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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.