Product safety

The internal market with free movement of goods, services, capital and people is fundamental to cooperation within the EU. One important prerequisite for opening up the internal market to new products is that they comply with Europe-wide legislation on product safety.

Teknikföretagen wants all European product safety legislation to be relevant, clearly drafted and easy to understand for both businesses and government agencies. Laws should be restricted to essential requirements and if proposals for new or extended requirements are introduced, an impact assessment should always be performed. Product safety legislation should support businesses in their endeavours to develop and sell products that are safe to use, and should not result in unnecessary extra costs.