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The 1999/5/EC Directive has long been implemented, however many aspects of the Directive cannot meet today’s products. In fact, the European Union began drafting a new directive in 2007, but progress has been slow. In 2011 a draft was submitted to the European Commission and finally, on May 22, 2014, the European Union officially announced a new version of the wireless device directive, RED 2014/53/EU. This was prepared based on the new EU CE framework resolution, 768/2008/EC, to replace the original EU wireless equipment directive, R&TTE-D 1999/5/EC. Since the European Union officially announced the new directive, there has been a two-year transition period. In June 13, 2016, the original R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC was abolished, and products that have been evaluated according to the old directive could only continue to be sold until June 13, 2017. After this time, only wireless devices evaluated in accordance with the new RED 2014/53/EU are allowed to be sold in the European market. The purpose of the new directive is to clarify the scope of spectrum use and improve the effectiveness of spectrum use to facilitate the implementation of regulations and market surveillance among member countries.