Eight CE Marking Directives Get New Reference Numbers

On Saturday 29 March 2014, the European Commission has published the recasts of eight CE marking directives. These directives are aligned with the rules and responsibilities for CE marking that were published earlier in Decision 768/2008/EU. These eight directives get new numbers.

Short reference: EMC Directive (2014/30/EU) (previously 2004/108/EC)
Long Reference:
Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast)

Short Reference: Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) (previously 2006/95/EC)
Long Reference:
DIRECTIVE 2014/35/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014
on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

Short reference: ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) (previously 94/9/EC)
Long Reference:
Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (recast)

Short reference: Civil Explosives (CIVEX) Directive (2014/28/EU) (previously 93/15/EC)
Long Reference:
Directive 2014/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market and supervision of explosives for civil uses (recast)

Short reference: Simple Pressure Vessels Directive (2014/29/EU) (previously 2009/105/EC)
Long reference:
Directive 2014/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels

Short Reference: Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments Directive (2014/31/EU)
Long Reference:
Directive 2014/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of non-automatic weighing instruments

Short Reference: Measuring Instruments Directive (2014/32/EU)
Long Reference:
Directive 2014/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of measuring instruments (recast)

Short Reference: Lifts Directive (2014/33/EU)
Long Reference:
Directive 2014/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts and safety components for lifts

The new directives enter into force on the 19th of April 2014, and the Member States have until 20 April 2016 to change amend their national legislation, which is when the old directives will be repealed.

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7 thoughts on “Eight CE Marking Directives Get New Reference Numbers”

  1. When will DoCs have to reflect the NEW Directive numbers? Since it doesn’t seem that the essential requirements have ch naged – do the DoCs that reflect the older Directive numbers have to be revised to show the new Directive number(s)? I din’t see a ‘repeal date yet- when wil. that happen?

    • The directives come in force on 19 April. From that moment, when you will issue a new DoC that refers to one of the mentioned Directives, you would use the new number.

      Typically, the DoC is typically drawn up at the moment that the product is made available in the European Community for the first time. For products that are produced in series, however, the DoC needs to be updated whenever the European harmonised standards that have been used for the conformity assessment are updated, or when new European harmonised standards become available. The old versions of the standards are repealed after a transition period, and from that moment on do not longer lead to the presumption of conformity.

    • DoCs can start referenceing to the new directive numbers when they enter into force, which is at the end of April 2014. This is when the transition period starts. By 20 April 2016 the new numbers are required for products that fall within the scope of these directives and which are made available for the first time.

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