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Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?
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What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?
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The Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) of India has extended the deadline for complying with labeling requirements for products under MTCTE Phase III and IV to December 31, 2022.
MTCTE Procedure (ver 2.1/Release May 2021) supersedes procedure no. TEC/MP/DD/TCP-711/02.Oct18
The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import of use in India. The final detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules has been notified separately. The testing is to be carried out for conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment, by Indian Accredited Labs designated by TEC and based upon their test reports, certificate shall be issued by TEC.
India recently announced that in conjunction with the changes to the Phase 5 BIS Mandatory Scope changes, a total of seven categories were added to this scope which, as described below in our October update, will require mandatory approval to enter the India market place.
India – MEITY Announces Phase 5 Products under BIS Mandatory Scope
On October 1, 2020, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) released its Phase V Addition of product categories to the Schedule of the Electronics and Information Technology Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order. Effective April 1, 2021, the following product types are subject to mandatory Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) safety approval in India:
Webcam (Finished Products)
Smart Speakers (with and without Display)
Dimmers for LED products
WPC Wireless Planning and Coordination agency has released a new type approval proposal that will change what products would require approval. Among the proposals is changing Low Power Devices from a type approval process to an importer controlled process.
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The regulatory agency in India, Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) , has updated their list of products that require type approval to now include RFID products that operate on 865-867 MHz. Previously these products were exempt from Equipment Type Approval in India.
India’s Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) has published a revised draft of their “Procedure for Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecommunication Equipment” (MT&CTE) proposing the date for mandatory testing will be changed to April 1, 2018 instead of the previously stated date of October 1, 2018. Currently, it is not possible to test and certify for TEC, however TEC is in the process of appointing local Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs). Many details remain pending with regards to implementation and full scope of the scheme.
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.