OverSeas Supplier (OSS) "Agent" Services
Australian product compliance regulations require either the local manufacturer,
the importer or an Agent appointed by the local manufacturer or importer be
responsible for compliance with the regulations.
the local registered business office of an overseas manufacturer/supplier may
assume compliance responsibility for their products providing the local office
is also the importer of those products.
product compliance regulations make no provision for overseas
manufacturers/suppliers to assume responsibility for the compliance of their
product where that overseas manufacturer/supplier does not have a local office
or if the local office is not the importer of the goods.
overseas manufacturer/supplier can not assume compliance responsibility for
their own products, each and every importer of their product, or an
"Agent" appointed by the importer, must assume compliance
responsibility for the product they import and supply in Australia. This
means the overseas manufacturer/supplier must supply each and every importer
with their own set of compliance documentation for each and every product they
import plus uniquely label product for each importer (i.e. each importer's label
must include the importer's unique Supplier Code number issued by the ACMA).
Stanimore is recognized by the ACMA as a leading provider of "Agent" services and has indeed been issued it's own ACMA "Supplier Code Number".
Under such a relationship, Stanimore would act as your Australian "Compliance Representative" and would:
As described on the "Agent Services" page of this web site, these arrangements can only work where importers of an overseas manufacturer's/supplier's product appoint Stanimore as their "Agent" in terms of product compliance for the that product.
There are several significant benefits in appointing Stanimore as your Australian "Compliance Representative":
Further information about how overseas manufacturers/suppliers can access the Australian market within the constraints of the existing regulatory frameworks can be found in Stanimore's "OSS Guide" document.
ACMA information about importer "Agent" agreements can be found on the ACMA's web site on the Agency Agreement page.
If you would like more information about Stanimore's OverSeas Supplier (OSS) "Agent" services please complete the "Information Request Form" below.
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