On 15 Nov 2018, the Ministry of Information and Communications promulgated Circular no.15/2018/TT-BTTTT amending and supplementing Circular 30/2011/TT-BTTTT on technical standard conformity Certification and Declaration of conformity of products and goods specialized in information technology (IT) and communication.
The Circular 15/2018/TT-BTTTT has been made to be in compliance with Decree 132/2008/ND-CP and Decree 74/2018/ND-CP. It has shortened the lead time to issue conformity certification from 10 working days down to 7 working days.
At the same time, the Circular also indicate 4 cases which the certificate comes up invalid, including:
- The name, code, version of the certified products have been changed;
- The technical design of the certified products has been changed, resulting change of the technical specifications;
- There are not any appropriate supervision and evaluation results according to the provisions of Article 26 of this Circular;
- The time-limit stated in the certificate of technical standard conformity expires.
This Circular takes effect on 01st January 2019. The letter of Notification for acceptance of Declaration of Conformity issued before the effective date of this Circular shall continue to be valid until such letter expires.