Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Congo Republic (Brazzaville). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Congo Republic (Brazzaville), our good relationship to ARPCE Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques, as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in Congo Republic trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
User manual translation service when needed
For Congo Republic we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authority / Regulatory Body
L'office National Des Postes Et Des Telecommunications
Validity Period of Certification
Local Representative Required?
In-Country Testing Required?
Average lead time for radio type approval
News for Congo Republic
Press release from ARPCE
We would like to inform you that the Regulator of the Republic of Congo has decided that the Communications terminal equipment electronics will not return to Congo without having been approved by the validation of the ARPCE.
"As part of the application of the regulations on the import and distribution of electronic communications terminal equipment, the ARPCE has initiated a circular on January 14, 2019 which prescribes importers and distributors of equipment operating in this field. A period of one week to comply with the texts in force.
"It has been shown to me that the activity of importing and distributing electronic communications terminal equipment has hitherto been in defiance of the rules imposed in this area by the regulations in force; despite numerous reminders to the order, the last of which was made during the meeting held at the headquarters of the Regulatory Authority, on December 17, 2018, with certain importers and distributors, "said the Director General of the ARPCE, Mr. Yves Castanou who enjoins importers and distributors to report to the headquarters of the ARPCE for delivery, no later than January 21, 2019.
After this period, violators will be exposed to the penalties provided by law. As a reminder, the law n ° 9-2009 of 25 November 2009 regulating the sector of Electronic Communications, in its article 161, requires a certificate of approval prior to the importation of any terminal equipment of Electronic Communications.
The authorization and certification of electronic communications terminal equipment is therefore one of the paramount missions of the ARPCE, which aims to promote consumer rights. ARPCE intends to provide users throughout the country with quality equipment that meets international standards"
Source: Official letter from authority
Samples Now Required for Type Approval
From 2015-01-01 on, Congo's Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE) requires one sample for each Type Approval application. A waiver might be requested in case there is size constraint/restriction in transporting the sample.
The Type C electrical plug (or Europlug) is a two-wire plug that has two round pins. It fits into any socket that accepts 4.0 – 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm centres. They are being replaced by E, F, J, K or N sockets which work perfectly with Type C plugs. Type C plugs are generally limited for use in appliances that require 2.5 amps or less.
The Type E electrical plug has two 4.8 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart and a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. The Type E socket is different to the Type F socket which is standard in other continental European countries, such as Germany. The CEE 7/7 plug was developed to work with sockets E and F and has grounding clips on both sides (to work with Type F sockets) and a female contact (to accept the grounding pin of the type E socket). Type E plugs are rated 16 amps.