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New labelling transition FAQs

These questions and answers provide guidance on the implementation of the RCM and R-NZ as the only marks to indicate a device's compliance with applicable Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) requirements.

The new arrangements commenced on 1 March 2013 and are being phased in over a three-year transition period.


Key Definitions

Current supplier

A supplier registered on the RSM or Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) supplier databases (or via the Standards Australia process under AS/NZS 4417: Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment) prior to the commencement date.

New supplier

A supplier not registered on the RSM or ACMA supplier databases (or via the Standards Australia process under AS/NZS 4417) at the commencement date.


Refers to interfering equipment and susceptible equipment, including radio apparatus, as defined in the Radiocommunications Act 1989, and includes any assembly of components, modules or sub-assemblies that form a finished product. A ‘device’ refers to an actual physical product, rather than a particular line or type of products.

Commencement date

1 March 2013

Transition period

1 March 2013 to 29 February 2016.


Compliance marks

What is the RCM and R-NZ marks, and the purpose of labelling.

Read more about Compliance marks


Who the new labelling arrangements apply to.

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Compliance arrangements

What devices are affected by the labelling transition and how these should be labelled.

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Trans-Tasman Treaty obligations

How the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA) affects the new arrangements.

Read more about Trans-Tasman Treaty obligations

Transition period

What you need to do and don't do during the new labelling transition period.

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Responsible Supplier registration

As a supplier, what you need to do to be registered before the transition period ends.

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How to access and use the new database, and keeping your supplier details up to date.

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Supplier identification

What changes have been made to supplier identification.

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More information

How can I find out more information?

Please direct any enquiries about the RCM or R-NZ to info@rsm.govt.nz.
Questions about the database registrations should be directed to the ERAC Secretariat via email at erac@justice.qld.gov.au.


How will I get copies of the amended regulatory notices?

The amended notices will be available through this website.

Last updated 2 July 2015