On March 2012, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) launched an announcement about the new single label. This new label would be applicable from next July 1, 2012.
As it was announced, the ACMA is consolidating the three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) into a single compliance mark – the RCM.
A new announcement has been published postponing the commencement date until March 1, 2013, to align with the proposed commencement date for the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS).
From 1 March 2013, the new arrangements will only apply to new suppliers—those not registered on the ACMA supplier database.
From 1 March 2016, the arrangements will apply to all suppliers.
ACMA labelling requirements can be consulted in the following link at ACMA website.
On 5 March 2012, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) launched an announcement about the new single label is proposed to be started on 1 July 2012.
The aim is to unify the three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-Tick and RCM) into a single compliance mark—the RCM. This single label will show a device’s compliance with all applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements (telecommunications, radiocommunications, EMC and EME).
In a first stage, these changes will start on 1 July 2012 thought this date could be delayed.
From 1 July 2012 on, all new suppliers must register on the new database and use the RCM mark. On the other hand, there will be a three-year transition period for current suppliers. These suppliers will have three years to register on the new database and start using the RCM. They will be permitted to label devices with the C-Tick or A-Tick until 30 June 2015.
Finally, all devices that are labelled with the C-Tick or A-Tick before 30 June 2015 will not need to be relabelled.
From 1 July 2015 on, all suppliers who are required to label their devices must register on the new database and use the RCM.
The complete notice can be read at the following link at ACMA’s website.
The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) updated the Table of Radio Spectrum Usage last December 2012.
According to the Amendment history, it “incorporates changes to the IRR resulting from WRC2007 and local New Zealand changes during the period between issues.”
The new Table can be found on the Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) website at the following link.
Consultation for draft regulation on Importation was closed last 25 of October
The Telecommunications and Radiocomunications Regulator (TRR) will release final document once reviewing all feedbacks in due course.
A final regulation is expected by early next year.
The Office of the Regulator issued last September the Order No. 2011/02 requiring the type approval of all telecommunications equipment.
According to the Order, between 2007 and 2011, the Office of the Regulator has noted that there has been an increase in the types of telecommunications equipment present in Samoa. Therefore, the Regulator deems it necessary to again clarify that type approval is mandatory.
‘Any manufacturer and / or supplier of telecommunications equipment or service provider intending to use a certain type of telecommunications equipment must obtain from the Office of the Regulator type approval for such equipment before that equipment is connected to or used to provide telecommunications services in Samoa.’
The Order is effective from last 23rd of September 2011 and can be read in the following link at the Regulator’s website.
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