Type approval is a kind of approval, which results in the documentary certifying of conformance with technical normative legal acts in standardization (paragraph 3.15 5.1.01-2012 Technical Code of Common Practice (03220)).
Type approval of telecommunication facilities can be performed both in the form of declaration and in the form of certification.
Type approval is performed according to the Law of the Republic of Belarus «On Approval in accordance with technical normative legal acts in standardization» (Law of the Republic of Belarus 31.12.2010 № 228-3)
The list of products, works and services and other objects that are subject to type approval procedure, is approved by the resolution of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (Gosstandart ) of December 16, 2008 number 60 (as worded by the resolution of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus of 14.07.2011 № 46)
Part II of Chapter 23 of the List describes telecommunication facilities that must have their type approval in the form of declaration. Manufacturer (vendor) may choose obligatory certification of products instead of declaring conformance of the products.
Telecommunication facilities are subject to obligatory type approval according to the following technical regulations of the Customs Union:
- TR CU 004/2011 «On the safety of low voltage equipment»;
- TR CU 020/2011 «Electromagnetic compatibility of technical means»
Type approval of telecommunications facilities is performed by the independent accredited certification body "Giprosvyaz" (st. Surganova, 24, Minsk 220012 tel.: +375 17 331-26-18; fax: +375 17 285-77-27 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.giprosvjaz.by)