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Notifications – Standardisation – July 2016 (GEN – 703.00)

11 July 2016

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Notifications – Standardisation – July 2016 (GEN – 703.00)

11 July 2016

4 min read

GEN – 703.00. The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a “Monthly Notifications Register” is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The June 2016 “Monthly Notifications Register” included the following:

Country: Belgium

National Ref: prNBN S 21-208-3

Title: Fire safety in buildings – Ventilation openings in indoor staircases

Country: United Kingdom

National Ref : BS 0

Title: A standard for standards. Principles of standardization

Country: Italy

National Ref: UNI1601560

Title: Environmental Management of Products – Estimation, reporting and use of the uncertainty of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results – Requirements and guidelines

Scope: This standard provides requirements and guidelines for the estimation, reporting and use of the uncertainty of Life Cycle Assessments results. This standard considers the uncertainty originated from inventory data used in the LCA study.

Country: Sweden

National Ref: 308100

Title: Reference architecture for Internet of Things

Scope: This International Standard specifies the general IoT Reference Architecture in terms of defining System Characteristics, the Conceptual Model, Reference Model and Architecture Views for IoT

Technical Regulations

The 2015/1535/EU Directive compels the Member States to notify to the Commission and to each other all the draft technical regulations concerning products. The aim of this procedure is to avoid creation of unjustified barriers between Member States. These regulations may be found under:


Member States have 3 months to introduce comments or detailed opinions. Detailed opinions extend the status quo period with 3 months and oblige the issuing member state to argue or their legislation.

Please note that the website has been updated with new search facilities.

http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/fi.png  Finland


Evaluation principles of the verification certificate: Heavy-duty HVAC flue elements



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/hr.png  Croatia


The Act on amendments to the act on construction products



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/hr.png  Croatia


Rules on inspections and testing of pressure equipment



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/nl.png  Netherlands


Order of the Minister for Economic Affairs of [date], No WJZ /16098493, designating categories of production facilities for the promotion of sustainable energy production in autumn 2016 (Order designating categories for sustainable energy production in autumn 2016)



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/nl.png  Netherlands


Amendment of the Order on national Economic Affairs subsidies and the 2016 Order on the publication of Economic Affairs subsidies in connection with the amendment, introduction and publication of a subsidy module for the market introduction of energy innovations



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/se.png  Sweden


Use and control of pressurised equipment



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/se.png  Sweden


Swedish Environmental Protection Agency regulations on measuring equipment for determining environmental charges for emissions of nitric oxides in energy production



http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/includes/themes/TRIS_2015_HEROES_V1F/images/flags/sk.png  Slovakia


Draft Implementing Decree of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic No …/2016 laying down the hot water temperature at the point of delivery and the rules for allocating the quantity of heat supplied in hot water and allocating the quantity of heat



WTO TBT notifications

The notifications worldwide under WTO can be consulted on:



They are can also be consulted via the European Commission website


Experience shows that not all WTO notifications appear on the EU website.


Energy Conservation Program: Certification, Compliance, Labeling, and Enforcement for Electric Motors and Small Electric Motors (34 pages, in English)



G/TBT/N/USA/1122  Corr.1

Compressors Corrigendum 1



G/TBT/N/USA/521  Add.3

Energy efficiency standardised houses Addendum 3



G/TBT/N/USA/1132  Add.1

Compressors Addendum 1



If any of these projects could cause problems or create barriers to your exports, industry and enterprises can make its views known to the European Commission.

Enterprises can send their comments on regulatory proposals of non-EU countries either directly to the EU TBT Enquiry Point (DG GROW B2, tel +32 2 295 63 96, + 32 2 299 80 43, email GROW-EU-TBT@ec.europa.eu) or via the Enquiry points of Member States of the EU. The addresses and emails can be found here under “Contact“.

The EU TBT Enquiry Point should receive comments no later than three weeks before the final deadline set by the notifying WTO member in the notification form!  This is difficult to achieve because few companies monitor these notifications. Within Eurovent an effort is made to provide monthly updates, this than often results in a very short time (about a week) to respond as an association.

Companies are recommended to comment directly to the EU TBT Enquiry Point, in advance of a Eurovent comment to make sure the deadlines are met.

Content for opinion/comments

  • Identification of enterprise/association introducing comments

  • Reference to the notification

  • Description of the problem, .e.g. because the measure discriminates amongst foreign and national products, because it is overly burdensome to achieve the objective pursued.


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