4097978002 - EU Product Safety System Overview Joint...

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1 EU Product Safety System Overview Joint China-U.S.-EU Initiative on Consumer Product Safety Compliance 19. – 24. September 2008 DG Health and Consumers European Commission IS IT SAFE? IS IT SAFE? I S T A FE ? Overview Product safety rules Standardisation RAPEX Market surveillance International cooperation Product safety rules General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and sector Directives (e.g. for toys, electrical equipment) provide the legal framework Rules aim at : Ensuring that consumer products put on the EU market are safe Contributing to free trade of products across Member State borders
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2 CONSUMERS expect safe products BUSINESS complies and benefits from free trade Balance of interests Share of responsibility AUTHORITIES ( market surveillance and customs) control EU Product Safety System REGULATOR (EC, MS, EP) sets requirements in consultation with consumers and businesses STANDARDISERS set safety standards Obligations for economic actors Produce and sell only safe products Introduce proper marking to allow traceability Monitor safety Take necessary action to avoid risks to consumers Notify and cooperate with authorities Obligations for Member States Carry out market surveillance and
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