In 2014, the European Union (EU) adopted a new set of rules called Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU.
This directive is required in order to place radio equipment on the European market and put them into service. EU Member States had to adapt their national laws and apply its provision from June 13th, 2016. This was also the date of repeal for the then-current Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE-Directive, 1999/5/EC). Manufacturers who are compliant with the existing legislation (R&TTE, LV or EMC-Directive) will have until June 13th, 2017 to comply with the RED, which brings the Directive in line with the new legislative framework.