The Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU) has been applicable since 13 June 2016.

It is in a transitional phase of one year and revises the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (1999/5/EC).

The new RED was adopted on 16 April 2014 and EU countries had to transpose it into their national law before 13 June 2016.

These Directives establish a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the free market.

During the transitional phase, manufacturers are allowed to place on the market radio equipment compliant with either the new RED rules or the old applicable R&TTE legislation.

The transitional period ends on 12 June 2017. The new RED guide and harmonised standards will be available by June 2017.