Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment

Regulation (EU) 2016/425

Short name:

Personal protective equipment (PPE)


Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on personal protective equipment and repealing Council Directive 89/686/EEC. Applicable as of 21 April 2018.
OJ L 81 of 31 March 2016



Directives repealed:

Council Directive 89/686/EEC  of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment
OJ L 399 of 30 December 1989

Guide for application:

European Commission contact point:

Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Webpage on personal protective equipment

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