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A new year, new obligations for economic operations: Here comes the market surveillance regulation

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van Thuyne Gauthier
Gauthier van Thuyne

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Fee Goossens

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03 February 2021

In order to guarantee the free movement of products in the EU market, it is necessary to ensure that products fulfil requirements providing a high level of protection of public interests, such as health and safety in general, protection of consumers and protection of the environment.
As of 1 January 2021, the Market Surveillance Regulation became applicable, establishing a uniform framework on market surveillance for products covered by the (approximately 70 pieces of) EU harmonisation legislation. The new rules aim to strengthen market surveillance, provide economic operators with clear and comprehensive rules, and scale-up cross-border cooperation among enforcement authorities.

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