In the field of radio type approval, European countries can be divided in three groups: EU+EFTA, Euroasian Customs Union (EACU) and the rest. Non-EU/EFTA and non-EACU countries have different requirements, but in many cases compliance with RED directive via EU Type Examination may be required to comply, totally or partially, with local requirements and gain market access. Below is the list of some specific Approval Schemes:

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Ukraine: Summary of NCCIR Approval Process 

The NCCIR or NKRZI (National Commission for the State Regulation Communication and Informatization) is the Ukrainian regulatory authority in the areas of telecommunications, informatization and the use of radio frequency resources. Within these areas, the NCCIR has the power to act as a licensing, authorizing and regulatory body as well as a state supervisory body. 

Ukrainian Regulations are defined in Ukrainian Decree N 355. The Technical Regulation is based on and has many similarities to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16th April 2014 on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States. Therefore, to gain access to the Ukrainian market it is required to have the EU Type Examination Certificate beforehand.

Ukrainian Standards where the Technical Requirements are addressed are available. 

The typical lead time for getting NCCIR Ukrainian Approval is 4 weeks.

NCCIR Label Requirements

The UA TR Conformity Mark is mandatory in order to show compliance with Ukrainian Technical Requirements. The conformity mark must be visible, legible, included in the User Manual and comply with Ukrainian requirements (such as measurement, colour…). The size, shape and other technical requirements for the application of the conformity mark are defined by ISO 2296.
Article 15 of the "Law on Consumer Protection” № 1023-XII" contains the label requirements. This information is provided in Ukrainian language.

The conformity assessment symbol can be found below: 

 


Belarus: Summary of BY TR Approval Process 

Belarus is a Member of the Custom Union therefore all electornic products must comply with CU horizontal regulations such as EAC. Telecom and radio equipment must also comply with specific national requirements for the areas where no unified CU/EAEU Technical Regulations exist. 

Belarus enforced updated Radio/Telecom requirements from 2019 with the new Radio/Telecom Technical Regulation: the TR 2018/024/BY (BY TR Approval)

BY TR approval is mandatory for telecom and radio products that are commercialized in Belarus. The national authority in charge of radio and telecom affairs in Belarus is the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus. BY TR type approval is regulated under the Belarus National Radio/Telecom Technical Regulation TR 2018/024/BY. 

Conformity approval is performed by means of Certification (BY TR CoC) or Declaration (BY TR DoC). Specific lists of products which are subject to Certification or Declaration procedures are provided in Annexes 1 and 2, respectively, of TR/2018/024/BY. Local testing in Belarus is required for both Certification and Declaration. The main difference between TR/2018/024/BY and previous requirements (Resolution 849/2016) is mandatory marking (TP BY) and mandatory in-country testing. A certificate can only be issued and a declaration can only be registered by a Belarus-accredited Certification Body.

For Belarus Radio/Telecom Certification (BY TR CoC), the manufacturer (including foreign manufacturers) must be the sole applicant. A Local Representative is not required for the Belarus Certification. A Local Belarus Representative is required in case of Declaration (BY TR DoC). It is allowed to receive a Certificate instead of a Declaration; in which case a Local Representative won’t be needed.
Usually, a normal sample is required for the BY TR CoC / DoC. However, the final decision comes from the Certification Body and the accredited testing laboratory.
The validity for the BY TR CoC / DoC is 5 years. A Certificate (series manufacturing) is valid for 5 years. Surveillance is to be performed in order to maintain the validity of the Certificate, it must be performed 2 times over the 5 year validity period of the Certificate; with the first surveillance to be performed no earlier than 18 months from the Certificate issue date. The surveillance must be performed via factory inspection and/or sample test.

Radio and Telecom Business Law Type Approval Step by Step Process

The following steps must be performed in order to obtain the Radio Law Approval 

 

Product marking

Products to be approved in accordance with TR/2018/024/BY need to be marked with the TP BY mark. The TP BY conformity mark must be placed directly next to manufacturer information on each product, as a rule, on its non-removable parts, and must also be included in the accompanying operational documents.

If it is impossible to affix the conformity mark directly to the product (due to product size or type) - it can be affixed to the packaging and provided in the enclosed operational documents. If a product does not have packaging – the conformity mark must be included in the enclosed operational documents.

The conformity mark TP BY is made up of letters “T” and “P”, symbolizing the first letters of the Belarusian phrase that translates to “Technical Regulation”. They are placed in a round-cornered frame broken by the letters “BY” that symbolize “Belarus”. In the following figure, “a” is the minimum measurement unit of the reference grid. Minimum size “H” must be at least 5 mm.
 

Serbia: Summary of RATEL Approval Process 

The Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RATEL) ensures the efficiency and quality of communications in the Republic of Serbia. RATEL implements legislation and regulatory framework.

This national approval is issued by the notified body “Republic Agency for Electronic Communications” or a suitably Accredited Body.

The technical requirements set out by RATEL’s Approval Process are taken from the 2014/53/EU European Directive, therefore testing according to RED and EU Type Examination Certificate is needed as part of the technical file. In fact, the technical file for RATEL’s Approval is the same as the one used for the 2014/53/EU RED Directive requirements. No in-country testing is needed, however, a local representative shall be provided to apply for RATEL’s approval. The typical lead time for getting RATEL’s Approval is 6 weeks.

RATEL Label Requirements

The Serbian conformity mark is called "Triple A". If possible it must be placed directly on the product, on the plate that is placed on the product, or on the packaging of the product. Lastly, if none of the above options are possible, the conformity mark can be placed on the documentation that comes with the product (user manual, warranty, etc.).


 

The mark itself needs to be black and no less than 5 mm high. 
The first set of digits on the label, below the triple A mark, contains a unique identification number provided by the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) that issued the certificate. It will be in Serbian and made up of the Cyrillic letter И followed by the CAB’s number. 
The second set of digits shows the last two digits of the year the certificate was issued.

 

Azerbaijan: Summary of AZS & MINCOM Approval process 

The AZS Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is a mandatory document required for the customs clearance in the Republic of Azerbaijan in order to certify that all products sold in Azerbaijan comply with the Safety requirements of the National Certification System.

In-country testing is not required for the AZS CoC approval and a Local representative is required. The validity of the AZS CoC is one year.

Telecom and radio equipment are regulated by The Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, which includes telecom and radio equipment devices. 

This approval can be issued based on the submission of documents and/or the testing of samples. In addition, the MINCOM Certificate can be obtained solely through the submission of documents, as long as these documents include international certificates and test reports.

The validity of the MINCOM Certificate is one year and a Local Representative is required to obtain it. The typical Lead Time to obtain the MINCOM Approval is 2-3 weeks.

AZS & MINCOM Label Requirements

There isn’t a mandatory mark/label for the products certified under the AZS approval. In the event that certified equipment is marked voluntarily, the following procedures and rules must be followed:

  • The dimensions of the AZS Marking label are determined by the manufacturer (supplier) authorized to use it. Its base size must be at least 5mm. 
  • Dimensions of the unified AZS Marking must guarantee that its elements are accurate and visible, without any visual aids, against the common color background of the object.
  • The unified label may be made by any means as long as it is clearly and accurately visible throughout the useful life of the product.
  • The Azerbaijan AZS Marking label must appear on each unit, package or accompanying documentation of the product.
  • The image of the AZS Marking must be single-color and contrast against the color of the surface it labels.
  • The product, its packaging and the accompanying documentation must be labeled with the AZS mark.   

There isn’t a mandatory mark for products certified under MINCOM approval.

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