The European Commission has published a questionnaire to gather views on how to complete the European Union’s internal market for manufactured non-food products. Are the rules still coherent and effective? Are the rules and structures properly adapted to products of the 21st century and to the needs of European industry, consumers and other stakeholders?


This is part of the Commission’s initiative to update and simplify the rules for the circulation of products in the single market.


The Commission’s legislative proposals to revise the medical devices directives have already been adopted; these are the Commission’s primary effort to reform the internal market in medical devices. However, stakeholders may be interested to also input their views to this broader consultative exercise. The questionnaire is available on the European Commission website:


Public consultation on “Reforming the internal market for industrial products” (external link)


Posted on the UK MHRA website on 30 January 2013