This publication is only for guidance and gives an overview regarding the assessment of the application of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU and status of “combined equipment” (non-radio product functioning with radio equipment). It shall not be considered as a binding interpretation of the existing legal framework. It neither claims to cover any aspect of the matter, nor does it reflect all legal aspects in detail. It is not meant to, and cannot, replace own knowledge of the pertaining directives, laws and regulations. Furthermore, the specific characteristics of the individual products and the various possible applications have to be taken into account.
This is why, apart from the assessments and procedures addressed in this guide, many other scenarios may apply. Manufacturer’s instructions and manuals must always be respected. Apart from the Directive itself, this guidance is based on both the content of the European Commission’s Guidelines, as well as the discussions and drafts that led to their adoption. In particular, the interpretation of the regime applicable to combined equipment represents a plausible scenario in view of the discussions that took place prior to the adoption of the European Commission’s guidelines. The guidance may however be adapted once the European Commission’s guidelines are revised and notably once the part on combined equipment is completed.
Orgalime Guide on the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
European Commission Guidelines on the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
Blue Guide on the implementation of EU Product Rules, 26 July 2016.