On the 12th of August, the European Commission published a new list of European harmonised standards for the following directives:
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.
The compliance assessment procedure of certain products with the Europeans standards, as laid down in their corresponding EU directive, may involve the notification of third-party, independent bodies. In the EU, such organisations are called Notified Bodies and their role is to evaluate whether the product complies with the relevant legislation in force.1) In this article we will discuss the role and responsibilities of Notified Bodies.