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