Gas appliances used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting and washing, need to operate safely and present no danger to persons or property when used in normal conditions. Therefore, trade is regulated within the EEA by a directive containing the essential requirements that an appliance must meet when it is placed on the Single Market. It does not indicate how these requirements must be met, thus allowing manufacturers to be flexible as regards technical solutions to be adopted.
Gas appliances are covered by Annex II, Chapter V of the EEA Agreement.
This products sector is the responsibility of the Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Appliances Burning Gaseous or Liquid Fuels.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Gas appliances