Important Changes to INMETRO Certification Services
Two systems of certification are available in INMETRO Ordinance 563/2016, Certification Model 5 (Initial assessment consisting of tests on samples taken from the manufacturer, including auditing the Quality Management System - QMS, followed by a periodic maintenance assessment by collecting sample of the product in the Market, for the activities of conformity assessment and QMS audit) and the Certification Model 7, now called 1b (Batch test) where an important change was introduced: the selection and the seal of the samples must take place in the national territory (Brazil). Counterproof and witness samples do not apply in this case. This means that samples collection at the origin can no longer be performed for batch certification.
|Model 5||Model 1B|
|Quality Management System Certification associate with product testing||Batch Certification|
|Importers shall make application to Brazil local certification bodies, then the CB will co-ordinate with SGS for the necessary auditing, sampling and testing. SGS will perform the tasks accordingly and send all reports with calculations to CB, CB will issue the Certificate of Compliance to the importer along with all relevant documents including the test reports.|
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