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Australian Government Compliance & Labeling Update

by G&M Compliance (March 19, 2013)

New single compliance Mark–RCM

The ACMA Authority has confirmed that the commencement date for the new labelling arrangements is March 1, 2013.
The three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) are being consolidated into a single compliance Mark—the RCM. This will indicate a device’s compliance with all applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements—that is, for telecommunications,radiocommunications, EMC, EMI and with applicable state and territory electrical equipment safety requirements.

The C-Tick and A-Tick compliance marks are to be phased out. A new database will be designated for all supplier registration and the supplier identification requirements will be removed from the labelling notices. The database will also be used for registration of suppliers under the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) being introduced by some State and Territory governments.

The current arrangements apply until the commencement date. From March 1, 2013, the new arrangements will only apply to new suppliers—those who do not have a supplier code number issued by the ACMA.

From March 1, 2016, the arrangements will apply to all suppliers. Further information and downloadable RCM images are available on the ACMA website or at http://bit.ly/WMKl6b.

For more information, please contact G&M Compliance, Inc. at 714.628.1020