Directives / Regulations

European directives are based on the new approach in order to provide free movement of goods in the single market

New approach directives are based on the following principles:

- Harmonisation is limited to essential requirements
- Only products fulfilling the essential requirements may be placed on the market and put into service

For simplification, we can say that 3 types of directives could concern the mechanical transmission industry:

- Security directives
- Protection of workers directives against physical agents
- Environmental directives

 In case of any questions regarding Directives and regulations, please contact your national associations first.

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