Clarity to the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

Steve Hayes EMC Expert
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The Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Association (REDCA) provides a forum for people concerned with the compliance of radio equipment with regulations and technical standards in Europe. It is also relevant for countries that have a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the EU, such as the USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

REDCA members comprise of Radio Equipment Directive (RED) Notified Bodies, authorities and manufacturers, as well as consulting and testing organizations. Element has been a member since its inception and believes the Association plays an important role in ensuring a clear understanding of the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.

The Association not only publishes Technical Guidance Notes (TGNs) regarding the Directive but also enables members to submit questions online to experts within the Association so that they can provide comment and answers. These online discussions are stored and can be accessed for future reference by other members. The Association also has a specific protected area on the CIRCABC website, operated by the EU Commission, where members can access working documents.

Meetings are held twice a year to enable members to come together to discuss key issues not only amongst themselves but also with representatives of the EU Commission, ECC, ETSI, ADCO RED and authorities from MRA countries.

If you regularly manufacture or design radio equipment, visit to find out more about how you can become a member. 

Alternatively, if you need assistance in understanding if your products fall under RED, or the safety assessment process required to ensure compliance, contact Element or call UK +44 808 234 1667 or US +1 888 786 7555. 

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