Radio equipment means an electrical or electronic product, which intentionally emits and/or receives radio waves for the purpose of radio communication and/or radiodetermination, or an electrical or electronic product which must be completed with an accessory, such as antenna, to intentionally emit and/or receive radio waves for the purpose of radio communication and/or radiodetermination.
When placing their radio equipment on the EU market, manufacturers or authorised representatives shall ensure that it complies with requirements of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Directive 2014/53/EU (thereafter – RED) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum.
In the territory of the Republic of Lithuania persons or economic operators, in order to supply, distribute or use radio equipment, must follow the Technical Regulations of Radio Equipment approved by RRT, which implements the RED into the national law. The Technical Regulations of Radio Equipment lay down the obligations of economic operators (manufacturers, authorised representatives, importers, distributors).
Delegated and implementing acts under the RED specifies the categories of radio equipment for which essential requirements of Article 3 (3) are applicable:
- Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/30 of 29 October 2021 supplementing Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the application of the essential requirements referred to in Article 3(3), points (d), (e) and (f), of that Directive
- Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/320 of 12 December 2018 with regard to the application of the essential requirements referred to in Article 3(3)(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU in order to ensure caller location in emergency communications from mobile devices.
- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1354 specifies how to present the information provided for in Article 10(10) of Directive 2014/53/EU.
Commission decisions adopted according to the R&TTED remain applicable under the RED as far as they are not incompatible with the RED:
- 2000/637/EC: Commission Decision of 22 September 2000 on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC to radio equipment covered by the regional arrangement concerning the radiotelephone service on inland waterways.
- 2001/148/EC: Commission Decision of 21 February 2001 on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC to avalanche beacons.
- 2013/638/EC: 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).
- 2005/53/EC: Commission Decision of 25 January 2005 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).
- 2005/631/EC: Commission Decision of 29 August 2005 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.
Updated on 2022-05-02