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3. Machine Building

The sectors of machine building cover a wide range of industrial and commercial activities. Bulgarian legislation regulating the terms and conditions of manufacture, use and trade in transport equipment and machinery is fully liberalized to ensure free movement of goods and services. In the same time, the national legislation is harmonized with EU law and provides a full range of safeguards and security standards of manufactured products.

 

The Technical Requirements for Products Act provides a common framework for transposition of the Directives based on the New Approach for technical regulation and the Global Approach to conformity assessment of the EU. The main purpose of the Act is to create conditions that ensure the marketing and / or putting into operation of products do not constitute a threat for the life and health of humans, safety of domestic animals and the interests of consumers and the environment.

 

The Act introduces a CE marking on a product indicating that the manufacturer ensures that the product conforms with the essential requirements of the applicable EC directives. EU law provides for the basic requirements for products, in particular requirements for health and safety of products entering the market, which have been transposed into Bulgarian law, such as requirements for conformity of the machinery, CE conformity assessment relating to electromagnetic compatibility, etc.

Licensing procedures were introduced with respect to the following activities:

 

(i)         Licensing of persons to carry out technical supervision of high-risk equipment;

(ii)        Issuance of permits for conformity assessment of products with the essential requirements;

(iii)       Authorization for carrying out of conformity assessment of construction products and issuance of European technical approvals.

 

Supervisory authority for the issuing and monitoring of licenses and permits is the State Agency for Metrological and Technical Surveillance.

 

Registration of farming and forestry equipment and excavation machines

Legal framework

  • The Law on the Registration and Control of Farming and Forestry Equipment
  • Ordinance No. 7 from 2010 on the terms and procedures for registration of farming and forestry equipment and excavation machinery
  • Tariff for the fees collected by the Supervisory and Technical Inspectorate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food under the Law on the Registration and Control of Farming and Forestry Equipment

Competent authority

  • The head of the relevant regional office of the Supervisory and Technical Inspectorate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Procedures and required documents

  • The equipment owner shall file an application with the regional office of the Supervisory and Technical Inspectorate  within 30 days from the acquisition of the property
  • The documents under Article 11, paragraph 4 of the Law on the Registration and Control of Farming and Forestry Equipment shall be attached to the application

Terms

  • No specific term is set for completing the registration procedure