The National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil (ANATEL) published a new Resolution No. 686, 2017 on Oct.13, 2017, which comes into force 120 days after its publication, and revokes various old resolutions. For relevant products that have already been certified, or are undergoing the conformity assessment process on its implementation date, ANATEL will be announcing a deadline for them to meet the new technical requirements. The list of products that will be impacted by these changes can be found here.
The Chilean Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications issued a new Resolution No. 1985 on Oct. 17, 2017, to replace the previous one, Resolution 755 of 2005. In the new Resolution, there are no major changes in regard to the technical requirement for approval. Details can be found here.
CONATEL, the National Telecommunications Commission of Paraguay, has released a new Resolution (No. 1193), which modifies the homologation regulation that is approved by Resolution 588/2009. This is intended to standardise telecommunication equipment labelling, and going forward the approvals process in Paraguay requires that a label draft is included within the required documentation.
This means that before certification and import into Paraguay, the label must include the CONATEL logo and registration number, as well as state the manufacturer, brand, and model. For all imported products, the name and address of the local distributor, or contact person, must also be displayed on the product, but can be included within the user manual, rather than on the label itself.
The label design requirements are also very specific - relating to the font and colours used, and how the CONATEL logo should be displayed.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has updated the rules relating to accredited laboratories. The test laboratory must be listed as ‘accredited’ on the FCC website, in order for a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB), such as TÜV SÜD, to authorise the device.
Manufacturers seeking FCC authorisation for a product, using test reports for a previously approved module or certified transmitter, must therefore have used a test laboratory that is now listed as FCC accredited. If this is not the case, testing may need to be repeated at a recognised FCC accredited laboratory.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication has released a list of potentially unsafe ICT products, which are required to be certified. This Circular (No. 42/2016/TT-BTTTT) replaced Circular No. 05/2014 and took effect on 1st October 2017. The new list contains two sub-lists within Annex I and Annex II, which have their own specific requirements for certification and declaration.