The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is in charge of wireless communication goods marketing authorization in the United Arab Emirates. Companies can only sell their goods in the UAE if they have this authorization.
The standards of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which is the backbone for a CE certification for commercial clearance in the European Union, are heavily incorporated into the TRA certification. As a result, the TRA recognizes testing results and certifications for CE marking which have already been generated. Additional local inspections, as well as the engagement of a native agent, are not required.
Objectives of TRA Certification
- Telecommunications technology does not affect the public communications infrastructure.
- The intensity of emitted electromagnetic radiation does not reach the point at which other telecoms gear can no longer function properly.
- Telecommunications technology has a degree of immunity to electromagnetic disturbances caused by other telecom hardware, allowing it to function without interfering with its original purpose.
- Wireless technology makes efficient use of the frequency and does not overlap with other telecommunications networks.
What is the purpose of the TRA Certification?
There is a difference between CE marking and item labeling. A word labeling, according to the TRA, is a required label for goods to be marketed in the UAE. The term mark is made up of the company’s TRA registration and the agency’s item identity, which is unique to each item and provided by the agency throughout the certification procedure. A company must schedule about eight to ten weeks for TRA certification. A company must pursue recertification for an unmodified item, which has a three-year time frame.
What equipment is subject to registration?
Before being delivered in the UAE, all radio devices and telecommunications interface hardware linked to a common telecommunication system should be certified with the TRA. Detailed requirements for the device are published by the TRA. If no suitable technical standard exists, the TRA will evaluate whether the device in question has to be licensed in a case-by-case scenario. Any equipment may be excluded or prohibited at the discretion of the TRA.
Hardware that meets the TRA’s technical specs and therefore is certified according to the rules is regarded as a type approved for the uses of the Telecoms Law. it is subject to any additional situations indicated by the TRA in the registration.
What is the procedure for registration?
To register hardware, you must fill out a formal application form accessible from the TRA. Proposals are accepted in both Arabic and English. One application could include a number of similar goods as long as the application specifies the variations and all associated goods’ compatibility is supported by paperwork. For devices sold under multiple brand trademarks, multiple requests must be submitted. The major brands will be included individually in the TRA’s registration database. A certificate of compliance must be submitted with the application. Unless the TRA specifically requests it, no extra proper documents or a sample of the device is required.
A comprehensive and compliant request will usually be handled within 30 days of submission by the TRA. The TRA can disqualify requests that are incomplete and/or do not comply with the rules. When equipment is successfully registered, it is assigned a registration number and a matching record in the TRA’s Type Approvals registration database.
360Compliance can provide all services needed for European marketing authorization to our customers. In our facilities, we do evaluations in line with the Radio Equipment Directive’s criteria. The authorization procedure is then taken up by our Notified Bodies. As a result, we can offer our users a quick clearance for the Arab Emirates. Throughout the inspection and calibration procedure, we manage your project and communicate with the TRA on your behalf, assisting you in obtaining market approval.