The Commission of the European Union (EU) has recently published an updated version of its guide on the application of EU rules and regulations to a wide range of products.
The EU’s “Blue Guide on the implementation of the product rules 2022” provides a detailed explanation of current regulations applicable to toys, measuring instruments, radio equipment, low voltage electrical equipment, medical devices, and other types of products. The Blue Guide also offers readers explanations and non-binding advice on navigating the EU’s conformity assessment systems, CE marking requirements, and market surveillance activities.
The Blue Guide was originally published in 2000 and was most recently updated in 2016. According to a Commission press release, the current revision represents “a substantial update” to prior editions, addressing the specifics of the EU’s Market Surveillance Regulation (2019/1020) and expanding on information not previously available.