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In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China. Over the next five decades, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic political and economic reform.

  • Population: 22,974,347 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 14.273 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 25.412 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 5.704 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 15.143 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1 (some legacy T1)
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

BSMI RPC Approval

Taiwan's Bureau of Standards and Metrology (BSMI) regulates EMC and safety compliance for non-telecom ITE. As of January 2012 some categories of telecom and networking equipment will also be subject to BSMI approval. Testing to Taiwan's EMC standards can be performed at many independent test laboratories outside Taiwan. Safety compliance may require the involvement of a local Taiwan lab. A local representative is required.

Compliance International can help you complete BSMI's Registration of Product Certification (RPC) approval in Taiwan with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, handling the interface with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

NCC Type Approval

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) and private Recognized Certification Bodies (RCBs) issue type approval for all telecommunications terminal equipment and low power radio devices to be imported or sold in Taiwan. Equipment must comply with Taiwan's standards. The applicant for approval may be a foreign manufacturer.

Compliance International can help you complete NCC type approval in Taiwan with our turnkey support service, which includes building the full technical application package, engineering test support where necessary, interfacing with regulatory officials for you, and managing the approval process from start to finish.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

NCC Type Approval

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) and private Recognized Certification Bodies (RCBs) issue type approval for all telecommunications terminal equipment and low power radio devices to be imported or sold in Taiwan. Equipment must comply with Taiwan's standards. The applicant for approval may be a foreign manufacturer.

Compliance International can help you complete NCC type approval in Taiwan with our turnkey support service, which includes building the full technical application package, engineering test support where necessary, interfacing with regulatory officials for you, and managing the approval process from start to finish.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

BSMI RPC Approval

Taiwan's Bureau of Standards and Metrology (BSMI) regulates EMC and safety compliance for non-telecom ITE. As of January 2012 some categories of telecom and networking equipment will also be subject to BSMI approval. Testing to Taiwan's EMC standards can be performed at many independent test laboratories outside Taiwan. Safety compliance may require the involvement of a local Taiwan lab. A local representative is required.

Compliance International can help you complete BSMI's Registration of Product Certification (RPC) approval in Taiwan with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, handling the interface with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process.

BSMI Declaration of Conformity

Taiwan's Bureau of Standards and Metrology (BSMI) regulates EMC compliance for non-telecom ITE. Personal computers and PC cards are subject to DoC registration. Testing to Taiwan's EMC standards can be performed at many independent test laboratories outside Taiwan. A registered local representative is required to declare, hold compliance records and support labeling requirements. 

Compliance International can help you complete BSMI DoC registrations in Taiwan with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical construction package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process. We can provide the required local presence for those clients with no Taiwan representative.