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Regulatory News dated Q2/2015

  • Type Approval Procedure into force again

    After a four months suspension, ARN-TIC, Guinea Bissau`s Type Approval agency, is now receiving requests and issuing Type Approval certificates. The Type Approval procedure remains unchanged.


  • New Type Approval Requirements

    Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) revised its guidelines in May 2015 as follows:

    • A local company is now required for all type approval applications if the manufacturer does not have a branch in Ghana.
    • Regarding the publication of the type approved devices on NCA website: "The Authority will maintain on its website a list of approved ECE (hereinafter referred to as "Type Approval Register") to be accessed by the general public";
    • A regularly updated list of testing laboratories recognized by the Authority will be available on the Authority's website. The Authority can demand re-testing at a laboratory assigned by the Authority on the applicant's expense,
    • Approved Terminal Equipment must be labeled, bearing the mark 'NCA Approved: XXX-XXXXX-XXX' (Appendix 3 of Guidelines). Electronic Marking is acceptable;
    • NCA shall perform market surveillance to ensure that only type approved ECE is sold in Ghana.

  • No more family approval in Costa Rica

    SUTEL no longer accepts family approval: from now on, each model with a different color, hardware or software will require a separate Type Approval certificate.


  • Implementation of Online Self Labelling Program

    On 2015-02-24 a Self-Labelling Programme (SLP) was launched by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and its appointed Certifying Agency, SIRIM. This will replace the conventional labeling program from 2015-06-15 onwards.

    The SLP certification mark consists of:

    1. logo design
    2. "MCMC" (as word)
    3. Common ID (CID) or certificate Holder ID (HID)

    The SLP allows self-labelling by the certificate holder or manufacturer of their certified products according to related regulations (surface-marking or e-Labelling).



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