Malta Chamber of SMEs participates during SMILES final conference
17 September 2021
The final conference gives important recommendations for the future of EU Semester from SMEs’ perspective...
On 3rdJuly, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) held an information session in collaboration with the GRTU on Product Safety and Market Surveillance.
This session was organised to provide information to economic operators with regards to their responsibilities to ensure product safety and how to
make sure the products that are placed on the market are compliant. It is important that when selling a product certain certification and paperwork must be presented. This documentation will assist in saving time from having products picked up to be tested and from having to remove them from the market in case of problems. This applies to any products sold on the market, both coming from the EU and from outside the EU.
Economic operators also had the opportunity to learn about the RAPEX system which provides a rapid exchange of information between European countries and the European Commission about measures and actions taken in relation to products posing a serious risk to public interests. Through this system and other entities such as MCCAA, economic operators will be able to provide safe products to European consumers.
Thus market surveillance is essential in protecting European consumers and workers against risks presented by non-compliant products. In addition, market surveillance helps to protect responsible businesses from unfair competition by unscrupulous economic operators who ignore the rules or cut corners.
Further information on the RAPEX system can be accessed through the link: http://bit.ly/17vA07b
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