EU Commission Corrects Standards List for R&TTE Directive

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has published a corrected list of standards that can be used to demonstrate compliance with the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC, covering radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE).

According to the Directive, ‘radio equipment’ is defined as any product capable of communication via emission and/or reception of radio waves.  ‘Telecommunications terminal equipment’ is any device intended to be connected directly or indirectly to the public telecommunications network.  The scope of the Directive also includes certain medical devices and active implantable medical devices.

The corrected list of Cenelec and ETSI standards was published in November 2014 in the Official Journal of the European Union, and replaces the list previously published in September 2014.

The R&TTE Directive will soon be replaced with the EU’s new Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU), with new requirements scheduled to come into full effect in June 2016.

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