To Eurovent and its members, market surveillance constitutes a key tool to verify the coherence from what is declared by manufacturers and what is sold. Market surveillance is necessary to guarantee a level-playing field. We thus encourage a stronger and more visible market surveillance and inspection by authorities in the Middle East, and support them in doing so.
Voluntary and mandatory third-party certification and verification does not replace market surveillance. However, Eurovent and its members hold that proven certified and verified product information can provide a support to market surveillance activities — in particular where this information can be publicly accessed and results from accredited testing processes.