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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?

  • 4-5 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 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 representative is required.

Singapore country updates

April 2024

​Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (MELS) and Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) Extended to Household Water Heaters and Commercial Storage Refrigerators
​The Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) will extend the Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (MELS) and Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) to household water heaters and commercial storage refrigerators from April 1, 2025. The regulations will cover all types of water heaters commonly used in residential households, namely storage water heaters, instantaneous water heaters and heat pump water heaters. ​For details please refer to the announcement​. 

July 2022

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore published Technical Specification Security Requirements to Guard against Network Storms for Cellular Devices, IMDA TS CD-SEC, Issue 1 in July 2022. These new standards come into force on January 2, 2023. New security requirements include Guard Against Network Storms; Controlled Access; and Secure Over-The-Air (OTA) Update.

December 2021

Singapore IMDA has agreed to a short grace period for meeting compliance of TS RG-SEC Requirements for Residential Gateways. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) of Singapore released enhanced security requirements for new home routers in 2020. These requirements were included into the technical specification “Security Requirements for Residential Gateways” (TS RG-SEC) and should become mandatory starting on October 12, 2021. 

September 2021

The Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) issued a second revision of technical specifications for Short Range Devices (SRD) on August 2, 2021. 

This Specification defines the minimum technical requirements for SRD including authorized frequency bands, the corresponding output power levels for SRDs as well as restricted conditions.

The Revision was supplemented by a wider variety of SRD applications that can operate on the same frequency due to the different criteria for spectrum access. The revised document focuses on the requirements and spectrum access conditions (according to the Table 1 of the technical specifications) for allowing coexistence of all kinds of SRD. The table now contains the “Additional Spectrum Access Conditions” column that clarifies conditions for frequency band sharing.

In addition to the requirements, the IMDA includes a Checklist that can be used as a guide for assessment of the SRD for conformity with applicable requirements set out in the Specification.

August 2021

The National Environment Agency’s (NEA) of Singapore informed on the revision of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) as well as The Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (MELS) for four appliance types on June 8, 2021. 

February 2018

Cessation of Registration for 450 – 470 MHz Short Range Devices

On December 18, 2017, Singapore’s IMDA issued a notice stating that Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the 450–470 MHz frequency band can no longer be approved, and existing approvals can no longer be renewed. This is to prevent interference with IMT Services. This notice came into effect on January 1, 2018; the sale of such SRD devices must stop by March 31, 2018.

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.