ATEX news. New directive 2014/34/EU

The directive 2014/34/EU, which is replacing mean time used 94/9/EC directive, was announced at March 29 th 2014.

Whats new?

The EC declaration of conformity becomes an EU declaration of conformity;
The EC type examination certificate becomes an EU type examination certificate;
Importers are required to put their names and addresses on the products;
Manufacturer’s, importer’s and distributor’s responsibilities, with regard to placing the products on the market (in particular requirements for traceability and market surveillance) are more precisely defined and updated.
Link to European Parliament and of the Council:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:32014L0034