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?

  • Many products do require in country testing. 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 a Dealer Registration is required.

Type approval in UAE synapse

In order to apply for a type approval from the  Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE the manufacturer should have a Dealer Registration.
If you do not currently have a Dealer Registration for UAE,
CSIA can obtain one for you.
During this process
CSIA will set the manufacture us with their own log in on the TRA website so that, if you require an import permit in addition to the type approval, your local importer can access the site and apply for the import permit.
Once you have the Dealer Registration
CSIA can apply for type approval from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)  for your products.

Be aware that products that utilize and embedded SIM chip may not be allowed in UAE and may not qualify for type approval from  the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). There are some exceptions especially if the information sent and received by the device is routed through and for use by a local operator.

If the product contains cellular technology you may be requested to provide a list of IMEI approved devices and a declaration of IMEI security.  (IMEI is a unique identifier for each cellular device, typically found behind the battery).

Should you need to import your products for field trials prior to obtaining a Dealer Registration or type approval from TRA there is a process to be followed.

-The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)  would need to be notified in advance that the equipment is going to be imported
-The equipment will be stopped at customs
-The Customs Authority will contact the TRA
-TRA will issue a No Objection Letter
-One is given permission to import the equipment with certain conditions: the equipment must be exported by a certain date; the number of units may be restricted; the location of use may be restricted; the equipment cannot be sold etc.
-If the equipment uses radio spectrum, then spectrum authorization must be obtained separately and in advance
CSIA provide assistance with the field test units process.
In terms of lead time, once the units get into customs, approximately 3-4 weeks to get the No Objection Letter from TRA.

UAE updates

UAE: RoHS certificate required for all EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) stated the implementation of the new RoHs

regulations for UAE to cover all EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment).

RoHs (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) regulations intention is to control or limit presence of the following

hazardous substances on electrical and electronic devices:

1. Lead (Pb
2. Mercury (Hg)
3. Cadmium (Cd)
4. Hexavalent chromium (Vi)
5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
6. Polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDE)

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7. Bis (2-ethyhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
8. Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
9. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
10. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

Based on the latest news we have received from ESMA, they have revised the RoHS regulations stating that

no test reports are required for RoHS certification. The manufacturer’s declaration of compliance with RoHS

requirements would replace the test report.

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.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

For information on FCC, CE Mark or International Approvals 

Call CSIA now to find out how:(503) 482-9289

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