CHINA: China SRRC deadline for type approval applications

May 16, 2023 | China

China SRRC deadline for type approval applications using old standards in the 2.4/5.1/5.8GHz frequency band:

The State Radio Administration of MIIT recently made the following notification about the deadline for applying for SRRC type approval using the old standards MIIT [2002] 353, MIIT [2002] 277, and MIIT [2012] 620 in the 2.4/5.1/5.8GHz frequency bands.

1. Effective October 15, 2023, new applications for the old standard for products with 2.4/5.1/5.8GHz frequency bands will no longer be accepted, and applications for adding modules certified to the old standard to a new host device will no longer be accepted.

2. Effective October 15, 2023, renewal applications will only be accepted for devices with 2.4/5.1/5.8GHz frequency bands that meet the new standard MIIT [2021] 129; renewal applications for certificates under the old standard will no longer be accepted.

3. The equipment/modules certified under the old standard in the 2.4/5.1/5.8GHz frequency bands can be updated to the new standard for equipment through an updated application within the certificate validity period. The updated application requires submission of a self-test or third-party lab report. The laboratory must have CMA qualification, and have the testing capability of MIIT [2021] 129.

4. Applications for equipment under the old standard must be accepted before October 15, 2023. The maximum validity period for issuing a certificate is December 31, 2025. During the validity period of the certificate, manufacturers with equipment certified under the old standard can apply for an update to meet MIIT [2021] 129 requirements. After the equipment is updated to the new standard, a renewal application will need to be submitted before its expiration date.

The official will return any applications that do not meet the requirements. For questions about the information above and how this impacts your device in the China marketplace, please contact Testing Partners right away.

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