Regulatory News from 2017

Type Approval Changes Expected
According to still unofficial information, Rwandan authority RURA will implement new type approval regulations within the next few months. Increased Type Approval fees and new samples regime for the following devices are expected: Handheld equipment, cell... »read more
New Label Requirements
Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade confirmed a new labelling format for radio equipment mandatory from 2017-09-01 onwards. »read more
New Standard for Low Power Devices in force
The Argentinian Authority for Telecommunication ENACOM released the new Q2-60-14v17.1 Standard for Low Power Devices (resolution 6639-E/2017). This current version replaces version 16.1. The latest resolutions and changes are following: Maximum output power of... »read more
New Cayman Island Type Approval Procedure
OfReg (Utility Regulation and Competition Office) introduces changes with immediate effect in the radio Type Approval Procedure: the application must be submitted online and Type Approval fees have been added.. All applications submitted prior to 2017-08-15 are being... »read more
Resumption of Type Approval Process
Following a three year hiatus, Niger regulator ARTP has resumed Type Approval processing. The major changes from prior regulations and proceedings are: Samples are required for 2G, 3G, 4G and personal computers Type Approval certificates replace approval letters New... »read more
No modular approval in force
The Chilean Telecommunication Authority SUBTEL recently informed that Modular Type Approval is not in force anymore. However, existing Type Approval certificates for modular devices still remain valid. A previously approved module in Chile might be subject to investigation by... »read more
New EMC and LVD Rules
The Ministry of Economy published new rules on EMC and safety in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No. 25/16. Although it does not affect existing approvals, please note the following changes: CoC for EMC and LVD will become valid for 5 years, and some... »read more
New Requirements for Cell Phone Chargers
Brazil’s regulator ANATEL issued new requirements for cell phone chargers, especially for vehicle and wireless chargers intended to be used with cell phones. These chargers will be listed as Category I products (1 year validity). Whereas the regulation is... »read more
New Type Approval Process
ARCOTEL, the Ecuadorian Regulator has informed that the Letter of No Action (LoNA) for products not subject to homologation is now voluntary: Devices with an output power less than 50mW and not considered part of a restricted category are still exempt from Type... »read more
New Regulation for Low Power Devices
ENACOM released the updating regulation No. 5186-E/2017 for low power devices, including following changes: an update of the output power for some frequency bands such as 401-402 MHz, 402-405 MHz. 405-406 MHz and 433.075-434.775 MHz; the addition of the... »read more
Type Approval Procedures
The Autorité Nationale de Regulation des Telecommunications (ARTP), Niger’s Regulatory Authority, published new information regarding their Standard vs Simplified Procedure for Type Approvals: The Simplified procedure is only possible in case a... »read more
Updates to SRD Requirements
NTC of Philippines published in Memorandum Circular No. 03-06-2017 some changes:   Frequency Band   Type of SRD MC No. 03-05-2007 MC No. 03-06-2017 Maximum Field Strength / RF Output Power Non-specific Short Range Devicies, Telemetry, Telecommand, Alarms, Data in... »read more
Simplified Approval Procedure for Bluetooth Devices
Taiwan’s National Communication Commission (NCC) officially announced that a simplified Declaration of Conformity (DoC) scheme will be adopted effective July 1, 2017 to regulate the following list of Bluetooth Devices: Bluetooth Mouse Bluetooth Keyboard Bluetooth... »read more
Test Report Requirements for 2G and 3G Devices
MIC, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications, announced that as of 2017-06-01 local test reports for 2G and/or 3G devices will no longer be accepted for Type Approval. Applications for these products must have test reports (for the 2G/3G portion) issued by a... »read more
Addition to List of Devices Exempt from Type Approval
Pakistan’s Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended its list of devices which are exempt from Type Approval in Pakistan, adding Wi-Fi Access Points Operating in ISM Band (2.4-2.5 GHz, 5725-5.875 GHz) and conforming to PTA ISM Band Regulation SRO 287(I)/2016. This list... »read more
Type Approval Reinstatement
It has come to our attention on 2017-05-17 that Djibouti's Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, chargé des Postes et des Télécommunications (MCPT) has resumed Type Approval procedures. The MCPT had placed all Type Approval... »read more
Removal of RF Type Approval Requirements for Simple Radio Products
A Free Import Regulation letter from the Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC), dated 2017-01-21, informs that they will no longer issue Type Approval certificates for simple wireless devices. Following equipments will be exempt from Type... »read more
Possibility of Paperwork-Only Type Approval Process
The Indonesian authority, Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika (SDPPI), communicated that they were considering a new policy allowing paperwork-only for Indonesia’s Type Approval procedures. The new policy could run in parallel to the... »read more
List of Devices Exempt from Type Approval
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently released a list including following devices exempt from Type Approval: Laptops/Desktops/Personal Computer (PC) Tablet PC with Wi-Fi-only functionality (non-SIM based devices) Networking Equipment (switches,... »read more
In-Country Branch Office Requirement
India tightens its regulations on foreign applicants, requiring: - a liaison office or branch office located within the country and meeting all liabilities and obligations according to the BIS Act of 1986 and the Rules and Regulation for the purpose of... »read more
Type Approval Guidelines Issued
The Ministry of Information & Communication (MIC) of Tonga released an Official Guideline. Accordingly, all communication equipment with radio or satellite technology require Type Approval by MIC prior to being imported and marketed for use in Tonga. Equipment is... »read more