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Arrangements with other countries

Performance standards protecting the radio spectrum from interference are in place in most countries. Manufacturers and suppliers of electrical and electronic equipment are required to test and certify that their products meet such standards.

The arrangements New Zealand has made with other countries make it possible for New Zealand manufacturers to arrange tests in New Zealand which are accepted by those countries, and for their assessment reports to be recognised and accepted in New Zealand.

New Zealand also participates in the international processes by which the performance standards are developed and updated, to ensure that standards prescribed are appropriate to the New Zealand environment.
 

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Details the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group’s (APEC TEL) Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), which was implemented to facilitate trade of telecommunication equipment between member countries.

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Australia

Details of the mutual recognition of the compliance mark and compliance documentations in New Zealand and Australia. This was implemented to facilitate trade of electrical, electronic and some radio equipment between Australia and New Zealand.

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Europe

Outlines the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the European Community and New Zealand, in relation to Conformity Assessment. This was implemented to facilitate trade of electrical, electronic and telecommunications terminal equipment between the European Community and New Zealand.

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People's Republic of China (Free Trade Agreement)

Outlines the agreement applying to labelling of Electrical and Electronic goods traded between China and New Zealand as a part of New Zealand's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China.

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Last updated 8 December 2014