Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SGS safeguards EU safer products & market surveillance
SGS safeguards EU safer products & market surveillance
28
May '14
On 15 April 2014 the European Parliament voted in favor of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products on the EU market, including products imported from outside the EU. SGS safeguards safer products and market surveillance by EU.
 
Improved identification and traceability will ensure the quick removal of unsafe products from the market. The proposed new legislation will include the country of origin to be indicated according to clear and unambiguous rules.
 
Market surveillance will be stepped up to strengthen consumer protection and ensure a level playing field so that responsible manufacturers are not disadvantaged by unfair competition from non-compliant products.
 
Changes in EU Market Surveillance and Rules
Key changes approved by the European Parliament:
- The rules across all product sectors for manufacturers, importers and distributors will be clearer and more coherent to ensure the safety of all consumer products, leading to lower compliance costs for businesses.
- Safe and compliant products throughout the EU by means of a single set of coherent rules for market surveillance providing more effective tools for national surveillance bodies to enforce safety and take action against non-compliant products.
- Improved traceability enabling swift and effective responses to safety issues. Manufacturers and importers will have to ensure products or their packaging bears an indication of the country of origin of the product. Where products are manufactured in the EU, products may state the country of origin as the EU or a particular EU country.
- Better coordination of safety checks by the creation of a more cooperative system of market surveillance to eliminate unfair competition from dishonest or rogue traders.
- Streamlined procedures for the notification of dangerous products, and synergies between the existing Rapid Alert Information system (RAPEX) and the Information and Communication System for Market Surveillance (ICSMS).
 
With the agreement of the Council, Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety and Council Directive 87/357/EEC on food-imitating products will be replaced by a new state-of-the-art Consumer Product Safety Regulation. The rules for market surveillance for all non-food products will be merged into one legal instrument.
 
The proposal will be submitted to the Council for its final approval. Once adopted by the Council the new legislation is expected to come into effect in 2015. Its rules will be enforced by the national market surveillance authorities in EU countries.
 

SGS


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Nan Ya files trade petition in US against Korea & Taiwan

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, a US synthetic fibre producer,...

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Indian textile industry will reach new milestone by 2020

By 2020, textile technologies will be highly advanced not only with...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Jun 2017

Amazon intends to keep investing and growing in India

American online retail giant Amazon intends to keep investing and...

Interviews View All

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X