Manufacturers and importers of electronic equipment can expect a “transparent, predictable and efficient process” when applying for Electromagnetic Interference/ Compatibility (EMI/EMC) Certificates of Compliance (CoCs), South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) CEO Dr. Boni Mehlomakulu said.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the SABS and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) was signed to work towards ensuring that electronic equipment entering the South African market meets the required quality-performance standards. Last month, the two organisations on Monday had the official launch of the of the new process and procedure for issuing EMI/EMC CoCs.
Mehlomakulu said the influx of low-quality products entering the country, and the risks they posed to consumers, had compelled the SABS and Icasa to review the process of issuing EMI/EMC CoCs.
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