The EU Commission has presented an action plan aimed at making the existing standardisation system more efficient. The VDMA argues that standardisation is a common task of the private sector and public institutions.
The European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee has approved a new framework for the conformity and enforcement of product legislation, paving the way for better monitoring of the internal market.
The European Commission has classified the Machinery Directive as fit for purpose - even in times of digitalization.
The European Commission is proposing a Europe-wide framework for IT security. VDMA warns that some of the planned actions would have a negative impact on industry.
Companies will have to upload product information to a database from 2019. However, VDMA does not consider the instrument to be well-suited to monitoring the energy efficiency of products.
Frederike Krebs
Frederike Krebs
Technics Environment, Sustainability
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