The Federal Communications Commission said it’s reactivating its equipment authorization system that was suspended Jan. 3 due to the partial government shutdown.

The system allows the agency to certify radio frequency devices so they can be imported and marketed into the U.S.

“After reviewing our statutory authority, the status of contract obligations and our lapse in funding plan, we will be reactivating this system today,” the commission said in a Jan. 18 statement.

Authorizations to ensure that new gear doesn’t pose interference concerns can now be entered onto the FCC website by private testing labs that do the bulk of...