Equipment Authorization & Assurance

Manufacturing Requirements

Brand-new products and technologies ready for market cannot go out the door for sale without a rapid and streamlined process for regulatory approval.

TIA Position

Streamlining and globally harmonizing equipment authorizations and promoting process improvement will decrease both the cost and time-to-market for equipment manufacturers, ultimately benefiting the end-user with quicker access to devices at lower costs.

    Examining ways to improve governmental device approval processes towards increasing certainty and efficiencies must be a continuous process that includes proactive and open dialog with affected stakeholders.

    Globally, policymakers must utilize advanced approaches to the efficient regulation of ICT, such as the allowance of electronic labeling, reduced import restrictions, and the use of a self-declaring certification regime.

    Governments must rely on international standards, and strive for global harmonization of technical requirements based on these standards, to ensure technical compliance will maximize the widespread international availability of ICT equipment at competitive prices.


    TIA will work to ensure align enhancements to basic device approval schemes globally.

    TIA will work to streamline the FCC’s device certification process by resolving the open proceeding to reform rules regarding the authorization of radiofrequency equipment and working collaboratively with the FCC’s Laboratory.

    TIA will continue to support the FCC in their efforts to align the RF exposure rules with internationally accepted standards.

    TIA will work to improve device labeling schemes globally for ICT, both with and without integrated displays.

    TIA will work to effect implementation of E-LABEL Act in the United States, and to attain an eLabeling allowance in the European Union & ASEAN region in 2016.