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Positionspapier Position Paper | General Product Safety Directive

For Bitkom and its members, the safety of the products placed on the market is the top priority. Therefore the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) has a high priority for us and we appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on the roadmap for its revision.

Since its enforcement the GPSD has made a significant contribution to the safety of consumer products. The provisions of the GPSD are technology-neutral and cover a wide range of products, especially those that are not within the scope of an EU harmonization directive.

Bitkom sees no need for a comprehensive revision of the GPSD and prefers the improved implementation and enforcement of the existing legal framework suggested in Option 1. Further guidance and interpretation documents would support the implementation at national and EU level, especially for SMEs.

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