There is a new CE Marking Directive being implemented for radio equipment.
The Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU), which will be effective as of the 13th June 2016, will repeal the Radio & Telecommunications Terminals Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC). The new directive is part of a series of directive changes which have come about in order to align in a common framework in the EU Decision No. 768/2008/EU and will have a transitional period extending to the 13th June 2017.
This means that products that are compliant with the R&TTE directive which have been placed on the market before 13th June 2016 are compliant until 13th June 2017. Any new products coming onto the market after 13th June 2016 must meet the new RED criteria if they come under the scope of the Radio Equipment Directive.
There are a number of changes between the old R&TTE Directive and the new Radio Equipment, so it is worth being prepared before the new Directive comes into force. A key change is that the RED excludes telecommunications terminal equipment (as these are now covered by the Low Voltage and EMC Directives) but there are other changes to the directive which include:
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