Update of the electric safety regime in Argentina
A new resolution modifies the conformity assessment system for electric devices in Argentina.
Through Resolution 1038/2021 published recently, the Secretary of Internal Trade modified Resolution 169/2018, regulating the electrical safety regime applicable to electrical equipment sold in Argentina.
Basically, the Resolution prohibits the import and sale of electrical equipment that does not comply with the essential safety requirements detailed in the Resolution. A corresponding product safety certificate, or an exemption from it, is required to prove compliance with these requirements.
However, in comparison with the previous resolution, the Resolution 1038/2021 introduces several changes, e.g.:
- broadened scope to include certain electrical equipment, used with a voltage not covered by regulations until now;
- the new list of products that must be certified by certification system No. 5 (conformity mark). The deadline to proceed with certification under system No. 5 will be 270 calendar days from the date when the Resolution comes into force;
- new conditions for transferring and extending product safety certificate;
- and many others.
To find out more about the new Resolution 1038/2021, please do not hesitate to contact our EFS Product Compliance Team.