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.
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.
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.
1 March 2013
1 March 2013 to 29 February 2016.
What is the RCM and R-NZ marks, and the purpose of labelling.
Who the new labelling arrangements apply to.
What devices are affected by the labelling transition and how these should be labelled.
How the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA) affects the new arrangements.
What you need to do and don't do during the new labelling transition period.
As a supplier, what you need to do to be registered before the transition period ends.
How to access and use the new database, and keeping your supplier details up to date.
What changes have been made to supplier identification.
How can I find out more information?
How will I get copies of the amended regulatory notices?
The amended notices will be available through this website.