Information for producers and importers
General information about assessing conformity
Conformity must be assessed for all radio equipment which is to be placed on the market and operated in the Czech Republic. The procedure of assessing conformity in the Czech Republic is currently identical to the procedure in all EU Member States.
Authorisation (also incorrectly called "homologation") was carried out in the Czech Republic until 31 March 2003. Since 1 May 2001, however, it has gradually been replaced by a conformity assessment regime under Government Order No. 426/2000 Coll., laying down technical requirements for radio and telecommunications terminal equipment, as amended. As of 1 May 2004, this regime became fully compliant with Directive 1999/5/EC on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity (also known as the R&TTE Directive). Responsibility for a product on the Czech market has thus ceased to be the sole responsibility of Czech manufacturers and importers but can be assumed by any entity located in the EU.
Another major change occurs in the period 2016-2017, when Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC, also referred to as the RED Directive, enters into force; in the Czech Republic, this Directive is implemented by Government Order No. 426/2016 Coll., on the conformity assessment of radio equipment when making available on the market. The new Directive is valid since 13 June 2016; until 12 June 2017 there was still a transitional period when it was possible to make available on the market of equipment under the previous R&TTE Directive.
Directive 2014/53/EU, resp. Government Order No. 426/2016 Coll., lays down essential requirements for radio equipment concerning the efficient utilisation of radio spectrum, electromagnetic compatibility and safety. Therefore, Government Orders No. 117/2016 and 118/2016 Coll. (Directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/35/EU) shall not apply in the conformity assessment.
Other essential requirements (cybersecurity of internet-connected radio equipment; uniform chargers for mobile phones) are expected to come into effect in 2024.
Guide to the RED Directive was published on 19 May 2017 here.
The ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules 2022 here.