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Mexico — UL's Expanded Capabilities

UL’s facility in Mexico became the first certification organization (CO) to carry out the energy efficiency testing outside Mexico in under the UL Data Acceptance Program (DAP).

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January 22, 2021

Written by: Daniela Tejeda – Regulatory Program Expert

In order to comply with the mandatory NOM Energy Efficiency standards in Mexico, testing must be conducted in local laboratories. However, on Aug. 21, 2020, UL’s facility in Mexico became the first certification organization (CO) with approval from DGN and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) to carry out the energy efficiency testing outside Mexico in UL’s laboratories or manufacturers laboratories under the UL Data Acceptance Program (DAP).

The standards and products covered are described below:

Standard

Products

NOM-005-ENER-2016

Household washing machines

NOM-014-ENER-2004

Monophasic motors

NOM-015-ENER-2012

Household refrigerators, freezers and refrigerators-freezers

 

Note: Only for products with less than 400 L

NOM-022-ENER/SCFI-2014

Commercial refrigerators and freezers

NOM-032-ENER-2013

Microwave ovens

Electric/electronic devices with standby mode

NOM-017-ENER/SCFI-2012 Fluorescent Lamps
NOM-030-ENER-2016 LED Lamps

Manufacturers and importers having products under the above-mentioned NOM standards can carry out energy efficiency testing outside Mexico in UL’s laboratories and/or manufacturers laboratories under the UL Data Acceptance Program (DAP).

UL’s facility in Mexico keeps up to date with local regulations in order to support manufacturers and importers to be up to date with new regulations. Following this commitment, UL’s facility in Mexico received the accreditation for:

Standard

Scope

NMX-J-521/2-75-ANCE-2018

This standard deals with the safety of electric commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines for preparation or delivery of food, drinks and consumer products, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

NOM-001-SCFI-2018

(NMX-I-60335-2-25-NYCE-2015)

Microwave ovens

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