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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?
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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).
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:
Contact CSIA for up to date information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.