Impact of COVID-19 on Asia Regulatory Approval Processes

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.

CountryRegulatory Impact
BruneiThe Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) is working remotely and applications are delayed.
IndiaAll regulatory authorities including BIS, WPC, and TEC are closed until May 3rd.
IndonesiaSDPPI in-country testing has been suspended until further notice. Applications are process remotely and delays are expected.
MalaysiaRestriction of movement order in place until April 28th. MCMC is closed until then, while SIRIM personnel are operating remotely.
PhilippinesTotal lockdown of regulatory authorities until end of April. Tentative resumption date is May 1st.
SingaporeBeginning remote operations. Most private and non-essential businesses will be closed until May 4th. The certification process is not affected.
Sri LankaApplications can be received through online now but delays are expected.
ThailandRemote work and operation for NBTC and TISI.
VietnamAll non-essential activities are suspended and regulatory bodies / laboratories (RF/EMC/safety) currently closed.

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