European Consumer Day on product safety and market surveillance
In 2013 the European Consumer Day came back to Brussels. The 15th edition of the event was held in the EESC premises on 14 March 2013 and focused on issues related to product safety and market surveillance.
The expansion of trade both within the EU and with commercial partners located in other parts of the world has increased the variety products available to European citizens. Protecting health and safety of consumers, who buy and use products in all Member States, is a top priority for the EU.
All stakeholders agree that product safety is a must and even in these hard times of economic and financial crisis it is not something we can compromise on; on the contrary, we should look for ways to improve market surveillance to ensure that consumer products are really safe.
During this year's conference we tried to answer some fundamental questions about current problems as well as propose solutions and identify ways to improve product safety in the future. Participants had again an opportunity to exchange their views at the highest level.
European Economic and Social Committee