European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA) comprises the Approval Bodies nominated to issue European Technical Approvals (ETAs) by EU Member States and EFTA States. 

A European Technical Approval is a technical approval issued by an authorised legal person or other authorised person member of the European Organisation for Technical Approvals. With the beginning of full implementation of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, European Technical Approvals shall cease to be issued and European Technical Assessments shall start to be issued. Pursuant to Article 66 of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, manufacturers and importers may use European technical approvals issued in accordance with Article 9 of Directive 89/106/EEC before 1 July 2013 as European Technical Assessments throughout the period of validity of those approvals.

European Technical Assessment

Pursuant to Article 26 of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, the European Technical Assessment shall be issued by a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) at the request of a manufacturer on the basis of a European Assessment Document (EAD).