The European Union is one of the wealthiest market in the world... and one of the most regulated!
Selling a product in this market, whether you are a manufacturer bases within or outside the European Union, an importer o a simple reseller/distributor, implies that you takes responsibilities, wether you like it or not.
This course introduce you to the most important concept of the European product legislation.
After a short introduction on the European Union, it will explain the concept of the free movement of products, the main pillar on which the huge European market relies on.
Then the course will go into details, explaining the product legislation framework, starting with its types of legal acts, and explaining two of the most common directives:
- the General Product Safety Directive
- the Directive on Product Liability
Then we will explain when and how the legislation applies, introducing, among others, the concepts of
- selling techniques and types of products
- making available
- placing on the market
- intended use and misuse
Finally, we will examine in details responsibilities and obligations of the main economic actors:
- Manufacturer (within or outside European Union)
- Authorised Representative
- End user (even though not an economic operator strictly speaking)
At the end of the course you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the European Union legislative framework, and you will have the vocabulary and the autonomy to further deepen your knowledge in a specific field like for instance in the Toys industry, in the Medical Device field, and so on.
Do not loose valuable time and enroll today!
Marco Catanossi lives and works in Italy. He has a MSc in electronics engineering and he is an expert in product safety and certifications, helping many companies from different countries to successfully put their product on the market. The Author has also experience as assessors on product safety on behalf of the Court of Justice and he is member of the European Union engineering panel for innovation projects evaluation. Since 2008, Marco has built a consulting business helping manufacturers from different fields (from medical devices to machinery toys and garments) to meet regulatory and technical requirements worldwide. He is a dedicated professional with a high specialization in products safety and certifications (including electrical/electronics), a deep insight in product liability and a strong practical approach to product engineering and design.