A bilateral electromagnetic energy mutual recognition arrangement between the Australian Commerce and Industry Office (ACIO) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) which delivers benefits to Australian exporters supplying to the Chinese Taipei market took effect from 29 October 2007.
What is covered by the MRA?
The Chinese-Taipei MRA covers portable radiocommunications products used against the human head, such as cellular and cordless phones.
What are the benefits of the Chinese-Taipei MRA?
Australian exporters can benefit by having radiocommunications products which have been manufactured or tested in Australia with a test report issued by an Australian NATA-accredited test laboratory enter the Chinese Taipei market without further testing in Chinese Taipei.
Similarly, exporters in Chinese Taipei can have their radiocommunications products assessed in Chinese Taipei for conformity to Australia’s regulatory standards and legal requirements.
Such measures can improve market access for exporters, and reduce costs for importers and consumers in both countries by removing or reducing the costs, risks and time delays associated with obtaining regulatory approvals for the sale of products covered by the MRA in the country of export before they can be released in the market place.
What other conditions apply?
The general provisions of Appendix A and Phase 1 Procedures in Appendix B of the APEC-TEL MRA will apply to equipment covered by the Chinese Taipei MRA.
Need more information?
Information about trade with Chinese Taipei is available from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at www.dfat.gov.au/geo/taiwan/index.html.
Further information can be found on the following sites: