Mexico mandates compliance certification for all electrical/electronic imports

Mexico has eliminated exceptions to its Normas Oficiales Mexicanas (NOMs), or official standards, effective June 3. The country now requires that 2,000+ product categories of imported electrical and electronic goods, including commercial foodservice equipment, be certified as safe for end users and the environment before being imported into the country. This certification requires testing by a laboratory like Intertek or UL. Depending on the product category, NOM certificates are valid for one, two or three years. Additional information is available on the Intertek and UL websites.