Vol. 151 - New LVD-EMC and R&TTE Legislations

In 2014, the European Parliament and Council enacted new directives for low voltage (LV) with the LVD Directive 2014/35/EU, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU, and Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive 2014/53/EU. With these new directives going into effect later this year, compliance dates have been established for products coming onto the market.

For products within the previous LVD/EMC that will continue to be within the new LVD/EMC (even after the applicability of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), the dates of conformity are as follows:

  • Products placed on the market before April 20, 2016: Old LVD/EMC
  • Products placed on the market on or after April 20, 2016: New LVD/EMC

Products within R&TTE that remain within the scope of RED:

  • Products placed on the market before June 13, 2016: R&TTE
  • Products placed on the market between Jun 13, 2016 and June 12, 2017: R&TTE or RED
  • Products placed on the market after June 12, 2017: RED

Products within Old/New LVD/EMC which fall within RED (after applicability of RED), e.g. TV and Sound Broadcasting Receivers:

  • Products placed on the market before April 20, 2016: Old LVD/EMC
  • Products placed on the market between April 20, 2016 and June 12, 2016: New LVD/EMC
  • Products placed on the market between June 13, 2016 and June 12, 2017: RED or new LVD/EMC
  • Products placed on the market after June 12, 2017: RED

Products within R&TTE and then outside the scope of RED, e.g. Terminal Equipment:

  • Products placed on the market before June 13, 2016: R&TTE

Products placed on the market after June 12, 2016:  RED is not applicable: New LVD/EMC.  If applicable to the product in question (e.g. if the equipment is outside the voltage range specified in LVD, LVD is not applicable, but the General Product Safety Directive could be applicable provided that the equipment is a consumer product.)

 

For additional information please contact:

Crystal Nip
Assistant Marketing Manager
+852 2173 8820
crystal.nip@intertek.com

 

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