Is the European Single market a blessing, or is it a curse? Watch the video.
I have to admit it: I’ve used this lame joke. But I have heard other CE marking consultants use it on many occasions. In fact, I think it is one of the most used jokes in presentations about CE marking:
“What do the letters CE in CE marking stand for?”
I found this video on YouTube that explains quite nicely how market surveillance works in the European Union. Market surveillance is the name for all activities related to the control of product safety and compliance by the inspection authorities of the Member States of the European Union. It shows you what these autorities do to find unsafe and non-compliant products and to prosecute the manufacturers and importers.
Did you have any encounters with the European market surveillance authorities? Let me know what your experience was.