The European Commission has published the new ‘Blue Guide on the implementation of the product rules 2022’. This was first published in 2000 and has been updated in 2014 and 2016. Given the New Legislative Framework which has been implemented in the EU, it was appropriate for a further update to take place.
This latest update adds mention of (EU) 2019/1020 on Market Surveillance Regulation, distance sales, and the assessment of conformity assessment bodies.
Importantly, the Blue Guide is not a legally binding document. However, it is commonly accepted as the gold standard and therefore we encourage organisations involved in EU supply of products to review the document to understand how it applies to you.