We at Peak to Peak make it our business to keep your business informed, and with technology ever-changing, it's important for regulations to also keep up. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has proposed using the Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) as a single mark to replace the C-Tick (used for ITE & radio products) and the A-Tick (used for telephony products). The existing RCM would then cover telecommunications, radio communications, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and electromagnetic energy (EME), effective July 1, 2012. The purpose of the change is to simplify the system for manufacturers, and to reduce costs for manufacturers and regulatory agencies when devices fall into overlapping compliance categories. The change would be a transition over a three year period, to accommodate products already labeled with the C-Tick and A-Tick marks. These products would not be required to be re-labeled. The RCM (shown here) is already a recognized alternative to the C-Tick, as administered by Standards Austrailia. Also, follow this link to see the C-Tick and A-Tick marks, and the popular testing standards listed on the MET labs site. Although the RCM will not be used in New Zealand for telecommunications, due to the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement, The New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development (MED) does support a consolidated mark and has plans for amending it's labeling requirements.

The ACMA is interested in public feedback, as the mark change awaits final approval.

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