About this initiative


The Radio Equipment Directive establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for:

  • health and safety
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • efficient use of the radio spectrum.

This initiative specifies the categories of radio equipment covered by additional essential requirements relating to reconfigurable radio systems.




Single market
Type of act
Delegated regulation
Expert group


Feedback: open

Inception impact assessment
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Feedback period
28 January 2019 - 04 March 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

The Commission would like to hear your views.

Roadmaps are open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules.

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Feedback (25)

  • Multi-Company-Response (Germany)
    22 February 2019 Company/business organisation
    Multi-Company-Response (Germany)

    Source: ROHDE & SCHWARZ VEGA Grieshaber KG 2pi-LABS GmbH European GPR Association Continental Automotive GmbH DecaWave Ltd Honeywell Enraf BV Marquardt GmbH KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH EMERSON Process Mgt Limited Novelda AS 3d-Radar AS Geoscanners AB Geophysical Survey Systems Inc HILTI AG IDS Georadar srl Impulse Radar International Groundradar Consulting Inc Mala Geoscience PipeHawk plc Proceq SA Roadscanners Oy Sensors & Software Inc...

  • John Morris (United Kingdom)
    19 February 2019 EU citizen
    John Morris (United Kingdom)

    Attempts to secure commercial equipment are always laudible. However, I have several concerns about the underlying reasoning: * Despite the very strong financial and regulatory incentives to make modems/routers secure, bugs, backdoors, outdated code and mistakes are common. As things currently stand, I usually replace the firmware with OpenWrt and fix them myself: I know how to test a network until it is secure. Without that capability...

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    10 February 2019 EU citizen
    Anonymous (Italy)

    Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to kindly comment on the planned restrictions on radio equipment and find this somehow worrisome and really worry some. As a ham radio operator I find those restrictions somehow worrisome, because they put a legal restriction on tinkering with our own devices that is in my humble opinion neither justified or understandable. We are operating different kind of hardware and like to tinker with it without having to...

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Planned for
Fourth quarter 2019

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