The following provides a summary overview of New Zealand’s regulations and compliance system.

New Zealand

How UL Can Help You

UL can help you with any or all of the following to achieve compliance:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of UL’s local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed

Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary
CoA: Mandatory
CoC: Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
5 years

Certification Organization
UL New Zealand

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted

EMC
Not applicable

Additional Requirements
Not applicable

 

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C-Tick Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Certification Organization
Manufacturer’s self-declaration

Safety
Not applicable

EMC
CB test report/certificate or third-party EMC test report accepted

Additional Requirements
Local representative

 

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RCM Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
5 years

Certification Organization
Manufacturer’s self-declaration

Safety
CB test report/certificate accepted

EMC
CB test report/certificate or third-party EMC test report accepted

Additional Requirements
Local representative
Certificate of approval (CoA) or certificate of compliance (CoC) may also be required

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Household and similar use appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Electric tools
  • Medical devices
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices
  • Telecommunication terminal equipment

Marks/Certifications
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C-Tick Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory SDoC (Suppliers Declaration of Conformity)If the equipment is supplied as an integral part of a vehicle, it is exempt from the procedure.

Authority/Regulatory Body
Ministry of Economic Development (MED)

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Yes

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Local Representative Required?
Yes

Specific User Manual Requirements?
No

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*
No specific regulations

RF Performance Testing Required?
Yes, FCC / R&TTE-D test report is acceptable
Can vary based on product specification, some equipment may need additional testing. Even when submitting FCC and/or R&TTE-D test report, the device must be comply with NZ.

*This may vary based on product specification.

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to those that contain the following radio/wireless technologies

  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless systems
  • Wireless LAN
  • WiMax
  • UMTS
  • GSM
  • LTE
  • ANT/ANT+
  • ZigBee

*Requirement may be different depending on the product scope. For details, please contact us.

Marks/Certifications
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Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
E3 Committee

Testing Option
Non-designated first or third-party laboratory

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • External power supplies
  • Set top boxes

Additional Information

News Update – RCM Key Dates:

March 01, 2013New suppliers to market must use RCM mark in place of C-Tick or A-Tick and register on National Database.

September 01, 2013: All in-scope electrical equipment sold in an EESS jurisdiction must have the Responsible Supplier registered on the National Database. Level 2 and Level 3 in-scope electricalequipment model references must also be registered on the National Database. Documentary evidence required to be available for Level 1 in-scope electrical equipment.

March 01, 2016: All in-scope electrical equipment sold in an EESS jurisdiction, or required to be labelled under ACMA (or RSM) labelling notices must be marked with the RCM mark in place of Electrical Safety Approval number, C-Tick or A-Tick.  All Responsible Suppliers must be registered on the National Database.

Note: The ACMA require that a Responsible Supplier is registered on the National Database before new equipment is marked with the RCM mark in place of the C-Tick or A-Tick marks.

Please note the information presented above represents a general overview and may not contain the most up-to-date information since regulatory requirements are changing frequently. For the latest information, please contact UL at gma@ul.com

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