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Machinery Directive

Policy Isssue

Machinery Directive

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The 2023 Machinery Regulation was adopted and published in the Official Journal of the EU on 29 June 2023. It will replace the Machinery Directive and better covers new technologies and their impact on safety, such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics.

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07 August 2023
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1586 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 2 August 2023. It contains the references to harmonised standards adopted for the Machinery Directive.
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13 July 2023
After formal adoption and signature by the Council and Parliament, the Machinery Regulation legal text has been published in the Official Journal of the EU dated 29 June 2023.
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30 May 2023
The European Parliament formally approved the Machinery Regulation in its plenary sitting of 18 April, with 595 votes in favour, 7 votes against, and 30 abstentions. The Competitiveness Council endorsed the final text on 22 May.
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08 July 2021
CEN and CENELEC are hosting a webinar that will provide participants with practical information regarding the preparation of CEN & CENELEC harmonised standards to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) under the Machinery Directive....
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10 May 2021
On 21 April, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on machinery products. This Regulation would have the effect of repealing and replacing the so-called Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). The proposal is open for feedback from the public until 5 July...
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16 March 2021
The Machinery Directive describes the legal rules that a manufacturer must follow when building machines for the European market. From time to time, the list of the related harmonised standards is updated. The most recent update was on 3 March 2021....
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