The European Commission has published the new European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) in the Official Journal, and it entered into force on June 12, 2014. It will supersede the current R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC on June 12, 2016., which the latest date all manufacturers shall follow the new approval routes.
For Equipment already on the market, the transition period in which products compliant to the old Directive (R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC) can be placed on the market is until June 13, 2017. However, any new products placed on the market must be in compliance with the new Radio Equipment Directive(2014/53/EU) on and after June 12, 2016.
Some major changes of the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) compared to the old R&TTE directive are:
These and further changes will impact your product certifications within this and next year and therefore already today must be considered in your equipment design and marketing approach, specially for products newly introduced to the Radio Equipment Directive, such as: