Services - Protecting The Consumer
NRCS enforces minimum health, safety and environmental requirements for:
- Frozen marine products (fish, shellfish, crustaceans) and canned and processed meat and fish
- Vehicles and aftermarket vehicle components including tires
- Electrical and electronic products and components
- Buildings and construction materials
- Personal protective equipment
- Firearms and shooting ranges
- Plastic bags
NRCS also enforces regulations under the Legal Metrology Act, that applies to measurable products and services, measurements in trade, health, safety and the environment and any measuring instrument used for prescribed purposes.
Sampling, inspecting and testing products, auditing of manufacturing and other processes, and examination of documentary evidence are used to assess compliance with compulsory standards and regulations. Every effort is made to assist manufacturers, importers, businesses, and commerce in general, to meet these standards, which are, wherever possible, aligned to corresponding international requirements. This assists the local industry to become globally competitive and facilitates international trade by removing unnecessary barriers.
A variety of sanctions are applied where products and services do not meet these minimum standards. These range from stopping the sale of non-conforming products, to seizure, destruction, and prosecution of offenders.
NRCS deals with complaints from any party regarding any of the regulated products and services and supplies information to stakeholders and the public on all these issues. Most compulsory specifications are available as free downloads at