The new RED directive : 2014/53/EU

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The directive 2014/53/EU, which amends the current 1999/5/EC directive, has not yet been published in the Official Journal of the French Republic.

However, in this expectation LCIE Bureau Veritas wishes to provide you with the following information:

Main changes

  • The EC declaration of conformity becomes an EU declaration of conformity. 
  • The statement of Notified Body becomes an EU type examination certificate. 
  • Importers are required to put their names and addresses on the products (or on the packaging, if relevant). 
  • Manufacturer’s, importer’s and distributor’s responsibilities, with regard to placing the products on the market (in particular requirements for traceability and market surveillance) are more precisely defined and reinforced. 
  • Requirements applicable to the notified bodies are reinforced. 
  • The Notified Bodies are not automatically renewed on the new directive. They’ll have to be accredited again, as per ISO 17065 or ISO 17020 
  • The conformity assessment procedures are aligned "new approach" 
  • Product Telecommunication Terminals (ET) will not be part of the scope of the RED directive. 
  • The TV receivers and FM types of products are falling within the scope of Directive RED.


What does not change 

  • The EC marking (it concerns the European Conformity).
  •  The scope of the directive and its essential health and safety requirements.

Date of application

Directive 1995/5/EC (R & TTE) will be abrogated as from June 13th, 2016.

It remains the only applicable directive until this date.

As of June 13th, 2016, the new Directive 2014/53/EU (RED), will enter into force.

For a year, the two directives will be applicable for products that were covered by the R & TTE and remain covered by the directive RED. (For other cases, contact us).

Questions / Answers

The new directive becomes applicable from June 13th, 2016.  The products stored must have been prepared to meet the new requirements.


An apparatus must  meet the legal obligations when it is placed on the market for the first time. Products stored at distributors’ or users’ are considered as placed on the market already : 2014/53/EU directive does not apply.


There is an overlap period during which the two instructions are applicable. The changeover date is from June 13th, 2016 and the end date is fixed transitional period from June 13th, 2017.

An application guide will be published by the European Commission in 2016 to clarify the transitional arrangements and confirm the answers given above. 


For a smooth implementation of the new directive, we recommend that you should:

1-      Assess the impact of the changes to be made to the documentation (declarations of conformity, marking drawings, quality documentation, sales literature, Website, etc…)

2-     Train and inform your personnel and your business partners (distributors, importers, resellers).

3- In order to obtain EU type examination certificates as early as possible from June 13th 2016, plan well in advance the assessment of your products with LCIE.


La directive 2014/30/UE, qui constitue une révision de l’actuelle directive 2004/108/CE, a été publiée au journal officiel de l’Union européenne du 29 mars 2014. Depuis cette date, des informations contradictoires sur ses modalités d’application ont circulé : voici un point à jour des dernières informations connues.

Did you know ?

The new directive was  published as a result of the New Legislative Framework.

A total of nine EU directives have been revised. Among them :

  • LVD : 2006/95/EC 
  • ATEX : 94/9/EC 
  • EMC : 2004/108/EC

Our experts remain at your disposal to help with the coming changes :

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