GOODS SUBJECT TO NEW RULES

GOODS SUBJECT TO NEW RULES

These are some of the products that will fall under the new product standards being developed for goods that affect the health, safety and environment of consumers in the 12-member European Community. The standards are being developed by independent standards bodies within the EC.

* Toys. Any toy for use by children under 14.* Gas appliances. Appliances burning gaseous fuels used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting or washing.

* Active implantable electro-medical devices. Items used in human medicine such as pacemakers, insulin pumps and cardiac stimulators.

* Telecommunications equipment/terminal equipment. Telecommunications terminal equipment that connects to a public network.

* Simple pressure vessels. Unfired simple pressure vessels, that is, compressor and braking systems for trucks, buses and trains.

* Machine safety. Harmonizes safety requirements for the design and construction of machinery used by workers in the EC.

Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce