REGULATORY NEWS

Brazil Updates Regulations on Radiocommunication Equipment

The Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) published amendments to Resolution 680. The changes are listed in Resolution 705 dated by December 21, 2018 and concerns the following: A new subsection is included in Section 3 of Article 7 - Cable Locating Equipment in the 90 kHz to 110 kHz Radio Frequency Range — providing the technical requirement for its certification. The following table of Annex I establishes radio frequency bands usable by restricted radiocommunication equipment with alternative emission limits The Resolution is effective since the end of December 2018. The full text of the Resolution 680 with the amendments according to the Resolution 705 you can find here. T

Vietnam Sets up New Regulations on License-Free Frequency Bands

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (MIC Vietnam) amended the Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT “Regulations on License-Free Frequency Bands” and replaced it with the Circular 18/2018/TT-BTTTT. The document became effective from February 12, 2019. A few changes are introduced in the Circular 18/2018/TT-BTTTT. 1. The following new terms are specified: SRD — Short-Range Device RFID — Radio Frequency Identification Wireless Audio Device Wireless Video Transmitter (Transceiver) Automotive Radar, Radar Sensor or Road Transport and Traffic Telematics 2. It is specified that SRDs should meet the requirements on the listed operating frequency and technic

Mexico Publishes Draft of Energy Efficiency Requirements for AC Motors

The Energy Secretariat (Secretaria de Energia) of Mexico published a draft version of the mandatory standard PROY-NOM-033-ENER-2018 “Energy Efficiency of Air Cooled AC motors with nominal power greater than or equal to 1W and less than 180W. Limits, test methods, and marking”. The document appeared in the Official Gazette on December 12, 2018. This draft will be effective in 120 calendar days after its publication. According to this standard, all air cooled AC motors within the scope of the standard must be certified. However, if a product was imported to the country before the publication of the standard, it is not required to confirm the compliance of the product to this standard. Accordin

Japan Amends Some Regulations for Ultra-Wideband Wireless Systems

Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications amends regulations for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless systems. According to these amendments, technical requirements for UWB wireless systems for the outside use are established. The key amendments are the following: Technical requirements of UWB radio systems for the outside use Annex 1 - Unwanted Emission Strength(EIRP)data are performed Annex 2 - Secondary Radiated Emission Strength(EIRP) data are performed: It is planned that the amendments will come in force in April 2019. The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access

Indonesia Extends Acception of EMC Test Reports from Non SDPPI-Recognised Labs

Earlier, Indonesian SDPPI announced that EMC test reports issued by Non SDPPI-recognized testing laboratories would be accepted until January 31st, 2019. Recently, SDPPI decided to extend the admission of EMC test reports until February 28, 2019. This situation has occurred as a result of overload of BPPT Lab and open calibration process on BARISTAND Lab. Currently, it is possible to submit EMC test reports from international testing labs that are accredited against ISO 17025 requirements and signed: Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation-Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APLAC-MRA) or International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation-Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC-MRA) and/

New Rules for Licensing and Energy Efficiency Certification of Lamps in Paraguay

On August 13, 2018, the Paraguayan Government published Resolution № 804, which established requirements and procedures as well as conditions required to get the Prior Import Licenses for incandescent and fluorescent lamps. The licenses must also include the mandatory Energy Efficiency Certificate. According to this Resolution, the transition period ended on February 9, 2019. Starting from this date, to get access to the market of Paraguay, importers must: obtain the Prior Import License show compliance with the requirements through a certificate of conformity affix the appropriate energy efficiency label of the imported products For more information about registration and energy efficiency

Japan Updates Regulations for Wireless Devices

Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications amends the regulations for Radio Equipment. It establishes the exposure limit value of incident power density from the radio equipment according to the Draft ICNIRP Guidelines "Guidelines for limiting exposure to time-varying electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (100 kHz TO 300 GHz)". The document enables the use of wireless devices operating over 6 GHz frequency band in direct proximity to the human body. The key amendments are the following: the value of incident power density for the radio equipment operating within 20 cm from the human body is limited according to the table below methods of measuring the incident power den

Canada Updates Technical Requirements for Fixed Line-of-Sight Radio Systems

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has released the SRSP-305.9, Issue 6, which updates technical requirements for Fixed Line‑of-Sight Radio Systems operating in the bandwidth of 5925-6425 MHz. The SRSP replaces SRSP-305.9, Issue 5. This document was issued to add radio frequency channel bandwidths of 60 MHz for the use in specific areas. Thus, the document includes the following key changes: 1. The RF channel bandwidths of 60 MHz are added 2. References to low-, medium- and high-capacity systems, based on SMSE-022-14 (Decisions on Spectrum Utilization Policies and Technical Requirements Related to Backhaul) are removed 3. In Section 4.5, Spectral Efficiency, the infor

India Updates Energy Efficiency Star Labeling for Refrigerators

On December 21, 2018, the Indian Government published Notification № 6243(E) on new star labeling calculation for household frost-free refrigerators. The star level of refrigerators should be determined on the basis of: Star level parameters Constant multiplier (kWh/liter/year) – knf Constant fixed allowance (kWh/Year)- cnf, which should be defined based on the tables of this Notification. Constant fixed allowance depends on: - year of manufacturing - or import - or sale as specified in Notification, Comparative Energy Consumption (CEC), The total adjusted storage volume for household frost-free refrigerators should also be used to determine the star rating band and star rating of the model

WEBINAR: Сomplete Guide to EAEU Market Access for Electrical and Electronic Products

Overview: As a part of the Eurasian Economic Union, member states benefit from free movement of goods, services, capital, and labor as well as coordinated, agreed or common policy in the economic sectors. This means that their systems and policies are harmonized in the field of technical regulation likewise. In this webinar, we will talk about the main challenges electrical and electronic products may encounter when accessing the market of the Eurasian Economic Union. Being familiar with the main rules and procedures can help manufacturers and sellers speed up the conformity assessment procedures and reduce time-to-market. At the end of the webinar, you’ll have a clear picture of the market

Canada Updates Interference-Causing Equipment Standard for Lighting Equipment

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the Interference-Causing Equipment Standard ICES-005, Issue 5. The document was published in December 2018 and established additional requirements for Lighting Equipment. The main changes that occur in Issue 5: Types of lighting equipment are clarified Some examples are added to Section 1 Requirements that are specified in ICES-Gen — General Requirements for Compliance of Interference-Causing Equipment — are removed from the ICES-005 However, the reference to the ICES-Gen is included in Section 4 with regards to the requirement in ICES-Gen that are not in contradictions with requirements of the ICES-005 standard. Please

Brazil Establishes SAR Requirements for Portable Devices

The Board of Directors of Anatel approved the Regulation on the Evaluation of Human Exposure to Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields Associated with the use of Radio Communication devices. One of the essential notes that have been adopted is the mandatory indication of the limits and maximum SAR value for cellular devices. SAR is an acronym that means "specific absorption rate". It determines how much energy emitted by a device is absorbed by a human body. The higher the level of absorption, the more dangerous the use of the appliance. Thus, cellular devices that are going to be sold in Brazil should have a warning note that the product "meets the SAR limit of 2.0 W / kg established

Panama Extends Compliance Deadlines for AC Equipment, Refrigerators, Freezers, and Motors

On December 26, 2018, the Panamanian Ministry of Commerce and Industry approved Resolution № 151. The document extends compliance deadlines of Technical Regulations on Energy Efficiency and Labeling for the following types of products: air conditioners of the following types: inverter, split, window, and central refrigerators freezers three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors It should be considered that the requirements for the minimum energy efficiency levels and labeling for the above-mentioned products imported to Panama will come into force from June 30, 2019. Starting from December 30, 2019, the products that are not compliant with the foregoing requirements will be prohibited for sal

Korea Issues New Standard for Vehicle Wireless Devices

A new Standard KN 301 489-51 on Radio Equipment for Vehicles and Electric and Electronic Components has recently adopted in South Korea. The document establishes electromagnetic compatibility requirements for the above-mentioned equipment. The standard applies to the following equipment and systems: automobile and ground-based surveillance radars (using 24,25 GHz–24,65 GHz, 76 GHz–77 GHz and 34.275 GHz–34.875 GHz) communication systems, base stations (V2X) (Intelligent Transportation Systems 5.855 GHz–5.925 GHz, object detection sensors 24.05 GHz–24.25 GHz for wireless devices) information infrastructure radars for traffic monitoring other analogous equipment It is necessary to mention that

Vietnam Sets up New Spectrum Allocation for Fixed and Land Mobile Radio Devices

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has published Circular 17/2018/TT-BTTTT. It establishes spectrum allocation for fixed and land mobile radio devices using frequency from 30 MHz up to 30000 MHz. This Circular is aimed to re-allocate Vietnamese spectrum and eliminate radio disturbances. Circular 17/2018/TT-BTTTT is replacing Circular 13/2013/TT-BTTTT and becomes effective since January 28, 2019. This Circular contains annexes with radio-frequency channel arrangements for fixed wireless systems operating in different bands according to the ITU Recommendations. It considers the requirements of the following recommendations: ITU ITU-R F.1098

Federal Communications Commission Reminds About Existing Rules for LED Lighting Equipment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) draws special attention of LED lights manufacturers to the mandatory requirements existing for this type of products. FCC has recently published a letter where it reminds the manufacturers and marketers of the LED lighting equipment that these products must be tested and complied with RF limits according to the relevant FCC standards before placing on the market of USA. In addition, the suppliers should remember that the products must be labeled and identified accordingly. Based on the inspection carried out by the Enforcement Bureau, 21 companies manufacturing and distributing LED lights were found noncompliant with the existing FCC rules. Some of

Pakistan Approves List of Equipment Exempted from Type Approval Process

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has approved amendments of Type Approval Regulations at the end of 2018. According to this document, the list of the devices that are excluded from the type approval process is valid and may be revised from time to time. Currently, the following devices are in the exemption list: Networking equipment Laptops/Desktops/PCs (nonSIM-based devices) Tablet PCs with Wi-Fi only (nonSIM-based devices) GPS only devices Smart watches with BT/Wi-Fi only (without SIM or tracking features) Please note, the regulations are active since December 1, 2018. The full text of the document can be found here. The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team

Technical Regulations for Domestic Pressure Cookers Come into Force in Colombia

On May 22, 2018, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism published Resolution No. 942/2018, which approves technical regulations on manufacturing, marketing, and use of domestic pressure cookers in Colombia. The document establishes the minimum labeling requirements in order to protect human health and safety. This Resolution will enter into force on February 22, 2019. This Regulation applies to pressure cookers (aluminum and stainless steel) with volume not exceeding 10 liters and sets out the conformity assessment procedures. The pressure cookers must carry three labels (on the body, lid, and packaging), certain permanent markings (on the body and handle or knobs), and an

Certification Requirements for Specific Electrical Products Marketed in Chile

On December 11, 2018, Chile's Ministry of Energy issued two Resolutions, № 39 and № 40, to request mandatory certification for specific electrical products aimed at being marketed in the country. The resolutions came into force on December 28. The Resolutions require that the following products have the Certificate of Conformity from a certification body recognized by the Superintendence of Electricity and Fuel (SEC) of Chile: high-pressure cleaners which produce between 2.5 MPa and 35 MPa hot and cold water dispensers portable coolers automatic interrupters for domestic use Links to the official documents: Resolution №39 Resolution №40 The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Gr

New Energy Performance Standards for Star Labeled Electric Water Heaters in India

On December 24, 2018, the Indian Government published Notification № 6308(E) on New Energy Performance Standards for Star Labeled Stationary Storage Type Electric Water Heaters. The amendment establishes a new table of Star Rating Plan Validity (from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020). The official document is available here. The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Con

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