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Regulatory News dated Q4/2018

  • Brexit: progress in the negotiations

    Yesterday, the European Parliament issued a press release on the progress of the Brexit negotiations. the European Parliament’s Brexit Coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), spoke on behalf of the Brexit Steering Group: "It is encouraging to see that we are moving towards a fair deal that should ensure an orderly withdrawal, including a backstop guaranteeing that there will be no hardening of the Northern Irish/Irish border and that the Good Friday Agreement will be safeguarded. This deal is a milestone towards a credible and sustainable future relationship between the EU and the UK."

    We will continue to pursue this important topic and inform you of its consequences for Type Approval.

    Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/de/press-room/20181114IPR19055/statement-of-the-brexit-steering-group


  • Key decissions for 5G

    In the future, the fast mobile 5G will be needed for many technical innovations.

    During the 49th Plenary Meeting (from 2018-10-23 to 2018-10-26 in Bordeaux), the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) took some key decisions for the following spectrum issues:

    • Intelligent Transport Systems (IST)
    • Ultra-Wide Band (UUWB)
    • Short Range Devices (SRD)
    • Fixed-satellite Service earth stations.

    For the results of the meeting, please follow the link: https://www.cept.org/ecc/news/result-of-the-49th-ecc-plenary-meeting-in-bordeaux-23-26-october-2018/


  • Mexico modifies General Rules and Criteria on Foreign Trade

    Since 2018-10-24, the certificates of NOM-208-SCFI-2016 (IFT-008-2015) must be presented to the customs.

    However, the Certificates of Conformity and/or Compliance in accordance with the former NOM-121-SCT1-2009, NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 or the Technical Provision IFT-008-2015 may still be used until the end of their validity, according to NOM-208-SCFI-2016.

    This News was published in the Official Gazette for the Federation: https://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5541783&fecha=23/10/2018


  • New Edition for IEC 62368-1:2018

    Recently the Edition 3 of the new European Safety Standard IEC 62368-1 has been published.

    “…This edition constitutes a technical revisions edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

    • addition of requirements for outdoor equipment
    • new requirements for optical radiation
    • addition of requirements for insulating liquids
    • addition of requirements for work cells
    • addition of requirements for wireless power transmitters
    • addition of requirements for fully insulated winding wire (FIW)
    • alternative method for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures
    • alternative requirements for sound pressure…”

    Source www.iec.ch


  • India opens market for 24 GHz Automotive Radar

    Important News for Automotive Radar manufacturer!

    The Indian Authority released on 2018-10-18 in the new Gazatte India following information: type approval is now possible for 24 GHz according to the Harmonized European Standard and EN 302 858.

    Part of the publication:

    "...transport and traffic telematics device means the device that are used in the field of transport, traffic management, navigation, mobility management and in intelligent transport systems for interfaces between different modes of transport, communication between vehicles, between vehicles and fixed locations as well as communication from and to users.."

    Source: The Gazette auf India


  • New procedure for Type approval

    The National Communication Authority (NCA) has published the new Type Approval scheme for Somalia.

    The process can be summarized as follows:

    • No samples will be required
    • NCA accept RE-D (EMC/Radio/Safety) standards
    • Local and International manufacturers can hold the Approval
    • Estimated lead-time to Approval will be 30 calendar days

    Equipment that requires Type Approval by NCA:

    • Terminal Equipment (Mobile handsets, Tablets, PDAs, Telephone sets, IP Phones, Mobile Dongles)
    • Short Range Devices (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC Readers, RFID, etc.)
    • Radio Transceivers (Broadcast Equipment, Satellite Equipment, Base Stations etc.)
    • Network equipment (BSCs, MSCs, PSTN Switches, Media gateways, Servers, Switches, Routers, Modems, PBX, tracking devices, etc.)

  • Public consultation for IoT


  • New Frequency Bands for RFID Devices

    The Official Gazette of the Republic of Paraguay published last 2018-09-03 the Resolution 898/2018 opening the Frequency Band 865-868MHz for RFID Devices in Paraguay.

    The documents clearly inform about the technical specifications to be followed in order to type approve the said devices.

    Source: CONATEL


  • New procedure for Type approval

    IB-Lenhardt AG was informed about updates in the Type Approval procedure concerning among others, sample requirements, familiy approval and billing method of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

    1. Family applications: The NCC now accept applications for models that come in series and or families. In that case, the product should share the same test report.
    2. Samples: One (1) sample should be provided for notebooks, tablets and mobile phones. For any other equipment type, a sample can be requested at any time. Samples won't be returned by the Commission.
    3. Processing time: If the complete documentation is received without errors, then on average it should take four (4) to eight (8) weeks for the applicant to receive a Certificate/Grant, assuming approval is granted and the invoice is paid.
    4. Billing: The billing is subsidized as follows:
      • There is a group price for the whole family/series;
      • In addition to this group price, each device of the family/series is billed at 20% of the group price

  • Regulatory Update

    As annonced in our Regulatory News dated 2018-07-05 concerning the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE), the Indian Department of Telecommunications started implementing TEC mandatory approval on 2018-10-01, as part of a progressive roll out scheme for ‘all types of telecom equipment to be sold in India for being connected or capable of being connected to Indian telecom network’.

    However, the annouced TEC online portal is not released yet. We will inform as soon as applications can be submitted online.


  • New implemented were the frequency bands 866-869 and 915-921 MHz for RFID


  • RED Updated, Standard for ULP Wireless Medical added

    Again the family of harmonized standards grows, per C 326/114 the following standards have been added:

    • EN 302 454 V2.2.1
      Meteorological Aids (Met Aids); Radiosondes to be used in the 1668.4 MHz to 1690 MHz frequency range; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

    • EN 302 617 V2.3.1
      Ground-based UHF radio transmitters, receivers and transceivers for the UHF aeronautical mobile service using amplitude modulation; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

    • EN 303 520 V1.1.1
      Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power (ULP) wireless medical capsule endoscopy devices operating in the band 430 MHz to 440 MHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum


  • ICASA Head Office moving to Pretoria


  • FCC approval

    From November 2018, the FCC will no longer accept approvals based on the old program as the transitional period expires. It is important to mention that approved products do not have to be re-certified.

    The two approval procedures Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and Verification are combined in a new process named sDoC. The process of a full certification (Certification) remains unchanged.


  • Energy Efficiency Labels in EAEU

    The draft of the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) "On the requirements for energy efficiency of energy-consuming devices" was approved by the Commission on July 17, 2018 and the Commission will soon decide on the date when the Technical Regulations will enter into force on the territory of the EAEU countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan).

    More Information on the Eurasian Economic Commission can be found on the official EEC website.



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