As market surveillance plays a crucial role in protecting people from unsafe products, EUBAM organized, in Chisinau, on 31 October, a workshop on this topic, engaging professionals from Chisinau and Tiraspol.
The workshop was attended by representatives of Moldovan Customs Service, Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance Agency, experts on market surveillance from Tiraspol, Transnistrian structures in the field of customs and economic development and Office of the Chief Negotiator on behalf of Transnistria.
During the thematic sessions, EU profiled experts introduced to the participants the EU products safety requirements, CE marking, the metrology and testing system, as well as import controls in the area of products safety and compliance. The practical discussions focused on protecting consumers from imported unsafe non-food products and increased the interaction between the structures in the area of market surveillance from both banks of the Nistru River. The invited EU experts placed emphasize on the proper market surveillance of toys, because the protection of children, as vulnerable consumers, is a top priority.
The event served as the first step in promoting the exchange of experience and training between the experts from Chisinau and Tiraspol in the use of systems and working procedures for ensuring effective market surveillance of non-food products.
The participants explored several ideas for thematic campaigns for business entities aimed at raising awareness of their responsibility towards consumers and protecting consumers’ rights and their legitimate interests.