Obligation of Doing EMC Test for Indonesia SDPPI Approval

The buzz about mandatory EMC test for wireless product in Indonesia has been going around since September 2018. To be exact, after SDPPI applied new regulation about electronically integrated licensing services on early August, this mandatory EMC test issue has been in place. But, it’s never been clear before. Then, around September 2018, SDPPI started to apply mandatory EMC for some products. Products such as tablet and smartphone was requested to submit EMC test report when applying SDPPI certification at that time. But, there’s never been a clear list about which product is mandatory to submit EMC test report and which product is not. This unclear information keeps going on and on for about a month.

Note: What we meant by “Mandatory EMC” here is “Mandatory to Submit EMC Test Report”. And this EMC test report can be obtained from both SDPPI-Accredited International Test Lab, or from SDPPI-Accredited Local Test Lab (by doing EMC test in local Lab before).

Firstly, you may be informed before that SDPPI started to apply EMC testing mandatorily on technology which refers to Ministry regulation (PERMEN) such as WLAN, which refers to local regulation PERMENKOMINFO NO 28 TAHUN 2015, and SRD, which refers to PERMENKOMINFO NO 35 TAHUN 2015. While for some technologies that refers to other kinds of regulation such as Bluetooth which refers to PERDIRJEN NO 9/DIRJEN/2005 (Directorate General Regulation), GSM which refers to PERDIRJEN NO 370/DIRJEN/2010, or other technologies that don’t refer to Ministry Regulation, they were declared as not mandatory to  do EMC.

After that, another update about EMC testing was received from SDPPI officer. In that update, it’s stated that  of SDPPI that EMC is only subjected to technology that has EMC test requirements withinin its local regulatory standard. For example, if inside Bluetooth regulation (PERDIRJEN NO 9/DIRJEN/2005) there’s EMC testing standard that should be fulfilled by BT device, so EMC will be mandatory for Bluetooth. But, as we checked to SDPPI regulation, most of EMC requirements is not really clear. It doesn’t mention specific EMC standard. Instead, it only mentions that the measurement result should not be electromagnetically harming. So, again it’s not really clear.

Then, in the middle of the way, SDPPI revised their policy again; the product that’s mandatory for EMC is product that’s used close to human body (wearable) that could potentially harm user such as mobile phone, laptop, mobile computer, watch, headset, etc. We’re about to make announcement about this at that time, but suddenly the information change again, so we need to wait until fixed confirmation is decided.

Lastly, we got hopefully-last confirmation on October, saying that now EMC has been applied mandatory to all devices except Module, BTS (Base Station Tranceiver) and Microwave Antenna. So, for all devices that are about to Apply SDPPI certification, they ned to submit EMC test report. This this the most current confirmation regarding to EMC testing that we got from SDPPI.

And about standard, the EMC testing standard used in SDPPI are:

  1. CISPR 22
  2. CISPR 24, and
  3. EN 301 489

We’re completely understand that official announcement, regulation, or publication from SDPPI about this EMC test requirement is really important to prove our claim. But, please be informed that until the publication of this blog post, there’s still no official publication published by SDPPI stating that EMC test is mandatory now. So, we judge our claim by case, and the recent case shows that EMC test report is indeed required when we’re about to apply SDPPI certification (except for Module, BTS and Microwave Antenna). Otherwise, we can’t pass verification process.

That’s all we need to inform. Hopefully it could be your valuable reference for your certification plan. If you have any question about it, please be free to contact our contact windows.

Best Regards!

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