Exporting Products may be Complex during “No-Transition Period” of New European Directives

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The day you “place your product on the market” is what decides whether you must comply with the old or new European EMC or LVD Directives. Therefore, two shipments of the same product shipped and “placed on the market” a day apart will have to meet two different requirements. The definition of “placing on the market” is complex and is not the same as “making available”.

D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. has established a webpage at www.dlsemc.com/EU to help you navigate through this “no-transition period.” This website gives detailed information on:

  • The latest updates on the EMC, LVD (Safety), R&TTE/RED and other Directives
  • Guidance through which directive to use when
  • Specifics of the New Low Voltage Directive (LVD)
  • L.S.’s suggested steps you will need to take, such as generating a new DoC.

This website will keep you updated on the Commission’s additional significant changes so your product will have an orderly placement in the European Marketplace during 2015, 2016 and 2017. For more information call 847-537-6400.

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