10th RAPEX Annual report:visit by Neven Mimica to an exhibition
On 25 March 2014, Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Policy, visited an exhibition of un-safe non-food products at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, and gave a press conference on the 10th annual report of the results of the European rapid alert system for dangerous products (RAPEX).
For 10 years, the EU Rapid Information system (RAPEX) had been guarding European consumers against un-safe non-food products. In 201,3 a total of 2,364 measures were taken by EU Member States. This figure indicated a 3.8% rise in alerts compared to 2012 and continued the increasing trend which had been apparent since the establishment of RAPEX in 2003. PHOTO SHOTLIST