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International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

New Zealand

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 1-2 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • Yes.

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

  • We can leverage your CE Mark and FCC 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?

  • A local compliance folder holder is required.

New Zealand updates

August 2022

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) of New Zealand updated the General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices as of August 1, 2022. Several crucial changes are now in effect:

  • Clarification on frequency bands for the use of Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and Transmit Power Control (TPC). DFS and TPC can be only applied to the frequency band 5250–5350 MHz within the 5150–5350 MHz range.
  • Additional frequency range for WLAN in the 5925–6425 MHz band. Possible operating modes are Indoors: 24 dBm EIRP; Indoors/Outdoors: 14 dBm EIRP
  • 60 GHz devices can currently operate in the frequency range 57–71 GHz (increased permitted power: 25 dBW EIRP). Previous requirements concerning “Indoor-Only Systems” have been also abolished.

February 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), through the Radio Spectrum Management (RSM), published a new version of the regulation prescribing the requirements of radio equipment to show compliance in New Zealand.

Contact CSIA for more information on these changes.

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.