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Designated Products reclassified into GCS and SCS Categories

16. May 2024

The Telecommunications Engineering Centre (TEC) has updated its categorization for certain telecom products under the Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) framework to streamline business processes. Effective January 1, 2024, various notified products will now be classified under either the Generalized Certificate Scheme (GCS) or the Simplified Certification Scheme (SCS). The newly defined GCS categories include a range of equipment such as cellular network base stations, including those for 5G, various radio systems (HF, VHF/UHF, mobile radio trunking), and satellite communication equipment among others. Telecommunication products usually require TEC certification to be approved for import and sale on the Indian market.

Additionally, 49 other product categories have been shifted to the SCS category. For applications processed under MTCTE, only administrative fees will apply regardless of whether the product falls under GCS or SCS. The procedures and additional terms for submitting applications remain the same.

The TEC certification has been mandatory since April 2019. Every year the Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) expands the certification catalog and adds more telecom products. See the list of TEC standards here.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673).

For more information about TEC certification, please refer to our free brochure “TEC Certification Made Easy“.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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