Electrotechnology General


CLC/BTWG 143-1 - LVD standardization in the EU regulatory framework


CLC/BTWG 143-1 addresses horizontal issues in relation to standardization surrounding LVD Directive 2014/35/EU and its possible review. The BTWG offers a platform to prepare and/or mirror the LVD working party and LVD ADCO and coordinates matters related to the LVD work programme and sectoral agreements re. assessments and acceptance for citation in the OJEU.


CLC/BTWG 154-1 - EMC standardization in the EU regulatory framework


CLC/BTWG 154-1 addresses horizontal issues in relation to standardization surrounding EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and offers a platform to prepare and/or mirror the activities of the EMC Working Party.


CEN-CLC/BTWG 10: RED standardization impact


BTWG 10 mirrors the evolution around the Radio Equipment Directive (RED, 2014/53/EU) in the various EC committees and assesses the impact on CEN and CENELEC standardization, eventually proposing solutions for identified problems.

This includes interaction with other directives/regulations (mainly EMCD/LVD, but also other), ensure coordination with EC, especially on the OJEU listings, coordinate with ETSI and dealing with potential overlaps in work.

BTWG 10 does not undertake any standardization work, however provides guidance on addressing specific aspects of the RED.


The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) (2014/35/EU) ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens, and benefits fully from the single market.


The Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) (2014/30/EU) ensures that electrical and electronic equipment does not generate, or is not affected by, electromagnetic disturbance. 


The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (2014/53/EU) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. It ensures a single market for radio equipment by setting essential requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility, and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. It also provides the basis for further regulation governing some additional aspects. These include technical features for the protection of privacy, personal data and against fraud. Furthermore, additional aspects cover interoperability, access to emergency services, and compliance regarding the combination of radio equipment and software.

Harmonized standards

The latest lists of Harmonized Standards published in the Official Journal are available from the dedicated EC’s webpage.

Standardization Requests or mandates database

The list of standardization requests and mandates adopted by the European Commission are available from the dedicated EC's webpage.


EC website: Single Market and Standards - Harmonized Standards



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