These are products that have been given European Community (EC) approval or Wheelmark approval by the US Coast Guard based on a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) signed in February 2004. Specific products as set forth in the MRA Annex II may go through the US Coast Guard approval process and then be assigned an EC approval number and be.
The United States Coast Guard has 42,000 active personnel. That is 3% of all active United States Military personnel. The Coast Guard is The forgotten military service. It is the smallest of the five Armed Forces in the United States today. The Coast is an truly important force in stopping narcotics.