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    TDRA UAE Certification

    Are you a manufacturer or importer looking to bring your telecommunication equipment to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market? Facing uncertainties about TDRA UAE certification for your electronic products? Understanding the regulatory framework and achieving compliance can be challenging, but it’s a critical step to ensure market success in the Middle East. 360 Compliance can help you navigate the entire process efficiently and ensure your products meet all UAE requirements.

    What is TDRA Certification?

    TDRA certification is mandatory for any telecommunications equipment, device, or system to be imported, sold, or used within the UAE. This certification verifies that the equipment complies with the UAE’s technical regulations and standards for safety, electromagnetic compatibility, and radio frequency emissions.

    Previously, the regulation of telecommunications in the UAE was under the jurisdiction of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). However, in 2021 the TRA and Digital Dubai Authority merged  to form the TDRA.

    Learn more about updates here.

    Which Products Need TDRA Certification?

    A wide range of telecommunications equipment falls under the TDRA certification requirement, including:

    • Mobile phones and smartphones
    • Laptops and tablets
    • Routers and modems
    • Wireless cameras and surveillance systems
    • Bluetooth headsets and speakers
    • Smart TVs and set-top boxes
    • Radio transmitters and receivers
    • Internet of Things (IoT) devices

    list of TDRA-approved devices is available on the TDRA website. You can search by product category, manufacturer, or model number to verify if specific equipment has been certified.

    How to Obtain TDRA Certification?

    The process for obtaining TDRA certification can be complex and requires careful planning and preparation. Here’s a general overview of the steps involved:

    1. Identify the relevant regulations and standards: The specific requirements for TDRA certification will vary depending on the type of equipment being certified.
    2. Prepare the necessary documentation: This typically includes technical specifications, test reports, and product manuals.
    3. Select a notified body: A notified body is an accredited testing laboratory that can perform the required tests and issue the necessary certificates.
    4. Submit the application: The application should be submitted to the TDRA along with all supporting documentation.
    5. Testing and certification: Your device will undergo rigorous testing to ensure compliance with technical and safety standards. If everything checks out, you’ll receive the coveted document granting you market access.


    Why is TDRA Type Approval Crucial?

    • Market Access: Without a valid TDRA certificate, your equipment cannot be legally imported, sold, or used in the UAE, effectively shutting you out of a significant market.
    • Safety and Compliance: TDRA certification guarantees your equipment adheres to strict safety regulations, protecting users and the network infrastructure.
    • Reduced Risk: Partnering with an experienced certification provider like 360Compliance minimizes risks and delays associated with the approval process.

    Why Choose 360Compliance for TDRA Type Approval?

    With extensive experience in navigating international regulatory landscapes, 360Compliance Laboratories simplifies the TDRA type approval process for you. We offer a comprehensive suite of services, including:

    • Expert guidance: Our team of experienced professionals understands the intricacies of TDRA regulations and will help you identify the specific requirements for your equipment.
    • Testing and certification: We have state-of-the-art laboratories accredited to ISO 17025 standards, equipped to conduct all necessary testing for TDRA compliance.
    • Documentation and application support: We will assist you in preparing the required documentation and submitting your application to the TDRA.
    • Project management: We take care of the entire process, from initial consultation to certificate issuance, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience.


    • Regulatory Authority
    • Mandatory/Voluntary
    • Report Acceptance
      ETSI reports (EMC,RF, Safety)
    • In-country Testing Required
      For some products like Tablet, GSM devices
    • Local Representative Required
    • Label Mark Requirement
    • Certification Validity Period
      3 years
    • Label Mark Example
    North America (3)

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