New Radio Equipment Directive Has Replaced the R&TTE Directive
Effective today, 13th June 2016, the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU has replaced the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) Directive 1999/5/EC.
Compared to RTTE Directive, the new RED brings with it significant changes to its scope and to the technical requirements for manufacturers wishing to place products on the market with a radio interface (such as Bluetooth and WiFi).
In common with the new EMC and Low Voltage Directives, the RED also imposes regulatory obligations throughout the supply chain, meaning that Importers and Distributors now have specific responsibilities.
Importantly for the supply chain, market surveillance activities will be increased to ensure that non-compliant products are more easily identified and can be quickly removed from the market.
Are You Prepared for 2014/53/EU?
Differences between 1999/5/EC and 2014/53/EU include:
- Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TTE) that has no radio interface will no longer be within its scope, but instead will be within the scope of the new Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU and the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
- Broadcast receivers are now within the scope of the RED (previously excluded)
- The RED aligns with the New Legislative Framework (NLF) which replaces the New Approach
- Importers and Distributors will incur legal responsibilities and duties under the RED
- Notified Body activity will be more closely regulated
- Market surveillance activities will be increased to ensure that non-compliant products are more easily identified and quickly removed from the market
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