List of Devices Exempt from Type Approval

, 2017-01-22

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, firewalls, servers, storage devices)
  • Smart watches with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi functionality only (without SIM or tracking features)
  • 13.56 MHz RFID/Bluetooth/NFC devices
  • GPS-only devices

These devices require neither type approval nor a non-objection letter (NOC) from PTA, and may be directly imported as per customs procedures.