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08.06.2016
 

CECE Congress 2016 – the event you don’t want to miss!

PRAGUE -- ‘Industry in Transformation – Drivers of Success’ is the theme of this year’s CECE Congress. The programme will take you on a geographical journey through the Eastern and Central European region, Russia and Ukraine. We will also take a deep-dive into the fundamentals of our industry: excellence in customer relations, your drive to develop the best solutions in technology and service. We’ll discuss an industry in transformation â€“ in Europe and in business – and...

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08.06.2016
 

Dynamic start for European construction equipment market in 2016

BRUSSELS -- The European construction equipment market recorded an unexpectedly dynamic start in 2016, driven by the robust recovery of the French market, the continuation of the recovery in Southern Europe and the stability of the Western European market as a whole. This encouraging development is reported in the CECE Quarterly Economic Bulletin, published just now. The monthly CECE Business Barometer index stayed at high levels in May as well. While optimism regarding the future was a little...

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08.06.2016
 

‘Stage V’ legal text adoption expected by the end of this year

BRUSSELS -- In the latest meeting of the Expert Group on Emissions from non-road mobile machinery engine (GEME), the EU Commission provided and update of the revision of 97/68/EC Directive including the state of play of the supplementing legislation, after the political agreement reached in April by the EU Parliament and Council. The translation and editorial amendments are under development. The final approval by both legislative bodies is expected in July or September. The adoption of the...

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08.06.2016
 

TTIP discussions in Brussels -- the debate continues

BRUSSELS -- CECE in recent time participated in two events on EU Trade Strategy and TTIP. Last Tuesday 24 May, the European Forum for Manufacturing (EFM) and Orgalime organised a thematic roundtable focused on the EU Trade Strategy and TTIP, whereas Euractiv held a panel discussion on the same topic. An overview of the trade European initiatives in progress ‘trade for all strategy’ and ‘market access partnership’ can find be found here and via the following link. The European...

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08.06.2016
 

Public consultation on chemical legislation (except REACH)

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission is conducting an evaluation of existing legislation framework for chemicals and mixtures and related legislation applied to downstream user industries. This includes conditions under which chemicals are manufactured, treated or used and products containing these chemicals. The objective is to evaluate the efficiency of the framework and its coherence. The assessment will cover more than 40 directives and regulations, including, for example:  RoHS...

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08.06.2016
 

Industrial Task Force on Road Circulation on the track

BRUSSELS -- The CECE Road Circulation Project Team continues to contribute to the Industrial Task Force (ITF) dealing with this subject. The ITF is a group of manufacturers of construction equipment, agricultural and forestry machinery, material handling equipment, gardening equipment and municipal equipment. The goal of the ITF is to define common EU road circulation requirements for all equipment occasionally going on the road. The ITF agreed on the way forward to have common requirements...

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08.06.2016
 

Visibility: Standardisation activities are speeding up

BRUSSELS -- The ISO standardization group working on the new visibility standards is now finalising a new draft standard taking into account the comments received so far. By this, another major step toward the finalization of the visibility standard has been achieved. In the meantime, the CECE guidance on what to do in the absence of a harmonized standard remains the main document for the sector. BACKGROUND: CECE published two position papers concerning the EN 474-1 standard regarding the...

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