The EU Directive Handbook: Understanding the European Union Compliance Process and What it Means to You, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The EU Directive Handbook

Understanding the European Union Compliance Process and What it Means to You, 1st Edition

By Allen R. Bailey

Routledge

216 pages

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Hardback: 9781574441024
pub: 1997-03-06
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The key to the global market in the twenty-first century will be understanding the European Union Directives. Over 43 countries worldwide have already made the EU Directives law. By the year 2000, one-third of all countries will probably be using the EU Directives to determine compliance for industry.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: WHAT

EU History

First Treaty 1947, Treaty of Brussels

Formation of the European Community (EC)

EU Treaty of 1992-Formation of the EU

Three Major Pillars of the EU

Organization of the Union

EU Commission

EU Council

Parliament

EU Courts

Economic and Social Committee

Regional Committee

Banking and Commerce Committee

Voting in the EU

Modules of Conformity Assessment

EU Directives

Harmonization Directive

Technical Certification Directive

Liability and Product Safety Directive

Specific Directives for Each Industry Overview

Notified Bodies

Standing Committees

Presumption of Conformity Clause

Safeguard Clause

SECTION 2: WHY

Benefits of Compliance

CE Marking

Size of the Market

Risks of Non-Compliance

Regulatory System in the EU

Effects on Companies

SECTION 3: HOW

Are You a Regulatory Product or Not?

Determining which Directives Apply to Your Product

Determine the Degree of Risk to the Consumer and the Environment

Modules A, B, and C

Module A-Self Certification

Module B-EC Type Examination

Module C-EC Declaration of Conformity to Type

Modules D through F

Module D-Production Quality Control

Module E-EC Declaration of Conformity

Module F-EC Verification

Module G (Service Companies)

Module G-Unit Verification

Module H

Module H-Full Quality Assurance

ISO 9000 and Its Relationship to the EU Directives

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General