Due to the on-going pandemic around the world, regulatory agencies in Asia have been making changes to their normal regulatory approval processes for electrical and wireless devices.
The following table provide a brief overview of the impact of the situation in various countries affecting regulatory bodies, and the changes in place due to the impacts.
|Brunei||The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) is working remotely and applications are delayed.|
|India||All regulatory authorities including BIS, WPC, and TEC are closed until May 3rd.|
|Indonesia||SDPPI in-country testing has been suspended until further notice. Applications are process remotely and delays are expected.|
|Malaysia||Restriction of movement order in place until April 28th. MCMC is closed until then, while SIRIM personnel are operating remotely.|
|Philippines||Total lockdown of regulatory authorities until end of April. Tentative resumption date is May 1st.|
|Singapore||Beginning remote operations. Most private and non-essential businesses will be closed until May 4th. The certification process is not affected.|
|Sri Lanka||Applications can be received through online now but delays are expected.|
|Thailand||Remote work and operation for NBTC and TISI.|
|Vietnam||All non-essential activities are suspended and regulatory bodies / laboratories (RF/EMC/safety) currently closed.|