Update on the Draft R&TTE Directive: Page 4 of 4

March 31, 2014 //By Jean-Louis Evans, TÜV SÜD
Since its introduction in April 2000, the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE) has been the required method for manufacturers to test and show compliance of any radio and telecoms equipment that is sold across Europe.
Directive have been renumbered quite extensively. However, this has been probably the slowest review of a directive in the history of the EU and with an expected transition period of 18 months to two years, it is unlikely that the new Directive will come into force until 2016 at the earliest.

About the author

Jean-Louis Evans is the Managing Director at TÜV SÜD Product Service, a global product testing and certification organisation, and at its sister company, TÜV SÜD BABT, the world’s leading radio and telecommunications certification body — www.tuv-sud.com.

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