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Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE)

Commission decisions

This page provides information on the European Commission's decisions on the application of Directive 1999/5/EC.

Commission Decision of 29 August 2005 pdf - 32 KB [32 KB] concerning essential requirements as referred to in Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ensuring access of Cospas-Sarsat locator beacons to emergency services.

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Please note that this Decision lays down additional requirements to be met by Cospas-Sarsat beacons. It does not oblige Member States to allow their use on national territory nor does it oblige Member States to react to distress calls from Cospas-Sarsat beacons. Manufacturers should clarify in the documentation with their product any restrictions of use and are advised to inform users, in which Member States emergency services will react to distress calls.

Commission Decision of 25 January 2005 pdf - 37 KB [37 KB] on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council to radio equipment intended to participate in the Automatic Identification System (AIS).

See OJEU [34 KB]

Please note that this Decision replaces the Commission Decision of 25 March 2003 pdf - 81 KB [81 KB] and comes into force as from 26 July 2005

Commission Decision 2013/638/EU pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) - Commission Decision of 12 August 2013 on essential requirements relating to marine radio communication equipment which is intended to be used on non-SOLAS vessels and to participate in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) (notified under document C(2013) 5185) .

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Commission Decision of 21 February 2001 pdf - 92 KB [92 KB] on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC to avalanche beacons.

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Commission Decision of 22 September 2000 pdf - 94 KB [94 KB] on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC to radio equipment covered by the regional arrangements concerning the radiotelephone service on inland waterways.

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Commission Decision of 26 May 2000 pdf - 96 KB [96 KB] concerning the request by France to maintain pursuant to Article 18(3) of Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (the 'R&TTE Directive') a requirement for telecommunications terminal equipment intended for connection to the analogue public switched telephone network of France Telecom.

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Commission Decision of 6 April 2000 pdf - 103 KB [103 KB] establishing the initial classification of Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and associated identifiers.

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