Chile’s Superintendencia de Electricidady Combustibles (SEC) is Chile’s national agency that formulates regulations on electrical products. The Chilean national agency SEC (Superintendence of Electricity and Combustible Fuels) passes safety and energy efficiency regulations, and uses accredited laboratories and certification agencies to control the electrical, gasoline, and fuel products entering the Chilean market. Before the product is sold to the Chilean market, it must pass one of the certification modes (there are many certification modes, the following will introduce the first, second and sixth certification modes) to obtain the accreditation certificate, SEC QR code (below) and energy efficiency certificate.
SEC certification basic information
Nature of certification: mandatory
Local test: not required
Local representative: required
Certificate validity period: long-term
Certification mark: Yes
Applicable product range
Chile implements compulsory certification for some home appliances. The product range covered by Order 399 is detailed in the "List of Compulsory Certification of Electrical Products" published on the website of the Electrical and Flammable Supervision Commission. The "list of compulsory certification electrical products" currently includes about 100 products. About 30 of them should be tested using Chilean standards. The rest of the products are tested and certified in accordance with IEC standards. In principle, the SEC directly adopts the IEC standard or the Chilean standard equivalent to the IEC. Chilean NCh standards for electrical products are based on IEC standards; certification systems for electronic products, such as consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, and information technology equipment, are still being formulated.
Household and similar electrical appliances
Portable heating tools and similar appliances
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus
Hand-held motor-operated electric tools
Low tension materials
Chile SEC has 6 kinds of schemes, the following 3 kinds are suitable for domestic:
Certification mode 1: Including formal testing + subsequent evaluation of each batch of goods
Mode 1 process: 1. Provide at least 3 samples for testing and obtain the accreditation certificate and SEC QR code. After obtaining the accreditation certificate, the SEC QR code must be affixed to the product.
2 After the approval certificate is issued, the customer/applicant must inform us of each batch of goods exported to Chile
3We will take a certain number of samples according to the quantity of the goods after each batch of goods arrive at the port, and do the necessary tests. Only products that pass the test can be put on the market
Certification mode 2: Including formal test + factory inspection + semi-annual product evaluation test + semi-annual market spot check
Mode 2 process:
1 Provide at least 3 samples for testing and obtain the accreditation certificate and SEC QR code. After obtaining the accreditation certificate, the SEC QR code must be affixed to the product.
2 After the issuance of the accreditation certificate, samples will be sampled and tested from the market once every six months (the Chilean laboratory will be sampled in Chile), and once the factory will be sampled and tested once every six months.
3 Conduct an annual factory inspection once a year (the certificate is valid for a long time, as long as the factory inspection and sampling are accepted)
Certification mode 6: Recognition of foreign certification + supervision and testing of each batch of goods
Mode 6 process:
1 The importer must first submit the Chile SEC, and the product has obtained the certification (such as GS VDE TUV mark UL, etc.)!
Please note that the accredited foreign certification must be issued by a foreign issuing authority recognized by IAF members or signatory countries, and the certificate can be found on the issuing authority's website.
2 The importer will notify us of the arrival of imported goods, we will arrange sampling and simplified testing and obtain an approval certificate.
1. Application Form
2. General contract
3. Trademark, model and origin information
4. User manual, circuit diagram, structure diagram, key parts list, nameplate
5. Define whether the product is a disposable product. If after-sales service is required, the following information must be provided: the contact information of the Chilean legal representative and VAT information and the manufacturer’s authorization letter as a technical service provider
6. Instruction, installation, operation and maintenance manual (Spanish)
7. The quantity of each shipment
8. Customs declaration (after the goods arrive at the port)
9. Local sales point in Chile (for market supervision)