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1 Presented by : Yi-Chang Tsai ( yctsai@dgt.gov.tw) April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 1 WTO ITA Current Regulatory Approach for Information Technology Products of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu

2 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 2 Presentation Overview Regulatory Agencies of IT Products A Brief Introduction to BSMIs Authority Regulatory Overview Accreditation Body Conformity Assessment Body MRA Case Study Conclusion

3 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 3 Regulator Our Geographic Location * Map from http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/asia.htm

4 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 4 Regulator The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu * Map from http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/taiwan.htm

5 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 5 Regulatory Agencies IT Products Government Agencies Organization Structure

6 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 6 Regulatory Agencies Information Technology (IT) Products Governmental Agencies in the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu(hereafter called Chinese Taipei) –Directorate General of Telecommunications (DGT) –telecommunications equipment –Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) –computers, semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, software and scientific instruments

7 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 7 Regulatory Agencies (continued) IT Products DGT Contact Persons –Mr. Hsi-Lan Hsu Tel: +886-2-2343-3650 Email: hlhsu@dgt.gov.tw –Mr. Yi-Chang Tsai Tel: +886-2-2343-3836 Email: yctsai@dgt.gov.tw Fax: +886-2-2343-3699 IT Products BSMI Contact Person –Mr. Bing-Yuan Liou Tel: +886-2-2343-1906 Fax: +886-2-3343-3991 Email: by.liou@bsmi.gov.tw

8 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 8 A Brief Introduction to BSMIs Authority Designating Authority: Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), Ministry of Economic Affairs Chinese Taipeis Regulatory Regime for Information Technology Equipment (ITE ) (Excluding Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE))

9 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 9 Legal Basis Our Primary Regulation: Commodity Inspection Act –The competent authority as referred to in this Act shall be the Ministry of Economic Affairs –The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (the BSMI) is in charge of commodity inspection operations.quarantine

10 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 10 EMC Inspection Implementation Commodities announced as subject to EMC inspection include: –Copy machines effective January 1, 1997 –TVs, VCRs, fax machines, and ITEs (Information Technology Equipment) effective January 1, 1998 –Household appliances, power tools, audio products, computer components effective July 1, 2000 –Other products are also being considered to be placed under EMC control.

11 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 11 EMC Inspection Standards CNS 13803 (CISPR 11) –industrial, scientific and medical equipment CNS 13439 ( CISPR 13) –audio, TV and VCR equipment CNS 13783-1 ( CISPR 14) –household products CNS 13438 (CISPR 22) –ITE and peripherals CNS 14115 (CISPR 15) –lighting products CNS = Chinese National Standards

12 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 12 Technical Requirements of ITE Chinese Taipei has mandatory technical requirements for electromagnetic interference of ITE. Required to meet the requirements of CNS 13438 (harmonized with CISPR 22) No mandatory technical requirements for electromagnetic immunity of ITE

13 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 13 Inspection Scheme Batch-by-Batch Inspection –For commodities of a fixed type, the BSMI may require a type approval certificate before application for simplified inspection procedure –Test sample products on a batch basis (with 5~20% probability) –Compliance document issued if the sampled products pass testing –Products can be shipped or imported and be placed on the market

14 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 14 Inspection Scheme (Cont.) Registration of Product Certification (RPC) –Ensuring the continued compliance of the regulations for that product –Reducing the trade impact from border controls –Subjecting product to type testing and certification –Including conformity assessment procedures, in the designing and manufacturing stages

15 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 15 Inspection Scheme (Cont.) Registration of Product Certification (Cont.) –After obtaining the registration of certification for the tested type of product, products can be shipped or imported and be placed on the market –Certificate is valid for 3 years –RPC Inspection Mark is shown below: R3A001

16 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 16 Inspection Scheme (Cont.) Declaration of Conformity (DoC) –The obligatory applicant shall prepare relevant technical documents to ensure that the commodity conforms to the inspection standards and shall, based on such technical documents, execute and issue a declaration of conformity. –The obligatory applicant shall keep the declaration of conformity and relevant technical documents for a given period of time for possible future verification.

17 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 17 Inspection Scheme (Cont.) Declaration of Conformity (Cont.) –The testing shall be conducted by the BSMI or a BSMI approved designated testing laboratory –DoC Inspection Mark is shown below: D3A001

18 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 18 The Technical Information and Documents that Comply with EMC Requirements Descriptions of Commodities: –User Manuals and Specifications written in Chinese (User manuals written in English are also acceptable for Class A Products); –Block Diagrams; –Table or list of the EMC components and emission sources; and –Product catalogue and a 4" x 6" or larger color photo of both the outer appearance and interior structure.

19 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 19 The Technical Information and Documents that Comply with EMC (Cont.) One original test report issued within one year by the designated laboratory, before proceeding the declaration of conformity.

20 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 20 Testing Facilities Accreditation requirements for testing facilities are based on ISO/IEC 17025. The BSMI has designated 31 internal EMC testing laboratories. In addition, there are over 100 foreign EMC testing laboratories designated by the BSMI. Please refer to the BSMI website for the details about the designated laboratories.

21 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 21 DoC Experience Planning the products apply to DoC: –have a short life cycle –are stable and have low safety risks –create little impact on consumers, such as the components Starting with a small range of products to test the knowledge and cooperation of manufacturers, importers and distributors have to meet the certification regulations for their products.

22 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 22 DoC Experience (Cont.) On January 18, 2002, it was announced that 19 commodity items were to be applicable to the DoC procedures. Included are electric calculators, data storage units, class B computer mainboards, add-on cards with I/O, and power supplies. Although in this first stage of DoC about 30% of products are not complying with the regulations, we believe that more guidance will help reduce this figure.

23 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 23 DoC Experience (Cont.) During this period, the government and consumers must bear considerable risk. However, to establish complete management over the post-market surveillance is one of Chinese Taipeis most important goals.

24 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 24 Further Information BSMI Website http://www.bsmi.gov.tw For more information, please contact: Mr. Bing-Yuan Liou Tel: +886-2-2343-1906 Email: by.liou@bsmi.gov.tw

25 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 25 Regulatory Overview The Telecommunications Act The Statute of Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. The Organizational Statute of Directorate General of Telecommunications Legislated: Jan. 16, 1996 Enforced: Feb. 5, 1996 Telecom Act Revised: Oct. 10, 2002 Legal Basis for Telecom Reform & Liberalization Three Telecommunications Laws

26 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 26 Regulatory Overview Key Points of the Telecommunications Act –defining Type I and Type II telecom enterprises; –specifying the deregulation mechanism for Type I and Type II telecom enterprises; –providing equal network access by prohibiting cross- subsidies and mandating universal service obligations; –stipulating that those telecom enterprises should provide fair and non-discriminatory services; –imposing competitive safeguard clauses to control anti- competitive behavior;

27 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 27 Regulatory Overview Key Points of the Telecommunications Act (continued) –amending the provisions of radio spectrum management; and – stipulating that telecom equipment should obtain compliance approval.

28 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 28 Regulatory Overview Equipment Approval Related Articles of the Telecom Act (2002 Telecommunications Act) –§39 Network Equipment General Requirements –§42 TTE General Requirements –§44 TTE Approval Authority –§46 Station (Radio & Cable) General Requirements –§48 ISM Equipment General Requirements –§49 & 50 Controlled Radio Equipment General Requirements

29 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 29 Classification of Equipment for Approval

30 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 30 Conformity Assessment Schema Designating Authority/Regulator [DGT] Testing Lab Accreditation Body [CNLA] Comply with ISO/IEC Guide 58 Testing Laboratories Comply with ISO/IEC Guide 25 Certification Bodies Comply with ISO/IEC Guide 25 & 65 CABs Certification Accreditation Body [CNAB] Comply with ISO/IEC Guide 61 RCBs

31 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 31 Designating/Regulatory Authority DGT is the Designating & Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications, EMC and Electrical Safety of Telecommunications Equipment. –Verify the Competence of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) –Designate CABs –Withdraw Designation –Reinstate Designation

32 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 32 Accreditation Body Accreditation Body: Chinese National Laboratory Accreditation (CNLA) –Tests laboratory accreditation body –To improve the standard of operation of accredited facilities and streamline the MRA CABs designating procedures, DGT accredited and designated CNLA as the Telecom MRA testing lab accreditation body with the ISO/IEC Guide 58 in December 1998.

33 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 33 Accreditation Body Accreditation Body: Chinese National Accreditation Board (CNAB) –Recognized Certification Body (RCB) Accreditation Body –To streamline the MRA designating procedures, DGT appointed CNAB as accreditation body of the Telecom MRA Recognized Conformity body with ISO/IEC Guide 61 in November 2001.

34 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 34 Testing Labs Designation Criteria Legal entities which have the technical competence to perform the tests Accredited with ISO/IEC Guide 25, EN45001 or CNS12608 (Chinese National Standard) Demonstration of technical competence in performing the tests Technological knowledge and experience with relevant product Familiar with related legislative, regulatory and administrative provisions

35 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 35 Designation Process Submission of Application Package to CNLA Accreditation of Testing Lab by CNLA Submission of the Accredited and Recognized Testing Lab List to DGT

36 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 36 Recognized Testing Labs in Chinese Taipei Telecommunication Laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan Training Research Co., Ltd. Taiwan Tokin EMC ENG. Corp. Global EMC Standard Tech. Corp. QuieTex Corporation Neutron Engineering Inc. C & C Laboratory Co., Ltd. Advance Data Technology, Ltd. http://www.dgt.gov.tw/English/Type-approval/8.1/lab-tw- 3661.shtml

37 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 37 RCB Designation Criteria Non-government legal entities Neither act as an importer, designer, manufacturer or supplier of telecommunications equipment nor be engaged in these activities Equipment certification system should meet the requirements and conditions of ISO/IEC Guide 65 Demonstrate competence in performing tests and be accredited by ISO/IEC Guide 25 Familiar with related legislative, regulatory and administrative provisions of DGT

38 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 38 RCB Designation Criteria At least one professional and full-time (foreign or domestic) personnel is to be designated for each accreditation scope subject to certification. The personnel involved in the certification process should be independent from those who conduct the testing. The certification personnel are to have technical expertise and knowledge in telecommunications, as well as be familiar with DGT rules, regulations and technical specifications.

39 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 39 RCB Designation Criteria Relevant personnel must participate in appropriate training courses or forums conducted by the DGT. The certification personnel should have graduated from a domestic or foreign university/college and majored in telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering or other relevant majors.

40 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 40 RCB Designation Process Submit Application Package to DGT On-Site Assessment by DGT & CNAB Sign a contract committing themselves to carrying out the compliance approval process in accordance with DGT rules and procedures DGT issues an RCB Certificate DGT makes this public on its Website (www.dgt.gov.tw)

41 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 41 Recognized RCBs in Chinese Taipei Recognized TTE Certification Bodies: –Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan –Telecommunication Laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. http://www.dgt.gov.tw/English/Type- approval/8.2/8.2.5/Rec-TTE-Body-3661.shtml

42 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 42 The Recognition Procedures of a Certification Body for Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Submits an application package to the DGT (refer to Article 8 of the guidelines) Supplement materials within the prescribed time frame from the receipt of notification Receives application Application denied Conducts on-site assessment Supplemented within prescribed time frame? Is the application package complete and adequate? No Yes No ApplicantDGT yes

43 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 43 Does the application comply with the Guidelines? Meets the requirements within prescribed time frame? Issue the certificate Address proposal for improvement within prescribed time frame from the receipt of notification Application denied Sign contract Yes No Yes The Recognition Procedures of a Certification Body for Telecommunication Terminal Equipment

44 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 44 Foreign Testing Lab as an MRA CAB Under Governments (Ex:APEC Telecom) MRA, the foreign testing lab must be accredited by its own Accreditation Body and designated by its Designating Authority as an MRA CAB. Then, the Designating Authority of the exporting Party will exchange the list of designated domestic testing labs with the DGT for mutual recognition. Furthermore, the DGT will recognize the MRA CABs if the testing labs are able to test subjects according to the technical regulations of DGT. Once the MRA CABs are recognized by DGT, the DGT will so state in APEC TEL MRA Annex IV and make this public on its Website promptly.

45 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 45 Foreign Test Reports Accepted by Chinese Taipei DGT can accept the test reports provided by foreign testing labs designated by their correspondent authorities based on mutual recognition. The testing must follow the method specified in the DGT technical regulations, if such a testing method is prescribed. If no method is specified, reasonable testing must be performed. The test report must include the following: 3Name, trade name, model number of equipment 3Measurement setup diagram and description 3Name, trade and model number of testing facilities 3Technical regulations being performed 3Test items and their standards 3Verdict of test results The testing lab must submit its first application with the test report, including the test procedure, lab layout and photograph of the product.

46 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 46 Designation Process of Domestic CABs for a Foreign Party The domestic testing lab shall be accredited against foreign partys technical requirements by CNLA. CNLA conducts on-site assessment and accredited with ISO/IEC Guide 25 (since 2001, ISO 17025). CNLA submits the accredited testing lab list with relevant documentation to DGT for designation. The personnels (education, training and experience) to evaluate personnel,s technical competence SOP to check technical validity of test procedure The brand name, model number and function of test instruments to judge whether the test instrument can fully satisfy foreign partys test requirements

47 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 47 Designation Process of Domestic CABs for a Foreign Party Calibration record of test instruments to check adequacy and traceability A sample test report to check accuracy and completeness of the test items and test results If everything is OK, the DGT will designate the testing lab as an MRA CAB that is competent to perform testing according to foreign party requirements.

48 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 48 Confidence Building in MRA CABs Proficiency Testing –To ensure the testing laboratories are competent to perform tests, the DGT commissioned the CNLA to conduct a proficiency testing program from 1999/6 to 2000/6. –DGT required the 5 designated MRA CABs to participate in the proficiency testing program. –The APLAC proficiency testing committee has officially listed these programs, which are still in use, as being international proficiency programs. –To build confidence in these tests, the BSMI also supports the implementation of this program on a permanent basis.

49 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 49 Confidence Building in MRA CABs Uncertainty of Measurement –Since 2001, CNLA has been testing laboratory assessments subject to ISO 17025. One of the assessment items, uncertainty of measurement, can elevate the technical competence of the recognized testing labs (RTL), thereby enhancing confidence in test results produced by the RTL.

50 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 50 Case Studies in MRA Case I: APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) member economies multilateral MRA under APEC Telecom MRA Case II: U.S. and Chinese Taipei bilateral MRA under APEC Telecom MRA Case III: The APLAC (Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) accreditation bodies under APEC Telecom MRA (Multilateral)

51 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 51 Case I: APEC Member Economies Multilateral MRA The Text of the model APEC TEL MRA was finalized on April 30, 1998 and was endorsed at the APEC Telecom Ministerial Meeting on June 5, 1998. According to paragraph 9.2 of APEC TEL MRA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong (China), Japan, Korea (R.O.K.), Singapore, Chinese Taipei and the United States have already informed the Chair of the APEC TEL to begin implementation of the APEC Telecom MRA that took effect on July 1, 1999. However, this arrangement is not in and of itself legally binding.

52 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 52 Case I: APEC Member Economies Multilateral MRA Scope of Technical Regulation Telecom, EMC and Electrical Safety Scope of Equipment network terminal attachment and other equipment subject to telecommunications regulation of each Party. In Chinese Taipei, it consists of telecommunications terminal equipment, base stations and RF repeaters of Type I telecommunications enterprises, low power RF devices and amateur radio equipment.

53 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 53 Case II:U.S.-Chinese Taipei Bilateral MRA The United States and Chinese Taipei concluded the process of exchange of letters to reach an agreement to begin the implementation of Telecom/EMC MRA on March 16, 1999. In the agreement, Chinese Taipei is to apply the Phase I Procedures in Appendix B of the APEC Telecom MRA for the recognition of testing laboratories designated by the United States as Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and accept test reports from recognized U.S. CABs for conformity assessment of telecommunications equipment with the Technical Regulations of Chinese Taipei and vice versa.

54 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 54 Case II: U.S.-Chinese Taipei Bilateral MRA DGT is the Designating Authority of Chinese Taipei, and NIST is the Designating Authority of the United States. List of Recognized Testing Labs http://www.dgt.gov.tw/English/type- approval/8.1/lab-tw-3661.shtml

55 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 55 Case II: U.S.-Chinese Taipei Bilateral MRA TE IT BSMI Test Report DGT Recognized Testing Labs by U.S. Test Report Recognized Testing Labs by Chinese Taipei Test Report FCC/ NIST Test Report IT TE Chinese Taipei United States Telecom &EMC EMC Telecom &EMC EMC

56 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 56 Case III: APLAC Accreditation Bodies According to paragraph 7 of APEC TEL MRA, Australia, Hong Kong (China), Singapore and Chinese Taipei agreed on a joint note to implement Phase I procedures of the APEC TEL MRA, relying on mutual recognition arrangements among accreditation bodies to secure and simplify participation in this arrangement. The four economies sent the covering letter, enclosing the agreed information note, Annex I and Annex II, to the APEC TEL Chair and simultaneously made the announcements on August 5, 1999.

57 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 57 Case III : APLAC Accreditation Bodies The note is only an expression of our intent to work together to implement the Phase I procedures. It does not carry implications to create any legally binding obligations or international rights. Our main objective is to assist other economies to move forward an open and transparent system of conformity assessment. Therefore, we are prepared to have the participation of other economies who also belong to APLAC accreditation bodies. Australia, Hong Kong (China), Singapore and Chinese Taipei are able to recognize APLAC MRA partners (NATA, HOKLAS, SAC-SINGLAS, CNLA) accredited CABs for telecoms, EMC and electrical safety requirements.

58 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 58 Test Report Australia ACA Hong Kong OFTA Singapore TAS (IDA) Chinese Taipei DGT NATA SAC- SINGLAS Testing Lab CNLA Testing Lab HOKLAS Testing Lab ogo of recognized accreditation body Test Reports with logo of recognized accreditation body will be accepted among the four economies. Case III : APLAC Accreditation Bodies

59 April 23-24, 2003Current Regulatory Approach for IT products of Chinese Taipei Slide 59 Conclusion Our Goals of Telecommunications Equipment Conformity Assessment MRA are: One standard One test of conformity Worldwide acceptance


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