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Notifications under EU Directive 2015/1535 (formerly Directive 98/34/EC)

Procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regulations and of rules on Information Society services

The Directive 2015/1535 aims to ensure that draft national measures are compatible with EU legislation and the Internal Market principles. It also allows the opportunity for these drafts to be discussed and reviewed by the EU Commission, Member States, and the public. It accomplishes this through a procedure that imposes an obligation upon Member States to notify all draft technical regulations concerning products and Information Society services before they are adopted in Member States' national law. Failure to notify a relevant regulation can render that regulation unenforceable.

NSAI is the national contact point under this Directive, NSAI will process notifications, comments, and detailed opinions through the TRIS portal and communication from the EU to the Republic of Ireland and from the Republic of Ireland to the EU, as the intermediary.

Technical Regulation Information System (TRIS)

This tool allows the public, EU Commission, and Member States to view notifications which is during a standstill period, where the draft cannot be adopted, where comments (made by the public, EU Commission, and Member States) and detailed opinions (made by the EU Commission and Member States) can be made. These comments and detailed opinions may only be submitted during the standstill period of the notification, therefore please adhere to the standstill period for the particular notification.

The following link will take you to database that is accessible to the public where you can view the notifications and the draft texts.

If you wish to make a "contribution" to a notification, a comment/message, it can be done through the TRIS website on the page of the notification. This is open to the public, and if the option of confidentiality is selected, this will only go to the EU Commission. A "contribution" may or may not be responded to by the Commission, however receipt of it will be sent by the Commission.

For Officials

Note that this is only applicable to the Irish Government and subsidiaries of the Irish Government.

Please read the following guide for information about EU Directive 2015/1535 and the procedures in NSAI for the Directive for submitting notification, comments, and detailed opinions.

If you wish to view comments and/or detailed opinions regarding notifications from other Member States please read the guide for further information.

If you wish to provide comments or detailed opinions to Member States' notifications, please read the guide for submittal of detailed opinions or comments. This needs to be done during the indicated standstill period for the particular notification.

If you would like to submit a notification to TRIS, please read the guide about the Directive, the notification procedure, and the Directive's and NSAI's procedures.

Please ensure that you read the relevant documents and follow the Directive's and NSAI's procedures outlined ensure that the notifications are processed correctly.

Links

You can find the EU Directive 2015/1535 here.

You can find the EU Commission website about the EU Directive 2015/1535 here which has additional links and information as well.

You can find the NSAI guide for officials here.

Note -- If you have any further questions regarding this Directive, please forward your inquiries to the national contact point at NSAI at EUDirective2015.1535@nsai.ie or by telephone through + 353 1 807 3854

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