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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?

  • 4-5 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 as well as current CE Mark test reports. 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?

  • A local representative is required.

Type approval in Malaysia synapse

Importing for testing or trial purpose prior to obtaining a SIRIM type approval certificate for Malaysia is allowed.  
CSIA can work with your branch office or vendor by sending a shipment invoice for him to apply an import permit.
Once in place you would be allowed to ship these samples to a Malaysia importer.  
CSIA can provide more details as well as a quote for this service if required.

Chargers being imported and sold in  Malaysia, ( Non Wireless Devices) must apply for SIRIM Permit approval number.
This number issued by SIRIM can be used to apply for an import permit for each importation (same number issued for RF certificate). This is different than a Malaysia type approval certificate issued by SIRIM.

Malaysia update:

July 2021

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has released additional requirements for the certification and importation of Wireless Media Players (WMP) and Set-Top Boxes (STB). New applications and renewals of Certificates of Compliance (CoC) and Certificates of Approval (CoA) will be subjected to these additional requirements starting January 1, 2022. The current temporary freeze on all new applications for the certification of WMP and STB devices will remain in effect until these new requirements are implemented.

October 2020

3G Network Phase Out Plan Announced
The Government of Malaysia has announced their plan to phase out 3G network coverage by the end of 2021. Starting January 1, 2021, approvals (including renewals) will no longer be issued for 3G-only devices and 4G-capable mobile phones without Voice over LTE (VoLTE). The goal of this plan is to improve the existing 4G network and to ensure the foundation for the 5G network.

June 2020

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) IPV6 Certification Program will be mandated in July of 2020. All direct connection equipment that connects to a Malaysian service provider is subject to this program. Examples of direct connection equipment includes access points, gateways, and mobile phones.
Local testing is required, and facilities will be available during the third quarter of this year (though availability might be subject to change based on the pandemic). Certification requirements include:

Electromagnetic Compatibility
Product Labelling/Marking
Technical Documentation
Electrical Safety
Testing Sample, Including the Required Software and Instructions
Testing per Requirements Delineated in MCMC Technical Code (MCMC MTSFB TC T013:2019)
Testing Conducted by SIRIM Laboratory (or Another Accredited Laboratory).

January 2020

​SIRIM has introduced additional certification requirements for Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) working in the 915 MHz frequency band due to complaints regarding interference from RFID products in the local mobile network. 

The revisions are as follows:

  • All RFIDs are obligated to meet the technical requirements in MCMC MTSFB TC T007.
  • New and existing RFIDs must set Malaysia as the default frequency range.
  • Any literature about the product, including specifications and user manuals, must identify Malaysian frequency range(s).
  • All documentation intended for end-users, consumers, and buyers must be submitted for certification.If applicants do not meet the above requirements, certifications will be cancelled and products will be recalled.   

Contact CSIA for up to date information

March 2018

LTE UE shall comply with the EMC emission requirements as defined in the ETSI EN 301 489-1 and specific to mobile phones, ETSI EN 301 489-34 shall also be complied.

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.