New Deadlines for Residential Gateways and Home Routers

On October 12th, IMDA had sent out a notice on Extension of Deadline for Sale of Residential Gateways ("RGs") and Home Routers to Comply with Standards.

Originally The Technical Specification for Security Requirements for Residential Gateways, IMDA TS RG-SEC (the "Technical Specification"), came into force on 13 April 2021. New RG/home router models shall comply with the Technical Specification before the equipment can be sold for use in Singapore. For existing RG/home router models that were registered before 12 Oct 2020, a one-year grace period was given to comply with the Technical Specification, by 12 Oct 2021.

But Since IMDA had received requests from industry and RG vendors for extension of the timeline for compliance, for both new and existing RG/home router models. IMDA has decided to extend the timeline for compliance with the Technical Specification for existing RG/home router models to 1 May 2022.

This means that from 2 May 2022, RG/home router models which do not comply with the Technical Specification, or not yet registered with IMDA, shall no longer be sold for local use. Such unregistered models may be imported for re-export purposes only, by dealers with a Dealer's Individual Licence.

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