Customs activities in the area of product safety

The most effective way to avoid the placing of unsafe or not conforming products imported from third countries on the EU market is to carry out adequate checks during the import control process. This requires involvement of customs and proper cooperation between Customs and Market Surveillance authorities.

Therefore, Guidelines for import controls in the area of product safety and compliance have been developed as a tool to help Customs to facilitate this task and to ensure a common approach at EU level.  

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