CASP 2019 goal was to protect the European consumer by ensuring a safe single market. CASP 2019 started in February 2019 and ended in July 2020.
Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) from EU Member States and EEA/EFTA countries were been invited to select the most relevant product categories, and have agreed to work on them together.
CASP 2019 focused on the development of laboratory tests concerning 5 Product-Specific Activities (PSAs) and 3 Horizontal Activities (HAs).
An additional activity started in 2019 - CASP Slime 2019, focusing on Slime toys.
The results of the CASP2020 activities were announced at the CASP 2019 Closing Event in CASP2019.
In the framework of CASP 2019, the different MSAs agreed to work together on the following Product-Specific Activities (PSAs).
This category of products includes teddy bears, for instance, as well as soft-filled toys equipped with batteries and attached components.
In this category, power banks, replacement batteries for smartphones and batteries for e-cigarettes are tested.
The tests cover USB chargers, chargers for laptops and tablets as well as chargers for universal batteries.
CHILD BICYCLE SEATS
This PSA addresses different types of child bicycle seats (rear seats / front seats, between handlebars).
This category focuses on popular mobility devices such as e-scooters, hoverboards, e-bikes and uni-wheels.
One additional activity was launched in 2019:
This is the product category that mobilises the largest number of participating.
As part of CASP 2019, three Horizontal Activities (HAs) were organised. Fostering collaboration between MSAs in the European Union and EEA/EFTA countries, the HAs are designed to develop and improve existing methodologies and common approaches to different aspects of market surveillance. Through knowledge exchange and mutual visits, the HAs were designed to enhance expertise on:
ONLINE MARKET SURVEILLANCE
To identify the main challenges encountered by authorities when performing market surveillance via online channels and to assess the benefits and efficacy of e-commerce text-mining technologies
With a specific focus on cooperation with Customs authorities and the use of ICT on market surveillance.