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Implementation of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

Manufacturers attest to the conformity of their equipment to the provisions of the Directive by establishing an EC declaration of conformity and affixing the CE Mark. The used of a Notified Body for assessing conformity is purely optional. The equipment can then be placed on the European market without further regulatory constraints in respect of the aspects covered by the Directive.

It applies to the European Economic Area (EEA) and the territory of a number of candidate countries under a pre-accession agreement called a "PECA"; see also international development of European policy. In addition, via the mechanism of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), conformity assessment bodies under this Directive have been designated in a number of other trading blocks

A Guide pdf - 353 KB [353 KB] is available to assist with the common application of the Directive 2004/108/EC which, whilst having no weight in law, deals with a number of practical issues.

Issues with respect to implementation are regularly considered in a Working Party in which Member States, candidates, industry, conformity assessment bodies are all represented. See also EMC contact points.

Further information on electromagnetic compatibility of electrical and electronic apparatus.

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