United Arab Emirates Updates Type Approval Regulation
At the end of April, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of UAE has published an updated Type Approval Policy, version 2.0. This document is effective from May 15, 2019. The main changes that were made are the following:
Three conformity compliance forms were established:
Declaration of Conformity
General Equipment Registration
Advance Equipment Registration
It is possible to apply for Declaration of Conformity in case when telecommunications equipment can be considered as the equipment of low risk and priority on the base of supplier’s declaration of conformity in case when ISO/IEC 17050-1:2004 requirements are met.
The registered manufacturer or importer of telecommunications equipment is responsible for equipment conformity with all requirements specified in the Type Approval Regime.
General Equipment Registration is required for the telecommunications equipment of medium risk and priority. In this case, the registered manufacturer or importer of the equipment should confirm that the product meets the essential requirements of the relevant standards.
The strictest requirements are applied within Advance Equipment Registration. This type of registration is required for telecommunications equipment of high risk and priority. Apart from the confirmation that the product meets the essential requirements of the relevant standards, the registered manufacturer or importer of the equipment should provide samples for test performance to the national lab of UAE.
Please, also note that Advance Equipment Registration procedure is required for products that do not have test reports issued by ILAC certified test labs as well.
One more thing concerns the TRA Declaration of Conformity Card (Type Approval Regime Conformity Mark). The registered manufacturer or importer of telecommunications equipment should affix the TRA Declaration of Conformity Card (Type Approval Regime Conformity Mark) on the equipment box. The card should be visible, readable and indelible. It should be affixed to the box before entering the UAE market.
The TRA Declaration of Conformity Card shall be placed under the display platform of telecommunications equipment in retail stores and should be visible and readable for users.
Please see the example of TRA mark below:
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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