Notified Body

Notified Bodies Explained

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 I will discuss what the role and responsibilities of a Notified Bodies are.

European Commission updates list of European Harmonized Standards for the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC)

Earlier today, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC). The standards on this list may be used by electronics and electrical equipment manufacturers to prove that their equipment complies with the essential requirements of this directive.