For electrical products
With an IMQ company directly operative in Argentina (Icube, a partnership between IMQ IRAM-ITS) and a bilateral agreement with IRAM, Argentina’s Standardization and Certification Body, IMQ can offer considerable benefits for companies interested in exporting electrical material, domestic and electronic appliances to Argentina.
To obtain the IRAM mark (mandatory pursuant to Ruling no. 92 of 1998), IMQ conducts preliminary site inspections and type tests (according to IEC standards and any departures indicated in Argentine regulations, which only concern a handful of products), as well as subsequent surveillance audits. If products already have IMQ certification, the procedure is far simpler. In this case, site inspections and product tests are not repeated (unless deviations in Argentine regulations apply) and IMQ sends a copy of the relative declaration of conformity (DAT) to the Argentine body.
This body then sends IMQ official approval so that the product may display the IRAM mark and consequently be placed on the market in Argentina based on ruling no. 92 of 1998.
For gas products
IMQ and IGA and IRAM, Argentine certification bodies, have stipulated a mutual recognition agreement for test results and factory inspections. Based on this agreement, certification which is mandatory in Argentina in accordance with Rulings no. 676 of 1999 and 138 of 1995 may be obtained through IMQ.