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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

The telecommunica­tions regulatory authority in South Africa, ICASA, wants telecom equipment using the line current to be first submitted to Safety certification. It means that before being accepted for type-approval by  ICASA, these products shall first obtain the Letter of Approval (LoA) issued by the Natio­nal Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS).
ICASA has not provided a briefing note on this matter yet. However, during the processing of some applications to the authority, we were as­ked to provide the LoA issued by the NCRS before the processing could continue.
This provision did not exist in the past since it was not formerly ap­plied to pieces of equipment and the EMC test re­ports issued by ISO 17.025 accredited laboratories were enough to apply for the ICASA type-approval.
As a reminder, the processing of an NCRS LOA application lasts 120 working days. It is re­quired for the following pieces of equipment:

Audio, video & similar electrical equipment ;
Household equipment (Power requiring devices/in use of motors and heating elements) ;
Information technology equipment ;
Power supplies equipment ;
Luminaires ;
Magnetically driven electrical tools ;
Transportable motor operated electrical tools ;
Electric tools for test, measurements, control & lab

Contact CSIA for a list of these new applicable standards.




Global Regulatory Updates

​​CSIA and their global network are able to provide Global Market Access and additional services to our clients including:

  • International Approvals
  • FCC, CE, I/C Approvals
  • GMPCS-MoU ITU Registration
  • Safety Approvals
  • Energy Efficient Certifications
  • VDE Certifications
  • Translations
  • Certificate Holder Service
  • Local Representative Service

CSIA is able to offer telecom, safety and other international approval services in 100% of the countries in the  world including the following regions:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Mexico
  • The Caribbean

At CSIA we help you expand into international markets by obtaining type approval for your telecommunications or electronics products.

​We have formed partnerships with in country labs, agents, agencies and associate companies worldwide doing business on every continent and every country around the world. This allows us to act as a one-stop shop for all your worldwide approval needs.