Regulatory News from 2023

Update on Malaysia Renewals
Due to increasing restrictions and requirements, especially on SIRIM QAS's e-ComM platform. Renewals will be offered by us with a 5 year validity. »read more
Yearly annual closure at IB-Lenhardt AG 2023
Due to Holiday season we will close our office from 22 December and return on 2 January 2024. »read more
ACMA consults on EMC regulation
ACMA is currently holding a survey, regarding EMC regulation. The survey will be open until December 20th. »read more
Introduction of Exemption Letters in Botswana
A new regulation introduces exempted equipment categories for Type Approval in Botswana. »read more
SIRIM changes the notification format on the eComM platform
The accreditation agency "SIRIM" changes it's eComM notification format. Notification mails will no longer contain a direct link to certificates. »read more
Increased administrative costs in Indonesia
Beginning November 18th, 2023. Administrative costs for Type Approval in Indonesia will increase. »read more
ICASA plans to appoint Dedicated Certification Bodies
South AfricaSouth Africa2023-10-12
ICASA has held a workshop, discussing future plans of nominating DCB's, as part of the "Equipment Authorization regulations 2022". »read more
Type approval delays are to be expected for South Africa
South AfricaSouth Africa2023-09-27
A majority of ICASA employees have been on strike since Wednesday, September 27, 2023. »read more
Introduction of Electronic CCC Certificates and Marks
On Aug. 10, the CNCA has issued a new regulation about CCC certificates and marks. This new regulation will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. »read more
Vietnam's MIC Announces Regulatory Updates in Circular 10/2023/TT-BTTTT
Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has issued Circular 10/2023/TT-BTTTT, introducing important changes to technical regulations. »read more
ISED RSS-247 Issue 3 Introduction
Canadian ISED has issued RSS-247 Issue 3 for radio & LE-LAN devices in 902-928, 2400-2483.5, 5725-5850, & 5850-5895 MHz bands. »read more
China changes ID Encoding Rules and Certificate Style
MIIT issues new ID Encoding Rules and Certificate Style for Radio Transmission Equipment (Effective 01 December, 2023). »read more
The IMDA updates it's the IMDA TS SRD (August 2,2021)
The IMDA has updated regulation "IMDA TS SRD" (August 2, 2021). This entails updates to the frequency bands of Short-Range-Devices. »read more
Amendment of Appendix 18 of Decree no. 353
Decree No. 1133 updates the existing Appendix 18 of Decree no. 353, extending the deadline for simplified declarations and no label import. »read more
Approval Delays in Vietnam to be expected
An update on testing requirements in Vietnam may result in type approval delays. Test reports for extreme condition testing are required. »read more
UK Government Extends Use of CE Mark Indefinitely for Businesses
United KingdomUnited Kingdom2023-08-09
In a recent announcement, the UK government has declared an indefinite extension of the use of the CE mark for businesses operating in the country. »read more
New regulation updates when TAC or DoC is required
The previous regulation "Circular No. 02/2022/TT-BTTTT" in Vietnam has been replaced this year by the "Circular No. 04/2023/TT-BTTTT". »read more
Extension for RED cybersecurity requirements
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2023-07-27
Confirmation of a transitional extension of 1 year, to adhere to the Delegated Act (2022/30). Requirements to become mandatory by 1 August 2025. »read more
New additional regulations on Type Approval in Laos
The validity of the certificates will be reduced from 3 years to 1 year from 04 August 2023. In addition, some low range devices will no longer require labeling. »read more
FCC Empowers Short-Range Radars in the 60 GHz Band
United StatesUnited States2023-07-24
Approval for Short-Range Radars that operate in the 57-71 GHz band (60 GHz band) is soon possible. Effective Date August 23, 2023. »read more
ISED Seeks Feedback on Technical Requirements
ISED Seeks Feedback on Technical Requirements for Non-Competitive Local Licensed Services in the 3900-3980 MHz Band. »read more
ACMA Seeks Feedback on Expiring Spectrum Licences
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has opened a consultation to gather feedback on a proposed approach for spectrum licences set to expire between June 2028 and October 2032. These licences cover various bands, including 700 MHz, 850 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, and 3.4 GHz. »read more
IMDA public consultation for SRD regulation
IMDA invites for public comments on Draft IMDA TS SRD Issue 1 Revision 3. »read more
Type approval delays possible due to Eid-al-Adha
Expect delays during Eid-al-Adha celebrations as agency staff may not be contactable. »read more
Automotive Testing Expo Stuttgart
IB-Lenhardt AG team is here for you at the Automotive Testing Expo Stuttgart. »read more
Public Consultation for technical requirements for WLAN
New technical requirements and testing methods for WLAN devices using IEEE 802.11be. »read more
South Africa released Government Gazette number 48643
South AfricaSouth Africa2023-05-24
South Africa released Government Gazette number 48643, with updates for 6 GHz band and 122 -246 GHz Non Specific SRD. »read more
NICTA released Type Approval Rule 2022ICT Equipment Type Approval Rule 2022 was released by the NICTA in Papua New Guinea during February. »read more
IMDA allocates spectrum in 6GHz band for Wi-Fi
IMDA allocates additional spectrum for Wi-Fi use in the lower segment of 6 GHz band (5925 - 6425 MHz). »read more
Change to the technical specifications for wired charging
EU (RE-D)EU (RE-D)2023-05-03
EU Commission public consultation aiming to modify the reference to the technical specifications on the charging »read more
OFCA released TAC 012
Hong KongHong Kong2023-04-27
OFCA in Hong Kong released the 'Type Acceptance Criteria for 5G New Radio Repeater Equipment Operating Below 6 GHz' in March »read more
Operating Parameters for Wireless LAN (WiFi) Services
Cayman IslandsCayman Islands2023-04-20
Utility Regulation and Competition Office from the OfReg in Cayman Islands published the Operating Parameters for Wireless LAN (WiFi) Services. »read more
Singapore IMDA invites for public comments for Draft TS SRD
Draft Technical Specification for Short Range Devices (Draft IMDA TS SRD Issue 1 Rev. 3) released for public comment. »read more
TR RED UA set out requirement for instructions in Ukrainian
According to TR RED UA, manufacturers should ensure that radio equipment is accompanied by instructions in Ukrainian language. »read more
Further Products in the Scope of CCC
CCC certification will be required for 3 additional product categories beginning August 1, 2023. »read more
WiFi 6E Approval Information
IFT determines 5925 MHz to 6425 MHz as designated for free use. »read more
New Guidelines for Type Approval in Botswana
BOCRA released the 2023 Type Approval Guidelines end February. »read more
FCC Improves Public Safety Communications in 4.9 GHz Band
United StatesUnited States2023-03-13
The FCC has adopted rules that improve public safety communications in the 4.9 GHz band, while allowing secondary, non-public safety use under a new leasing model. »read more
DRAFT ISED RSS-247 Issue 3 consultation
Canadian ISED seeks comments on RSS-247 Issue 3, incl. SMSE 012-22, for radio & LE-LAN devices in 902-928, 2400-2483.5, 5725-5850, & 5850-5895 MHz bands. Comments due May 3, 2023. »read more
ANATEL asking for feedback on Public Consultation No. 4
ANATEL seeking feedback on the "Update Requirements for FM Sound Broadcast Transmitter" before 2023-03-31. »read more
IFT classified WiFi 6E band as free spectrum
IFT classified the WiFi 6E band as free spectrum on 2023-02-16 for 5925-6425 MHz. »read more
MIIT released regulation effective from 2023-07-01
MIIT (China) released the latest Regulations on the Administration of Radio Transmission Equipment to come into effect on 1st July. »read more
IBL-Lab as Designated Body for ECE-R-10 Type Approval
Since February, IBL-Lab GmbH is designated as technical service for the KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) Type Approval and is therefore authorized to perform EMC tests according to ECE-R-10. »read more
MIC Vietnam publishes draft updated circular
The Ministry of Information and Communications has published a draft circular to replace Circular 02/2022/TT-TT-BTTTT. »read more
Public Consultation on 6 GHz allocation
IMDA opened public consultation for comments from stakeholders regarding the 6 GHz band. »read more
British Virgin Island: final round of Public ConsultationTRC opened final round on Regulatory Framework for Equipment Type Approval, comments to be sent until 24 Feb 2023. »read more
Wi-Fi 6E: The new WLAN standard 802.11ax
The new IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6/6E) enhancement, which operates in the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz frequency bands, is designed to improve WLAN system efficiency. »read more
Public consultation for 5GTATT has opened a public consultation on the Framework for Fifth Generation (5G). »read more
Vietnam: new EMC standard QCVN 18:2022/BTTTT
In Vietnam the new EMC standard QCVN 18:2022/BTTTT will take effect from July 01, 2023. »read more
ISED Consultation for SRSP-517 and RSS-199
ISED have opened a consultation on technical standards SRSP-517 and RSS-199, asking for comments until 29 March 2023. »read more
Lunar New Year festivities causing slight delays
Delays in all public sectors due to the New Year festivities in numerous Asian countries. »read more
QI2: The new standard for wireless charging
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced in January 2023 that it will introduce the new Qi2 standard this year. »read more
CST Saudi Arabia maintenance of online platform
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia2023-01-17
CST Saudi Arabia online platform OTP Password confirmation via registered mobile phone now active. »read more
ARCEP Togo published decision on conditions for SRD
The regulator ARCEP in Togo published Decision N° 226/ARCEP/DG/22 regulating the conditions and categories for Short Range Devices. »read more
Draft regulation for 900 MHz RFID and for UWB released
The MIIT released draft regulation for the 900 MHz RFID band and for UWB equipment on 4 January 2023. Stakeholders to comment until 6 February. »read more
TDRA released new Compliance Label formatTDRA in UAE introduced new Type Approval Mark taking effect on 1 January 2023 »read more