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.

  • E-commerce at the Market Surveillance Day 2018

    More than 100 representatives from the Swedish market surveillance authorities gathered in Stockholm to exchange experiences and to discuss many of the challenges of today. Increasing e-commerce poses new legal and practical difficulties and is one of the most important challenges for public authorities. How are products sold on-line to be controlled? How are manufacturers identified and traced? What are the responsibilities of service providers that makes on-line platforms available for the marketing of goods? Which powers are available to authorities? That an increasing number of products are sold directly from third countries to consumers requires efficient cooperation between customs and market surveillance authorities. How can such cooperation be strengthened? These are some of the questions that were dealt with.

  • 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.

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