CC Guide


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This document updates and replaces the first edition of the application guide issued in 2001 and sets out and comments on the text of Directive 94/25/EC relating to the design and construction requirements for recreational craft (the directive). This guide is intended to be a reference document for all parties directly or indirectly involved with the recreational craft industry. It should be read and used as an aid in the application of the directive. It does not, however, substitute for it. It is the intention that it should explain and clarify certain important issues related to the directive. In addition, these guidelines are intended to promote the free movement of goods in the EU/EEA internal market having been presented to Member States’ government experts, industry, notified bodies, users and other parties for comment. The competent services of the European Commission very much appreciate the assistance given during the preparation of the second edition of this guide. The guide is publicly available, but it is not binding in the same sense as legal acts adopted by the Community. The legally binding provisions are those transposing the directive into the national legislation of the EU/EEA Member States. Since Directive 94/25/EC is a ‘new approach’ directive, additional guidance on the principles of the new approach can be found in the Guide to the implementation of directives based on the new approach and the global approach. This guide has been published by the European Commission and can be downloaded from the Commission’s website at the following address:…. It should be noted that the text of the directive speaks of the ‘Community’ or ‘EU’ in the sense of a trade area; this should be read to mean both the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

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