Electromagnetic Compatibility Devices

Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility Products on the EU Market

Electric devices and installations are a core component of our lives on a nearly moment to moment basis.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Legislation

Until the publication of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU on February 26, 2014 and the subsequent 2 year transition period, the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC was the reigning legal framework for EMC products.

From April 20, 2016 the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU became fully applicable in the EU as the main legal framework for EMC products.


Key Facts:

  • Any product to made available in the EU Market (either through e-commerce or brick-and-mortar) must comply with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU
  • Non-EU manufacturers wishing to make their products available to EU citizens should appoint an Authorized Representative
  • Manufacturer is defined as:
any natural or legal person who manufactures apparatus or has apparatus designed or manufactured, and markets that apparatus under his name or trade mark
  • Products which fail to comply may be subject to public notification (RAPEX), withdrawal requirements, warehousing fees, fines or total destruction of the products.

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