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Global Guide to Radio-Frequency (RF) Equipment Regulation:

Your Comprehensive Guide for Ensuring Connected Devices Comply in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Published by: The CommLaw Group, January 2018

Pages: 118

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The Global Guide to Radio-Frequency (RF) Equipment Regulation covers rules in 13 major countries and jurisdictions, including the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Korea, and China.

The revised second edition of the guide incorporates all new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules implemented in 2017, making it the perfect reference for companies seeking to update their compliance with the new Supplier's Declaration of Conformity and other new regulations.

The guide also provides an overview of the new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect this Spring in Europe and impacts any company collecting information about EU customers.

We are in the midst of explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), as businesses of all kinds are rapidly realizing the value of connecting traditional products to the Internet. Regulatory authorities around the world are taking note of this growth, and monitor the marketplace for non-compliance with equipment authorization rules. Authorities can impose significant penalties on manufacturers, importers, and other responsible parties that supply non-compliant products to the market.

The guide contains concise, easy-to-reference summaries of the regulatory information you need to know in order to manufacture, import, and market your IoT devices around the world. The guide's country-by-country provide details about compliance in each country, such as:

  • What types of equipment are regulated
  • Who is the party responsible for regulatory compliance
  • What are the equipment authorization requirements and how to achieve them
  • Equipment labeling requirements
  • What types of equipment modification are permitted
  • Market surveillance by regulatory authorities; and
  • Enforcement of RF equipment rules by regulatory authorities.
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The regulatory compliance processes in most countries are quite complex and time-consuming. The information in the guide will help you understand the basics of the applicable equipment authorization regulations, so that you can determine the most efficient and economical means of achieving regulatory compliance in major countries around the world.

About the Authors:

Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Senior Managing Attorney at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, focuses his practice primarily on federal, state, and international telecommunications regulation and policy, with a particular expertise in assisting clients navigate the complex labyrinths of radiofrequency ("RF") equipment authorization and enforcement processes around the world. Mr. Quirk brings extensive legal experience to his current client representation. His career spans more than 20 years, including several years at AMLAW 100 firms and the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"). He has successfully represented clients ranging from solo proprietorships to Fortune 500 corporations, in matters before the FCC, Department of Justice ("DoJ"), Department of Transportation ("DoT"), Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), state public utility commissions ("PUCs"), international regulatory entities, and state and federal courts.

Alexander I. Schneider is an Associate Attorney at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, specializing in regulatory law analysis and compliance. Mr. Schneider's practice focuses on assisting The CommLaw Group's wide range of communications clients with compliance with laws and regulations related to the introduction of new products and services, ongoing compliance, and corporate transactions. Specific matters include information privacy and data protection, telecommunications regulation, universal service compliance, audits and investigations, corporate transactions, and e-commerce. Mr. Schneider is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).

If you would like additional information concerning RF equipment regulatory issues or are interested in a legal consultation with Marashlian & Donahue, please feel free to call us at (703) 714-1305 or email Ronald E. Quirk, Jr. at req@commlawgroup.com or Alexander I. Schneider at ais@commlawgroup.com.

Target Audience:

This report is aimed mainly at RF equipment manufacturers, vendors, and importers, including most RFID and IoT equipment suppliers. If you are an end user deploying RF equipment, including passive or active RFID readers, in facilities in the United States and overseas, you need to understand the regulations involved. Systems integrators and importers (distributors or value-added resellers) will also find the information in this report to be useful.

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