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Directive 2014/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of non-automatic weighing instruments (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.Scope

    2. Article 2.Definitions

    3. Article 3.Making available on the market and putting into service

    4. Article 4.Essential requirements

    5. Article 5.Free movement of instruments

  3. CHAPTER 2 OBLIGATIONS OF ECONOMIC OPERATORS

    1. Article 6.Obligations of manufacturers

    2. Article 7.Authorised representatives

    3. Article 8.Obligations of importers

    4. Article 9.Obligations of distributors

    5. Article 10.Cases in which obligations of manufacturers apply to importers and distributors

    6. Article 11.Identification of economic operators

  4. CHAPTER 3 CONFORMITY OF INSTRUMENTS

    1. Article 12.Presumption of conformity of instruments

    2. Article 13.Conformity assessment procedures

    3. Article 14.EU declaration of conformity

    4. Article 15.Conformity marking

    5. Article 16.General principles of the CE marking and of the supplementary metrology marking

    6. Article 17.Rules and conditions for affixing the CE marking, the supplementary metrology marking and other markings

    7. Article 18.Restrictive use symbol

  5. CHAPTER 4 NOTIFICATION OF CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT BODIES

    1. Article 19.Notification

    2. Article 20.Notifying authorities

    3. Article 21.Requirements relating to notifying authorities

    4. Article 22.Information obligation on notifying authorities

    5. Article 23.Requirements relating to notified bodies

    6. Article 24.Presumption of conformity of notified bodies

    7. Article 25.Subsidiaries of and subcontracting by notified bodies

    8. Article 26.Application for notification

    9. Article 27.Notification procedure

    10. Article 28.Identification numbers and lists of notified bodies

    11. Article 29.Changes to notifications

    12. Article 30.Challenge of the competence of notified bodies

    13. Article 31.Operational obligations of notified bodies

    14. Article 32.Appeal against decisions of notified bodies

    15. Article 33.Information obligation on notified bodies

    16. Article 34.Exchange of experience

    17. Article 35.Coordination of notified bodies

  6. CHAPTER 5 UNION MARKET SURVEILLANCE, CONTROL OF INSTRUMENTS ENTERING THE UNION MARKET AND UNION SAFEGUARD PROCEDURE

    1. Article 36.Union market surveillance and control of instruments entering the Union market

    2. Article 37.Procedure for dealing with instruments presenting a risk at national level

    3. Article 38.Union safeguard procedure

    4. Article 39.Compliant instruments which present a risk

    5. Article 40.Formal non-compliance

  7. CHAPTER 6 COMMITTEE, TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 41.Committee procedure

    2. Article 42.Penalties

    3. Article 43.Transitional provisions

    4. Article 44.Transposition

    5. Article 45.Repeal

    6. Article 46.Entry into force and application

    7. Article 47.Addressees

  8. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

      1. The terminology used is that of the International Organisation of...

      2. Preliminary observation

      3. Metrological requirements

        1. 1. Units of mass

        2. 2. Accuracy classes

          1. 2.1. The following accuracy classes have been defined:

          2. 2.2. Scale intervals

            1. 2.2.1. The actual scale interval (d) and the verification scale interval...

            2. 2.2.2. For all instruments other than those with auxiliary indicating devices:...

            3. 2.2.3. For instruments with auxiliary indicating devices the following conditions apply:...

        3. 3. Classification

          1. 3.1. Instruments with one weighing range

          2. 3.2. Instruments with multiple weighing ranges

          3. 3.3. Multi-interval instruments

            1. 3.3.1. Instruments with one weighing range may have several partial weighing...

            2. 3.3.2. Each partial weighing range i of multi-interval instruments is defined...

            3. 3.3.3. The partial weighing ranges are classified according to Table 2....

        4. 4. Accuracy

          1. 4.1. On implementation of the procedures laid down in Article 13,...

          2. 4.2. The maximum permissible errors in service are twice the maximum...

        5. 5. Weighing results of an instrument shall be repeatable, and shall...

        6. 6. The instrument shall react to small variations in the load....

        7. 7. Influence quantities and time

          1. 7.1. Instruments of classes II, III and IIII, liable to be...

          2. 7.2. The instruments shall meet the metrological requirements within the temperature...

          3. 7.3. Instruments operated from a mains power supply shall meet the...

          4. 7.4. Electronic instruments, except those in class I and in class...

          5. 7.5. Loading an instrument in class II, III or IIII for...

          6. 7.6. Under other conditions the instruments shall either continue to function...

      4. Design and construction

        1. 8. General requirements

          1. 8.1. Design and construction of the instruments shall be such that...

          2. 8.2. When exposed to disturbances, electronic instruments shall not display the...

          3. 8.3. The requirements of points 8.1 and 8.2 shall be met...

          4. 8.4. When external equipment is connected to an electronic instrument through...

          5. 8.5. The instruments shall have no characteristics likely to facilitate fraudulent...

          6. 8.6. Instruments shall be designed to permit ready execution of the...

        2. 9. Indication of weighing results and other weight values

        3. 10. Printing of weighing results and other weight values

        4. 11. Levelling

        5. 12. Zeroing

        6. 13. Tare devices and preset tare devices

        7. 14. Instruments for direct sales to the public, with a maximum...

        8. 15. Price labelling instruments

    2. ANNEX II

      CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

      1. 1. Module B: EU-type examination

        1. 1.1. EU-type examination is the part of a conformity assessment procedure...

        2. 1.2. EU-type examination may be carried out in any of the...

        3. 1.3. The manufacturer shall lodge an application for EU-type examination with...

        4. 1.4. The notified body shall:

        5. 1.5. The notified body shall draw up an evaluation report that...

        6. 1.6. Where the type meets the requirements of this Directive, that...

        7. 1.7. The notified body shall keep itself apprised of any changes...

        8. 1.8. Each notified body shall inform its notifying authority concerning the...

        9. 1.9. The manufacturer shall keep a copy of the EU-type examination...

        10. 1.10. The manufacturer’s authorised representative may lodge the application referred to...

      2. 2. Module D: Conformity to type based on quality assurance of...

        1. 2.1. Conformity to type based on quality assurance of the production...

        2. 2.2. Manufacturing

        3. 2.3. Quality system

          1. 2.3.1. The manufacturer shall lodge an application for assessment of his...

          2. 2.3.2. The quality system shall ensure that the instruments are in...

          3. 2.3.3. The notified body shall assess the quality system to determine...

          4. 2.3.4. The manufacturer shall undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

          5. 2.3.5. The manufacturer shall keep the notified body that has approved...

        4. 2.4. Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

          1. 2.4.1. The purpose of surveillance is to make sure that the...

          2. 2.4.2. The manufacturer shall, for assessment purposes, allow the notified body...

          3. 2.4.3. The notified body shall carry out periodic audits to make...

          4. 2.4.4. In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        5. 2.5. Conformity marking and EU declaration of conformity

          1. 2.5.1. The manufacturer shall affix the CE marking and the supplementary...

          2. 2.5.2. The manufacturer shall draw up a written EU declaration of...

        6. 2.6. The manufacturer shall, for a period ending 10 years after...

        7. 2.7. Each notified body shall inform its notifying authority of quality...

        8. 2.8. Authorised representative

      3. 3. Module D1: Quality assurance of the production process

        1. 3.1. Quality assurance of the production process is the conformity assessment...

        2. 3.2. Technical documentation

        3. 3.3. The manufacturer shall keep the technical documentation at the disposal...

        4. 3.4. Manufacturing

        5. 3.5. Quality system

          1. 3.5.1. The manufacturer shall lodge an application for assessment of his...

          2. 3.5.2. The quality system shall ensure compliance of the instruments with...

          3. 3.5.3. The notified body shall assess the quality system to determine...

          4. 3.5.4. The manufacturer shall undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

          5. 3.5.5. The manufacturer shall keep the notified body that has approved...

        6. 3.6. Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

          1. 3.6.1. The purpose of surveillance is to make sure that the...

          2. 3.6.2. The manufacturer shall, for assessment purposes, allow the notified body...

          3. 3.6.3. The notified body shall carry out periodic audits to make...

          4. 3.6.4. In addition, the notified body may pay unexpected visits to...

        7. 3.7. Conformity marking and EU declaration of conformity

          1. 3.7.1. The manufacturer shall affix the CE marking and the supplementary...

          2. 3.7.2. The manufacturer shall draw up a written EU declaration of...

        8. 3.8. The manufacturer shall, for a period ending 10 years after...

        9. 3.9. Each notified body shall inform its notifying authority of quality...

        10. 3.10. Authorised representative

      4. 4. Module F: Conformity to type based on product verification

        1. 4.1. Conformity to type based on product verification is the part...

        2. 4.2. Manufacturing

        3. 4.3. Verification

        4. 4.4. Verification of conformity by examination and testing of every instrument...

          1. 4.4.1. All instruments shall be individually examined and appropriate tests set...

          2. 4.4.2. The notified body shall issue a certificate of conformity in...

        5. 4.5. Conformity marking and EU declaration of conformity

          1. 4.5.1. The manufacturer shall affix the CE marking and the supplementary...

          2. 4.5.2. The manufacturer shall draw up a written EU declaration of...

        6. 4.6. If the notified body agrees and under its responsibility, the...

        7. 4.7. Authorised representative

      5. 5. Module F1: Conformity based on product verification

        1. 5.1. Conformity based on product verification is the conformity assessment procedure...

        2. 5.2. Technical documentation

          1. 5.2.1. The manufacturer shall establish the technical documentation. The documentation shall...

          2. 5.2.2. The manufacturer shall keep the technical documentation at the disposal...

        3. 5.3. Manufacturing

        4. 5.4. Verification

        5. 5.5. Verification of conformity by examination and testing of every instrument...

          1. 5.5.1. All instruments shall be individually examined and appropriate tests, set...

          2. 5.5.2. The notified body shall issue a certificate of conformity in...

        6. 5.6. Conformity marking and EU declaration of conformity

          1. 5.6.1. The manufacturer shall affix the CE marking and the supplementary...

          2. 5.6.2. The manufacturer shall draw up a written EU declaration of...

        7. 5.7. If the notified body agrees and under its responsibility, the...

        8. 5.8. Authorised representative

      6. 6. Module G: Conformity based on unit verification

        1. 6.1. Conformity based on unit verification is the conformity assessment procedure...

        2. 6.2. Technical documentation

          1. 6.2.1. The manufacturer shall establish the technical documentation and make it...

          2. 6.2.2. The manufacturer shall keep the technical documentation at the disposal...

        3. 6.3. Manufacturing

        4. 6.4. Verification

        5. 6.5. Conformity marking and EU declaration of conformity

          1. 6.5.1. The manufacturer shall affix the CE marking and the supplementary...

          2. 6.5.2. The manufacturer shall draw up a written EU declaration of...

        6. 6.6. Authorised representative

      7. 7. Common provisions

        1. 7.1. The conformity assessment according to Module D, D1, F, F1...

        2. 7.2. If the instrument’s performance is sensitive to gravity variations the...

        3. 7.2.1. Where a manufacturer has opted for execution in two stages...

        4. 7.2.2. The party which has carried out the first stage of...

        5. 7.2.3. A manufacturer who has opted for Module D or D1...

        6. 7.2.4. The CE marking and the supplementary metrology marking shall be...

    3. ANNEX III

      INSCRIPTIONS

      1. 1. Instruments intended to be used for the applications listed in...

        1. 1.1. Those instruments shall bear visibly, legibly and indelibly the following...

        2. 1.2. Those instruments shall have adequate facilities for the affixing of...

        3. 1.3. Where a data plate is used it shall be possible...

        4. 1.4. The inscriptions Max, Min, e, and d, shall also be...

        5. 1.5. Each load measuring device which is connected or can be...

      2. 2. Instruments not intended to be used for the applications listed...

      3. 3. Restrictive use symbol referred to in Article 18

    4. ANNEX IV

      EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY (No XXXX)

      1. 1. Instrument model/Instrument (product, type, batch or serial number):

      2. 2. Name and address of the manufacturer and, where applicable, his...

      3. 3. This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility...

      4. 4. Object of the declaration (identification of instrument allowing traceability; it...

      5. 5. The object of the declaration described above is in conformity...

      6. 6. References to the relevant harmonised standards used or references to...

      7. 7. The notified body … (name, number) performed … (description of...

      8. 8. Additional information:

    5. ANNEX V

      1. PART A

      2. PART B

    6. ANNEX VI

  9. ATTACHMENTS

    1. STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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