EC Goods Package - compliance and enforcement

The revised Regulation on market surveillance and  compliance of  products of 20 June 2019 ( (EU) 2019/1020) aims at improving the functioning of the internal market by strengthening the market surveillance of products covered by the Union harmonisation legislation. This legislation ensures that compliant products that fulfil requirements providing a high level of protection of public interests, such as health and safety in general, health and safety in the workplace, the protection of consumers, the protection of the environment and public security and any other public interests protected by that legislation, are made available on the Union market.

The Regulation lays down rules and procedures for economic operators regarding products subject to certain Union harmonisation legislation and establishes a framework for cooperation with economic operators. It also provides a framework for controls on products entering the Union market (Article 1, Regulation (EU) 2019/1020)

The application date of the revised Regulation is 16 July 2021. However, Articles 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 36 are already in application since 1 January 2021.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 is available on the EU Law website at the following location -