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Our Policy on Managing Self Reported Non Compliance

These cases arise when importers and/or manufacturers or exporters formally advise NICNAS of non-compliance with the legislation. Such notification would normally include information that demonstrated, or otherwise makes a claim, that non- compliance was inadvertent.

 

Self-reporting is seen as the first step in taking action to come within NICNAS's compliance activity. NICNAS has discretion in applying sanctions to an introducer (ie, importer and/or manufacturer) or exporter that self-reports a breach where the:

  • Reason for the non-compliance is explained and was inadvertent;

  • Non-compliance was due, or partially due, to a systemic flaw and the offender has initiated or has expressed a willingness to remedy the flaw and check for further instances of non-compliance that may have resulted from that flaw; and

  • Offender is committed to taking action to remedy the breach within agreed timeframes.

If you inform NICNAS of any inadvertent breach occurring, our approach is draw up a timetable of actions to remedy the breach.

 

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