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10.9.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 281/3

STATISTICS RELATING TO TECHNICAL REGULATIONS NOTIFIED IN 1997 WITHIN THE
FRAMEWORK OF THE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE UNDER DIRECTIVE 83/189/EC

(98/C 281/03)
(Text with EEA relevance)

Information supplied by the Commission in accordance with Article 11 of Directive 98/34/EC
(Directive consolidating the procedure under Directive 83/189/EEC (Î))

I. TABLE SHOWING DIFFERENT TYPES OF REACTION SENT TO EC MEMBER STATES REGARDING THE DRAFTS
NOTIFIED BY EACH OF THEM

Member States Notifications ObservationsØ(Ï) Detailed opinionsØ(Ð) Proposals for Community acts

Member Member
State Commission EFTAØ(Ñ) State Commission 9.3Ø(Ò) 9.4Ø(Ó)

Belgium 59 11 42 — 1 33 — —

Denmark 40 18 24 1 2 8 — 1

Germany 99 29 20 3 15 8 1 —

Spain 35 20 18 3 6 5 — —

Finland 22 7 9 15 1 2 — —

France 51 35 21 8 21 7 — —

Greece 12 7 10 1 6 2 — —

Ireland 3 1 3 — — — — —

Italy 31 13 14 1 13 7 — 1

Luxembourg 0 — — — — — — —

The Netherlands 341 67 67 11 37 12 1 —

Austria 106 32 38 40 17 23 — —

Portugal 7 7 4 — 8 2 — —

Sweden 23 4 11 13 — 5 — —

United Kingdom 71 13 17 — 2 3 — —

TOTAL ECÙÙ 900 264 298 96 129 117 2 2

(Î)ÙDirective 98/34/EC (OJ L 204, 21.7.1998) consolidates Directive 83/189/EEC, as amended principally by Directives 88/182/EEC and 94/10/EC.
(Ï)ÙArticle 8(2) of the Directive.
(Ð)ÙArticle 9(2) of the Directive (‘detailed opinion .Ø.Ø. to the effect that the envisaged measure may create obstacles to the free movement of goods
within the internal market’).
(Ñ)ÙOn the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, the EFTA countries Contracting Parties to this Agreement apply Directive
83/189/EEC (which has since become Directive 98/34/EC) with the necessary adaptations provided for in Annex II, Chapter XTX, point 1, and
may thus issue observations relating to drafts notified by Member States of the Community. Switzerland may also issue observations, forwarded to
the Commission by the EFTA Surveillance Authority, on the basis of an informal agreement for the exchange of information in the field of
technical regulations.
(Ò)ÙArticle 9(3) of the Directive which provides that Member States shall postpone the adoption of a notified draft for 12 months from the receipt by
the Commission if the latter announces its intention to propose or adopt a Directive, a Regulation, or a Decision on the matter.
(Ó)ÙArticle 9(4) of the Directive requiring that Member States shall postpone the adoption of a notified draft for 12 months from the receipt by the
Commission if the latter announces its finding that the draft concerns a matter which is covered by a proposal for a Directive, Regulation or
Decision presented to the Council.
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II.ÙTABLE SHOWING THE DISTRIBUTION BY SECTOR OF DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY MEMBER STATES OF THE EC

Sectors B DK D E FIN F GR IRL I L NL A P S UK Total EC

Building and construction 1 1 26 7 5 3 2 1 1 — 15 28 — 4 2 96

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Foodstuffs and agricultural products 7 6 4 8 1 11 4 0 11 — 81 7 — 1 25 166

Chemical products 1 1 3 3 — — 1 0 6 0 11 3 — 4 1 34

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Pharmaceutical products — — 6 — — 4 — — 1 — 4 2 — 2 4 23

Domestic and leisure components — 1 0 2 0 3 — — — — 1 — — — 1 8

Machinery 11 3 26 5 6 8 — — 2 — 40 12 2 5 5 125

Energy, ores, wood 1 — — 1 — 6 — — — — 2 — — — — 10

Environment, packaging 4 4 3 — 1 5 1 1 2 — 32 5 3 — 2 63

Health, medical components — — 1 — — — — — — — 1 — 1 — 1 4

Transport — 8 7 3 5 2 4 — 3 — 110 9 1 7 24 183

Telecommunications 33 16 23 6 3 7 — 1 4 — 9 38 — — 6 146

Miscellaneous products 1 — — — 1 2 — — 1 — 35 2 — — — 42

TOTAL PER

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MEMBER STATE 59 40 99 35 22 51 12 3 31 — 341 106 7 23 71 900
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III.ÙTABLE SHOWING OBSERVATIONS RELATING TO DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY ICELAND,
NORWAYØ(Ô) AND SWITZERLANDØ(Õ)

Countries Notifications ECØ(Ö) Observations

Iceland 1 1

Norway 11 5

Switzerland 20 6

TOTALÚ 32 12

(Ô)ÙThe Agreement on the European Economic Area (see note 4) requires EFTA countries which are Contracting
Parties to this Agreement to notify draft technical regulations to the Commission.
(Õ)ÙOn the basis of the informal agreement for the exchange of information in the field of technical regulations (see
note 4), Switzerland forwards its draft technical regulations to the Commission.
(Ö)ÙThe only type of reaction provided for by the Agreement on the European Economic Area (see notes 4 and 7) is
the possibility for the Community to issue observations (Article 8(2) of Directive 98/34/EC as in Annex II,
Chapter XIX, point 1 of this Agreement). The same type of reaction may be issued in respect of Swiss notifi-
cations on the basis of the informal agreement between the Community and Switzerland (see notes 4 and 8).

IV.ÙTABLE SHOWING THE DISTRIBUTION BY SECTOR OF DRAFTS NOTIFIED BY ICELAND,
NORWAY AND SWITZERLAND

Total
Sectors Iceland Norway Switzerland
per sector

Building and construction — — — —

Foodstuffs and agricultural products — 4 8 12

Chemical products — 2 2 4

Pharmaceutical products — — 2 2

Machinery — — 3 3

Health, medical components — — — —

Environment, packaging 1 1 3 5

Transport — 1 2 3

Telecommunications — 3 — 3

TOTAL PER COUNTRYÚ 1 11 20 32
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V.ÙSTATISTICS RELATING TO THE INFRINGEMENT PROCEDURES UNDERTAKEN IN 1997
ON THE BASIS OF ARTICLE 169 OF THE EC TREATY IN RESPECT OF NATIONAL
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS ADOPTEDØ(ÎÍ) IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF
DIRECTIVE 83/189/EEC (SHOWN PER MEMBER STATE)

Belgium 1

Denmark —

Germany 2

Spain 1

Finland 3

France 4

Greece 1

Ireland 1

Italy 2

Luxembourg —

The Netherlands 2

Austria —

Portugal —

Sweden 1

United Kingdom 3

TOTAL ECÙÙ 21

(ÎÍ)ÙThe figures do not relate to national texts adopted during 1997, but
to procedures initiated during this year by the Commission. The
Commission also dealt with 73 infringement procedures initiated in
previous years but still pending.