Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Brazil - Systems and equipment for water heating using solar energy - Addendum



The following communication, dated 25 March 2015, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Brazil.





This document aims at informing that the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology – INMETRO, issued Ordinance n° 159, 19 March 2015, concerning the improvement of the Conformity Assessment Program for water heating equipment, using solar energy, set by Ordinance n° 352, 6 July 2012, notified under the document G/TBT/N/BRA/461/Add.1, and revised by Ordinance n° 487, 4 November 2014, notification G/TBT/N/BRA/461/Rev.1, in order to establishes more appropriate criteria to assess conformity by micro and small enterprises products, covered by the Compliance Assessment Program for Water Heating Solar Equipment.

The main amendments included are: to reword items 6.1;; 6.2.2;; 6.3, and plus, make some changes in the Technical Specifications schedules (PETs) and in National Energy Conservation Label (ENCEs).

The other provisions contained in the Requirements approved by the Ordinance N° 352/2012 remain unchanged. The full text is available in Portuguese and can be downloaded at: