|On 29 June 2023, the new Machinery Regulation (EU)2023/1230 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Machinery Regulation will be applicable from 20 January 2027 when the current Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC is repealed after an agreed transition period of 42 months. The Machinery Regulation has been adapted to the principles of the New Legislative Framework and updated with respect to new technologies. On 4 July, the European Commission published a corrigendum to the Machinery Regulation with several corrected dates, including the correct date of application: 20 January 2027. The European Commission has promised to update the Guide to application of the Machinery Directive with guidance on applying the new requirements although it has not yet indicated a timeframe.
During the Machinery Expert Group meeting on 23 March 2023, the European Commission did clarify that application of the Machinery Regulation is only possible from 20 January 2027. Until that date, only the current Machinery Directive applies.