Compliance & Product Regulatory ApproVals

EAEU will introduce smartphones and laptop marking 

The proposal of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council to identify telephone sets and portable computer equipment weighing up to 10 kg with marking measures will take effect on November 9, in compliance with the regulation specified in Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Decision No. 110, dated September 27, 2023.  The EAEU allows member states to develop […]

EU Commission

Proposal for Extension period for MDR/IVDR  Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulations (EU) 2017/745 and (EU) 2017/746 with regard to the  transitional provisions for certain medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. The new regulations create a transparent and sustainable regulatory framework which is recognised internationally […]

New Directive to amend the European RED which includes requirements on charging interfaces

The Directive harmonizes the charging interface for mobile phones/radio equipment wherecharging is through wired mode to incorporate same charging communication protocol. With this in place it is not necessary that the endusers have to purchase a new charging device on every purchase of a new mobile phone/ radio equipment. Here’s the link for further info.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Government of UK

An important notification has been announced by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Government of UK, stating that the required UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking deadline has been extended by an additional two years i.e., till 31st Dec 2024.  For further two years, the government will continue to recognize the CE marking on […]

Europe Standards Update

The General Product Safety Directive’s list of European standards for presumption of conformity has been updated by the EU (GPSD). The most recent modification went into effect on August 16, 2022. Safety-Related European Standards Updated for Child Care Articles, Gymnastic Equipment, Lighters, Among Others. By using EU Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety, all the […]

Praveen Rao

CEO & Technical Director, C-PRAV Group: Australia, New Zealand, India & Canada 

C-PRAV Labs & Certifications 

Professional engineering experience of 30+ years with technical and managerial skills obtained from professional degree, courses, and hands-on experience, while working with organizations and companies involved in Design & Development, Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC). 

Management of electrical/electronic products & systems Testing and Certifications for Global markets in Consumer, Industrial, IT, Telecom, Defence, Medical, and Automotive Industries. Overall advisory for Standards, Regulations, Testing and Certifications for Global Market Access (GMA). 

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lab Quality Management 
  • NATA Authorised Signatory (1995 to 2000) for EMC Testing 
  • NATA & IANZ Authorised Technical Assessor (current)
  • EMI/EMC, RF/Wireless, EMR-RF Exposure/SAR 
  • NATA Technical Assessors Advisory Committee (current) 
  • Current Chair of Australian EMC National Standards Committee 
  • Member of Australian National standards committees for Safety, Radio, RF Exp/SAR 
  • Represent Australia in International Standards committees like IEC, CISPR, IEEE 
  • Member of Telecommunications Certification Body Council, USA and European REDCA