Directive 2011/17/EU repeals 8 'old approach' directives on the topics listed below. It allows for a 10-year transitional period.
From 1 December 2015
From 1 July 2011
A public consultation concluded there were no barriers to trade in the 6 areas concerned. This was confirmed by an impact assessment.
If needed, EU Member States can reference existing international standards as a basis for regulation in these areas, applying the principle of mutual recognition.
The above mentioned old approach directives depend on Directive 2009/34/EC - Framework Directive on measuring instruments & metrological control methods (recast of Directive 71/316/EEC).