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?
Type approval in Qatar synapse
As stated above a local certificate holder is required for type approval in Qatar. This local certificate holder must be a commercially registered companies in Qatar that possess a valid Trade License issued by ictQATAR's Technical Regulatory Authority to apply.
If you do not have someone who can fulfill that role CSIA can provide a local certificate holder service for the type approval process in Qatar.
Qatar has two separate type approval process available.
This process requires one of two different criteria be met by the applicant:
The product has a type approval certificate issued by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or UAE.
This process can take 5-7 working days to complete from the time CSIA has collected all the required documents from the manufacturer.
This process is required if type approvals by a recognized CAB or National Regulatory Authority have not been issued.
We can still proceed with this type approval process using test reports issued by a recognized lab according to ictQatar.
This process can take 10 -12 working days to complete from the time CSIA has collected all the required documents from the manufacturer.
The Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar has recently released an updated National Frequency Allocation Plan (NFAP) which was implemented in accordance with the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (ITU WRC-19). The NFAP also covers information on the frequency bands for the usage of Short Range Devices.
The CRA states that the National Frequency Allocation Plan is subject to periodic revisions in order to comply with the requirements imposed by modern national as well as international regulations about allocation of frequency bands.
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar (CRA) recently announced in the Class License for the use of RLAN devices that the usage and operation of WIFI 6E over 5925-6425 MHz Band is allowed in Qatar.
The publication of the new technical regulation for RLAN devices defines also the technical requirements for the usage of WIFI 6E in Qatar as follows:
Type Frequency Band Maximum EIRP (dBm) Indoor / Outdoor Use
Low Power 5925-6425 MHz 23 dBm E.I.R.P Indoor Use only
Very Low Power 5925-6425 MHz 14 dBm E.I.R.P Indoor and Outdoor Use
The usage of WIFI 6E in Qatar shall meet the technical requirements specified in the standard ETSI TR 103 524 V1.1.1 (2018-10).
The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Qatar has published an updated version of the National Frequency Allocation Plan.
The Communications Regulatory Authority of the State of Qatar issued Version No. 4 of the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRD) dated April 22, 2021. The regulation includes an updated list of SRD applications, applicable frequencies, field strength/output power, test references, and other information to which SRDs must comply. Major changes in the new regulation include the following:
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 email@example.com for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.
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