Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU: Long Expected Update List of Standards

Last year, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) came into force. From the 12th of June 2017, this directive will replace the RTTE Directive 1999/05/EC. One of the problems is that the list of European Harmonised standards for the RED does not yet contain all the standards that are on the list of the RTTE Directive. In this video, Han and Pieter Robben from American Certification Body discuss what the consequences are of these differences in lists of harmonised standards.

The new list that has been published does contain the standard EN 300 328. This is the standard for 2.4 GHz Wireless like WiFi and Bluetooth. That means that many products that are using wireless communication now have the standard they needed to make the transition from the RTTE Directive to the Radio Equipment Directive.
What about the other standards that are on the list for the RTTE Directive, but not yet on the list for the Radio Equipment Directive? Where can you find the new standards? Do you need to re-test? Watch the video and get answers to all these questions.

For our platform users: The new list of standards has been added to the CE Library and to the standardisation database.

If you have questions, please let us know.

Is the future of the CE marking’s regulatory system in danger?

Court Decisions

Last week, thisĀ  blogpost of the good folks at European Law Blog was brought to our attention. In a well written article, Megi Medzmariashvili informs us about an interesting case that will be brought to the European Court of Justice soon. This ‘James Elliot Construction case’ concerns the interpretation of the practice of ‘attaching’ harmonised standards to European directives and regulations. This practice is a specific feature of the CE marking directives and the EU’s regulatory approach called the New Legislative Framework.

If the European Court of Justice will follow the opinion of the Attorney General in this case, this could lead to end of one of the corner stones of the CE marking system: the referring to standards developed by private standardisation bodies. It also potentially endangers the European standardisation’s financial model and it could bring an end to the protection of harmonised standard’s copyrights. We’ll be following the developments in this case with great interest!

We thank European Law Blog and Megi Medzmariashvili for allowing us to repost their blog post here:

European Commission Updates the List of Harmonized Standards for the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

List of Harmonized Standards for Machinery

List Standards for Machinery[/caption]On 28 November 2013, the European Commission published an updated list of the European harmonized standards that pertain to the Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). The standards on this list may be used by machinery manufacturers to prove that their machinery complies with the essential requirements of this directive.

List of European Electrical Safety Standards Updated

Electrical safety

Manufacturers of CE marked electrical equipment listen up: this week, the list of European harmonized standards that pertain to the European Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) has been updated. This means you need to check if the standards you have applied for the CE marking testing or conformity assessment of your equipment have been updated, or whether new relevant standards have been introduced.