Consultation outcome

Radio Equipment Directive: proposal

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses. The government shares a number of concerns that were expressed in the responses received.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Consults on a European Commission proposal to harmonise EU laws on the sale of radio equipment.


Consultation description

This consultation seeks stakeholder views on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the Harmonisation of the Laws of the Member States Relating to the Making Available on the Market of Radio Equipment. Following government guidelines we need to consult with stakeholders that have an interest in radio (and telecommunications terminal) equipment where the proposal might have a negative impact on the industry. The sector covers a wide range of electronics and radio equipment including mobile phones, mobile network transmitters, and laptop computers.

The proposal and related documents are available from the European Commission website: Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment (R&TTE) Directive Review.

The government broadly supports revising the Directive as it includes a number of improvements and helps to simplify and clarify the scope of the Directive. Removing the notification process and reducing marking requirements should result in cost reductions to business. However, there are a number of areas where the government has identified potential difficulties with the Proposal, which are set out in the consultation document.

We are seeking your views on:

  • whether you have any concerns over the Proposal
  • what could be done to address these concerns
  • what could be done to improve the Proposal