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Vietnam MIC circular on the new list of products under MIC ICT type approval t DoC scope.

Circular No. has been issued by Vietnam MIC. 04/2023/TT-BTTTT on the brand-new list of ICT and wireless products included in the MIC ICT type approval and self-evaluation DoC scope. 

With substantial modifications to new QCVN test standards, new important requirements for land mobile terminal devices, smart phones, and several minor adjustments, the circular 04/2023/TT-BTTTT shall replace the circular no. 02/2022/TT-BTTTT and go into effect on July 15, 2023. 

The feature of the MIC circular 04/2023/TT-BTTTT are as follows: 

  • New national technical standards have been added to the list by MIC. 


(1) QCVN 18:2022/BTTTT (National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for radio communication equipment) replaces QCVN 18:2014/BTTTT 

(2) QCVN 130:2022/BTTTT (National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility of wireless audio equipment in the frequency range 25 MHz to 2000 MHz) 

(3) QCVN 131:2022/BTTTT (National technical regulation on NB-IoT devices, LTE Cat M) 

(4) QCVN 132:2022/BTTTT (National technical regulation on electrical safety for telecommunications and information technology terminal equipment) 

  • New critical requirements for land mobile terminal equipment and mobile phones 


  1. From July 1, 2024, all imported or locally produced terrestrial mobile communication terminals must have 4G LTE technology. 
  2. On June 30, 2024, the type of approval certificate for land-based mobile communication terminals that do not use LTE technology will automatically expire. 
  3. Starting from July 15, 2023, 5G mobile communication terminals imported or manufactured in Vietnam must support both 5G SA and 5G NSA. 
  4. The 5G mobile communication terminal’s certificate of conformance, which only includes one of the standards- QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT and QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT, will be invalidated as of June 30, 2024. 


  • Revise product HS codes in accordance with Circular No. 31/2022/TT-BTC. 


The list of products and goods of group 2 has been updated with HS codes and descriptions of goods according to the contents of Decision No. 2125/QD-BTTTT dated November 21, 2022 

Other changes to the list of products and goods of group 2 

  • Additional information regarding QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT; 132 QCVN;2022/BTTTT. 
  • Electrical safety standards changed to DECT phones from QCVN 22:2010/BTTTT & QCVN 22:2021/BTTTT to QCVN 132:2022/BTTTT. 
  • The NFC has been moved from Annex 1 to Annex 2. It means it comes only under SDoC scheme only.  

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Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

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