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SCHEME FOR RECOGNIZING FOREIGN CERTIFICATION BODIES FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT. Presented by Melinda Tan, International 11/05/05. Contents. Introduction Legal Mandates Scheme for Recognizing Foreign Certification Bodies: - References - Scope

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SCHEME FOR RECOGNIZING FOREIGN CERTIFICATION BODIES FOR CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Presented by Melinda Tan, International

11/05/05

contents
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Legal Mandates
  • Scheme for Recognizing Foreign Certification Bodies:

- References

- Scope

- Criteria for CBs

- Obligation of CBs

- Recognition Procedures

  • Administration Procedures
  • Technical Regulations
introduction
Introduction
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the regulatory agency for telecommunications equipment including EMC, recognises conformity assessment bodies (CABs) designated by the Designating Authority of Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) partners, and accepts results of the conformity assessment performed by these bodies to IDA’s technical regulations and administrative arrangements.
legal mandates
Legal Mandates
  • Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 137A)
  • Section 6(h) and (u)
  • Second Schedule Article 12 and Article 41
  • The Telecommunication Act (Cap. 323)
  • Section 2 and 74
scheme for recognizing foreign certification bodies
Scheme for Recognizing Foreign Certification Bodies

References -

  • ISO/IEC Guide 2:1996

Standardization and related activities – General vocabulary

  • ISO/IEC 17025: 1999

General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

  • ISO/IEC Guide 65: 1996

General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems

scheme for recognizing certification bodies
Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

Scope -

  • Scope of Equipment
    • Covers all types of telecom equipment that are subject to network terminal attachment or Radio-communication Regulation
    • Includes EMC and electrical safety assessment for telecom equipment
  • Scope of Recognition
    • Limited to scope of accreditation
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Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

Criteria for Certification Bodies -

  • Must be a legal entity with local presence in the MRA partner country
  • Accredited to IEC/ISO Guide 65 in the relevant areas of telecommunications, EMC and safety
  • Have test facilities accredited to IEC/ISO 17025 in the relevant areas of telecommunications, EMC and safety and/or
  • Have arrangements with testing laboratories that are recognised by IDA under MRA
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Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

Criteria for Certification Bodies (cont’d) -

  • Demonstrated
    • Capability and technical competence in performing test and certification against the relevant technical regulations
    • Conformity with applicable parts of the IEC/ISO 17025 and Guide 65
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Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

Obligation of Certification Bodies -

  • Maintain accreditation status with AB
  • Ensure that equipment tested, evaluated and certified is done following procedures, rules and policies of IDA or the requirements as provided for under the MRA:
    • Evaluate equipment against criteria specified in the IDA Technical Regulations
    • Ensure that subcontracted labs are accredited or evaluated against ISO/IEC 17025 and IDA Technical Regulations:
      • Take full responsibility of subcontracted work
      • Document arrangements of subcontracting
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Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

Obligation of Certification Bodies (cont’d) -

  • Have proper record system
    • Includes application forms, test reports, description of equipment, IDA spec checklist (if applicable), technical data, facilities supported, sales brochures and other related documents
    • Have retention for 5 years
    • All document to be submitted to IDA must be in English
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Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

Obligation of Certification Bodies (cont’d) -

  • Have a procedure to inform IDA of changes that will affect the conformity of certified equipment
  • Maintain a directory of tested equipment and suppliers
  • Do not test prohibited equipment for the Singapore market [Third Schedule of Telecoms (Dealers) Regulations]
  • Be familiar with the Scheme for Recognition and Technical Regulations available from http://www.ida.gov.sg
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Scheme for Recognizing Certification Bodies

IDA (MRA partner) submits recognition request to DA (IDA), enclosing:

1) Notification of Designation (Annex 1)

2) Certificate of Accreditation

3) Copies of contractual arrangements (applicable to certification bodies only)

4)Checklist on technical competence (Annex 3, applicable to certification bodies only)

DA (IDA) evaluates CAB against Recognition Scheme and MRA criteria

DA (IDA) informs DA (MRA partner) of discrepancies (if any)

DA (IDA) issues Notification of Recognition to DA (MRA partner)

DA (IDA) enters information into register of recognised CABs

DA (IDA) posts CAB information on the IDA website

Recognition Procedure

administration procedures
Administration Procedures

MRA Equipment Registration (MER) Scheme -

  • Applies to equipment certified by certification bodies designated/recognised by IDA
  • Applies to local suppliers & overseas manufacturers/suppliers from countries of MRA partners
  • Registration requirements (Annex 1D of IDA Type Approval Guide)

- Registration Form, certification of conformity, SDoC, general information & fee of S$100

  • Registration number (ABCDE-M1234-YYYY)

- Approval by IDA for sale

    • Validity is 5 years
process for registering under mer

Singapore Supplier / Importer

Process for Registering under MER

Domestic CB / Recognized Foreign CB

Label & Sale

  • IDA enters info of Equipment and Supplier in Database of Registered Equipment
  • Web-based Database is accessible by public, suppliers, operators, Customs, IDA etc.

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Issue Certificate

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1

Submit Application

Status

Export /

4

Wholesale

Domestic / Foreign Manufacturer

3

For Registration, Manufacturer or Supplier should submit to IDA

(hardcopy or electronic)

  • Copy of Application Form submitted to CB
  • Copy of Certificated issued by CB
  • Copy of SDoC
  • Registration Fee
list of technical regulations
List of Technical Regulations
  • IDA Technical Specifications (TS)

Listed in Annex 2 of Scheme

  • Where applicable, requirements include EMC, electromagnetic radiation and electrical safety
    • IEC CISPR 22
    • ICNIRP Guidelines (EN 50360, EN 50361)
    • SS 337 / IEC 60950
  • Copies of TS obtainable fromhttp://www.ida.gov.sg
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List of Technical Regulations
  • Current Telecom Standards

Line Interface

    • Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
    • Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (BISDN)
    • Digital Leased Lines (DLCN)
    • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
    • Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
    • Cable Modems connected to RFI of High-speed Data-Over-Cable Systems (DOCSIS 1.1)
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List of Technical Regulations
  • Current Telecom Standards

Radio-communication

    • Short Range Devices (ISM/approved shared frequency bands e.g. radio detention and alarm system, remote controls, Wireless microphone, radio telemetry transmitter, wireless modem, WLAN, Bluetooth devices etc. )
    • VHF & UHF Land Mobile Transceivers
    • Radio Pagers
    • Analogue Trunked Radio/TETRA
    • Multi-channel Portable Radio
    • Cellular Mobile Radio (GSM, 3G)
    • Cordless Phone and Cordless Telecommunication Systems (Analogue Cordless Phone, DECT, PHS)
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List of Technical Regulations
  • Examples of Reference Standards & test methodologies adopted by IDA

www.ida.gov.sg

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