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Vietnam Declaration of Conformity (DoC) certification for radio and ITE products - In-depth guides

  07/06/2017

 

EXTENDMAX – Pursuant to regulations of Ministry of Information and Communications Vietnam  (MIC Vietnam) at Circular to regulated products and goods under group 2 which requiring mandatory conformity certification and declaration of conformity (at this moment it is Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT), all the product listed on Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 of such Circular need MIC Vietnam Declaration of Conformity certification and ICT Mark label before entering Vietnam markets.

1.   Applicable regulations

Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT of MIC Vietnam – Regulations on Type Approval (TA) certification and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) certification for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products.

Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT of MIC Vietnam – Regulations on list of products subjected to mandatory TA certification and DoC certification:

   + Appendix 1 of Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT: List of radio / ICT products subjected to both mandatory MIC Type Approval certification and mandatory MIC Declaration of Conformity certification.

   + Appendix 2 of Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT: List of radio / ICT products subjected to MIC Declaration of Conformity certification only

2.   Declaration of Conformity certification procedures and requirements

Procedures and documents required for Declaration of Conformity certification for products listed on Appendix 1 of the mentioned Circulars are different from product listed on Appendix 2.

A Verification and Certification Center of Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) shall review the application dossier. If the products are imported products, then after VNTA accept DoC dossier, the process shall be comleted. If the products are domestic manufactured product, VNTA shall issue official notification for Acceptance of Declaration of Conformity (ADoC)  if the application complies with MIC Vietnam regulations.

2.1   Procedures and requirement to obtain ADoC for product listed on Appendix 1 of Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT – Declaration of Conformity based on Type Approval certificate method: Applicant must obtain Type Approval certificate for the products before applying for ADoC

Required documents to apply for ADoC with this method as follows:

-   Declaration of Conformity form

-   A copy of type approval certificate of product

-   Product specifications sheet or product data sheet

-   A copy of Business license of applicant

-   ICT Mark of applicant (TA mandatory type ICT Mark with both “NAME” and “CODE”)

-   Additional test report required for certain product categories (Eg: QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT test report is required in additional for DoC of laptop / desktop PC…QCVN 63:2012/BTTTT is required in additional for DoC of DVB-T2 smart TV).

Applicant submit DoC application dossier to a Verification and Certification of VNTA. The Verification and Certification of VNTA shall review the documents and issue official letter of Acceptance for Declaration of Conformity (ADoC) if the application dossier complies with regulations of MIC Vietnam / VNTA.

Certification procedures is officially announced to takes 7 working days but in practice it can take 2-3 weeks for obtaining ADoC from Ho Chi Minh Center or Da Nang Center since hard copy of ADoC must be sent to Hanoi for stamp of VNTA. 

2.2   Procedures and requirement to proceed DoC for product listed on Appendix 2 of Circular 05/2018/TT-BTTTT – Self declaration of Conformity method:

Required documents to apply for ADoC with self Declaration of Conformity method as follows:

-   Declaration of Conformity form

-   Product specifications sheet or product data sheet

-   Test reports in accordance with Appendix 2 of the Circular 42/2016/TT-BTTTT.

-   Product photos

-   A copy of Business license of applicant

-   ICT Mark of applicant (DoC mandatory type ICT Mark with “NAME” only)

Certification procedures is officially announced to takes 7 working days but in practice it can take 2-3 weeks for obtaining ADoC from Ho Chi Minh Center or Da Nang Center since hard copy of ADoC must be sent to Hanoi for stamp of VNTA. 

3.   Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the Declaration of Conformity? What is Authority in charge?

A: Declaration of Conformity is a process in which manufacturers or importers announce that their products are complied with relevant Vietnam national technical regulations and standards.  The Verification and Certification Center of Viet Nam Telecommunication Authority (VNTA) verifies application dossiers.

 

Q: We have obtained Type approval certificates for our products, why do we still need DoC? 

A: Pursuant to Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT , all products listed on Appendix 1 required both Type approval certification and Declaration of Conformity certification.

 

Q: Our product is a desktop computer listed on Appendix 2 of the mentioned Circular, why do we to apply for both TAC and DoC instead of DoC only?

A: Desktop computer with wireless interfaces like Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac or NFC or other (wireless connection interface) is considered as radio product listed on Appendix 1 and subjected to both Type approval certification and Declaration of Conformity certification.

 

Q: Is there a validity period of MIC / VNTA DoC acceptance letter for domestic manufactured products?

A: ADoC has maximum 03 year validity period or bound to validity period of Type Approval certificate. You have to renew ADoC only when national technical regulations (QCVN and TCVN) related to product updated.

 

Q: QCVN 118:2018 is equivalent to CISPR 32, will our CISPR 32 test report is acceptable?

A: Pursuant to document 2902/BTTT-KHCN of MIC Vietnam, MIC Vietnam accepts CISPR 32 test reports issued by laboratories recognized by MIC Vietnam under MRA for QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT DoC.

4. An official notification for Acceptance of Declaration of Conformity obtained by Extendmax Vietnam

 

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