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Global Certification Technical Update

March 2019

March 2019 Updates


Pakistan (PTA) Released of New Type Approval Technical Standard Regulations

Effective December 15, 2018

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) released an updated type approval technical standards regulations in The Gazette of Pakistan.

  • Additional scopes of products required mandatory approval in Pakistan:

RFID, SRD (inclusive of Bluetooth and NFC) IOT devices, M2M products and etc.

  • Item that exempted from type approval /NOC as below

Authority Approved List of Items Exempted from Type Approval/NOC

S. No. Equipment Name
1 Networking Equipment (Switches, Firewalls, Servers, Storage Devices)
2 Laptops / Desktops / Personal Computer (Non-SIM based devices)
3 Tablet PC with Wifi only Functionality (Non-SIM based devices)
4 GPS only devices
5 Smart Watches with Bluetooth / Wifi functionality only (without SIM or
Tracking Features)

The products in the list are exempted but if an applicant who wants to get the approval before shipping the devise to Pakistan, it is possible to get an exemption letter from PTA or do a voluntary certifications.

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