On March 12, the China Taiwan Communication and Communication Commission (NCC) passed the “Draft Amendment to Article 20 of the Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Inspection Measures”, adding sovereignty clauses.
The clause states that telecommunications equipment marked “Taiwan, China” on the outer box, manual, system software and firmware of the mobile phone will not be issued with a certification certificate for model certification; and even if a certificate is obtained, it is found to be in violation, and it cannot be corrected within a time limit. Correctors will revoke the certificate and not sell.
It is understood that the relevant draft still needs to be announced and collected from the industry before being sent to the “Executive Yuan” and “Legislative Yuan” for review, but the industry expects that this amendment will be passed soon under the premise of “national dignity”. This move undoubtedly makes Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo and other mainland brand mobile phones may not be able to sell in Taiwan.
Previously, Huawei’s three models, including the HUAWEI P30, P30 Pro and Nova 5T, were banned by the NCC because the traditional Chinese interface displayed “Taiwan, China”. Previously, the NCC required manufacturers to sign a severance agreement, and the situation marked as “Taiwan, China” should not appear again, otherwise it would not be possible to sell in Taiwan.
Although Huawei has withdrawn from Taiwan, China, the NCC is not ready to let the “Taiwan, China” issue go lightly. This legislation has raised the issue to a larger political level.
NCC mainly controls the communication and information equipment that is circulated and used in the Taiwan market: low-power equipment (such as Bluetooth, WIFI equipment); communication terminal equipment (such as mobile phones, tablet equipment). It is stipulated that all telecommunications terminal equipment, low-power RF motors and telecommunications-regulated RF equipment must obtain formal approval before they can be sold in the market. Applicants can be divided into non-Taiwanese companies, and each trademark corresponds to a certificate.