Holidays and Annual Leave for Country Regulatory Agencies
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Holidays and Annual Leave for Country Regulatory Agencies

As the holiday season for countries around the world approaches, it’s imperative for companies to understand how these holidays can impact certification timelines. We’ve got your back to help stay up to date on a few top country’s holidays and how they might impact your certification process. Argentina The lab is still open with reduced…

MECA Partner Spotlight

MECA Partner Spotlight

Ensuring safety and meeting regulatory standards are pivotal in the rapidly evolving landscape of product development and manufacturing. For Global Validity, the Medical Equipment Compliance Associates (MECA) stands as a trusted ally, offering unparalleled expertise and comprehensive solutions in compliance and safety assurance. At MECA, safety expertise is at the core of their mission. They…

Indonesia: Telecom Device Certification Drafts Regulating Domestic and Overseas Labs

Indonesia: Telecom Device Certification Drafts Regulating Domestic and Overseas Labs

Aligned Laboratory Designation for Telecommunication Devices Certification through SDPPI For years, the Minister of Communication and Informatics of Indonesia (KOMINFO) has practiced unilateral laboratory designation towards overseas testing labs for telecommunication devices certification. This approach aimed to expedite certification processes and reduce lengthy queues. However, the limited recognition of specific test labs has sparked concerns…

Brazil: ANATEL Announces New Test Procedure and Requirements

Brazil: ANATEL Announces New Test Procedure and Requirements

ANATEL issued Official Letter 429/2023 last week, formally affirming its updated procedure for test reports. The letter confirms that all test reports, whether conducted within Brazil or abroad, must comply with Act 4083’s requirements, including the provision of traceability information. Moving forward, it is not possible to accept test reports done abroad before the OCD…

China: New Certification Approval for Batteries and Power Supplies

China: New Certification Approval for Batteries and Power Supplies

Certification for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Battery Packs, and Power Supplies in accordance with Chinese CCC standards. As of August 1, 2023, the State Administration for Market Regulation, through Announcement No. 10 of 2023, approved compulsory CCC certification for lithium-ion batteries, battery packs, mobile power supplies, and telecommunication terminal adapters. Post the TC03 expert group’s consensus, critical…

India: Updated Product List for Required Certifications in Phase V

India: Updated Product List for Required Certifications in Phase V

The Telecommunication Engineering Center of India recently updated the telecommunication equipment testing and certification requirements in Phase V of the MTCTE regime. Regulatory Updates Key Takeaways The amendments primarily focus on the date for mandatory certification and the acceptance of ILAC test reports. Mandatory Certification Date The mandatory certification process for Phase V of the…

Singapore: AC Adapter and Short Range Device Certification Updates

Singapore: AC Adapter and Short Range Device Certification Updates

Singapore Releases Comprehensive Guidelines for AC Adaptor Certification and Updates Technical Specifications for Short-Range Devices AC Adaptor Certification Requirements The recent release of Circular CPSO-070923-11 by the Singapore Consumer Product Safety Office (CPSO) brings clarity to the evaluation and certification criteria for AC adaptors delivering more than 100W of power to connected devices. This development…

Enhancing Certification Transparency in Automotive with Advanced Launch Date Tracking

Enhancing Certification Transparency in Automotive with Advanced Launch Date Tracking

Obtaining global regulatory certifications for wireless products is a demanding task. The process can be long, costly, and require significant resources to support and manage. Automotive industry manufacturers of wireless technologies such as infotainment systems, telematics devices, sensors, etc. are particularly challenged as these types of products typically require multiple types of certifications (Radio, Safety,…

Product Safety Consulting Partner Spotlight

Product Safety Consulting Partner Spotlight

In the fast-paced world of product development and manufacturing, ensuring safety and regulatory compliance is paramount. Global Validity has found a trusted ally in Product Safety Consulting (PSC). Since 1988, PSC has been a beacon of expertise, guiding businesses through the intricate maze of product safety and regulatory standards efficiently and cost effectively. Key Partner…

Debunking Industry Myths: Certification Renewals

Debunking Industry Myths: Certification Renewals

There are a several industry myths that surround renewing expiring country certifications. It really starts with the term “renewal.”  In most cases, manufacturers are actually required to re-certify products that have expiring country certifications by submitting new applications. It is rare for a country to offer an amended certification process for expiring certificates. This means…

Don’t Miss this Indonesian SAR Requirement Update from SDPPI

Don’t Miss this Indonesian SAR Requirement Update from SDPPI

Implementation of SAR Testing in Indonesia Indonesia’s Certification Body, SDPPI, has announced implementation dates for in-country SAR testing requirements. The following devices are required to test locally for SAR if the device operates 20 cm from the body and has a transmit power of more than 20 mW. SDPPI has not yet qualified a test…