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Vietnam Lithium battery requirements


Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam (MIC Vietnam) has released Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT dated December 26, 2016 to regulate the list of equipment and devices that require mandatory Type Approval and Declaration of Conformity according to the national technical regulations. This Circular has come in force from the 1st of October 2017.


According to this Circular, lithium battery packs used for portable applications in Vietnam (smart phones, laptop computers and tablets) are subject to mandatory Declaration of Conformity (DoC) of Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC Vietnam) from the 1st of October 2017.


If the device also has GSM / W-CDMA / LTE module, it will be subject to additional national technical regulations of MIC Vietnam.

When laptop computer does not have wireless connection, its shall be subject to DoC only (Type Approval and Import permit are not required).


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:


  • Battery pack specification

  • Battery pack transportation guide

  • IEC 62133 test reports or QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT

  • ISO 17025 certificate of IEC 62133 report

  • DoC application form

  • ICT Mark of certificate holder

  • Business license of certificate holder


Document No. 886/BTTTT-KHCN dated March 17, 2017 gives detailed instructions for the implementation of several regulatory standards.



Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.


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