Radioequipment Assessment- Notified Bodies for Radioequipment Assessment

Notified Bodies for Radioequipment Assessment

General Information

Notified bodies that are responsible for the conformity assessment procedure of radioequipment in the Republic of Cyprus are subject to approval by the Director of the Department of Electronic Communications (DEC) of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

Notified bodies are responsible for implementing the conformity assessment procedures of Directive 2014/53/EU. The provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU are implemented in part IV of the Radiocommunications Law and the associated Regulations.

The criteria are listed in the section “Which certificates must be submitted”.

There is no specific application form to be submitted. The applicant can apply either through the PSC Cyprus or directly to the competent authority, to be approved as a notified body:

Director of the Department of Electronic Communications
Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
Strovolou 256 Avenue, 2048 Nicosia
P.O Box 24647, 1302 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22 814854
Fax: +357 22321925
E-mail: info.dec@mcw.gov.cy
Website: https://dec.dmrid.gov.cy

  1. The following documents must be submitted:

    • Accreditation certificate by the Cyprus Organisation for the Promotion and Quality or accreditation certificate of any other national body of accreditation of a European member state;
    • Completed and signed form of Annex VIII of the Radiocommunications (Radio Equipment) Regulations;
    • Payment receipt of the application and examination fee of €500.

The application and examination fee is €500 and is payable either by cash, cheque, bank transfer or via the JCC website.

The approval of a notified body is granted within 3 months from the time the application together with the accompanied documents are submitted.

The licence is valid infinitely and does not need to be renewed.

Administrative Action Against a Competent Authority’s Decision

Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative court against a decision, act or omission of any competent authority or body.

Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.

The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action

After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.

 

Appeal Information

An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such decision was given.

At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated for. However, such revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.

The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.

The licensee is obliged to comply with the criteria referred in Regulation 23 of the Radiocommunications (Radioequipment) Regulations (see Terms and Conditions in the related documents). The Cyprus Organisation for the Promotion and Quality or any other national body of accreditation of a European member state that issued the accreditation certificate is responsible to supervise the notified body to ensure that it maintains its ability to implement the conformity assessment procedures of Directive 2014/53/EU. Within this framework, it is the responsibility of the Notified body to present, whenever it is required to the Director of the Department proof that it maintains its ability to implement the conformity assessment procedures of Directive 2014/53/EU.