Friday, May 23, 2014

New Radio Equipment Directive Published

European Union flag

European Union flag (Photo credit: YanniKouts)

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.


RTTE-CA presentation by the European Commission Unit F5

Directive 2014/53/EU

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New EMC Directive Published

The revised Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC Directive) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (3/29/2014)

A new “Blue Guide”  on the implementation of the EU product rules, 2014 edition, has been published.

Visit for links to both documents.

Friday, February 7, 2014

New EMC directive and LVD - NLF (New Legislative Framework) recast

European Commission

European Commission (Photo credit: tiseb)

Voting has concluded and a number of CE marking directives have undergone a “recast” to align with the European Commission New Legislative Framework (NLF). Among the new directives for electrical products are the Electromagnetic compatibility EMC Directive and Electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits Low Voltage Directive.

The updated directives align them with the legislation laid down within the “NLF”. The NLF, adopted in 2008, is intended to improve market surveillance rules, require traceability within the supply chain, boost the quality of conformity assessment through stronger rules on the requirements imposed on conformity assessment bodies and testing laboratories, and stronger controls on the use of the “CE Mark” to enhance the marking credibility.

REF; – European Commission Press Release (Feb. 5th 2014)