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EU standardisation strategy must not lead to bureaucratisation
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.
EU creates conditions for more effective market surveillance
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.
VDMA: Machinery Directive is on the right track
The European Commission has classified the Machinery Directive as fit for purpose - even in times of digitalization.
European sales law must be restricted to consumer agreements
The EU is working on a uniform European sales law, but the mechanical engineering industry will probably remain largely unaffected.
Cybersecurity Act: EU must do better!
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.
VDMA: product database does not provide a solution to market surveillance
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.