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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?

  • 7-9 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No marking requirements.

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

  • In country testing is required. 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.

Taiwan update

April 2024

On September 27, 2023, the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan announced revised inspection regulations for portable air conditioners. These changes aim to enhance safety and efficiency standards for these appliances.

September 2020

NCC considered to deregulate wireless remote controls with a maximum RF output power of less than 1 mW

On the occasion of their 924th meeting on 2020-08-26, the National Communications Commission (NCC) reviewed and approved the draft announcement.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Act specifies that RF equipment may be freely circulated and used unless otherwise specified by law. In order to comply with the free circulation and use of Article 65 of the Telecommunications Regulation Act which took effect on July 1st, 2020, NCC considered to deregulate wireless remote controls with a maximum RF output power of less than 1 mW.
However, NCC emphasizes that the deregulated equipment should still comply with the technical specifications of low-power radio frequency equipment.

March 2018

Taiwan to stop 3G service starting in 2019. (Update as of December 31st the The National Communications Commission (NCC) has shut down the third-generation mobile communications service.)

More than 6.43 million 3G cellphone users must migrate to the 4G network by the end of the year, when the 3G licenses are set to expire, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said.

The 3G licenses expire on Dec. 31, meaning that the service will legally terminate next year, commission spokesperson Weng Po-tsung (翁柏宗) said. ​

The four telecoms are to still offer voice communication through 3G networks with the use of circuit-switched fallback technology, in which the voice and messaging services are delivered to 4G devices through the use of the global system for mobile communications or another circuit-switched network, Weng said.

These companies are likely to keep 3G technologies for some time, he said.

However, users of 3G might need to change to 4G SIM cards if they want to continue using their 3G cellphones after the telecoms’ licenses expire, he said.


February 2018

On January 10, 2018, Taiwanese Regulator National Communications Commission (NCC) published the definitive version of Technical Regulation LP0002 for Low-power Radio-frequency, effective immediately upon publication. The main changes are as follows:

Additional frequency bands available for RFID devices from 922-928 MHz to 920-928 MHz.
Addition of newly announced frequency bands for mobile broadband business to the Frequency Allocation Table.
Allocation of 920-925 MHz for ‘other IoT devices’.

For any devices currently approved with UHF RFID technology, such devices may only operate on the previously permitted band 922-928 MHz. If manufacturers would like any currently approved devices to use the extended range of 920-928 MHz, then a new approval will be required.

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.