Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos (ASEP) of Panama has opened a public consultation Consulta Pública No. 004-2021 to modify the type approval process requirements.  The major change proposed by ASEP is adding a step to the application process requiring an additional application form completed by a registered engineer.  ASEP’s goal is to reduce the technical review time and number of application rejections, but we expect that this may increase the overall lead time and the local expenses.  Please contact your Approve-IT project manager for more details, or to submit comments on your behalf.