EU Legal Framework
EU Regulation 765/ 2008 provides a legal framework for the provision of accreditation services for conformity assessment activities across Europe. It has been developed against the background of a growing recognition of the importance of accreditation to the EU’s economic infrastructure. The Regulation covers the operation of accreditation in support of voluntary conformity assessment as well as conformity assessment required by legislation. The Regulation is part of a legislative suite aimed at maximising the potential of the Single Market in the free movement of goods throughout the European Union.
The legislative suite, available from www.inab.ie, comprises:
- Regulation EC-765-2008 - Accreditation Market Surveillance (PDF, 18 pages, 159KB) - setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products
- Regulation EC-764-2008 - Technical Rules (PDF, 9 pages, 93KB) - laying down procedures relating to the application for national technical rules to products lawfully marketed in another member state
- Decision EC 768-2008 - Notification (PDF, 47 pages, 235KB) - on a common framework for the marketing of products
- Guidelines with the European Cooperation for Accreditation (PDF, 6 pages, 640KB)