In practical terms, the MRA now applies to eight important new categories of marine equipment. A consolidated version of the agreement is available here, with the extent of the product listed in Schedule II. NOTE that mutual recognition agreements can, on the one hand, contribute positively to greater international harmonization of standards; Universal Automatic Identification System Equipment (AIS) With the experience of MRA and the strengthening of regulatory direction, the categories of devices covered by the original MRMs have grown from 43 product categories to 69 product categories. 1.Where a contracting party considers that the equivalence of the technical requirements is not maintained or cannot be maintained for one or more products listed in Schedule II, it informs the other party and gives the reasons for them. Any challenge to equivalence is considered in the joint committee. If the joint committee has not ruled within sixty days of the date of referral, the obligation of mutual recognition for these products is suspended by one or both parties. The suspension will remain in effect until the joint committee has reached an agreement. 2. Determining the equivalence of the technical rules of the contracting parties is based on their implementation of international instruments relevant to their respective legislation, regulations and administrative provisions, unless a party considers the instrument to be an ineffective or inappropriate means of achieving its regulatory objectives. In the latter case, equivalence is established on a basis acceptable to both parties. 1.
The article 3 mutual recognition obligations are based on the parties` finding that the technical requirements listed in Schedule II are equivalent for each Schedule II product. Protocol 12 of the EEA Agreement provides that, when it takes the initiative to negotiate mutual recognition agreements, the EU “negotiates on the basis of the conclusion by the third countries concerned of parallel MRA with the EEA EFTA states which are equivalent to those to be concluded by the EU”. This system of parallel trade agreements allows third countries to facilitate market access for the sectors covered and vice versa throughout the EEA. A similar decision was taken between the EU and the United States on 18 February, just days before that of the EEA-EFTA states and the United States. 2. This agreement also establishes a regulatory cooperation framework to maintain and support mutual recognition of their respective regulatory requirements for marine equipment between the EC and the United States; Promote the improvement and development of regulatory requirements to improve marine safety and prevent marine pollution; and to ensure a uniform application of this agreement. This cooperation will be conducted in full compliance with the regulatory autonomy of the parties and their current policies and regulations, as well as their common commitment to the development of relevant international instruments. The agreement aims to simplify things for manufacturers who want both U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) accreditation and European Compliance Certificates (see definition). 1. This agreement sets out the conditions under which the importing party`s regulator accepts certificates of compliance issued by the export party`s compliance assessment bodies in accordance with the exporting party`s technical rules, referred to as “mutual recognition.” The certificate to be attached to the product must include the product number in Schedule A1 of the Swedish Maritime Administration regulations and the general guidelines for marine equipment.
B, for example “A.1/4.1” for magnetic compasses. CONSIDERING that the parties` objective is to strengthen maritime security and prevent marine pollution; 2.