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Argentina to Require Approval Certificate for Certain Auto Parts

Argentinean authorities will require the following new automotive parts and safety elements intended for the after-market segment to obtain the approval certificate for automotive parts and safety elements (certificado de homologación de autopartes y elementos de seguridad, or CHAS) in accordance with Resolution 91/2001:

  • structural shock absorbers (McPherson);
  • discharge lamp ballasts;
  • high-visibility safety vests;
  • locks and door retention systems for M1 and N1 vehicles;
  • protection for unauthorised use (steering wheel locks) for M1 and N1 vehicles;
  • child retention systems;
  • airbag replacement systems;
  • master cylinders for brakes;
  • air brake chamber diaphragms;
  • brake wheel cylinders;
  • brake flexibles  and brake pails;
  • trailer and semi-trailer axles; and
  • bumpers for trailed equipment trailers and semi-trailers for cargo vehicles.

Compliance with this requirement will begin 180, 270 or 360 days from 25 January, depending on the product.

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