Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package: Industry calls for clear rules

Published: 11 October 2013

Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement

Orgalime expects both Regulations on Market Surveillance of Products (MSPR) and Consumer Product Safety (CPSR) to be the stepping-stones of a coherent and efficient legal framework for the marketing of products in the internal market.  Unfortunately, we see a trend in the European Parliament of creating yet more confusion, administrative and financial burdens on both legitimate EU manufacturers and enforcement authorities. Such confusion would lead to scattered and uneven levels of market surveillance for consumer products and would certainly not contribute to improving consumer safety or any other public interests, on the contrary. 

Therefore, we call upon the European Parliament and the Council to reject without compromise any vague requirement proposals that neither manufacturers would know how to apply, nor market surveillance authorities how to enforce.

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