The ICF have now put a boat checking procedure in place.
All manufacturers that want to have boats used at ICF events must sign up to the scheme, there is a fee of 300 euros.
More details can be found here: ICF Manufacturer Scheme
For squads players looking to buy new boats please take note that after 1st January 2016 only boats made by a registered manufacturer will be allowed at ICF sanctioned events (World games, World Championships). After 1st January 2021 only kayaks with an approved label will be allowed at World games and World championship events.
UK manufacturer boats who do not register will still be able to be used at domestic British Canoeing events once they have been passed by the UK boat checking panel. please email the chief referee for details.