Late last year, an independent arbitration determined that any extended distribution agreement with SAI Global will be non-exclusive. Accordingly, Standards Australia is moving beyond the exclusive distribution arrangements that have been in place with SAI Global since 2003.
Standards Australia is committed to implementing the new arrangements later this year.
In the meantime, Australia Standards will continue to be distributed through SAI Global and Standards Australia will be providing details on its consultation over the coming months.
At last, we should see a resolution to an inept political decision made 15 years ago that has allowed an unfair advantage in the certification industry.