Mutual recognition of goods: Council agrees position to reinforce the single market


Mr Emil KARANIKOLOV, Bulgarian Minister of Economy.

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The Council today agreed on a general approach on a draft regulation aimed at improving the mutual recognition of goods marketed in another member state.

The objective of the regulation is to improve the application of the principle of mutual recognition in the internal market, and thus to ensure that goods lawfully marketed in one member state can be sold in any other member state, as long as they are safe and respect the public interest.

"We still have overcome a number of artificial barriers in several areas of the internal market. Many of them steaming from the application of different rules in non-harmonised sectors and poor implementation of mutual recognition principles. Today's agreement will contribute to enlarge the freedom of movement of goods in the internal market, and therefore facilitate market access to our companies, which will in the end benefit all European consumers."

Emil Karanikolov, Minister for the Economy of Bulgaria

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