Statutory guidance

Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2016

Guidance for businesses.



This guidance will assist your understanding of the regulations and includes obligations for manufacturers, their authorised representatives, importers and distributors.

The Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2006 were revoked on 8 December 2016 but continue to apply to relevant products placed on the market or put into service prior to this date.

Published 30 August 2017
Last updated 7 November 2023 + show all updates
  1. Minor changes to the NI guide to reflect the Government’s announcement on 1 August to extend recognition indefinitely of CE marking in certain product sectors for placing goods on the GB market.

  2. Guides updated with minor amendments and references to the Windsor Framework.

  3. Guide footnotes updated to reference the Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2022.

  4. GB guide updated to reflect the further extension of the transition period for UKCA marking.

  5. GB guide updated to take account of the Government’s announcement on 20 June of changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply the new UKCA marking.

  6. Guides amended to clarify what actions businesses must take if non-compliance with the regulations is found.

  7. GB and NI guides converted to HTML format for accessibility reasons.

  8. Guides updated to clarify product labelling requirements, reflect the extension of the transition period for UKCA marking, and refer to EU Market Surveillance Regulation 2019/1020, now in force in Northern Ireland.

  9. Updated to reflect amendments to the regulations at the end of the transition period.

  10. Link added to guidance on how these regulations will change after Brexit.

  11. First published.