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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?

  • 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?

  • A local representative is required.

Vietnam Updates

May 2021

Over the course of the last six months, the Ministry of Communications (MIC) released new testing standards of various technologies. This may affect manufactures ability to obtain approval in Vietnam depending on what test standards their products test reports have listed. Contact CSIA for a review of your current test reports to confirm if they are sufficient for entry into the Vietnam market place.

October 2019

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) of Vietnam has issued document 2902/BTTTT-KHCN for clarification on the implementation of Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT, which has been in effect since September 1, 2019.  

The main points described in the document 2902/BTTTT-KHCN are listed below.

A CISPR 32:2015 test report can replace a QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT report.
Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz Zigbee, and wireless devices with output power less than 60 mW are exempt upon confirmation.

To summaries BT and 2.4GHz products that operate below 60 mW output power no longer require type approval.

A letter of exemption is available. Contact CSIA for more information.

March 2019

Product Quality Inspection Registration" (PQIR)

New import process for Vietnam – for importers
Vietnam MIC to terminate Circular 18/2014/TT-BTTTT Regulation On Import Permit of Radio Devices

June 27, 2018, Vietnam MIC has released the Decision No.823/QD-BTTTT to terminate Circular No.18/2014/TT-BTTTT - Regulation on import permit of Radio devices.
From May 31, 2018, import permit for radio devices have been officially terminated.

Vietnam MIC will release a new Circular replacing Circular No.18/2014/TT-BTTTT sometime around October 2018.
This new Circular will regulate the importation of radio device. We assume the requirement on providing TA/ADoC to clear custom will be stated in this new Circular.

Regulation on import permit has been terminated and replaced by "Product Quality Inspection Registration" process.  
Regulated by Circular 18/2014/TT-BTTTT of MIC Vietnam, radio and telecommunications devices are subjected to import license / permit of MIC Vietnam.
In order to obtain MIC Vietnam import license / permit, applicant has to submit to VNTA an application dossier including MIC Type Approval Certificate, commercial contract, commercial invoice, product specifications. This means importer has to obtain Type approval certificate for radio product before applying for MIC Vietnam import permit.

Contact CSIA for more information on the new PQIR import process for Vietnam.

August 2018

​Effective July 1, 2018, Vietnam’s Authority Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) published Circular No. 04/2018/TT-BTTTT listing products requiring Type Approval Certificate (TAC) and/or Declaration of Conformity (DoC), and official guide No. CV 1551/BTTTT-KHCN to this Circular. Note that Circular No. 04/2018/TT-BTTTT replaces Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT). Changes to the new Circular are as follows:

New EMC standard QCVN112 (harmonized with EN301489-17) replaces QCVN18 for the following equipment:

Radio equipment operating in 2.4 GHz band using spread spectrum modulation with output power above 60mW;
Radio access equipment operating in 5 GHz band;
High data rate radio access transmitters and transceiver operating in the 60 GHz band.

Lithium batteries for laptops, mobile phones and tablets are subject to compliance to item 2.6 - Safety requirements of QCVN 101:2016/BTTTT, or IEC 62133.

It should be noted that TACs and DoCs issued before July 1, 2018 remain valid until their expiration dates.

July 2018

Under regulations set forth in Circular No. 04/2018/TT-BTTTT (replacing Circular No. 42/2016/TT - BTTT), BT and WLAN products with output power less than 60 mW will now be subject to Type Approval in Vietnam. This new regulation will take effect July 1, 2018. Previously obtained exemption letters will no longer be valid and certificates will be required. Type Approval Certificates obtained under Circular No. 42/2016/TT - BTTT will be valid until the expiration date listed on the certificate. Please contact us for more details or a copy of the circular.

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.