NAL certification issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is essential for telecommunications products connected to the public telecommunications network.
For foreign manufacturers, NAL certification is mandatory for telecommunications products before a product can be imported and marketed in China.
The first product categories for NAL certification were introduced in 2001, now there are 28 categories from three different main groups:
- Telecommunications terminal equipment
- Radio communication equipment
- Telecommunications equipment for inter-network connectivity
Over 300 telecommunications products are now defined in the categories. These include communication or network devices with interfaces to public networks or Wide Area Network (WAN) services. Common communication interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analog PSTN.
If an NAL approval is necessary for a product, this means that a CCC certification is also required for this product. In addition, SRRC certification is a prerequisite for NAL approval. The SRRC certification is – analogous to the CCC certification – issued by the State Radio Monitoring and Testing Center. An SRRC certification is relevant for all products that use a radio transmitter in any form.
The necessary tests must be carried out in a test laboratory accredited by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The responsible authority is the State Radio Monitoring and Testing Center (SRTC).
Basic information for an NAL certification
||12 to 14 weeks
|Local tests required
|Local representative required
|Approval label required
NAL certification label
The NAL label is issued by the MII and consists of the certification number, the model number of the device and a random code on a blue background.
We as CETECOM offer our customers the coordination of all tests that have to be carried out on site as part of our certification services and then take over the coordination with the Chinese authority and the local representative. Our experienced certification team will take care of the complete project management for you, ensuring an efficient certification process and rapid approval to the Chinese market.