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The list of specified types of electrical and electronic equipment covered by the New Zealand - China Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Electrical wires and cables

  • Cord sets (exports to China only)
  • Rubber insulated cables (wires) of rated voltages up to and including 450/750V (exports to China only)
  • Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltage up to and including 450/750V (V 70 only)

Circuit switches, electric devices for protection or connection

  • Appliance couplers for household and general similar purpose
  • Plugs and socket-outlets for household and general similar purpose
  • Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations
  • Over-current protective circuit-breakers for household and similar uses

Low-voltage electrical apparatus

  • Other devices (contactors for household and similar purposes, a starter which is a combination of all the switching means necessary to start and stop a motor, an indicator light, an auxiliary contact, or an AC semiconductor motor controller)

Electric tools

  • Electric drills including impact drills
  • Electric screwdrivers and impact wrenches
  • Electric grinders (including angle grinders, straight grinders, die grinders, grinders with water supply, polishers and disk-sanders)
  • Electric sanders including orbital sanders, belt sanders and random sanders
  • Electric circular saws
  • Electric rotary hammers
  • Electric spray guns for non-flammable liquids
  • Electric sheet metal shears including shears with double blade edges, nibblers
  • Electric tappers
  • Reciprocating saws including jig saws and sabre saws
  • Internal concrete vibrators
  • Electric chain saws
  • Electric planers
  • Electric routers and edge trimmers
  • Electric hedge trimmers and grass shears

Welding machines

  • Portable A.C. arc welding machines

Household and similar electrical appliances

  • Household refrigerator, food freezer (refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances, ice makers)
  • Electric fan
  • Washing machines (washing machine, spin extractors, tumbler dryer - excluding cabinet type dryers)
  • Storage water heaters (excluding induction heaters)
  • Instantaneous water heaters (excluding appliances for boiling water, storage water heaters, and commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines)
  • Room heaters (excluding thermal storage type)
  • Vacuum cleaners (vacuum cleaners and water suction cleaning appliances, excluding hand held garden type)
  • Appliances for skin and hair care
  • Electric irons
  • Roasters (toasters, grills, roasters and similar appliances. Excluding bread makers, induction hotplates, dehydrators, outdoor barbeques, frying pans, deep fat fryers, woks, and warming plates)
  • Electric food processors (kitchen machines)
  • Microwave ovens
  • Cooking ranges, cooking table, ovens and similar appliances (stationary cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances)
  • Range hoods
  • Appliances for heating liquids
  • Electric rice cookers

Audio and video products (not including the audio apparatus for broadcasting service and automobiles)

  • Power adapters for audio and video products
  • Colour television receivers and display monitors with kinds of display types
  • B&W or monochrome television receivers and display monitors with kinds of display types
  • Audio/video recorder/player/dealer with kinds of carrier media (including cassette tape recorder / player, disc player, CD/MD player, LD/VCD/Super VCD/ DVD player, MP3 recorder / player, language leaning machine, audio/video processing apparatus, etc.)

Information technology equipment

  • Switching power supply units for computers, adapters, chargers for information technology equipment

Lighting electrical appliances

  • Portable general purpose luminaires (Luminaire at voltage above 36 volts). Excepting child appealing types
  • Fixed general purpose luminaires (Luminaire at voltage above 36 volts)
  • Recessed luminaires (Luminaire at voltage above 36 volts)
  • Ballasts for fluorescent lamps
  • Ballasts for discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps)
  • A.C. supplied electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps.