Market Approval for New Zealand

Market access in New Zealand - certification by cetecom advanced

The market approval in New Zealand is based on the national requirements of the competent authority MBIE as well as the requirements for CE marking based on the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

MBIE certification

The duration of the authorization is permanent, with the involvement of a local representative being mandatory.
After completion of the approval by MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment),
the manufacturer is obliged to use the certification label.


Basic information on the
market approval for
New Zealand

Country New Zealand
Continent Oceania
Approval Scheme MBIE
Based on National/RED
Duration of approval Permanent
Approval label required? Yes
Local representative required? Yes
Local testing required? No
ISO2 Code NZ
Time zone GMT +13
Official language English
Area code +64
Currency New Zealand Dollar

Responsible authorities in New Zealand

Responsible for the market approval of devices with radio technologies in New Zealand:

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 
15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140
Phone +64 4 472 0030 or +64 4 917 0199
Fax +64 4 473 4638 or +64 4 917 0190

New Zealand publishes policy on Radio Communications Act


The Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications of New Zealand has issued a statement
of Government Policy and Directions to the Secretary for Business, Innovation, and Employment.

The country New Zealand and the Chatham islands in a map view

The policy aims to have competition in the provision of communications services, and take
international Radio Regulations into account in licensing and spectrum planning.

Notably in the directions: New radio licenses will not be granted for the following frequencies
until the government is able to make a final decision on their long-term uses:

  • 184 MHz – 210 MHz;
  • 1427 MHz – 1525 MHz;
  • 1730 MHz -1740 MHz;
  • 1825 MHz – 1835 MHz;
  • 1900 MHz – 1910 MHz;
  • 2370 MHz – 2395 MHz;
  • 5875 MHz – 5925 MHz;

Exceptions may be made and licenses may be issued if necessary for the following purposes:

  • To maintain coverage of services provided by existing licensees;
  • To facilitate, through short-term licenses, the transition of existing licensed services to alternative frequencies;
  • To demonstrate, through short-term licenses and subject to the protection of existing licensed services, the operation of new technologies; or
  • To facilitate, through short-term licenses and subject to existing licensed services, the use of this spectrum for specific short term events

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