Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) has published Resolution No. 715 approving the Regulations for Conformity Assessment and Homologation of Telecommunications Products. The new resolution is intended to better align the Brazilian certification model with current and emerging telecommunications service provisioning needs.
The new rules are set to come into force on April 20, 2020, 180 days from their publication in the official Gazette. Resolutions No. 242 of Nov. 30, 2000, and No. 323 of Nov. 7, 2002, will be repealed on that same date, except for exemption from the charges for the issuance of the homologation certificate and the market supervision program. The official notice can be viewed here.
All technical requirements remain valid until replaced by operational procedures. Some of the major changes included in Resolution No. 715/2019 are:
- The homologation (approval) fee for telecommunications products approved by ANATEL, including amateur radio equipment, drones and similar products imported for personal use, will no longer be charged.
- Telecommunications products may be subject to a market supervision program, including sampling as well as testing requirements. The resulting costs are the responsibility of the Certificate of Approval holder.