European Economic Area - EEA Country List

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Territories within the European Economic Area (EEA)

1) Products that fall within the scope of a directive must comply when first put on the market or put into service in any of the following areas.

 

2) The above statement implies that products that have been on the market or in service in any of the following areas, before the implementation of a directive, are excluded from scope.

 

European Union (EU) Members:

  • Croatia (2013)
  • Cyprus (2004)
  • Czech Republic (2004)
  • Denmark
  • Estonia (2004)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary (2004)
  • Ireland (Eire)
  • Italy
  • Latvia (2004)
  • Lithuania (2004)
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta (2004)
  • Netherlands
  • Poland (2004)
  • Portugal
  • Romania (2007)
  • Slovakia (2004)
  • Slovenia (2004)
  • Spain
  • Sweden (1995)
  • United Kingdom

 

Non EU Members within the EEA:

  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Liechtenstein

 EEA Overseas Countries and Territories:

  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Azores
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Overseas Departments
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern & Antarctic Territories
  • Greenland
  • Madeira
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
    o Bonaire
    o Curacao
    o Saba
    o Sint Eustatius
    o Sint Maarten
  • New Caledonia and Dependencies
  • Pitcairn
  • Saint Helena and Dependencies
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands

 

The following states are EU applicants and may become EU members in the future:

  • North Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Türkey
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo

 

Common mistakes:

 

Switzerland is a member of EFTA but is not a member of the EEA.

 

The Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Gibraltar are not within the EEA.