Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?
Country specific certification required
What is the lead time to obtain type approval?
Are there any marking or logo requirements?
Yes there are marking requirements. Contact CSIA for more details.
Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?
We can leverage your 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?
Yes in many cases a local representative is required.
RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) recently issued the guideline for the use of SRD (Short Range Devices) in Rwanda.
The objective is to define the technical specifications according to the allocation table of frequency bands, combat illegal
use of frequency spectrum, etc.
Note that article 6 of the requirements of SRDs in Rwanda stipulates that SRDs are exempted from license unless specified otherwise noted. Nevertheless all SRDs and like any other radio device must be approved.
If you make any change in the characteristics of the device (SRD) you must notify the regulatory agency.
An importer of license is required for the import of SRD equipment.
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.
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