In order to ensure that telecommunication products used in the country meet quality and security minimum standards, current regulation in Brazil requires that telecommunication products must be previously certified and homologated (type approved) to be used in the Brazilian territory. To know the certification and approval processes for telecommunication products, please access FAQ.
Telecommunication equipments to be used in applications with authorization of temporary spectrum use are exempt from certification and homologation while the temporary use authorization is valid.
Check out more details about Temporary Use of Spectrum in Brazil.
We emphasize that, while not requiring certification, the RF equipment with license for temporary use of frequencies may be subjected to procedures of Testing and Tagging (T&T) in events with great demand for radiofrequencies. The procedure for T&T aims to minimize the risk of interference and will be applied in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Radiofrequency non-transmitting equipment (RF)
Radiofrequency non-transmitting equipment (RF) intended for the transmission of international events are excused from approval by Anatel. Such waive will be applied only to foreign media companies, and foreign broadcasters, accredited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or RIO 2016 to operate during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The telecommunication equipment excused from approval shall be registered in accordance with the Special Customs Regime of Temporary Admission of the Secretariat of the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service.
For further details please access Act Nr. 106, of january 9th, 2014.
Short Range Devices (Low Power)
Short range devices (e.g. Wi-Fi routers) shall be certified by Anatel. In that sense, it is suggested that such kind of equipment be acquired in Brazil.
If there is no authorization of temporary spectrum use, restricted radiation equipments, which, in principle, may be used with exemption of license for station operation and independent of granting temporary use of spectrum, must be certified and homologated by Anatel.
On the other hand, portable telecommunications equipment that can be classified as component parts of personal systems such as mobile phone, notebooks and tablets, may be used throughout the time that the holder of the product is legally authorized to remain in the country.
It should be remarked that, for all circumstances, it is not allowed to commercialize telecommunication equipments without due certification and homologation by Anatel.
Temporary admission of foreign goods, including telecom equipment
Regarding procedures related to "temporary admission of foreign goods", including telecom equipment, it is important to bear in mind that according to the current legal framework it is not part of Anatel´s legal competencies to deal with this nature of procedures. It is recommended to seek further information with Receita Federal do Brasil (the Secretariat of the Federal Revenue of Brazil).
See also: the Customs Guide published on Brasil 2016 - Official federal government portal about the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.