The EU commission has announced a new regulation on market surveillance that will forever change the way economic operators who are involved in placing non-food products into the hands of EU consumers run their business.
This new regulation was needed to ensure a level playing field for businesses operating in the European market and to ensure the well-being of EU consumers in a market that is flooded with non-compliant products. The new regulation now includes responsibilities for fulfilment service providers and non-EU distance sellers and increases the responsibilities for retailers and e-commerce platforms and amends those for importers and brand-owners.
The EU commission has already signed off another related regulation on the mutual recognition of non-harmonised goods, including food contact materials. This will be addressed as well.
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