Legal aspects of standardisation in the member states of the EC and EFTA.

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Statementedited by Josef Falke, Harm Schepel.
ContributionsSchepel, Harm., Falke, Josef., European Commission., EFTA.
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ISBN 109282889084

This comparative study was written in the framework of the research project "Legal Aspects of Standardisation", carried out for the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association. It is based in large part on the monographs on national legal systems, published in two separate volumes.

Although in some ways it can be read as a summary of these monographs, summarising. Legal aspects of standardisation in the Member States of the EC and EFTA The study sets out to contribute to a better under-standing of standardisation. Consisting of 18 reports and a comparative analysis, it presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of the legal aspects of standardisation in all the countries of the European Economic Area.

Legal aspects of standardisation in the Member States of the EC and EFTA volume 1: Comparative report volume 2: Country reports volume 3: Deutschland Luxembourg: Eur-Op, - 3 vol. vol. 1 - Eur-Op cat. n Deg. C COEN-C, price 15 EUR vol. 2. Legal aspects of standardisation in the member states of the EC and EFTA.

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Standardisation is a market-based tool in which industry produces standards in order to agree on technical specifications for health, safety and the environment and to achieve interoperability.

Through Regulation EU No /, the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) are recognised as organisations that may receive a request to produce European harmonised standards in support of sectoral harmonised product legislation.

Study on the functions and effects of European standards and standardisation in the EU and EFTA Member States The request for the study comes following the mandate from the Competitiveness Council of the Council of the EU given in EU countries EFTA countries; Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Cepublic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Great Britain Greece Hungary Ireland: Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden: Iceland Norway Principality of Liechtenstein Switzerland.

EC-EFTA relations in parallel with developments on the EU side. Between andthe removal of obstacles to trade was undertaken on a case-by-case basis. However, it became difficult for the EFTA States and the EC to work on the basis of a situation where some areas were selected for co-operation while others were not.

addressed to the Member States and others who need to be informed of the provisions designed to ensure the free circulation of products as well as a high level of protection throughout the Union (e.g. trade and consumer associations, standardisation bodies, manufacturers, importers.

which an EFTA EEA State is obliged to implement the act in question depends on several factors, i.a. on the date of adoption of the Joint Committee decision and on the possible need for parliamentary approval and on the existence of transitional periods or. THIS IS EFTA - EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION EFTA: The Organisation The EFTA Council The EFTA Council manages relations between the EFTA States under the EFTA Convention.

It is the forum in which the Member States consult each other, negotiate and act together. The Council’s policy-making mandate is broad. of EFTA as a bridge builder while singling out features in EFTA-EC relations that were central over time; namely, the necessary evolution towards a more coherent EFTA, the EC’s stern defence of its decision-making autonomy, and the gradual development of EFTA-EC relations that resonates with neo-functional theories of integration.

Mandates from the EC/EFTA. About a fifth of all European Standards (ENs) are developed following a standardization request (mandate) from the European Commission (EC)/European Free Trade Association (ETFA). We have received the following standardization mandates since The Agreement currently applies to Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on the one hand, and the Member States of the European Union on the other.

The EEA Agreement is concerned principally with the four fundamental pillars of the Internal Market, “the four freedoms", i.e.

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freedom of movement of goods, persons, services and capital. The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has the same competences towards the EEA-EFTA Member States as the Commission has towards the EU Member States. In cases where companies from both the EU and EFTA are involved, the Commission will normally be competent to handle the case.

IP/A/ECON/NT/ Page 2 PE •File Size: KB. The same Coordination Rules (EC Regulations n° / and /) are applicable between Switzerland and the EU State Members as between Switzerland and the EFTA State Members.

Nevertheless, the EC Regulations n° / and / are not applied in the cases where there is a simultaneous relationship between Switzerland, the EU and. specified otherwise, and on condition of approval by EC and EFTA, costs of external subcontractors are funded at %, with approx.

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The purpose of the EEA Agreement is to guarantee, in all 30 EEA States, the free movement of goods, people, services and capital – “the four freedoms”.As a result of the agreement, EC law on the four freedoms is incorporated into the domestic law of the participating EFTA States.

concluded so many times. On 14 Maythe EFTA and EC ministers adopted a resolution in which it was agreed, inter alia, to create an independent EEA Court composed of five judges from the ECJ and three judges from the EFTA countries, to be nominated to the cou rt.

The court was to be function ally in tegrated with the ECJ. ItCited by: 5. European Commission & EFTA mandates Mandates are the mechanism by which the European Commission (EC) and the secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) request the European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) to develop and adopt European standards in support of European policies and legislation.

As members of the EEA, the three countries have access to the European single market of the European uently, they are subject to a number of European ement of these laws would normally be carried out by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), however there were legal difficulties in giving Union institutions powers over non-members so the EFTA Court was set up to Location: Rue du Fort Thuengen, Kirchberg.

As far as I can tell, its main function nowadays is as a vehicle for the trade agreements concluded between EFTA countries and the rest of the world.

Importantly, Iceland is not only an EFTA country but also a member of the EEA. The EEA entails a much deeper integration with the EU than a traditional free-trade agreement.

This paper provides an overview of the likely impact of the creation of the European Community (EC) internal market on the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members. The focus is on the four freedoms and the institutional and legal changes required for increased economic cooperation between the EC and EFTA.

Although not formally part of the negotiations, certain tax issues are also raised. EFTA also provided a platform for future negotiations with the EC on a Western European free trade area.

In two EFTA members, the United Kingdom and Denmark, became members of the EC. Like the other remaining EFTA countries, Sweden signed a free trade agreement with the enlarged : Per Magnus Wijkman.

included in the EC-treaty. On the other hand, the object of the agreement is to mirror the law of the Single Market into the relations between the EFTA states and the EC. Formally, the EFTA Court has a position more of an international tribunal than that of a supranational Court.

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WELMEC is a body set up to promote European cooperation in the field of legal members are drawn from the national authorities responsible for legal metrology in European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states.

WELMEC state their mission as being "to develop and maintain mutual acceptance among its members and to maintain effective. European Commission Form: White Paper. Procedure.

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Procedure number: ; Relationship between documents. administrative and legal obstacles which still impede entry to national railway markets. A further integration of the road freight market will render road transport more efficient and competitive.

Work with Member States on the. Get this from a library. Creating a European economic space: legal aspects of EC-EFTA relations: papers from the Dublin conference, October, [Mary Robinson; Jantien Findlater; Irish.

European Commission and EFTA recognise that it has an effect on a number of area3 of public concern, such as the competitiveness cf industry, the functioning of the single market and the envimnment.

On various occasions the EU institutions and EFTA have recogniged that standardisation play a roie in public policy and support legislation. European Free Trade Association Q. What is EFTA, European Free Trade Association. EFTA is a simple free trade group, that, as it says, is an association, allowing each country to run it’s own affairs, with any agreements, reached by unanimous votes by each member.

Countries who are members, are Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Passports of the EFTA member states are passports issued by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The EFTA member states participate in the European Single Market and are part of the Schengen Area.

EFTA as an organisation does issue rules for passport design and validity of the four countries, but the European Union does .The involvement of the EFTA Member States, the European Free Trade Association, in the above-mentioned long-standing and successful (public-private) partnership is highly welcomed.

The participants of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation are the European Commission; the. With more than eighty chapters, this three-volume work – described by the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization as an "outstanding contribution" to understanding the world trading system – is by far the most comprehensive study yet undertaken of the WTO.

Contributors to the book include two former Directors-General of the WTO, a former Deputy Director-General, a .