FEM submitted its input on a survey developed by Ernst & Young (E&Y) on the evaluation of the market surveillance provisions laid down in the Regulation (EC) No 765/2008.
This evaluation seeks to perform a comparative analysis of the application of the market surveillance provisions in the regulation, across the 28 Member States, and to assess the fitness for purpose and impact of this Regulation on different stakeholders (e.g. Market Surveillance Authorities, Customs, economic operators and industry associations, consumer and user associations).
In its response to the E&Y consultation, FEM acknowledges the benefits of a common market surveillance legal framework, but points out the need to boost cooperation between market surveillance authorities and economic operators. The importance of cross-border coordination between market surveillance authorities and customs authorities is also highlighted, to ensure more effective deterrence of rogue traders from placing non-compliant products on the EU market.