Sierra Leone Finalizes ECE Type Approval Regulations

The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) of Sierra Leone issued the final draft of electronic communications equipment (ECE) type approval regulations 2019. The regulations are applicable to: licensed telecommunications operators who import ECE devices used in communications networks trading companies or individuals who import ECE devices for sale and distribution purposes any foreign parties such as manufacturers or agents to sell ECE devices in Sierra Leone According to the regulations, any ECE should be either type approved or exempted from type approval by the NATCOM. Please notice, once the device is type approved, the same model of the device does not require to be applied f

China Launches Public Service Platform for RoHS 2

China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has recently launched an online public service platform. This platform is aimed to show consumers that hazardous substances in products meet the relevant standards requirements as well as requirements stated in the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products. The platform is based on the Conformity Assessment System for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (EEPs). This platform concerns suppliers of the EEPs listed in Compliance Management Catalogue for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in EEPs and contains 12 cat

Brazil Takes a New Look at Conformity Assessment and Homologation of Telecom Products

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency or ANATEL recently issued Resolution #715 of October 23, 2019. This Resolution approves the regulations for conformity assessment and homologation of telecommunications products. It was published on October 25, 2019 and will become valid in 180 days after its publication. Once the Regulation comes into effect, the following two resolutions will be withdrawn: Resolution No. 242 of November 30, 2000 which approves the Regulation for Certification and Approval of Telecommunication Products Resolution No. 323 of November 7, 2002 which approves the Standard for Certification of Telecommunications Products After April 21, 2020, it will be possible to ca

Algeria Changes the Type Approval Procedure for R&TT Products

Algerian telecommunications type approval authority (ARPCE) has issued the Decision 28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019 of November 16, 2019. The Decision concerns the type approval procedure for radio and telecom terminal equipment and replaces Decision 43/PC/ARPCE/2018 of November 28, 2018. According to the Decision 28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019, the applicant should provide administrative and technical dossiers as well as samples to apply for the type approval procedure. Once the product is approved, the Regulatory Authority issues a certificate of conformity. The following main changes are worth mentioning: The validity period of the certificate is extended to three years If available test reports were issued mo

New International Standard on Safety of A/V and IT Equipment Comes into Force

As you may know, product safety assessment for audio/video products and for information technology equipment is carried out according to two different standards: IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1. However, there are a lot of products that fall into the scope of both standards, therefore, IEC Technical Committee (TC 108) “Safety of electronic equipment within the field of audio/video, information technology and communication technology“ worked out IEC 62368-1 standard that covers both A/V and IT equipment. Unfortunately, the scope of IEC 62368-1 is much different from IEC 60065 and IEC 60950-1. That makes difficult to simply merge these standards and have the manufacturer to re-evaluate their produc

Australia updates the Low Interference Potential Devices Class License 2015

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) published the Variation 2019 (No. 1) of the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License 2015. There are in total 4 amendments and 14 additions in this new version. The main changes are the following: 1. Frequency band for transmitters for non-specific application is added: 2. Some frequency bands for transmitters used for underground communications (item 47) are amended: 3. Frequency band for data communications transmitters is replaced from 57-66 GHz to 57-71 GHz. 4. New positions are added: 5. Frequency bands for ultra-wide band transmitters (item 78) and their requirements are changed: 6. New standards appl

Indonesia Issues Decree on Recognizing Foreign Test Reports for Telecommunication Devices

Indonesia Telecommunication Authority (SDPPI) has released decree No.138 on April 24, 2019 and an announcement No. 394/DJSDPPI/SP.04.09/04/2019 on April 26, 2019. These documents establish the main procedures on recognition of foreign test reports for telecommunication devices, namely, cellular phones, handheld computers, and tablet computers. According to these documents, for the certification purposes of cellular phones, handheld computers and tablet computers it is possible to use test reports that were issued by the foreign test labs. The Telecommunication Authority of Indonesia has determined the list of foreign centres, which test reports could be recognized with regards to the certifi

Ukraine Approves Another Series of Ecodesign Technical Regulations

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved several technical regulations on Ecodesign. These regulations establishes requirements for ecodesign to the following types of products: household tumble driers water heaters, hot water storage tanks and packages of water heaters and solar devices air conditioners and comfort fans standby and off mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment computers and computer servers household washing machines non-directional household lamps household dishwashers televisions water heaters and hot water storage tanks fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, high intensity discharge lamps, and ballasts and lumi

New Image of National Accreditation System is Adopted in Russia

The RusAccreditation informs that a new image of the national accreditation system was adopted in Russia in September 2019. However, the old versions of the national accreditation system images can be used by the accredited bodies up to December 31, 2019. The RusAccreditation points out that the image of the mark can be used only when accreditation bodies have valid accreditation. Once the accreditation expires or is canceled, it is prohibited to use the mark. Accredited bodies have the right to use the image of the mark only in conjunction with their own logo and with regards to: The size of the logo and the mark. They should be equal The logo of the accreditation body should be placed on t

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