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Australian Supplier "Agent" Services

Australian manufacturers and importers (suppliers) are responsible for any product they supply to the Australian market. 

By way of an ACA recognised "Agent Agreement" however, Australian manufacturers or importers (suppliers) can delegate all or share their compliance responsibilities by appointing an "Agent".   The "Agent Agreement" can stipulate the degree of responsibility the "Agent" will assume regarding compliance and to what products the agreement applies.

The ACMA web site provides information on suitable "Agency Agreements".

 

Degree of "Agent" Compliance Responsibility

Some examples of how the "Agent Agreement" may define the "Agent's" responsibility:

low compliance responsibility
review of product compliance documentation and establishment of Compliance Folder;

NOTE: Australian manufacturer or importer (supplier) still signs Declaration of Conformity and labels product with their own compliance label (i.e. their ACA Supplier Code appears on the product)

full compliance responsibility
review of product compliance documentation and establishment of Compliance Folder plus signing of Declaration of Conformity plus "Agent's" ACA Supplier Code is used on compliance label;

 

Products Covered by Agreement

Some examples of how the "Agent Agreement" may define which products are covered under the agreement:

all products supplied by the Australian manufacturer or importer (supplier);
in the case of an Australian importer (supplier), all products sourced from a particular overseas supplier which are to be supplied by that importer to the Australian market;

NOTE:  Stanimore "Agent Agreements" usually identify such products by way of an Annex to the agreement.  The Annex is updated to reflect each new product included after the initial signing of the agreement.

all product listed in the agreement (i.e. may be a single product or multiple products)

NOTE:  Stanimore "Agent Agreements" usually identify such products by way of an Annex to the agreement.  The Annex is updated to reflect each new product included after the initial signing of the agreement

 

Of course the least resource intensive arrangement for the Australian manufacturer or importer (supplier) is where the "Agent" takes full responsibility for all products supplied by the manufacturer or importer (supplier) and where the "Agent" agrees to the use of the "Agent's" ACA Supplier Code on the compliance label of all product supplied under the "Agent Agreement".

 

New Zealand EMC Compliance

In relation to EMC regulatory requirements, Stanimore can act as "Agent" to Australian manufacturers and importers also targeting the New Zealand market.

 

Key Benefits

Stanimore's Australian Supplier "Agent" services offer many benefits.

 
Allows you to concentrate on your core business
Stanimore's core business is compliance.  We are experts and leaders in the product compliance field in Australia and New Zealand.
Maintains the value of your people and keeps you productive
Your people are a valuable resource and should not be distracted from their normal role and their contribution to your revenue generating activities.  That is no doubt what they were employed for.  They should not be burdened with compliance issues, a specialist area they more than likely have very little experience with.
Minimize your compliance risk
Why potentially expose yourself and your company to liabilities concerning compliance issues by signing a Declaration of Conformity based on what you believe to be acceptable or correct when you can legally pass your compliance responsibility on to Stanimore who are experts in product compliance matters.
You do not need your own ACA Supplier Code number
Stanimore has it's own ACA Supplier Code, so no need for your company to apply to use the A-Tick or C-Tick compliance marks if you do not wish to.
EMC compliance in both Australia and New Zealand
By appointing Stanimore as your Australian compliance "Agent", New Zealand EMC compliance of your product is also addressed without any further actions required.

 

If you would like more information about Stanimore's Australian Supplier "Agent" services please complete the "Information Request Form" below.

As mentioned above, additional information concerning ACMA Recognised "Agency Agreements" can be obtained from the ACMA web site

 

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