Worldwide Homologation
Type Approval Specialists

Regulatory News dated Q2/2013

  • QatarNew Type Approval Regulations in Force

    ictQatar released rules for type approval in 2011, now they are being fully enforced - there are two possible approaches :

    1. Simplified: The product must be already approved by another GCC-Country or a CAB from ITU-Region 1 (e.g. CE);
    2. Standard: Any other procedure where the simplified approach is not applicable.

    In both cases, the validity is infinite.


  • PhilippinesModular Approval Rule Update

    Philippine’s NTC declares Modular Approval cannot cover its host product.

    Even though NTC is still issuing Type Approval Certificates for modules, all NTC regional offices are instructed only to issue import permits for host products with a valid certification, a certification of its embedded modules being not sufficient.


  • Korea SouthType Approval Changes

    Recently, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) had a name change and is now known as the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP). This change occurred as a result of Korea's National Government Organization Act (Law No. 11690, 2013. 3. 23). Per announcement NRRA Public Notice 2013-5 on Conformity Assessment, product Type Approval labeling identification code has changed from "KCC" to "MSIP"

    The Korean Type Approval label is made up of the Conformity Assessment mark (KC mark/logo), which remains unchanged and the Conformity Assessment Number, which is made up of four key parts:

    1. The identification code (now MSIP), followed by
    2. Indication of Basic Certification Information (e.g. CRM or REM etc), followed by
    3. Applicant code (identifying the applicant) and
    4. Product code (14 characters provided by the applicant to identify the product).

    Products approved from July 1, 2013 should use the new labeling format. There is a three month grandfathering period whereby newly approved products can use the KCC identification code (to accommodate any manufacturers who have pre-made labels). After September 2, 12013, labels should transition to use the MSIP identification code. There is no requirement for manufacturers to change product labels for those products approved prior to July 1, 2103.

    Additionally, NRRA Public Notice 2013-5 allows manufacturers to make small changes to certain components (resistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes (including LEDs) without the need to update their MSIP Type Approval, provided:

    1. Type Approval was obtained based on EMC testing only.
    2. Electrical circuit (schematic and layout) remains identical.
    3. Changes to component does not increase the power capacity (wattage) of the circuit.

  • MalaysiaChange in Module Rule

    Malaysia's Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) announced that Modular Approval will no longer be accepted for modules installed in Tablet computers.

    This change does neither affect Notebook computers nor the RF radios.


  • Malaysia5470-5650 MHz Opened for SRD

    Malaysia has opened the band 5470-5650 MHz (comparable to U-NII-2C) for use by Short Ranges Devices.

    However, notebooks cannot rely on modular approval anymore - now, each notebook needs its own hostbased approval, even if its modules are approved already.



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