Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?
What is the lead time to obtain type approval?
Are there any marking or logo requirements?
Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?
What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?
Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?
Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has issued the Type Approval Verification Guidelines (Sim-Enabled Devices), which shall come into effect on 1st April 2022, aimed at all Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), SIM-Enabled Device Supply Chain and SIM-Enabled Device users. Contact CSIA to find out how these changes may affect your cellular products in Botswana.
The Botswana authority BOCRA issues from now on type approval without expiration date.
Type Approval certificates which still have an expiry date should be updated 3 months in advance to an approval without expiration date. Note, that changes in equipment will still require a new type approval.
As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.
CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc.
Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.
For information on FCC, CE Mark or International Approvals
or e-mail us at email@example.com