3.3 Telecommunications regimes in other countries

When considering Standards (international, regional or national) that have been developed by overseas standardisation organisations, the following factors need to be taken into account to determine the relevancy of the Standard to Australian conditions and regulatory framework:

  • the regulatory framework that the Standard has been developed to be applied under. See also Referencing Standards.
  • the reason for the development of the Standard. The history of the Standard may help explain the rationale of the existence of the Standard.
  • how the Standard is called up under regulations.
  • the compliance processes that would apply in Australia (including testing, certification, labelling) to equipment required to comply with the Standard.