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Pressure equipment and gas appliances

The industrial sector of pressure equipment covers a wide range of products. From consumer products such as fire extinguishers and pressure cookers up to huge and complex industrial installations or boilers in power plants. Aerosol dispensers are also covered in this section.

The gas appliances sector concerns mainly common consumer and commercial products burning gaseous fuels used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting and washing. Appliances specifically designed for use in industrial processes carried out on industrial premises are excluded.

The European Commission promotes the global and sustainable competitiveness of these sectors by analysing the characteristics and challenges and by taking necessary actions:

  • to ensure safety and free movement of these products in the enlarged EU internal market through the management, enforcement, simplification and improvement of applicable legislation;
  • to actively participate in actions to increase access to third countries markets, to promote regulatory convergence and to expand geographically the Internal Market;
  • to intervene in other relevant policies (trade, competition, environment, health and safety) having an impact on the competitiveness of the sector.

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