SDPPI Extends Acceptance of Foreign Test Reports

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 11:51 AM

The regulatory body of post and telecommunications of Indonesia, SDPPI, is extending the acceptance of EMC test reports from labs that are not in their recognized labs list.

SDPPI has a "List of Foreign Test Centers" from which they originally planned to exclusively accept foreign test reports from, starting December 31, 2018. Since then, they have extended their policy of accepting foreign EMC test reports multiple times due to a large queue of testing to be performed in the local test laboratories. Acceptance of these foreign test reports, which are issued by test labs that are not listed in SDPPI-recognized foreign testing labs list, is extended until March 31st, 2019.

This decision was made due to the local labs in Indonesia currently operating over capacity, as well as the main calibration center not having completed equipment calibrations.

This applies only to EMC test reports, so RF test reports must still be issued by SDPPI recognized test laboratories.

Even so, the following requirements are still necessary for an EMC test report to be accepted:

  • EMC test reports need to be from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.
  • The accreditation body of the laboratory must have signed at least one of the following:
    • The Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation-Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APLAC-MRA)
    • International Laboratory Accreditation Cooparation-Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC-MRA)
  • And/or recognized by International Electrotechnical Committee System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipments and Components (IECEE) scheme from Certification Body Testing Laboratories (CBTLs).

This provision is valid until March 31st, 2019.

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