Introduction to NOM certification in Mexico
The NOM mark is a mandatory safety mark in Mexico to indicate that the product complies with the relevant NOM standards. The NOM mark applies to most products, including telecommunications and information technology equipment, household electrical appliances, lamps and other products that are potentially dangerous to health and safety. Products manufactured or imported locally in Mexico must comply with relevant NOM standards and product labeling requirements.
The Normas Oficiales Mexicanas mark is a mandatory safety mark in Mexico to indicate that the product complies with the relevant NOM standards. The NOM mark applies to most products, including telecommunications and information technology equipment, household electrical appliances, lamps and other products that are potentially dangerous to health and safety. Products manufactured or imported locally in Mexico must comply with relevant NOM standards and product labeling requirements.
According to Mexican law, the licensee of NOM must be a Mexican company, responsible for the quality, maintenance and reliability of the product. The test report is issued by a laboratory accredited by SECOFI and audited by SECOFI, ANCE or NYCE. If the product meets the relevant regulatory requirements, a certificate is issued to the manufacturer or exporter's Mexican representative before the product can be marked with the NOM mark.
Mandatory authentication mode
——M0: certification through quality control and periodic test verification;
——M1: Certification through regular test verification (new product type test);
——M2: Certification (new product) through quality system assessment verification;
——M3: Compliance letter issued through periodic test verification (for new products);
——M4: Certification through quality control and periodic test verification (for redesigned products);
——M5: batch certification (for redesigned products and used products without redesign manual);
——M6: 100% certification (for non-standard products).
Certificate holders are usually individual importers, manufacturers, and distributors. Foreign manufacturers can apply for certificates through a certification body recognized by the Mexican Standardization Commission.
Applicable product range
NOM compulsory certification products are generally electrical and electronic products with AC or DC voltages exceeding 24 volts. Mainly used in the areas of product safety, energy and thermal effects, installation, health and agriculture. The following products must be NOM-certified to allow entry into the Mexican market:
1. Electronic or electrical products for home, office and factory use;
2. Computer LAN equipment;
3. Lighting device;
4. Tires, toys and school supplies;
5. Medical equipment;
6. Wired and wireless communication products, such as wired phones, wireless phones, etc .;
7. Products powered by electricity, propane, natural gas or batteries.
1. Find a third-party testing agency to provide services;
2. At least two samples are tested at the testing institution;
3. Provide all product information (Spain);
4. Provide certification application to testing institutions;
5. Provide the name and address of the Mexican distributor or importer.
1. Application form
2. Agency statement
3. Registration documents of local importers or distributors
4. Relevant CB certificates and reports
5. Instructions for use in Spanish (requires quality assurance)
6. Technical documents (wiring diagram, final assembly drawing, parts list) or CB (including Mexican deviation)
8. Company Profile (English)
9. Parts supply guarantee
Packaging label information
1. Name and address of importer or distributor
3. Original domestic information
4.Rated value of product input / output
5. Product name and model
NOM certification cycle
Mexico only recognizes its own NOM safety signs, and the US and Canadian safety signs (such as CUL, ETL, CSA) are not recognized by the government. Products requiring compulsory certification can only enter the Mexican market if they bear the NOM safety mark.
Under normal circumstances, the NOM logo often appears with NYCE or ANCE:
——NOM NYCE: applicable to electronic products, communication products and data processing equipment, but excluding home appliances;
——NOM ANCE: Suitable for home appliances, including household electric instruments, electric hand tools, etc.