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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 4-6 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • Yes

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • Many products do require in country testing. ContactCSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • A local representative is required.

Type approval in Ghana synapse

Importing field test samples without a type approval certificate from Ghana NCA is allowed for limited demonstration and test purposes only. Such import should be preceded by a letter to the Authority indicating the purpose of the test/demonstration, the duration, location, equipment specification including the power levels and frequency. The total number to be imported for such purpose should never exceed 10 pieces.
The letter also should indicate what happens to the devices after the test or the demonstration.
Lastly, an officer of the Authority should be invited to witness such test.

As stated above a local representative is required for type approval in Ghana. Should you choose to use
CSIA’s services an LoA between the manufacture and CSIA would be required.

Ghana updates

September 2023

GHANA Energy efficiency and Energy Guide Label approval process

Please be aware the Ghana’s Energy Commission has set up guidelines for the energy efficiency procedure.

Therefore listed appliances below must follow these guidelines to meet the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) to enter the country’s appliance market and get the Energy Guide Label from the Ghana’s Energy Commission.

Household refrigerators
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Room Air-conditioners (RACs)
Distribution Transformers
Washing Machines
Ceiling, wall, standing and tabletop comfort fans
Television sets
Public lighting
Electric motors
Electric Kettles
Renewable Energy Batteries
Industrial Fans
Ventilating Fans
Water Heaters
Rice Cookers
Solar Panel

Also kindly note that a local representative is required

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contactCSIA 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 for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.