Policy & legislation
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Policy and legislation

CECIMO is closely monitoring EU dossiers on trade issues and legislation directly or indirectly affecting our sector.

CECIMO is working in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth), Trade (DG TRADE) and Research & Innovation (DG RTD):

  • Trade
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Market surveillance
  • Free trade agreements
  • SMEs policy
  • Energy using Products Directive
  • Machinery Directive and the application Guide
  • Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances Directive
  • Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
  • Electro-Magnetic Compatibility Directive
  • Electro-Magnetic Fields Directive
  • Low Voltage Directive

CECIMO is also active in the follow up of International Standards

  • CEN TC 143 (Safety of Machine Tools)
  • ISO TC 39 (Machine Tools)
  • NFPA 79/EN 60204 (CECIMO representation on the NFPA 79 working groups in the USA) – ongoing comparison between the two standards