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Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices by Anthony Tarantino

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CHAPTER 32

ELECTRONICS GLOBAL HOMOLOGATION: REMOVING REGULATORY BARRIERS TO TRADE

Daniel P. Lawless

Shirley (Xuelian) Cui Tarantino

32.1 OVERVIEW

32.2 HOMOLOGATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

(a) Vendor Selection: Test Lab

(b) Vendor Selection: Global Homologation Firm

32.3 NORTH AMERICA

32.4 WESTERN EUROPE: R&TTE DIRECTIVE

32.5 REST OF THE WORLD

(a) China

(b) Japan

(c) South Korea

(d) Taiwan

(e) India

(f) Indonesia

(g) Malaysia

(h) Philippines

(i) Singapore

(j) Hong Kong

(k) Thailand

(l) Vietnam

(m) Mexico

(n) Brazil

(o) Argentina

(p) Chile

(q) Venezuela

(r) Colombia and Ecuador

(s) Australia and New Zealand

(t) South Africa

(u) Russia

(v) Turkey

(w) Israel

(x) Saudi Arabia

32.6 PRODUCT COLLATERAL

32.7 THE FUTURE: POSITIVE REGULATORY TRENDS

NOTES

REFERENCES

32.1 OVERVIEW

Homologation is the process of gaining product-level regulatory approvals. These approvals are often specific to a radio frequency (RF) technology or a telecommunications interface.

When launching any piece of electronic equipment into the global marketplace, there are a number of regulatory requirements that must be addressed. Almost all electronic equipment must meet safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements, as well as environmental legislation such as Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic (WEEE) directives. In some cases, other requirements such as import/export licenses may be required.

Radio frequency and telecom1 products must meet additional regulatory requirements ...

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