On 24th June 2022 Member States agreed on a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the Machinery Regulation proposal. The mandate has also been endorsed by the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER).

This means that the trilogue negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission can now be started by the upcoming Czech Presidency, which will be in charge on the 1st July.

The main changes introduced by the Council that will impact the ag machinery sector are:

CEMA will continue to follow the file closely and to advocate the views of our industry. We will keep our members informed of any development.