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Algeria Changes the Type Approval Procedure for R&TT Products

Algerian telecommunications type approval authority (ARPCE) has issued the Decision 28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019 of November 16, 2019. The Decision concerns the type approval procedure for radio and telecom terminal equipment and replaces Decision 43/PC/ARPCE/2018 of November 28, 2018.

According to the Decision 28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019, the applicant should provide administrative and technical dossiers as well as samples to apply for the type approval procedure.

Once the product is approved, the Regulatory Authority issues a certificate of conformity.

The following main changes are worth mentioning:

  • The validity period of the certificate is extended to three years

  • If available test reports were issued more than three years ago, a declaration from the manufacturer stating that the device is still manufactured and conform with the previous test report should be provided

  • Type-approved equipment should bear the label «homologué par l’ARPCE» (that means “approved by the ARPCE”) and include the approval number.

  • One radiated sample (with a label on it) has to be submitted for any application including 2G/3G/GSM (instead of three samples as before).

Text of the Decision 28/SP/PC/ARPCE/2019 is available here.

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team. GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side. Need your own guide to the world of certification and approvals? Don't hesitate to contact us via info@gma.trade.

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