Pakistan PTA proposed new Draft Regulation of Type Approval Technical Standards. The proposed entry into force date was proposed to take effect on January 25, 2021.
The main changes in this proposal are the inclusion of the acceptance of IEC 62368 safety test reports to support Type Approval applications.
Also, in Annex E, the list of terminal equipment exempted from type approval have been changed. Specifically, the following has been deleted in this draft which would remove the exemption on these products and bring these products into scope of the requirements:
- Tablet PC with Wifi only Functionality (Non - Sim based devices)
- Smart Watches with Bluetooth / Wi-fi Functionality only (Without SIM or Tracking)
If these regulations are approved, this would mean these products would be subject to type approval in Pakistan.