Consolidation of INMETRO regulation for wheels
The Ordinance No. 501, 20 December 2021 issued by the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – Inmetro consolidates the Brazilian conformity assessment requirements for automotive wheels. It also revokes several previous regulations.
The Ordinance contains technical requirements and standards for wheel, lays down the conformity assessment procedure (in accordance with the, also recently published, Inmetro Ordinance No. 200 of 2021) and a new Inmetro label for tyres.
The Ordinance 501 entered in force on the 3 January 2022.
Automotive wheels manufactured or imported before 2013, destined for vehicles manufactured between January 1, 2000 and November 23, 2010, whose production was discontinued, are exempt from compliance with the new ordinance 501 and may be sold until the end of their stocks.
The previous ordinances put out of force by the new Ordinance No. 501 are:
– Inmetro Ordinance No. 445 of 19 November 2010
– Inmetro Ordinance No. 362 of 12 September 2011
– Inmetro Ordinance No. 381 of 3 October 2011
– Inmetro Ordinance No. 17 of 11 January 2013