The exam is an important part of the NOM certification process. Since there are requirements regarding the testing process that must be followed without deviation or risk of refusal of certification, it is important to use an approved and accredited certification body such as Nemko to issue certification. The official statement from the Mexican government states that as of March 27, 2020, imports of goods subject to NOM certification requirements may be cleared through Mexican Customs, provided that it is proven that the importer has initiated the NOM process with a Certification Body (CB). Customs accepts application forms bearing the reference number of a certification or inspection unit (UI) as well as trade information. These requirements vary depending on the standard and may be specific to the external certification company performing the testing. However, it usually consists of the following: The Mexican catalogue of standards is constantly revised and updated in accordance with NOM and NMX publications published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF), including: declarations of application, draft standards, deletions and amendments, and replies to comments. According to the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization, there are basically three types of standards: Official Mexican Standards (NOM) are binding technical regulations. They regulate products, processes and services if, among other things, they may pose a risk to humans, animals, vegetables and the environment in general. Mexican standards (NMX) are developed by a national standards body or by the SE. They set minimum quality requirements for products and services in order to protect and guide consumers. Their use is voluntary, except in cases where individuals express that their products, processes or services comply with them, or where a NOM requires compliance with an NMX for specific purposes.
Reference Standards (NRFs) are developed by public administrations to apply to goods or services they purchase, lease or lease when Mexican or international standards do not cover the relevant requirements or their specifications are outdated or not applicable. Intertek`s laboratory in Mexico City is an EMA-accredited laboratory; However, you can get tests from other Intertek labs in North America, Europe, and Asia. Once it has been determined that the product complies with the applicable NOM requirements, a certificate will be issued in favor of your Mexican representative, and the product may be marked with the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) mark. The NOM certification exam is an important part of this process. There are requirements regarding the tests that must be followed, as this may result in the rejection of the application for certification. Any laboratory used to prepare test reports must be validated or contracted by UL de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. The Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) certification is a set of technical regulations and standards required by the Mexican government that cover many different industries. When a product enters Mexico, it is assigned a “fraccion arancelaria” (tariff code / HTS), on the basis of which a NOM may or may not apply to the product. In addition, the product must meet the requirements set by the NOM before entering.
All NOM requirements are defined, published and published in the country`s Diario Oficial by government agencies and ministerial agencies. Labelling requirements are the most common and are often the most scrutinized due to the long list of products covered by NOM`s labelling restrictions. NOM compliance is mandatory in Mexico. The NOM mark is a mandatory safety mark in Mexico to indicate that the product complies with the relevant NOM standards. The NOM mark applies to most products, including telecommunications and information technology equipment, household appliances, lamps and other products potentially hazardous to health and safety. Products manufactured or imported locally in Mexico must comply with relevant NOM standards and product labelling requirements. The NOM describes the minimum safety requirements that an organism and its product, including the method of production, must meet. There are also requirements related to packaging and materials, such as market information and labelling, which must also be taken into account. Electronic or electrical products may also require appropriate energy efficiency standards.
All electrical products exported to Mexico must meet the NOM requirements as well as mandatory energy efficiency requirements. If your product falls into one of more than 2,000 product categories entering the Mexican market, you must have proof of compliance with NOM standards. Products requiring NOM certification include household refrigerators, freezers, gas heaters, rag washers and air conditioners; small induction motors and power tools; vertical and submersible water pumps; compact fluorescent lamps and wiring equipment; Telecommunications products, which are transmitters of data (digital, analog, LAN or WAN systems) and those intended to be connected to the public telecommunications network (PTN) and are designed for the processing, reception, transmission or conversion of signals. The Normas Oficiales Mexicanas mark is a mandatory safety mark in Mexico to indicate that the product complies with the relevant NOM standards. The NOM mark applies to most products, including telecommunications and information technology equipment, household appliances, lamps and other products potentially hazardous to health and safety. Products manufactured or imported locally in Mexico must comply with relevant NOM standards and product labelling requirements. Under Mexican law, the licensee of NOM must be a Mexican company responsible for the quality, maintenance and reliability of the product. The test report is issued by a SECOFI accredited laboratory and audited by SECOFI, ANCE or NYCE. If the product meets the relevant legal requirements, a certificate is issued to the Mexican representative of the manufacturer or exporter before the product can be marked with the NOM mark. NOM requirements for electrical and electronic products include: One such market that observes this practice is the Mexican market, where the more than 2,000 classified products imported into the country must meet the standards of the Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM). These products cover a wide range of industries, but some sectors, such as electrical equipment and electronics, include additional mandatory energy efficiency requirements. In many countries, manufacturers, distributors and importers of electronic or electrical equipment must demonstrate that their products meet minimum safety requirements for both the end-user and the environment in which they are used.
Each country`s market requires these products to meet their local standards and demonstrate compliance with those requirements before they can be sold in that market. The process involves the development, publication and national dissemination of standards composed of three main types: a. The Mexican Official Standard (NOM) is a mandatory technical regulation issued by the competent standardization bodies through the national standardization bodies in accordance with Article 40 of the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization (LFMN) that specifies the rules, specifications, attributes, directives, characteristics or requirements applicable to a product, process, service or process or production establishment, as well as terminology rules. symbology, packaging and marking or labelling and their conformity or application. b. Mexican standard (NMX) developed by a national standardization body or, failing that, by the Economic Secretariat referred to in article 54 of the LFMN, which provides for the common and repeated use of rules, specifications, characteristics, methods, guidelines, characteristics or requirements of a product, process, installation, system, activity, service or production or operation and terminological aspects, symbology, packaging and marking or labelling. c. Reference standards (NRFs) are established by public administration bodies in accordance with Article 67 of the LFMN and applied to goods and services purchased, leased or leased when Mexican or international standards do not cover their requirements or their specifications become obsolete or inapplicable. As part of the standardization process, national standards are developed by consulting international standards and guidelines as well as foreign standards, which are described below: d. International Standard or Guidelines: A regulatory document published by an international standardizing body or other relevant international body and recognized by the Government of Mexico under international law.
e. Foreign standard: issued by a public or private standards organization or agency officially recognized by a country. Allyn International is committed to providing high quality customer-focused services and solutions in the global marketplace. Allyn`s core products include transportation management, logistics sourcing, freight forwarding, supply chain consulting, tax management and global trade compliance. Allyn`s clients range from local small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Allyn operates in over 20 languages and has extensive experience in both developed and emerging markets.