Mexico | Electric and Electronic

Entry into force of NOM-001 postponed

The Official Mexican Standard for electronic devices did not come into force, as expected, on the 14th May 2020

The updated version of the Official Mexican Standard NOM-001-SCFI-2018 for electronic equipment (which replaces the previous NOM-001-SCFI-1993) which was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on the 17 September 2019, was supposed to enter into force in May 2020. However, due to the insufficient number of accredited testing labs, the entry into force was postponed till 14 August 2020.

Currently, there are only three certification bodies and testing labs accredited to the NOM-001-SCFI-2018 standard, which is not enough to cover the demand. Therefore, Mexican authorities decided that products can continue to obtain compliance to the NOM-001-SCFI-1993 until 14 August 2020. Existing Certificates of Conformity according to NOM-001-SCFI-1993 will be considered valid until their expiration.

NOM-001-SCFI-2018 Electronic Devices – Safety Requirements and Test Methods establishes the characteristics and safety requirements that electronic equipment manufactured, imported, commercialized, distributed, or leased in Mexico must meet.

For the official text of the decision about the postponement, see the following link.

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