Alignment of 10 product harmonisation directives with Decision 768/2008/EC (NLF)

Published: 11 October 2010

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement

Orgalime welcomes the New Legislative Framework and therefore supports the Commission in its intention to align 10 product harmonisation directives as closely as possible with the New Legislative Framework (Regulation 765/2008/EC and Decision 768/2008/EC), in order to avoid any unjustified discrepancies.

However, for the alignment to introduce this simplification in the regulatory environment and to reflect the drive towards smart regulation, we call on the Commission to clarify in the Blue Guide or in other guidance documents a number of elements contained in the reference provisions set out in Decision 768/2008/EC.  Without this clarification, the alignment could trigger conflicting interpretations with burdensome consequences for the industries concerned, including the 90% of small and medium sized companies which Orgalime represents.

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