The European Parliament approved the reform regarding market control surveillance in the European Single Market. However, this reform will cover only types of products that are under the EU sector-specific rules such as household appliances, medical devices, etc.
The Parliament decided to implement the reform because the current regulatory system cannot prevent access of the unsaved product via online shops to the EU market from the countries where the safety laws are not at a high level. That is why to improve this state, members of European Parliament voted for:
- Better trace products. It means that every company that sells products under the EU sector-specific rules via online shops directly to consumers in the EU single market, will need to have a contact person in the EU who can be responsible for selling nonconforming products within the EU safety regulations.
- Control strengthening over the sold online products.
- EU-wide network establishing. Such service will help to coordinate activities by the national market surveillance authorities and to take part in joint testing through a network of EU-designated laboratories.
Thus, this reform will allow consumers to be sure that products they are buying via online shops are safe and meet relevant EU regulations’ and standards’ requirements.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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