GEN – 711.00. The “Blue Guide” is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules and to their more uniform and coherent application the single market. It provides guidance to all parties involved. In general it is understood that industry is aware of the contents of the “blue guide”!
The 150 page “Blue Guide” can be found in the 23 EU languages in the EU Official Journal:
and on the DG GROWTH website:
The DG GROWTH website also provides among others also information on the Single Market and the New Legislative Framework.
We also like to remind you that a public consultation on the Internal Market for goods – enforcement and compliance – is running until 31 October 2016. This can be accessed on:
For information we indicate that the “Blue Guide” provides for guidance on:
-When and where does EU harmonised product legislation apply
-Definitions of actors (manufacturer, distributor…)
-Product requirements (traceability, marking, technical documentation…)
Product Groups, associations, and manufacturers are highly recommended to take note of this latest edition of the “Blue Guide”.