The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the trade through business model transformation. Conventionally, every venture has a specific operation mode that may involve several stakeholders making coordination rather demanding. Nonetheless, radiofrequency identification (RFID) offers a potential opportunity since it eases the tracing of goods throughout the supply chain. The technology involves the wireless automation of product tagging using the reader (Kaur & Attri, 2017). Correspondingly, legal issues make RFID adoption challenging considering the standardization requirements.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) regulates RFID in Australia. The controller requires institutions to use only the standard devices, which contain the corresponding label (Australian Communications and Media Authority, 2019). The Radiocommunications Act of 1992 is the parent of all current RFID-associated laws. Subsequently, chapter 4 of the code prohibits emissions from non-standard transmitters (Australian Communications and Media Authority, 2019). Notably, corporations must adhere to ACMA’s technical merits to avert potential threats.
The world moves away from spectrum allocations toward service neutrality, and there are diverse models and calibers. For instance, the European Union has an architectural reference prototype, while ISO/IEC is applicable in the rest part of the world (Forge, 2016). Therefore, some nations strictly observe RFID usage, whereas others enforce minimal control. Nevertheless, there seems to be a census on the RFID nomenclature and application (García-Rojo et al., 2019). Thus, the establishment should be conversant with the RFID-related conditions in each global market when considering trans-border expansion.
Entities stand to benefit from adopting the evolving IoT-associated innovations, although they must be keen on the policies controlling such technologies. RFID is useful in tracking products for effective production cycle monitoring but under strict adherence to particular protocols within and without the borders. Accordingly, correct RFID gadget labeling is mandatory in Australia, while conforming to cosmopolitan quality is essential globally. Hence, as the company considers embracing RFID, it must comply with the federal and worldwide standards.
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