Technological watch

Your input wanted to update the 'Blue Guide' on EU product rules

This update will reflect new EU legislation and in particular Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 on market surveillance. It will also include any relevant developments at international level. The new update should also better cover the digital age and the circular economy.

However, the aim is not to rewrite the Blue Guide completely, but rather to address any issues that may have come up due to new developments, or to develop further any points that would merit additional clarification in the current version.

Please send your suggestions on issues that should be included in the update by 15 January 2020 to

Background The Blue Guide not only helps businesses and national inspectors on the implementation of EU products rules, it is also used by trade and consumer associations, standardisation bodies and conformity assessment bodies.

It was drafted in close cooperation with national authorities and interested parties. The Blue Guide is a living document with regular updates. It was last updated in 2016.

Related links

This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

The website reflects only the author's view. The Commission is not responsible for any use thay may be made of the information it contains.
Last update: 2022-01-31