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Industry Canada

Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts

Notice No. SMSE-009-00Procedure for the Recognition by Industry Canada of Designated Foreign Testing Laboratories

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada is releasing the Procedure for the Recognition by Industry Canada of Designated Foreign Testing Laboratories. Recognition is the process by which Industry Canada accepts a designated foreign testing laboratory as competent to test to Canadian requirements. Designation is the authorization given by a foreign regulatory authority to a foreign testing laboratory or person to carry out specific testing under the terms of the telecommunications equipment sectoral annexes of Canada's Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangements (MRAs).

This procedure will become effective upon its publication on September 16, 2000. This procedure is intended to clarify existing processes and requirements to Canada's MRA partners.

The procedure mentioned above is available electronically on the Internet at the following World Wide Web address: (see "Official Publications", "Procedures" and then "Conformity Assessment Procedures")

or can be obtained in hard copy, for a fee from:

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
United States toll-free telephone: 
Worldwide telephone: 


DLS, St-Joseph Print Group Inc.
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
Worldwide telephone:
Worldwide facsimile:

Interested parties may submit comments or questions concerning this procedure to Mr. Andrew Kwan, Deputy Director of Telecommunications Engineering and Certification, 300 Slater Street, Suite 1302A, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8, or at the following Internet address: within 60  days of the date of publication of this Notice. All representations must cite the Canada Gazette Part I Notice publication date, title, and Notice reference number.

All written comments received in response to this Notice will be available for public viewing during normal business hours at the Industry Canada Library, 3rd Floor, West Tower, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario and at the regional offices of Industry Canada in Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver for a period of one year from the date of receipt of those comments.

R.W. McCaughern

Director General
Spectrum Engineering Branch

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