The MRA Task Force (MRATF) met over three sessions at TEL 47. The morning session of April 22 (Day one) and afternoon session of April 23 (Day two) were dedicated to the formal agenda items while the afternoon session of Day one was dedicated to the discussion on market surveillance.
The Meeting was attended by 37 delegates from 12 economies – Brunei Darussalam, P.R. China, Hong Kong China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. Representatives from APEC Secretariat and APLAC are also in attendance. The full list of delegates is attached as in Attachment 1.
The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Saneh Saiwang from Thailand who is currently Vice-Chair of the Task Force since the Chair, Mr. Peter Chau from Canada, could not attend the meeting.
The Acting Chair welcomed all delegates to the meeting. As there were new members to this meeting, the Acting Chair invited all members to introduce themselves.
There were 9 contributions submitted and discussed at the meeting (see the list in Attachment 2). All documents were uploaded to the APEC TEL 47 website (www.apectel47.info). The Acting Chair assigned the contributions to the appropriate agenda items.
The meeting adopted the draft agenda for the APEC TEL 47 MRA Task Force Meeting as presented by the Acting Chair with no further amendment. (See Attachment 3)
Eight economies (Canada, Chinese Taipei, P.R. China, Hong Kong China, Singapore, Thailand, USA and Vietnam) gave voluntary updates on their progress of implementation and/or recent regulatory changes. The updates provided by economies were given in Attachment 4.
In addition, three economies, namely Japan, Korea and Indonesia gave comprehensive presentation with regard to the overview of certification system of telecommunication equipment in their respective countries. The meeting appreciated the information sharing and their responses to questions put forth in the meeting.
Case Studies on the use of MRA on Conformity Assessment by industry
There was no case study on the use of MRA-CA by industry at this meeting. However, there are two contributions on agenda item 4.2 (Project F) which are closely related to this agenda item and outcomes from those surveys and activities should be communicated to industry. More discussions may be required in the next TF meeting.
4 Task Force Projects
4.1 Project E – MRA for Equivalence of Technical Requirements (MRA-ETR) Chinese Taipei made a verbal report to inform the meeting on the issue of its preparation for implementation of MRA-ETR in its own economy. In essence, Chinese Taipei is ready to implement MRA-ETR with other economies within its current laws and regulations.
The meeting took note of the report and commended Chinese Taipei on its readiness, and encouraged other economies to start looking into their internal rules and regulations for implementation preparation. The Acting Chair reminded the meeting that TELMIN9 had endorsed Guideline for MRA-ETR Implementation which each economy can utilize that Guideline to their utmost benefit.
4.2 Project F - Stock-take of MRA implementation and benefits
In TEL 46, there was in-length discussion on how to proceed on quantifying economic benefits of MRA, and it was agreed to gather all information from all stakeholders and share such information. The Chair had encouraged economies to share their experiences of MRA implementation and information of MRA benefit in terms of financial data.
As a consequence, there were three contributions submitted for this meeting. They were:
1) MRA Benefits Survey to manufacturers: Status update - Chinese Taipei
2) The Effect and Benefit of MRA to manufacturers – Samsung, South Korea
3) Measuring the economic effects of MRA – South Korea
Chinese Taipei mentioned in its contribution about the Project of Surveying MRA Benefits in Chinese Taipei organized by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation during May to November 2013 under the supervision of Professor Chun-chieh Wang, Dept. of Politic Economy, National Sun Yat-sen University. The Project had identified and narrowed down into three main avenues to proceed: who shall be surveyed (due to practicality, only manufacturers/suppliers and CABs are identified), what products (scope of 5 products - mobile phone, set-top box, GPS, networking equipment, Notebook(Tablet), and how it should be carried out (on-site visit and off-site questionnaire with appropriate quantification model. The preliminary outcomes should be available and shared with the TF at its next meeting.
Samsung HQ made a presentation on the effect and benefit of participating in MRA-CA for manufacturer, from the viewpoint of Samsung. Korea had entered into Phase I MRA with 4 economies for which the total of 47 test labs in Korea were recognized (one of which being Samsung CS & E Centre). In the case of Samsung, participating in MRA-CA actually had shortened delivery time and saved testing fees. Reduced time is from 3 weeks to 1 week for each certification, and Samsung can make marketing plan in time because of a shorter lead time. Testing fees had been reduced since no logistic cost was incurred.
Prof. Yong-Kyu Lee from Chung-Ang University, Korea made a presentation on Measuring the Economic Effects of MRA. The presentation had pointed out that the total economic effects of MRA to an economy should be measured collectively after calculating effects of MRA with economies respectively, and several factors should be considered to assess the effects. These include characteristics of conformity assessment system of partner economy, industry practices of acquiring test report and certification of partner economy, trade volumes, and phase and scope of MRA. When measuring economic effects, relevant parties or stakeholders should be taken into considerations. However, in reality, the subject might be limited to only manufacturers. With MRA, the sales of products would increase at early stage, due to faster penetration to foreign market. Thus, short-life-cycle smart phones will be more influenced by MRA than long-life-cycle products such as wireline phones. It is expected that overall, to any economies that participate in MRA, the benefits gained from MRA is expected to outweigh the costs. And it is stressed that this is appropriate time to begin a discussion at the APEC level about building a grand model that could be utilized to individual MRA.
Those contributions were well-received and discussed in length. In expression his appreciation for the works being carried out in various economies on the issue of economic benefit of the MRA, the Acting Chair had made several queries on how the TF could proceed on this issue and how the importers are incorporated into the question. Prof. Lee had indicated his opinion that, in the case of importers, one of the benefits would be sales uplift and lower transaction cost and thus may be subsumed under manufacturers’ benefits. However, more details would be available once the interview with the industry was completed. Indonesia raised the importance of importers as it is mainly one of the importing economies, and stressed that they should be part of the research project.
Based on the discussion, it was realized that the model to be used would rely on bi-lateral consideration and, as such, could not come up with a single quantification on MRA benefit to APEC as a whole. The Vice Chair suggested that, as the works are going on, it would be more appropriate to continue the discussion until the results from two research works are made available. It is foreseen that when the results from those works are available and shared for information purpose, all member economies are all beneficial and can adopt or adapt such common quantification model and research to suit their own environment.
5 Training There was no need for training identified at this meeting.
6 Review of projects for TEL approval No project is identified. If such need for project arises, all necessary information can be provided by the chair or via the TEL Secretariat.
Update on the Development of Regional MRAs
7.1 The ASEAN Telecommunication Regulators’ Council MRA (ATRC MRA)
As requested by the Chair at last TEL, Thailand made an overview presentation on ATRC works with regard to MRAs, their implementations and related work plans (in Attachment X). To date, ATRC has 2 MRAs, namely MRA on Telecommunication Equipment (MRA-TE) and MRA on Standard Equivalence (MRA-SE). Until now, four countries have entered into bi-lateral MRA-TE agreements. This includes Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Two laboratories are recognized, one from Malaysia (Sirim) and another one from Singapore (Spring). Currently, ATRC’s MRA related work plan is aiming towards the implementation of ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2015 initiative, which is to enhance implementation of mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) by ensuring that all technical standards are in the ASEAN working language (English) and adopting common standards to reduce time-to-market for ICT products.
Indonesia further informed the meeting on the development of ATRC Project on enhancing MRA. The project was proposed to study pros & cons for having MRA agreements, conduct a survey to assess situations in each of ASEAN members and provide recommendations on ways and how to proceed.
The Acting Chair invited Indonesia to update the meeting on a regular basis of the outcomes of the project. Information should be shared under agenda item Project F - Stock-take of MRA implementation and benefits.
Web based information management
The MRA web page information is available at www.apec.org facilitating the user to go to find up-to-date regulations and contact information for multiple economies at one web location for efficient implementation and operation of the MRA. As a standing agenda item, members were invited to check whether their MRA web pages can be accessed via the APEC TEL MRA webpage at www.apec.org and, if found necessary, provide the correct URL linkages to their websites to the Chair.
Thailand informed the meeting that there is incorrect information in the web page in relation to the link to its web site, and had provided the corrected link to the Acting Chair to pass it on the APEC Secretariat for further action.
9. Market Surveillance Information & Communication Certification Conference of Japan (ICCJ) presented a contribution titled “Eco Market Surveillance Proposal”. In that contribution, ICCJ informed the meeting about the results from MIC MRA International workshop held in February 2013 on several key issues, one of which being market surveillance action (Conformity Assessment Body Opinion on Market Surveillance Actions by FCC & MIC). Problems identified were purchase of equipment samples (expensive, tough to find, and logistics) and testing (impossible to test, need special tools or software). The presentation proposed new idea to market surveillance process by requesting only required documents to CAB (requirement of certification document) and to applicants (requirements of compliance inspection record) without re-testing.
The meeting took note of the presentation. The difficulties of normal process to conduct market surveillance had been acknowledged, and alternative approach for market surveillance process have been discussed.
In addition, the Acting Chair had provided introductory information on the previous contribution by Canada to TEL43 on Proposed Outline for Market Surveillance Guidelines. He stressed that market surveillance was very important and was a part of regulatory scheme to ensure equipment compliance. Although various economies had different market surveillance schemes to suit their own environment, suitable options or alternatives of best practices in market surveillance could be identified. The new proposal from ICCJ is one of them. APEC economies should be benefited from having a set of best practices offered to be used and incorporated, where applicable, to enhance their own market surveillance schemes.
The meeting agreed to continue the discussion and reviewed the Market Surveillance’s Best Practice Guideline. The discussion will be contribution driven thus all economies are encouraged to submit contributions on this topic.
10. New Topics and Future Work 10.1 Due to the fact that Mr Peter Chau, the Chairman, will vacate his chairmanship after TEL48 and Mr. Saneh Saiwong from Thailand had announced earlier that he could not continue his role as the Vice-Chair due to the restructuring in his Office, the TF needed to identify a new Vice-Chair to assist the Chair in advancing and managing the TF agenda and intercessional activities and also successive plan after TEL48. Currently, there was no nomination for the Vice-Chair at this meeting. The Acting Chair encouraged the meeting to provide the nomination.
10.2 The meeting then took discussion with regard to the future of the Task Force. APEC Secretariat mentioned that it would be difficult from operational aspect for the Task Force to continue the activities without the Chair.
Several comments were made with regard to the term of Chairmanship and whether the current Chair’s term could be extended for more than traditional period of two years. The TEL WG Chair responded that current rules specified only the terms of WG Chair, but not those of Task Force. Under special circumstance, the chairmanship could be extended, if so agreed by such person and the meeting itself.
The TEL WG Vice-Chair shared the experience of rotating the chairmanship in ASEAN meetings. It may be helpful and the Task Force may think about that. This matter of lacking chairmanship happened in other groups as well. One main reason is the difficulty of economies to commit the resource of people for up to four years (two-year for Vice-Chair and another two-year for Chair). It may be helpful to start consider shortening the period. Nevertheless, the issue had to be taken on to next TEL.
APEC Secretariat mentioned that some groups of APEC had adopted a rotational basis for the chairmanship. However, it depends on circumstances and normally it should be done on a voluntary basis.
The Acting Chair mentioned that there are two main activities, apart from the implementation of MRAs, that are currently pursued by the Task Force. One was research on quantification of the MRA economic benefit ( works being done by Chinese Taipei Korea. The other was market surveillance best practices. He also mentioned the options or possibilities of future of the Task Force:
The works can be carried on elsewhere, such as LSG.
Adopt a rotational basis for the chairmanship
The Task Force meets on irregular basis or takes on some other forms of groups, such as expert group.
Shortened cycle for chairmanship
There were always advantages and disadvantages of putting those options into practice.
The TEL WG Chair also mentioned that Mr Peter Chau, in his earlier communications, had cited lack of active participation, lack of new projects, and narrow scope as main indicators for difficulties in Task Force going forward, and had also suggested to expand the scope to cover other related technical issues, such as TBT, to TF activities.
The meeting noted the discussions and the Acting Chair would forward all comments to the LSG and later to the Plenary. The TEL WG Chair also would raise this issue in HoD meeting on Day 3.
11. Any other business 11.1 There was no other issue raised at this meeting.
12 Way Forward
In summary, the following issues would be discussed at the future APEC TEL MRA TF meetings:
Outcomes from research project on MRA economic benefits
Readiness to implement MRA-ETR
successive plan after TEL48
13Date and Venue of Next Meeting 13.1 As in the past, it is proposed that the next MRA Task Force meeting be held in the first two days of TEL 48 as per the conventional APEC arrangements.
13.2 Although the MRATF meetings and drafting/training sessions will mainly be convened in two days, a room may be requested to accommodate sub-working committees to discuss and follow-up on issues of MRA in the afternoon of Day 3.
Contributions in MRA Task Force at APEC TEL 47 [To be completed]
ATTACHMENT 3 Update of MRA Activities and Changes to Technical Regulations
Technical regulations (Annex I of the MRA):
Since the last meeting of this Task Force on July 30th, 2012, Industry Canada (IC) has made the following amendments to its technical requirements:
Technical Requirements for radio equipment:
RSS-132, Issue 3: certification requirements for transmitters and receivers for cellular telephone systems in the bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz – Published on January 26, 2012.
RSS-133, Issue 6: certification requirements for transmitters and receivers used in radiocommunications systems to provide Personal Communications Services (PCS) in the bands 1850-1915 MHz and 1930-1995 MHz – Published on January 26, 2012.
RSS-118, Issue 2: Land and Subscriber Stations: Voice, Data and Tone Modulated, Angle Modulation Radiotelephone – withdrawn on January 26, 2012.
Radio Standards Specification RSS-129, Issue 2: 800 MHz Dual-Mode CDMA Cellular Telephones – withdrawn on January 26, 2012.
RSS-142, Issue 5, "Narrowband Multipoint Communication Systems in the Band 1429.5 - 1432 MHz”.
RSS-244, “Medical Devices Operating in the 413-457 MHz Frequency Band”.
On January 22, 2013, Industry Canada published CB Notice 2013-02 to inform Certification Bodies and other MRA stakeholders of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) three year transition (IAF Resolution 2012-09) from ISO/IEC Guide 65 to ISO/IEC 17065:2012. Recognized CBs have until 15 September 2015 to complete their transition to ISO/IEC 17065:2012.
Canada’s MRA implementation update:
Canada continues to implement Phase I and Phase II of the APEC TEL MRA on conformity assessment for telecommunications equipment:
Under Phase I, Canada has designated 12 Canadian testing laboratories to test to the technical requirements of six participating economies, and has recognized 47 foreign testing laboratories from APEC economies to test to Canadian requirements. For information on Phase I, please visit the following websites:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mra-arm.nsf/eng/nj00096.html , and
Under Phase II, Canada has designated 2 Canadian certification bodies to certify to the technical requirements of three participating economies, and has recognized 20 foreign certification bodies from APEC economies to certify to Canadian requirements. For information on Phase II, please visit the following web sites:
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/mra-arm.nsf/eng/nj00098.html , and
Canada, USA and Mexico MRAs under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Canada, the USA and Mexico held trilateral training sessions in October 2012, as part of the confidence building plans specified in the Canada-Mexico and USA-Mexico MRAs. Tri-lateral discussions continue to be held to accelerate the implementation of the MRA.
There are two technical requirements which were issued in March 2013 1) Technical Requirements for Security Capability for Smart Mobile Terminal (YD/T 2407-2013) 2) Test Methods for Security Capability of Smart Mobile Terminal (YD/T 2048-2013).
At this point, Hong Kong, China has reached Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Conformity Assessment (MRA-CA) of Telecommunications Equipment with 5 APEC Economies including Australia, Canada, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and USA for the implementation of Phase I procedures. Meanwhile, Hong Kong, China has also reached MRA-CA with Canada and USA for the implementation of Phase II procedures. Being one of the several APEC economies ready for implementation of the Phase I of MRA-CA scheme when it was initially launched in 1999, Hong Kong, China further participated in the Phase II of MRA-CA in April 2005.
Phase I implementation
2. Hong Kong, China has now designated a total of 8 testing laboratories, including one recognized by Canada, one by Singapore and six by the USA. Meanwhile, Hong Kong, China has recognized a total of 15 testing laboratories including three designated by Chinese Taipei, one by Singapore, one by Canada and ten by the USA. Please refer to Annex 1 for the details.
Phase II implementation
To date, Hong Kong, China has recognized one certification body from Canada and three certification bodies from the US. Besides, one local certification body in Hong Kong, China is recognized by the US. Please refer to Annex 2 for details.
Information and contact
The detailed information and procedures relevant to the implementation of MRA are available at the dedicated APECTEL MRA webpage of the OFCA website http://www.ofca.gov.hk/en/industry_focus/telecommunications/standards/telecom/apec_tel_mra/index.html. Hong Kong, China is ready to partner with any APEC member economies to implement MRA Phase I / II procedures. Any APEC member economy who is interested in becoming MRA Phase I / II partners of Hong Kong, China or has any enquiries on our latest implementation of APEC TEL MRA may approach us by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of local CABs recognised by APEC Economies under Phase I of APEC TEL MRA
Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Ltd.
Calibration & Testing Laboratory
Sun Creation Engineering Limited
The Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre Limited
List of CABs recognised by Hong Kong, China under Phase I of APEC TEL MRA
National Technical Systems Inc.
Telecommunication Equipment Testing Center, Telecommunication Laboratories,
Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.
Intertek Testing Services Taiwan Ltd.
Advance Data Technology Corporation (Lin Kou Laboratories)
TUV SUD PSB Pte Limited
Intertek Testing Services NA Inc.
Advanced Compliance Solutions, Inc.
Compliance Worldwide, Inc.
Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.
Intertek Testing Services NA Inc.
Electro Magnetic Test, Inc.
Northwest EMC Inc.
List of local CABs recognised by APEC Economies under Phase II of APEC TEL MRA
Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Ltd.
List of CABs recognised by Hong Kong, China under Phase II of APEC TEL MRA
Nemko Canada Inc.
Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.
In midst of implementing MRA Phase 2 with Brunei, targeting to be completed by end of the year. Separately, Singapore’s desire to pursue MRA with Vietnam and get it implemented as soon as possible.
Since last APEC TEL MRA task force meeting, there is no significant change in conformity assessment regime in Thailand. Currently, a technical standard regarding vehicle radar in 76-77 GHz is being considered to be revised to incorporate 24.05-24.25 and 24.25-26.65 GHz frequency band. In addition, several new standards are being considered to be created, of which are technical standards for LTE equipment and technical standard for Short-Range-Device operating in 60GHz frequency band.
Recent FCC updates/high profile issues include:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) FCC 13-19: First comprehensive review of equipment authorization program in over 10 years proposed updates to administrative requirements of Part 2 of FCC rules including: TCB processes, accreditation processes, market surveillance processes, updates standards in rules (ISO/IEC 17011 and 17065, ANSI C63.4, C63.10, and C63.5), proposes eliminating 2.948 listed lab program and requiring all testing be done by accredited, FCC recognized labs. This is open for comments for 45 days from printing in Federal Register.
FCC Report and Order (R&O) 13-15: Experimental Radio rules streamlined and all moved into Part 5 of FCC rules. More of impact for domestic labs.
FCC 13-21 Signal Booster Order creates new requirements and classes for boosters in Parts 2, 22, 24, 27, 90, and 95.
FCC NPRM 12-22: Adds 195 MHz of spectrum for 5 GHz UNII devices.
Equipment Authorization information available at the FCC Knowledge Database: www.fcc.gov/labhelp or www.fcc.gov.
Web addresses for Equipment Authorization:
https://apps.fcc.gov/eas - FCC issued grant filing page
https://apps.fcc.gov/tcb - TCB issued grant filing page
FCC is running out of three character grantee codes so a rulemaking increased the code size from three to five characters. Five character grantee codes will start being issued on May 1, 2013. Three character grantee codes will remain valid but no new three character codes will be issued.
FCC is moving to a process where each user will have unique login and password as opposed to current system where each entity has on login and shares the password. More details will follow prior to implementation.
The US is participating with nine APEC economies in phase I: Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan (not APEC MRA), Mexico (not APEC MRA) Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam.
The US Phase I MRA with Mexico is in the confidence building and information exchange process to make it operational. The US recently signed an MRA with Israel for a Phase I MRA. The Israel MRA is expected to be operational by the end of 2013
The US is participating in phase II with four APEC economies: Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
FCC Recognized Phase I CABs ~305 total, ~166 in APEC economies.
FCC Recognized Phase II CABs 34 total, 5 in APEC economies.
Devices Certified in 2012 = 15800 (15566 by TCBs, 234 by FCC)
98+ % of equipment requiring Certification is approved by Phase II CABs
Products Certified in 2012 by APEC Phase II CABs 873 (2011=467)
1. New technical regulations
QCVN 63: 2012/BTTTT – Technical regulation on DVB-T2 DVB-T2 receiver (based on Nordic specifications)
Conformity assessment method: Certification and declaration
(ref: http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2013-12-2012/QCVN%2063%20ve%20thiet%20bi%20thu%20truyen%20hinh%20so%20mat%20dat.pdf - in Vietnamese)
QCVN 65: 2013/BTTTT - Technical regulation on radio equipment using 5 GHz band (based on ETSI EN 301893V1.3.1 (2005-08))
Technical requirements for transmitter
Spurious emission requirements for receiver
Conformity assessment method: Certification and declaration
(ref: http://mic.gov.vn/Attach%20file/Quy%20chu%E1%BA%A9n%20k%C4%A9%20thu%E1%BA%ADt/QCVN%20update%2007-02-2013/QCVN%2065-2013.pdf - in Vietnamese)
2. MRA implementation update:
Vietnam exchanged letters to implement APECTEL MRA Phase I with Korea (2006), United States (2008) and Canada (2012).
Vietnam recognised 13 testing labs from Korea; 35 testing labs from United States.
The list can be seen here these links http://mic.gov.vn/mra/mra_mra/dspdkdtttnln/Trang/Danhs%C3%A1chc%C3%A1cph%C3%B2ng%C4%91oki%E1%BB%83m%C4%91%C6%B0%E1%BB%A3cth%E1%BB%ABanh%E1%BA%ADn%28theotho%E1%BA%A3thu%E1%BA%ADnl%E1%BA%ABnnhauMRA%29.aspx (in Vietnamese)
or http://english.mic.gov.vn/mra/mra_mra_mu/Trang/thelistoftestinglaboratoriesrecognizedbyvietnamundermra.aspx (in English)
ATTACHMENT 4 TEL 47 MRA TF Proposed Agenda:
1) Welcome & Introduction
2) Economies' Update
- MRA implementation status; Technical Regulations Update
- Each economy please prepare a contribution paper and upload to TEL47 website
- Additional contribution paper for information at TEL 47:
1) Overview of Certification System for Radio Equipment and Terminal Equipment, MIC Japan
2) Certification Scheme for Communications Equipment in Korea, RRA, Republic of Korea
3) Indonesian Telecom Regulatory System, PosTel Indonesia
3) Case studies on the use of MRA on Conformity Assessment by industry
- Please advise the TF Chair or Vice-Chair of any potential presenters
4) Task Force Projects
Project E – MRA for Equivalence of Technical Requirements (MRA-ETR)
- Please advise Chair of any contribution on readiness to implement this MRA
- Contribution paper for TEL 47:
1) NCC’s internal procedure for implementing MRA-ETR, Chinese Taipei
Project F – Stock-take of MRA implementation and benefits
- We encourage economies to share their experiences of MRA implementation and information of MRA benefit in terms of financial data.
- Contribution paper for TEL 47:
1) MRA Benefits Survey to manufacturers - Status update, Chinese Taipei
2) The Effect and Benefit of MRA to manufacturers, Samsung HQ, Republic of Korea
3) Measuring the economic effects of MRA, Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea
- Task Force participants are invited to identify prior to the TF meeting, any training needs relevant to either implementation of the existing MRA on conformity assessment or the new MRA for Equivalence of Technical Requirements (MRA-ETR). This is to facilitate preparation of training material.
6) Review of projects for TEL approval
- Members are invited to propose and discuss projects related to the work of the MRATF.
7) Update on the Development of Regional MRAs
- ATRC MRA Update (The ASEAN Telecommunications Regulators’ Council)
- Contribution paper for information at TEL 47:
1) ATRC Sectoral MRAs, Thailand
8) Web based information management
- Members are invited to check whether their MRA web pages can be accessed via the APEC TEL MRA webpage at www.apec.org and, if necessary, please provide the correct URL linkages to their websites to the TF Chair.
9) Market Surveillance
- The meeting will continue to discuss the Market Surveillance’s Best Practice Guideline and relate issues. The discussion will be contribution driven thus all economies are encouraged to submit contributions on this topic.
- Contribution paper for TEL 47:
1) Eco Market Surveillance Proposal, Japan
10) New Topics & Future Work
- This is an item where new topics can be presented for information or discussion by TF members.
- At this TEL47 meeting, a session will be dedicated to discuss the future of the Task Force.