Between 18 and 20 February, officials from Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection will visit Belgium to learn about the country’s experience in product quality control and market surveillance.
The study visit will cover several topics, including how to perform market surveillance on site and at the border, how the Rapid Alert Exchange System works, and how to recall products.
The Ukrainian delegates will learn about the conformity assessment procedures of products falling within the regulatory scope of the new approach directives in EU Member States. They will find out more about the characteristics of safety indicators, which are subject to mandatory control for imported goods in the EU, as well as the approval procedure and market access permits. The Belgian officials will also touch upon the sanctions for non-compliant importers and domestic market operators.
The study visit is organised by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) of the European Commission, in cooperation with the Belgian Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy.
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