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Chile Postpones Implementation of New Short-Range Device Certification Requirements

As we’ve informed our subscribers earlier, the telecommunication authority of Chile SUBTEL — approved new changes in the certification procedure issuing “Protocolo de Certificación de Equipos de Alcance Reducido, Año 2020”. The updates mainly concern requirements to the additional documents that should be attached to an application. However, in light of the current situation in the world, SUBTEL decided to postpone the implementation of new rules. The authority announced this decision on its website. It means that applicants may apply for a type approval procedure according to the previously published Regulation. Thus, the procedure remains the same until the situation with COVID-19 becomes

Malaysia Updates Short-Range Device Technical Specification

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) issued the second revision of the SRD specifications on May 6, 2020. The main changes of the second revision concern the update of the frequency bands and maximum transmit power limits for generic and specific SRD applications as well as technical requirements for new SRD applications such as Ultra-Wideband (UWB), inductive devices and automotive radars. These changes were made to reach compliance with the latest Class Assignment No. 2 of 2019. Apart from this, new requirements with regards to safety and EMC provisions were made. Thus, the SRDs that are directly connected to the service providers’ networks must meet the MS IEC 60950-1

Vietnam Implements New Certification System that Allows Foreign Manufacturers to Participate in the

The new Circular 10/2020/TT-BTTTT was issued by the MIC on May 7, 2020. The document makes changes in the certification system in Vietnam. The Circular amends and updates some provisions of the Circular No 30/2011/TT-BTTTT (together with Circular 15/2018/TT-BTTTT) on the Type Approval and Declaration of Conformity for R&TT products. The main changes are the following: New method of type approval is added and allows to certify a batch of products (method 7); The method of certification must be indicated now in the certificate of conformity. Thus, the certificate will show the scope of the regulation and the method of supervision to ensure the quality of products and goods after the certificat

India Implements New Regulations for Personal Protective Equipment

The Ministry of Textile of India designed new regulations for personal protective equipment (PPE) units. According to the new requirements, PPE units and fabrics for PPE units manufacturing must bear a new unique certification code (UCC) and tamper-proof stickers after passing the laboratory tests. For now, only eight laboratories have been approved by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for testing of PPE units required for protection from COVID-19. The UCC code has the period of validity that is indicated in the document provided by the testing lab. This document contains such information as the UCC code number, identification of the manufacture

India Updates List of Electronic and IT Goods Subject to Mandatory Registration

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India announced 12 new categories of the products to be added to the list of Electronics and Information Technology Goods: Thus, there are 56 categories of products that will require compulsory registration to get access to the market of India for now. Please, note that for the 12 categories of products, there is a maximum transition period of three months from the date of the Order validity. Within this period, representatives of the foreign manufactures that have liaison or branch offices in India would have the opportunity to affix Standard Mark at the ports having unique registration numbers for clearance of goods from customs. Th

Get Your Electronic Equipment Prepared for New Safety Requirements in Mexico

New updated standard NOM-001-SCFI-2018 applicable to electronic devices was adopted in September 2019. The standard replaces version NOM-001-SCFI-1993 and will become effective on May 15, 2020. This new standard establishes the characteristics and safety requirements for electronic equipment that is manufactured, imported, and distributed on the territory of the United Mexican States. It focuses on consumer safety of life and health and aims to reduce those risks related to the installed equipment. This standard applies to electronic equipment and its accessories that are supplied from: a single-phase network with voltage up to 277 V a.c. at 60 Hz a three-phase supply line with voltages up t

European Union Postpones Medical Device Regulation

The European Commission adopted Regulation (EU) 2020/561 on April 23, 2020. This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices and postponed the dates of its application. Initially, the MDR was meant to come into force from May 26, 2020. The MDR is more comprehensive and detailed in comparison with the Medical Device Directives and contains 123 articles and 17 annexes that made some issues for the manufacturers of medical devices as well as for the notified bodies to meet the MDR requirements. Currently, only a small number of notified bodies got accreditation against the MDR. Сonsidering the current situation in the world with regards to COVID-19 outbreak and the need of vit

Chile Revises Type Approval Procedure

The Secretaría de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) of Chile issued a new document “Protocolo de Certificación de Equipos de Alcance Reducido, Año 2020.” According to it, to apply for certification the applicant must fill in the certification request in Spanish and indicate information on the manufacturer, detailed description of the device, and used technologies. There also should be attached additional documents such as: Photos that allow identifying the location of the antennas, connectors in the device Photos of the device itself Description of equipment functionality Block diagram of its components User manual RF Test Report SAR Test Report Subtel can also issue certificates for modules. To g

USA Opens New Wi-Fi Ranges

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules for 6GHz on April 23, 2020. According to these rules, it is possible to use 1200 MHz of spectrum in 5.925–7.125 GHz frequency band without license acquisition. This will help to rise the speed of broadband connection and provide better connectivity in the country and underserved areas. Hence, these changes will drive to new innovations, new applications as well as IoTs. Currently, the 6 GHz band is used by microwave services that are intended to support such things as public utilities, public safety, and wireless traffic systems and require strong, continuous up and running. So to ensure compatibility between unlicensed devices and lice

Ukraine Opens New Ranges for LTE B5, B8, B20

National Commission for the State Regulation of Communications and Informatization (NKRZI) made amendments in the Decision # 8 “On approval of the general conditions of use of radioelectronic devices and radiating systems” at the end of May 2020. Amendments concern LTE-MTC/eMTC and NB-IoT digital cellular communications subscriber equipment and base stations for E-UTRAN (Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network) LTE (E-UTRA) cellular radio system. Please, see the main points below:

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