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    February 1, 2022

    Update on Malaysia market access conditions

    • Clarification about need for product marketing name

    The Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has in their new Announcement No.SQASI/CMCS/1/21/0020 reiterated that the product marketing name is one of the requisite information to be declared in applications for Type Approval as required for electronic products to be marketed in Malaysia. The product marketing name will be used to facilitate the consumer and regulator’s enforcement team in verifying the product certification status via the CYL mobile application program.

    The latest announcement clarifies amongst other the following points:

    • Type Approval applicants shall ensure that the product marketing name information is declared upon application
      submission and is available on the marketed product.
    • The marketing name information shall be traceable from one or more of the following: Product Specification, User
      Manual, Product Brochure, Product Marking, Product Packaging.
    • In case that a product is marketed under more than one marketing name, applicant shall submit the Multiple
      Marketing Name Declaration Form. (A product that carry multiple marketing names shall meet the specific variation
      criteria as defined by SIRIM QAS International in the declaration letter, or else apply for separate Type Approval

    The announcement can be seen in full here.

    • Product samples are not currently needed for SIRIM MCMC certification

    Due to the Corona pandemic, SIRIM started a procedure where product samples need not be sent, simply because there is no one in place to receive and examine them. It appears that this procedure will remain until further notice. Applicants need only to provide full profile photos of the product in accordance with SIRIM requirements. The format to be used is available on request. If SIRIM is happy with the photos, then there is no need to send product sample. If not, they may request better photos, and only request sample as the last resort.

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    (Article is based on text provided by Vanessa Wen, edited by T.Sollie)




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