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Members who export to the EU, or plan to do so, should be aware that the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) published a revised list of Machinery Directive Harmonized Standards on November 28, 2013. These Harmonized standards provide a presumption of conformity to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Here's a link to the latest complete list:  Download from the European Commission website (2MB PDF).

This new list of standards harmonized to the Machinery Directive supersedes all previous versions.

Prior to importing your goods into the United States, you should ensure the overseas supplier has marked the goods with the country of origin. For example, goods originating in China should be marked "Made in China." The marking must be legible and permanent so the ultimate purchaser can idntify the goods' origin. The ultimate purchaser is the person who will last purchase or receive the article in the condition in which it was imported. That could be a consumer (one who buys), processor (one who further processes materials) or recipient.

Customs & Border Protection info on Marking of Country of Origin

Acquaints manufactures and exporters in other nations with requirements for goods imported into the U.S.  Word document (52 KB)  PDF (2,459 KB)

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E-Market Express

Export-Import Bank of the United States

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

International Trade Administration

US Government Export Portal

US Chamber of Commerce


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