Austria: EU Parliament passes Radio Equipment Directive including harmonisation of electronic devices chargers to USB-C

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EU Parliament passes Radio Equipment Directive including harmonisation of electronic devices chargers to USB-C

On 4 October 2022, the European Parliament passed the Radio Equipment Directive harmonising chargers for most electronic devices to the USB-C standard. Specifically, USB-C is to become the required port for smartphones, tablets, headphones, speakers, and game consoles, among others. Furthermore, the producers of chargers are bound to install the same fast charging technology across devices. Finally, chargers are to be sold separately from electronic devices. The measure is planned to come into effect in autumn 2024 after it is formally approved by Council and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Algorithm design and technical standards
Regulated Economic Activity
technological consumer goods
Implementation Level
supranational
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2021-09-23
under deliberation

On 23 September 2021, the European Commission (EC) proposed a revision of the Radio Equipment Direc…

2022-06-07
under deliberation

On 7 June 2022, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a provisional agreement on…

2022-10-04
under deliberation

On 4 October 2022, the European Parliament passed the Radio Equipment Directive harmonising charger…