Fabian Demicoli

Alignment of harmonization directive to the Free movement of goods pack

Following the publication of the Free movement of goods pack, the Commission has launched a consultation on the alignment of Decision 768/2008 with a number of product harmonisation directives, namely;

 

Low Voltage Directive: Directive 2006/95/EEC on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits

Simple Pressure Vessels Directive: Council Directive 2009/105/EC on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to simple pressure vessels

Non-automatic Weighing Instruments Directive: Council Directive 90/384/EEC on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to non-automatic weighing instruments

Civil Explosives Directive: Council Directive 93/15/EEC on the harmonisation of the provisions relating to the placing on the market and supervision of explosives for civil use

ATEX Directive: Directive 94/9/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems   intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

Lifts Directive European Parliament and Council Directive 95/16/EC of 29 June 1995 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to lifts

Pressure Equipment Directive: Directive 97/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment

Measuring Instruments Directive: Directive 2004/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on measuring instruments

Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive: Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility and repealing Directive 89/336/EEC

Pyrotechnic articles Directive 2007/23/EC on the placing on the market of pyrotechnic articles.

Among the questions addressed by the consultation questionnaire:ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=NLF1

are;

the introduction of obligations for distributors and importers,

introduction of traceability requirements;

and the implications of these on non-compliance with the directives, consumer health and safety, functioning of the internal market, competitiveness and administrative/operating costs.

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