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Introduction to Chilean Market Access - Commercial Refrigerators


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2022-12-09

In 2005, the Ministry of National Economy of Chile issued Decree No. 298 "Certification Regulations for Electrical Products and Fuel Products", which stipulates that products within the scope of compulsory certification must obtain the conformity certificate issued by the certification authority authorized by Chile according to the relevant conformity assessment requirements of the regulations, and attach the QR code issued by the Chilean Electricity and Fuel Bureau (SEC) before they can enter the Chilean market for sale.

What is Chile SEC certification?
In 2005, the Ministry of National Economy of Chile issued Decree No. 298 "Certification Regulations for Electrical Products and Fuel Products", which stipulates that products within the scope of compulsory certification must obtain the conformity certificate issued by the certification authority authorized by Chile according to the relevant conformity assessment requirements of the regulations, and attach the QR code issued by the Chilean Electricity and Fuel Bureau (SEC) before they can enter the Chilean market for sale. At the same time, if the product has relevant Chilean label requirements, it must also meet the requirements of Chilean energy efficiency standards and be labeled with energy efficiency labels before entering the Chilean market.

 

What certification is required for the export of commercial refrigerators to Chile?

Security: compliance certificate+products with SEC authentication QR code

Energy efficiency: certificate of compliance

 

Chile Commercial Refrigerator Test Standard
● Safety test standard: IEC 60335-1+IEC 60335-2-89
● Energy efficiency test standard: UNE-EN ISO 23953-2
● Major national differences: voltage 220V, frequency 50Hz, plug type
● Certification requirements: type test+batch sampling

 

Applicable scope of commercial refrigerators in Chile
● Scope specified in the safety regulations: commercial refrigeration appliances with built-in compressor for selling and displaying food, which are in direct contact with the public and have a length of no more than 3 meters.
● Scope specified in the energy efficiency regulations: commercial refrigeration appliances with built-in compressor for selling and displaying food, which are in direct contact with the public and have a length of no more than 3 meters. No energy efficiency certification is required for the production or import of a refrigeration appliance. If two or more appliances are produced or imported, energy efficiency certification is required.

 

Chile SEC Certification Process
Step 1: Submit the application
The second step is to send samples for testing&issue a report (safety and energy efficiency)
Step 3 Sampling test (safety)
Step 4 Obtain the certificate and the QR code issued

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