Market approval for Vietnam

Market access in Vietnam - certification by cetecom advanced

The requirements for market approval in Vietnam are defined by MIC Vietnam (Ministry of Information and Communications) and are based on the requirements for CE marking (RED).

MIC certification

The market approval for devices with wireless technologies in Vietnam is based on the requirements defined by the Vietnamese authority MIC.

Basic information on the
market approval for

Country Vietnam
Continent Asia
Approval Scheme Approval / VNTA
Based on RED
Duration of approval Exemption Letter: permanent | Approval: 3 years | Renewal: 3 years
Approval label required? Exemption Letter: No | Approval: Yes | Renewal: Yes
Local representative required? Yes
Local testing required? Exemption Letter: No | Approval: Yes | Renewal: Yes
ISO2 Code VN
Time zone GMT+7
Official language Vietnamese
Area code +84
Currency Vietnamese dong

Competent authorities in Vietnam

The market approval of devices with radio technology in Vietnam is the responsibility of the:

18 Nguyen Du Street
Hang Bai Ward
Hoan Kiem District

Phone: 8424 3 5563461
Fax: 8424 3 5563458

MIC issues draft to amend circular 04/2023/TT-BTTTT

16. January 2024

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) had issued a draft circular on “List of potentially unsafe products and goods under the management responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Communications”.

The country of Vietnam in a map view

This draft version is expected to take effect from 1st April 2024 and will replace the current Circular 04/2023/TT-BTTTT.
The Issue aims to resolve the problems in testing and Certification of Conformity that applies in Circular 04/2023/TT-BTTTT and Circular 10/2023/TT-BTTTT.

Summary of the draft proposal:

The Ministry of Information and Communications adds new technical regulations to the list:

  • QCVN 55:2023/BTTTT replaces QCVN 55:2021/BTTTT
    (National technical regulation on short-range radio equipment in the 9 kHz -25 MHz frequency range)
  • QQCVN 111:2023/BTTTT replaces QCVN 111:2017/BTTTT
    (National technical regulation applicable to 4G E-UTRA FDD mobile communication repeaters)
  • QCVN 110:2023/BTTTT replaces QCVN 110:2017/BTTTT
    (Technical regulations applicable to 4G E-UTRA FDD base stations)
  • QCVN 117:2023/BTTTT replaces QCVN 117:2020/BTTTT
    (National technical regulation for 2G/3G/4G mobile communication terminal equipment – emission part)

Amending applicable regulations, partially suspend certain technical regulations

Due to some limitations in domestic testing conditions, MIC continues to partially suspend and amend the applicable standards for some types of products:

  • Amending regulations applicable to 5G base station equipment;
  • Continue to not apply critical test conditions for 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G base stations and repeaters;
  • The Total Receiver Radiated Sensitivity (TRS) and Total Radiated Power (TRP) requirements continue to not be applicable for LPWAN devices;
  • The antenna requirements and harsh testing conditions of QCVN 53:2017/BTTTT for digital microwave equipment will not apply;
  • Start applying QCVN 47:2015/BTTTT for specialized equipment in the maritime industry;
  • Stop applying QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT for 76~77GHz radar used in traffic application;
  • Stop applying QCVN 55:2011/BTTTT for wireless charging devices
    (wireless charger uses electromagnetic induction current to transmit energy and since there is no antenna port, it is not possible to be converted into conducted sample).

5G NR mobile phones are required to support bands n77, n78

5G NR mobile phones will be required to support both SA and NSA modes, and must be able to operate on all frequency bands specified by QCVN 127:2021/BTTTT and QCVN 129:2021/BTTTT (including n77, n78).

Re-allow to use chassis test results to declare conformity according to QCVN 63:2020/BTTTT for TV

After a period of no-acceptance, the use of Chassis/Platform test results to declare conformity for TV, which are using that chassis/platform, MIC will re-enable this method in the upcoming Regulations.