ANATEL recently changed the label requirements. You no  longer are required to have the EAN number on your artwork.

Further the local certificate holder in Brazil no longer is required to be associated with GS1 or to provide an EAN number as part of the approval process.

Contact CSIA for a list of these new applicable standards.

Saudi Arabia

CITC has recently changed the validity period of type approval certificates from one year to two years.

The Saudi regulator, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has stopped accepting manufacturers declarations of conformity. The CITC requires now Certificates/Declarations of conformity issued by the test laboratories accredited under the international laboratory accreditation cooperation scheme, ‘ILAC’. The certificate of conformity should be on company letterheaded paper, signed and stamped by the issuing laboratory. And you should submit the ISO17025 certificate by ILAC.
Also a new declaration against the Saudi regulations is now required.

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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.


In Argentina a new ENACOM Resolution6038/2016 was issued regarding Low Power Devices.
Modular approval is now allowed with only one radiated sample required for testing most devices.
Contact CSIA for a list of these new applicable

South Africa

SABS(South African Bureau of Standards) has started processing CoC applications for EMC/EMI approval based on their new regulations, which include increased requirements.
CSIA for a list of these new applicable standards.

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NOM016 approval will end October 19th, 2016. The new process will be NOM 208.
Between October 19th, 2016 and March 2017 the only approval required to import and sell products operating in 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz will be IFT008.
Starting in March 2017 all products approved between October 19th 2016 and March 2017 approved with only IFT008 will need to obtain NOM 208. No retesting is required for those products  but there is a fee per product for the NOM 208.
All products that currently have IFT008/NOM016 are grandfathered in and are permanent.
Once NOM 208 is implemented the products will be selected at random for surveillance/inspection. The surveillance/inspection includes re-test of a new sample. The selection of the random follow up visits (verification) is made yearly on April. A product which is assigned to an inspection one year, won’t be assigned the next year but the following year it returns to the random selection. Basically at some point once every two years your product will be called for inspection. This is a lifetime process.
The cost of surveillance/inspection is similar to first time certification for the same product because testing is required as well as payment to NYCE for the surveillance.
The cost is a little lower but not much, typically within $300.00 - $500.00 of the original certification.
PEC certificates will be issued with the NOM208 process.
Products approved between October 19th and March 2017 using only IFT008 there will be no PEC certificate. Once NOM-EM-016 expires, the IFT-008 certification is the one that will be required in customs, until the enforcement of NOM-208​.

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New Custom Union Rules

We would like to inform you that starting 22.12.2016 there are new requirements for the market access (CoC / DoC) 

to the Customs Union (EAEU - Eurasian Economic Union) will come in force by the Decision #154 dated 15.11.2016 of the EAEU Commission:

1. The APPLICANT for the CoC / DoC can only be a legal entity registered in the territory of the Customs Union (EAEU) - local manufacturer, retailer or an authorized Local Representative. Foreign manufacturer is not allowed to be the applicant for the CoC / DoC in the CU (EAEU).

2.  The CONTENT of the CoC / DoC will now have to mandatory include the list of an applicable standards in the CU (EAEU) or, country-specific standards, if there are no common standards in place in the CU (EAEU).

ContactCSIAfor a list of these new applicable standards.

Cote d’Ivoire has just taken a step forward in the regulation of products

and equipment used in the country. According to a last decree signed by the President of the Republic, new standards have been made mandatory.
• Food products;
• Renewable energy product and electrical and electronic product;
• Cosmetics and personal care products;
• Packaging;
• Building materials;
• Automotive spare parts, accessories and lubricants;
• Machines;
• Pressure equipment;
• Personal protective equipment;
• Products dealing with health, safety and environment;
• Textiles;
• Shoes;
• Toys;
• Used products;
From now on, products and equipment on the list should compulsorily comply with some standards. 

New 2.4 and 5.0 GHz power levels in Chile

For your information, Subtel recently modified letter j.1) of Resolution 755-2005 regarding 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Letter j.1) is the one which applies for certification of devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other digital modulation techniques. 

This modification increased power limits and added one additional frequency band. Below is a summary of the new conditions established:

– 2.4GHz (2400-2483.5MHz) is now open for indoor and outdoor use up to 150mW EIRP. Previous outdoor limit was 5mW EIRP.

– 5GHz (5150-5250 MHz) is now open for indoor use only up to 150mW EIRP. Outdoor use of this band is not permitted. Conditions for this band remain unchanged.
– 5GHz (5250-5350 MHz) is now open for indoor and outdoor use up to 150mW EIRP. Previous outdoor limit was 5mW EIRP.
– 5GHz (5470-5725 MHz) is now open for indoor and outdoor use up to 150mW EIRP. This band was previously not allowed in Chile.
– 5GHz (5725-5850 MHz) is now open for use inside of immovables up to 150mW EIRP and outside of immovables use up to 50mW EIRP. Previous limit outside of immovables was 5mW EIRP.                

CSIA for a list of these new applicable standards. 


Low Power Devices no longer require approval by CAK in Kenya.
Please contact CSIA for more details on the technical parameters set by CAK for devices classed as LPD/SRD.

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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval