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News article23 April 2018Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport1 min read

New standard for electronic tagging of marine equipment


The Commission has presented today a new electronic tagging standard for better marine equipment safety. Manufacturers of marine equipment using the electronic tags will be better protected against counterfeiting and can offer their customers additional functions such as stock control. The new standard makes use of RFID (radio-frequency identification) and Data Matrix formatting.

Once the e-tag is fully deployed, it will be easier for authorities to identify incorrectly certified or obsolete equipment. In order to realise the full potential of electronic tagging, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) will develop an easy to use app, which will be available for public authorities.

More information

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/608 laying down technical criteria for electronic tags for marine equipment

Study on electronic tagging of marine equipment

European Maritime Safety Agency


Publication date
23 April 2018
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport