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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EMC Directive deadline near

The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, published December 31, 2004, and entering into force on July 20th 2007, thus replacing 89/336/EEC, has been on a 2 year transition period;

2004/108/EC Article 15

Transitional provisions

Member States shall not impede the placing on the market and/or the putting into service of equipment which is in compliance with the provisions of Directive 89/336/EEC and which was placed on the market before 20 July 2009.

Per Article 15 of the new EMC directive, and effective from July 20, 2009, all imported products falling within the scope of the EMC directive will need to demonstrate compliance with 2004/108/EC, and indicate as such on the Declaration of Conformity (DoC).

Please see “The New EMC Directive And The Impact Posed To EU Market Entry” for brief summary on the new directive.

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