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Regulatory News dated Q3/2017

  • 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 phones/smartphones, tablets
    • Laptops
    • Keyless entry systems

  • New Label Requirements

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade confirmed the following new labelling format for radio equipment mandatory from 2017-09-01 onwards:


    UA – stands for Ukraine
    TR – provisional symbol of a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) that is assigned to perform conformity assessment to the requirements of technical regulations
    yyy - CAB ID number


  • 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 401-406 MHz band: 18.260 μV/m @ 3m
    • Maximum output power of 433.075-434.775 MHz band: 366000 μV/m @ 3m
    • Addition of UWB bands 3100-10600 MHz
    • Modification of limits of 22 GHz bands: 22000-26650 MHz

    Following devices may possibly be affected:

    • Alarms and motion detectors
    • Closed-Circuit Televisions
    • Industrial Control Devices
    • Access Controls
    • Wireless Audio Devices
    • RFID
    • Transportation Telematics Equipment
    • Telemetry Systems

  • 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 processed under the former procedure.


  • 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 validity period of 10 years for Type Approval certificates
    • An original DoC may be required for approval

  • 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 SUBTEL if it causes interference issues.


  • 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 devices don't even need such:

    1. Battery- or computer-powered devices
    2. Devices approved per Serbian NB
    3. Machinery falling under other safety rules

    Source: http://tehnis.privreda.gov.rs/sr/dokumenti.html


  • 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 applicable for vehicular cell phone chargers as of 2018-01-06 (ANATEL Act no. 493), no date has yet been set for wireless chargers.

    Moreover, in-country testing will be required, including both the chargers and the cell phone they are intended to be used with.


  • 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 Approval
    • WLAN client services (printers, laptops, computers, etc.) no longer require homologation but WLAN master/infrastructure devices still do.


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