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)

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