Government endorses the Commission proposal for a regulation on the approval and market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery
On 17 May 2023, the Government submitted to Parliament a Union communication on the Commission proposal for a regulation on the approval and market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery. The Government supports the aim of the proposal to strengthen the single market while ensuring a high level of road safety.
The European Commission published the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on EU type approval and market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery on 30 March 2023. The proposal aims at creating EU type approval rules for non-road mobile machinery. Non-road mobile machinery is a broad category of machinery fitted with a means for its own propulsion. The machinery occasionally needs to circulate on public roads, even though its main intended purpose is in a certain sector, such as construction, agricultural, municipal or material handling equipment. According to the Commission, mobile machinery is one of the last vehicle categories that does not have a harmonised type approval system.
The purpose of the proposal is to lay down the technical requirements for the road safety of non-road mobile machinery entering the EU market, and the administrative provisions for the EU type approval of such machinery. It would also set the rules and procedures for the market surveillance of non-road mobile machinery that falls within the scope of EU type approval.
The Government endorses the Commission’s proposal for harmonised EU rules for approval of non-road mobile machinery. The rules would make their market entry and use in different EU countries easier. As mobile machinery is used on public roads too, they would also improve traffic safety.
On 17 May 2023, the Government submitted a Union communication on the matter to Parliament. The communication will be considered by the Grand Committee, together with statements submitted by the relevant special committees.
At the EU level, the proposal will be discussed by the European Parliament and the Council. The provisions of the regulation would be applied 36 months after their entry into force, but the requirements would be mandatory only after a transition period of eight years.
Esa Aaltonen, Chief Specialist, tel. +358 295 342 107, [email protected]