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An important EU regulation is coming into force in the near future.

European Union Regulation 2019/1020/EU on market surveillance and compliance of products comes into force. Because of many non-conforming products have been identified in the European market earlier, it is expected that the Regulation 2019/1020/EU will lead to an increase in the number of product inspections on the market. 

Regulation 2019/1020/EU clarifies the concept of the economic operator. If earlier ‘economic operator’ meant the manufacturer, the authorised representative, the importer or the distributor, now it is clearly defined that 'economic operator’ is the manufacturer, the authorised representative, the importer, the distributor, the fulfillment service provider established in the European Union.

The following responsibilities are assigned to the economic operator:

  • Verify that the EU declaration of conformity or declaration of performance and technical documentation have been drawn up.
  • Keep the declaration of conformity at the disposal of market surveillance authorities;
  • Provide the authority with all information and documentation necessary to demonstrate the conformity of the product in a language which can be easily understood by that authority;
  • Inform the market surveillance authorities when having reason to believe that a product in question presents a risk;
  • Cooperate with the market surveillance authorities. 


Therefore, it is mandatory for non EU-based manufacturers to have an economic operator established in the EU. Although any economic operator (the authorised representative, the importer, the distributor, the fulfillment service provider) can perform the above functions.


If you have further questions after reviewing this article and how it may impacted Global Market Access please don’t hesitate to reach out to CSIA for more information on this topic.

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