To bring personal protective equipment (PPE) and thus protective clothing on the EU market the manufacturer, importer or distributor must comply with the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425. The requirements of this Regulation relate to the design and manufacture but also on their free movement in the internal market.


The PPE Directive 89/686/EC is repealed from April 21, 2018. There are transitional provisions.

For better understanding, information on this website is based on the PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425. Depending on the situation, it is possible to offer products based on the PPE Directive 89/686/EC until April 21 in 2023.