SAA certification for the Australian standard institutions for the Standards Association of Australian certification, so many friends called the Australian certification. Electrical products entering the Australian market must comply with SAA certification. SAA logo there are two, one is the form of recognition, one is the standard logo. Formal certification is only responsible for the sample, and the standard logo is required for each factory review. SAA certification scope is divided into quality management system; environmental management system; occupational health and safety management; information security management; common product application for Australian SAA certification cycle is 3-4 weeks, if the product quality is not up to standard date may be extend. If the product is not certified, it will be detained or confiscated or fined.
SAA certification scope
SAA certification requirements
1. The new decree will be implemented on March 1 this year.
2. The SAA certification and the C-Tick certification are phased out and replaced by RCM certification, which covers security and EMC (C-TIck may still be suitable for some low-power wireless products).
3. All electronic products, will be divided into three categories: High, medium, low risk. We currently do not have a detailed range of information, in general, the battery drive and voltage below 12V products are low risk, 240V standard voltage products for the risk of high voltage products for high risk. The risk of low-risk products is 6 months, the high-risk product buffer period of 3 years (the period is the Australian Association of the proposal, but the specific laws on the government has not yet final confirmation).
4. The RCM certification can only be made by a local Australian company and the company must apply for an RCM number from the Australian Government. Chinese manufacturers and exporters can apply for IEC or AS / NZS reports in their own name, but the report must be submitted to Australian importers to apply for RCM. The application fee for registration is $ 75 per product per year (for example, a company in Australia has two trademarks: A and B, he imports exactly the same batch of products from China, half labeled A, one B's trademark, which means that you must pay an annual registration fee of $ 150).
5. According to the expert's opinion, since the importer will bear the risk of failure of the product quality (the responsible party), and non-Australian companies can not directly apply for RCM certification. It is estimated that an increasing number of small-scale Australian companies will change the current practice in order to reduce costs, by the Chinese production plant to bear the cost of production reports and apply for SAA. They will tend to designate a certain capacity and prestige of the laboratory, to provide insurance reports and test data, and then by them to apply for Australian RCM certification.
6. In theory, the Australian laboratory can also be used as an applicant to help a company obtain RCM certification. However, according to the expert's opinion, it is estimated that most of the Australian laboratories will take the initiative to take this risk because of the greater legal responsibility. Even if they do, the relevant costs may be higher.
SAA certification process
1, fill out the application
2, product sampling test
3, product rectification (test failed when)
4, issued a report
5, report evaluation
6, issued a certificate