The primary purpose of the labelling and advertisement requirements is to facilitate the easy identification of telecommunication equipment which is approved for use in Singapore.
The compliance label indicates that the equipment complies with the standards and specifications published by IMDA, is compatible with the public telecommunication networks in Singapore, and does not cause radio frequency interference to other authorised radio-communication networks. This provides greater assurance to consumers at the point of purchase that the telecommunication equipment has been approved for use in Singapore. This label also identifies the registering equipment supplier.
6. TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENT FOR RE-LABELING OF TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Under Section 91(1) of the Info-communications Media Development Authority Act 2016, which came into force on 1 October 2016, all dealer’s licences and equipment registrations, previously issued by IDA before 1 October 2016, will remain in force and will be deemed to be issued by IMDA. All conditions in the respective dealer’s licence and equipment registration will remain the same.
Equipment that has been registered or renewed before 1 October 2016 with existing stock that are already affixed with the IDA compliance label before 1 October 2016 need not be replaced with the new IMDA compliance label.
Equipment that has been registered or renewed after 1 October 2016 with IMDA, shall be affixed with the IMDA compliance label by no later than 30 September 2017.