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Product safety

EC Directive 2001/95 on general product safety (the so called “General Product Safety Directive” (GPSD)) requires that only safe products are put on the EU market. This directive is complemented by other pieces of legislation (among which the so called “New approach directives”) which apply to specific products. EN technical standards then provide for specifications related to the products falling within the scope of either the GPSD or specific legislation.

Private companies wishing to sell their products in the EU have to cope with the rules included in the GPSD, specific legislation and with technical standards.

We have great experience in advising clients on the impact of EU rules on product safety. We represent clients in meetings organised by standardization bodies.


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