Polish list of products subject to mandatory third party certification

Published: 16 September 2003

Policies & Issues: Legal

Letter to Commissioner Liikanen

Certification has long been an important issue between EU companies and Poland and many complaints have so far been lodged, especially from the engineering sector.  Even if the reduced list of products subject to mandatory certification (dated May 2002) appeared to offer some relief in special areas, a large number of products still fall under mandatory certification in Poland.

Besides the fact that, according to our information, the list is not yet in force, Poland requires mandatory certification obligations for products, such as many types of machines, which in the EU are only subject to a manufacturer’s declaration of conformity.

It also appears that, for certain products subject to mandatory third party certification in the EU, Poland currently does not recognise all notified bodies in the EU and requests verification procedures to be carried out by Polish bodies.

Orgalime asks the European Commission to outline the European engineering industry’s uncomfortable situation.

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