TBT News: EU has issued regulation concerning application of the essential requirements in order to ensure caller location in emergency communications from mobile devices

This has reference to TBT notification no. G/TBT/N/EU/589 dated 24th July 2018, issued by the European Commission. The products mentioned in this notification falls under the HS Code 851712.


The brief of the regulation is given below:


This draft Commission Delegated Regulation aims to ensure that hand-held mobile telephones with advanced computing capabilities (commonly known as ‘smartphones’) ensure access to emergency services.


This will be done by requiring mobile device producers to support technical solutions for the reception and processing of location data derived from Wi-Fi signals, and data from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) compatible and interoperable with at least the Galileo system (Galileo is the European global navigation satellite system established under Regulation (EU) No 1285/2013) for the purpose of making emergency communications more effective.


  TBT Notification and Regulation are attached.


 Inputs / comments on this issue may kindly be forwarded to tbtenquirytel.tec@gov.in for compilation and onward submission to Department of Commerce for responding to this notification.