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Module N – Observations of market surveillance authorities

What authorities experience regarding serious product safety risks?

The SPEAC project intends to invite officers from the European Commission, EU Member States and Chinese authorities of market surveillance and customs to share their observations on unsafe products and what should be improved by the manufacturing, exporting and importing business community. In addition, consumer organisations will be invited.


This module intends to create awareness on the most frequent incidents of non-compliance with the product safety rules and what preventive measures can be taken.

Learning outcomes

Through attending this module, participants will get first-hand insights on the observations of market surveillance and customs and what measures are taken to prevent unsafe, products in cross-border trade:

  • Recurring cases of dangerous products appearing on the market.
  • Examples of identified dangerous products.
  • The role of consumer organisations.
  • How to cooperate with intermediary business membership organisations to increase product safety.
  • Advanced measures in planning to fight against illegal business practices trying to sell counterfeit and dangerous products
  • Upcoming legal reforms both in the EU and China.

Tags, sub-topics, combination with other modules

Market surveillance issues. Recurring cases of unsafe products. New approaches.

  • This module can be used stand-alone or in combination with other modules in a crosscutting way.

SPEAC finder

Knowledge hub on key product safety requirements, with a smart search engine on internal database (repository of information) and externally such as on the EU legal database and the information about the RAPEX system.

The SPEAC finder is under construction and will be online tentatively in the first half 2022!

SPEAC Academy

Everything you need to know about EU product safety and that you can learn online at your own pace, on your own, in a structured way. Feel free to build your own curriculum and select the modules of interest from the offer, according to your needs. This comes in addition to the direct training formats.

The SPEAC e-learning platform is under construction and will be online tentatively in the first half of 2022!