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Market Surveillance in Europe United in Diversity ? Jan Deconinck, M.Sc. Prosafe Chairman 52nd CEOC International Annual Conference & General Assembly.

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1 Market Surveillance in Europe United in Diversity ? Jan Deconinck, M.Sc. Prosafe Chairman 52nd CEOC International Annual Conference & General Assembly and Plenary Meetings of Technical Commissions May in Madrid

2 Current Head of Regional Unit North – Quality and Safety Market Surveillance (FPS Economy) Chairman of Prosafe 2003Senior Advisor on Consumer Safety to the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister 1996Market Surveillance Officer Belgian Federal Ministry of Economics General Product Safety, Toy safety, safety of services, safety of lifts, safety of gas transportaion and distribution, RAPEX Contact Point 1988Masters Degree in Mechanical and Electrotechnical Engineering Free University of Brussels (VUB) Jan Deconinck

3 Product Safety Enforcement Forum of Europe Mission Statement To Facilitate the Cooperation Between Market Surveillance Officers to Improve Product and Service Safety Objective Promote informal Discussions and Cross Border Cooperation Share information and Experience Enhance market surveillance on product and service safety in the EEA 2006 Platform for European Projects - Coordination of Joint Actions EMARS 1 & 2, Baby Walkers, Child appealing appliances, Helmets, Lighters, Sun Beds, Cords and Draw Strings, Toys, Lighters, Playground Equipment 1990 Established by Market Surveillance Officers Prosafe

4 GOAL ? Market Surveillance

5 GOAL Market Surveillance Safe products Level playing field Free circulation of products

6 GOAL Market Surveillance Consumer Rights Consumer Confidence Builds Internal market

7 Main Challenges for Market Surveillance Authorities ? Market Surveillance - Consistency in the interpretation of -Definitions (GPSD = NLF) -Obligations -Risks - Resources -Human -Financial -Testing Capabilities, Experience, Best practices - Diversity

8 Market Surveillance Joint Actions - EMARS 1 & 2 – Joint Actions - Funded by European Commission - 19 Product Activities in the last 5 years – Joint Actions - Typically 20 Member States participating - Every MS participated in at least 1 joint action - Links with customs and outreach to China -Close to source

9 Market Surveillance Joint Actions Battery Chargers -Child-Care Articles - Fireworks -Lawn Mowers Food imitating Child Appealing Products -Children Fancy Dress -Laser Pointers -Ladders -Visibility Clothing Baby Walkers -Child Appealing Appliances -Helmets -Lighters Part II -Sun Beds & Solarium Services part II Cords and Drawstrings -Sun Beds & Solarium Services -Toys Extension Cord Sets -Playground Equipment Lighters

10 Market Surveillance Joint Actions

11 Market Surveillance Joint Actions : Best Practice

12 Market Surveillance Joint Actions : Best Practice

13 Market Surveillance Joint Actions : Best Practice

14 Market Surveillance Joint Actions : Stakeholders

15 Market Surveillance Joint Actions : Stakeholders

16 Lessons learned Market Surveillance - Market Surveillance requested by industry and consumers alike - Pooling of human and material resources creates better market surveillance in all participating MS - Cooperating aligns interpretation and implementation Efficient Market Surveillance = Coordinated Market Surveillance

17 Thank you for your attention ! General Assembly Meeting Budapest 9/11/2011


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