The procedure for assessing conformity in the Czech Republic became identical to the procedure in all EU Member States on 1.5.2004.
1. Telecommunications terminal equipment and radio sets (apart from radio and TV sets) are assessed according to Annex 2, 4 or 5 of Government Regulation No. 426/2000 Coll., laying down the technical requirements on radio terminal equipment and on telecommunications terminal equipment, as amended (hereinafter referred to as “GR No. 426") and Directive 1999/5/EC on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity (the R&TTE Directive, hereinafter referred to as “RTTE”).
2. Radio broadcasting equipment covered by harmonised Czech standards (ČSN ETSI EN, ČSN ETS, etc.) is assessed according to Annex 3, 4 or 4 of GR No. 426 (RTTE).
3. Radio broadcasting equipment not covered or only covered in part by harmonised Czech standards is assessed according to Annex 4 or 5 of GR No. 426 (RTTE).
A declaration of conformity may be issued by a manufacturer (irrespective of whether it has a registered office in the Czech Republic, in other EU countries or outside the EU) or by its authorised representative / importer to EU countries. A declaration of conformity may be issued based on the prescribed technical documentation laid down in GR No. 426 (description of equipment, schemes, drawings, test reports).
List of notified persons can be found on pages European Commission. CTU does not fulfill the tasks of authorised person from May 15, 2004.
Any telecommunication product on the Czech market has to be provided by:
(the number of the specific notified person is stated in each case instead of “9999”)
The type, batch and/or serial numbers and the name of the manufacturer or the person responsible for placing the apparatus on the market (on each apparatus).
Declaration of Conformity (a copy of the original document issued by the manufacturer); it is considered permissible to deal with a request for the user to have access to this Declaration, for example by placing this Declaration on the manufacturer’s website and stating the address of this website in the instructions for use.
Declaration of conformity in Czech language (as part of the user’s manual): “[name of Manufacturer] hereby represents that [type of product] conforms to the basic requirements and other relevant provisions of Government Regulation No. 426/2000 Sb. (and Directive 1999/5/EC)”.
The following European Commission decisions also relate to certain types of equipment:
Only equipment with the above-mentioned particulars (CE mark, assessment of conformity) may be placed on the market in the Czech Republic, which is the EU common market, as of 1.5.2004. A decision of approval (issued by 31.3.2003) or an assessment of conformity associated with the CCz mark (issued by 30.4.2004) is not sufficient to place equipment on the market. However, products with these particulars which were placed on the market before 1.4.2004 (invariably understood to be specific products and not types of products), can still be sold, put into operation (connected) and operated in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the relevant documents issued by 30.4.2004 and enclosed with the product (Decision of Approval, Declaration of Conformity), unless legal regulation provides otherwise.