On this website you will find information on the rules that economic operators and authorities have to comply with

  • Swedish market surveillance 2014-2016

    About 4 500 non-compliant products were detected by Swedish market surveillance authorities during the period 2014-2016. Around 50 full time equivalents worked to ensure that companies and products on the Swedish market complied with the rules. At their disposal, they had a total of approximately 75 million SEK per year. The report that the Government recently sent to the EU Commission covers some 30 sectors.

  • Be smart! Tips for safe e-commerce

    Products from all over the world delivered to your door in a few clicks – that’s the advantage of online shopping. But it is important to make sure that the products you buy are safe. In a campaign on safe e-commerce, the EU Commission provides some useful tips.

  • Government Inquiry Commission proposes a new Market Surveillance Act

    The Inquiry Commission has handed over the report “Market Surveillance Authorities – powers and sanctions” to the Government. The Commission proposes a new horizontal act on market surveillance that shall give authorities the same investigation and enforcement powers. In several instances, this means reinforced powers compared with today, such as possibilities to anonymous purchases and reimbursement of testing costs. The act should entry into force on 1 January 2019 and be applied on both new and second-hand products.

  • All-time high participation at ”Your Product, Your Responsibility 2017”

    Some 180 representatives from market surveillance authorities and the business community participated in the Market Surveillance Council’s seminar on 28 April in Stockholm to exchange experiences on the responsibilities of manufacturers, importers and distributors, which different legal frameworks are applicable, how companies comply with them and how authorities survey the market.

  • Follow-up of national market surveillance plan 2016

    The Market Surveillance Council today submitted the follow-up of the national market surveillance plan for 2016 to the European Commission. Focus areas have been information to small companies about product legislation and cooperation between authorities.

  • Broad agreement on how market surveillance in the EU can be improved

    Public authorities need increased knowledge, more resources and stronger powers as well as improving cooperation in order to ensure better compliance among those who make products available on the internal market. There is broad agreement on this among industry, consumers and authorities according to the results of the public consultations launched by the EU Commission that were recently published.

  • National market surveillance plan for 2017

    Checks on products sold on-line, cooperation between customs and market surveillance authorities, joint actions and information to business are some of the activities that the Market Surveillance Council will focus on in 2017.

  • Public consultations on mutual recognition and market surveillance

    How can the knowledge and the enforcement of EU product legislation be improved? The EU Commission has launched two public consultations to obtain the views and ideas of authorities, business, consumers and other stakeholders before future legislative initiatives.

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