Kuwait CITRA: New TA regulation published,

(Update October 17th) CITRA issued the English version of the regulation. It can be downloaded from the authority website

(Update Sept 29th 2021): CITRA raised the type approval fee with no prior notice to make it 3 times the current fee. Realtime will update its customer on the new pricing for this country.

CITRA published a new regulation (arabic only) for type approval.. Main changes:

1- Approval validity increased to 3 years from 1 year

2- Approval ID is maintained unchanged in case of renewal

3- Renewal application needs to start not before 3 months before expiry and no more than 20 days after expiry. If no application is received within these limits, the certificate will be cancelled

There is no transition period but Realtime ongoing applications are receiving a one year only validity.

We are still interacting with the authority to check the applicability of other provisions and will update as soon as possible on our finding

Malawi MACRA concluded its consultation for new type approval and fees regulation

on Sept 10th 2021, MACRA concluded its public consultation process and issued a feedback on comments its received from stakeholders as well as a draft regulation has been published.

The main points are as follow:

1- Macra sets a 45 days to process the approval

2- Macra will issue identification mark for labelling of approved devices. It will be possible to use e-identification or affix the identification on the packaging under certain conditions

3- The fees are increased and depending on the category of the device.

The regulations, once promulgated by the Minister, shall become effective after its publication in the official gazette.

Senegal ARPT issues a new type approval regulation

On 27th August 2021, a new regulation has been issued but not yet published on the authority website.

The regulation publishes a template of label to be affixed on the equipment with a possibility to adapt the label to the size of the equipment.

The regulation also requires a sample. The same provision existed in the old regulation but was never enforced. Realtime confirmed that the sample waiver provision will be maintained for the time being.