The Liftinstituut and the European Common Market

M A Lagendijk

Friday 1st May 1992

The European Commission’s White Paper of June 1985 and the Single European Act, which came into force in July 1987, have committed the European Community to the most ambitious project since the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957. The completion of the European Common Market, with no internal frontiers, by removing physical and technical barriers (European standardisation) will also have an impact on inspection and certification bodies like the Liftinstituut (Netherlands Institute for Lift Technology). Since 1956, the Liftinstituut has been charged by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment with carrying out all of the lift inspections in the Netherlands. A summary of EC legislation and the prospects for the Liftinstituut will be given.

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