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In compliance with Council Directive 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996 on marine equipment, which entered into force on 17 February 1997 by publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities and transposition into German law in the Schiffssicherheitsgesetz (Ship Safety Act) of 18 September 1998, last amended on 19 December 2002 (BGBl I, p. 4690), theBSH, in 1998, since 01 March 2009 BSH -Cert, was notified to the European Commission in Brussels as the body in charge ofEC conformity assessment procedures for navigation and radiocommunication equipment by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. Instead of the national type testing and approval procedure used until then, the BSH -Cert now had to apply a uniformEC conformity assessment procedure at least for the equipment listed in Annex A.1 of the Directive.


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