New Consumer Agenda

EU Commission initiatives: General Product Safety & Consumer policy – strengthening the role of consumers in the green transition

General comments

We should aim for better regulation, not just for more of it. Consumer and product safety legislation has the potential to become business enabler, as harmonized rules and practices are the key benefit of the Single Market. Also, the Commission is best placed to fight for harmonization where it should exist, removing legal fragmentation and stopping Member States from “gold-plating” and incoherent interpretation. Focus should be in creating a balanced consumer market, and not just adding an extra layer of consumer protection legislation without a proper impact assessment.