Market Surveillance (Regulation)

The European Commission has proposed a "Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package" containing, in particular, a proposal for a Regulation on consumer product safety and a proposal for a Regulation on the regulatory market surveillance of products. With its proposal for a Regulation on market surveillance, the Commission wants to prevent, by way of effective and EU-wide market surveillance, the distribution of products which represent a risk to any aspect of public interest protection, such as health, safety, consumer protection and the environment.


Combining the provisions on market surveillance into one piece of legislation ensures greater legal certainty for companies and for market surveillance authorities. The wording "product presenting a risk" is too imprecise and should be replaced by "non-compliant".