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  Directive

Radio equipment Directive (2014/53/EU)

  Scope

1. This Directive establishes a regulatory framework for the making available on the market and putting into service in the Union of radio equipment.

2. This Directive shall not apply to equipment listed in Annex I.

3. This Directive shall not apply to radio equipment exclusively used for activities concerning public security, defence, State security, including the economic well-being of the State in the case of activities pertaining to State security matters, and the activities of the State in the area of criminal law.

4. Radio equipment falling within the scope of this Directive shall not be subject to Directive 2014/35/EU, except as set out in point (a) of Article 3(1) of this Directive.

ANNEX I

EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED BY THIS DIRECTIVE

1. Radio equipment used by radio amateurs within the meaning of Article 1, definition 56, of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Radio Regulations, unless the equipment is made available on the market. The following shall be regarded as not being made available on the market:

(a) radio kits for assembly and use by radio amateurs;

(b) radio equipment modified by and for the use of radio amateurs;

(c) equipment constructed by individual radio amateurs for experimental and scientific purposes related to amateur radio.

2. Marine equipment falling within the scope of Council Directive 96/98/EC (1).

3. Airborne products, parts and appliances falling within the scope of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2).

4. Custom-built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes. point (a) of Article 3(1)

1. Radio equipment shall be constructed so as to ensure:

(a) the protection of health and safety of persons and of domestic animals and the protection of property, including the objectives with respect to safety requirements set out in Directive 2014/35/EU, but with no voltage limit applying;

  Description

The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a Single Market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. It also provides the basis for further regulation governing some additional aspects. These include technical features for the protection of privacy, personal data and against fraud. Furthermore, additional aspects cover interoperability, access to emergency services, and compliance regarding the combination of radio equipment and software.

The RED aligned the previous Directive, the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC (R&TTED), with the new legislative framework for the marketing of products.

The revision also took account of the need for improved market surveillance. In particular, for the traceability obligations of manufacturers, importers and distributors. It has improved market surveillance instruments. One example is the possibility for required preregistration of radio equipment in categories with low compliance levels.

The RED was published in the OJEU on 22 May 2014, entered into force on 11 June 2014 and is applicable as of 13 June 2016. It included a one-year transitional period, which ended on 12 June 2017 (Article 48). During the transitional phase, manufacturers were allowed to place on the market radio equipment compliant with either the RED or the EU legislation applicable before 13 June 2016 (e.g. R&TTED).

  Harmonised standards

EN 50360:2017 Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices, with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequ...
EN 50385:2017 Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz - 100 GHz), when placed on the market
EN 50401:2017 Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure limits (110 MHz - 100 GHz), when put into service
EN 50566:2017 Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices with the basic restrictions and exposure limit values related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields in the freque...
EN 55035:2017 Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirementsCISPR 35:2016 (Modified)
EN 300 065 V2.1.2 Narrow-band direct-printing telegraph equipment for receiving meteorological or navigational information (NAVTEX); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of...
EN 300 086 V2.1.2 Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Dir...
EN 300 113 V2.2.1 Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector; Harmonised Standard cover...
EN 300 219 V2.1.1 Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/...
EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1 Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 2: Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU for non specific ...
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EN 50360:2017
Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices, with the basic res...
EN 50385:2017
Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electro...
EN 50401:2017
Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of base station equipment with radiofrequency electro...
EN 50566:2017
Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of wireless communication devices with the basic rest...
EN 55035:2017
Electromagnetic compatibility of multimedia equipment - Immunity requirementsCISPR 35:2016 (Modified...
EN 300 065 V2.1.2
Narrow-band direct-printing telegraph equipment for receiving meteorological or navigational informa...
EN 300 086 V2.1.2
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily fo...
EN 300 113 V2.2.1
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using con...
EN 300 219 V2.1.1
Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the rec...
EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1
Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 2: Harmonised S...
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