SBS latest newsletter on the Machinery Regulation

SBS latest newsletter on the Machinery Regulation

New Machinery Regulation: a vital cog for the future of European SMEs

At the end of November, SBS published a position paper on the proposal for a revision of the Machinery Directive. The proposal was published in April and it is currently under discussion in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of the European Parliament.

European legislation on machinery covers a wide range of products, from agricultural and industrial machinery to lifting platforms, electric bikes and electric furniture. SMEs represent the vast majority of stakeholders in all these sectors, as manufacturers, users or service providers. It is therefore important that the new proposed regulation fully takes into account the needs and the possible impacts of the legislation on SMEs across all affected sectors and at all levels of the value chain.

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