1st Edition

The EU Directive Handbook
Understanding the European Union Compliance Process and What it Means to You



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ISBN 9781574441024
Published March 6, 1997 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

The key to the global market in the twenty-first century will be understanding the European Union Directives. Over 43 countries worldwide have already made the EU Directives law. By the year 2000, one-third of all countries will probably be using the EU Directives to determine compliance for industry.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: WHAT
EU History
First Treaty 1947, Treaty of Brussels
Formation of the European Community (EC)
EU Treaty of 1992-Formation of the EU
Three Major Pillars of the EU
Organization of the Union
EU Commission
EU Council
Parliament
EU Courts
Economic and Social Committee
Regional Committee
Banking and Commerce Committee
Voting in the EU
Modules of Conformity Assessment
EU Directives
Harmonization Directive
Technical Certification Directive
Liability and Product Safety Directive
Specific Directives for Each Industry Overview
Notified Bodies
Standing Committees
Presumption of Conformity Clause
Safeguard Clause
SECTION 2: WHY
Benefits of Compliance
CE Marking
Size of the Market
Risks of Non-Compliance
Regulatory System in the EU
Effects on Companies
SECTION 3: HOW
Are You a Regulatory Product or Not?
Determining which Directives Apply to Your Product
Determine the Degree of Risk to the Consumer and the Environment
Modules A, B, and C
Module A-Self Certification
Module B-EC Type Examination
Module C-EC Declaration of Conformity to Type
Modules D through F
Module D-Production Quality Control
Module E-EC Declaration of Conformity
Module F-EC Verification
Module G (Service Companies)
Module G-Unit Verification
Module H
Module H-Full Quality Assurance
ISO 9000 and Its Relationship to the EU Directives
Index

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