The 20 April 2016 establishes the compulsory entry into force of new European directives as part of a much wider process of alignment to the new framework legislation. Among the new directives, There are two particularly important in the field of electronic devices: the EMC electromagnetic compatibility 2014/30/EU And the LVD on the safety of low voltage electrical equipment 2014/30/EU, they replace the 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
While not affecting its fields of application and essential requirements, These directives make substantial changes at different levels, harmonised definitions obligations of economic operators involved in the distribution chain of electronic products, conformity assessment procedures for CE marking in the strict sense.
Existing products will be recertified according to the new guidelines before 20 April 2016; the pieces present in the supply chain before that date may still be marketed.
For the new directive radio KING 2014/53/EU, which replaces the 1999/5/EC, is provided for a transition period from 13 June 2016 at 12 June 2017, where you can apply both the old and the new directive.
What will change for economic operators
Of particular importance are changes affecting the responsibilities of business entities that operate in the commercialization of electronic equipment within the European market. On the one hand, the guidelines clarify the obligations of manufacturers, While on the other they introduce new ones to importers and distributors, they must not only ensure that the manufacturer has been properly complied with the procedures for assessing conformity of products sold, but also that they are accompanied by the relevant technical documentation and marked with the CE symbol regularly, contact details of the producer and, where applicable, the importer.
Falls on the manufacturers primarily, However, the responsibility to correctly check the conformity of each product placed on the market, aligning to the changes required by new directives and harmonised standards updated, repeating tests where necessary that the products.
Thanks to its long experience in the field, SICOM is able to provide a consolidated elaborated to assist companies along the entire path of certification, ensuring the quality and safety of products to be placed on the market.
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