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Notified Body EMC & RED

Efficient market approval for the European market

CE marking is essential for a market launch in Europe. By affixing the CE marking, the manufacturer confirms that the product complies with all relevant European directives.

To obtain CE marking, products with radio technologies must meet the requirements defined by the European Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED). This directive defines the legal framework for all products with radio technologies. The main requirements defined are health and safety, electromagnetic compatibility and the efficient use of radio frequencies. Manufacturers and suppliers of these products on the EU market must prove compliance with the RED by providing a type examination based on a technical documentation (TD) or a declaration of conformity (DoC) and the CE marking.

The role of a Notified Body

When there is a deviation from harmonized standards or where these do not exist, a notified body can provide specific tests and help to define the corresponding test plans. In the case of non-harmonized (country-specific) frequency bands, it can provide support so that manufacturers can place their products on the market.

A Notified Body can deal with necessary approvals for the states of the European Economic Area (EEA) according to the RED and finally assess the type examination of a manufacturer and issue a type examination certificate.

Map of Europe where marketing approvals have to be performed by a recognized FCB.

Our services

As a Notified Body for EMC and RED for various EU directives, we can support you in the CE marking process and help you to gain access to the European market. Although a self-declaration procedure is allowed, some products require independent testing or certification by the Notified Body. If you are not familiar with the procedure or if there are deviations from harmonized standards or if these do not exist, it is recommended to involve a Notified Body.

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