As reported in October 2019, the Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL) in Brazil issued Resolution 715 that became effective at the end of April 2020.  Resolution 715 is the updated main regulation that provides guidance to the ANATEL certification/homologation process in Brazil.  With the enforcement of Res. 715, ANATEL has issued the following three temporary Acts with the goal of providing specific/complementary rules in addition to the general guidelines contained in Res. 715:

Act 2220

  • Categories I, II and III are abolished.  Devices subject to ANATEL approval will now be organized by family (not by category)
  • Software or Firmware version may be required to be listed in the Certificate of Conformity
  • There are 3 types of schemes of certification:
    • Type 1a: with local tests and no renewal required
    • Type 4: with local tests and with renewal
    • Type 5: with local tests, with renewal and with factory audit process (which can be replaced by an ISO certificate, as usual)

Act 2221

  • There are 3 options for labeling:
    • Labeling on the product “ANATEL: HHHHH-AA-FFFFF” or “ANATEL HHHHH-AA-FFFFF”
    • E-Label
    • Full ANATEL label with ANATEL logo in addition to homologation number
  • Label must be added to the product prior to the entry of the device in Brazil
  • For modular approvals (when acceptable) the host device must contain a sentence on the product or within the manual stating: “this product contains the module XXXX ANATEL homologation number XXXXX-XX-XXXXX”.

Act 2222

  • Provides the list of devices that are subject to ANATEL approval and the applicable certification scheme (with or without renewal and with/without factory audit/ISO). This is organized by family and, again, categories I, II and III were removed.

Although these Acts are currently implemented for all certification processes, ANATEL has identified these Acts as temporary / transitional and final Acts with definitive rules will be issued after the COVID-19 pandemic passes.  ANATEL is allowing the industry additional time for public consultation and to give opinions that may impact the “definitive” acts that ANATEL will be publishing in the future.

For more details, please contact Approve-IT Team.