-011: Cell phones and tablets

Manual requirements: Instructions on how to access the IMEI on the end device.

Documents Required: Spreadsheet listing all IMEI numbers assigned to the product. There is no maximum amount of IMEI numbers and pricing is same for 1 or 500,000 IMEI numbers. Instructions on how to access the FM function of the mobile phone.

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CONUEE Energy Standards information

This regulation states that some devices (brand new, not refurbished, not used) that are distributed or marketed in the country, and included in the catalog (DOF September 10, 2010), must have, clear and visible on the product, the following minimum information:

  1.  Energy consumption per unit of time in operation
  2.  Power consumption in standby mode per unit time, and
  3.  The amount of product or service offered by the equipment or device, per unit of energy consumed, in cases where it applies.

NYCE is now offering to provide a Technical report of energy consumption based on test report issued by an authorized Lab, that brings legal and technical certainty for the declaration to the authorities.

CONUEE and PROFECO will accept test reports performed in other countries with a declaration specifying how the testing was performed and in compliance with Mexican standards of pressure, humidity, tension, etc.

This new regulation will be mandatory for all products, when selling and storing them.

If you have a labeled product already, located at any selling point, you will have to re-label it or the energetic Information will have to be pasted in an additional label.

Inspections will be handled only by PROFECO or CONUEE, as it is stated in the law, and could be performed in the warehouses or where the merchandise is located.

If you would like a detail of the products that require CONUEE, please contact us at info@americascompliance.com

NOM-030-ENER-2016 LED Standards

This Official Mexican Standard establishes the specifications and test methods that promote the efficient use of energy in integrated led lamps for general illumination, it is applicable to all the omnidirectional and directional led lamps, that are destined for general illumination, with power tension from 100 V to 277 V AC and 50 Hz or 60 Hz frequency, which are manufactured or imported to be marketed within the national territory.

Products covered in other Mexican official standards in the field of energy efficiency are excluded from this scope, and also:

  • Built-in led lamps incorporating control accessories such as: photocells, motion detectors, radio controls, or light attenuators in the body.
  • LED luminaires and led modules.
  • Led lamps with operating voltage equal to or less than 24 V in direct current.
  • Led tube lamps.
  • Color lamps, color change and / or correlated color temperature change.
  • Decorative lamps with ornamental use with pearl finishes.

For the correct application of this Mexican Official Standard, the following current standards must be consulted and applied:

  • NOM-008-SCFI-2002, General system of units of measurement.
  • NOM-024-SCFI-2013, Commercial information for packaging, instructions and guarantees of electronic products, electrical and household appliances
  • NMX-J-507/2-ANCE-2013, Lighting-photometry for fixtures-part 2: test methods

The integrated led lamps are classified as follows:

  • For its total luminous flow.
  • By its spatial distribution of light.
    • Omnidirectional.
    • Directional.
  • By the shape of its bulb.

There is specific labeling to consider for these products according to NOM-008-SCFI-2002, beyond normal product name and model, electric tension needs to be marked, manufacture date and light flow. Other markings may be required if the light can not be used with dim devices, etc.

There are 2 ways of certifying, one is through periodic/progressive tests on the product and the other is through a follow up system on the production line quality:

For periodic Testing method: Testing will be done in 2 or 3 parts and the reports from the lab have to be with 30 day validity showing reports at 1000 hrs, 3000 hrs and 6000 hrs.

For quality on production line method: testing done in one or 2 parts. Certificate copies will be needed for manufacturing process showing products to be certified, name, expiry and reach of the certificate plus certification report of the quality management system awarded by accredited entity valid for 90 days. After initial test report is issued, initial temporary certification is obtained. This is replaced by a final certificate after more testing for up to 6000 hrs is completed.

The certificates can cover up to 30 models.

Validity For periodic testing method:

Certificates for lights with 30000 hrs life or less issued at 1000 hrs tests are good for 7 months.
If this is replaced with a certificate after 3000 hrs of testing it will be good for 21 months.
If it is replaced by a 6000 hrs testing certificate it will be valid for 17 months after the replacing of the previous certificate.

Certificates for lights with over 30000 hrs life issued at 4000 hrs tests are good for 3 months. If this is replaced with a certificate after 6000 hrs of testing it will be good for 21 months.

Validity For production line quality method:

Certificates are good for 3 years.

 

Follow up:

For Periodic testing method: a follow up must be done in the first 2 months of the second year of the certificate with full testing.

For Production line Quality method: 2 follow ups must be done, one at the beginning of the second year and another on the third year with testing.

 

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MEXICO: NEW NOM STANDARD

New NOM-208-SCFI-2016: “Radiocommunication systems employing the spread spectrum technique – Frequency hopping and digital modulation radiocommunication equipment operating in the 902 MHz-928 MHz, 2400 MHz-2483.5 MHz and 5725 MHz-5850 MHz bands – Specifications and test methods”

Published in the Official Gazette on February 7th, 2017.

This new Standard will come into effect on April 9th of 2017 and it will replace NOM-121-SCT1-2009 and NOM-EM-SCFI-016-2015

NOM-208-SCFI-2016 applies to all spread spectrum telecommunication equipment using 902-928MHz, 2400MHz-2483.5MHz, 5725MHz-5850MHz and regulations parameters will remain based on IFT-008-2015.

No major changes against old standards.

All certificates issued under NOM-121-SCT1-2009 and NOM-EM-SCFI-016-2015 will remain valid for the extension of the Certificate but they will not allow expansion.

If a manufacturer wants to add a model to an existing Certificate issued before new NOM-208-SCFI-2016, they will need to certify additional models under the new standard.

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Mandatory compliance with NOM-032-ENER-2013 effective immediatey in Mexico

The Comisión Nacional Para El Uso Eficiente De La Energía (CONUEE) announced last year that Mexico would implement new mandatory Energy Efficiency regulations, Standard# NOM-032-ENER-2013. The new standard will apply to a group of consumer technology products that incorporate a “standby” feature. The categories which must comply include:

  • Digital television adapters
  • Set-top Boxes (e.g. cable, satellite, IP)
  • Imaging equipment (e.g. printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, multi-function devices)
  • Equipment for audio reproduction
  • Equipment for video playback or home theater (Blue-Ray player, DVD player)
  • Microwave ovens
  • Television sets (LED, LCD, PDP, OLED)
This new requirement has taken effect for 2015 and manufacturers must begin complying with this new Energy Efficiency NOM for Mexico.
Americas Compliance Consulting can assist with the testing and certification of your products.  If you have questions as to whether or not your products may apply, please contact sales@americascompliance.com for an analysis of your product.

NOM-121 Certificate Must Now Be provided at point of entry to Import into Mexico

The Ministry of Economy published in the Official Gazette on December 31, 2012, the new regulations that now involve the requirement to present the certificate of compliance of  NOM-121-SCT1-2009 and NOM-151-1999, at the point of entry of imported telecommunications products subject to such norms.  This applies to devices with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, spread spectrum and analog interfaces.

Please contact Americas Compliance for further information including copies of this new regulation.

NOM-121 Testing Effective Immediately- Mexico

Effective immediately the Mexican Official Technical Regulation Project PROY-NOM-121-SCT-2001, (NOM-121)  which was established in August, 2010 has begun mandatory testing for all radio frequency devices that work within the frequency ranges of:

  • 902 — 928 Mhz
  • 2 4835  — 24835 MHz
  • 5725 — 5850 MHz

This includes devices such as Bluetooth and WiFi equipment.

Currently there are two laboratories that are accredited to perform testing within Mexico and testing will include all new products that are applying for COFETEL approval as well as products that have temporary COFETEL approval.  As existing products that are due for renewal, they will be subject to NOM-121 testing if they utilize the listed frequency bands.

Products that have  “Definitivos” or permanent certificates which have previously been obtained are exempt from NOM-121 testing.

If you have questions to whether NOM-121 is required for your equipment, please contact Americas Compliance Consulting.