You will need to be registered as a responsible supplier to import, manufacture or sell in-scope electrical equipment.
The term 'in-scope' is defined as electrical equipment, that is:
- rated at a voltage greater than 50V AC RMS or 120V ripple-free DC
- rated at a voltage less than 1000V AC RMS or 1500V ripple-free DC
- designed or marketed as suitable for household, personal or similar use.
This registration is needed regardless of whether the equipment is designed or marketed for commercial, industrial or residential use.
The EESS stipulates three levels of equipment types with different registration and certification requirements for each level, based upon the assessed risk of that equipment type. The EESS has a registration database for responsible supplier registration and equipment registrations, and also has a public search facility for certain information relating to household electrical equipment.