The EMC Directive is 2014/30 / EU and it will come into effect on April 18, 2014. The old EMC directive 2004/108 / EC will be repealed on April 20, 2016.
The products covered by the new directive include new products for the EU market, as well as products supplied in different forms, including products for remote sales. However, it is not suitable for purpose-built evaluation kits that can be used solely for research and development facilities. Before this directive (2014/30 / EU) completely replaces the old directive (2004/108 / EC), distributors must make reasonable transitional arrangements to place the order products (that is, the inventory equipment provided to the distribution chain) on market.
The new directive clearly states the obligations and responsibilities of various operators, namely the respective representatives of manufacturers, authorized representatives, distributors, importers and their related products, in the supply and sales chain.
The new directive sets out detailed requirements for the Conformity Assessment Bodies notice. It details all requirements and obligations of the notified body. It also details all requirements, obligations, applications, changes, operations, appeals, and coordination of Notified Bodies.
The new directive specifically mentions that, for certain basic requirements, manufacturers can choose to adopt internal production control methods to reduce the application for conformity assessment procedures. For other basic requirements, type conformity assessment can be performed based on internal production control methods and in accordance with EU type inspection procedures.
The new directive also adds new requirements to technical documents:
-Design concepts and manufacturing images, as well as component schemes, sub-assemblies, principles, etc .;
-Necessary descriptions and instructions to understand those images and scenarios, and to understand the operation of the device
The manufacturer shall affix the CE mark to each individual piece of equipment to meet the appropriate requirements of this directive. The manufacturer should also develop a written EU compliance statement for the equipment model. When the device has been placed on the market, this statement should be kept with the technical documentation. Until 10 years later, it can be disposed of through national institutions. Official forms of non-compliance are also listed in the new directive. The new directive states that any Member State should require the relevant economic operator to correct the non-compliance, or the relevant Member State should take all appropriate measures to restrict or prohibit equipment already available on the market, or to ensure that its equipment is recalled or withdrawn in the market go.
Each Member State should establish relevant penalties that are suitable for use by operators who violate national laws. Member States shall take all necessary measures to ensure that the rules of punishment are enforced. These penalties may include criminal penalties for serious violations.