EU countries must ensure effective surveillance of their markets. They are required to guarantee that
This section provides contact details of national authorities competent for market surveillance in different areas.
This section presents the latest market surveillance programmes provided by EU countries pursuant to Article 18(5) of Regulation (EC) 765/2008. The templates for the preparation of national market surveillance programmes are available in all EU languages.
This section presents Member States' reviews and assessments of the functioning of market surveillance activities carried out for the 2010 to 2013 period. These reports were drafted pursuant to Article 18(6) of Regulation (EC) 765/2008.
A similar exercise ran for the reviews and assessments of the functioning of market surveillance activities carried out for the 2014 to 2016 period.
Effective cross-border cooperation between market surveillance authorities in different EU countries is essential to ensure efficient, comprehensive, and consistent market surveillance.
The EU Product Compliance Network (EUPCN), established by the Market Surveillance Regulation (EU) 2019/1020, is the main cooperation forum between national authorities responsible for enforcing EU product legislation in the non-food area. The network has a broad mandate to ensure cooperation and information exchange between market surveillance authorities in various product sectors, to define priorities for market surveillance at EU level and to initiate coordinated or joint initiatives promoting compliance and enforcement.
In addition, the EU legislative framework – including the Market Surveillance Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and sector specific EU harmonisation legislation aligned to Decision 768/2008/EC and Directive 2001/95/EC – provide tools for the pooling of information and cooperation at EU level. They include