Amendments to The European Construction Products Regulation 305/2011

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Two weeks ago, the European Commission has published two documents that amend the European Union Construction Products Regulation. These documents were already adopted back in February 2014. One amendment (Commission Regulation 568/2014 of 27 May 2014) is regarding the assessment and verification of constancy of performance of construction products. The second amendment (Commission Regulation 574/2014 of 28 May 2014) introduces changes to the Declaration of Performance. The changes are quite significant. Let’s have a look.

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New Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EC, Directive 1999/5/EC Repealed

Yesterday, the European Commission published a new CE Directive for Radio Equipment. The new directive, with the number 2014/53/EC, repeals the Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity.Read More

How to Comply Your Manual With American Standards?

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In Europe, a manufacturer can use European harmonised standards to comply with CE-directives and accordingly affix the CE marking. Safety companies in North America, like UL, have their own standards, which have to be taken into account when exporting to the US. Standards related to instructions of use may be similar but also vary depending on the market where you intend to place your product. Let’s take a look at the American ANSI Z535.6 standard. Read More