CECIMO joint position paper on the new Market Surveillance Regulation

13 May 2013

In a joint position paper by European machinery industries, CECIMO welcomes the proposal of the European Commission “Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package”, adopted on 13 February 2013. The European machinery industries share the Commission’s view that market surveillance is key to ensuring consumer and user safety, protection of the environment and fair competition in the Single Market.

The Commission proposal addresses to a large extent concerns raised by the machinery industry in a joint Manifesto in 2012. Whilst the integrity of the Commission’s proposal should be preserved, we believe there is room and a need for including additional provisions to adequately tackle the challenge of non-compliant products in the Single Market.