The Working Group on Technical Barriers to Trade, assisted by the Expert Group on Recreational Craft is responsible for recreational craft legislation contained in Annex II, Chapter XXXI of the EEA Agreement.
Recreational craft is defined as any craft intended for sport or leisure purposes, regardless of the type or the means of propulsion, with a hull length of 2.5 to 24 metres. The recreational craft industry – a part of the broader maritime industry – has an important impact on the EEA in terms of employment and turnover.
In the general context of their competitiveness policy, the EEA EFTA States have concluded Mutual Recognition Agreements with the United States and Canada in order to facilitate two-way trade of recreational craft with those countries.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Maritime Industries
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) - Recreational Craft Sector