Effective from January 2, 2013, reduced testing on a sample must take place in Argentina prior to the issuance of the certificate of extension to the Argentine importer. This requirement applies to all those local certifications based on pre-existing test reports and some specific tests will need to be performed on a sample of the product to be certified. That sample will have to be released through a letter called “Sin Derecho a Uso” (without the right to be marketed).
The scope of the reduced testing covers:
|•||Access to live parts|
This procedure will enable the Certification Body to verify the identity, safety requirements, and matching between the released sample and the product certified abroad. As a result, a letter will be issued and it will be attached to the certificate.
At the same time, starting January 2, 2013, electrical products, wishing to be considered as a “family of products”, must comply with a list of recently published characteristics in the family. As a result, one family of products will be included in one certificate, and the main changes are:
|•||Each AR S certificate will include 1 factory location only|
|•||Each AR S certificate will include 1 rated voltage range only|
Existing certificates will have to be revised according to the new definition of “family of products”. Manufacturers should send a sample to their importers in Argentina. Upon arrival of the sample, UL AR will create a customs clearance letter (SDU letter) to the importer so that the sample can be imported, and then UL AR field representatives will tag it and send it to a local laboratory for reduced testing.
For more information, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. at 714.628.1020