The project goal is to increase regulatory collaboration between member economies to improve the safety of electrical or electronic equipment traded in the region.
In the first stage, New Zealand will survey regulatory agencies of member economies about domestic and similar products they consider to be of most high risk to their population, as current, new or emerging EE products, or resulting from non-compliance to a relevant Standard or from reported incidents. Information will reflect knowledge of regulatory agencies and industry experts.
A list of products and perceived and assessed risk factors will be created prioritising common product concerns. The list will be used as the focus for regulatory collaboration. The information can assist member economies operating risk assessment tools as part of their regulatory systems.
Survey and analysis will be completed by July 2018 with findings presented to JRAC in August. From September testing of the collaboration system will commence.