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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/E Under Review

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The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC Directive) limits electromagnetic emission from equipment to ensure that, when used as intended, devices do not disturb radio and telecommunication, as well as other equipment.

The current EMC directive (2014/30/EU) is about to embark on a review to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose and is still relevant to all stakeholders in the current climate. This evaluation will assess if the directive is still suitable and based on the conclusions, the Commission will determine possible next steps to improve it.

Next steps

The European Commission will shortly circulate a document inviting feedback on their proposals and ask for input by anyone that has an opinion on the current directive. An initial evaluation will be performed in 2019 with the formal consultation following in Q1 2020. The feedback on the discussion will be considered and reflected as a draft of the new regulation in Q2 2021.

Should manufacturers wish to contribute directly, the Commission has opened up a web page. Click here for further details.

Element’s role in the EMC Directive

Element previously contributed to the current Commission Guide that supports the EMC directive and remains close to the new drafting regulations. Element will review the latest draft proposals and provide feedback based on its experience and views on the working of the directive and its requirements. 

For more information on the EMC directive changes, please contact us for further details.

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