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