Regulatory Updates


Staying up-to-date with compliance has never been easier with our worldwide regulatory updates. Track by countries, months, quarters, and wireless or ITE impact.

United Arab Emirates: ESMA Releases Usage Policy for ECAS Mark of Conformity

On February 14, 2018, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) of UAE released a usage policy regarding the ECAS Mark for conformity (Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme). This uses an approved standard by ESMA […]

March 14, 2018
CANADA: Radio Standard Specifications for Equipment Operating in 758-768 and 788-798 MHz Bands

On February 15, 2018, RABC of Canada started receiving comments in order to modify the use of broadband frequencies (758-768 MHz and 788-798 MHz) including specifications for radio equipment working within those frequencies. The consultation […]

March 8, 2018
USA: FCC Publishes Guidance for Certification of GMRS and FRS Transmitting Equipment

On February 5, 2018 the FCC published a guidance for certification of GMRS and FRS transmitting equipment. This document addresses Part 95 of “General Rules for the Personal Radio Services”, Subpart E–Technical Regulations, and covers […]

March 5, 2018
USA: FCC Publish Ultra-Wideband Guide Based on FAQ

On January 29, 2018 the FCC published a guide for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) devices, in which it highlights important aspects of the clause 10.1 of ANSI C63.10-2013, as follows: 1. The technical characteristics that must be […]

March 5, 2018
MEXICO: ANCE Reveals 4 Standard Projects in Standardization and Certification Consultation

On January 17, 2018, the Official Gazette of Mexico published an official consultation ‘Association of Standardization and Certification, AC’ mentioning it was working on new rules for security of devices that use energy sources below […]

March 5, 2018
RUSSIA: Restrictions on Hazardous Substances POSTPONED until 2020

The circulation, production and release of electrical and electronic equipment are allowed in the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union until March 1st, 2020, without the implementation of conformity and compliance documents specifying the requirements […]

February 27, 2018
RUSSIA: New Restrictions on Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Radioelectronic Products

The Eurasian Economic Union will regulate hazardous substances in electrical and radio electrical products (EAEU TR 037/2016) starting March 1, 2018. The marking information and the user manuals must be made in Russian and any […]

February 23, 2018
INDIA: Changes to Standard IS 16333

The National Standards body of India has made some changes to the standard IS 16333, by adding Urdu (if declared as additional Indian language) to IS 16350. This modification includes new fonts and characters and […]

February 22, 2018
AUSTRALIA: ACMA Open to Comments for Low Interference Potential Devices

ACMA from Australia is listening for variations to the Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPD) from interested parties that will make changes in the use of some frequencies that allow LIPD use. Information can be found […]

February 22, 2018
ECUADOR: ARCOTEL Issues Resolution 0036 to Adopt New Canalization for AWS Bands

On January 17, ARCOTEL from Ecuador has released a new resolution (0036) that adopts a new canalization for AWS bands. This new canalization modifies the use of frequencies from 895 to 960 MHz and adds […]

February 22, 2018
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