Radio equipment

Radio equipment can only be placed on the market (marketed) if it has been designed and manufactured in compliance with the essential requirements.

These essential requirements are laid down in the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications, in particular Chapter IV, and the Royal Decree of 25 March 2016 on the making available on the market of radio equipment. They represent the transposition into Belgian law of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (RED).

These requirements are related to:

  • an effective and efficient use of radio spectrum to avoid harmful interference;
  • electromagnetic compatibility;
  • health;
  • the safety of persons and of domestic animals;
  • the protection of property; 
  • certain administrative provisions.

To that end, manufacturers carry out or have carried out the conformity assessment procedures. When, at the conclusion of these procedures, radio devices are shown to be compliant with the essential requirements, the manufacturers draw up an EU declaration of conformity and affix the CE marking.