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Harmonised standards

Harmonised standards are European standards which have a special status. Harmonised standards receive their special status from their connection to the New Approach Directives of the European Union. The purpose of harmonised standards is to describe technical solutions for the performance of requirements laid down in the directives. As a rule, the use of harmonised standards provides a so-called prumption of conformity with regard to the performance of the directive requirements, which makes the use of harmonised standards the easiest way to prove the performance of important requirements of directives.

Harmonised standards are prepared by European standard organisations in accordance with mandates given to them by the European Commission. As a rule, a harmonised standard provides a compliance prerequisite with regard to the performance of the directive requirements if a relevant reference regarding this standard has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The European Commission publishes a summary of the lists of harmonised standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the following website:
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/european-standards/harmonised-standards

Pursuant to the Product Conformity Act, the Estonian national standards body shall publish information in the EVS Teataja regarding new harmonised standards, concerning which a notice (reference) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, and regarding harmonised standards which have been transposed into Estonian standards.

Here are lists of Estonian standards transposing harmonised standards in our web shop.

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