Papua New Guinea Publishes Requirements to ICT Equipment Type Approval

June 25, 2019


The National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) of Papua New Guinea published a notice about type approval of ICT equipment. 


The document is addressed to importers, distributors, and vendors of telecommunication, radio communication, and broadcasting equipment. NICTA calls special attention to the fact that this equipment must pass the type approval procedure before being marketed to Papua New Guinea. 


The process is required to confirm that the equipment meets minimum regulatory and technical requirements. The type approval procedure verifies:


  • absence of interference in public communication networks

  • interfacing between customer equipment and ICT networks and interconnection between the networks

  • correspondence to national and international standards recognized by NICTA

  • safety aspects regarding the emissions from radio devices


All this helps to strengthen post-market surveillance and decrease number of unsafe products in the market. 


Note, that according to the MOU signed with the PNG Customs, importers must provide a NICTA-issued Type Approval Certificate and shipment documentation to PNG Customs for customs clearance purposes. Without the certificate, the product will be confiscated.

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


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