Guide on Market Surveillance and Safety of Consumer Products
Hide / Show Abstract

Guide on Market Surveillance and Safety of Consumer Products

Best practices in the Nordic countries

Consumers should be able to assume that products are safe. A market surveillance monitoring system that takes into account diverse criteria for safe consumer products is essential in improving consumer confidence and the well being of citizens. A well functioning market surveillance system also benefits manufacturers and distributors, as it is in their interest to have a level playing field, without unfair competition from those that do not adhere to existing rules on consumer product safety. Within the framework of the Nordic Council of Ministers´ programme for co-operation with the adjacent areas the purpose of this guide is to inform authorities in the Northwest region of Russia on the basic principles on which the systems for market surveillance activities and safety aspects of non-food consumer products in the Nordic countries, and at the same time the EU, are based. This guide is intended to explain the regulatory framework, the practices and the procedures in the Nordic Countries, which are designed to safeguard consumers from products that do not achieve a reasonable level of safety.

Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/tn2006-511.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/governance/guide-on-market-surveillance-and-safety-of-consumer-products_tn2006-511
  • READ
 
Chapter
 

Role of Customs Authorities You do not have access to this content

English
Click to Access: 
    http://oecd.metastore.ingenta.com/content/9789289335898-11-en.pdf
  • PDF
  • http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/governance/guide-on-market-surveillance-and-safety-of-consumer-products/role-of-customs-authorities_9789289335898-11-en
  • READ
Author(s):
Nordic Council of Ministers

Hide / Show Abstract

Consumers are entitled to an equivalent level of protection regardless of the origin of available products on the market. The system of market surveillance of consumer products that has been described in these Guidelines is for consumer products that fulfil the entire requirements concerning safety in the Nordic countries as members of the EU/EEA internal market.