Conformity assessment

Information on the Conformity Assessment Regime

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:

  1. Information in Czech language on the packaging and in the instructions for use (for radio equipment: information on use of the apparatus in the Member States; for telecommunications terminal equipment: information sufficient to identify interfaces of the public telecommunications networks to which the equipment is intended to be connected) on the intended use of the apparatus.
  2. Each product shall bear the EC conformity mark:
    1. telecommunications terminal equipment; radio sets (Annex 2 of GR No. 426 (RTTE); for radio broadcasting equipment intended for operation within the EU without restriction (covered by the general authorisations of individual countries), if Annex 2 or 3 of GR No. 426 (RTTE) is applied:
      CE
    2. for equipment intended for operation within the EU without restriction, if Annex 4 or 5 of GR No. 426 (RTTE) is applied:
      CE 9999
    3. for radio broadcasting equipment intended for operation within the EU with certain restrictions (individual licence or operating ban in at least one Member State), if Annex 3 of GR No. 426 (RTTE) is applied:

      CE !

    4. for radio broadcasting equipment intended for operation within the EU with certain restrictions (individual licence or operating ban in at least one Member State), if Annex 4 or 5 of GR No. 426 (RTTE) is applied:
      CE 9999 !

      (the number of the specific notified person is stated in each case instead of “9999”)

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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)”.

  6. Instructions for use in Czech language including the information mentioned above in par. 1.

Relationship to other decisions of the European Commission

 

The following European Commission decisions also relate to certain types of equipment:

  • 2005/631/ES: Commission Decision of 29 August 2005 concerning essential requirements as referred to in Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council ensuring access of Cospas-Sarsat locator beacons to emergency services.
  • 2005/53/ES: Commission Decision of 25 January 2005 on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council to radio equipment intended to participate in the Automatic Identification System (AIS).
  •  Regulation 552/2004: of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 on the interoperability of the European Air Traffic Management network (the interoperability Regulation).
  • 2004/71/ES: COMMISSION DECISION on essential requirements relating to marine radio communication equipment which is intended to be used on non-SOLAS vessels and to participate in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
  • 2001/148/ES: Commission Decision of 21 February 2001 on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC to avalanche beacons.
  •  2000/637/ES: Commission Decision of 22 September 2000 on the application of Article 3(3)(e) of Directive 1999/5/EC to radio equipment covered by the regional arrangement concerning the radiotelephone service on inland waterways.
  • 2000/299/ES: Commission Decision of 6 April 2000 establishing the initial classification of radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and associated identifiers. 

Equipment placed on the market before 1.5.2004

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.

Certain other sources of information on conformity assessment

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