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1 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg1March 2005 IInformation and CCommunication SSystem for MMarket SSurveillance I C S M S by Ludwig Finkeldei

2 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg2March 2005 CURRENT LACKS OF MARKET SURVEILLANCE Local market inspection bodies are lacking the means to interact and exchange important information quickly and in- time Current market inspection practices work merely on a REGIONAL level - while, in fact, markets work and companies operate INTERNATIONALLY and even GLOBALLY: Market surveillance needs TEAMWORK !

3 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg3March 2005 EFFECTIVE MARKET SURVEILLANCE NEEDS... quick and in-time INFORMATION and COMMUNICCATION on market inspection and surveillance measures conducted by other market inspection bodies a DATA BASE covering all and any products distributed throughout Europe including up-to-date information on product TESTING (positive and negative) EVALUATION TOOLS to compare existing testing methods and to ensure a uniform level of quality efficient co-operation with CUSTOMS authorities an attractive means to inform the PUBLIC about unsafe products (see also: requirements of Art. 16, revised General Product Safety Directive)

4 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg4March 2005 European Market and ICSMS ICSMS: initiated by the EU, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. Austria and Luxemburg joined the system during the development phase. Estonia started with the system in September 2003 Slovenia and the Netherlands started the trial in United Kingdom started the trial in June Switzerland started with the system in September 2004.

5 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg5March 2005 Information and Communication System Market Surveillance Authorities EU Commission CustomsDistributor Customers ARCHITECTURE Confidential Section Product Information Test results Measures taken Public Section Faulty products Voluntary recalls

6 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg6March 2005 Which DIRECTIVES will be covered today ? 98/37/EC – Machinery Directive 73/23/EEC – Low Voltage Directive 88/378/EEC – Toy Safety Directive 97/23/EC – Pressure Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC – Personal Protective Equipment Directive 95/16/EC – Lift Directive 87/404/EEC – Simple Pressure Vessels Directive 94/25/EC – Recreational Craft Directive 2001/95/EC – General Product Safety Directive 89/336/EEC – Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) 1999/5/EC R&TTE – Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment 90/396/EEC – Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels 94/9/EC – Potentially explosive atmospheres 2001/14/EC – Noise Emission... to be continued

7 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg7March 2005 A PRODUCT INFORMATION DATA SET will include data on: General information about the notifying authority Product identification criteria Distributor Relevant Provisions and Standards Conformity Depth and scope of testing Test results and a classification of defects Accidents occurred Measures taken by surveillance authority

8 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg8March 2005 A PRODUCT INFORMATION DATA SET

9 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg9March 2005 A PRODUCT INFORMATION DATA SET conted

10 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg10March 2005 A PRODUCT INFORMATION DATA SET conted

11 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg11March 2005 Fast exchange of information: information on unsafe products will be announced immediately Immediate measures may be taken Deterrence: black sheep among manufacturers will be detected earlier and punished more effectively Avoiding redundant work: Test results by one surveillance authority will be immediately made available to all other Member States Strengthening co-operation with Customs authorities: The TARIC system is implemented within ICSMS ADVANTAGES of ICSMS

12 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg12March 2005 ADVANTAGES OF ICSMS, conted Appropriate platform for complaints: in accordance with the newly revised General Product Safety Directive, ICSMS will create an attractive platform for citizens to address complaints Templates of forms will be electronically accessible and may be filled in and submitted on- line Uniform operating language, adequate translation options will be provided

13 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg13March 2005 Service and availability Training courses for users have been provided in the past and will be provided in the future on request. Hotline ( ) and phone during the normal office hours (8 am to 5 pm). Support in other cases within 1 working day System availability 24 h/day with >99 % within the normal office hours.

14 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg14March 2005 Development of costs Annual cost for system providing will be splitted according to the Key of Nice (number of seats in the European Parliament). Increasing number of participating Member States is directly correlated to decreasing operation costs for all of them.

15 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg15March 2005 Further improvements of ICSMS The objective of the project is to optimise ICSMS to make market surveillance in Europe more effective, efficient and transparent by: Further optimisation of the existing information system by connecting ICSMS to the RAPEX system. Improving the evaluation possibilities of ICSMS by integrating an evaluation module. Integration of all Member States languages into ICSMS in order to facilitate its use for all member states. ICSMS 2

16 Ministry of Environment and Transport Baden-Württemberg16March Welcome to the Website of ICSMS


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