The law that has been adopted contains three main innovations. First, the possibility to introduce an electronic tag or electronic wheel mark. Secondly, administrative simplification: a simpler system for the transposition of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) requirements into EU law will decrease the administrative burden on Member States. Furthermore, clear and harmonised rules across the EU will strengthen the competitiveness of Europe’s industry. And lastly, the new directive addresses the problems encountered in the current Directive, which dates from 1996, such as weak market surveillance, as well as obligations for manufacturers, importers and distributors.