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Quote: “The European Commission released its updated Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (also known as the “Blue Guide”). This new version takes into account the modernisation brought to the EU legal framework in the past decade. Some chapters, like those on standardisation or market surveillance have been entirely reviewed and some new ones were added, like the ones on obligations of economic operators (manufacturers, importers, distributors) or accreditation of notified bodies.
With the new EU directive on recreational craft 2013/53/EU currently under implementation, the Blue Guide provides precious help and guidance to understand the changes brought by the New Legal Framework. The Blue Guide is currently only available in English but the European Commission should release other language versions soon. This document is essential for all companies manufacturing, importing and distributing products in Europe.”
Download the guide here.