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Friday, October 8, 2010

Deadline for >1GHz + Telecom line emissions testing passes for Taiwan

Map of TaiwanImage via WikipediaAs of October 1st, 2010, Information Technology Equipment (ITE), multimedia equipment (which is tested as ITE) and similar products (HS: Chapter 84& 85) are subject to mandatory inspection and shall comply with the requirements for radiated disturbance above 1 GHz and conducted disturbance at telecommunication ports of CNS 13438.

Following is a re-post of the BSMI bulletin regarding these new requirements. 

Products (HS/CCCN codes) covered and their applicable inspection standards:
Information technology equipment, multimedia equipment and similar products (HS: Chapter 84& 85)
that are already announced to be subject to mandatory inspection.


Related requirements:
1. Starting from October 1, 2010, the above-mentioned regulated products that are also required to comply with the requirements concerning radiated disturbance above 1GHz and conducted disturbance at telecommunication ports of CNS 13438 (hereinafter as the legal inspection items).

2. The above-mentioned testing items are applicable to products that have internal emission sources utilizing frequencies more than and including 108MHz and / or telecommunication ports such as Information Technology Equipment (ITE), multimedia equipment and similar equipment that are tested to comply with CNS 13438.

3. Starting from the implementation date, products covered in this notice shall comply with the requirements of radiated disturbance above 1GHz, and conducted disturbance at telecommunication ports in CNS 13438 when the application for the Registration of Product Certification (RPC) or Type Approval (TA) certificate is submitted to the BSMI. The BSMI will accept such applications complying with the above-mentioned testing items starting from the date of adoption of the notice. When the BSMI completes the review procedure and approves the application, a certificate will be issued and the applicable inspection standard column will be additionally stated “complete 2006 version.”

4. For those products that have been certified before the date of implementation, the certificates that are issued without implementation of the above-mentioned testing items will remain valid until the date of expiration, provided that the products, including the main model, are not modified. For products that the additional testing above 1GHz and/or conducted disturbance at telecommunication ports are required to be performed, the certificates may be used until the expiry date and the certificate holders may not apply for extension of validity of that certificate. For products to which the additional testing above 1GHz and conducted disturbance at telecommunication ports are not applicable, the certificate holders may apply for extension of validity of the certificate.

5. For product certificates that are issued without implementation of the above-mentioned testing items, application for adding series models are acceptable before the date of implementation. Such certificates may be used until the expiry date and the certificate holders may not apply for extension of validity of that certificate. If the main model and series models of a certificate are tested and comply with the above-mentioned testing items, the certificate holder may apply for a new certificate. The term of validity of the new certificate will be 3 years and the applicable inspection standard column will be additionally stated “complete 2006 version.”

6. When applying for adding series models that intend to comply with the above-mentioned testing items, all the existing main model and series models of the certificate shall be tested and comply with the same requirements. A new certificate will be issued at the same time for such applications. 

7. Starting from the date of implementation, for products to which the above-mentioned testing items are applicable and the applicable inspection scheme is Declaration of Conformity, the obligatory inspection applicant shall have their products tested to comply with the complete test requirements, and re-declare the conformity (re-issue the declaration of conformity) according to the relevant regulations before putting the product onto the market.

If you require testing to these new requirements, please contact Compatible Electronics, Inc.

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