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A manufacturer's declaration that demonstrates compliance with applicable EU directives for EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive) requirements specific to selling your products in the European Union.
For most products sold in the European market, the CE Marking and a declaration of conformity is mandatory to demonstrate your product meets the essential health and safety requirements of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
TÜV SÜD America is a European Union Competent Body for the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directivel [ PDF 801 kB ] TÜV SÜD experts, with a commitment to excellence and unparalleled service, will help verify that your product meets the essential requirements of the directive, allowing you to apply the CE Marking to your products with confidence.
Before the CE marking may be affixed to a product, the essential requirements of the applicable European Directive must be met. The conformity of the product must be proved by following a testing and/or certification procedure.
In addition to outlining technical requirements, the directives detail the process by which your equipment's conformance must be verified and documented. Each of the directives allows for some level of involvement of a Competent Body or Notified Body in the conformity assessment procedure, how much involvement is dependent upon equipment type. These bodies are organizations officially recognized in the European Union as having the expertise, experience and quality systems to competently assess the technical requirements. TÜV SÜD is a Competent Body for the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive.
History of CE Marking
When the European Union was founded, one of the stated goals was to create a single European market by removing trade barriers that existed among the EU Member States. This has been achieved through the introduction of many European Directives into law, and particularly a group of directives known as the "New Approach" directives. These directives share, in part, the requirement of CE Marking a product that is to be sold in the European marketplace.
There are many different directives that call for CE Marking, which stands for Conformité Européenne (French for European conformity). Your product may fall under the scope of one or several directives. Overall, the single CE Marking on a product indicates that your product conforms to any and all applicable directives.
The EMC TÜV SÜD Mark
Demonstrates that your product has not only been tested to meet applicable standards, but has been evaluated by one of the most recognized names in product safety.
TÜV SÜD offers manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate compliance to EMC requirements with the EMC TÜV SÜD Mark. The EMC TÜV SÜD Mark is a modular certification mark that allows manufacturers to proudly display their certification achievements on one certification mark. The EMC TÜV SÜD Mark not only demonstrates that a product meets the essential requirements of the EMC Directive, but also has been tested, evaluated and certified by one of the most recognized names in product safety. Globally recognized, the TÜV SÜD Mark can provide products a distinct marketing advantage over the competition.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Approval
Manufacturers and suppliers of radio and telecom equipment wishing to gain access to the US market must obtain the necessary grant (approval) from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
TÜV SÜD is a Telecommunications Certification Body (TCB) appointed under the EU-USA Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) to issue grants for a wide range of equipment within the following categories:
Unlicensed Radio Equipment
Licensed Radio Service Equipment
Radio Equipment (intentional and unintentional radiators)