Orgalime calls for improved enforcement of harmonisation legislation for safe and compliant products
Published: 21 February 2018
Policies & Issues: Internal Market - Compliance, Standards & Enforcement
Orgalime advocates for a forward-looking EU industrial strategy that will connect the dots between the myriad policies affecting the engineering and tech sectors we represent. However, this can only strengthen the competitiveness of European companies in reality if these policies are enforced effectively and efficiently on the ground. This is why we have been calling for enhanced market surveillance of products across all EU Member States for over a decade.So we welcome the European Commission’s efforts to coordinate and support the functioning of the Single Market for goods – in particular with its proposal for a Regulation on compliance with and enforcement of Union harmonisation legislation on products, which would apply to almost all products manufactured by our industry, in the electrical, electronic, mechanical and metallic fields.The proposal is a positive step forward both in terms of protecting the health and safety of consumers and other users, and preserving the ability of the European manufacturing industry to grow and create jobs. However, there are some points that we feel could be improved upon.
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