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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?

  • No

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. 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?

  • No.

Namibia updates

January 2024

The Regulator has issued a statement that, on the basis of the new regulations in force since 21 August 2023, all telecommunications equipment exempted from type approval must be entered in the type approval exemption register.

This register will be published periodically on the Regulator's website.
Manufacturers should contact
CSIA to obtain an updated exemption letter as Customs officers will no longer accept old letters.
Old exemption letters must be re-requested in accordance with the new Regulation 2023 in order to be registered in a database.

October 2023

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has published an amendment regarding telecommunications equipment requiring type approval and a notice of intention to amend the regulations setting fees for licenses, certificates and examinations.

September 2019

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has updated the list of products no longer subject to mandatory Type Approval in Namibia.

May 2018

On May 8, 2018, CRAN released a Statement of interpretation of the definition of “telecommunications equipment” in the Government Gazette.  Telecommunication equipment has been defined as: “communications or networking equipment with an interface to public network or wide area network services and includes but not limited to telecommunications terminal equipment, information technology equipment (including but not limited to a digital set-top box decoder), radio communication equipment powered by means of an internal or external electrical AC/DC energy source and electronic communications network equipment.”  The Government Gazette includes “Schedule 1” that shows common product types now exempted from type approval in Namibia.

Contact CSIA for a list of products exempt from mandatory type approval in Namibia as listed in Schedule 1 as well as the current type approval process for Namibia.

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.