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  • Vietnam QCVN Update

    Vietnam  MIC had officially issued Circular No. 02/2024/TT-BTTTT on 29th March 2024. It will take effect on 15th May 2024 and replace Circular 04/2023/TT-BTTTT. Circular 02/2024/TT-BTTTT includes significant changes to the regulations on the product and goods category that require quality inspection, conformity declaration (SDoC), and conformity certification (TAC). Please see some examples here: The…

  • International Approval Update – Indonesia SDPPI New Requirement

    Starting from January 1st 2024, Indonesia SDPPI updates its approval requirement to include EMC evaluation. This is mandatory for obtaining SDPPI approval. So far, there will not be official publication from SDPPI regarding this information as the requirement is already stated in the technical standard. Full EMC parameters defined by SDPPI are only for emission…

  • Vietnam MIC Update

    From 1 January 2024,Vietnam MIC electrical safety standard – QCVN132:2022 will be in effect. It shall be applied for all  ICT and ITE products such as desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, DVB-T2 TV/ set-top-box, DECT phones etc. Currently, MIC still does not finalize the requirements as this is confusion with rules. So as of now…

  • Brazil ANATEL News

    ANATEL published the new Act 9281, defining the technical requirements for Smart TV Box conformity assessment. The Act 9281 will come into force on September 11th, 2023. This new Standard creates this new product category called Smart TV Box, covering all the terminal equipment intended for accessing audiovisual content via the Internet and displaying it…

  • News from India TEC

    On 23rd June , TEC had issue 2 announcements: No 5-2/2021-TC/TEC 131  –  about the Extension of phase 3 and 4 product to be mandatory No 5-2/2021-TC/TEC 165 – Product under Phase V of Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecommunications Equipment TEC has also released the Circular regarding the New Products under Phase-V of mandatory…

  • UK Web System Update

    UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies (UKMCAB) has been updated to improve the ability to search and find information and address Minimum Viable Product (MVP) release issues. You can find further information on the Service updates and releases GOV.UK page: https://find-a-conformity-assessment-body.service.gov.uk/updates If you would like to discuss further in regard of UKCA requirement, please do not…

  • Japan PSE Requirement

    457 product categories have been designated pursuant to the PSE Law, 116 items for specified products and 341 items for non-specified products. Products with a history of accidents in the marketplace, or products which are likely to cause injury, are termed “Specified Electrical Products” and require third-party assessment by a METI-Registered Conformity Assessment Body (Registered…

  • US EPA – Set Top Box Sunset Announcement

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the sunset of the ENERGY STAR specification for Set-Top Boxes (STB) and the Set-Top Box Service Provider Partnership, effective September 29, 2023. In response to EPA’s proposal to sunset the ENERGY STAR specification for Set-Top Boxes and the Set-Top Box Service Provider partnership, EPA received one set…

  • Update: Sample Requirement for CONGO Republic

    Lately, CONGO Republic ARPCE has announced that a normal sample is mandatory required during any Type Approval applications in the country. Please be advised that that is applied to any ongoing and renewal projects. If a sample is a not available the certificate is subject to be cancelled. For further information, you may find it…

  • Malaysia SIRIM/MCMC – Voice on 5G

    Malaysia SIRIM/MCMC Just announced the requirement for 5G equipment which contains voice function supporting Voice over New Radio VoNR)/ Voice over 5G (Vo5G) must comply with the requirements stated in 3GPP TS 34.229-5. Applicant is required to submit a test report of evaluation in order to be granted with full approval. This is in line with …