The legislation shall clarify the tasks of the market surveillance authorities by giving them all the same powers and sanction mechanisms. In many cases, this means increased powers compared to today, such as the possibility of anonymous purchases and compensation for the cost of testing.
The legislation shall apply to the market surveillance of both consumer products and products for professional use. Furthermore, it will be applied to both new and used products in both the harmonised and non-harmonised areas. The legislation is proposed to enter into force on 1 January 2019.
“We welcome the proposals of the investigation. They mean clear steps in the right direction and can contribute to more effective market surveillance and a better functioning internal market”, says Swedac’s Director General Peter Strömbäck.