Navigating Country Certification Lead Times

Navigating Country Certification Lead Times

Insights from an Global Market Access Industry Expert In the ever- changing world of Global Market Access (GMA), meeting production and launch deadlines can feel like navigating a maze of lead times, certification requirements, and logistical challenges. As someone with over ten years of being deeply entrenched in project management and operations within this industry,…

Vietnam: SAR Phone Regulation Draft Consultation

Vietnam: SAR Phone Regulation Draft Consultation

On April 25, 2024, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) discussed the draft technical regulation for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in mobile phones, known as QCVN 134:2024/BTTTT. The regulation will cover both imported and locally manufactured mobile phones categorized under HS codes 8517.13.00 and 8517.14.00. These devices are included in Circular 02/2024/TT-BTTTT, requiring Technical…

Brazil: ANATEL’s New Testing Requirements for Mobile Phone Chargers

Brazil: ANATEL’s New Testing Requirements for Mobile Phone Chargers

This week (April 17th), ANATEL published Act 5155, replacing the current Act 5159. Effective October 14th, 2024, this new regulation introduces updated testing requirements for mobile phone chargers. Revised Testing Parameters Under Act 5155, testing requirements for mobile phone chargers have been enhanced to ensure safety and reliability. This includes rigorous testing, including 1,000 cycles…