In Canada, the sale of radio apparatus, interference-causing equipment and terminal equipment is regulated by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada ("ISED"). Under the Radiocommunication Act and Radiocommunication Regulations these products must meet applicable technical standards and, in some instances, be certified or registered. These regulatory requirements are intended to prevent interference with critical services (such as air traffic control, emergency services and communications with satellites) and protect the safety of Canadians. Amazon policy requires you to upload a photo of specific compliance information to the detail page for applicable products, listed in the “Requirements to list Category I equipment products in Amazon.ca stores” section below.
The Radiocommunication Act prohibits a person from importing, offering for sale or selling jammers or radio transmitters designed to interfere with other communication systems.
Category I equipment must be certified and listed on ISED’s Radio Equipment List (REL). Examples include smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth devices, cellular boosters, cordless telephones, FM transmitters, laptops, land mobile radios, smart home products, smart wireless chargers, two-way radios, wearables (such as smartwatches), Wi-Fi boosters, Wi-Fi routers and other LAN (Local Area Network) devices, as well as wireless microphones.
To list Category I equipment products in Amazon.ca stores, you must upload a legible image (or multiple legible images, if necessary) of the compliance information specified below as that information appears on the product, on the product’s physical or e-label, or in the product’s literature:
Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the removal of your offers, and repeated violations of this requirement may result in the deactivation of your seller account.
An example of a legible image for Category I equipment is as follows:
The ISED’s detailed requirements for each category is listed in the chart below:
|Category type||Example products||Requirements for sale|
|Certified radio apparatus (Category I)||
||Category I equipment can only be sold in Canada if it:
|Interference-causing equipment and radio receivers (Category II)||
||Interference-causing equipment and radio receivers are classified as Category II equipment. Category II equipment can only be sold in Canada if it:
||Terminal equipment can only be sold in Canada if it:|
For more information on ISED labelling requirements, refer to the following resources:
Last updated 4/7/2022