Radio Type Approval

The Radio Type Approval is required in several African countries for telecommunication and radio equipment. With us as your professional partner you can safely and easily obtain your Radio Type Approval.

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Pre-Export Verification of Conformity / PVoC

Many products require a Pre-Export Verification of Conformity / PVoC in Africa before they can be imported. Make yourself familiar with the regulations and avoid customs problems.

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Certificate of Compliance / CoC

To avoid problems when importing goods in Africa in many cases a Certificate of Compliance / CoC is required. We can support you here.

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What is Radio Type Approval for Africa?

Products from the radio and telecommunications sector are among the most important imported goods on the African continent. Certification is required for numerous product groups from this sector. The Radio Type Approval ensures that the local regulations are met. Only properly licensed sellers and contractors are permitted to sell communications equipment in Africa. For this purpose, a type approval for each model that is to be sold must be obtained from the responsible authority.

The Radio Type Approval in Africa is necessary for a whole range of products, which you can find on the Relevant Components page.

Here is a brief Video about the Africa Radio Type Approval
Presented by Julian Busch, director of MPR International GmbH:

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Radio Type Approval Africa – Certification process

 

There are several steps required to obtain type approval for your products. The standard certification process is as follows:

  1. Complete the application documents
  2. Submit supporting documentation, including
  3. A letter from the agent
  4. Samples
  5. Technical manuals (operation, programming, specification) in English
  6. User manuals in English
  7. Certificates of conformity from a regulatory authority or an accredited laboratory, test reports and results from the manufacturer or an accredited test laboratory; in English
  8. A valid copy of the agency’s license/compliance
  9. Examination of the test reports and technical documentation by the authority.
  10. Issuance of type approval or rejection notice

 

Country-specific requirements / authorities

 

 

The country-specific requirements and the validity of the Type Approval certificates are different for each African country. The responsible authorities and conditions for each country can be found in the following table:

Country Authority Type of Certification Process Validity license Local Re-presentative required?
Algeria Agence Nationale des Frequences (ANF) / Telecommunications & Post Regulatory Authority Mandatory Sample Validation / Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation 2 years Yes
Angola Instituto Angolano das Comunicacoes (INACOM) Voluntary; Recommended Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation No expiration date Yes; must be the importer
Ethiopia Ethiopian Telecommunication Agency Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation 2 years No
Botswana Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation 1 year Yes
Ghana National Communications Authority (NCA) Mandatory Sample Validation / Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation No expiration date No
Kenya Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation Provisionally 6 months, then permanently Yes
Congo, demo-cratic republic Autorite de Regulation de la Poste et des Telecommunications du Congo (ARPTC) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation 10 years Yes
Morocco National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (Agence National de Reglementation des Telecommunications, ANRT) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation 10 years Yes
Namibia Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation 3 years Yes
Nigeria Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation No expiration date No
South Africa Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation No expiration date Yes
Tanzania Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Mandatory Leverage R&TTE/RED documentation No expiration date No
Tunisia Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche des Telecommunications (CERT) Mandatory In-country testing 3 years Yes; must be the importer

 

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