SGS Germany GmbH – Certification Body

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The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council regulates the electromagnetic compatibility of equipment. ‚Equipment’ hereby means any apparatus or fixed installation, liable to generate electromagnetic disturbance, or the performance of which is liable to be affected by such disturbance (with the exception of the equipment defined in Article 1 (2) of the directive).

The “old” EMC Directive 89/336/EEC of 3 May 1989 was repealed as from 20 July 2007 by the new Directive 2004/108/EC. The transition period for two years ended on 19 July 2009. Products may no longer be placed on the market under the EMC directive 89/336/EEC!

The full text of the EMC Directive is available at:

The implementation of the EMC in German law can be found in “Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Betriebsmitteln (EMVG)“.

Article 5 respectively Annex I of the Directive defines the essential requirements. Basically these are the following:
...Equipment shall be so designed and manufactured, having regard to the state of the art, as to ensure that:

  • the electromagnetic disturbance generated does not exceed the level above which radio and telecommunications equipment or other equipment cannot operate as intended
  • it has a level of immunity to the electromagnetic disturbance to be expected in its intended use which allows it to operate without unacceptable degradation of its intended use.

The manufacturer (or his authorized representative) must demonstrate the conformity with the essential requirements. The easiest way to do so is by applying the EMC Harmonized Standards:

The manufacturer can choose under different conformity assessment procedures. The procedure described in Annex III of the Directive requires a notified body to be involved.

The SGS Certification Body Munich is recognized by the Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) as
Notified Body under EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

Our services

  • Information about the content and the application of the EMC Directive
  • Conformity assessment according to Annex III regarding the aspects defined by you
  • Support in creating the technical documentation and correct product labeling
  • Conformity Assessment of Product Families
In the Download Area you will find a description of the conformity assessment processes according Annex III of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC of the SGS Certification Body Munich. There you will also find the application form for a Notified Body assessment by us.

Armin Hudetz
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