EU Market Surveillance Regulation 2019/1020 published

The Regulation EU) 2019/1020 on market surveillance and compliance of products has been published on 25 June in the EU official Journal (25.06.2019 L 169/1).

It is accessible in all EU languages at:

Date of effect: 15/07/2019 - entry into force two years laler

The objective of the Regulation is to improve the functioning of the internal market by strengthening the market surveillance of products with a view to ensuring that only 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.

It 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.