Consumer protection: European Commission and Canada sign agreement to exchange information on dangerous products

The European Commission and Canada are today signing an agreement to put in place a system for the exchange of information on dangerous products. This new system will connect the European Union's early warning system for dangerous goods and the Canadian system, thus facilitating the work of the Member States in removing dangerous products from the European market and keeping aware of new risks for consumers. VÄ•ra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, said: "E-commerce knows no boundaries and better international cooperation will facilitate the work of the authorities by allowing European consumers will be able to buy products safely.

"This agreement is one of the many consequences of the European Union's Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. The signing of this agreement takes place as part of International Product Safety Week, which brings together experts from all countries to improve consumer protection. Opening the week, Commissioner Jourová announced the launch in 2019 of a product safety award that will reward corporate initiatives on this topic. Companies, including SMEs, can apply from January 2019. The signature of the EU-Canada agreement can be followed online and will be broadcast on EBS. You can find more information on the European Union early warning system here.

SOURCE: EU Commission Press Release 13/11/2018 (Automatically translated from French)


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