Product requirements

Up-to-date information on product rules, mutual recognition of goods, Product Contact Points, etc.

Information for newcomers

Many product groups are covered by EU-wide standards and technical specifications. Where no EU-wide (uniform) rules exist, different national specifications may apply in various EU Member States. In those cases, the rules in each EU country must be complied with, unless the principle of mutual recognition of goods comes into play.

Product Contact Pointshave thus been set up in all EU Member States to act as points of contact for economic actors (e.g. manufacturing companies). National Product Contact Points provide information in particular on:

  • technical rules applicable to specific products in each EU Member State;
  • mutual recognition of goods in the respective country; and
  • competent national authorities.
Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 18 January 2021

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs

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