The Directive on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment (R&TTED) was revised to become the Radio Equipment Directive (RED).
As previously reported, the RED will apply from 13 June 2016 and needs to be considered in tandem with two revised Directives applying from 20 April – the Low Voltage Directive and the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Directive.
The implications of these changes have been subject to a range of conflicting interpretations and the European standards bodies CEN and CENELEC organised a workshop in January to discuss the issues, following which CENELEC set up various working groups.
What is clear is that harmonised standards to demonstrate compliance with the RED will not be available for some time. Not to mention that the UK has yet to publish draft legislation to transpose the RED into UK law.
What is not clear is how exactly manufacturers can show that they comply in the meantime.