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Stricter guidelines for unsafe merchandise from exterior the EU

minister Adriaansens

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Shoppers will now be higher protected in opposition to unsafe merchandise from exterior Europe. The EU has tightened up the foundations on this and Minister Micky Adriaansens of Financial Affairs will even introduce them within the Netherlands.

In line with her, the changes are vital as a result of international locations exterior the EU would not have the identical necessities for product security and shopper safety as within the EU. On-line platforms have more and more began promoting merchandise from Asia and America on to European customers lately. “This has not solely led to unfair competitors for Dutch entrepreneurs, but additionally to extra unsafe or unlawful merchandise that aren’t accessible or allowed within the EU,” says the minister.


Quickly, for every product, the producer should be established within the EU or have a consultant within the EU who’s answerable for the security of a product. In any other case, the product is probably not bought in Europe.

The tightening applies to gadgets on the market in bodily shops in addition to on-line platforms. Consequently, fewer merchandise which are flammable or in any other case dangerous to well being ought to finally be put in the marketplace.

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