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Rwanda (RURA) – New Decisions on Type Approval

July 2020

July 2020 Updates


The authority in Rwanda has informed the new decisions on Type Approval. These new decisions are not yet implemented, however it has been approved. The date of implement should be communicated soon by the authority.

  • Local representative:
  1. a) Registered local or international manufacturers;
  2. b) Authorized importers and distributors;
  3. c) Licensed operators;
  4. d) Individuals or companies who wish to import ECE for their own use; and
  5. e) Authorized registered representatives or agents of any of those parties may also request Type Approval

Three important decisions: two application regimes,  simplified type approval regime and standard type approval regime.

Simplified process is not yet implemented as RURA does not have any mutual recognition agreement with any country so far.

  • Samples

One normal sample will be required regardless of the type approval regime.

Waiver of the sample can be requested due to nature or size of the sample.

The sample will not be returned. However, the applicant may request the waiver of the sample due to nature or size of the sample.

  • Processing time

The Type Approval for any particular ECE is granted with an unlimited period of time, same as previously.

The processing period of an application for Type Approval under the standard Type Approval regime is ten (10) working days effective from the date on which the complete application package has been submitted to the Regulatory Authority.

  • Approval fees

Fees for Type Approval may be reviewed from time to time by RURA.

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