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UL Accreditations in Mexico for Washing Machines, Air Conditioners and More

UL now has accreditations for Peru, Panama and El Salvador by EMA (Mexican Entity of Accreditation) an ILAC member and for Costa Rica by ECA (Costa Rican Entity of Accreditation) for the following mandatory energy efficiency regulations.

Washing machines

June 15, 2020

By: Daniela Tejeda – Regulatory Program Expert

More and more LATAM countries are building regulations related to energy efficiency, promoting the efficient use of energy for appliances. Countries such as Peru, Panama, El Salvador and Costa Rica are now mandating an energy efficiency requirement for certain type of products.

UL Mexico is following local regulators closely in order to get the latest updates and help manufacturers and importers reach desired countries. As part of this commitment, UL received accreditation for Peru, Panama and El Salvador by EMA (Mexican Entity of Accreditation) an ILAC member and for Costa Rica by ECA (Costa Rican Entity of Accreditation) for the following mandatory energy efficiency regulations:

Country

Product

Regulation

Available schemes

 

Panama

 

Air conditioners

DGNTI-COPANIT 101:2017

DGNTI-COPANIT 102:2017

DGNTI-COPANIT 103:2017

DGNTI-COPANIT 104:2017

 

Scheme I

Panama

Household refrigerators and freezers

 

DGNTI-COPANIT 105:2017

Scheme I

 

Peru

Household refrigerating appliances

Annex 3 of Supreme Decree Nº 009-2017-EM

Type 2

 

Peru

 

Household washing machines

 

Annex 6 of Supreme Decree Nº 009-2017-EM

Type 2

 

Peru

 

Household tumble dryers

 

Annex 7 of Supreme Decree Nº 009-2017-EM

Type 2

 

Peru

 

Air conditioners

Annex 8 of Supreme Decree Nº 009-2017-EM

Type 2

 

El Salvador

 

Household refrigerators

 

RTS 97.01.01:15

6.6.1.1, 6.6.1.2 and 6.6.1.3

 

El Salvador

 

Commercial refrigerators

 

 

RTS 97.02.01:15

6.6.1.1, 6.6.1.2 and 6.6.1.3

 

El Salvador

 

Air conditioners

 

RTS 23.01.01:15

6.6.1.1, 6.6.1.2 and 6.6.1.3

 

Costa Rica

Household refrigerators and freezers

 

RTCR 482:2015

Model 4, model 5 and model 7

 

How we can help

The accreditation granted to UL in our Mexican offices has opened the following portfolio services:

  • Tests at UL laboratories, or through the DAP program, and issuance of EE Test Report

Issuance of certificates of conformity for the EE regulations

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