Radio Equipment Directive (RED)

Requirements for Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU

Our world is becoming increasingly connected. More products are behaving like radio equipment and the radio spectrum has become a bigger part of day-to-day life. As such, the European Commission had to review legislation governing radio and telecommunications terminal equipment to effectively manage products.

In 2016, the Commission replaced the R&TTE Directive with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which established safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for equipment using the radio spectrum.

As of June 13, 2017 all new and existing products within the scope of the RED must comply in order to achieve CE marking.

Significant changes under the RED include:

  • The exclusion of telecom terminal equipment (TTE)
  • The addition of cable and wiring equipment
  • New guidance on labeling, marking, documentation, re-badging, and market surveillance.
  • Requirements for software and equipment capable of taking different configurations
  • No voltage limits for radio equipment

The RED also offers greater clarity on requirements and more well-defined compliance responsibilities, providing a smoother testing and certification process.

Intertek assists manufacturers, authorized representatives, importers, and distributors in meeting their obligations under the directive. We provide guidance on RED requirements, as well as comprehensive testing and certification services. Our experience and expertise helps products achieve CE marking and reach the market with speed and efficiency.

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