On Sunday 18th September 2016 a new version of the Marine Equipment Directive came into force, Directive 2014/90/EU replaces 96/98/EC http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.257.01.0146.01.ENG .
TÜV SÜD BABT continue to be a Notified Body under the new directive as appointed by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Our advice is that MED certificates issued under 96/98/EC will continue to be valid under 2014/90/EU until either:
- the product is modified;
- new requirements are published within subsequent Implementing Regulations;
- administrative changes to the certificate are required.
It is expected that the first Implementing Regulation, which will replace Annex A.1 of 96/98/EC, will be published towards the end of 2016. Until this Implementing Regulation is published the current MED Amendment, 2015/559/EU will continue to be used.
Any applications made after 18th September 2016 should be in line with the new Directive and use the new documents available here.