ARGENTINA – IRAM COMPLIANCE

To export to Argentina it is obligatory to have the IRAM (Instituto Argentino de Normalizaciòn y Certificaciòn - or Argentine Standardization and Certification Institute) for different categories or electrical and electronic products, based on Resolution 92 of 1998. There are about 2000 categories of low-voltage devices that must meet the safety requirements issued by the IRAM standard and, for some types of merchandise, there are also energy efficiency requirements.

IRAM Certification for exportation to Argentina

By means of internal audits of the company management system and the manufacturing phases, ECO Certificazioni verifies the conformity with the standards of the IRAM Certification. A manufacturer who has obtained IRAM certification may extend the rights to use it to Argentine distributors, with a single authorisation without having to conduct further tests; Resolution 92/98 requires that product bears the recognised seal of conformity, in certain cases together with the trademark of the accredited certifying Agency that tested the product and analysed the documentation.

Three different certification options

  1. Type approval: conducting of specific tests on some samples selected by the certifying agency to verify conformity to the standards. Conform products will bear:
  • the S safety mark, that includes the basic initials CS (comprovata seguridad or ‘proven safe’),
  • the letter T
  • and if required the certificate number.
  1. Argentine S mark: a certification system based on a series of tests on product samples plus the carrying out of a company inspection (at least once a year), that succeeds in reducing the number of controls to be carried out on the product put on the market. The certified product will bear:
  • the S mark;
  • the mark of the certifying body.
  1. Batch approval: this involves conducting specific tests on some product samples. The samples are selected from the production batch that must be certified. This differs from the certification of the mass production of a model. In this case the mark of a lot of product includes:
  • the basic initials CS together with the letter;
  • the batch number;
  • the certificate number (optional).

ECO Certificazioni services

  • Study of the applicability of the standards;
  • Definition of the type of tests to be carried out;
  • Interfacing with local Authorities;
  • Inspection and control of the production sites;
  • Support in adopting the best-suited certification option.

http://www.iram.org.ar/

 

RED 2014/53/EU Directive

“The RED Directive (Radio Equipment Directive) 2014/53/EU, which replaced the R&TTE Directive, has been applicable since 13 June 2016 to regulate radio apparatus with a view to applying the CE mark. Radio devices in conformity with the essential requirements of this Directive can be marketed freely within the European Union.

Field of application

The RED 2014/53/EU Directive  has been applicable since 13 June 2016 and obligatory since 13 June 2017. It substituted the R&TTE Directive (which is no longer applicable).

One of the most significant changes introduced by the RED Directive is certainly the change in the field of application (domestic, commercial, medical, industrial, means of transport), which includes and excludes specific types of product compared to the previous R&TTE:

Devices INCLUDED

  • Audio and TV Apparatus, only receivers
  • Equipment that operates below 9 kHz
  • Radio-localisation devices

Devices EXCLUDED

  • Made-to-measure evaluation kits for professionals destined to be used exclusively in research and development structures
  • Telecommunications terminals that are not equipped with a radio module (these fall under the field of application of the EMC and LVD)

ECO Certificazioni offers conformity assessment activities for radio products and telecommunications apparatus pursuant to the RED Directive, through a vast range of tests: from tests on electric safety and human exposure to electromagnetic fields, to electromagnetic compatibility tests (EMC) and verification of the radio spectrum.

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