Our regulatory and advocacy activities
Garden Machinery has to comply with a variety of regulatory requirements ranging from EU product specific legislation on machinery, radio equipment, outdoor noise, road circulation, environmental legislation on sustainability and chemicals, to all of the new rules for digital technologies, notably artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.
With the regulatory environment permanently evolving, the work on technical and regulatory matter remains the main pillar of EGMF’s activities.
Regulatory activities are driven by the Technical Committee, which is composed of technical experts from companies and national associations. The Committee keeps up to date on EU regulatory developments impacting the garden machinery sector and defines priorities. You can find more information on our activities in our latest Activity Report.
As an overarching body, the Technical Committee coordinates the work of eight task forces and two working groups. These working bodies shape the association’s position to speak as one voice.
The key policy files that we work on include:
- Machinery legislation
- Outdoor Noise Directive
- Road Circulation
- Cyber Resilience Act
- AI Act
- Batteries Regulation
- Packaging and Waste Directive
- Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR)
- REACH Regulation
- Waste from Electrical and Electronic Directive (WEEE)
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)