EU Commission Updates Standards List for R&TTE Directive

Radio West FifeThe Commission of the European Union (EU) has published an updated 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 extensive list of Cenelec and ETSI standards was published in September 2014 in the Official Journal of the European Union, and replaces all previously published standards lists for the Directive. View the revised list of standards for the R&TTE.

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. View the completed text of the Radio Equipment Directive.

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