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Nutwood UK Limited, publishers and owners of this site and Founders of The EMC Journal, EMCUK, EMCIA, EMC Academy and various Directories ceased publishing the Journal at Issue 109 (November/December 2013).  Issue 110 to Current Issue have been published by EMC Goggles.    Please email John Davis if you require further information.

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Latest Issue October 2014 Out Now

This latest issue (114) contains:

  • EMCUK 2014 Show Guide 
  • Using close-field probes to reduce design risks early in a project - Part 2 
  • Know Your Standards 
  • John Woodgate's Column
  • Plus the usual News, Product Gallery and Banana Skins.

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CE Marking
How a product complies with EU safety, health and environmental requirements, and how to place a CE marking on your product.

Identify whether an independent conformity assessment is require from a Notified Body.

Each directive covering your product specifies whether an authorised third party (Notified Body) must be involved in the conformity assessment procedure necessary for CE marking.  This is not obligatory for all products, so it is important to check whether the involvement of a Notified Body is indeed required.  These Bodies are authorised by national authorities and officially 'notified' to the European Commission and listed in the NANDO (New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations) database.  Go to https://www.gov.uk/ce-marking to find out more.

(posted March 2013)

LED Lighting Products (posted Dec 2012)

A Report has been issued by The EMC Administrative Co-operation Working Group, on the 4th Joint Cross-Border EMC Market Surveillance Campaign (2011) reference LED Lighting Products. To view the report Click Here.



Know Your Standards Portfolio

Know Your Standards by John Woodgate is a regular feature in The EMC Journal.  These can now be downloaded in pdf format, just Click Here.
(Updated January 2013)

 Looking for an EMC Company or EMC Product?
(posted March 2013)

Updated for 2013 so check out our Directory. Click here.



List of Harmonised Standards - EMC

New list of harmonised standards for the EMC Directive have just been published (February 2011) in the O.J.   Click here to view and download (pdf). 

List of LVD Harmonised Standards

New list of harmonised standards for LVD have just been published (March 2011) in the O.J.   Click here to view and download (pdf). 

Laplace Instruments

The full range of Laplace literature is available to download in pdf format. Click Here to see see the full list and download your choice.
New Product - CRS+ Conducted Reference Source - information on this has now been added for you to download.



Banana Skins

If you would like to view the First 500 Hundred Banana Skins, you will need Log in to the EMC Information Centre.  It only takes a minute if you haven't registered before.

Or why don't you buy the book, go to www.emcacademy.org/books.asp  

EMC Directive 2004/108/EC 

The new EMC Directive came into force on Friday 20 July 2007.
All new declarations of conformity must now be to 2004/108/EC and issued under 2004/108/EC procedures (extra documentation, information requirements, etc.). 89/336/EEC is repealed. No new/amended declarations under 89/336/EEC may be issued. There is a two-year transition period for existing declarations under 89/336/EEC.

To view the text of the directive go to:

The European Commission Guide to the new EMC Directive is available to view and download at:

For more information check out the BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) EMC Standards & Regulations web site:

The European Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and Global Approach (Blue guide) may be viewed and download at:


The EMCIA was formed on 20th March 2002 for the benefit of companies involved in Supplying, Designing, Testing and Manufacturing EMC products. Networking lunches are held 3 times a year. The current President is Alan Warner.

The EMCIA is led by an Executive team appointed from its members.   Decisions that do not affect the constitution are made at this level, thereby ensuring actions can be introduced in an efficient manner.  For a list of Executive Committee Members go to the About page tab on the menu.  www.emcia.org


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