It is the manufacturer’s responsibility to see
that any product sold in Europe bears the CE
marking. This guarantees that the relevant
European standards have been met.
LV – Low Voltage
European Directive 2014/35/EU of 20 April 2014.
EMC – Electromagnetic Compatibility
European Directive 2014/30/EU of 26 February 2014.
ErP – EcoDesign requirements for energy-using products
European directive 2012/27/EU: applicable, with regard to CE marking, to energy-using products at all stages
of their life cycle, from design and manufacture to the end of their useful life.
This directive encourages manufacturers/importers to offer products that are designed to reduce their overall
impact on the environment, including resources consumed during their manufacture, transport and disposal.
WEEE – Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste
European directive 2012/19/EU amended by directive 2018/849 pertains to waste from electrical and
electronic equipment. It includes the scope, product design, collecting, processing and their related financing,
drawing up the necessary reports and penalties incurred.
RoHS2 – Restriction on the use of hazardous substances
The purpose of European directive 2011/65/EU is to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment. It concerns restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances and
includes, inter alia, the scope of application, prevention and the penalties incurred.
REACH – Registration, Evaluation and
Authorization of Chemicals
EC regulation No. 1907/2006 of 18 December 2006 concerns the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation
of Chemicals, as well as restrictions on these substances (REACH).
The regulation aims to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment.
RED – Placing on the market of radio equipment
Directive 2014/53/UE (RED) is a revision of the current directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE),
and concerns Radio equipment.