The recently published Council Regulation (EU) 2022/394​ and Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/395​ imply the suspension of conformity assessment services by the EU notified bodies for Russia.​​​​


The Recreational Craft Sectoral Group (RSG), consisting of all Notified Bodies and other parties with valid interest, has been established to assist in the uniform application and interpretation of the actual version of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD). The composition of RSG comprises the following parties:

  • Notified Bodies
  • European Commission
  • Recreational Craft Industry
  • User Organisations
  • European Standards Bodies
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Our Guidelines

Our objectives

An homogeneus application of the conformity assessment procedures among the member states through a strong cooperation within the group:


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.

Technical opinions

Elaborate opinions from a technical point of view on matters of conformity assessment procedures by seeking a consensus.


give advice to the European Commission following its request on subjects related to the application of the Directives.


Consider aspects of ethics related to Notified Body activities and to elaborate, if necessary, statements on that topic.


Remain in coherence with standardisation work at European and international level.


Remain informed of harmonisation activities at European level.

Our tasks

to be a forum for exchanging information and raising issues of common concern relating to conformity assessment and other technical aspects;
to prepare recommendations and draft guidelines for acceptance by the RCD Expert Group;
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