Malta Chamber of SMEs welcomes the draft law for licencing of building, Insists on enforcement
16 March 2023
Speaking to ONE News Malta Chamber of SMEs CEO Ms Abigail Agius Mamo said that...
This specific Legal Notice introduces new procedures for labeling and composition of chemicals in toys. As such, there is nothing new for "importers", except checking the additional labeling requirements for chemical toys (Schedule IV warnings). However, on a more general overview, perhaps it would be useful to note the following:
Legally speaking, where the CE-mark is involved, there are 4 different economic operators:
Therefore, importers are strongly advised to check that all legal requirements have been fulfilled by the non-EU manufacturer before they commit themselves financially, otherwise the product will be halted either at Customs or later via Market Surveillance inspections (including complaints). In case of an incident caused by a non-compliant unsafe product, the importer would be held 100% liable since EU law applies only within EU territory, not to manufacturers outside the EU.
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