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European Commission Consultation on New Approach Review           

The European Commission is attempting to widen its consultation on the review of the New Approach and has posted information about a questionnaire and the document on which it is based via the following link:


The UK DTI circulated information about the document some time ago via its ConCAss distribution and included reports of the subsequent discussions by Member States in the Senior Officials Group on Conformity Assessment and Standardisation (SOGS).

The present consultation is designed to widen the scope of the consultative process to ensure that it includes the maximum number of stakeholders and interested parties.  Various parts of the document have already been the subject of debate and comments.  The latest comments received in April have not been taken into account in this version of the document but will be taken on board for the preparation of the legal text.  Those who have made comments should not reiterate them.  New comments and contributions are welcomed.

The consultation is open until July 2006