COVID-19 outbreak: The European Commission proposes faster access of PPE and medical devices to the EU market

In the context of Covid-19 global outbreak, the European Commission (EC) published a Recommendation(EU) 2020/403 to the manufacturers, Notified Bodies and Competent Authorities on conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures to address the continuously increasing demand of PPE such as face masks, gloves, protective coveralls or eyewear protection and medical devices such as surgical masks, exploration gloves and some gowns on the EU market.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Full adherence to all compliance-related matters is a hugely important part of introducing a product to the European Market – or indeed maintaining its position there. Each category of CE Marking certifiable product has its own set of regulations or directives, from medical devices to personal protective equipment to toys, and electromagnetic devices to construction products and motor vehicles.