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Vietnam (MIC) – Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT

September 2019

September 2019 Updates


Vietnam (MIC) – Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT

Effective September 1, 2019


Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) released Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT dated 09 July 2019 to replace Circular 04/2018/TT-BTTTT.


Key changes:

  1. Type Approval Certificate and DoC granted based on expired or expiring National Technical Regulation (QCVN) and National Technical Standards (TCVN) shall be invalid from September 1, 2019 and need to be renewed with new standards
  2. MIC listed all applicable HS code and product description under MIC regulatory scope to enable easier identification of the control item. However, MIC does not confirm the HS code, if a product is having a different HS code but having a same product description, it will still under MIC regulatory approval scope
  3. QCVN 117:2017/BTTTT – New RF standard for LTE will be implemented. Type approval and DOC are required
  4. Server, Router, Gateway, Firewall (without wireless connection) have been removed from the list of product under MIC regulatory approval. These products can be shipped into Vietnam and no MIC certificate is required
  5. Remove requirement on DVB-T of QCVN 63:2013/BTTTT and remove requirement on transportation (UN 38.3) of QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT due to existing requirements


All the Type Approval Certificate and test reports which have been granted for below listed products shall be invalid and need to be renewed with new technical regulations from September 1, 2019:

(1) Mobile phone, tablet, laptop having 4G LTE connection

(2) Other LTE terminal devices (gateway, router etc.)

(3) W-CDMA FDD repeater

(4) W-CDMA FDD base station

(5) Marine EPIRB beacon

(6) Walkie-Talkie with integrated antenna for speech

(7) Walkie-Talkie with integrated antenna for speech and text message

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