This section of our web site focuses on the application of harmonized standards for the presumption of conformity with applicable directives. We provide the information below as guidance and reference in the proper selection of applicable test methods.
If you're looking for information specific to testing for compliance with a given directive, for a particular product type, or for a known specification, in pursuit of CE marking, please visit our Product Testing section.
Background on EU directives in general
see the "Blue Guide"
European Commission reference documents "single market for goods".
Publication of titles and references of harmonized standards
These documents contain lists of harmonized standards, as well as guidance documents publishedin the Official Journal of the European Union or by the European Commission. Please note, documents are not maintained by Compatible Electronics but rather are provided here for your convenience. The original documents can be found at http://europa.eu.int/
EMC Directive - 2004/108/EC (From
July 20, 2007)
Note, EMC Directive - 89/336/EEC repealed July 20, 2007 (DOW July 20, 2009)
Guide for the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC - (pdf 340KB)
EMC Quick Guide April 2009 - (pdf 54KB)
R&TTE Directive (Radio and Telecommunication Equipment) - 1999/5/EC
Guide to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC - (pdf 606KB)
Harmonised frequency bands, technical parameters for SRD - 07/01/10 (793KB)
List of ETSI 301 489 EMC standards - (pdf 22KB)
Low Voltage Directive - 73/23/EEC * 2006/95/EC
(*) Directive 73/23/EC has been codified, requiring a new number. Note, that the text itself is identical.
Guidelines on the application of the Low Voltage Directive - Aug. 2007 (439KB)
Examples of product within and outside the scope of LVD - 4/17/2007 (88.2KB)
Medical Devices - 93/42/EEC
Other EU documents of interest
Single reference point for uniform EU radio spectrum information (Press Release)
ERO Frequency Information System - Link to the ERO web page
Weee and RoHS Directive faq - 5/2005 (pdf 1.8MB)
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