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Harmonisation measures for the internal market

11-01-2016

In 2014, the Commission proposed to revise three directives, namely on Personal protective equipment, Appliances burning gaseous fuels and Cableway installations, with the aim to simplify and update them to address some past implementation problems and to align them with the New Legislative Framework. According to the Commission proposals all three directives should be replaced by regulations and concern the European Economic Area (covering the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) ...

In 2014, the Commission proposed to revise three directives, namely on Personal protective equipment, Appliances burning gaseous fuels and Cableway installations, with the aim to simplify and update them to address some past implementation problems and to align them with the New Legislative Framework. According to the Commission proposals all three directives should be replaced by regulations and concern the European Economic Area (covering the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

Cableway installations: Proposal for a new regulation

05-01-2016

Around 17 500 cableway installations currently exist in Western Europe and the Alps, representing 60% of the global total. European industry has generally held a dominant position in the global cableway installations market, with the ski industry remaining the primary market for cableway technology. The proposed regulation, covering the European Economic Area, is to replace Directive 2000/9/EC relating to cableway installations designed to carry persons. Its aim is to simplify the current rules, ...

Around 17 500 cableway installations currently exist in Western Europe and the Alps, representing 60% of the global total. European industry has generally held a dominant position in the global cableway installations market, with the ski industry remaining the primary market for cableway technology. The proposed regulation, covering the European Economic Area, is to replace Directive 2000/9/EC relating to cableway installations designed to carry persons. Its aim is to simplify the current rules, align them with the EU's New Legislative Framework, and address some problems experienced in implementing the existing Directive. Given its predominantly technical nature, the new regulation was developed with input from experts via targeted consultations. The Commission's impact assessment revealed a broad consensus among Member States, manufacturers, notified bodies and stakeholders regarding the need to simplify and clarify the current rules. The European Economic and Social Committee issued an opinion on the proposal in 2014. On 10 November 2015, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of the interinstitutional agreement reached at informal trilogues between the Commission, Council and Parliament. The vote in plenary is expected in January 2016. A more recent edition of this document is available. Find it by searching by the document title at this address: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html

TTIP: Engineering, Including Machinery - Study in Focus

16-11-2015

The study TTIP: Engineering including Machinery explores how TTIP could effectively address the causes of costly market access to the US in the Engineering sector, such as stubborn TBTs. The case is made why TTIP offers the potential to lower the TBTs to the US engineering market significantly, via three complementary routes in TTIP. The study sets out the overall and specific EU offensive interests, one crucial defensive interest (the integrity of the single market) and some opportunities and challenges ...

The study TTIP: Engineering including Machinery explores how TTIP could effectively address the causes of costly market access to the US in the Engineering sector, such as stubborn TBTs. The case is made why TTIP offers the potential to lower the TBTs to the US engineering market significantly, via three complementary routes in TTIP. The study sets out the overall and specific EU offensive interests, one crucial defensive interest (the integrity of the single market) and some opportunities and challenges. This is a short overview of this study. Link to the original document: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015/542233/IPOL_STU(2015)542233_EN.pdf

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Challenges and Opportunities for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection in the Area of Engineering

15-07-2015

The European Engineering industry, by far the biggest exporter of goods to the US, suffers from a range of TBTs (Technical Barriers to Trade) when exporting to the US. After two decades of trying – in vain - to reduce the costs of these TBTs, TTIP should address them, yielding significant economic gains. US standards, relevant for US safety regulation, are very rarely international standards from ISO and IEC, in sharp contrast with the EU. This is costly for EU exporters. Conformity assessment issues ...

The European Engineering industry, by far the biggest exporter of goods to the US, suffers from a range of TBTs (Technical Barriers to Trade) when exporting to the US. After two decades of trying – in vain - to reduce the costs of these TBTs, TTIP should address them, yielding significant economic gains. US standards, relevant for US safety regulation, are very rarely international standards from ISO and IEC, in sharp contrast with the EU. This is costly for EU exporters. Conformity assessment issues related to OSHA requirements (US regulator) should be resolved as EU exporters suffer from a triple cost disadvantage. The US insistence of ‘mutual recognition of standards’ is not a solution at all, undermining the EU single standard environment and ‘trading in’ a first best (world standard) solution for a second-best one, if not worse. Over time globalisation increases the pressure to find effective US/EU solutions.

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Jacques PELKMANS

TTIP Negotiations: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe - Compilation of 8 At a Glance Notes

09-06-2015

Compilation of 8 at-a-glance notes on 'TTIP: Opportunities and challenges', prepared by the Policy Department A for the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection cover 8 sectors: - services, - public procurement, - technical barriers to trade, including standards, - customs and trade facilitation, - consumer protection, - textiles and labelling, - motor vehicles and engineering, including machinery. The analyses done on the opportunities and challenges Europe faces with regard ...

Compilation of 8 at-a-glance notes on 'TTIP: Opportunities and challenges', prepared by the Policy Department A for the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection cover 8 sectors: - services, - public procurement, - technical barriers to trade, including standards, - customs and trade facilitation, - consumer protection, - textiles and labelling, - motor vehicles and engineering, including machinery. The analyses done on the opportunities and challenges Europe faces with regard to the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). They examine options of the TTIP from the point of view of EU offensive and defensive interests.

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