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RCM transition deadline fast approaching - 1st March 2016

Supplier: Comtest Laboratories
11 January, 2016

RCM compliance mark new requirements commencing March 2016. Will you be compliant for the New ACMA labelling arrangements? The three existing compliance marks (C-Tick, A-tick and RCM) are being consolidated into a single compliance mark - the RCM.

From 1 March 2016 all suppliers must use the RCM as the compliance label.

Devices that were labelled with the C-Tick or the A-Tick can continue to be supplied until labelled stock has been exhausted.

A small number of suppliers have been previously using the RCM with a SCN as part of the compliance label. These suppliers can continue to label in this manner but must transition to the new arrangements by registration on the database before the end of the transition period.

The following applies to first-time suppliers - those who do not have a supplier code number (SCN).

Suppliers must register on the national database.

Suppliers must label with the RCM to indicate compliance with applicable ACMA regulatory arrangements, including all technical and record-keeping requirements.

For all previous ACMA-registered suppliers

The following applies to all suppliers who were issued with a supplier code number (SCN) prior to 1 March 2013:

  • There is a three-year transition period ending on 29 February 2016
  • Suppliers can continue to label devices with the C-Tick or A-Tick until the end of the transition period.
  • Suppliers have until the end of the transition period to register on the national database, once registered they can transition to using the RCM.

Devices labelled with the C-Tick or A-Tick before the end of the transition period will not need to be relabelled. For more info visit: www.comtest.com.au/compliance/rcm-part1-acma-system-for-rcm