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?

  • 3-4 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No marking requirements.

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

  • We can leverage your CE Mark test reports as part of the application process. Contact CSIA 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?

  • No.

Type approval in Kuwait synapse

In February of 2016 MoC  was replaced by Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA). The new agency has been issuing type approval certificates for Kuwait on most wireless devices. However type approvals for satellite devices are still being delayed while the agency reviews its regulations and policies regarding type approvals for this type of technology. Delays in issuing type approvals for satellite devices can be expected.

Field test samples are allowed prior to a type approval certificate being issued by CITRA, however there is a chance that samples could get held up in Customs.

There is no specific reason other than Custom’s does this sometimes. If you decide to send in samples for field trials in Kuwait prior to obtaining a type approval certificate from CITRA, it would be best to have someone monitoring it and following up with Customs. You probably have a field office that could handle this for you.

Kuwait updates

September 2021

The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) of Kuwait has announced that there have been some changes to the type approval and certification process.One of those changes is that type approval certificates issued by CITRA will now be valid for 3 years instead of the previous 1 year. All current certificates will be updated to indicate a 3 years validity when they are renewed. Contact CSIA for more information on this change as well as any other questions you may have for your Global Market Access.

March 2021

The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) of Kuwait has issued the technical standards for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) equipment connected to a public telecommunication network.

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 for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.

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