Industrial Standards in Australia

Overview by
National Standards Organizations
National organization in charge of standards
National certification organization
Organization which publishes standards
Integration in the International Standards Network
Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)
International Standard organization (ISO)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Obligation to Use Standards
Conforming to standards is mandatory for products such as machines, tools, household appliances, sports equipment, toys, clothes, etc. Goods which have complex technology or are potentially dangerous must undergo rigorous tests and approval procedures before they can be marketed in Australia.
Classification of Standards
AS/NZ is the national certification mark, which also covers New Zealand.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
Australians are receptive to standards being observed without knowing specific details. The EU norm and ISO standards are well known to companies and appreciated for their guarantee of the quality and safety of goods and services.
Online Consultation of Standards
Search engine for standards.
Certification Organizations
National certification organization

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