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Regulatory News dated Q3/2018

  • New Safety Mark

    Singapore has amended its consumer protection regulations (CPSR): Beginning 2019-04-02, all new controlled goods must comply and bear the new safety mark, whereas older devices from registered suppliers have a grace period of 3 years until 2022-04-02.

    Enterprise Singapore has published further informations on its page for CPSR, including a comprehensive booklet (CPS_InfoBooklet.pdf).

    The new safety mark:

    New


  • Jewish New Year 2018

    Due to the Jewish New Year, the MoC in Israel will not work full-time during the period between 2018-09-09 and 2018-10-02. This will lead to some delays for current applications as well as new ones.


  • Major change of Equipment Certification at SDPPI

    SDPPI just released the new regulaion on telecommunication equipment certification "PM Kominfo No 7 Tahun 2018":

    Before the issuing of this regulation, the flow of applications were as follows:

    1) Submission of application documents and receiving testing reference letter from SDPPI
    2) Pretest and official test in SDPPI Laboratory
    3) Evaluation of test results and release of certificate by SDPPI
    4) Certificate issuance

    Below is the new workflow and its changes

    1) Testing in SDPPI-accredited test Laboratory (can be either in-country SDPPI-accepted test lab or foreign SDPPI-accepted test Laboratory) with output of a test report
    2) Submission of test report and application documents to SDPPI for evaluation

    3) Certificate issuance

    Here are the big changes regarding the applicant, who must be Indonesian registered company either:

    • Brand owner that is legally incorporated in Indonesia, or
    • Indonesian business entity that’s designated as an authorized representative or distributor by foreign brand owner

    Previously the submission at SDPPI was done in the SDPPI online system, but since this is being changed now to Online Single Submission (OSS) system of Republic Indonesia, only domestic companies can apply for approval by logging in with the business license number (NIB) and password. SDPPI Online accounts from manufacturers outside Indonesia will be probably disabled for submission of Type Approval applications.

    The new regulation also states that

    • every telecommunication device that is manufactured, assembled, imported, sold or used in Indonesia must be certified
    • after three years (per certification date) the Telecommunications equipment must be re-certified - if it is still being produced and/or imported to be sold and used in Indonesia.

    This means that there will no longer be a renewal process, but instead full new approval needs to be done (including testing), which also means that the certificate number and product label will change.


  • RRA Conformity Rules Changed

    South Korea's National Radio Research Agency RRA has released a new version 2018-13 of the Broadcast and Telecommunication Devices Conformity Assessment Rules with two major changes:

    1. Other applicants can apply for R-certificates of an approved product, if authorized by the original licensee.
    2. The nomenclature of the R-number changes: The new format R-CS-ABC-12345678901234 will replace the old format R-CRM-ABC-12345678901234. The 3rd letter will either show "S" if already approved or stay empty for new applications. The fourth letter will be completely abolished (no more CRM, REM, CMM etc.).

    The new regulation came into effect on 2018-07-31. However, previous and pending approvals can still follow the old rule until the end of the transition period, on 2019-06-30. t

    Here is a rough translation from the original document, as follows:

    R-Number 2018
    R - C S - ABC - 1234567891234
    1 2 3 4 5
    Identification of broadcasting communication equipment Identify basic authentication information Identify applicant information Product identification

    Notes:

    1. "R" means the conformity assessment of broadcasting and communication equipment according to the Radio Law.
    2. In this column, 'authentication field identification code' is described as basic authentication information:
      1. C = Certification
      2. R = Registration
      3. I = Interim
    3. "S" shall be stated only in case of conformity certification or conformity registration for the same equipment as a basic authentification information.
    4. In column 4, the applicant identification code given by the Director in accordance with Article 5 shall be entered.
    5. Column contains the applicant's "Product Identification Code (English, number, hyphen (-), underbar (_). And the applicant may decide within 14 digits.


  • SUBTEL introduces higher limits for 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    The chilean Authority SUBTEL published on 2018-07-30 the update N°1.517 of the Resolution N°1.985, in order to update the use of Radio Frequencies and especially the output power limits in Chile.

    The noteworthiest modifications are in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (WiFi + BT) bands, the new limits are:

    • 2400 MHz to 2483,5 MHz = 1 W
    • 5.250 MHz to 5.350 MHz = 1 W
    • 5.470 MHz to 5.725 MHz = 1 W
    • 5.725 MHz to 5.850 MHz = 1 W
    • 5.150 MHz to 5.250 MHz = 200 mW

    Also, RFID equipment will be able to operate in the band 915 to 928 MHz with a maximum radiated power of up to 500 mW.

    Original Source: www.diariooficial.interior.gob.cl


  • Summer Holidays ended in Mexico

    Mexico's IFETEL was closed due to holidays from 16th to 31st, as announced in Diario Oficial de la Federación. It is therefore prudent to expect a backlog and possible resulting delays. The next major holidays are expected in winter (2018-12-17 to 2019-01-03).


  • ARPT turns into ARPCE


  • British Virgin Islands has new Framework

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of British Virgin Islands has recently released a new Spectrum Management Framework, a very interesting one as the BVI is the rare case where American and European allocations compete for spectrum.

    As a consequence, TRC also revised the National Frequency Allocation Table (BVI NFAT 2018).


  • EN 62368-1 postponed until 2020


  • Brazil postpones EMC tests again by two months

    As previously reported, Anatel had already delayed the publication of new EMC test procedures which are required by act N° 14448. This delay was recently prolonged once again, as Act N° 4735 states "until the Agency has completed studies for [...] standardized testing [...] or for two (2) months, whichever occurs first."

    Thus, the deadline may extend up to 2018-09-01.


  • New MOC application procedure for Type Approvals

    We have been recently informed that the Israeli Ministry of Communications switched the application process for Type Approval to an online procedure. According to our information, the Ministry does not accept applications by Email or Fax any more.

    Before applying, each applicant needs a smart card to access this secure system. Some of the importers, IB-Lenhardt AG works together with, are currently applying for this smart card at the Israeli Authority.

    Delays are therefore to be expected. Additionally, the new procedure will have to mature before being efficient in time.

    Consequently, we kindly ask our clients to bear with us if delays occur during running applications.


  • Australia Consults the Public About Telco Standards and Labelling

    Australia's ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) is conducting a public consultation on its standards of telecommunication devices and labelling thereof.

    Background information and draft versions of the proposed

    • Customer Equipment Safety Standard
    • Mobile Equipment Standard
    • Labelling Notice

    can be found at Remaking telco standards and changes to the labelling notice. The consultation is ending on 2018-09-02.


  • Mandatory testing and certification by TEC

    TEC, India's Telecommunication Engineering Centre, will be responsible for the approval of any telecommunication equipment - they have released the final document Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE). Beginning October 2018, such certification will have to be done prior to importation and will be nominally limited to 5 years. Devices for the phone network will follow the Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS), whereas packet switching devices will be subject to the General Certification Scheme (GCS).

    On their website, TEC also offer further help like FAQ and technical requirements:


  • Language Requirements for RED

    The Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) states that "detailed information shall be provided in the instructions in a language easily understood by end-users as determined by the Member State". The EU consisting of 28 countries and having 24 official languages (and many more minor ones), a clarification is provided in the "National language requirements of the national implementation of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED; 2014/53/EU)".


    Links:

    https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/electrical-engineering/red-directive_en

    https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/documents/28361?locale=en


  • UAE has Public Consultation on SRD and UWB



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