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Imported product quality inspection registration process for wireless and ICT devices

Imported products quality inspection registration (PQIR) procedure for MIC radio products, Batteries, Laptop PC, tablet

EXTENDMAX - Pursuant to Decree 132/2008/ND-CP dated 31/12/2008 (amended and supplemented by Decree 74/2018/ND-CP dated 15/05/2018 and Decree 154/2018/ND-CP dated 09/11/2018) of the Vietnam Government and Vietnam MIC Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT (including its amendment and supplement versions), imported goods and equipment are listed in Appendix I and Appendix II of Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications shall have to register for "Product Quality Inspection Registration" (PQIR) process for imported products. Before 31-05-2018, wireless and ICT products under MIC management scope used to need MIC import permit for importation. From 31-05-2018, MIC import permit for wireless and ICT products has been terminated by Decision 823/QD-BTTTT of MIC Minister and replaced by the "Product Quality Inspection Registration" (PQIR) process.

(MIC may release a new circular to replace Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT in near future. Please visit our website frequently for latest updates)

1. The list of products subject to quality inspection of imported goods includes:

a. Radio transmitters and transceivers.

→ WLAN devices such as WLAN Router, Wireless Gateway, Access Point..

→ 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G NR terminal such as cell phones, tablets, GPS trackers, 4G routers ...

→ VHF, MF, HF, UHF radios such as radios and telephones used in maritime, aviation, petroleum.

→ Marine equipment such as EPIRB, AIS, GMDSS, radar, Immasart, Ku band / C band VSAT transmitters.

→ Short range devices such as RFID reader, NFC, Smart-home and IoT applications.

b. Group of information technology equipment

Information technology devices include desktop computers, Notebook, Tablet PC ...

c. Group of Sound and television broadcasting equipment

Sound and television broadcasting equipment including television (TiVi), Set-top-Box, TV broadcaster, television cable network amplifier

d. Lithium batteries and other wireless devices

(Please refer to Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communications)

From 2018, the server, ethernet router (without wireless function), wired gateway, ethernet switch are no longers under mandatory scope for PQIR

2. Dossiers for imported product quality inspection registration

Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 74/2018/ND-CP  and Vietnam MIC Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT, the document requirements for imported product quality inspection registration as follows:

(1) Imported product quality inspection registration form

(2) Airway Bill or Bill of Lading or letter of declaration for no-way-bill road transport

(3) Commercial Invoice or Proforma Invoice or Shipping Invoice

(4) Commercial Contract or Purchase Order

(5) Product brochure or datasheet or specification sheet

(6) A snapshot of the product label or short description of the goods or technical specification sheet with product picture (not mandatory)

(7) Certificate of Conformity (Type Approval for wireless product listed under Appendix I of Circular 02/2022/TT-BTTTT/ Declaration of Conformity for product listed under Appendix I and Appendix II)

In addition, the following documents may be submitted (optional):

(8) Packing list (if available)

(9) Customs declaration form (if available)

(10) Certificate of Free Sale (CFS) (if applicable).

(11) Certificate or test results of the exporting country (if available).

(12) List of goods (if any) (used when there are many model in the shipment)

If the importer has not yet obtained Type Approval certificate and/or Declaration of Conformity, the VNTA shall still sign and stamp to acknowledge the "imported product quality inspection registration" form so the importer can still use it for customs clearance. After getting the product, importer has to process local testing and obtain certificate to submit to VNTA within 15 days since customs clearance date.

3. The place for imported Product Quality Inspection Registration

Registration for imported product quality inspection can be applied to one of the below three authorities of VNTA:

a. Hanoi:

The Telecom Metrology and Quality Center of VNTA

VNTA Building, Duong Dinh Nghe Street, Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi Vietnam

b. Ho Chi Minh City:

The Telecom Metrology and Quality Center - HCMC Branch of VNTA

No. 60 Tan Canh, Ward 1, Tan Binh Dist. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

c. Da Nang City:

The Telecom Metrology and Quality Center - Da Nang Branch of VNTA

42 Tran Quoc Toan Street, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang, Vietnam. 

4. Beside PQIR process, what will you need for customs clearance?

If your shipments contains not only the products under mandatory scope for PQIR, but also contains LAN equipment such as firewall, core switch, sercurity appliances, server, then you may need import permit for civil cryptography products or cybersecurity products which takes long time to obtain. In case your importers are not qualified to obtain these permit, you can consider to use our EOR and IOR services to import products to Vietnam. Or simply you need a compact procedure for importing radio devices, please visit our separate article

5. Contact information for ICT Type Approval and PQIR services

EXTENDMAX VIETNAM COMPANY LIMITED

Hotline: 0915 836 555 | Hanoi: 024 6666 3066

Email: consultant@extendmax.vn | phuong.tran@extendmax.vn

HO: ExtendMax Villa, C01-L18 An Vuong, Duong Noi urban area, Duong Noi ward, Ha Dong district, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Test laboratory: BT02-21, An Hung urban area, To Huu street, La Khe ward, Ha Dong district, Hanoi City, Vietnam

 

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6. Preview of "imported product quality inspection registration form" acknowledged by VNTA

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