Product compliance for importers
An importer may only bring compliant products into a country to place on the market. This applies to all products imported into the EU, and in principle also to non-EU countries. The importer ensures the conformity assessment procedure was carried out by the manufacturer and that the product comes with all the requisite documentation.
Every importer has extensive monitoring obligations and needs to cooperate with market surveillance authorities. Failure to comply with these obligations may result in sanctions being issued, such as an import ban or a product recall order.