CENELEC Guide 24
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standardization for Product Committees concerned with apparatus
The Council of the European Communities has adopted the Directive 2004/108/EC (the EMC Directive) concerning Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC).
The Directive concerns both immunity and emission over the whole frequency range.
The European Commission has given CEN, CENELEC and ETSI the task of preparing and harmonising the necessary standards for the implementation of this directive. These standards are necessary to enable the presumption of conformity with the protection requirements of the EMC Directive set out in Annex I, Article 1 and are designed to satisfy those protection requirements. Conformance to the appropriate standards will facilitate the free movement of apparatus placed on the market within the European Economic Area (EEA).
Generic EMC standards (or product standards i.e. product-family, or dedicated product standards where appropriate) define the emission and immunity test requirements presumed to satisfy the protection requirements of the EMC Directive.
It is recommended that this CENELEC Guide be read in conjunction with IEC Guide 107:2009 ”Electromagnetic compatibility - Guide to the drafting of electromagnetic compatibility publications”.