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How Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT of MIC Vietnam impact Vietnam type approval certification from Oct 01, 2017

  23/06/2017

 

EXTENDMAX - New regulations on list of radio, wireless, telecommunication devices and information technologies equipment (ITE) subjected to type approval and Declaration of Conformity - Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT of MIC Vietnam shall enter in effect from October 01, 2017. The Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT will cause big impact on MIC / VNTA type approval certification.

 

1. More standards applicable to the same product cause big increase in testing and certification cost.

There are many new Vietnam national technical regulations (referred to as “standard” hereinafter) will enter in effect together with Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT such as new standards  for GSM / W-CDMA FDD / LTE terminal devices, new EMC standard for short range devices, new standard for lithium batteries used for smart phones, laptop computers, and tablets.

Let’s study a smart phone example to find out what is new, assume a smart phone uses frequency bands as follows:

-   GSM, W-CDMA FDD, LTE

-   Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

-   NFC 13.56 MHz

 

Standards required before October 01, 2017 (applicable regulation is Circular 05/2014/TT-BTTTT):

-   QCVN 12:2015/BTTTT (RF GSM)

-   QCVN 15:2015/BTTTT (RF W-CDMA FDD)

-   QCVN 54:2011/BTTTT (RF Wifi 2.4 GHz)

-   QCVN 65:2013/BTTTT (RF Wifi 5 GHz)

-   QCVN 55:2011/BTTTT (RF NFC 13.56 MHz)

-   QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT (EMC)

There are 6 standards applicable in total.

 

Standards required after October 01, 2017 (applicable regulation is Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT)

-   QCVN 12:2015/BTTTT (RF GSM)

-   QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT (EMC GSM)

-   QCVN 15:2015/BTTTT (RF W-CDMA FDD)

-   QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT (RF LTE)

-   QCVN 54:2011/BTTTT (RF Wifi 2.4 GHz)

-   QCVN 65:2013/BTTTT (RF Wifi 5 GHz)

-   QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT (EMC for W-CDMA, LTE, and Wifi)

-   QCVN 55:2011/BTTTT (RF NFC 13.56 MHz)

-   QCVN 96:2015/BTTTT (EMC NFC 13.56 MHz)

-   QCVN 101:2015/BTTTT (IEC 62133 - required for DoC only)

There are 9 standards applicable therefore local testing cost shall increase a lot, VNTA type approval certification fee shall also increase accordingly.

 

There are also new standards applicable for short range devices such as: ultra wide bands, 60 GHz, RFID, wireless audio, wireless digital video transmission devices…

 

2. Lead time for local testing and type approval certification shall increase.

Due to more standard applicable for the same product, lead time for local testing and certification will increase. Besides, there are few local testing laboratories has EMC chambers so the line of products queued to be tested shall be much longer.

 

3. Oversea laboratories recognized by MIC Vietnam under MRA (from Korea, US, Canada, and Singapore) need to re-apply for accreditation of new standards.

Due to new standards will be applicable, oversea labs recognized by MIC Vietnam under MRA shall need to re-apply for accreditation of new standards, otherwise clients will have to send sample to Vietnam for local testing. Oversea labs are encouraged to apply for new scope of recognition as soon as possible to avoid any problems.

Local laboratories are also need to get accredited for new standards, this procedure usually takes long time and it may cause a delay for importing ICT product right after October 01, 2017.

 

4. New products enters the list of devices under mandatory MIC Type approval and Declaration of Conformity

Besides the new standards, there are also new products will require MIC certification after October 01, 2017 such as:

-   Lithium batteries used for cell phones, laptop computers and tablets

-   IPTV set top box

-   IPv6 equipment

 

5. Existing Exemption Letter will be invalid and need to be renewed.

All existing Exemption Letters are based on the regulations of Circular 05/2014/TT-BTTTT. Therefore, when the new Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT enter in effect and replace the Circular 05, all existing Exemption Letters will be invalid and need to be renewed with new regulations.

 

6. What shall we do to reduce the type approval certification cost, lead time and avoid problem?

-   Renew close-to-be-expired type approval certificates before October 01, 2017. The renewed certificates shall be valid for the next 2 years and a big budget saved if existing reports are still valid (not exceed 2 years old).

-   Oversea laboratories shall prepare to apply for accreditation of new standards as soon as possible

-   Prepare IEC 62133 reports for lithium batteries used for cell phones, laptops, and tablets.

-   Renew existing Exemption Letter after October 01, 2017.

-   Prepare samples and higher budget for Vietnam type approvals.

 

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