Within DG Energy the responsibilities of the Policy Officers that have recently started have been allocated. The first months will be spent on getting familiar with their files.

The Chinese sister association CRAA ha informed us about this conference. CRAA is sponsoring it and would like us to communicate the request for abstracts. The deadline for abstracts is 1 March 2017.

The Commission is consulting stakeholders on the application of application Directive 85/374/EEC on liability for defective products. This directive is mainly applied to consumer goods but is also applied to industrial products.

This draft implementing act regulation establishes a common methodology for the calculation of the weight of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the national market in each Member State and a common methodology for the calculation of the quantity WEEE.

This document describes best environmental practices which can be implemented on a voluntary basis by companies to minimise the environmental impact of electrical and electronic equipment* manufacturing.

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

This draft measure applies to all electronic displays (including “monitors”), which primary function is to display visual information. It also targets displays integrated into industrial machinery and other equipment.

Commission Regulation 2016/2282 amending a set of Ecodesign Regulations with regard to the use of tolerances in verification procedures published

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2281 of 30 November 2016 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products, with regard to ecodesign requirements for air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units has been published on 20 December 2016 in the Official Journal.

The Committee on Legal Affairs of the  European Parliament has asked for a for a study that looks at the interrelation between the Consumer Sales and Guarantee Directive (CSD) and the Ecodesign Directive. This study aims to assess how the legal guarantee of products could be coordinated with the notion of products’ expected lifetime.

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

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