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SGS Achieves ONAC Accreditation to Certify E&E Products for El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panamá

Electrical & ElectronicsSeptember 01, 2020

SGS in Colombia has been accredited by Colombia's National Accreditation Body, ONAC, to certify air conditioners and refrigeration systems against the Energy Efficiency Regulations applicable to products destined for El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panamá.

This accreditation enables SGS to support electrical and electronic (E&E) manufacturers and retailers seeking to expand into Latin American markets – ensuring their products meet energy efficiency requirements and helping break down barriers to trade.

Jhon Cediel, Technical Supervisor, SGS in Colombia said: "We are proud to have gained this new accreditation. We look forward to working with manufacturers and brands to help ensure their products comply with these regulations and to support the wider industry in reducing its impact on the natural environment."

The scope of the accreditation includes:

Air ConditionersRTS 23.01.03:15
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El Salvador
DGNTI – COPANIT – 101:2017
DGNTI – COPANIT – 102:2017
DGNTI – COPANIT – 103:2017
DGNTI – COPANIT – 104:2017
Domestic RefrigeratorsRTS 97.01.01:15El Savador
DGNTI – COPANIT – 105:2017
RTCR 482: 2015
Costa Rica
Commercial RefrigeratorsRTS 97.02.01:15El Salvador

Note: Accreditation issued by the Colombian Accreditation Body (ONAC). Accreditation No. 10-CPR-009.

ONAC accreditation also enables SGS to provide compatible testing services for air conditioners and refrigeration products from its ILAC laboratories in China.

Jhon Cediel added: "At SGS, we believe that our certification solution opens the door for our clients' products to be sold in different markets. The constant development of new and existing regulations challenges us to provide better and faster services every day."

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For further information on our range of services, please contact:

Camilo Ramírez
Certification Director
SGS Colombia S.A.S.
t: +57 321205 5510

Jhon Cediel
Technical Supervisor for E&E
SGS Colombia S.A.S.
t: +57 315726 0484

Cesar Melendez
Technical Supervisor for E&E
SGS Colombia S.A.S.
t: +57 315244 0665

Rachel Nissley
Global Marketing Manager - Consumer Goods & Retail
t: +770 570 1849

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