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April 2018

TCB Council meeting 10th to 12th April 2018


The REDCA technical Secretariat attended the TCB Council meeting 10th to 12th April 2018.  A copy of his presentation to the TCBC meeting can be found here.


A closed meeting after the presentation for MRA Notified Bodies and USA Accreditation Bodies, co-ordinated by Ramona Saar (NIST), allowed the MRA NBs to ask the REDCA Technical Secretariat further questions. 



March 2018



As of today, 22nd March, the REDCA is a member of ETSI.


More details are being circulated to the REDCA members via CIRCABC and the email reflector.



March 2018



The most recent RED OJEU list of Harmonised standards has been published on  9th March 2018.


This new list contains 3 new standards.




February 2018



On 07 February 2018 the EU Commission held an informal meeting on concerns related to RED article 3.3. The Technical Secretariat of REDCA participated on behalf of REDCA.

This meeting provided insight regarding the current concerns on data privacy.

The REDCA Technical Secretariat’s meeting notes are available for REDCA members in the Library on CIRCABC Section REDCA (go to the Documents 2018 folder).



March 2018

10th MIC MRA Workshop Japan March 2018


The main aim of this MIC MRA Workshop was to give an overview of the Regulations and Certification Systems of Japan, EU and US and IoT technologies. Over the 2 days about 270 people attended the Workshop.

On Day 1 Presentations were given covering:

1. The Latest Information of the FCC Technical Requirement
Presenter: William Graff, Chair TCB Council USA

2. Accreditations and Designations of U.S. RCBs
Presenter: Ramona SAAR (Program Manager, National Institute Standard Technology)

3. The Latest Information of the RE Directive, EU
Presenter Jan COENRAADS (former Secretary REDCA)


4. Market Surveillance for Radio Equipment on the EU Market

Presenter: Lucio Cocciantelli (OFCOM, Switzerland)

5. Current Status and Issues of the Japanese ICT Policy
Presenter: Koichi KATAGIRI (Director of Certification Promotion Office, MIC)

6. The Latest Information of Regulations and Certification Systems of Radio Equipment in Japan
Presenter: Toru FUKATSU (Deputy Director, Certification Promotion Office, MIC)

7. The Latest Information of Regulations and Certification Systems of Telecommunication Equipment in Japan.   Presenter: Seiji MARUYAMA (Deputy Director, Radio Environment Division, MIC)



On Day 2 of the MRA Workshop Technical presentations were given on:

• Future & Present Internet of Things (IoT) and Compliance Marking

And finally a closed session was held for the Japan, EU and U.S. Registered Certification Bodies

A file with all presentations is available for REDCA members in the document section - Click


December 2017



TCAM Working meeting held in Brussels


On December 1, 2017 the 12th TCAM Working Group took place in Brussels.

On behalf of REDCA the Chairman of REDCA attended the TCAM WG meeting.

All relevant background material and the REDCA Chairman’s meeting report of this important meeting will be available in due course, for the REDCA members in the CIRCABC Database Section REDCA
(go to Documents 2017 folder).

Members should note that the documents are input documents, and hence the output may change, however this will be clear from the Chairman’s Report

The meeting covered many interesting and important items related to practical problems in the use of the RED. Examples of items discussed, amongst others :


  • Draft Updated RED Guide text (new)

  • Measurement uncertainty

  • Risk assessment

  • Assessment of Radio Modules

  • New (draft) list of Class 1 Subclasses

  • Market Surveillance Campaigns

  • Report of the WG on Software Defined Radio

  • Information of ETSI and CENELEC on standards development.

  • Proposal for improved digital Safety/Security/Privacy requirements.

  • Future publication of standards in the OJEU.

  • Errors in HS



November 2017

REDCA Bi Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal

November 8 & 9, 2017


The 35th REDCA meeting took place in Porto on 8 & 9 November 2017 in conjunction with the EUANB meeting at the same location. 



The REDCA meeting was attended by around 100 members and observers, including members from outside of Europe such as: USA, Canada, Japan, China, Korea, etc. We also welcomed officials from the EU Commission, ECC, ETSI, NIST/USA and MIC Japan who all provided valuable information to the meeting.

The meeting approved and welcomed the 24 new members to the Association since the spring meeting of 2017.

Some of the main items discussed were:
• Technical questions asked within the REDCA membership in the last 6 months

• A report on TCAM meeting and activities

• An update on the situation of OJEU published standards
• The current situation on guidance and standards for combined equipment
• The RED Guide
• Risk assessment and technical documentation
• The situation on the implementation act on Article 10(10)
• The EU
Commission proposal on several product issues

• RED (draft) New TGN such as on:
       Radio products in vehicles

       9 kHz products

       Radio Determination Equipment operating in ISM bands

       Assessment of multiple transmitters and receivers in one Radio Equipment


Several presentations were given that support the work of the REDCA member’s.
. Overview of EU legislative action by the EU Commission

. Presentation of ETSI on the latest RED standards development.
. Report from ECC Representative, highlighting the current activities of ECC and providing a demonstration of

  the EFIS and the very useful information it contains.
. Feedback from the recent TCBC Workshop in the USA and update of FCC rules
. Update on the Canadian Regulation

. Update of the Japanese Regulation


The meeting welcomed the new REDCA committee members for 2018 and 2019, Pieter de Beer as the new REDCA Chairman and Nick Hooper as the new REDCA Technical Secretariat.

Jan Coenraads ends his activities for REDCA on the 31st of December 2017, having served the R&TTECA and REDCA for many years both as Chairman and recently as the Technical Secretariat.  In this meeting the REDCA members approved Jan to be the second Honorary Member of the Association.

The next meeting will be held in May 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark to be combined with a workshop on SAR and Risk Assessment issues.





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