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Regulatory News dated Q2/2018

  • AlgeriaAlgeria reassigns regulatory competence to ANF

    On 2018-05-13, the Algerian Republic published an updated Law in the JOURNAL OFFICIEL DE LA REPUBLIQUE ALGERIENNE N°27. This Law n° 18-04 is transferring the regulatory authority power from the Autorité de Régulation (ARTP) to the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANF) for SRD products. The procedure details are still under discussion.

    Thus the ARTP confirmed to IB-Lenhardt that it will remain the competent body for homologating equipments which can be directly or indirectly connected to a public network. Such equipment will still require a Certificate of Conformity.

    Source:

    http://www.arpt.dz/fr/doc/reg/loi/Loi18-04.pdf


  • RussiaRussia Tightens Border Controls

    Russian customs check for a valid EAC certificate but, from 2018-07-01, they can also check back with certitifcation bodies for more data, including test reports. Therefore, it seems prudent to have the test reports available when crossing the border.


  • MongoliaMongolia Introduces Mandatory Type Approval

    Mongolia is introducing mandatory type approval beginning 2018-07-01. However, RF devices are not affected... at least not yet, as CRC (Communications Regulatory Commission) has published a draft for public proposals (mongolian only). It is unknown when and which amendments to the Law on Radio Waves will come into force.

    Links:

    http://www.crc.gov.mn/k/2S4


  • CyprusCyprus implements Directive 2014/53/EU

    The Republic of Cyprus has implemented the Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealling Directive 1999/5/EC.

    Therefore, there is no type approval procedure to be followed, but the radio equipments have to conform to the provisions and requirements of the above mentioned Directive: a RE-D Declaration of Conformity is still mandatory, as in other EU countries.

    Source : http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/DEC/DEC.nsf/DMLred_en/DMLred_en?Opendocument#


  • Ivory CoastARTCI approves 77 GHz automotive Radar (INVALID)

    Apparently, ARTCI now allows the type approval of automotive Radars using 76-77 GHz. Since 77 GHz offers a smaller size, a better resolution and a higher accuracy, many manufacturers use them. Additionally, unlike 24 GHz, it is globally harmonized. Please note that there might still be future changes as the final legislation regarding 77 GHz has not yet been released.


  • BrazilBrazilian Customs on Strike

    Brazilian imports are stalling because fiscal auditors of the Federal Revenue and Customs Offices are on strike. They have been in dispute with the Brazilian government over pays and benefits since November last year. In Santos, the auditors recently voted to extend the strike until 30th of June. Unfortunately that also affects any sample shipping.


  • QatarQatar Released New Class License for SRD

    After a public consultation in late 2017, Qatar's CRA (Communications Regulatory Authority) released its 3rd version of Class License for SRD with two major changes:

    • Applications of radio Communications Equipment (like M2M Applications) have been added;

    • The annex has now a separate section for Wireless Access Systems including Radio Local Area Networks (WAS/RLAN) and listing the frequencies and permitted output power.

    Links:

    http://www.cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-issues-third-version-class-license-accommodate-new-short-range-technologies

    https://tamsys.org/file/unEFqBYBqBpgamBAgkAyaDQ72Vlmh52j7nem2PLQ0OznXq9/Class_License_for_Short_Range_Devices_%28SRD%29-ENG.pdf


  • South AfricaSouth Africa Has New National Frequency Plan

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published on 2018-05-28 its National Frequency Plan 2018, which can be downloaded either at ICASA or IBLAG.


  • Costa RicaCosta Rica Allows Modular Approval

    Addendum to our news from 2018-05-22:

    In the new Resolution RCS-154-2018 issued by Sutel with effect as of 2018-05-03, following two major changes are noticable:

    • Family approval is allowed,
    • Applications for Modular certifications have to contain a datasheet of the end device in which the module will be integrated.

  • Palestine (West Bank)Palestine Changes Validity To 3 Years

    Since the beginning of this year, Palestine has been issuing certificates with a 3-year validity instead of only one. As a reminder, Palestine and Gaza are distinct entities and subject to different type approval procedures.


  • VietnamVietnam releases new circular for SRD

    Vietnam's MIC (Ministry of Information and Communications) issued a new circular 04/2018/TT-BTTTT to replace circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT, followed by the explanation 1551/BTTTT-KHCN. WiFi and Bluetooth are listed as SRD. As previously outlined, devices below 60 mW are exempted.

    Links:

    http://mic.gov.vn/Pages/VanBan/14162/04_2018_TT-BTTTT.html

    http://mic.gov.vn/Pages/VanBan/13841/42_2016_TT-BTTTT.html


  • SingaporeSingapore Introduces New Online System

    Singapore's IMDA introduced a new online portal called CorpPass to centralize online interactions with government agencies. About 50 existing agency portals like TLS (Telecoms Licensing System) are being replaced by CorpPass. In case of TLS, the procedure for type approval itself remains untouched, but please note the change if you have a local representation in Singapore.

    Source


  • YemenMTIT introduces mandatory pledge for manufacturers

    Yemen's MTIT (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology) has introduced more paperwork: From now on, any manufacturer seeking type approval from MTIT must sign a pledge.

    Please find attached the MTIT pledge document.


  • Costa RicaNew Frequency Plan in Costa Rica

    Sutel, the Telecommunication Authority of Costa Rica, released on 2018-05-18 the new Resolution RCS-154-2018.

    This resolution, with retroactive effect from 2018-05-03, repeals the previous Resolution RCS-431-2010 about the Homologation Process of devices operating in „banda libre“. Basically, only WLAN was listed so far, but now, many applications like RFID, SRD and RADARs have been added; the main changes are listed here.


  • NamibiaSome equipment exempted from Type Approval

    On 2018-05-08 a notice was published by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia -CRAN- in the Government Gazette Number 6588, establishing a list of Telecommunications equipments newly exempted from type approval.

    The notice reminds that "from a technical and legal perspective, only communications or networking equipment which interfaces with public network services or wide area network services require type approval", and includes the list of the equipment not subject to type approval anymore.


  • SwazilandSwaziland renamed to eSwatini

    Swaziland has been officially renamed eSwatini on 2018-04-19 by order of the monarch leader King Mswati III: eSwatini stands for "the land of the Swazi people" in Swazi language. IB-Lenhardt AG will internally retain Swaziland until widespread adoption.

    Links:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43821512
    https://sputniknews.com/africa/201804201063739654-swaziland-africa-rename/
    https://www.zimeye.net/2018/04/19/king-mswati-renames-swaziland-eswatini/


  • GeneralRamadan Coming Up

    UAE's Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR) informs about the working hours during the holy month of Ramadan, lasting from 2018-05-17 to 2018-06-14: the office will be open from 9 am to 2 pm.

    In relation to these reduced working times, slight delays are expected in the next few weeks and the Authorities will be closed for about a week for the festivities of Eid Al Fitr.

    Similar customs are to be found in most muslim countries.

    Source


  • Dominican RepublicUnreachable authorities

    It has not been possible to reach the Dominican authorities for the last 3 weeks (21-04), neither by email nor by phone. All messages sent to INDOTEL are currently bouncing back with following error message: "connection timed out".

    INDOTEL website is not available either.


  • Guinea-BissauARN Adds Validity To Certificates

    From early this year, the ARN (Autoridade Rguladora Nacional) is adding the expiry date on its certificates. Even though previous certificates did not specify any validity, they were also limited to 5 years - please be advised to check any certificates from Guinea-Bissau accordingly.


  • JapanJapan Plans to Amend WLAN Regulation

    To provide better WLAN connections Japan plans to amend its regulation. The changes are scheduled for summer 2018 and focuse on the 5 GHz frequency. Effectively it will provide better compatibility with other regions, further details can be found in the draft.


  • RwandaRURA Resumed Type Approval

    RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) has resumed its type approval after suspending last month. Two new requirements have been added to the procedure:

    1. One sample must be provided,
    2. A certifcate from another authority from ITU region 1 must be presented.

  • UkraineUkraine Confirms Current Certificates In the Transitional Period

    As of 2018-04-01, the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment came into force, which was approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated May 24, 2017 No. 355.

    Clause 3 of this Resolution, On Approval of the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment, establishes the following features of the transitional period:

    "To establish that before 2019-04-01 distribution and operation cannot be prohibited or limited due to reasons of non-compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulation approved by this resolution, radio equipment, which

    - was put into circulation before the date of entry into force of this resolution and
    - meets the requirements of the Technical Regulation of Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 24, 2009 No. 679 (Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2009, No. 50, item 1705), Technical Regulation on Electromagnetic Compatibility of Equipment , approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated December 16, 2015 No. 1077 (Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2016, No. 2, Article 72), Technical Regulations of Low Voltage Electric Equipment, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine id 16 December 2015 r. number 1067 (Official Bulletin of Ukraine, 2015 r., number 102, p. 3526). "


  • ChinaReserved Bandwidth for GSM-R in China

    Manufacturers should keep that in mind that in China 885-889 MHz is exclusively reserved for GSM-R uplink (Railway).


  • United StatesFCC updates guidelines for labelling

    The OET has updated its handy guideline for labeling, it can be found in their Knowledge Database.


  • ColombiaColombia Extends Public Consultation For Free Spectrum Until May 11th

    Colombia's ANO (Agencia Nacional del Espectro) has announced last week to conduct a public consultation on the use of free spectrum. Originally it was to last only for a week but fortunately the authority has decided to extend the deadline until 2018-05-11.

    Original Post

    Extension


  • South AfricaIncreased administrative costs in South Africa

    Beginning 2018-04-01, the ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) has increased its administrative fees for Type Approval (Government Gazette dated 2018-04-03).

    https://www.icasa.org.za/


  • BrazilBrazil Postpones New Act 14448 By 3 Months

    Brazilian's ANATEL had drafted new rules in ATO 14448 but has now postponed those by a new act: ANATEL ATO n°2311.

    Thus, the deadline of ATO 14448 is extended from its original date 2018-04-02 by up to 3 months until ANATEL publishes new test rules.


  • IndonesiaIndonesia is planning new WLAN Regulation

    Indonesia's SDPPI is drafting new regulations for WLAN, including a much broader use of 5 GHz. After a public consultation in January 2018 the new allocation stipulated is:

    1. 2400 – 2483,5 MHz
    2. 5150 – 5250 MHz
    3. 5250 – 5350 MHz
    4. 5470 – 5725 MHz
    5. 5725 – 5825 MHz

    Channel bonding is allowed. The base antennas must be fixed and tamperproof. However, only the lowest and highest bands will be allowed for outdoor use. It's not known yet when it comes into effect.

    Source: https://www.kominfo.go.id/content/detail/12414/siaran-pers-no-09hmkominfo012018-tentang-konsultasi-publik-rpm-persyaratan-teknis-alat-dan-perangkat-telekomunikasi-wireless-local-area-network/0/siaran_pers?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook


  • LaosLao New Year

    The Lao Authorities will be closed from 2018-04-14 to 2018-04-16 for the New Year (Songkran).

    Although New Year is officially only a three day public holiday in Laos, the festivities (which includes spilling buckets of water on passersby) usually last longer and this could affect the duration of any current Type Approval procedures.


  • TaiwanNational Holiday

    From 2018-04-04 until 2018-04-06 there are national holidays in Taiwan. Type approval certification delays might occur.



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