Radio Equipment Directive (RED): Guide for EU Importers

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The Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) covers WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, LTE, 5G, GPS devices. As such, it’s applicable to everything from wearables and tablets to smart home devices and wireless headsets. In this guide, we explain what importers and manufacturers must know about RED – including standards, CE marking, documentation, testing, and more.

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Machinery Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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Treadmills

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The Machinery Directive applies to machines manufactured or imported to the European Union. More specifically, it defines machinery as assemblies of movable parts. As such, it applies to everything from treadmills to dishwashers.

Keep reading, and learn what European importers must know about safety standards, CE marking, documentation, and lab testing requirements related to the Machinery Directive.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive: Guide for EU Importers

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The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive covers all electronic products that may cause electromagnetic interference. In other words, devices that may interfere with other electronics.

In this guide, we cover what EU importers and manufacturers must know about EN standards, exemptions, CE marking, documentation, lab testing, risks, and more.

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Azo Dye Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Azo dyes are used in the textile industry, and to manufacture leather goods, accessories, food contact materials, and other products. Some azo dyes are classified as carcinogens, which is why azo dyes are restricted in the EU.

Keep reading, and learn what importers and manufacturers must know about azo dyes restrictions, and lab testing requirements in the European Union.

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Ecodesign Directive Guide for EU Importers

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Ecodesign Directive

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The Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Regulation lay down the requirements for ecodesign, energy consumption, technical documentation, and energy labeling for electronics in the EU. These regulations mainly cover home appliances, but also computers, power supplies, and LED lighting products.

In this guide, we explain what EU importers and manufacturers must know about standards, CE marking, energy labeling, documentation, lab testing, and more.

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Formaldehyde Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Pressed-wood products

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Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound that is used to manufacture wooden products, clothing textiles, and more. High levels of formaldehyde can also cause irritation – and more severe deceases.

As such, formaldehyde is strictly regulated in the European Union. Keep reading, and learn what EU importers and manufacturers must know about formaldehyde restrictions, and lab testing requirements.

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Heavy Metals Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Heavy metals can be found in everything from jewelry and watch cases to electronic components and toy paints. While lead, cadmium, mercury, and other heavy metals serve a purpose – these substances are also strictly regulated in the European Union.

Keep reading, and learn what you must know about EU heavy metals regulations, including REACH, RoHS, and much more.

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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If you are planning to import to the EU plastic food contact materials, toys, or other products that might contain Bisphenol A, then you might benefit by reading this article.

The use of Bisphenol A has been restricted or banned in certain kinds of products due to its toxicity to the human body.

In this article, we briefly introduce several regulations enforced in the EU, as well as national legislation, concerning the use of Bisphenol-A. Continue reading Bisphenol A (BPA) Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

Candle Safety Standards & Regulations in the European Union: An Overview

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Importing and manufacturing candles in the European Union requires that you understand the various safety standards, labeling, and documentation requirements. Keep reading, and learn more about the relevant EN standards, General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), lab testing, REACH, and more.

Mentioned Products

  • Wax candles
  • Indoor candles
  • Floating candles
  • Freestanding candles
  • Tea light candles

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation: Guide For EU Importers

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The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation establishes safety standards and requirements to ensure the safety of users wearing protective equipment, either at their workplace or in another situation that might require its use. The scope of the PPE Regulation covers a wide range of products, including sunglasses, work gloves, and protective masks.

In this article, we explain the basic requirements of the PPE regulation, including product classification, standards, documentation, labeling, and lab testing. Continue reading Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulation: Guide For EU Importers