On March 13, 2015, the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology - INMETRO granted Ordinance no. 144, which approve the Conformity Assessment Requirements for LED Lamps intended to enter Brazilian market. Resolved that nine (9) months from the date of publication of this Ordinance, the LED Lamps with device incorporated to the base will be manufactured and imported solely in conformity with the requirements herein approved and duly registered with INMETRO, fifteen (15) months from the date of publication of this Ordinance, LED Lamps with device incorporated to the base shall be traded in the Brazilian market by manufacturers and importers solely in conformity with the requirements herein approved and duly registered with INMETRO, twenty-four (24) months from the date of publication of this Ordinance, LED Lamps with device incorporated to the base shall be traded by wholesalers and retailers in the Brazilian market solely in conformity with the requirements herein approved and duly registered with INMETRO.
INMETRO (National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality) is a government department directly under the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil. With the enactment of new ordinances and implementation laws, more and more products are included into INMETRO mandatory certification scheme.
ATIC has been authorized by major Brazilian local certification bodies (OCPs) to perform INMETRO certification activities such as factory audits, sampling, and product testing in China and Asia area. We serve more than 400 Chinese or Asian manufactures for INMETRO certification each year.
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Factory Audit and Sampling
After the certification started by Brazilian importer or ATIC legal representative, ATIC auditor will make an audit and sampling plan and make an appointment with manufacture for the onsite audit. After the appointment conformed ATIC auditors will perform the onsite factory audit and sampling. Generally the audit will take 1 day, the samples will be sealed and sent to designated testing labs.
Generally testing samples shall be sent to the designated 3rd party labs, yet in some circumstance manufactures testing facility can be used. In this case, the lab assessment shall be done by ATIC auditor and all the testing shall be witnessed by ATIC auditors. Testing reports shall be submitted to ATIC auditors and OCP inspectors for review.
Legal Representative Audit
Importer or Legal Representative in Brazil will also be audited by OCP auditors, generally this audit will be focused on customer compliant procedure, warehouse management procedure etc. Such audit normally takes 1 day.
Approval and Maintenance
All reports and technical documentation shall be reviewed by ATIC and Brazilian OCP. INMETRO certificate will be issued and submitted to INMETRO by Legal Representative for registration. Registration number will be issued and shall be labeled on both product and package. Generally, maintenance shall be done each 12 months.
Other Key Points
- Technical specification including data sheet and drawings - BOM - QMS certificate, procedures, forms
- Manufacture and importer information
- Generally, maintenance shall be done each 12 months.
A set of models manufactured in the same manufacturing unit, having their functional principles and mechanical and electrical construction grouped together, simultaneously, according to the following requirements. They may present different values of nominal power:
- Same technology as the LED (e.g.: dual in line, SMD, COB, S-COB, high power, mid power and other); - Same declared life (nominal); - Same type of lamps and any other dimensional shapes.
Non-directional: A, BT, P, PS, S, T Reflective: R, BR, ER, MR & PAR (AR) Decorative: B, BA, C, CA, DC, F, & G Tubular LED: NBR IEC60081 & G13, G5, R17d
For each model tested, the sample consists of one (1) unit. In case destructive tests are required, the samples may not be used for other tests, so the total sampling is four (4) units of the model for test. The number of samples for each test, as well as the test classification is defined in Table 1. Additional samples can be collected at the discretion of the OCP.
Note: The number of different models for test in the family shall depend on the amount of models the family has. For families up to five (5) models, one (1) model will be selected and tested. For families having from six (6) to ten (10) models two (2) different models will be selected and tested, and so on for number of models above ten (10). Anyway, the model with highest power must always be part of the sample.
- Importer or ATIC legal representative
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