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Addessing product safety in the Single Market

27-10-2020 - 20:42
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On 26 October, IMCO voted on the draft Report on “Addressing product safety in the Single Market” (Rapporteur Ms Marion Walsmann - EPP).

The draft Report underlines that transparency and robust enforcement of EU rules on product safety are essential for the proper protection of consumers and fair competition among businesses. Compliance of products to the safety rules must be ensured, regardless of whether they are placed on the market via offline or online means and whether they are manufactured in the Union or not. The draft Report provides a set of overarching guidelines to the Commission, particularly in view of the revision of the General Product Safety Directive (Directive 2001/95/EC), on which a proposal is due in 2021. The draft report was adopted by unanimity: 45 votes in favour, 0 against and 0 abstention. The vote in the Plenary is planned for November ll.