In its continuing quest to make the “fundamentals” of U.S. and Global regulation of the Communications and Information Technology industries available to ALL consumers, not just the well-heeled and connected big corporations, The CommLaw Group and its affiliated consulting arm, The Commpliance Group, will soon publish the first eBook in a series of Regulatory Compliance Guides on Amazon. The goal in making our firm’s expansive knowledge about a variety of governmental regulatory requirements available to a broad audience of impacted entities is multi-faceted.
First, we hope to educate businesses about the complex regulatory thicket to broaden awareness. And through increased awareness we expect many well-intentioned businesses to address their deficiencies and, in so doing, avoid stiff penalties for unintentional violations of what are admittedly complicated and, sometimes, hidden or unclear rules.
Second, we expect that greater awareness will lead to increased compliance which, in turn, will eventually result in a more level competitive playing field.
And third, we recognize that many businesses do not know what they do not know, and when accurate and current information regarding the basic legal and regulatory requirements is made available at low costs, more businesses will know the fundamentals. And when businesses understand the basics, more will seek the advice of experienced counsel when it comes time to address any complex, sensitive, higher value issues. In short, we believe it is a more efficient way of delivering legal/regulatory services to the industries we represent.
The eBook is entitled: Global Guide to Radio-Frequency (RF) Equipment Regulation: Your Comprehensive Guide for Ensuring Connected Devices Comply in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT).
We are in the midst of explosive growth of IoT, as businesses of all kinds are rapidly realizing that new value is to be had by connecting traditional products to the Internet. The exponential expansion of IoT is the result of manufacturers adding wireless modules into all manner of products, which subjects those products to RF equipment regulation by countries all over the world. In all nations, regulatory authorities can, and often do, impose significant penalties on manufacturers, importers, and other responsible parties that supply non-compliant RF products to the market.
Our Guide contains concise, easy-to-reference summaries of the regulatory information you need to know in order to manufacture, import, and market your RF devices around the world. The Guide’s country-by-country synopses delineate, in a straightforward manner, critical information such as:
what types of equipment are regulated;
who is the party responsible for regulatory compliance;
what are the equipment authorization requirements and how to achieve them;
equipment labeling requirements;
what types of equipment modification are permitted;
market surveillance by regulatory authorities; and
enforcement of RF equipment rules by regulatory authorities.
The RF regulatory compliance processes in most countries are quite complex and time-consuming. The information in this Guide will help you understand the basics of the applicable RF equipment regulations, so that you can determine the most efficient and economical means of achieving regulatory compliance in any country in which you choose to market your devices. Of course, The CommLaw Group is available to answer any questions you may have concerning RF equipment regulatory matters, and to augment the material in the Guide by helping you wend your way through the labyrinth of foreign and domestic regulatory processes.
When sold through Amazon, the Guide will retail for $200, but we are making it available to anyone who contacts Ron Quirk at req@CommLawGroup.com or by phone 703-714-1305 within the next 30 days for only $100. You may view a sample of the Guide or purchase the complete Guide here.