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:
The European Commission has launched an evaluation of the New Legislative Framework, with the exception of market surveillance.
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, or based on, these reference provisions: