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Live: COVID-19 (Corona) affecting International Type Approval map

The current increase of Corona infections and the measures to keep them at minimum level are severely affecting all stages in social and economic life.

With the rise of complexity in the international context, it is crucial to have real-time accessible information, allowing you to focus on dependable planning and communicating with involved project stakeholders.

As the leading company in International Type Approval, and your number one source for market access strategy management and regulatory compliance IB-Lenhardt AG wish to contribute their commitment to monitor and summarize the latest situation at international approval authorities.

The map below give you instant understanding where to expect delay in Authority response and workflow. All information is updated as soon as we receive it and shared immediately.

Be sure that IB-Lenhardt AG will take meticulous care to deliver newest available information.

Last Update: 2020-04-03 10:46:00

CountryStatusClosesOpensComment
Akrotiri and Dhekelialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Albanialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Algeriaclosed--Information from our local partner
Angolaless performant2020-03-272020-04-13Angola declares State of Emergency from 27-03-2020 until 13-04-2020, INACOM (authority) will be still working but delays are expected.
Antigua and Barbudaclosed2020-04-012020-04-13
Argentinaless performant2020-03-162020-04-14According to a published Decision by the Argentinian government a 4 weeks quarantine has been ordered. Delays in the certification process are expected as the labs are close and authority staff is working from home.
Austrialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Azerbaijanopen--
Bahamasless performant2020-03-20-The Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA) wishes to provide an update to you our valued external stakeholders in light of the global pandemic, Covid-19 virus, to address many of the inquiries received by URCA over the past few weeks. On 19 March 2020, the Prime Minister of The Bahamas announced an Emergency Order for all islands in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Consequently, in accordance with the Order, all non-essential Government offices, including URCA’s, closed on the 20th March. URCA will remain closed until further notice.
Belarusopen--
Belgiumless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Belizeopen--
Beninless performant--https://www.gouv.bj/coronavirus/
Bolivialess performant2020-03-222020-04-06The inhabitants of Bolivia are in quarantine, ATT employees cannot be contacted at the moment. It is planned that the authority staff will soon be working from home office but this is still not the case.
Bosnia and Herzegovinaless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Botswanaopen--
Brazilless performant--
Bruneiless performant--Counter closed until further notice, but online application still possible
Bulgarialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Burkina Fasoopen--
Cambodiaopen--
Cameroonless performant--
Canadaless performant--Many ISED employees will be teleworking and strategies are being established to maintain communications and operations. Consequently, it should be expected by the industry that delays may be experienced when requesting services from ISED such as equipment certification and inquiries.
Cayman Islandsopen--
Chileless performant--SUBTEL is currently working in homeoffice, delays are expected due to missing equipment
Chinaless performant-2020-03-31Authority is restricted to online services. All reviews of applications are delayed. Testing currently not possible.
Colombialess performant--
Cook Islandsless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Costa Ricaopen--
Croatialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Cubaopen--
Czechless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Denmarkless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Djibouticlosed-2020-04-01information from our local partner
Dominicaless performant2020-03-25-NTRC will be working remotely starting March 25, and expect operations to remain as normal as possible.
Dominican Republicless performant--
Ecuadorless performant--In Ecuador sanitary emergency has been decreed – therefore teleworking also for the ARCOTEL employees is highly recommended from government side. Delays in the certification process are expected.
El Salvadorless performant--Starting 21st March, El Salvador declares 30-day curfew. All administrative processes are suspended until further notice. However, work is being done to establish appropriate electronic channels, to meet the requests for analysis of low power devices. Likewise, work is being done to provide the corresponding validity to the certificates. We will keep you updated in the next days.
Equatorial Guineaopen--Authority staff is working from home but no delays are expected so far
Estonialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Ethiopialess performant--Starting 25th March, all government workers have to work from home. The Ethiopian Communications Authority will be working in shifts. So, there might be delays but we can get certificates renewed or new ones issued.
Finlandless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Franceless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
French Polynesia (Tahiti)less performant--Information from ANFR
Gabonless performant--internal research
Germanyless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Ghanaclosed2019-03-292019-04-15Lockdown for the next 14 days
Greeceless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Grenadaless performant2020-03-26-The office of the NTRC Grenada will be closed to the general public effective Thursday, 26th March, 2020 until further notice. The operations would continue remotely and they can be contacted via email.
Guatemalaless performant--SIT (authority) is not issuing any certificates at the moment as only a small number of authority employees is currently working
Guinea-Bissauopen--
Hondurasclosed2020-03-162020-04-13CONATEL has stopped their activities, new applications cannot be submitted. Honduras prolongated the quarantine until 13-04-2020.
Hungaryless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Icelandless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Indiaclosed-2020-04-13All Government departments and laboratories are closed until 13 APR
Indonesialess performant2020-03-162020-03-31SDPPI laboratories are temporarily closed
Iranclosed-2020-04-04Iran issued restrictions in commuting to public places
Iraqclosed2020-03-172020-04-11The Iraqi Government informed that because of the Corona pandemic they will impose a curfew to the entire country and the government will be shutdown, Iraqi Government extended the curfew to April 11, 2020
Irelandless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Isle of Manless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Italyless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Japanless performant--In their attempt to limit the spreading of the virus and to protect their staff the MIC is pushing as many officers as possible to work from home.
Jordanclosed2020-03-182020-04-15Due to Corona pandemic, Authority decided to close till 1st of April, might be extended
Kenyaopen--
Korea Southless performant--
Kuwaitclosed2020-03-132020-03-29 Prime Minster in Kuwait has announced that they decided to suspend all its ministries and public institutions from their work (precautionary)
Laosopen--
Latvialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Lebanonclosed2020-03-152020-04-06Due to Corona pandemic Authority decided to close
Liechtensteinless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Lithuanialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Luxembourgless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Madagascarclosed--feedback from our local partner
Malaysialess performant2020-03-182020-03-31SIRIM Headquarters are closed, applications can be submitted via the online system eComM as usual
Maliopen--
Maltaless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Mauritiusless performant2020-03-232020-04-15A Curfew Order, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 across Mauritius and to make citizens respect scrupulously the national containment protocol, is taking effect. The curfew was prolonged to 15. April
Mexicoclosed-2020-04-20According to government instructions, the IFT will close
Moldovaopen--
Mongolialess performant--Info from our local partner
Montenegroless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Moroccoopen2020-03-19-
Mozambiqueopen--
Myanmaropen--
Netherlandsless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Nicaragualess performant--TELCOR informed us about delays and preventive measures they are enforcing in Nicaragua to slow down the spread of the virus
Nigerless performant--internal research
Nigerialess performant2020-03-24-Public servants are required to work from home until further notice
Northern Cyprusless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Norwayless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Pakistanclosed2020-03-242020-04-06Due to COVID-19 outbreak preventive measures. Government of Pakistan has locked down the whole country for two weeks starting from today till 6th April
Panamaless performant2020-03-22-ASEP informed us about delays as the attention to the public is temporarily suspended
Papua New Guineaopen--
Paraguayless performant2020-03-192020-04-13Only 50 % of the CONATEL staff are currently working. CONATEL accepts again submission of new applications/renewals via mail.
Peruless performant2020-03-152020-04-13The Government in Peru declared on Sunday the state of emergency and ordered people to stay at home on self quarantine for the next 15 days. The quarantine has been prolongated until 13-04-2020. Delays in the Type Approval procedure are expected.
Philippinesclosed2020-03-132020-04-12All government and private offices are temporarily closed
Polandless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Portugalless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Romanialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Russiaopen--
Rwandaopen--
Saint Lucialess performant--Authority is working from home until further notice
San Marinoless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Saudi Arabialess performant--authority agents are working from home.
Senegalless performant--less performance according feedback local partner
Serbialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Sierra Leoneopen--
Sint Maartenclosed2020-03-172020-04-06Prime Minister on March 17, 2020 BTP decided to close the office till Friday, April 3, 2020.
Slovakialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Slovenialess performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Somaliaopen--
South Africaless performant2020-03-262020-04-16The South African Government announced a 21 day lock down period to curb the spread of the Carona Virus. ICASA employees will work from home during this period
Spainless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Sri Lankaclosed--Information from our local parter: There will be a delay of issuing type approvals as TRCSL has closed due to Covid 19 issue
Surinameclosed--closed for public service - http://www.tas.sr/
Swedenless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Switzerlandless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Syrialess performant2020-03-22-According to the Ministers' cabinet decision work in all ministries is suspended starting from 22/3/2020 until further notice. The number of working employees was reduced to 20%.
Tajikistanopen--
Thailandless performant2020-03-24-NBTC announced that Certification department staff will be only 30% in the office, the other 70% make home office. Class A or B certificates delay expected of around 2 weeks due to backlog
Trinidad and Tobagoopen--
Tunisialess performant2020-03-232020-04-20Due to Corona Pandemic Authority decided to impose less performance at all public institutions till 04.04.2020 might be extended. Curfew extended to 20.04.2020
Turkeyless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Turkmenistanopen--
Ugandaclosed2020-03-302020-04-13Complete shutdown for 14 days
Ukraineless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
United Kingdomless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
United Statesless performant--The FCC’s Laboratory division in Colombia MD will temporarily discontinue the DFS verification demonstration.
Uruguayless performant2020-03-162020-03-30The Government in Uruguay declared state of emergency and ordered people to stay at home on self-quarantine for the next 14 days. Delays in the Type Approval procedure are expected, but until now URSEC employees will work from home and can be reached per e-Mail or WhatsApp.
Uzbekistanopen--
Vatican Cityless performant--The local authorities, test labs and notified bodies are currently closed or working with minimum staff. Therefore delays are to be expected.
Venezuelaless performant--The media report that COVID-19 results in quarantine for the Venezuelan citizens
Vietnamless performant2020-04-012020-04-15The lab is closed.
Yemenclosed2020-03-052020-04-01Authority closed
Zimbabweopen--

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