All Telecommunication Equipment and/or Devices made, assembled, or incorporated, for trade and/or use within the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia must be certified. Non- certification of telecommunication equipment and/or devices will result in the equipment or device being considered illegal and the Directorate General of Resources and Postal and Informatics Devices of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (“SDPPI”) may foreclose such telecommunication equipment and/or devices. 5
SDPPI assesses the suitability of device standards in order to protect users and encourage the development of the national telecommunication technology industry.6
One requirement for telecommunication equipment and/or devices certification is that the company is obliged to provide a Test Result Report (LHU) or test report conducted by the Domestic Test Center as determined by the Director General of SDPPI and the Foreign Test Center recognized by the Director General of SDPPI.7
The procedure for the establishment of the Domestic Test Center and the recognition of the Foreign Test Center is regulated by a separate Ministerial Regulation, namely, Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia Number 15 of 2012 concerning Implementation Instructions for the Establishment of The Domestic Test Center (“Permenkominfo 15/2012“) and regulation of the Minister of Communication and Informatics of the Republic of Indonesia Number 16 of 2012 concerning Instructions for the Implementation of Recognition of Foreign Test Centers.
The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has issued a new Draft Regulation that combines the Implementation Guidelines for the Establishment of Domestic Test Centers and the Recognition of Foreign Test Centers since 2019. At the time of publication of this Perspective, the draft regulation had not been enacted.8
|CERTIFICATION OF TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT AND/OR DEVICES
Submission of certification for telecommunication equipment and/or devices can be done through the Online Single Submission (OSS) system. Certification of telecommunication equipment and/or devices is valid for 3 (three) years from the date a valid certificate is issued.15
Parties who can apply for certification are:16
a. owners of brands incorporated in Indonesia;
b. an Indonesian business entity appointed as an authorized representative or distributor by the owner of a brand domiciled outside the territory of the Republic of Indonesia;
c. Indonesian legal entities that manufacture Telecommunication Equipment and/or Devices for brand owners domiciled outside the territory of the Republic of Indonesia; or
d. Indonesian persons or Indonesian business entities that make, compile, and combine components of Telecommunication Equipment and/or Devices so that they can function as Telecommunication equipment and/or Devices
Applicants who intend to apply for certification of telecommunication equipment and/or devices must have an NIB and PLG-ID obtained through registration on the e-Certification website provided by the Directorate of Standardization of Postal and Informatics Devices, Directorate General of Resources and Postal and Informatics Devices.
DOMESTIC TEST Center
The Domestic Test Center can establish the procedure of Testing in issuing a Test Result Report (LHU) or test report.
The Domestic Test Center provides information on the capacity of the Test that will be carried out and the number of Tests being conducted through the website. 17
One Day Service certification service has been commenced with the provision of the SIRANI e-Certification mobile application. Through this application, people and users can access information about certificate list, certification information, test center location, and telecommunication device certification rates easily through the smartphone application.18
The Regulatory Agency in this case the Directorate General of Resources and Postal and Informatics Devices is authorized to designate the Test Center as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB).
In carrying out its determination as a Domestic Test Center, the Center refers to Permenkominfo 15/2012, containing the technical requirements for each type of equipment and / or telecommunication devices, and / or technical requirements and given in accordance with the scope of accreditation as determined by the National Accreditation Center to the Domestic Test Center.
As for Foreign Test Centers, an MRA or Mutual Recognition Arrangement hereinafter abbreviated as MRA, is an agreement between two or more countries to acknowledge or accept some or all of the results of assessments. Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) are formed under the AFAS (ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services) which aims to mobilize the movement of goods and space in certain service areas and is stipulated in Presidential Decree No. 82 of 2002 concerning ratification of the ASEAN Framework on Mutual Recognition Arrangements.
The Regulatory Agency may apply to the MRA Partner Review Board to recognize a Domestic Test Center if the Center meets the technical requirements of the MRA Partner.
DRAFT REGULATION OF DOMESTIC TEST CENTER AND RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN TEST CENTER
The Ministry of Communication and Informatics has held a public consultation on the Draft Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Informatics on the Recognition of Foreign State Test Center which will revise the Regulation of the Minister of Communication and Information No. 16/2012 concerning Guidelines for the Establishment of Domestic Test Centers and Recognition of Foreign State Test Centers, as per PRESS RELEASE NO. 88/HM/KOMINFO/04/2019 dated April 24, 2019.
The Ministerial Regulation on The Implementation Instructions for Recognition of Foreign State Test Center is the implementation of Government Regulation No. 52/2000 concerning the Implementation of Telecommunications Article 74 Paragraph (2) which states that the testing of telecommunication equipment and/or devices is conducted by the test Center as determined by the Minister and Article 75 which states that the Minister can allow mutual recognition.
In Ministerial Regulation No. 16/2012, the recognition of foreign country test Centers are firstly limited to countries that have mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) with Indonesia. In fact, the test results may come from test facilities from other countries that do not have an MRA with Indonesia.
Therefore, in the draft regulation by the Minister, the recognition of the test centers in foreign countries is no longer limited to the countries with an MRA.
At the time of publication of this Perspective, the draft regulation has not been enacted.
The role of The Test Center in issuing Test Results Report (LHU) or test report on telecommunication equipment and/or devices circulated in the Republic of Indonesia aims to strengthen the standards of equipment and /or devices in order to protect users and encourage the development of the national telecommunication technology industry. (TWK)