Consultation outcome

Product safety and market surveillance package: proposal for new European regulations

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Next steps

The 2 proposals are currently the subject of EU negotiations through the Ordinary Legislative Procedure. The EU Presidency is aiming to secure agreement on the package in early 2014. If agreement is achieved, the new legislation is expected to come into effect on 1 January 2015.

We will consult again in 2014 on legislation implementing the 2 proposals if they are adopted.

Detail of feedback received

This document brings together the views of stakeholders who responded to ‘the package’ consultation on product safety and market surveillance.

Original consultation


Consults on the European Commission’s proposals for 2 new European regulations to improve consumer product safety.

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Consultation description

Seeks views on the European Commission’s proposals for 2 new European regulations that aim to improve consumer product safety and the functioning of the European internal market through effective market surveillance.

The proposals and the Commission’s impact assessment are available on the European Commission website: Product safety and market surveillance package.


Published 10 July 2013
Last updated 28 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses and next steps published.
  2. First published.