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NATSPEC NCPR Product Conformity Guide: A ChinaBuild Partnership

Product conformity guidance for ChinaBuild exhibitors

ChinaBuild is partnering with the Australian National Building Specification (NATSPEC) to educate Chinese suppliers on the Australian regulatory, standard and conformity environment around building products. Suppliers/Exhibitors who can prove product conformity to Australian locally acceptable standards can get listed in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR), an initiative to reduce the risks of non-conforming building products and products with fraudulent or inadequate evidence of suitability.

As part of your package at ChinaBuild 2020, all exhibitors have the opportunity to nominate ONE (1) product into the Australian National Building Specification’s (NATSPEC’s) National Construction Product Register (NCPR) free of charge. Becoming compliant is one way of showing that you are committed to providing quality products into the Australian Market.

Who is NATSPEC?

NATSPEC, the Australian National Building Specification, is a national not-for-profit organisation owned by Government and industry whose objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of information.

What are the benefits of working with NATSEPC?

Working with NATSPEC strengthens the reputation of your organisation and adds value to your services. It provides a pathway for product suppliers to enter the Australian National Construction Product Register (NCPR).

What is the National Construction Product Register (NCPR)?

The National Construction Product Register (NCPR) is a centralised online database of construction products which have evidence of conformity independently authenticated by NATSPEC. The NCPR is readily available for all building partitioners.

To search currently listed products and to find out more about the NCPR website, please visit www.ncpr.com.au/ncpr_search/ncpr_database.html

Why should I list my product in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR)?

The Australian construction industry is currently experiencing a series of regulatory and industry reforms due to a spate of high profile building failures. Many building practitioners, particularly large companies, will not specify a product that cannot prove its compliance to Australian requirements. A listing in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR) demonstrates that a product complies with Australian law and assists practitioners in selecting the appropriate products, including substitutions, for their projects. Accredited products are searchable in a freely available, searchable online public database which increases the reach of your company’s marketing.

How do I list my product in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR)?

Suppliers will be given access to the NCPR Product Conformity Guide, a suite of comprehensive education resources for product suppliers to achieve and demonstrate the Australian design and construction requirements commonly sought by industry practitioners. The guide will assess the compliance requirements of ONE product and give a detailed compliance table which shows the supplier what each product needs to do to be certified as compliant. If verified, the product will be listed in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR).

What if my product already has certification from China?

NATSPEC will verify any existing certificates against the conformity assessments outlined in the compliance table. Please note that NATSPEC will not perform any testing, suppliers can send their product certificates to NATSPEC who will review all applications and check the relevancy, validity, currency and tractability of each product’s certificate.

NATSPEC is not a conformity assessment body and relies on conformity assessment performed by others. Acceptable evidence of conformity includes the following:

  • Certification by organisations accredited by The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ)
  • Product test reports by organisations accredited by The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA)
  • Test reports, appraisals or certification by an organisation outside Australia registered by an authority recognised by NATA or JAS-ANZ through a Mutual Recognition Agreement

How much does it cost?

ChinaBuild exhibitors can get ONE product assessed free of charge. There is a charge of AU$250 + GST for each additional product. Please note that a listing in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR) is at a product level, NOT company level.

What do I do if my product gets listed?

If your product is independently authenticated by NATSPEC, your product will be listed in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR) and you will receive the relevant certification which you can display to demonstrate your product conformity to ChinaBuild visitors.

Next steps

Whilst a listing in the National Construction Product Register (NCPR) is not a mandatory requirement for ChinaBuild exhibitors, we highly recommend that you use this program to demonstrate product compliance and conformity to Australian building practitioners.

When you log into the portal below, click the NATSPEC tab and you will be asked to input your company details and nominate your ONE (1) product for listing onto the NCPR.

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