In Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, radio type approval requirements are diverse and volatile, and may change systematically without large notice periods. Please consult our experts for an accurate proposal according to the specifications of your products.  Below is the list of some specific Approval Schemes:

Tunisia: Summary of CERT Approval process 

The commercialization of telecom and radio equipment in Tunisia is based on CERT (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche des Telecommunications) approval. CERT is the national authority in charge of the control and supervision of telecommunications affairs in Tunisia.

CERT approval is mandatory for telecom and radio products that are commercialized in Tunisia. The approval procedure of the telecommunications equipment is organized by  the following laws and decrees: Law No 2001-1 of January 15th 2001 and Decree n ° 2020-48 dated 23 January 2020.

CERT type approval is based on the preparation of all required documentation and samples and providing them to CERT to be reviewed. Assessment and in-country testing is performed by the Authority itself. After the assessment, CERT issues a Certificate of Conformity with permanent validity. 

The lead time to obtain CERT approval is typically 8 weeks. A Local Importer is required to apply for this certification scheme.

Tunisia CERT Label Requirements

CERT Radio Type Approval does not have labelling requirements for products certified under the CERT Scheme. 

Morocco: Summary of ANRT Approval process 

Radio frequency transmitter and receiver products that make use of the radio spectrum or connect to the public network, and that are intended to be marketed in Morocco, are subject to a mandatory approval process issued by the Agence National de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT).

In-country testing is not required to address  the ANRT Approval. The ANRT testing activities conducted to verify conformance with type approval requirements are  based on RED or FCC test reports, which can only be performed by laboratories accredited  by national accreditation  bodies. Additionally, the certificate of approval (EU Type Examination Certificate/FCC Grant) must also be part of the technical file.

The typical lead time to obtain the ANRT Approval and the ANRT Certificate is 4 weeks and has a 10-year validity period.

Morocco ANRT Label Requirements

The ANRT Label must be affixed as shown below:

The specific approval number given by the Certificate of Approval must be included on the label itself, as well as the approval date.

The size of the label can vary depending on the dimensions of the equipment.

Yemen: Summary of MTIT Approval process 

The commercialization of telecom and radio equipment in Yemen is based on the MTIT (Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology) approval. MTIT is the national authority in charge of the control and supervision of telecommunications affairs in Yemen.

MTIT does not have specific technical standards. Approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports. They accept the EU RED Directive compliance reports and CE DoC as evidence of compliance. A Local Representative is required for the MTIT approval.

The typical lead time to obtain the MTIT approval is 8 weeks. Certificates issued by MTIT are valid for one year, and must be renewed on an annual basis as long as the product is imported and/or sold in Yemen. If the product is modified from the original submitted design, the updated product must be resubmitted for approval, and cannot be shipped into the country until a new certificate has been issued.

Yemen MTIT Label Requirements

There are no labelling requirements for telecom and radio products in Yemen related with MTIT approval.