Requirements for products in the single market
To achieve a high level of consumer protection, it is important to ensure that only safe products are available on the market. Products in the EU single market must meet high safety criteria, a number of product standards and technical requirements, and environmental protection requirements. The obligations of economic operators with regard to product safety, the rapid information exchange system on dangerous products, and measures at European Union level are laid down. In addition to consumer protection, this also ensures that unfair competition is eliminated and creates a fair competitive environment.