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SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has gained accreditation to provide energy efficiency product certification to two countries in Latin America: Ecuador and Costa Rica.

SGS Brazil will undertake the certification process which in Ecuador covers the scope for air conditioners and in Costa Rica covers refrigerators and freezers.

This accreditation enables manufacturers and suppliers in the region to ensure that their products meet the energy efficiency requirements within the technical regulations and standards set by the relevant regulatory authorities. Only products manufactured in accordance with applicable regulations, which include energy performance, consumer safety and protection of the environment, can be imported and marketed in the respective countries.

On completion of testing, which can include laboratory testing, physical inspection and factory audits, SGS will issue a Certificate of Conformity for products which comply with the regulations.

Certification in Ecuador – RTE INEN 072:2012

According to Ecuadorian technical regulations (INEN), the certification will apply to air conditioners without duct that are manufactured, imported and marketed in Ecuador, as shown below:

  • Window Air Conditioning, with a cooling capacity of up to 7032W (24000 BTU/h)
  • Split air conditioning, with a cooling capacity of up to 7032W (24000 BTU/h)

Certification in Costa Rica - RTCR 482 2015

In Costa Rica, certification will apply to refrigerators and freezers as specified below:

  • Refrigerators up to 1104 liters (39 ft³)
  • Freezers, standalone, of up to 850 liters (30 ft³) operated with an airtight compressor

SGS in Brazil

Recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS has been in Brazil since 1938. Its employees, in major cities and ports around the country, work to generate trust among people, organizations, institutions and governments and offer a portfolio of solutions nationwide.

For further information on these services, please contact:

Luiz Ferri
Consumer and Retail
SGS Brazil



About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.