The Mexican government has established relevant standards for various products in accordance with the Mexican Federal Metrology and Standardization Law. The main government agency for the certification management of various products, including automotive products, is the Ministry of Economy of Mexico. In addition to standard and regulation revisions, it is also responsible for the designation and accreditation of product certification bodies and laboratories.
The Norma Oficial Mexicana - NOM standards are mandatory, at present, Mexico has established a relatively complete NOM certification system for limited product categories, including electronic, electrical, communication products, lighting devices, medical equipment, tires, toys, and battery-driven products.
The related products shall hold a NOM certificate for custom clearance, circulation and sales in the market. Mexico does not recognize other national certificates and only recognizes its own NOM certificate.
Government agencies responsible for automotive homologation management include the Mexican Ministry of Transport and Transportation, the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the Federal Office for Environmental Justice and the Mexican Ministry of Trade and Industry Development. In 2020, Mexico implemented the new safety regulation NOM-001-SCFI-2018, test shall be performed in Mexico.
ATIC works with Mexican government agencies and local labs, provides one-stop testing, certification services for Chinese manufactures.
INTRODUCTION TO THE DRAFT NEW REGULATION PROY-NOM-194-SE-2021 FOR LIGHT VEHICLES IN MEXICO
On September 22, 2021, the draft of Mexico’s new light vehicle regulation, PROY-NOM-194-SE-2021, was released. This st...
ATIC will support manufactures for preparing application documents and samples
After reviewing the application documents and samples submitted by the manufacturer, ATIC formulates a test plan and sends the samples to the designated laboratory for testing
ATIC review test reports and assists manufacturers to submit documents and test reports to Mexican authorities.
After report and documentation reviewed, Mexican certification body will issue the certificate.
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The standard for wireless communication in Mexico is mainly NOM-208-SCFI, which is suitable for Radiocommunication systems that employ the dispersed spectrum technique. The radio communication equipment has frequency hopping and digital modulation functions at 902 - 928 MHz, 2400 - 2483.5 MHz and 5725 - 5725. MHz, including Bluetooth, WIFI, GMS electronics, IT equipment. Mexico does not control 3G and 4G technologies.
Energy Efficiency Requirements
The energy efficiency requirements of Mexican products are used to assess whether the product meets the power saving requirements, and is mainly divided into:
NOM-030-ENER LED light
NOM-031-ENER Outdoor and Road LED Lights
NOM-032-ENER Electronics with standby power storage mode
Packaging in the Mexican market should display the necessary information about the product in Spanish to avoid misleading consumers.
The most common criteria for commercial label auditing are:
NOM-024-SCFI Electronics, household appliances
NOM-050-SCFI Other general products
Tires have been included into the mandatory certification scheme in Mexico, mandatory safety standards for radial tires are as below:
NOM-086/1-SCFI-2011 Radial tires and bias tires NOM-121-SCFI-2004 Inner tube of pneumatic tires for motor vehicles and bicycles NOM-134-SCFI-1999 Inner and inner tire rim valve
Products and Standards
▸ Technical Requirements for Electronic and Electrical Products
▸ Technical Requirements for Energy Efficiency
▸ Technical Requirements for Motor Vehicles
Aparatos de audio, vídeo y aparatos electrónicos análogos
Audio and video electronic devices
Máquinas de entretenimiento
Hornos de microondas
Sistemas electrónicos de energía ininterrumpida (S.E.E.I.)
Uninterruptible power supply electronic system
Fuentes separadas para la alimentación de aparatos y sustitución de pilas y baterías
Separate sources for feeding devices and replacing batteries and batteries
Other electronic devices
Fuentes de poder para soldadura
Welding Power Sources
Equipos de control y distribución
Control and distribution equipment
Productos decorativos de temporada
Seasonal decorative products
Máquinas de procesamiento de textos y de datos y equipos asociados
Data processing equipment
Equipos de redes de datos
Data network equipment
Equipos de venta al por menor
Equipo de oficina
Otros equipos de tecnologías de la información
Other equipment of information technologies
Equipos para el servicio postal
Postal service equipment
Equipos de infraestructura de redes de telecomunicación