The European Union EMC Directive 2004/108/EU has been revised to the new Directive 2014/30/EU. After April 2016, the new directive will be required for all applicable electrical products being sold in the European Union.
Requirements listed in Annex I of the directive remain the same. But 4 key changes have been made:
- The directive now applies to distributers and importers, not just manufacturers
- Additional information is required in the technical file
- DoCs now need to be multilingual
- Notified Body requirements have been updated
In order to maintain EMC compliance, a few steps can be taken. First, be sure that all harmonized standards listed on the reports are current. Review your technical file and ensure that all operators’ information and technical instructions comply with Article 18. Your updated DoC should reference 2014/30/EU and clearly identify the product you wish to sell.
Also, read about the new Radio Equipment Directive for CE marking radio equipment.