Get information on Swedish product regulations from the Product Contact Point
Does your company want to sell a product to Sweden and need to find out what rules apply? Then you are welcome to contact us at the National Board of Trade. The service is free of charge.
In some cases, EU authorities may require national regulation on certain products. The National Board of Trade provides information on what Swedish rules apply to a specific product. We contact the responsible authority and then communicate back to you within 15 working days. We can also assist you in finding out what rules apply in other EU countries.
The National Board of Trade offers this service as Sweden's so-called Product Contact Point (PCP). Such contact points are found in all EU countries and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. They can help you with the product rules in their respective countries.
Voluntary declaration of mutual recognition
The free movement of goods means that you should be able to trade freely within the EU. A product that is legally sold in one member state may be sold in other member states without further adaptations or tests (the principle of mutual recognition). From 19 April 2020, companies have the opportunity to make a voluntary declaration that a product has been legally manufactured and marketed in an EU country in order to claim that the principle of mutual recognition should be applied.
When a product risks being stopped in another EU country
When an authority in a EU country wants to stop your company’s product, the authority must contact you immediately. The authority has to inform you on which product is concerned and why the product risks being stopped. The authority also has to inform you on your possibility to hand in a declaration of mutual recognition. If you have questions concerning this procedure, contact the Product Contact Point at the National Board of Trade.
When a product has been stopped in another EU country
An authority that decides to stop a product from being sold in Sweden, generally always must inform on how to appeal the decision. In the authority decision you should also find information on how to contact Solvit.
Do you have questions about Swedish rules on specific products?
Feel free to contact me.
Phone: 08-690 48 00
- Swedish market surveillance agencies
- Product Contact Points in the EU countries
- EU regulation on the product contact point and the principle of mutual recognition (764/2008) - ends 19 April 2020
- EU regulation on the PCP and the principle of mutual recognition (2019/515) - in effect from 19 April 2020