HARMONISED STANDARDS under Directive 2013/53/EU on Recreational Craft and Personal Watercraft and repealing Directive 94/25/EC
 

Harmonised standards are European standards, which are adopted by European standards organisations, prepared in accordance with the General Guidelines agreed between the Commission and the European standards organisations, and follow a mandate issued by the Commission after consultation with the Member States. Harmonised standards in the meaning of the New Approach are deemed to exist when the European standards organisations formally present to the Commission the European standards elaborated or identified in conformity with the mandate.

The standards are developed by ISO in Geneva. IMCI is an active member in all working areas of the ISO Technical Committee 188 chairing currently 2 of the 27 working groups. Please find here the latest project list (last update on this site: 2017-12-20) of all ISO TC 188 working groups.

Conformity with a national standard that transposes a harmonised standard, whose reference has been published, confers a presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the applicable New Approach Directive that is covered by such a standard.

References (such as titles, identification numbers) of harmonised standards are published in the Official Journal for the directive in question. Member States must publish the reference of the national standard that transposes a harmonised standard. It is useful to indicate in the publication the link with the legislation in question. The application of harmonised standards, which give a presumption of conformity, remains voluntary in the field of New Approach Directives. Thus, the product may be manufactured directly on the basis of the essential requirements. The manufacturer can choose whether or not to refer to harmonised standards. However, if the manufacturer chooses not to follow a harmonised standard, he has the obligation to prove that his products are in conformity with essential requirements by the use of other means of his own choice (for example by means of any existing technical specifications). If the manufacturer applies only a part of a harmonised standard or the applicable harmonised standard does not cover all the essential requirements, the presumption of conformity exists only to the extent the standard corresponds to the essential requirements.

Article 14 of the Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU provides for the presumption of conformity with the essential requirements for products that meet the relevant national standards adopted pursuant to the harmonised standards, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

Please find below a summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards under Directive 2013/53/EU on recreational craft and personal watercraft and repealing Directive 94/25/EC.

Although the list is updated regularly (last update on this site: 18 June, 2018), it may not be complete and it does not have any legal validity; only publication in the Official Journal (OJ C 209 dated 15 June 2018) gives legal affect.

The latest references of the harmonised standards

European Standards OrganisationReference of the harmonised standardTitle of the harmonised standard (and reference document)
European Standards OrganisationReference of the harmonised standardTitle of the harmonised standard (and reference document)

Note 1

Generally the date of cessation of presumption of conformity will be the date of withdrawal (‘dow’), set by the European standardisation organisation, but attention of users of these standards is drawn to the fact that in certain exceptional cases this can be otherwise.

Note 2.1

The new (or amended) standard has the same scope as the superseded standard. On the date stated, the superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation.

Note 2.2

The new standard has a broader scope than the superseded standard. On the date stated the superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation.

Note 2.3

The new standard has a narrower scope than the superseded standard. On the date stated the (partially) superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation for those products or services that fall within the scope of the new standard. Presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation for products or services that still fall within the scope of the (partially) superseded standard, but that do not fall within the scope of the new standard, is unaffected.

Note 3

In case of amendments, the referenced standard is EN CCCCC:YYYY, its previous amendments, if any, and the new, quoted amendment. The superseded standard therefore consists of EN CCCCC:YYYY and its previous amendments, if any, but without the new quoted amendment. On the date stated, the superseded standard ceases to give presumption of conformity with the essential or other requirements of the relevant Union legislation.