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Late implementation: Iceland to be brought to court over technical rules on goods

15.7.2015

PR(15)37

EN | IS

Iceland has failed to implement two directives concerning technical rules on goods, into its national legislation within the applicable time limit. Iceland should have incorporated both directives by 28 June 2014. Therefore, the EFTA Surveillance Authority decided today to bring these two cases before the EFTA Court.

The cases regard Directive 2011/88 which regulates exhaust emission from engines and Directive 2013/10 which covers spray cans.

Lodging a case at the EFTA Court is the last step in a formal infringement procedure against an EFTA State. Prior to this, Iceland has been informed about the Authority's view and has had a chance to bring forward its arguments as well as to settle the case by complying with the obligation to implement.

 

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Andreas Kjeldsberg Pihl
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 66
mob. (+32)(0)492 900 187




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