Mexico Type Approvals, Homologation and Regulatory Compliance


In Mexico, devices that draw power from wall outlets require NOM NYCE safety approvals. Devices with a telecommunications interface require an IFETEL (formerly COFETEL) telecom type approval. Devices without a valid NOM NYCE safety certificate cannot be imported into Mexico. Most likely, devices lacking a NOM NYCE safety approval will be stopped in customs. This can result in penalties, the loss of your devices and other negative consequences for your company.

Americas Compliance Consulting understands that time to market, or TTM, is the keystone upon which the commercial success of your products rests. When importing your products into Mexico, time literally is money. When you partner with Americas Compliance Consulting, you can rest easy. We will get your products into the Mexican market as quick as possible. On time. On budget.

We have our own offices in Mexico which ensures follow up with all certifications and integrated local representation. You can visit our local Mexico office online.

Are Certificates of Conformity required in Mexico?

  • Yes, Telecommunications Equipment (IFETEL) – formerly COFETEL
  • Yes, safety (NYCE NOM)
  • Yes, energy efficiency (CONUEE)

What are the regulating agencies for Mexico?

  • Normalizacion Y Certificacion Electronica (NYCE)
  • Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL)
  • National Commission for Efficient Energy Use (CONUEE)
  • Comision Federal para la Proteccion contra Riesgos Sanitarios (COFEPRIS)

Are there marking requirements in Mexico?

  • Yes

Are in country tests required in Mexico?

What types of equipment require homologation in Mexico?

  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • RFID
  • Radar
  • Satellite
  • Telecommunications and more!

Are in country reps required in Mexico?

Due to the constantly changing regulatory requirements of North American countries, please contact Americas Compliance for the most recent regulatory requirements.