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In response to Executive Order 13859, on August 9th, 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released U.S. Leadership in AI: A Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools.

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On August 8, 2016, Russia’s State Committee on Radiofrequencies (GKRCH) published new guidelines for RFC (Radio Frequency Centre) conclusions。 RFC conclusions are required for obtaining import licenses for radio devices such as RFID (866-868 MHz) SRDs, automotive radars (76-77 GHz), DECT devices (1880-1900 MHz) and more。

In the past, GKRCH reports issued by an accredited lab were accepted, and obtaining the RFC conclusion was a paperwork process only. The new guidelines imply that only test reports issued by Russia’s RFC will be accepted, and in-country testing is therefore required.

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On August 26, 2016, modifications to the Mexican foreign trade rules and criteria were published in the , regarding all devices approved under the current NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 and previous NOM-121-SCT12009 standards pertaining to devices operating in the following bands: 2400-2483.5 MHz, 5725-5850 MHz and 902-928 MHz.

The new Mexican foreign trade requirements call for the mandatory presentation of Certificates of Conformity (NYCE certificates) issued under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015 at Mexican Customs for all devices operating on the frequency bands specified above. Because of this, there is a risk that any Certificates of Conformity issued under the previous standard (NOM-121-SCT1-2009) will not be accepted by Customs.

In conflict, IFT technical provision IFT-008-2016 states that all Certificates obtained under the previous standard (NOM-121-SCT1-2009) would remain valid with no need to re-certify under NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015. Because of this confusion, Mexican Secretaria de Economía (SE) issued a notification on August 29, 2016 stating that any Certificates of Conformity or IFT Approval Certificates issued under the previous NOM-121-SCT1 2009 standard must be accepted at Customs and fulfil the requirements stated in the current NOM-EM-016-SCFI-2015.

Manufacturers are encouraged to provide a copy of the SE’s August 29, 2016 notification at Mexican Customs for all devices in order to prove compliance and ensure Customs delays are not incurred due to this confusion.

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Mexico - New Logo Standard

Posted on February 28th 2020

Mexico’s Secretaria de Economía (SE Mexico) recently issued the Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-106-SCFI-2016. In Mexico, products must be compliant with the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization to be able to be imported/commercialized products in Mexico. There are two types of standards, Official Mexican Standards (NOM) and voluntary Mexican standards (NMX). The new logo standard will be enforced in the near future.

Proposed new regulation:

  • A change in the dimensions of the letter, “M”, in the NOM logo
  • If a product complies with a voluntary standard, it may now have the NMX logo.
  • If the product complies with both official and voluntary standards, then it suggests the use of two logos, NOM and NMX, instead of just the NOM logo.

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On July 14, 2016, Argentina’s regulator, ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones), published Q2-60.14V16.1 for low power devices (superseding prior technical standard Q2-60.14V12.1).

ENACOM has offered a 180 day grace period from the date of publication whereby Q2-60。14V12。1 test reports will continue to be accepted。 Once the grace period has ended, reports to the new standard Q2-60。14V16。1 must be submitted for both new and renewal Type Approval applications。

Significant changes in this new technical standard are:

  1. Number of samples required for local testing has been reduced.
    1. Devices transmitting on a single channel on the new standard Q2-60.14V16.1 require one sample.
    2. Devices transmitting on multiple channels on the new standard Q2-60.14V16.1 require one sample as long as the channel can be adjusted in the test SW of a single sample. If not, it is required to provide one sample each for low, middle, and top channels.
  2. Modular Approval is now acceptable and is sufficient for host devices. That is to say, a host device containing an Approved Low Power module does not need its own Type Approval certificate. In the case where Type Approval is being sought for the module, local testing must be carried out on the module itself*.
  3. Under Q2-60.14V16.1, local testing on the low power module can be performed if testing on the host is not possible due to product dimensions.

* Please note that where Modular Approval is being leveraged for host devices, manufacturers must ensure compliance with the technical requirements and field emission limits for the published standard.


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Bhutan - New Type Approval Process

Posted on February 28th 2020

Bhutan’s regulatory authority, BICMA, recently implemented type approval certification of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment. International applicants who intend to export their ICT equipment to Bhutan must obtain a type approval certificate for their equipment. Type approved equipment should be affixed with a label as shown below:


Please note that a lot of ICT equipment, e。g。 mobile handsets, data modems, RTTE embedded in PC or laptop with output power less than 100mW, is exempted from the type approval certificate。

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In May 2015, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) placed all EMC/EMI Approval applications on hold following an internal preliminary investigation on noncompliance to processes and procedures. Following months of discussion on SABS potentially passing the responsibility of this certification to ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa), ICASA has confirmed that an agreement has now been concluded with SABS regarding EMC/EMI certification. SABS will continue to administer the issuance of Certificates of Compliance (CoCs), but under a new regime. A joint media statement will be released soon to affirm the announcement and also to provide guidance on the new process.

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Papua New Guinea’s National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) has recently launched a public consultation on the following ICT technical standards and specifications:

  1. Technical Guideline for WiMax Technology;
  2. Technical Standards for Operation of V-SAT & Ancillary Equipment;
  3. Type Approval Standards for Wireless Broadband Access Equipment;
  4. Type Approval Standards for Wireless Local Area Network Equipment;
  5. EMC and Safety Requirement for ICT Equipment;
  6. Type Approval Specification for DVB-T2.

These are new standards and specifications, and do not replace any previous versions. The purpose of these technical standards and specifications is to clarify specific requirements for each technology’s type approval, frequency assignments, etc. The public consultation process has been ongoing since January 15, 2016 and a closure date has not yet been confirmed.

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On April 1, 2016, Taiwan BSMI announced new marking requirements concerning information, communication and consumer electronic products with a screen display, which will come into effect on September 1, 2016 for all new applications。 No immediate action will be required for products already approved by BSMI, however it is yet to be confirmed by BSMI whether the renewal applications submitted after September 1, 2016 should comply with new requirements。 The new requirement introduces bare minimum content of the “Warning” and “Notice” as listed below:

  • Warning content must include:
    Warning Message:
  • Mark Location: product itself, user manual or outer packaging。
  • Mark Method: stamp, sticker, display automatically when powering on, etc.
  • Font Size: it is recommended to use font with length and width no less than 2mm; however, for products with a maximum surface area less than 80 square centimeters, the length and width can be less than 2mm。
  • Notice content must include:
    Attention Messages:
    使用30 分鐘請休息10 分鐘.
    未滿2 歲幼兒不看螢幕,2 歲以上每天看螢幕不要超過1 小時。
  • Mark Location: Use manual or outer packaging.
  • Mark Method: Stamp, sticker, display automatically when powering on, etc.
  • Font Size: it is recommended to use font with length and width no less than 2mm; however, for products with the maximum surface area less than 80 square centimeters, the length and width can be less than 2mm。

For information only, the translation of the above text is as follows:

  1. Warning Message: The excessive use of this product might damage vision.
  2. Attention Messages:
    Please take a 10 minute rest if using device for more than 30 minutes.
    Please avoid allowing use of device for children under 2 years old; for children who are older than 2 years, use should not exceed one hour.

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EU – Blue Guide Published

Posted on February 28th 2020

The has been published.

The “Blue Guide” was originally published in 2000 and become one of the main reference documents explaining how to implement the legislation based on the New Approach, now covered by the New Legislative Framework (NLF). Much of the 2000 edition of the “Blue Guide” is still valid but it did require updating to cover new developments and to ensure the broadest possible common understanding on implementation of the NLF for the marketing of products. This Guide is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules, and to their more uniform and coherent application across different sectors and throughout the single market. It is addressed to the Member States and others who need to be informed of the provisions designed to ensure the free circulation of products, as well as a high level of protection throughout the Union (e.g. trade and consumer associations, standardization bodies, manufacturers, importers, distributors, conformity assessment bodies and trade unions).

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