New Radio Equipment Directive (RED) - 2014-53-EU to be effective on June 13, 2016

On June 13, 2016, the Radio equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (RTTED) will be repealed and the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU will come into law. In the updated directive, Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (TT) is removed while Wired Telephone, Fax Machine, Radio Equipment, EMCD and LVD must comply with the requirement.


Under the new directive, there are different obligations for economic operators—Manufacturers, Authorized Representatives, Importers and Distributors including:

  • Technical Documentation and DoC must be kept on file for 10 years
  • Ensuring radio equipment compliance before and after it is on the market
  • Better and clearer contact information
  • Indication on the radio equipment of their name, registered trade mark and postal address
  • Ensuring radio equipment is under their responsibility, and that its storage or transport conditions do not jeopardize its compliance
  • Verification of radio equipment bearing the CE marking and that it is accompanied by necessary documents
  • The Frequency Band(s) and Max. RF Power should be included in the user manual
  • The Notified Body Number can be used only when the conformity assessment procedure was carried out according to Annex IV (Full Quality Assurance)

Technical Information of RED

  • Frequency Range of RED
  • Radio waves means electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than 3000GHz
    i.e. no lower frequency limit
  • Provision of common chargers, e.g. micro USB, mobile device
  • Efficient use of radio spectrum
  • Essential Test Suite removed


  • Broadcast Receiver included
  • Software defined radio included
  • Telecommunication Terminal Equipment removed
  • Under 9kHz Radio Equipment included

Execution Flowchart

  • 2014/53/EU Directive RED
  • Essential Requirements (Article 3)
  • Harmonized Standard in OJ
  • Conformity Assessment Procedure
  • Technical Documentation
  • Declaration of Conformity

For inquiries, please contact:

Intertek Hong Kong

Ms Crystal Nip
Marketing - Consumer & Commercial Electrical
Tel: +852 2173 8820/ 2173 8888
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