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To the EFTA Court: Iceland fails to implement EEA rules on pressure equipment

25.5.2016

PR(16)22 

EN IS

Directive 2014/68/EU lays down essential safety requirements for pressure equipment and assemblies (such as boilers, pressure cookers, fire extinguishers and heat exchangers). Iceland has failed to implement the part of the Directive that entered into force as of 1 May 2015. The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) therefore decided today to refer the case to the EFTA Court.

The Directive guarantees the free movement of pressure equipment in the internal market while ensuring a high level of safety.

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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