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16Aug91 UK: PROPOSED EC DIRECTIVE REGULATING USED MACHINERY SET TO HAVE PROFOUND EFFECT ON THE PLANT HIRE INDUSTRY.

A proposed directive from the European Commission regulating used machinery has come under fire for being bureaucratic and unrealistic.The notes of a meeting last month between member states and the EC, which have just been published, show that most countries objected to the draft.The British delegation was particularly concerned about its impact on the plant hire industry and second-hand market.The proposed directive implies that each time a machine is hired it would have to be sent ...

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