The Ministry of Communication and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia issued the recent regulation on Telecommunication Equipment And Apparatus Certification by Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Informatics Number 18 of 2014 (“MCI Regulation No. 18/2014”).
By the issuance of MCI Regulation No. 18/2014 which is effective on 25 June 2014, the Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Informatics Number 29/PER/M.KOMINFO/09/2008 (“MCI Regulation No. 29/2008”) concerning Telecommunication Equipment and Apparatus Certification shall be revoked and declared nullified.
Based on the MCI Regulation No. 18/2014, terms of telecommunication shall mean any emission, transmitting, and/or acceptance of any information in form of signs, signals written, picture, voice, and sound through wire, optical, radio or other kind of electromagnetic system. Telecommunication equipment shall mean any instrument tool used in telecommunicating. Telecommunication apparatus shall mean compilation of telecommunication tools to enable a telecommunicating process.
Article 32 paragraph (1) Law Number 36 of 1999 concerning Telecommunication jo. MCI Regulation No. 18/2014 stating that each telecommunication equipment and apparatus which is made, assembled, imported for commercial purpose and being used in Indonesia territory shall comply with the technical requirements and based on the permit in accordance with provision of prevailing laws. The fulfillment on the technical requirement of telecommunication equipment and apparatus as stated hereof is conducted through: (i) telecommunication equipment and apparatus certification, and/or (ii) Post Market Surveillance.
The application for certification telecommunication equipment and apparatus shall be submitted to Certification Institute by:
Telecommunication equipment and apparatus certification is performed by the following process:
The issuance process for Certificate Telecommunication Equipment and Apparatus through test procedure is approximately 30 (thirty) working days after the requirements complied by the applicant and completely received. Meanwhile, the issuance process for Certificate Telecommunication Equipment and Apparatus through documents evaluation procedure is approximately 10 (ten) working days after the requirements complied by the applicant and completely received.
The application letter for certification shall be signed on the stamp and shall be enclosed with following documents:
The application for certificate replacement, changing of certificate or extension of certificate is sufficient to submit with the application form and enclosing pact of integrity, original certificate and stamped statement letter declaring that alteration in telecommunication equipment and apparatus technical specification.
In the event the application for telecommunication equipment and apparatus does not meet the technical requirements, the Certification Institute shall deliver refusal to the applicant accompanied by the reason of the refusal. The certificate of telecommunication equipment and apparatus that has been issued is valid for 3 (three) years and can be extended for 1 (one) extension.
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