Technical Affairs & Surveying

Product Contact Point as specified in Regulation (EC) No 764/2008

Regulation (EC) No 764/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 laying down procedures relating to the application of certain national technical rules to products lawfully marketed in another Member State and repealing Decision No 3052/95/EC was published in the Official Journal on 13 August 2008 and came into force 20 days later. It has been valid since 13 May 2009.

It regulates:

  • Procedures with which authorities of Member States must comply when intending to apply a national technical rule and to apply restrictions (e.g. suspend, subject to conditions, take from market) to a product which has been lawfully marketed in another Member State.
  • The establishment of Product Contact Points to provide business with information on the applicable technical rules.

Tasks of the Product Contact Point as specified in Articles 9 and 10 of the Regulation

Provision of the following information:

  • the technical rules applicable to a specific type of product in the territory in which those Product Contact Points are established and information as to whether that type of product is subject to a requirement for prior authorisation under the laws of their Member State, together with information concerning the principle of mutual recognition and the application of this Regulation in the territory of that Member State
  • the contact details of the competent authorities within that Member State by means of which they may be contacted directly, including the particulars of the authorities responsible for supervising the implementation of the technical rules in question in the territory of that Member State
  • the remedies generally available in the territory of that Member State in the event of a dispute between the competent authorities and an economic operator.

Special Product Contact Point for Construction Products:

Please note that there is a separate Product Contact Point for construction products: http://www.oib.or.at/

 

Questions on technical rules concerning products which are not the subject of harmonisation at the Community level

Product

Institution

Link to legal basis

Contact

General questions and products not belonging to the product types listed below

BMWFW Service Centre

Provided upon request

service@bmwfw.gv.at

Electrical equipment for use with a voltage rating of less than 50 or more than 1000 V AC and less than 75 or more than 1500 V DC, safety aspects of electricity meters, household plugs and receptacles, power supply equipment for electric livestock fences, with the exception of electrical equipment for use in explosive atmospheres, electro-medical equipment and radio systems and telecommunications terminal equipment as well as electrically powered machinery

BMWFW I/9

Federal Law Gazette No 106/1993 as amended by Federal Law Gazette No 136/2001
Federal Act on Safety Measures, Normalisation and Classification in the Area of Electrical Engineering (Bundesgesetz über Sicherheitsmaßnahmen, Normalisierung und Typisierung auf dem Gebiete der Elektrotechnik, Elektrotechnikgesetz 1992, ETG 1992; only available in German)
Decrees

post.i9@bmwfw.gv.at

Housings for high-voltage circuit breakers, vacuum containers, bottles for carbonated beverages

BMWFW I/8

Federal Law Gazette No 211/1992 as amended by Federal Law Gazette No 84/2003
Federal Act on Safety Measures for Steam Boilers, Pressure Vessels, Containers and Pipework (Vessels Act) (Bundesgesetz über Sicherheitsmaßnahmen für Dampfkessel, Druckbehälter, Versandbehälter und Rohrleitungen, Kesselgesetz; only available in German)
Decrees

Post.I8@bmwfw.gv.at

Measuring instruments used in metrology as regulated by law

BMWFW I/11

Federal Act of 5 July 1950 on Metrology (Bundesgesetz vom 5. Juli 1950 über das Maß- und Eichwesen, Maß- und Eichgesetz, MEG) as amended by Federal Law Gazette I No 137/2004 (only available in German)

post.i11@bmwfw.gv.at

Small firearms

BMWFW I/10

Federal Law Gazette No 141/1951, as amended by Federal Law Gazette No 233/1984 and Federal Law Gazette I No 136/2001
Proof Testing Act (Beschussgesetz; only available in German)
Decrees

post.i10@bmwfw.gv.at

Foods

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) II/B/7

Federal Law Gazette I No 13/2006 as amended
Federal Act on Safety Requirements and Other Requirements Pertaining to Food, Articles of Daily Use and Cosmetic Products for the Protection of Consumers – Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act (Bundesgesetz über Sicherheitsanforderungen und weitere Anforderungen an Lebensmittel, Gebrauchsgegenstände und kosmetische Mittel zum Schutz der Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher – Lebensmittelsicherheits- und Verbraucherschutzgesetz, LMSVG; only available in German)

IIB7@bmg.gv.at

Articles of daily use

BMG II/B/14

Federal Law Gazette I No 13/2006 as amended
Federal Act on Safety Requirements and Other Requirements Pertaining to Food, Articles of Daily Use and Cosmetic Products for the Protection of Consumers – Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act (LMSVG; only available in German)

IIB14@bmg.gv.at

Cosmetic products

BMG II/B/14

Federal Law Gazette I No 13/2006 as amended
Federal Act on Safety Requirements and Other Requirements Pertaining to Food, Articles of Daily Use and Cosmetic Products for the Protection of Consumers – Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act (LMSVG; only available in German)

IIB14@bmg.gv.at

Tobacco products

BMG II/1

Federal Law Gazette I No 431/1995 as amended
Federal Act on the Manufacture and Placing on the Market of Tobacco Products and on the Protection of Non-Smokers (Bundesgesetz über das Herstellen und das Inverkehrbringen von Tabakerzeugnissen sowie die Werbung für Tabakerzeugnisse und den Nichtraucherschutz; only available in German)

ombudsstelle.nrs@bmg.gv.at

Precious metals and marking

Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) III/6

Federal Act under which a Federal Act on the Marking and Control of Precious Metal Articles (Marking Act of 2000) is adopted and the Administrative Procedures Act of 1991 amended (Bundesgesetz, mit dem ein Bundesgesetz über die Punzierung und Kontrolle von Edelmetallgegenständen (Punzierungsgesetz 2000) erlassen und das Einführungsgesetz zu den Verwaltungsverfahrens-gesetzen 1991 geändert wird)
Decrees

post.punzierung@bmf.gv.at

Fertilisers

Federal Office for Food Safety

Federal Law Gazette No 513/1994
Fertiliser Act (Düngemittelgesetz; § 9a; only available in German)
Federal Law Gazette I No 100/2004
Fertiliser Decree (Düngemittelverordnung; § 2 (3); only available in German)

duengemittel@baes.gv.at

Soil additives

Federal Office for Food Safety

Federal Law Gazette No 513/1994
Fertiliser Act (Düngemittelgesetz; § 9a; only available in German)
Federal Law Gazette I No 100/2004
Fertiliser Decree (Düngemittelverordnung; § 2 (3); only available in German)

duengemittel@baes.gv.at 

Culture substrates

Federal Office for Food Safety

Federal Law Gazette No 513/1994
Fertiliser Act (Düngemittelgesetz; § 9a; only available in German)
Federal Law Gazette I No 100/2004
Fertiliser Decree (Düngemittelverordnung; § 2 (3); only available in German)

duengemittel@baes.gv.at 

Plant additives

Federal Office for Food Safety

Federal Law Gazette No 513/1994
Fertiliser Act (Düngemittelgesetz; § 9a; only available in German)
Federal Law Gazette I No 100/2004
Fertiliser Decree (Düngemittelverordnung; § 2 (3); only available in German)

duengemittel@baes.gv.at 

Motor vehicles and trailers

Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)/St 4

Federal Act on Motoring (Bundesgesetz über das Kraftfahrwesen), Federal Law Gazette No 264/1967 most recently amended by Federal Law Gazette I No 94/2009 – Motor Vehicle Act (Kraftfahrgesetz, KFG; only available in German)

st4@bmvit.gv.at

Searching for a product in TARIC:

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/customs_duties/tariff_aspects/customs_tariff/index_en.htm

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