SDPPI Updates: Obligation of Fulfilling TKDN Approval for DVB-T2 Digital TV Products

The application of Domestic Component Level Approval (TKDN) for DVB-T2 Digital TV products has been sounded by Directorate General of Post and Telecommunication (SDPPI) since the issuance of Communication Ministry Regulation Number 4 of 2019 back on June 28th 2019, especially on article 9 and 11 of this regulation.

Article 9 of this regulation states:

  1. Digital broadcast television receivers equipment based on Digital TV Broadcasting- Second Generation Terrestrial (DVB-T2) as referred to in Article 4 paragraph (1) letter b number 1 must have a Domestic Content Level (TKDN) of at least 20% and must comply with statutory provisions.
  2. Digital broadcast television receivers equipment based on Digital TV Broadcasting- Second Generation Terrestrial (DVB-T2) as referred in Article 4 paragraph (1) letter b number 2 must have a Domestic Content Level (TKDN) of at least 20% and must comply with statutory provisions.
  3. Internet Protocol Set Top Box equipment as referred in Article 4 paragraph (4) letter a, must meet the Domestic Content Level (TKDN) of at least 20%.

Article 11 of this regulation states:

  1. Provisions regarding the obligation to have a Domestic Content Level (TKDN) for digital broadcast television receiver based on Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial Second Generation (DVBT2) as referred in Article 9 paragraph (1) of at least 20% (twenty percent) comes into force 1 (one) year since this Ministerial Regulation comes into force.

Referring to the provision on article 11, we can see that this obligation of fulfilling Domestic Content Level Approval (TKDN) for DVB-T2 Digital TV products will come into force in June 28th 2020. This is the background of SDPPI issuing official announcement with series number 131/DJSDPPI.5/SP.04.09/06/2020.

Basically, this announcement is to remind applicants that this provision will come into force soon by June 28th 2020. Later on, this also states that DVB-T2 Digital TV products that will be subject of this provision are those with size up to 42 inches (0 – 42 inches).

With the mandatory application of Domestic Component Level Approval (TKDN) for DVB-T2 Digital TV products that is getting closer, it’s better for those who manufacture, distribute, or import this kind of product to take prior preparation starting from now on. And if you have any concerns related to this, feel free to contact us.

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