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Friday, May 23, 2014

New Radio Equipment Directive Published

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The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU, replacing the R&TTE directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The directive enters into force 20 days after publication and shall be transposed and become applicable 24 months after the date of entry into force.

Products have one extra year before they must comply with the new requirements. Products that comply with the current EU R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC can be placed on the market up to 36 months after the date of entry into force.

Publication in the OJEU was on 22nd May 2014.

Ref:

RTTE-CA presentation by the European Commission Unit F5

Directive 2014/53/EU http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2014_153_R_0002&from=EN

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