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Document 31969Y0617(02)

Council Resolution of 28 May 1969 drawing up a programme for the elimination of technical barriers to trade in industrial products which result from disparities between the provisions laid down by Law, Regulation or Administrative Action in Member States

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Danish special edition: Series II Volume IX P. 25 - 33
English special edition: Series II Volume IX P. 25 - 33
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 001 P. 156 - 160
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 001 P. 156 - 160

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31969Y0617(02)

Council Resolution of 28 May 1969 drawing up a programme for the elimination of technical barriers to trade in industrial products which result from disparities between the provisions laid down by Law, Regulation or Administrative Action in Member States /* Unofficial translation */

Official Journal C 076 , 17/06/1969 P. 0001 - 0005
Danish special edition: Series II Volume IX P. 0025
English special edition: Series II Volume IX P. 0025
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 1 P. 0156
Portuguese special edition Chapter 13 Volume 1 P. 0156


Council Resolution

of 28 May 1969

drawing up a programme for the elimination of technical barriers to trade in industrial products which result from disparities between the provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Whereas the Council Decision of 26 July 1966 [1] eliminated customs duties and quantitative restrictions between Member States in respect of products other than those listed in Annex II to the Treaty; whereas, in order to establish a common market, it is also necessary to eliminate technical barriers to trade in industrial products which result from disparities between the provisions laid down by law, Regulation or administrative action in Member States;

Whereas an order of priorities for the elimination of most of these barriers should be laid down in a programme for the approximation of such provisions in three stages; whereas this programme should enable the work to be done in this field by the various institutions of the Community to be better coordinated;

Whereas it may prove necessary to amend this programme during its implementation in order, in particular, to take account of the obligations entered into by the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting in the Council as regards standstill and notification to the Commission,

Has adopted the following programme for the elimination of technical barriers to trade in industrial products which result from disparities between the provisions laid down by law, Regulation or administrative action in Member States. This programme may be amended on a proposal from the Commission.

FIRST STAGE

Decision by the Council before 1 January 1970

Field | Directives |

MOTOR VEHICLES | Type approval Direction indicators Radio-interference suppression Rear registration plates Lighting and light signalling equipment Noise levels, silencers Fuel tanks Rear protective devices Windscreen wipers, windscreen washers, audible warning devices, rear-view mirrors and other equipment Field of vision Electrical circuits Connections between vehicles and trailers — electrical connections Maximum speed (method of determination) Speedometers |

CRYSTAL GLASS | Description and labelling |

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY | Electrical equipment designed for use between certain voltage limits (general directive) |

MEASURING INSTRUMENTS | General directive |

OIL PIPELINES | Technical safety measures regarding construction and operation |

TEXTILES | Names, composition and tolerances |

SECOND STAGE

Presentation to the Council of proposals for Directives before 1 January 1970

Decision by the Council before 1 July 1970

Field | Directives |

MOTOR VEHICLES | Braking devices Safety glass Interior and exterior fittings Atmosphere pollution Special provisions for transport vehicles: public service vehiclesgoods vehiclesTyres Connection between vehicles and trailers mechanical coupling equipmentSteering equipment Access (doors, running boards, etc.) |

AGRICULTURAL TRACTORS AND MACHINERY | Tractors: Type approvalMaximum speed, seats for passengers, loading platformLighting and light signalling equipmentShielding of engine parts and projecting moving partsTotal permissible laden weightTowable loadRear-view mirrorsSteering equipmentWindscreen wipersElectrical connection for supplying trailer lighting and light signalling equipmentLocation of registration platesFuel tanksRadio interference suppressionCabAudible warning devices, driver's seat and other equipmentNoise levels, silencersCoupling hookBraking devicesSafety glassAtmospheric pollutionTyres |

MEASURING INSTRUMENTS | Clinical thermometers Weights from 1 g to 10 kg Weights from 5 kg to 50 kg Measurement of the standard mass per storage volume of grain Calibration of the tanks of vessels Measuring instruments: lengthareacapacityvolumeWeighing instruments Electricity meters |

PRECIOUS METALS | Fineness, guarantees and other technical aspects |

THIRD STAGE

Presentation to the Council of proposals for Directives before 1 July 1970

Decision by the Council before 1 January 1971

Field | Directives |

MOTOR VEHICLES | Mopeds |

AGRICULTURAL TRACTORS AND MACHINERY | Tractors: Power take-off Agricultural machinery: Combine-harvesters Motor cultivators (Shielding of power take-off) |

METAL SCAFFOLDING | Construction, checking and type approval of parts |

MEASURING INSTRUMENTS | Meters for liquids Gas meters Liquid volume (capacity of bottles) Hot waters meters Vapour meters Heat meters Calibration of road tankers and tank wagons Measuring instuments: pressure Measuring instruments: speed Speed measuring instruments for traffic police Taxi-meters Alcohol meters Saccharimeters Automatic weighing machines Measuring instruments for determining the fat content of dairy products |

PRESSURE VESSELS | Seamless steel gas cylinders Welded steel gas cylinders Diesel engine starting accumulators Pressure reservoirs fitted to motor vehicles Compressed air reservoirs Steam generators (method of calculation) Movable boilers Small fixed boilers Autoclaves Sterilization equipment Ironing appliances |

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT | Electro-radiological and electro-medical equipment Electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres Other special directives |

NON-ELECTRICAL HEATING, | General directives |

COOKING AND WATER-HEATING EQUIPMENT | Special directives |

FERTILIZERS | Straight and compound fertilizers |

DANGEROUS PREPARATIONS | Classification, packaging and labelling of preparations which are: used as pesticideseasily flammableexplosiveused as solvents |

GAS PIPES | Technical measures for safety in construction and operation |

METAL SOLDERING AND CUTTING EQUIPMENT | |

LIFTING EQUIPMENT AND LIFTS | Means of lifting Hoists (goods lifts) Cranes |

MISCELLANEOUS | Rubber and plastics Cement and construction materials Detergents and washing products Powered and other tools subject to type-approval Equipment designed to avoid radio interference Cosmetic products and perfumes |

[1] OJ No 165, 21.9.1966, p. 2971/66.

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