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SAA certification

SAA certification profile

    Standards Australia International Limited is Australia's only standard certification body.The institution was established in 1922, when it was called the commonwealth engineering standards association of Australia, and in 1929 it was renamed the Australian standards association.With the continuous development of the business, Quality Assurance Services Pty Ltd was added in 1990.In 1999, the agency gave up its nature and registered as a company.



    Australia's international standard corporation is relatively neutral in government and users.In 1988 it signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to clarify its independence and authority in Australia.Headquartered in Sydney, the company has offices in the states with more than 500 employees and branches in India, Indonesia and New Zealand.Whether it is imported or assembled in Australia, it is first to be certified by Australian international standard company before entering the Australian market.Different electrical products have different product quality certification.

    All electrical appliances must be certified safe (SAA).Check the safety and reliability of electrical appliances through destructive testing of electrical appliances. For example, in high temperature, continuously overload the electrical appliances and check the safety performance of electrical appliances.Leak test on the appearance of the washing machine to check for leakage.Improper use of electrical outlets to see if there are unsafe hidden dangers and so on.

    Electrical products entering the Australian market must comply with local safety regulations, namely the SAA certification that the industry often faces.Thanks to the mutual recognition agreement between Australia and New Zealand, all products certified by Australia can be successfully entered into the New Zealand market. 

    There are two main signs of SAA, one is formal recognition and one is standard.Formal certification is only responsible for the sample, and the standard sign is for each factory to review.At present, there are two ways to apply for SAA certification at home, one is through CB test report and if there is no CB test report, you can apply directly.Hellen, thank you very much for your information.

    I wonder what you think about the c-tick and Queensland Government Certificate in Australia

    Electrical products of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) requirements, is under the fixed occasion, a measure of the electromagnetic disturbance produced by electric equipments must be below a certain standard, does not interfere with other electric equipment to work normally;And the device itself has the ability to resist electromagnetic disturbance.?More and more countries begin to pay close attention to electrical products of the EMC certification, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and other countries to put forward the requirements of electromagnetic compatibility, electrical home appliances products and has a corresponding certification marks - it is reported that recently, into the Australian market of Chinese products are on the rise, therefore, to understand the Australian electrical products of the electromagnetic compatibility requirements it is necessary for many manufacturers. 

    In Australia, EMC requirements for electrical products are monitored by the Australian Communications Authority.Use standard in addition to Australia and New Zealand standards (AS/NZS), ACA and admitted last year 103 other standards, these standards include EN (European Norm), IEC (International Electrotechical appointed and CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference).

    To limit the impact of electromagnetic interference, Australia has imposed electromagnetic interference (EMI) mandatory requirements for all products in the standard range from 1 January 1999.Some EMC experimental projects must also be subject to mandatory requirements. They are: conduction interference, intermittent interference (click), rf radiation interference;Other EMC test items are not mandatory, such as anti-interference, electrostatic discharge (ESD), harmonic, voltage flicker, etc.After inspection, the product meets relevant standards and can be labeled c-tick.Any company or individual must apply to the competent authority of the government for the use of the logo, which can be used after written approval, and the height of the logo shall not be less than 3mm.

    The c-tick sign must be labeled with the information of the Australian supplier, so that ACA can be effectively traced back to the supplier responsible for the product in the market.


    The identity of the information includes four aspects:

    1. The name and address of the supplier in Australia;

    2. Australian Company Number; 

    3. Number of Australian suppliers issued by ACA;

    4. The Australian registered trademark used in the Australian market.

    Australia's EMC system divides the product into three levels, and the supplier must register in the ACA and apply for the c-tick logo before the sales level ii and level 3 products.

    Grade one product refers to the use of wireless spectrum devices to interfere with low-emission products such as manual switches, simple relays, one-way squirrel cage inductors, resistance, etc.For a product of level one, the supplier must sign a conformance statement and provide product description.Level of a product may voluntarily apply for C - Tick marks, but after supplier in choose to use this flag, when providing conformance statement and description of the book at the same time, also provide compliance records, to show that the products have been described in a statement is in conformity with the relevant EMC standards.The test site is not required to allow internal testing.

    Level 2 products refer to devices that use the wireless spectrum to interfere with high radiation products such as switching power, welder, dimmers, and most household appliances.Suppliers in addition to providing the product description must sign the declaration of conformity and books, but also provide test report according to related standards, if there is no related standards, will be expected to provide technical file structure, test site does not make the request, also allows internal testing.

    Level 3 products refer to products with high radiation exposure to the wireless spectrum, namely CIPR11 and CISPR22.At present, the communication terminal products are still in this range, but from November 7, 2003, the terminal products will be divided into level two products.In addition to the declaration of conformity and the provision of product description, the supplier shall provide test reports issued by accredited testing institutions.The quality management system certificate issued by QMS certification body is also required.

    Due to apply to the ACA C - Tick marks of the applicant is limited to registered company in Australia or New Zealand, so Chinese enterprises can through the buyers in Australia or New Zealand, or open a branch in Australia and New Zealand have/partner's application for certification bodies, for example, Queensland, Australia's industrial relations according to the test report of tuv T u V safety certificate and certificate of energy label.Certificates are also available in New Zealand.

    Electrical products destined for Australia must comply with electrical safety and emc standards.?In Australia, the electrical safety assessment system is carried out by the local government (state/county), and each government agency adopts the unified reciprocal approval Scheme (approved Scheme) of the "1945 electrical safety law". 

    This plan divides the electrical products into "declaration" and "need not declare", two categories of "must declare" to comply with the relevant Australian safety standards, and need to obtain the approval certificate of the state government.?

    Electrical and electronic equipment that need not be declared are not directly sold.However, retailers, manufacturers and importers must ensure the safety of the electrical appliances.

    Australia's electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirement is restricted to The EMC Framework (radio communication act 1992). The EMC Framework is a self-regulation plan.The electrical products in this regulation should comply with the Australian standard and obtain the approval of the Australian communications bureau before using the c-tick marker.

    Products that comply with electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility requirements can also be used in the RCM marking (Regulatory Compliance Mark).Any Australian security markers are also accepted in New Zealand.


    Australia's rules on EMC

    1. Control unit: ACA (Australian Communications Authority)

    Ii. Authorized inspection unit: NATA recognized laboratory or laboratory with an MRA certification system (such as NVLAP) in Australia

    Iii. General provisions?

    1. The structure of EMC/EMI controlled by Australia is similar to that of the European Union CE-Marking EMC, which is adopted in the form of self-certification: after the product standard is executed and passed the test, a self-declaration can be signed.What is different is that the declaration must be signed by an importer or supplier or manufacturer in Australia;The Australian government also requires that each Australian supplier or importer must log in to its executive unit, ACA

    2. All electronic motor products are in the scope of the tube, similar to that of euroce.

    3. When the Supplier applies for c-tick login, no test report should be held. In principle, the test and c-tick login can be parallel. 

    4. Products that meet the requirements of EMC shall be labeled as the "reef" before sale: c-tick mark & Supplier ID;There are four methods of Supplier ID labeling. One is optional:

    A) Supplier Code Number issued by the ACA;?B) Australian Company Number (ACN);C) Registered Name and Address of Supplier;

    D) Australian Registered Trademark.

    The label can be scaled up or down to be clearly visible to the naked eye;However, the font of the Supplier ID should not be less than 3mm. It is best to indicate the position of the same machine. If the space is not enough, you can consider it in manual, guarantee or packing box.

    5. If a product is in the category of EMC& SAFETY, the logo can apply for RCM.

    RCM is a voluntary trademark for New Zealand and Australia, and it can be sold to two countries as long as it is applied to one country.The sign-in shall be provided to the manufacturer or importer or agent of the New Zealand territory in accordance with AS/NZS 4417.1 and AS/NZS 4417.3 to Standards Australia and ACA.

    6. Once ACA requires viewing TCF, the agent shall be delivered to ACA within 10 working days.



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