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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter QPart 159 → Subpart 159.003


Title 46: Shipping
PART 159—APPROVAL OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS


Subpart 159.003—Approvals Under Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)


Contents
§159.003-1   Purpose.
§159.003-3   Acceptance of foreign approvals under a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
§159.003-5   Approval by the Coast Guard under a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
§159.003-7   Multiple approval numbers.
§159.003-9   Products covered by Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs).

Source: USCG-2012-0196, 81 FR 48273, July 22, 2016, unless otherwise noted.

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§159.003-1   Purpose.

This subpart contains the procedures for obtaining Coast Guard approval under a Mutual Recognition Agreement.

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§159.003-3   Acceptance of foreign approvals under a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

A Coast Guard approval issued by a foreign authority in accordance with the provisions of an effective MRA is acceptable for any application where the regulations in this chapter require Coast Guard approval.

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§159.003-5   Approval by the Coast Guard under a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).

(a) Manufacturers must specify in writing that foreign approval under an MRA is requested.

(b) The Coast Guard Certificate of Approval will clearly identify as specified in the MRA that the product is approved to the foreign requirements under the MRA.

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§159.003-7   Multiple approval numbers.

A product will not be issued a Coast Guard approval number by the Coast Guard if it already holds a Coast Guard approval number issued by a foreign authority under a Mutual Recognition Agreement.

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§159.003-9   Products covered by Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs).

A complete list of equipment and materials approved by the Coast Guard under an MRA, as well as detailed information on marking and identifying items approved by foreign authorities under an MRA, is available online at http://cgmix.uscg.mil/Equipment/Default.aspx.

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