Global Certification Technical Update
December 2018 Updates
ENACOM PUBLISHES NEW DIRECTIVE
On October 25th, 2018, ENACOM published an Official Bulletin regarding the updated standard for Low Power Devices increasing the limit for unwanted emissions.
New directive ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V18.1 main changes are:
- Removal of the antenna “special connector” requirement.
- For devices using an external antenna, the manufacturer must take the necessary measures to prevent the replacement of the declared and tested antenna. Moreover, the antenna type and characteristics must be declared as well.
- The manufacturer must test and register SRD modules using regular SMA connectors.
- New Allocation for 314-316MHz band for Low Power Devices
- Modification on the non-desired emissions level for the 433.075-434.775MHz band.
- The limit was increased in order to be harmonized to FCC/EN limits, due to the fact that many FCC/EN approved devices weren’t complying with ENACOM limits.
- The spurious emission limit for the 433MHz band has been increased from 200uV/m to 1830uV/m.
- Modification on the non-desired emissions level for the 902-928 MHz & 2400-2438.5 MHz band.
- The limit was increased for 902-928MHz band and defined for the 2.4GHz band.
There will be a 90 days grace period to apply homologation using the former ENACOM-Q2-60.14 V16.1 standard.
Renewals will not require retesting as long as original test reports still comply with the limits established in this new standard.
ENACOM RELEASES NEW STANDARD
On Nov 8th, , ENACOM released a new standard for “Radars Applied to Intelligent Transport Systems.” This technical standard is the union of two resolutions released in the past, which authorized approval of devices in Argentina working in 24.05-24.25 GHz & 76-77 GHz.
This new standard reaffirms these devices must be tested under the Low Power Standard and complies with the following maximum output power:
- 05-24.25 GHz
- 250 μV/m at 3 meters, using an average detector
- 2500 μV/m at 3 meters, using a peak detector
- 76-77 GHz
- 6 V/m at 3 meters, using an average detector
- 65 V/m at 3 meters, using a peak detector
At the moment, there are no accredited labs to test these kinds of devices. . In the meantime, ENACOM will accept foreign reports to approve them.
If a future laboratory gets the accreditation to test these frequencies, manufacturers will have 180 days from lab accreditation to submit local test reports under this standard. If no local test reports are submitted, existing certificates will expire automatically.
ANATEL RELEASES UPDATED ACT
On September 27, 2018, ANATEL released Act 6506/2018 – Radiated EMC Requirements.
Act 6506/2018 establishes the test procedures for the conformity assessment of Restricted Radio Communication Equipment.
Compared to the previous Act (Act 11542/2017), Act 6506/2018 includes the procedures for EMC radiated (Emission and Immunity) testing applied to devices incorporating wireless function such as: WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, Zigbee, NFC, SRD and many others under the scope of Resolution 680/2017.
- Effective September 26, 2018, ANATEL stopped accepting 11ad WiGig testing reports from foreign labs since in-country labs are now capable of 802.11ad WiGig testing with (the) scope to perform RF testing up to 220 GHz.
- Effective September 26, 2018, other devices working at high frequencies, such as 24 GHz Radar sensors, will require local testing as well.
- Effective Oct 3, 2018, Host devices using certified WWAN Modules will require IPv6 testing.
Host devices using certified WWAN module will need to do IPv6 testing, but only the standard RFC 2460 items (no need to test the 3GPP or ETSI items). In this case, it will be still possible to skip the WWAN functional testing and IPv6 3GPP / ETSI items, all other items like IPv6 RFC, EMC and Safety must be done in the host.
ANATEL CLARIFIES EMC TEST PROCEDURES
On Nov 7th, 2018, ANATEL sent an official letter to with clarification about EMC test procedures
on Restricted Radiation Transceivers from Act 5.506/2018. The clarifications are as follows:
- Change to Renewal Procedure: According to Item 4 of this letter, ANATEL is exempting already approved products from being tested for radiated emissions and RF irradiated immunity in the renewals. This means that only safety testing will be required for Category I and Category II devices installed in end-user environments and radiated EMC will not be required in the renewal anymore.
- RF Radiated Immunity (IEC 61000-4-3) does not need to be applied to each WIFI technology as understood by OCD and labs before and from now on only needs to be done in the most complex modulation with the largest BW/speed for each frequency band. This represents a great reduction in the testing fee for manufacturers. For example, considering WIFI 802.11 b/g/a/n/ac + Bluetooth (EDR+LE) + NFC device:
|2.4 GHz||BT EDR||YES||YES|
|2.4 GHz||BT LE||YES||NO|
|2.4 GHz||802.11 g||YES||NO|
|2.4 GHz||802.11 b||YES||NO|
|2.4 GHz||802.11 n20||YES||NO|
|2.4 GHz||802.11 n40||YES||YES|
|5 GHz||802.11 a||YES||NO|
|5 GHz||802.11 n40||YES||NO|
|5 GHz||802.11 ac80||YES||YES|
|TESTING MODES (QTY.)||10||4|
Per IAF Resolution 2013-15, after Sept 15th, 2018 only ISO 9001: 2015 Certificates will be accepted for ANATEL & INMETRO approvals. ISO certification issued under norm ISO 9001:2008 will expire starting September 14, 2018. For products already homologated with the old version of ISO 9001, there are no changes – but the new valid certificate according to ISO 9001:2015 should be presented when performing a renewal if applicable.
The technical regulation of Belarus “Means of telecommunication Security No 2018/024/ BY” will come into force on January 1, 2019.
The list of products that fall to CoC and scheme are described in the technical regulation, and all required conformity tests must be done at accredited local labs.
MANDATORY CCIS CERTIFICATION
On July 2, 2018, the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) announced the implementation of rule CNCA-CCIS-2018 for Network (Cyber) Critical Equipment and Cybersecurity-specific products. The certification process involves in-country testing and evaluation with thesample pick-up arranged by an authorized certification body, factory inspection, and market surveillance. The validity of the CCIS certification is five years.
Products in Scope include:
- Critical Network Equipment: Router, Switch, Sever Rack, PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) equipment
- Network Security Products: Data Backup All-in-one Machine, Firewall (Hardware), WEB Application Firewall (WAF), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Security Isolation and Information Prevention Product (GAP), Anti-spam Product, Network Comprehensive Auditing System, Network Vulnerability Scanning Product, Secure Database System, Network Recovery Product
New SRRC (State Radio Regulation of China) TYPE APPROVAL POLICY ANNOUNCED (Effective date: October 15, 2018)
|Old Policy||New Policy|
|SRRC Application process
|Testing & Report → Application → Certificate granted
|Application evaluation → Testing program→ Submission of test report → SRRC certification will be granted based on test report with positive result; Rejection notice will be issued if test report shows negative results.|
|Testing fee||Testing Fee paid by manufacturer/applicant;
Manufacturer/applicant can go through re-testing with additional fee if needed
|Testing fee paid by Chinese government authority funding plan under conditions:
1) Successful SRRC testing evaluation (one time pass only, no failure, no re-test) and SRRC-type approval grant.
2) Manufacturer must upload their sales contract to MIIT registered account to demonstrate the product is being sold in the China market; failure to comply to this requirement will lead to cancellation of SRRC certificate as well as pay back of testing fee to authority.
3) Manufacturer/applicant is responsible for paying full testing fee if testing fails.
|Samples||3 conducted samples||5 conducted samples must be provided;
Testing lab to choose 3 out of 5 for testing.
NEW RESOLUTION RELEASED
On Sept 29, 2018, Resolution No. 40993/2018 was released with several technical requirements such as;
- Test standards for noise
- EEV labeling design in terms of size, font and colors
- Family grouping criteria for products listed in the RETIQ (Resolution 41012 of Mandatory Labelling Requirements)
This resolution will have a transition period of six months with an effective date of March 28th, 2019.
TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING CENTRE RELEASES NEW NOTICE
On Sept 27th, 2018, TEC (Telecommunication Engineering Centre) released No. TEC/10/2018-TC notice – and postponed the TEC Mandatory Certification effective date from Oct 1st, 2018 to Jan 1, 2019 and April 1st, 2019 depending upon product type.
The technical guidance and implementation rule is carried out in accordance with the Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) procedure (), TEC/MP/DD/TCP-702/02.Oct 18.
Telecom equipment imported or sold in India on or after Jan 1st, 2019 subject to TEC approval:
- Audio conferencing equipment
- Digital Cross Connect
- DWDM Equipment
- Fax machines
- ISDN CPEs,
- MRTS equipment
- Multiplexing Equipment
- Radio and Transmission products including Microwave, UHF and VHF equipment
- Satellite equipment
- SDH Equipment and Cordless Phone
- WiFi Access Points and Controllers
Telecom equipment imported or sold in India on or after April 1st, 2019 subject to TEC approval:
- Compact Cellular network
- DSL equipment
- GPON equipment
- IP Terminal
- LAN Switch and loT (Internet of Things) Devices and any other Telecom equipment not indicated in paragraph 1
- Media Gateway
- Mobile Devices
- Signaling Gateway
- Soft Switch
BUREAU of INDIA STANDARDS (BIS) MARKING TO INCLUDE WEB ADDRESS
Effective from March 1, 2019, all Bureau of Indian Standard Registration Department (BIS) marking labesl shall include the BIS website reference. “The marking details shall contain reference to the website of the Bureau so that consumers may verify the authenticity of the standard marked product.” The guidelines are:
- BIS website reference shall be marked as bis.gov.in and same shall meet all the requirements as applicable to that of the registration number marked along with standard mark
- BIS website reference shall be provided, wherever the standard mark is marked.
WIRELESS PLANNING and COORDINATION WING (WPC) of the MINISTRY of COMMUNICATIONS RELEASES UPDATED RULE
Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) of the Ministry of Communications in India released below rules to update the rules of SRD, 5GHz and Low Power UWB bands
- Use of Low Power and Very Low Power Short Range Radio Frequency Devices (Exemption from Licensing Requirement) Rules dated October 18, 2018.
- Use of Wireless Access System including Radio Local Area Network in 5 GHz band (Exemption from Licensing Requirements) Rules dated October 22, 2018.
- Use of Very Low Power Ultra-wideband Devices (Exemption from Licensing Requirements) Rules dated October 18, 2018.
NEW COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATICS MINISTRY REGULATION NUMBER
Effective August 2018, with the application of the new Communication and Informatics Ministry Regulation Number 7 year of 2018 (PM Kominfo No 7 Tahun 2018) regarding Electronically Integrated Business Licensing, there are several changes on certification procedure.
- Applicant must be an Indonesia LOCAL company registered with SDPPI and with NIB (Nomor Induk Berusaha/Indonesia Company Business Number).
- All application processes are to be moved to an Online Single Submission (OSS) system of theRepublic of Indonesia. This system can be accessed by inputting applicant’s NIB number (Business License Number) and password.
- Certificate validity remains 3 years, there will be no renewal process. If after 3 years of certificate issuance, the product is still manufactured, assembled, imported, or traded in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia, the applicant will need to re-certify the product. This re-certification process will be counted as a new application, so the certificate number issued after the re-certification process will be different than the first certificate number issued
- Certification process has changed:
- Previous: “Submit application documents and get testing reference letter from SDPPI Headquarters >> Pretest and official test in an SDPPI lab >> Evaluating test results and issuing certificate from SDPPI Headquarters >> Certificate issuance.”
- New certification process: “Testing in an SDPPI-accredited test Lab (Could be in-country SDPPI-accredited test lab or foreign SDPPI-accredited test Lab) to get the test report >> Submit test report and application documents to SDPPI headquarters for evaluation >> Certificate issuance.”
INDONESIAN NATIONAL STANDARD (SNI) REGULATION FOR AV PRODUCTS FROM THE MINISTRY of INDUSTRY (MOI) REVISION
Effective June 26, 2018 the Ministry of Industry issued regulation No. 15/2018 (Rev. 1). The mandatory date for application of the regulation shall be June 26, 2019 with a grace period of two years. AV products produced without the SNI mark can still be sold in the market until June 25, 2021, but the production date cannot surpass June 26, 2021.
The coverage of mandatory SNI regulation on AV products are:
|No.||Product Type||HS Code|
|1||All type of TV, with size < 42”||8528.72.91
|2||Disc Player DVD and Disc Player Blu-ray, including DVD combination and combination with a stand-alone Blu-ray player and not a part or component of another product;||ex 8521.90.19
|3||Car’s Audio Head Unit, except imported built-in Audio Head Unit for Imported Car||ex 8527.21.00
|4||Active Speakers, stand alone and not part or component of other products||ex 8518.21.10
|5||Set Top Box for TV, including satellite digital receiver for satellite, terrestrial and cable||ex 8528.71.11.00
List of key points:
- Power cords that are used for all AV products must be SNI certified (SNI for cable and SNI for plug)
- Minimum Class I
- Testing should follow tropical climate condition
- Components which relate to safety should comply to SNI, IEC Standard or similar standards
- Type 5 Certification
- Audit (QMS ISO 9001 : 2015, Technical regarding SNI 04-6253-2001 and related regulations)
- Sample taking
- Product testing
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE (MOC) ISSUES TYPE APPROVAL CERTIFICATE
Effective September 1, 2018, Israel’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) started to issue Type Approval certificate with reduced validity from five (5) to two (2) years.
For some categories of equipment in the low frequency and high frequency ranges, certificates are still being issued for a validity period of 1 year.
Effective August 25, 2018, memorandum circular No 18-04, with issuance from the Department of Administrative Orders (DOAs) Nos 18-02 and 18-03, the following products will
- Electric grills
- Electric ovens
- Turbo broilers
- Induction cookers
- Fully -automatic washing machines
- Spin extractors
- Inverter air conditioners.
- Electric juicers
- Electric food mixers
- Electric food processors
- Electric kettles
- Electric pressure cookers
- Electric slow cookers
- Electric multi-cookers
- Self-ballasted LED Lamps
- Cessation of Registration for Approval for Sale of Short Range Devices Operating in the 698 – 806 MHz Frequency Band
Effective September 14, 2018, will be revising the service allocation for radio frequency band 698 – 806 MHz (the “Affected Band“) and will stop accepting any equipment registrations (both new and renewal) for equipment operating in the Affected Band. Equipment registration will only be accepted for equipment operating in the radio frequency band 470 – 698 MHz. In addition, all sales of equipment operating in the Affected Band for use in Singapore are to cease effective from January 1,2019.
2. SINGAPORE ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCES UPDATED SAFETY MARK
For existing and new product registered before April 2, 2019, that have not implemented the new logo, manufacturers/ suppliers will have a grace period until April 2, 2022 to implement the new logo.
For all new products registered after April 1, 2019 it will be mandatory to apply the new safety mark.
Please note also that the color of the safety mark has been changed, from Pantone 287C Blue to Pantone 032C Red. The font, layout, and orientation have also been changed. Please see the example below of the new safety mark and a graphical representation of the implementation and transition dates.
SOMALIA NATIONAL COMMUNICATION AUTHORITY (NCA) RELEASES TYPE APPROVAL GUIDELINE
In September 2018, Somalia National Communication Authority (NCA) released Type Approval Guidelines for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE).
The referred to Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) that require Type Approval include (but are not limited to):
- Terminal equipment (Mobile handsets, Tablets, PDAs, Telephone sets, IP Phones, Mobile Dongles, etc.)
- Short Range Radio Devices (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC Readers, RFID, etc.)
- Radio Transceivers (Broadcast Equipment, Satellite Equipment, Base Stations, etc.)
- Network Equipment (BSCs, MSCs, PSTN Switches, Media gateways, Servers, Switches, Routers, Modems, PBX, tracking devices, etc.)
NCA only processes applications of RTTEs which have already obtained Type Approval Certificate from a National Regulatory Authority (NRA) recognized by NCA showing that the RTTE complies with the required technical standards.
The following list of National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) are recognized by NCA and Type Approval Certificates granted by these NRAs can be used as Certificate of Compliance. NCA will update the list of recognized NRAs in regular bases.
- All NRAs from EU Member states
- Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), UAE
- Communications Authority (CA), Kenya
- Information and Communications Technology Authority, Turkey
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