Pursuant to Regulation 19(1) of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 (“Regulations”) and acting under delegated authority from the chief executive, I give the following notice.
1. Title and commencement—
(1) This notice is the Radiocommunications Regulations (Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters – Prohibited Equipment – Ban on the Supply of Vehicular Short-Range Radar Operating in the 22.000 – 26.625 GHz Frequency Range) Notice 2018 No. 2.
(2) This notice shall come into force on 4 October 2018.
2. Interpretation—In this notice:
licence to supply radio transmitters means a licence to supply, issued in accordance with the provisions of section 131 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989.
permitted person means a person holding a licence to supply radio transmitters, if the additional terms, conditions and restrictions of that licence allow importation and supply of vehicular radar.
SRD means Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice 2017 No. 2 dated the 8th day of August 2017 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 10 August 2017, Issue No. 80, Notice No. 2017-go4089 or replacement thereof.
vehicular short-range radar devices means the radio apparatus described in the Schedule to this notice and includes apparatus whether sold on its own or as a component of a motor vehicle.
3. Licence to supply radio transmitters—
(a) The sale or supply of vehicular short-range radar devices that operate in the frequency range 22.000 – 26.625 GHz (excluding apparatus operating in the narrow band 24.000 – 24.250 GHz narrow band radar equipment, authorised under the SRD notice) is prohibited other than by permitted persons.
4. Consequential revocation of notice—The Radiocommunications Regulations (Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters – Prohibited Equipment – Ban on the Supply of Vehicular Short-Range Radar Operating in the 22.000 – 26.625 GHz Frequency Range) Notice 2018, dated the 19th day of January 2018 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 31 January 2018, Notice No. 2018-go368, is revoked.
Radio equipment or part thereof used for, or with the primary purpose of road vehicle collision mitigation and traffic safety applications that operate in the frequency range 22.000 – 26.625 GHz (excluding devices operating in the narrow band 24.000 – 24.250 GHz narrow band radar equipment, authorised under the SRD notice).
Dated at Auckland this 25th day of September 2018.
FADIA MUDAFAR, Manager RSM Compliance, Radio Spectrum Management, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This notice prohibits the supply and offer for supply of 22 – 26 GHz vehicular radar parts and equipment in New Zealand other than by permitted persons.
This notice is designed to complement the extension of operation of the 22 – 26.625 GHz which has had its operation extended through to 2022, however the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment wishes to phase out the supply of radar parts and units into the New Zealand market.
This notice comes into effect on 4 October 2018.