Mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State

If consumer goods are marketed in conformity with the rules and regulations in Germany, it is also possible to market them in other EU states by means of a “declaration of mutual recognition”.

In March this year, the “Guidance document for the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/515 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State” was published. It contains comments on (EU) Regulation 2019/515, which took effect last year. The objective of this Regulation is to allow goods that in certain aspects are not covered by any harmonised EU legislation and have been placed on the market in a first EU country to be marketed also in another EU Member State. Examples from the consumer product sector are consumer goods that meet national requirements applicable in Germany. If consumer goods are marketed in conformity with the rules and regulations in Germany, it is also possible to market them in other EU states by means of a “declaration of mutual recognition”. While the national authorities concerned may still carry out a product evaluation themselves, this must not be discriminatory.

It is always advisable, however, to obtain information on national product requirements before marketing one’s product in other EU Member States.

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