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No-Deal Brexit Poses Severe Regulatory Challenges for RFID Suppliers in the U.K.
Since a Brexit deal appears unlikely, RFID suppliers must be prepared for the coming changes.
According to the U.K.'s Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), RFID equipment that operates between 865 and 868 MHz with power levels up to 2 watts, and in the 915 to 921 MHz band with power levels up to 4 watts, will be regulated under the "New Legislative Framework." For such products, the following procedures will apply to RFID equipment suppliers that market their products in the U.K. post-Brexit if there is no deal:
• E.U.-compliant equipment placed on the U.K. market before the United Kingdom leaves the E.U. will remain compliant after Brexit.
If a Deal Is Struck, Not Much Will Change
Ronald E. Quirk Jr., is the head of the IoT Group at Marashlian & Donahue LLC, The CommLaw Group. Ronald focuses his practice on federal, state and international telecommunications regulation and policy, with a particular expertise in assisting clients in navigating the complex labyrinths of RF equipment authorization and enforcement processes around the world. His career has spanned more than 20 years, including several years at AMLAW 100 firms and the FCC. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 714-1305. If you would like additional information concerning the issues covered herein, or to obtain a hard copy of the comprehensive "U.S. or Global RF Equipment Regulatory Compliance Guide," please contact the author.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should not act upon the information in this article without seeking professional counsel.
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