WPC (ETA) Approval / Registration

Equipment Type Approval (ETA) for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled Products


Introduction

Wireless Planning Coordination (WPC) is a Part of the Ministry of Communication, a National Radio Regulatory Authority responsible for Frequency Spectrum Management. WPC Department issues (WPC) Equipment Type Approval (ETA) License (certificate) for IT and Electronic products while fulfilling the needs of the wireless technology users. Wireless and Bluetooth IT and Electronic products that run on unlicensed frequency bands and qualify human safety standards can be sold to Indian consumers only after WPC (ETA) approval.

How to do WPC (ETA) Registration in India?

As per WPC Approval Guidelines, Radio Frequency (RF) test report is required for Equipment Type Approval (ETA) for verifying and ensuring that the product(s) runs in unlicensed (specified) frequency bands and qualify human safety standards. For importers, the import license is to be separately taken by the importer drew on ETA License grant letter.

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Important Information about WPC License Registration


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) REGARDING ETA

1. For which kind of products is ETA through self-declaration applicable?

Answer: ‘ETA through self-declarationʼ is applicable to the products which comply both the following conditions, i.e., )i (exempted from import licensing requirement as per Import Policy of DGFT and; )ii (working in de-licensed frequency band)s (as per applicable Gazette Notifications from Ministry of Communications. For example: - Mobile handsets, Smartphones, Electronic notepads, Laptops, Smart watches, SRDs including accessories, microphones, headphones, speakers, earphones, printers, scanners, mouse, keyboard, TV, camera, etc.

2. How to import products falling under the category of ETA through Self- Declaration?

Answer: Such category of product)s( may be imported by submitting an undertaking to the Customs along with ETA certificate, both generated/downloaded through the portal saralsanchar.gov.in.

3. What is the process to obtain ETA for products that are not exempted as per Import policy of DGFT?

Answer: For such products (for example drones/RPAs), issuance of ETA through RLOs of WPC Wing shall continue. Apply online on for ETA through routine procedure to concerned RLOs and obtain ETA for it.

4. What is the fees for obtaining ETA?

Answer: For obtaining ETA, a fee of Rs 10,000/- is required to be paid for each product having inbuilt one or more RF module(s). The product may be a finished model or RF module.

5. What RF test Report is required for obtaining ETA?

Answer: The RF test report issued by Accredited Laboratory for the product is required for issuance of ETA. In case the imported product contains multiple RF modules, then test report(s) of all RF modules without any alteration to be uploaded.

6. Whether import of wireless modules (not finished products) is permitted under self- declaration approach?

Answer: Yes, if it satisfies both the following conditions, i.e., )i (exempted from import licensing requirement as per Import Policy of DGFT and; )ii (working in de-licensed frequency band)s (as per applicable Gazette Notifications from Ministry of Communications.

7. To which CCA/PAO account fee of ‘ETA through self-declarationʼ is to be made?

Answer: Payment of Rs 10,000/- is to be made through BharatKosh (NTRP) Portal under ‘Equipment Type Approval (ETA)ʼ to 077188-CCA PAO, Headquarters. While making payment, it is advised to enter the name of the product under ‘Remark’ column.

8. Whether ETA is required for each finished product, manufactured in India, containing the same RF Module having ETA?

Answer: A product operating in licensed exempt band(s) should have equipment type approval (ETA). In the cases, when the product is manufactured in India and RF module(s) having ETA is/are fitted in it without any modification/alteration; then no separate ETA is required for such finished product. However, if product(s) are manufactured outside India, then ETA is required for each product before its import.

9. What is the validity of the ETA certificate?

Answer: There is no period restriction for ETA and no further renewal is applicable.

10. How to import products covered under Self-Declaration category and already have ETA?

Answer: Such items may be imported by submitting a copy of the existing ETA along with a signed undertaking clearly stating that:-

i. the product contains RF module(s) operating in de-licenced frequency bands only and;

ii. the product is exempted from import licence requirement as per Import policy of DGFT.

11. Can ETA be utilized by persons other than the applicant for the purpose of import without fees?

Answer: Once an ETA is issued for a product either through Self-Declaration or through RLO, it can be used subsequently by other persons for the purpose of import without any additional payment.


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