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Statistics relating to technical regulations notified in 2004 under the Directive 98/34/EC procedure — Information supplied by the Commission in accordance with Article 11 of Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ C 158, 29.6.2005, p. 20–24 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

29.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 158/20


Statistics relating to technical regulations notified in 2004 under the Directive 98/34/EC procedure

Information supplied by the Commission in accordance with Article 11 of Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (1)

(2005/C 158/05)

(Text with EEA relevance)

I.   TYPES OF REACTIONS SENT TO EC MEMBER STATES REGARDING THE DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY EACH OF THEM

Member State

Notifications

Observations (2)

Detailed opinions (3)

Proposals for Community Acts

Member State

Commission

EFTA (4)

Member State

Commission

9(3) (5)

9(4) (6)

Belgium

18

4

4

 

3

4

0

0

Denmark

40

8

19

 

1

2

0

0

Germany

99

40

46

 

19

13

0

0

Spain

24

4

13

 

3

2

0

0

Finland

21

10

11

 

2

3

0

0

France

37

6

12

 

2

2

0

0

Greece

34

7

33

 

0

5

0

0

Ireland

6

1

2

 

1

0

0

0

Italy

28

20

10

1

10

5

0

0

Luxembourg

4

1

2

 

0

1

0

0

The Netherlands

54

12

17

 

7

3

0

0

Austria

50

8

10

 

3

4

0

0

Portugal

3

2

2

 

0

1

0

0

Sweden

23

6

8

 

2

2

0

0

United Kingdom

52

16

16

 

1

6

1

0

Latvia

13

11

5

 

2

4

0

0

Malta

2

1

1

 

0

1

0

0

Cyprus

1

0

0

 

0

1

0

0

Czech Republic

14

7

6

 

2

3

0

0

Hungary

4

2

0

 

0

0

0

0

Lithuania

4

4

4

 

0

0

0

0

Estonia

0

0

0

 

0

0

0

0

Slovenia

12

2

1

 

1

2

0

0

Poland

8

5

3

 

0

1

0

0

Slovakia

6

1

4

 

1

1

0

0

EU total

557

178

229

1

60

66

1

0

II.   BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR OF DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY EU MEMBER STATES

Sector

BE

DK

DE

ES

FI

FR

GR

IE

IT

LU

NL

AT

PT

SE

UK

LT

MT

CY

CZ

HU

LV

EE

SI

PL

SK

EU total

Building and construction

2

6

23

3

10

4

 

1

2

 

2

26

 

 

6

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

10

 

1

97

Foodstuffs and agricultural products

6

5

6

6

1

10

1

2

13

1

11

7

1

4

17

4

 

 

4

2

3

 

1

2

2

110

Chemicals

1

4

4

1

 

1

1

 

1

 

3

 

 

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

21

Pharmaceuticals

 

 

4

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

3

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

13

Domestic and leisure equipment

2

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

9

Machinery

1

3

 

3

 

4

 

 

3

 

4

1

 

1

3

 

 

 

1

 

4

 

 

 

 

28

Energy, ores, wood

1

2

 

2

1

 

1

 

1

 

5

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

20

Environment, packaging

1

2

6

 

1

1

 

 

2

 

8

3

 

3

2

 

 

 

5

 

1

 

 

3

 

38

Health, medical equipment

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Transport

1

14

7

2

4

2

 

3

1

 

7

2

 

5

16

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

Telecommunications

 

2

45

1

1

7

30

 

 

 

6

3

 

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

102

Miscellaneous products

2

2

2

1

 

2

1

 

1

1

4

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

1

 

 

1

2

26

Information society services

 

 

2

2

2

1

 

 

4

1

4

3

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Total per Member State

18

40

99

24

21

37

34

6

28

3

54

50

3

23

52

4

2

1

14

4

13

 

12

8

6

557

III.   OBSERVATIONS RELATING TO DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY ICELAND, LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY (7) AND SWITZERLAND (8)

Country

Notifications

EC observations (9)

Iceland

11

4

Liechtenstein

3

2

Norway

23

13

Switzerland

15

9

Total

52

28

IV.   BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR OF DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY LIECHTENSTEIN ICELAND, NORWAY AND SWITZERLAND

Sector

Iceland

Liechtenstein

Norway

Switzerland

Total per sector

Building and construction

 

1

 

 

1

Foodstuffs and agricultural products

4

1

4

5

14

Chemicals

 

 

2

4

6

Pharmaceuticals

 

 

1

 

1

Domestic and leisure equipment

2

 

 

 

2

Machinery

1

 

1

1

3

Environment, packaging

1

 

1

1

3

Energy, ores, wood

 

 

1

 

1

Transport

2

 

9

2

13

Telecommunications

 

 

2

2

4

Miscellaneous products

1

 

1

 

2

Information society services

 

1

1

 

 

Total per country

11

3

23

15

52

V.   DISTRIBUTION ACROSS SECTORS OF DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY TURKEY AND COMMENTS ON THESE DRAFTS

Turkey

Sectors

EC comments

 

Foodstuffs and agricultural products

1

 

Telecommunications

1

 

Miscellaneous products; textiles

1

Total — 3

 

3

VI.   DISTRIBUTION ACROSS SECTORS OF DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY NEW MEMBER STATES BEFORE THE ENLARGEMENT OF 1 MAY 2004 AND COMMENTS ON THESE DRAFTS

Country

Sectors

EC comments

Malta

Energy; electricity

1

Total — 1

 

1

VII.   STATISTICS ON INFRINGEMENT PROCEDURES ONGOING IN 2004 AND INITIATED UNDER ARTICLE 226 OF THE EC TREATY AGAINST NATIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATIONS ADOPTED IN BREACH OF THE PROVISIONS OF DIRECTIVE 98/34/EC

(Total per Member State)

Country

Number

Belgium

2

Germany

1

Spain

1

France

1

Ireland

1

Italy

4

Luxembourg

1

The Netherlands

1

Portugal

2

EU total

14


(1)  Directive 98/34/EC of 22 June 1998 (OJ L 204 of 21 July 1998) consolidates Directive 83/189/EEC, as amended principally by Directives 88/182/EEC and 94/10/EC. Directive 98/34/EC was amended by Directive 98/48/CE of 20 July 1998 (OJ L 217, of 5 August 1998) which broadened its scope to include information society services. This came into effect on 5 August 1999.

(2)  Article 8(2) of the Directive.

(3)  Article 9(2) of the Directive (‘detailed opinion … to the effect that the envisaged measure may create obstacles to the free movement of goods or services or to freedom of establishment of service operators within the internal market’).

(4)  On the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, the EFTA countries contracting parties to this Agreement apply Directive 98/34/EC adapted as necessary in accordance with Annex II, Chapter XIX, Point 1, and may thus issue observations relating to drafts notified by Member States of the Community. Switzerland may also issue such observations on the basis of an informal agreement for the exchange of information in the field of technical regulations.

(5)  Article 9(3) of the Directive requiring Member States to postpone the adoption of a notified draft (except for draft regulations concerning services) for 12 months from receipt by the Commission if the latter announces its intention to propose or adopt a Directive, Regulation, or Decision on the matter.

(6)  Article 9(4)of the Directive requiring Member States to postpone the adoption of a notified draft for 12 months from the receipt by the Commission if the latter announces its finding that the draft concerns a matter which is covered by a proposal for a Directive, Regulation or Decision presented to the Council.

(7)  The Agreement on the European Economic Area (see note 4) requires EFTA countries which are contracting parties to this Agreement to notify draft technical regulations to the Commission.

(8)  On the basis of the informal agreement for the exchange of information in the field of technical regulations (see note 4), Switzerland forwards its draft technical regulations to the Commission.

(9)  The only type of Community reaction provided for by the Agreement on the European Economic Area (see notes 4 and 7) is the facility to issue observations (Article 8(2) of Directive 98/34/EC as in Annex II, Chapter XIX, Point 1 of this Agreement). The same type of reaction may be issued in respect of Swiss notifications on the basis of the informal agreement between the Community and Switzerland (see notes 4 and 8).


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