Pursuant to Regulation 32(1)(h) and (j) of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001, the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Economic Development, hereby gives the following notice.
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1. Title, commencement and purpose—(1) This notice is the Radiocommunications (Mutual Recognition: Accredited Testing Body) Notice 2008.
(2) This notice comes into force on 2 October 2008.
(3) This notice prescribes arrangements for the recognition of foreign accredited testing bodies.
2. Interpretation—(1) For the purposes of this notice:
“accredited testing body” means a testing body or facility that has been approved by the chief executive pursuant to Regulation 32(1)(h) in relation to the testing of interfering equipment and susceptible equipment;
“Act” means the Radiocommunications Act 1989; and
“Regulation” and “Regulations” means Regulations made pursuant to the Act.
(2) Other words and expressions contained in this notice that are defined in the Act, Regulations and notices made under the Regulations, have the meanings so defined.
3. Accredited testing bodies—The following are declared to be accredited testing bodies:
(a) a designated test facility as designated in accordance with Part II Section 12 (Mutual Recognition of
Test Reports) of the “APEC Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Conformity Assessment of Electrical And Electronic Equipment”;
(b) a designated conformity assessment body as designated in accordance with Section II of:
(i) the Sectoral Annex on Telecommunications Terminal Equipment; and
(ii) the Sectoral Annex on Electromagnetic Compatibility
to the Agreement on Mutual Recognition in
relation to Conformity Assessment between
New Zealand and the European Community;
(c) a test facility as designated in accordance with Section 3.1 of Annex 4.1 (Product Chapter on Electrical and Electronic Equipment) of the Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore
on a Closer Economic Partnership; and
(d) a designated test facility as defined in Paragraph 2
of Part 1 (Definitions) of the Arrangement between
the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office
and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in
New Zealand in relation to Facilitating Trade
in Electrical and Electronic Products.
Dated at Wellington this Tuesday, the 30th day of September 2008.
SANJAI DEEPAK RAJ, Group Manager, Radio Spectrum Management, Ministry of Economic Development.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This note prescribes test facilities that are approved by
the chief executive pursuant to Regulation 32(1)(h) of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 in relation to
the testing of interfering equipment and susceptible equipment. The approvals recognise the effect of mutual recognition agreements entered into between New Zealand and:
(i) the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Group;
(ii) the members of the European Union;
(iii) Singapore; and