Global Market Access Updates (2020.07)

Jul 23, 2020
Malaysia IPV6 Requirements
Standard name: MCMC MTSFB T013:2019
Effective date: July 1, 2020
Major changes.
1. A comprehensive test covering all requirements and RFCs as specified in MCMC Technical Code (MCMC MTSFB TC T013:2019).
2. Test to be conducted at SIRIM Lab or at any Accredited or Accepted Laboratory.
3. Effected Product will be AP, Gateway, Mobile phones and all other tier one product that connect direct to service provider.
4. From now to the implement date July 1 2020, it is the transition period for applicants to start to submit IPV6 application.
Persuant to SIRIM announcement dated July 9 2020, from July 10 2020
1) For WWAN+WIFI equipment, WIFI IPV6 report is required to complete type approval application.
2) For WWAN equipment WITHOUT WiFi interface (under Terminal/Host category), interim approval will be issued with a validity period of one year. If the cellular interface compliance to IPv6 requirement is fulfilled, then the full approval (valid for 5 years) will be issued.
Vietnam MIC New Circular for Type Approval Certification and Declaration of Conformity
Effective date: July 1, 2020.
Vietnam MIC (Ministry of Information and Communications) released new Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT for Type Approval Certification (TAC) and Declaration of Conformity (DOC) which will replace current Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT from July 1, 2020.
Major changes:
1. Current QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT will be replaced by WWAN EMC standard QCVN86:2019/BTTTT (equal to ETSI EN 301 489-52 V1.1.0 2016-11) from July 1st 2020, applicable for 2G (GSM, EDGE, GPRS) , 3G (WCDMA-FDD, UTRA) and 4G (LTE-E-UTRA).
2. 5th genertion of cellular network (5G) will be Vietnam soon, before new 5G technical standard is ready, 5G device will temporarily apply to QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT and QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT.
3. To include QCVN 19:2019/BTTTT for maritime navigation equipment and radiocommunication equipment.
4. Move following equipment from Annex I (required both TAC and DOC) to Annex II (required DOC only):
  • Marine radar
  • Short range tranmitter/transceiver
1) wireless inductive loop charger
2) telemetry instrument, including short-range rader in 24-24.25GHz, but excluding radar for rodaway/railway traffic applications.
3) 60GHz
4) wireless digital video transmission equipment
5) MICS (Medical Implant Communication System), MITS (Medical Implant Telemetry System)
5. Define clearly about RFID group and corresponding HS code
  • Active Tag, Reader: Annex I, both TAC and DOC required.
  • Tag and Reader for Traffic toll collection system in 920-923MHz and output power over 500mW: Annex I, both TAC and DOC required.
  • Passive Tag (without power): exempted from TAC and DOC.
6. All TAC/DOC and AQI (Acknowledgement of Quality Inspection for imported goods) issued before July 1 will keep valid to expired date or implement of new standard.
7. MIC also releases Circular 11/2020/TT-BTTTT to be effective from July 1, 2020
  • New certification methods
1) Method 1: For products manufactured by factory(ies) having the certificate of quality management system (ISO 9001 or the equivalent). Certificate validity is valid in 3 years at most.
2) Method 5: For products manufactured by factory(ies) NOT having the certificate of quality management system (ISO 9001 or the equivalent). Certificate validity is valid in 3 years at most, and should to have factory audit annually to keep certificate valid.
3) Method 7 (New): Consignment approval (per-lot approval), for products not able to apply under Method 1 and Method 5. Certificate is only valid to single consignment / lot.
  • The validity of Nofification of Acceptance of DOC is 3 years from the signing date. But for products are required both TAC and DOC, Nofification of Acceptance of DOC will be expired according to TAC expired date.
  • To allow oversea manufacturer being holder of TAC/DOC from July 1st. (Previously, only local importers can be holder of TAC/DOC).
MIC also released guideline 2305/BTTTT-KHCN for Circular No. 11/2020/TT-BTTT on June 23 2020.
1. For 5G (5th generation) mobile terminals, MIC accepts CE reports issued by ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories.
2. MIC accepts CISPR 32:2015 (or later version) report issued by designated local test labs or oversea labs recognized by MIC Vietnam instead of QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT EMC report.
Thailand NBTC updates criteria of general use for UAV (Drones)
Annoncement date: June 25, 2020
Effective date: Setempber 23, 2020
Thailand NBTC (National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission) updates critetia for general use for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Major changes are below.
1) Frequency range and approval scheme for UAV.
FrequencyOutput power limitApproval Scheme
433.05-434.79 MHz
For control
2400-2500 MHz
For control
5725-5850 MHz
For control
1000 mW EIRPSDoC
24.05-24.25 GHz (New)
For Radar
100 mW EIRPClass A Type Approval
2) User qualification
a. Required import license, manuacturer license and trade lincese for importing, manufacturing and selling UAV in Thailand.
b. When bringing UAV to use for personal use which is not for commercial purpose, and will be export outside the country after used, import license is exempted, but owner needs to submit OdoC (Owner’s Delcaration of Comformity) to NBTC within 30 days after UAV is imported to Thailand. Other non-commercial use still requires import license to import UAV to Thailand.
India TEC-MTCTE Phase 2 Products
Annoncement date: June 23, 2020
Effective date: October 1, 2020
Phase 2 of MTCTE (Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecomminication Equipment) has been launched by India TEC (Telecommunication Engineering Centre) with 3 new product categories on June 23 2020, and will be in force from October 1 2020.
1. Transmission Terminal Equipment (SDH Equipment, Multiplexing Equipment)
2. PON family of Broadband Equipment (PON ONT, PON ONU and PON OLT)
3. Feedback devices (IoT feedback device with Cellular Connectivity)
TEC also extends acceptance of test results/test reports of all Requirements of Essential Requirements except Safety Requirements and EMI/EMC requirements, from labs accredited by ILAC to September 30 2020.
Brazil ANATEL Renewal Without Local Test for Certificates Expired During Mar. 6 to Sep. 30
Persuant to ANATEL announcement dated June 23, due to the remaining impact of COVID-19, all certificates with expiration date between March 6th and September 30th are exempt from renewal testing and photos, as the manufacturer declares the equipment is never modified.
Thailand Power Bank Becomes Mandatory for TISI Approval from Nov.16 2020
Annoncement date: June 19, 2020
Effective date: November 16, 2020
Thailand TISI (Thai Industrial Standards Institute) released TIS2879-2560 Portable Power Bank - Safety requirements as voluntary standard on January 2019. But Ministry of Industry has announced this standard becomes mandatory on June 19 2020. Effective date is set at 150 days from announcement date (November 16 2020).
Mexico IFETEL New Homologation Procedure and SAR Requirement
Annoncement date: February 25, 2020
Effective date: February 25, 2021
Mexico IFETEL (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones) released new Homologation procedure on February 25 2020, and will be in force after a year. Major change are below.
1. Test reports, NYCE CoC and IFETEL certificates should be issued to same local importer, and can’t be transferred. Modular approval is no longer allowed, because report/certificate holder is not final product importer. And each local importer need to have test reports, NYCE CoC and IFETEL certificate under their name.
2. Certification schemes will be
1) Single batch
2) Single model and surveillance
3) Family of products and surveillance
4) Telecommunications or broadcasting device and surveillance
3. Test reports issued by foreign labs having MRA with Mexico will be accepted.
4. Follow-up inspections will be carried out randomly for 5% - 15% certificates issued and valid in the last year.
IFETEL also relased new SAR requirement IFT-012-2019 next day, and will be in force from February 25 2021. But no local lab is qualified to perform new SAR requirements at this moment.
Following equipment is requried to comply SAR,
1. Working at 300 MHz to 6 GHz, operating near human head and ear.
2. Working at 30 MHz to 6GHz, operating close to the human body at or less than 20 cm.
IFETEL may release more details or change implementation date of new homologation procedure and IFT-012-2019. DEKRA will keep you updated for any news.