FCC’s Temporary Waiver of Radio Frequency Devices

Friday, July 8, 2016

FCC’s Temporary Waiver of Radio Frequency Devices

On October 19, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an order temporarily waiving the requirement to file an FCC Form 740 effective July 1, 2016, in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  The FCC waived the requirements of the Commission’s rules governing the submission of information associated with FCC Form 740 concerning imported Radio Frequency (RF) devices.

Under this waiver, imports with an arrival date beginning July 1, 2016 will not require the FCC Form 740.  This waiver will remain in effect through December 31, 2016 at which time if the Commission decides to retain the requirement that importers submit some or all of the information previously required on FCC Form 740, it will set forth appropriate revised filing procedures at that time.

This suspension only eliminates the filing requirements; all other requirements related to importation and to compliance with equipment authorization rules for radio frequency equipment continue to apply.

For more information regarding this order: