Radio Equipment Directive

Radio Equipment Directive

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What is the Radio Equipment Directive?

The EU’s Radio Equipment Directive (RED) was introduced in 2016 to establish manufacturing standards for radio products relating to their health and safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and efficient use of the radio spectrum. Manufacturers and distributors of radio equipment who wish to sell to the EU’s 500 million consumers must prove their compliance by affixing a RED CE mark to their products.

Why is a RED CE mark important?

Radio equipment covers a growing array of products, from broadcast radios and television receivers to garage door openers and residential monitoring systems. To legally sell these products in the EU and European Economic Area (EEA), manufacturers and distributors must ensure their product displays a CE mark. Failure to do so may result in fines, products being banned and recall.

TÜV SÜD rapidly certifies your product against the Radio Equipment Directive

TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body authorised to evaluate products for compliance with the requirements of the EU’s Radio Equipment Directive and approve the use of the RED CE mark.

We are equipped to carry out a wide range of relevant tests in our state-of-the-art laboratories, which gives you a single-source solution for meeting RED requirements. Our technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, giving you confidence that your product is fully compliant.

We can test your products in our labs or on-site at your premises, ensuring you get your RED CE mark fast and can sell into the EU market as soon as possible.


In January 2022, the European Commission updated the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) to include additional legislations related to security 2022/30/EU.

The Commission adopted a Delegated Act of the Radio Equipment Directive activating Articles 3(3)(d), (e) and (f) for certain categories of radio equipment to increase the level of cybersecurity, personal data protection and privacy.

From 1st August 2025, all wireless devices placed on the EU market must comply with the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) cybersecurity requirements. 

Find out more about RED cybersecurity

TÜV SÜD services make it easy to get your RED CE mark

We have helped thousands of companies access the EU market fast through our efficient testing process:

  • Regulatory requirements – we interpret all relevant regulation as it applies to your product and advise you on the correct testing methods
  • CE marking – we apply a RED CE mark to your product and help you complete all necessary documentation
  • Testing – TÜV SÜD is an EU Notified Body for the Radio Equipment Directive and is recognised for radio and telecommunications testing under the IECEE’s CB scheme
  • Regulations – TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up to date on worldwide regulations and standards applicable to radio and telecommunications equipment, and participate in a number of key industry groups and trade organisations
  • Other requirements – we can offer support in complying with the requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive in conjunction with other regulations and standards applicable to radio equipment and devices


Cybersecurity requirements Radio Equipment Directive

5 key points about the new cybersecurity requirements for RED

RED specifies cybersecurity requirements for wireless devices, coming into force on August 1, 2025.

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