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International Cooperation in Market Surveillance. Dirk Meijer Chief Executive of Prosafe ( www.emars.eu ) Chairman of ICPSC ( www.icpsc.org ) . CONTENTS. Role of the market parties Business characteristics International cooperation Conclusions. Responsibilities of Market Parties.

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international cooperation in market surveillance
International Cooperation in Market Surveillance

Dirk Meijer

Chief Executive of Prosafe (www.emars.eu)

Chairman of ICPSC (www.icpsc.org)

contents
CONTENTS
  • Role of the market parties
  • Business characteristics
  • International cooperation
  • Conclusions
responsibilities of market parties
Responsibilities of Market Parties
  • Producers
    • Placing safe products on the market
  • Consumers
    • Using a product safely
  • Government
    • Determining safety criteria and enforcement of legislation.
business characteristics
Business Characteristics
  • Responsible Businesses
    • Well aware => Advice
  • Ignorant Businesses
    • Not fully aware => Advice and light enforcement
  • Irresponsible Businesses / Free Riders
    • Not wanting to comply => Strict enforcement
international cooperation
International Cooperation
  • Most businesses operate internationally
  • For an effective approach of irresponsible businesses we need
    • Harmonised Legislation => Legislators
    • Harmonised Standards => Standardisation organisations (CEN, ISO)
    • Harmonised Market Surveillance => Market Surveillance Authorities
cooperation of market surveillance authorities in the product safety area
Cooperation of Market Surveillance Authorities in the Product Safety Area
  • The European Situation
    • Prosafe
  • The International Situation
    • ICPSC
prosafe background
PROSAFE BACKGROUND
  • The European Commission made an enormous effort in establishing a harmonised system of Legislation in the EU
  • The efforts in setting up harmonised regulations will be hardly effective if the enforcement will not be harmonised
  • Sudsidiarity and the New Legislative Framework
international context icpsc
International Context ICPSC
  • Started in the ICPHSO conferences as the international forum around 2000 (www.icphso.org)
  • 2006 Bethesda Declaration which meant the “official” start of ICPSC as a meeting of market surveillance authorities on product safety
participants icpsc
Participants ICPSC
  • USA (CPSC)
  • China (AQSIQ)
  • Canada (Health Canada)
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Brasil
  • Europe (European Commission, (Member) States & Prosafe)
workshops icpsc
Workshops ICPSC
  • To be organised in conjunction with other international events:
    • ICPHSO February 25 Mini Workshop on Traceability
    • Goods Conference Stockholm September 2009
    • ICPHSO Washington 2010 with the OECD (?)
    • ICPHSO Toronto (?)
conclusions 1
CONCLUSIONS (1)
  • To be able to empower consumers and keep business to their responsibilities we need international cooperation in:
  • Legislation
  • Standardisation
  • Market Surveillance
conclusions 2
CONCLUSIONS (2)
  • Cooperation in Market Surveillance:
    • Is becoming more and more formalised in Europe due to the New Legislative Framework and activities of Prosafe
    • Internationally the same developments can be seen within ICPSC
information questions
INFORMATION / QUESTIONS
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