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First harmonised standards now available for the EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

Dr. Simon Hindle
By Engaged Expert Dr. Simon Hindle Product Qualification Testing

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The first new harmonised standards required to demonstrate that products comply with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) have now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). 

However, many of the remaining standards – including those that are more commonly used against the outgoing directive (R&TTE – 1999/5/EC) – require significant modifications to be fit for purpose under the change of scope for the new directive and are therefore yet to be published or listed in the OJEU. These modified standards are due any time from now until when RED comes to the end of its transitional period on 13 June 2017.   

Whilst these standards are being modified for the new directive, manufacturers must make a decision: wait for the standard most applicable to their product to be published (with the hope that it will be available and published in the OJEU before the end of the transitional period) or potentially face a last minute rush to find an available Notified Body since this will be the only route available if the standard is not listed in time. 

If you are unsure about the best option for your product – and whether you are going to need to use a Notified Body or not – please consider getting in touch with one of our team of experts today. We can help guide you on the most suitable approach for your product to ensure that you are fully prepared for 13 June 2017.

 

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