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The Recreational Craft Sectoral Group (RSG) has been established to assist in the uniform application and interpretation of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) by all Notified Bodies and others parties with valid interest.
The RSG is composed by:
  • Notified Bodies
  • European Commission
  • Recreational Craft Industry
  • User Organisations
  • European Standards Bodies
The objectives of co-operation within the RSG are:
  • to share experience and exchange views on the application of the conformity assessment procedures with the aim of contributing to a uniform understanding and application of requirements and procedures;
  • to elaborate opinions from a technical point of view on matters of conformity assessment procedures by seeking a consensus;
  • to give advice to the European Commission following its request on subjects related to the application of the Directives;
  • to consider aspects of ethics related to Notified Body activities and to elaborate, if necessary, statements on that topic;
  • to remain in coherence with standardisation work at European and international level;
  • to remain informed of harmonisation activities at European level.
The tasks of the RSG are:
  • to be a forum for exchanging information and raising issues of common concern relating to conformity assessment and other technical aspects; to define points of difficulty, propose possible solutions and either agree on a common solution or agree on the equivalence of several solutions;
  • to prepare recommendations and draft guidelines for acceptance by the Standing Committee established under the RCD and for the European Commission;
  • to receive and discuss European Commission guidance documents and other information pertinent to the practical application of the RCD;
  • to collect and collate questions and problems arising from the practical application of the RCD and to present these, together with RSG recommended solutions, where possible, to the European Commission.