During the re-organisation of its approval process for radiocommunication devices, the ANATEL requires EMC testing. This follows the new ANATEL regulation ATO 14448, which makes EMC testing mandatory, according to ANATEL ATO 952 for restricted radiocommunication equipment. The ANATEL Resolution 442 (EMC) has been repealed, the equipments which have already been tested and approved under Resolution 442 will be updated during the next maintenance process.
The new procedure becomes effective for all approvals and renewals on 2018-04-02.
The approvals issued before that date remain valid until their expiring date.
On 2018-03-14, the INCM (National Institute of Communication of Mozambique) published a letter informing the manufacturers, importers and users of electrocommunication and telecommunication equipment that the import, use and commercialization of the following devices are prohibited in the country;
Devices operating in the frequency band 1900MHz- 2100MHz (reserved for cell phones)
Telecommunication equipment used for fraudulent purpose (such as SIM boxes)
Equipment representing a risk for the health or for terrestrial, maritime or aeronautical mobile services
Equipment without a Declaration for Import from the INCM
Equipment not homologated or certified by the INCM
Equipment which didn't undergo a technical evaluation from the INCM. Any not homologated equipment will be confiscated by the INCM.
PakistanNew regulation and application form available online
The Type Approval Technical Standards Regulations released on 2017-12-31 by the PTA (Pakistan Communication Authority) is now available online, as well as the new form for a "Certificate of Compliance to technical standards".
There are still rumours about Iran joining Eurasian Customs Union (EACU) but nothing substantial can be reported. It remains to be seen when such a treaty will manifest and what it would mean for type approval.
The authority in New Caledonia, the ANFR (Agence Nationale des Fréquences - National Agency of Frequencies) has informed that it does not accept any Type Approval applications nor deliver any letter of information any more, since the latter is not compulsory. Nonetheless, the importers still have to request a formal administrative authorisation of importation on the base of the European (RE-D) regulation for radio-electric equipment.
The Argentinian National Institute for Technology Industrial is on strike since the beginning of February due to the declared collective redundancies. This affects the homologation process of radio devices as no radiated test can currently be carried out. A truce is being negotiated but the employees are still not willing to resume work. For further information: press article from iProfesional