The 'Blue Guide' on the implementation of EU product rules 2016

On April 5, 2016 the European Commission posted an updated 'Blue Guide'.  The guides intended purpose is to enhance the understanding of EU product rules.  The 2016 version of the Blue Guide replaces the 2000 edition.  Key topics covered within the guide include:

  • Regulating the free movement of goods
  • When does union harmonization legislation on products apply?
  • The actors in the product supply chain and their obligations
  • Product requirements
  • Conformity assessment
  • Accreditation
  • Market surveillance    

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