Consultation outcome

EU single market directives: alignment with new legislation

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Detail of outcome

Having considered the responses to the consultation we will be seeking to implement the proposed legislation by the end of the year.

Detail of feedback received

We received 27 responses from interested parties, including:

  • businesses
  • charities and social enterprises
  • local government
  • government agencies
  • Market Surveillance Authorities
  • representative bodies

Original consultation

Summary

We're seeking your views on how we will align 9 EU single market directives.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

In 2006 the European Commission conducted a review into the functioning of the internal market for goods. It concluded that the EU harmonised legislation was not as effective as it should be. It highlighted 3 things:

  • the high number of products that were on the EU market that did not comply with product safety legislation
  • the unsatisfactory performance of some conformity assessment bodies
  • the difficulties that many stakeholders faced in understanding and using the EU legislation

The European Commission created a new legislative framework to respond to this review. The new framework will align 9 European Union product safety directives. We’re seeking your views on how we will implement this alignment.

The consultation will be relevant to:

  • manufacturers
  • importers
  • distributors
  • conformity assessment bodies
  • enforcement authorities
  • end-users of relevant products

Documents

Alignment of 8 EU single market directives with the new legislative framework: impact assessment

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Alignment of explosives for civil use (Civil Uses Directive): impact assessment

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Alignment of 9 EU single market directives with the new legislative framework: Draft legislation

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Published 4 August 2015
Last updated 8 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Consultation response published
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