Amazon traders

Introduction

European Commission published three new regulations that will significantly affect companies and individuals who sell consumer products to European customers, including so-called Amazon traders, AliExpress deliveries and the sellers via the EBay platform.

Summary

The EU Commission (The Commission) has released on December 19th, 2017 several legislative proposals. These proposals are designed to make it easier for companies to sell their products and meanwhile protect customers from buying faulty products. Inform yourself and avoid risks by using the ProductIP Platform, here you will find all resources needed.

Content

Consequences for the market

  • A product can only be made available on the market if a person responsible for compliance information is established in the European Union and can be a direct interlocutor for market surveillance authorities. This person could be the manufacturer, the importer or any other economic operator mandated by the manufacturer.
  • The identity and contact details of the person (natural or legal) responsible for compliance information with respect to the product shall be indicated on or identifiable from information on the product, it’s packaging, the parcel or an accompanying document.

Faulty products notifications in 2016 by product category

Faulty products notifications in 2016 by product category

This will impose a substantial burden for direct import to consumers; you can solve this problem through the ProductIP online knowledge and compliance management platform, and the EU Authorized Representative services. Compliance is usually significantly less of a burden, when companies and individual traders have organized their information efficiently and readily accessible.

We believe it is possible to supply good and compliant products at an acceptable low price; several successful retail companies are the living example of that. And in the end, the consumers will benefit.

The EU Commission (The Commission) has released on December 19th, 2017 several legislative proposals to make it easier for companies to sell their products across Europe. The first two are a combination of an update of the New Legislative Framework into a new Regulation on Compliance and Enforcement, and a new Regulation on the Mutual Recognition of Goods. There is a third document that is relevant, and it refers to the Single Digital Gateway. Basic purpose is to ‘repair’ the current situation as to the free flow of goods within the European Union and provide for more market supervision to protect the consumer from faulty products.