A regulatory framework for radio equipment is established by the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). In order to create a single radio equipment market, it establishes essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and efficient use of radio spectrum. It also governs a number of additional aspects. Aside from these features, there are technical ones that protect privacy, personal data, and prevent fraud. Interoperability, emergency services access, and compliance requirements must also be met by radio equipment and software.
RED is aligned with the directive on radio and telecommunication terminal equipment (99/5/EC)
(R&TTED) is the result of the new legislative framework
Through this method, products are marketed.
Additionally, improved market surveillance was taken into account in the revision. Traceability obligations apply specifically to manufacturers, importers, and distributors. Instruments for market surveillance have been improved. Radio equipment might need to be pre registered in categories with low compliance levels.
RED became effective on 13 June 2016 after it was published in the OJEU on 22 May 2014. On 12 June 2017, the transitional period ended (Article 48). During the transition period, radio equipment that complied with the RED or EU legislation applicable before 13 June 2016 (e.g. R&TTED) could be marketed.
More information about the RED application can be found in the RED guide under the guidance section
Here is what you need to know.
TCAM is the Committee on Arts and Culture
A telecommunication conformity assessment and market surveillance committee (TCAM) is established by Article 45 of the RED.
Under the RED, the TCAM provides its opinion on proposed implementing acts. Whenever a chair or representative of an EU country raises an issue related to the directive, the committee discusses the application of the directive.
RED-delegated and implemented acts
- Directive (EU) 2022/30 delegated by the Commission
- Addendum to Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 October 2021 regarding the application of the essential requirements described in Article 3(3), points (d), (e) and (f) of that Directive
- Directive (EU) 2019/320 delegated by the Commission
- From the link above, you can translate into other languages
- Article 3(3)(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU must be enforced to ensure caller location in emergency communications from mobile devices.
- According to article 2, it will take effect on 17 March 2022. According to recital 14, this Regulation will not prevent economic operators from complying with it once it takes effect.
- Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1354 of the Commission
- Other languages can be translated from the preceding link
- It specifies how information provided under Article 10(10) should be presented in Directive 2014/53/EU.
- You can download the high-resolution pictogram (described in Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/1354 – Article 10(10) of Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU) for printed product documentation.
- RED decisions adopted in accordance with the R&TTED remain applicable, provided that they are not incompatible with the RED (see the RED guide under the guidance section below).
Assist with the common application of the RED with the RED guide. In spite of the fact that it has no legal weight, it is of interest to manufacturers and other stakeholders because it addresses practical concerns. TCAM discussions and opinions are constantly updated.
RED and R&TTED are transitioning. This FAQ explains the process.
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- A list of class 1 equipment for January 2020 that is indicative and non-exhaustive.
- The following is an indicative and non-exhaustive list of class 1 equipment for the period of January 2018 to 31 December 2019.
- Subclasses: class 1 equipment – October 2016 until 31 December 2017 (October 2016 version of indicative and non-exhaustive list) Some references in this document to old Commission decisions or harmonised standards should be interpreted as references to the most recent Commission decisions or harmonised standards.
- The draft interface regulations have been notified