Vietnam Sets up Amendments to Conformity Assessment of Communication Products

January 15, 2019


The Ministry of information and communication (MIC) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has adopted an official Circular No 15/2018/TT-BTTTT. This Circular is prepared with regards to Decree 132/2008/ND-CP and Decree 74/2018/ND-CP and amends  Circular No. 30/2011/TT-BTTTT on “Regulation of conformity certification and announcement for information technology and communication products and goods”.

This Circular No 15/2018/TT-BTTTT came into force on January 1, 2019.


The main points of this circular are the following:


  • MIC confirms that Acceptance on Declaration of Conformity (ADoC) is effetive for domestic products only. Imported telecommunication products must follow the rules according to the Decree No. 74/2018/TT-BTTTT and pass quality inspection (PQIR) as well as to have Self-Declaration of Conformity (SDoC).

  • Time for the type approval certification procedure has been reduced from 10 to 7 working days.

  • MIC accepts notarized copies of reports. Regular copies of the reports are valid in case if original reports are provided subsequently.  

  • Test reports are accepted by the certification body of Vietnam regardless of the test reports date, if there are no any changes in the product.

  • Validity of ADoC is limited to the validity of a type approval certificate, if the procedure requires to get both this documents. If only ADoC is required, it can be valid only for 3 years

  • For ADoCs issued prior to August 1, 2018, the validity period remains unlimited

  • Local importers can use a type approval certificate that was placed on the name of another local company if they have authorization from the manufacturer.



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


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