Global EMC Testing Compliance Requirements

EMC Compliance Testing for global markets

Argentina

Regulators: The Comision Nacional de Comunicaciones
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
All Radio transmitter and public network equipment that falls under the classification of telecommunications equipment must be approved by the Comision Nacional de Comunicaciones (CNC). Approval generally requires in-country testing and a local Argentinean applicant or responsible party. S-Type certification (Type Approval) can be issued based on a review of a CB report but has more frequent market surveillance requirements than S-Mark certification. This one of several safety certification paths in Argentina that requires a sample to be provided for visual inspection. Another type of certification is S-Mark certification which extends to series production and has less frequent market surveillance requirements than Type Approval.

Australia

Regulators: Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Please visit our dedicated Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) EMC compliance for Australia – RCM testing page.

Bangladesh

Regulator: Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission will issue local Bangladesh entities with No Objection Certificates (NOC) for import of radio equipment. The certificate requires no in-country testing.

Bahrain

Regulators: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Kingdom of Bahrain requires equipment type approval for telecommunications and radio equipment. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of (TRA) will issue approval based on a review of foreign standard test reports, and no local applicant or representative is required.

Brazil

Regulators: ANATEL
Brazil’s national telecommunications agency

In Brazil, certification testing must be performed by an authorized testing laboratory accredited by INMETRO, an OCD, or a foreign laboratory member of the International Laboratories Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) such as NATA. Resolution 242 is the general regulation for the certification of telecommunication products. Resolution 242 established the certification and homologation schemes (i.e. the process of certifying or approving a product to indicate that it meets regulatory standards and specifications, such as safety and technical requirements). Resolution 323 and Resolution 242 give the legislated regulatory compliance requirements in Brazil, in-addition to the Instrumentos de Gestão and Oficios Circulares issued by ANATEL.

Resolution 442 contains Brazil’s EMC compliance regulations. It similar to CE Mark testing and is based on the international CISPR 22 and CISPR 24 standards involving both emissions and immunity testing. More information can be found here: http://www.anatel.gov.br/institucional/

Brunie

Regulators: Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Telecommunications equipment must be type approved by the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry for sale or use in Brunei. AITI issues approval based on a review of foreign standard test reports and may recognize existing registrations or certifications from other regional regulators as the basis for type approval.

Cambodia

Regulators: Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and Institute of standards of Cambodia
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Radio and telecommunications equipment must be type approved by Cambodia’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Approval is commonly issued based on a review of foreign/Overseas standard test reports. A local applicant or responsible party is required.
Information Technology Equipment:
Institute of Standards of Cambodia product certification applies to 31 categories of electrical and electronic products. Among those, personal computers and peripherals are included. Certification can be granted to foreign manufacturers based on existing test reports.

Canada

Regulators: Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), previously Industry Canada (IC)
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Please visit our dedicated ISED, IC & ICES EMC compliance testing for Canada page.

China

Regulators: China Ministry of Information Industry, China Compulsory certification Scheme, and State Radio Regulation Centre.
Telecommunications, Information Technology Equipment:
In 2008 the name of China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) was changed to the Ministry of Information and Information Technology (MIIT). The MIIT Network Access License is required for telecommunications equipment in China. The NAL is also required for some categories of equipment not specifically considered telecom equipment in other countries. The process requires extensive testing and support and may include network trials and review of the product by a local panel of experts, in addition to laboratory testing against China’s national standards.
The China Compulsory Certification scheme is required for a list of product categories that includes many types of ITE. With revisions to the list of product categories in 2009, some categories of telecommunications equipment now also must have the CCC mark in order to pass customs for import into China. The certification process includes laboratory testing against Chinese national standards and inspection of the product’s manufacturing facility.
Wireless and Radio Equipment:
All radio transmitter devices in China require Radio Type Approval (RTA) issued by the State Radio Regulation Center (SRRC). The approval process includes in-country testing and a certification application process.

Columbia

Regulators: Commission for regulation of communications.
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Testing to Columbian national standards is required for fixed network terminals, mobile (radio) terminals and satellite terminal devices, but CRC may accept foreign standard test reports.

Egypt

Regulators: National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Approval by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) for Telecommunications equipment and Radio Equipment is generally granted based on a review of foreign standard test reports. NTRA will issue approval to foreign manufacturers. National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) requires Information technology equipment (including communications equipment with only Ethernet interfaces) to be type approved. The Approval is generally granted based on a review of foreign standard test reports. NTRA will issue approval to foreign manufacturers.

Hong Kong

Regulator: Office of the Telecommunications Authority
Telecommunications Equipment:
OFTA has now transferred responsibility for type approval for telecommunications to private certification bodies known as local certification bodies (LCBs). Approval is generally based on a review of international standard test reports and other technical documents to demonstrate compliance with HKTA standards.
Wireless and Radio Equipment: OFTA has now transferred responsibility for type approval to private certification bodies known as local certification bodies (LCBs). Approval of radio equipment is generally based on a review of international standard test reports and other technical documents to demonstrate compliance with HKTA standards. Approval may be issued to a foreign manufacturer.

India

Regulators: Bureau of Indian standards, Wireless Planning and Coordination
Telecommunications Equipment:
Equipment to be connected to public network services requires approval. The applicant for approval must be a local Indian company and TEC issues Interface Approval against its Interface Requirements (IR) standards. IR standards are organized by functional equipment type and usually specify network interfaces.
Approval requires in-country telecom testing and may also require environmental and EMC testing. Infrastructure Assessment of the applicant’s test and repair facilities in India are also a requirement once these are met TEC issues Type Approval against its Generic Requirements (GR) standards. Type Approval is generally for equipment to be procured by India’s former government carriers and like the IR standards, GR standards are organized by functional equipment type.BSNL may also assign additional requirements as part of the process however typically requires Technical Specification Evaluation Certificate (TSEC) against TEC Generic Requirements (GR) standards for equipment going into its network. TSEC is a long and difficult process that includes laboratory testing of equipment function, environmental testing and Infrastructure Assessment of the applicant for approval. In some cases, telecommunications equipment already deployed in the networks of the government carriers BSNL and MTNL must undergo Validation after the fact. TEC has defined a procedure for this, which includes field testing of the equipment.
Wireless and Radio equipment:
For radio equipment that operates in licensed frequency bands, the importers, dealers and users of the equipment must obtain licenses from The Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) wing of India’s Department of Telecommunications for approval of radio devices operating in unlicensed frequency bands. Generally, approval is based on a review of foreign standard test reports and approval certificates. Radio devices operating in licensed frequency bands require a separate set of licenses the application processes for these licenses are complex.
Information Technology Equipment:
BIS requires registration of electronics and information technology goods in 15 categories, including audio/video equipment, IT equipment, and household and similar electrical appliances. Testing must be performed against Indian standards at a BIS recognized laboratory. Separate registration is required for each factory at which a product is manufactured.

Indonesia

Regulator: Directorate General of Posts and Telecommunications
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Telecommunications and radio equipment must be type approved by the Directorate General of Posts and Telecommunications (DG SDPPI or DG Postel). Approval requires in-country testing for most equipment types, but approval can be issued to a foreign manufacturer.

Israel

Regulator: Israel’s Ministry of Communications
Telecommunications Equipment:
Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) issues approvals for equipment connected to the public network. Approval can often be issued based on a review of foreign standard test reports without in-country testing.
In-country testing is often required for SII approval of telecommunications equipment and ITE to ensure conformance with EMC and safety standards. Approval is granted based on a review of test reports, such as a CB report, but however, the applicant for approval must be a local entity.
Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The approval process includes review of foreign standard test reports, Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) issues type approval for radio terminal devices but MoC may require additional testing and/or inspection sample/s of the equipment

Japan

Regulator: Ministry of information and commerce
Legal Implications: Certification through a Registered Certification Body (RCB) is required depending on the type of product. The Equipment/Product must be tested to the relevant applicable standard as specified by the Japanese Standards. Referring to the MIC product classification levels only products that fall under Certain categories.

Telecommunications Equipment: Telecommunications equipment requires certification for connection to public network services this is done by private certification bodies and is no longer controlled by the government-affiliated JATE. The required testing may be performed at any laboratory around the world.
Wireless and Radio Certification:
Testing to Japan’s radio standards for Radio equipment may be conducted by properly recognized laboratories and certifications no longer issued only by the government-affiliated TELEC but by one of several private certification bodies.
VCCI Registration:
Member companies of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI) are required to register their products with the Council and apply the VCCI mark to registered products. Membership in VCCI is voluntary.

Jordan

Regulators: Telecommunications regulatory commission
Telecommunications Equipment:
TRC requires the approval of telecommunications equipment to be connected to public network services. TRC will usually grant approval based on a review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required. 

Wireless and Radio Equipment:
TRC requires the approval of radio equipment. TRC will usually grant approval based on a review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required.

Korea

Regulator: Korea Communications Commission
Telecommunications and Information Technology Equipment:
The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) issues Type Approval of telecommunications equipment. Approval is issued to a local responsible Korean representative/supplier. The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires EMC registration of telecommunications equipment, radio devices and ITE. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative. Note that when applying for Type Approval (for telecom equipment) or Type Registration or Verification (for radio devices), EMC registration is automatically included. Since January 2009 compliance with Korea’s Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) has been required for external AC power adapters. Products that fall below the minimum standards are prohibited.

EMC Testing and Electrical safety:
Some EU EMC Testing and electrical safety testing may be accepted under a Fair Trade agreement (FTA) please refer to the pdf, EU – Korea EMC testing FTA User guide. For safety testing, a CB test report/certificate is accepted and Test report from NRRA (National Research Radio Agency) accredited laboratories accepted, however as stated previously an overseas test report may be acceptable.

Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Radio Research Agency (RRA) division of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) requires Type Verification of certain categories of radio equipment whose use is related to human safety. Approval is issued to a local Korean representative or responsible party. Wireless Module Approval is allowed.

Additional requirements: Initial and annual factory inspection, based on product type, Labeling requirements

Some useful sites for agencies can be found here, the compliance requirements are mandatory:

https://www.tee.tokin.jp/eng/emc_test/services/support/korea.html

You will need to submit 3 forms upon registration; An Application letter, a Local Agent Agreement and a DoC letter.

Kuwait

Regulators: Ministry of Communications
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Kuwait Ministry of Communications issues ‘type’ approval for terminal equipment. Approval is based on a review of foreign standard test reports. A local applicant is required.

Lebanon

Effective Region: Lebanon
Regulator: Republic of Lebanon Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Approval is generally issued based on a review of foreign standard test reports by Lebanon’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) which issues approval for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment. A local applicant or responsible party is required. Lebanon’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) requires that DoCs be prepared and maintained locally for certain equipment types, including GSM handsets and certain Bluetooth devices.

Macau

Regulator: Direccao dos Servicos de ‘Regulacao’ de Telecomunicacoes
Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Radio equipment to be sold or used in Macau are required to undergo type approval by Macau’s Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation (‘Direccao dos Services de ‘Regulacao’ de Telecomunicacoes’). Common low power radio devices are exempted from this requirement. However, Wi-Fi equipment used to provide public service is subject to type approval. Approval is issued based on a review of foreign standard test reports. A local representative is required.

Malaysia

Regulator: SIRIM QAS International
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Private certification body Sirim QAS International issues type approval for telecommunications and radio equipment to be imported, sold or used in Malaysia. Some equipment types require in-country testing at ‘Sirim’s’ laboratory or at the laboratories of the incumbent telecommunications carrier, but approval can be issued based on a review of foreign standard test reports in some cases.

Morocco

Regulator: Agence National de Reglementation des Telecommunications
Telecommunications Equipment:
Approval is generally issued based on a review of foreign standard test reports to demonstrate compliance with Morocco’s technical specifications by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (Agence National de Reglementation des Telecommunications, ANRT) issues type approval for telecommunications terminal equipment. ANRT will issue approval to foreign manufacturers.

Nepal

Regulator: Nepal Telecommunication Authority
Telecommunications Equipment:
The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) issues type approval based on a review of existing test reports and certifications by foreign regulators. No in-country testing is required. NTA will issue approval to a foreign manufacturer.
Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) issues type approval based on a review of existing test reports for Low power radio devices and mobile network terminal devices. The NTA may consider foreign certifications, No in-country testing is required.

New Zealand

Regulators: Radio Spectrum Management Group (RSM)
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Please visit our dedicated Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) EMC compliance for New Zealand – RCM testing page.

North America

Regulators: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Please visit our dedicated FCC EMC compliance for North America – FCC testing page.

Oman

Regulator: Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Telecommunications Equipment:
Public network services based on a review of foreign standard test reports from independent laboratories may be issued type approval by Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority for telecommunications equipment. Each local distributor must have type approval in its own name.
Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Low power devices operating in unlicensed bands currently require no type approval, however, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is responsible for approving radio equipment. TRA issues type approval based on a review of foreign standard test reports from independent laboratories. Each local distributor must have type approval in its own name.

Pakistan

Regulator: Pakistan Telecommunications Authority
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority generally accepts foreign standard test reports as the basis for approval of most Telecommunications equipment connected directly or indirectly to the PSTN and radio equipment. The applicant for the approval may be a foreign manufacturer.

Philippines

Regulator: Philippines National Telecommunications Commision
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Philippines’ National Telecommunication Commission issues a certification of telecom equipment to be connected to public network services. Mobile telephones also require type approval. Certification of some equipment types requires testing at the incumbent telecom carrier laboratories, while for other categories approval is based on a review of foreign standard test reports. The Philippines’ National Telecommunication Commission issues type acceptance of low power radio devices. Certification is based on a review of foreign standard test reports.

Qatar

Regulator: Oman Qatar’s Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Approval is granted by Qatar’s Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology that issues type approval for telecommunications and radio equipment typically based on a review of foreign standard test reports. Foreign manufacturers may be the applicant for approval.

Russia

Regulator: Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz), Customs Union Technical regulations and Ministry of Industry and Trade
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Telecommunications equipment requires certification or registration of a declaration of conformity with the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz) if it is to be supplied in connection with a common carrier network in Russia. Customs Union regulations call for submission and registration of compulsory declarations of conformity for telecommunications, radio communications and information technology equipment not enclosed in the mandatory certification list of products. Declarations are backed up by CB and EMC test reports. A local applicant or responsible party is also required. Russia’s security service, FSB, requires that a notification is filed for any products containing encryption technology, including WiFi, Bluetooth and SSL acceleration. GOST-R certification for EMC and safety of telecom equipment and ITE in Russia has largely been replaced by the Customs Union Technical Regulations (CU TR). However, GOST-R is still applicable for batteries. Certification can often be issued based on acceptable test reports. Imported radio devices are regulated in Russia through Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) import licenses, which in turn often require an export report issued by the State Commission of Radio Frequencies (“GKRCh”). The procedures are often lengthy and require extensive coordination with the related government agencies.

Saudi Arabia

Regulator: Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission issues conformity certificates for telecommunications equipment, radio equipment and information technology equipment. Approval is based upon a review of existing foreign standard test reports to demonstrate conformity with CITC’s technical standards.

Singapore

Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority accepts equipment registration for many types of telecommunications and radio equipment, though registration is voluntary for some categories of equipment. The company filing the registration must be a local company with a valid IDA dealer’s license. Registrations are typically based on foreign standard test reports to declare conformity to IDA’s technical standards.

South Africa

Regulator: Independent Communication Authority of South Africa
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) regulates telecommunications in South Africa. Telecommunication line terminal equipment (TLTE) is subject to type approval by ICASA. Approval is typically issued based on foreign standard test reports that demonstrate compliance with South African technical standards.South Africa’s NRCS requires a Letter of Authority (LoA) for product safety and Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for EMC for some telecommunications equipment, some radio equipment, and information technology equipment.

Taiwan

Regulators: Bureau of Standards and Meteorology, Taiwan’s National Communications Commission
Telecommunications Equipment:
As of January 2012, some categories of telecom and networking equipment will also be subject to BSMI approval. Testing to Taiwan’s EMC technical standards can be performed at many independent Test laboratories outside Taiwan. Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards and Metrology (BSMI) regulate EMC and safety compliance for non-telecom ITE. A local representative is essential for Safety compliance and may require the involvement of a local Taiwan lab. Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) and private Recognized Certification Bodies (RCBs) issue type approval for all telecommunications terminal equipment and low power radio devices to be imported or sold in Taiwan. Equipment must comply with Taiwan’s standards. The applicant for an approval may be a foreign manufacturer. Wireless and Radio Equipment: Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) and private Recognized Certification Bodies (RCBs) issue type approval for all telecommunications terminal equipment and low power radio devices to be imported or sold in Taiwan. Equipment must comply with Taiwan’s standards. The applicant for the approval may be a foreign manufacturer. Information Technology Equipment: Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards and Metrology (BSMI) regulates EMC compliance for non-telecom ITE. Personal computers and PC cards are subject to DoC registration. Testing to Taiwan’s EMC principles can be performed at numerous independent test laboratories outside Taiwan. A registered local representative is necessary to declare, hold compliance records and support labelling requirements.

Tanzania

Regulator: Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Electronic communications equipment to be used for connection or access to the public electronic communication networks and wireless communications equipment to be used in the United Republic of Tanzania require type approval issued by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). Approval is generally issued based on a review of foreign standard test reports, but TCRA reserves the right to require testing. The applicant for approval must be a local supplier, importer or distributor.

Thailand

Regulator: Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission
Telecommunications, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
Equipment such as WLAN, Bluetooth and certain RFID as well as most common telecommunications terminal equipment (TTE), some telecommunications transport equipment, and some common types of radio equipment must be registered with Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Registration is based on the declaration of conformity to demonstrate compliance with Thailand’s national standards. Foreign standard test reports are often accepted as the basis for declarations. A local applicant is required.Certain land mobile radio communication equipment, satellite communication equipment and some RFID equipment are required by Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to undergo registration of radio equipment it categorizes as a Class A device. NTC will accept test reports from foreign laboratories to demonstrate compliance with Thai national standards. A local applicant and or representative is required. Certain cellular radio communication equipment, broadband wireless access equipment, amateur radio communication equipment, certain land mobile radio communication equipment, and maritime radio communication equipment is required by Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to undergo certification of radio equipment, which it categorizes as a Class B device. NTC will accept test reports from foreign laboratories to demonstrate compliance with Thai national standards. A local applicant is required.

UAE

Regulator: Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority requires the approval of radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment to comply with relevant technical specifications and to be registered with the TRA before it can be supplied in the UAE. A local applicant or responsible party is required

Vietnam

Regulator: Vietnam Telecommunications Authority
Telecommunications, Information Technology, Wireless and Radio Equipment:
The Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority is responsible for issuing type approval for wireline telecommunications equipment and radio equipment. VNTA will generally accept foreign standard test reports to demonstrate compliance with Vietnam national standards. A local applicant or responsible party is required.

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