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Guide to Moldavian Market Access for RF and Non-RF Electrical Products


Currently, Moldavian conformity assessment procedure for RF products differs from the one for non-RF products. The different approach is caused by different requirements for RF and non-RF electrical/ electronic equipment. Thus, RF products fall under Technical regulation for Radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment and confirmation of their compliance (Decision №1274).

This regulation covers any equipment or a significant part thereof that operates via transmission and/or reception of radio waves (from 9 kHz to 3.000 GHz) using a frequency spectrum allocated to terrestrial/space radio communications or telecommunication terminal equipment.

Non-RF products fall under Technical Regulations "Ensuring the presence in the market of electrical equipment intended for use within certain voltage limits" (Decision №745) or Technical Regulations "Electromagnetic compatibility of equipment" (Decision №807)

Let's take a closer look to these approaches:

Non-RF product access to the market of Moldova:

If an electrical non-RF product is only in the scope of Decision №745 (LVD) and/or the Decision №807 (EMC), there are two ways of getting access of such product to the market of Moldova:

1. For the products that are imported from the EU (CE marked), only EU DoC translated into Romanian language is sufficient to put the product to the market of Moldova. No additional conformity assessment procedure (certification or tests) is required. An importer or a local authorized representative should provide the TCF file and all the necessary records regarding the conformity of the products to a surveillance body.

2. For the non-RF product that is imported from outside the EU but CE marked, it is necessary to pass a national conformity assessment procedure to get access to the market of Moldova and obtain the national certificate of conformity.

However, according to Decision №745 (item 4) and to the Decision №807 (item 2), it is not allowed to affix the SM mark to such products.

RF product access to the market of Moldova:

All the RF products are subject to the Decision №1274 "Radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment and confirmation of their compliance". The national certificate of conformity and SM mark are obligatory to get access to the market of Moldova.

At the same time, if the end product will use RF modules that have been certified in Moldova (SM marked already), there is no need to apply for conformity assessment and SM CoC according to Decision №1274 "Radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment and confirmation of their compliance" for end product. Only LVD/EMC National Technical Regulations are applicable.

Conclusion:

  1. There are different market access approaches for RF and Non RF products

  2. Depending on the country of origin, the product can be treated as produced in EU or outside the EU

  3. EU DoC translated into Romanian is sufficient for non-RF Product that is produced in the EU

  4. National certificate of conformity is required for the non-RF Product that is produced outside the EU

  5. The SM mark cannot be affixed to CE-marked non-RF products

  6. The national certificate of conformity with the RTTE requirements and SM mark are obligatory for RF products to get access to the market of Moldova

  7. According to RTTE requirements of Moldova, the SM certificate of conformity with safety requirements is necessary for the end product with certified RF modules

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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