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‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU product rules Published on: 28/02/2014, Last update: 28/02/2017

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The update of the guide to the implementation of directives based on the 'new approach' and the 'global approach' (the 'Blue Guide') is now available.

The new Blue Guide builds on the content of the Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the Blue Guide) published back in 2000, but reflects the modernisation of the legal framework in the past decade.  

This new version of the guide includes new chapters, for example on the obligations of economic operators or accreditation, or completely revised chapters such as those on standardisation or market surveillance.

The new Blue Guide was drafted in close cooperation with national authorities and interested parties. It will be updated regularly.

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