The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute has recently modified the Conformity Assessment Procedure in the field of telecommunications and broadcasting equipment.
IFT grants the right to include to the certificate of conformity not only affiliates and subsidiaries of the manufacturer but also Local importers or distributors. This decision will help to reduce costs and time for getting certificate of conformity for importers.
IFT amended requirements to test reports. First of all, testing labs are lo longer obliged to send test reports to IFT. However, IFT gets the right to request labs to share test reports if any. Second, the validity of test reports was changed from 60 to 120 days. These amendments are aimed to preserve the confidence and to prevent a problem arising from a situation when the test report is losing its validity during the respective homologation process.
The extension of the Certificate of Conformity in the “Sample by Product Model and Surveillance for more than one Lot” scheme, (Scheme 2) will be possible through the document examination given that new test reports will not be required.
The quantity of samples was reduced to 1 for Schemes 1(single batch), 2 (multiple batch) and 4 (devices including modules) in case there are no special recommendations. For scheme 3 (family approval) one sample of two different models will be required.
The amendments become effective from June 25, 2022.The full text of the document you can find here.