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Compliance Requirements

Radio Spectrum Management is responsible for ensuring that licensing and product compliance requirements are met by conducting audits of radio transmitters, and audits of manufacturers, importers, and retailers of electrical, electronic and radio products.

Follow-up to non-compliance includes the issuing of warning and infringement notices, or prosecution proceedings as appropriate.

Read more about how to ensure your licence or products comply below, and the procedures undertaken if they do not.

Licence requirements

Radio Spectrum Management is responsible for ensuring that licensing compliance requirements are met. The following information will help you to understand what those requirements are.

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Supplier requirements

What is Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), what are EMC and radio products and what is the role of Radio Spectrum Management (RSM). Includes page links to information about labelling, documentation and standards.

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Interactive product compliance guides

Link to interactive product compliance guides to show you how to achieve compliance for the supply of radio and EMC products in New Zealand.

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Supplier forms

Forms for suppliers of electrical, electronic and radio products.

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Prohibited equipment

Explains grounds for issuing prohibition notices and provides links to existing prohibition notices.

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Recent convictions

Prosecutions made under the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 in the past five years.

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Compliance guide

This guide gives radio spectrum users and suppliers of electrical, electronic and radio products information about product compliance requirements, audits and enforcement processes.

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Radio microphone changes

From March 2015 radio microphones are no longer permitted to operate in the 698-806 MHz frequency range. Useful information for those affected by this change can be found in this section.

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Last updated 19 November 2018