FAQs about Directive 2014/53/EU on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC have been made available.


Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RE-D) was adopted in 2014. The Member States had to transpose it into their national law before 13 June 2016. It revises Directive on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment 1999/5/EC and sets down requirements on safety, health protection and electromagnetic compatibility. It also ensures the efficient use of radio spectrum and provides the basis for further regulation governing some additional aspects (e.g. access to emergency services, interoperability, safeguards to ensure the protection of privacy and personal data). The Directive applies to radio equipment, such as domestic television and radio sets, mobile phones and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS or other satellite transceivers. The aim is to provide an open market for telecoms products and allow equipment, which has been approved for use in one EEA country to be made available in any other.

The FAQs made available are about the objective of the RE-D, the equipment that falls within the scope of RE-D, the starting day for the application of the new RE-D and much more.