Electrical Material

Four specific areas are covered in the electrical material chapter of the EEA Agreement. It deals first with electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX). Such equipment is typically used on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, flour mills and other areas where there may be a potentially explosive atmosphere. The chapter also covers active implantable medical devices which require electrical power. The chapter deals with low voltage electrical equipment (laying down requirements covering all health and safety risks of such material) and with the issue of electromagnetic compatibility (laying down requirements in order to prevent electrical and electronic equipment from generating or being affected by electromagnetic disturbances).

Electrical material is covered by Annex II, Chapter X of the EEA Agreement.

This product sector is the responsibility of the Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Electrical Equipment and the Expert Group on ATEX.

See also:

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) – Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industries (EEI)

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - ATEX

Senior Officer
Internal Market Division

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