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

  • Follow-up of National Market Surveillance Plan for 2017

    The follow-up of the National Market Surveillance Plan for 2017 was today submitted to the EU Commission. The number of non-compliant products on the market is often due to a lack of knowledge among economic operators. Many of the measures taken have therefore been aimed at providing information to companies about their responsibilities as manufacturers, importers and distributors. There has been special focus on the surveillance of products sold on-line and imports from third countries. A lot of work has also gone into improving the legal conditions for the market surveillance authorities to conduct effective market surveillance, such as through adequate and uniform powers.

  • Brexit report handed over to the government

    In the beginning of December Swedac, handed over a report to Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade.

  • Information leaflet for importers

    The Market Surveillance Council has developed an information leaflet for economic operators who intend to import goods from third countries.

  • National Market Surveillance Plan 2018

    More checks of products sold online, more joint actions, strengthened cooperation with customs authorities and information activities are some of the actions that the Market Surveillance Council has committed to in 2018.

  • Swedish market surveillance on the agenda at a conference in the framework of Eastern Partnership

    Every year, the European Commission is organising a conference on quality infrastructure within the framework of Eastern Partnership. This year, Amina Makboul from Swedac participated and presented the Swedish system for market surveillance.

  • 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.

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