To improve the Internal Market for goods and strengthen the conditions for placing a wide range of products on the EU Market, the New Legislative Framework was adopted in 2008. It is a package of measures that aim to improve market surveillance and boost the quality of conformity assessments. It also clarifies the use of CE marking and creates a toolbox of measures for use in product legislation.
The package reinforces the application and enforcement of Internal Market legislation. It:
A main objective of the Commission is to bring product harmonisation legislation in line with the reference provisions of Decision 768/2008/EC. The following directives and regulations were aligned with these reference provisions:
Further aligning proposals are pending on i) medical devices and ii) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices.