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2016/0236(COD) Union certification system for aviation security screening equipment

Progress: Awaiting committee decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead IMCO
Lead TRAN
Former Responsible Committee IMCO DE GRANDES PASCUAL Luis (icon: PPE PPE), VAN BOSSUYT Anneleen (icon: ECR ECR)
Former Responsible Committee TRAN DE GRANDES PASCUAL Luis (icon: PPE PPE), VAN BOSSUYT Anneleen (icon: ECR ECR)
Committee Opinion LIBE
Former Committee Opinion LIBE
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 58, TFEU 114

Events

2017/05/18
   EP - Referral to joint committee announced in Parliament
2017/01/25
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
Documents
2016/11/11
   RO_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2016/11/10
   UK_HOUSE-OF-COMMONS - Reasoned opinion
Documents
2016/11/10
   IT_SENATE - Contribution
Documents
2016/09/26
   EP - Former Responsible Committee
2016/09/26
   EP - Former Responsible Committee
2016/09/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2016/09/07
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2016/09/07
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2016/09/07
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to establish an EU certification system for aviation security screening equipment.

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with Council.

BACKGROUND: civil aviation security screening equipment, such as metal detection equipment, security scanners and explosive detection systems, must fulfil a number of performance requirements before they can be made available or put into service.

EU Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 establishes the technical specifications and performance requirements for aviation security screening equipment used at EU airports. However, the Regulation is not accompanied by a legally binding EU-wide conformity assessment scheme to ensure that the required standards are met at all EU airports.

Therefore, equipment certified in one EU Member State can be put on the market in that Member State only. Any other EU Member State is free to recognise this certification, but there is no procedure for automatic recognition of the certification issued by the first Member State.

Screening equipment in the aviation security sector represents a considerable market, with an annual global turnover of EUR 14 billion, EUR 4.2 billion of which in the EU alone . Accordingly, the Commission considers it necessary to allow free movement of this equipment in the internal market to improve the competitiveness of the European security industry.

In its Communication entitled " Security Industrial Policy - Action Plan for an innovative and competitive Security Industry " of July 2012, the Commission identified aviation security screening equipment as an area where it would make the most sense to set up a Union-wide certification system.

The European Agenda on Security emphasises the need for a competitive EU security industry.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the preferred option is a legislative proposal that would allow producers to market and sell their products throughout the Union, once certified in one Member State.

The approach consists of " full harmonisation ", characterised by a certification system to be implemented by national approval authorities and based on detailed specifications laid down in legislation: 1) performance requirements applicable to aviation security screening equipment; 2) common testing methodologies 3) accreditation of testing laboratories.

CONTENT: the regulation aims to ensure the free movement of civil aviation security screening equipment in the Union. To this end, it establishes rules on the administrative and procedural requirements for the EU type-approval of aviation security screening equipment.

The certification system established by this proposal builds on the common evaluation process (CEP), elaborated within the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to assess the conformity of aviation security screening equipment with the existing performance requirements established at the EU level, and combines it with an accreditation procedure for conformity assessment bodies.

The aim is to establish a unique EU certification system based on EU type-approval and issuance of certificate of conformity by manufacturers, which would be valid in all the EU Member States, according to a principle of mutual recognition.

Each Member State should designate a body with responsibility for approving the compliance of aviation security screening equipment by issuing an EU type-approval certificate valid throughout the Union.

An EU type-approval certificate should attest that a specific type and configuration of aviation security screening equipment complies with the common rules and standards in the field of civil aviation security laid down in particular in Regulation (EC) No 300/2008.

Testing the equipment to assess compliance with the standards should be performed by technical services that have the skills and technical knowledge necessary to perform conformity assessments by applying the relevant common testing methodologies.

With regard to monitoring and evaluation , the proposal provides that every five years, the Commission will publish a general report on the implementation of the regulation. That report will be based on a targeted survey aimed at all relevant stakeholders to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the regulation with respect to the operational objectives.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

Documents

History

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      • PURPOSE: to establish an EU certification system for aviation security screening equipment.

        PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with Council.

        BACKGROUND: civil aviation security screening equipment, such as metal detection equipment, security scanners and explosive detection systems, must fulfil a number of performance requirements before they can be made available or put into service.

        EU Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 establishes the technical specifications and performance requirements for aviation security screening equipment used at EU airports. However, the Regulation is not accompanied by a legally binding EU-wide conformity assessment scheme to ensure that the required standards are met at all EU airports.

        Therefore, equipment certified in one EU Member State can be put on the market in that Member State only. Any other EU Member State is free to recognise this certification, but there is no procedure for automatic recognition of the certification issued by the first Member State.

        Screening equipment in the aviation security sector represents a considerable market, with an annual global turnover of EUR 14 billion, EUR 4.2 billion of which in the EU alone. Accordingly, the Commission considers it necessary to allow free movement of this equipment in the internal market to improve the competitiveness of the European security industry.

        In its Communication entitled "Security Industrial Policy - Action Plan for an innovative and competitive Security Industry" of July 2012, the Commission identified aviation security screening equipment as an area where it would make the most sense to set up a Union-wide certification system.

        The European Agenda on Security emphasises the need for a competitive EU security industry.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the preferred option is a legislative proposal that would allow producers to market and sell their products throughout the Union, once certified in one Member State.

        The approach consists of "full harmonisation", characterised by a certification system to be implemented by national approval authorities and based on detailed specifications laid down in legislation: 1) performance requirements applicable to aviation security screening equipment; 2) common testing methodologies 3) accreditation of testing laboratories.

        CONTENT: the regulation aims to ensure the free movement of civil aviation security screening equipment in the Union. To this end, it establishes rules on the administrative and procedural requirements for the EU type-approval of aviation security screening equipment.

        The certification system established by this proposal builds on the common evaluation process (CEP), elaborated within the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to assess the conformity of aviation security screening equipment with the existing performance requirements established at the EU level, and combines it with an accreditation procedure for conformity assessment bodies.

        The aim is to establish a unique EU certification system based on EU type-approval and issuance of certificate of conformity by manufacturers, which would be valid in all the EU Member States, according to a principle of mutual recognition.

        Each Member State should designate a body with responsibility for approving the compliance of aviation security screening equipment by issuing an EU type-approval certificate valid throughout the Union.

        An EU type-approval certificate should attest that a specific type and configuration of aviation security screening equipment complies with the common rules and standards in the field of civil aviation security laid down in particular in Regulation (EC) No 300/2008.

        Testing the equipment to assess compliance with the standards should be performed by technical services that have the skills and technical knowledge necessary to perform conformity assessments by applying the relevant common testing methodologies.

        With regard to monitoring and evaluation, the proposal provides that every five years, the Commission will publish a general report on the implementation of the regulation. That report will be based on a targeted survey aimed at all relevant stakeholders to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the regulation with respect to the operational objectives.

        DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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          • PURPOSE: to establish an EU certification system for aviation security screening equipment.

            PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

            ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with Council.

            BACKGROUND: civil aviation security screening equipment, such as metal detection equipment, security scanners and explosive detection systems, must fulfil a number of performance requirements before they can be made available or put into service.

            EU Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 establishes the technical specifications and performance requirements for aviation security screening equipment used at EU airports. However, the Regulation is not accompanied by a legally binding EU-wide conformity assessment scheme to ensure that the required standards are met at all EU airports.

            Therefore, equipment certified in one EU Member State can be put on the market in that Member State only. Any other EU Member State is free to recognise this certification, but there is no procedure for automatic recognition of the certification issued by the first Member State.

            Screening equipment in the aviation security sector represents a considerable market, with an annual global turnover of EUR 14 billion, EUR 4.2 billion of which in the EU alone. Accordingly, the Commission considers it necessary to allow free movement of this equipment in the internal market to improve the competitiveness of the European security industry.

            In its Communication entitled "Security Industrial Policy - Action Plan for an innovative and competitive Security Industry" of July 2012, the Commission identified aviation security screening equipment as an area where it would make the most sense to set up a Union-wide certification system.

            The European Agenda on Security emphasises the need for a competitive EU security industry.

            IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the preferred option is a legislative proposal that would allow producers to market and sell their products throughout the Union, once certified in one Member State.

            The approach consists of "full harmonisation", characterised by a certification system to be implemented by national approval authorities and based on detailed specifications laid down in legislation: 1) performance requirements applicable to aviation security screening equipment; 2) common testing methodologies 3) accreditation of testing laboratories.

            CONTENT: the regulation aims to ensure the free movement of civil aviation security screening equipment in the Union. To this end, it establishes rules on the administrative and procedural requirements for the EU type-approval of aviation security screening equipment.

            The certification system established by this proposal builds on the common evaluation process (CEP), elaborated within the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to assess the conformity of aviation security screening equipment with the existing performance requirements established at the EU level, and combines it with an accreditation procedure for conformity assessment bodies.

            The aim is to establish a unique EU certification system based on EU type-approval and issuance of certificate of conformity by manufacturers, which would be valid in all the EU Member States, according to a principle of mutual recognition.

            Each Member State should designate a body with responsibility for approving the compliance of aviation security screening equipment by issuing an EU type-approval certificate valid throughout the Union.

            An EU type-approval certificate should attest that a specific type and configuration of aviation security screening equipment complies with the common rules and standards in the field of civil aviation security laid down in particular in Regulation (EC) No 300/2008.

            Testing the equipment to assess compliance with the standards should be performed by technical services that have the skills and technical knowledge necessary to perform conformity assessments by applying the relevant common testing methodologies.

            With regard to monitoring and evaluation, the proposal provides that every five years, the Commission will publish a general report on the implementation of the regulation. That report will be based on a targeted survey aimed at all relevant stakeholders to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the regulation with respect to the operational objectives.

            DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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