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Report on the Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC

Policy fields

Industry, measuring instruments, trade, research, innovation

Target groups

Public authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, citizens, consumer organisations, trade unions, NGOs

Period of the consultation

From 06.09.2010 to 01.11.2010

Objective of the consultation

The Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC is fully operational since 30 October 2006. Its Article 25 requires the Commission to report on its functioning on 30 April 2011 and if needed to adopt proposals for its improvement.

The aim of the consultation is to receive feedback on the implementation of the Directive and on the reasons and impacts of possible changes, suggestions for which have been formulated by the stakeholders. These suggestions for changes are not in any way binding on the Commission and its services, which keep the right of initiative which will be exercised in line with the principles of smart regulation.

Commission services' working document

Commission services' working document (includes the questions)

Background documents

1. Evaluation report on the Measuring Instruments Directive by Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES)

2. Details of possible changes to Measuring Instruments Directive

3. Details of proposals for new sectors

4. Details relevant for impact assessment of 13 new sectors (by Risk & Policy Analysts Limited - RPA)

5. Survey of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) on sectors for inclusion in the Measuring Instruments Directive

6. Summary of responses to the Public Consultation (March 2011)

7. Report on suggestions for Amendments and Additions to the Measuring Instruments Directive (March 2011)

8. Report on the Repeal of Eight Old Approach Directives in Legal Metrology (March 2011)

Results of the consultation

All reactions to the Public Consultation of September - November 2010

Report to European Parliament and Council on the Measuring Instruments Directive

Report on the Measuring Instruments Directive COM(2011)357 of 17 June 2011

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