According to reports from take-e-way customers, Amazon is currently informing its merchants regarding the EU Regulation on Product Safety (known as “Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 on Market Surveillance and Conformity of Products”), which will take effect on 16 July 2021. According to Amazon:
“This new regulation adds the requirement for CE-marked products to have someone present in the European Union acting as the point of contact for product compliance (a “Responsible Person”). All CE marked products are covered by this rule except for medical devices, explosives for civil uses, and certain lifts and cableway installations.” Amazon has requested its merchants to prepare for the Market Surveillance Regulation in good time.
“If you sell CE-marked products that are manufactured outside of the EU, you will need to ensure that such products have a Responsible Person in the EU prior to July 16, 2021. After July 16, 2021, it will be illegal to sell CE-marked products in the EU without an EU Responsible Person. […] Prior to July 16, 2021, you will need to ensure that your CE-marked products are labelled with the contact information of the Responsible Person. This labelling can be done on the product, its packaging, the parcel, or an accompanying document. […] Common examples of products that are required to be CE-marked include toys, electronics, personal protective equipment, machinery, construction products, gas appliances, recreational and personal watercraft, pressure vessels, and measuring equipment.”
“Verify compliance of your products: Ensure that your products satisfy all the relevant CE marking requirements […] and that the corresponding documents (e.g. Test reports and Declaration of Conformity) have been drawn up. You will need to provide the Declaration of Conformity (or Declaration of Performance) to your Responsible Person and be able to provide other technical documentation on request.”
The long to-do list makes it clear why now is the right time to tackle the Market Surveillance Regulation. You do not need to be concerned, however. After all, we have taken precautions for you and have developed business solutions over the last several years which are now available to you to deal with the daunting Market Surveillance Regulation:
- Solution for CE and the requirements of the Market Surveillance Regulation (CE / product safety / product compliance) for all non-food products in Germany. Your contact: trade-e-bility, Tel.: +49/40/75068730-0 or send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Solution for the authorised representative / responsible person under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, Product Safety Act, EPREL and the Batteries Act in Germany and Europe-wide via our partner network. Your contact: Christopher Blauth, Tel.: +49/40/750687-0, or send an e-mail to email@example.com
- Solution for environmental regulations for Europe-wide WEEE / electrical appliances, batteries and packaging. Your contact: Sebastian Siebert, Tel.: +49/40/750687-0, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our free webinar on the Market Surveillance Regulation will help you to understand the basic principles of the Regulation. Next date: Wednesday, 4 March 2021, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CET). Click here to register:
Plans for further webinars and seminars on the Market Surveillance Regulation are in preparation.