New German Market Surveillance Act extends competences of surveillance authorities to include products non-harmonised to date

On 15 April 2021, the German Bundestag provided information on the presentation of draft legislation for the reorganisation of market surveillance in Germany. For non-harmonised products, this will mean that every economic operator, whether manufacturer, importer, fulfilment service provider or distributor, will now be obliged to provide information on a product to the market surveillance authorities.

On 15 April 2021, the German Bundestag provided information on the presentation of draft legislation for the reorganisation of market surveillance in Germany. The Act is intended to specify the provisions of the European Market Surveillance Regulation for Germany and also to extend them to products currently not harmonised in the EU and which are encompassed by the Product Safety Act.

For non-harmonised products, this will mean that every economic operator, whether manufacturer, importer, fulfilment service provider or distributor, will now be obliged to provide information on a product to the market surveillance authorities.

Platform operators in particular should be clear about their role as economic operators and take precautions where necessary.

trade-e-bility and get-e-right, two companies of the e-systems group, can assist economic actors in marketing products affected in a legally compliance manner.

Further particulars on the Market Surveillance Act and on how we can support you in this regard are available under the following link:

https://www.trade-e-bility.com/competences/market-surveillance-act/

The trade-e-bility consultants will be pleased to assist you. Please call +49/40/750687-300 or send an e-mail to beratung@trade-e-bility.de.